The Science Scene

Monday, May 7
Influenza Pandemics

"100 Years of Influenza Pandemics and Practice: 1918-2018." To commemorate the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, Rollins School of Public Health and the CDC are presenting a symposium. Experts from academia and government will convene to discuss and debate current pandemic influenza threats, and the future of pandemic preparedness and influenza prevention and control. From 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in Emory's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins Auditorium. The event is free but registration is required.

Wednesday, May 9

"Health Services Research Day." An annual symposium and networking opportunity where researchers will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness and value-based research activities across the state of Georgia. This year's theme is "Improving Outcomes and Value of Healthcare." From 8 am to 3 pm at Emory School of Medicine, auditorium 110. Registration is required.

"Darkness and Light: 13 Months of Doing Neutrino Physics at the South Pole." Physicists James Casey and Martin Wolf will describe what is was like to live and work at one of the coldest, most remote places on Earth, operating the biggest and strangest telescope in the world — the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. At 7 pm at Georgia Tech's Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 152.

Thursday, May 10

"Transplantation: A Medical Miracle of the 20th Century, But the Best is Yet to Come." James Markmann, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, is featured in the Emory School of Medicine Surgical Grand Rounds series. At 7 am in Emory University Hospital's auditorium.

"Macroeconomics Seminar." Dirk Krueger of the University of Pennsylvania, is featured in a talk sponsored by Emory's Department of Economics. At 11:30 am in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

"Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution." This month's meeting of the Science Book Club will discuss "Darwin Comes to Town" by Menno Schilthuizen. The club brings together readers who love science and scientists who love to read every second Thursday of the month. At 7:30 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Thursday, May 10 to Friday, May 11

"Southeastern Critical Care Summit." An annual summit that provides targeted education for common critical care conditions and procedures to professional healthcare stakeholders. The program uses interactive and case-based lectures from professionals at all levels (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, pharmacists, respiratory therapy personnel and administrators). At the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Registration is required.

Thursday, May 24
Frogs & Environmental Justice

"Frogs and Environmental Justice." Tyrone Hayes, a biologist at U.C. Berkeley, researches the role of steroid hormones in amphibian development and conducts both laboratory and field studies in the U.S. and Africa. Hayes is interested in the effects of chemical contaminants on environmental health and public health, with a specific interest in the role of pesticides in global amphibian declines and environmental justice concerns associated with targeted exposure of racial and ethnic minorities to endocrine discruptors and the role that exposure plays in health care disparities. He is the featured speaker in the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Science Cafe. At 7 pm in the garden's Mershon Hall.

Saturday, May 26

"Atlanta Science Tavern Open Mic." Got some science on your mind? Atlanta Science Tavern invites speakers to share their thoughts on topics of particular interest to them — as long as they have something to do with science, technology or engineering.  Sign-up in advance is required. At 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8
AbGradCon 2018

"Astrobiology Graduate Conference." AbGradCon 2018 provides a chance for researchers and graduate students interested in astrobiology to come together to share their research, collaborate and network. Now running for 14 years, the event is held each time in a different place and organized by a different group of graduate students, post docs and select undergraduates who want to help shape the future of the field. At the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

Wednesday, June 6

"An Evening of Wonder: Life and Art on Earth and Beyond." The Astrobiology Graduate Conference invites people of all ages to explore the wonders of life on our planet and in outer space in a place where science and art meet. The evening's events will include light and computer-simulated simulations of environments outside Earth, along with a chance to interact with robots and to talk to a real astronaut. From 5:30 to 8 pm at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts.
Thursday, June 28

"Plants, Air Pollution and Climate Change." Eri Saikawa, from Emory's Department of Environmental Sciences, researches the sources and magnitude of emissions linked to air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change, as well as the effects of these emissions on humans and society. Saikawa is the featured speaker in the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Science Cafe. At 7 pm in the garden's Mershon Hall.


Through November 11
Divine Felines

"Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt." An exhibit showcasing cats and lions, plus dogs and jackals, as domesticated pets, creatures of the wild or mythic symbols of divinities, in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship and everyday life. Animal burial practices and luxury items decorated with feline and canine features are also on display. At the Michael C. Carlos Museum, through November 11.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds