The Science Scene

Saturday, February 24
TEDxEmory 2018

"TEDxEmory 2018: Solve for X." An independently organized TED event at Emory University that strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED, where the world's leaders, thinkers and doers congregate to share what they are most passionate about in a series of short talks. The theme this year is Solve for X and the diverse group of speakers will highlight their own ideas worth spreading focused on STEM, social justice and many other topics. From 10 am to 4 pm, at Emory's WHSCAB Auditorium (Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building). Tickets required.

"Graphene: The Material that will Change the World."  Joseph Meany, co-author of a new book about graphene will give a talk. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Monday, February 26

"Supersymmetry, Supergravity and Superstring Theory." A talk by physicist S. James Gates from Brown University, part of the Georgia Tech Frontiers in Science Lecture Series. At 6 pm in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 152.

Wednesday, February 28

"Reflections on Storytelling, Human Health and Transformative Connections." A guest lecture by Marie Marquardt, an author of young adult novels, a college professor and an immigration advocate. Her novels "Dream Things True" and "The Radius of Us" reflect the experiences of undocumented immigrant teenagers and are inspired by Marquardt's work with detainees and their families. Her latest novel is "Flight Season." At 6 pm in Emory Anthropology, room 303.

Thursday to Friday, March 1 to March 2

"ComSciCon." The first annual Atlanta ComSciCon is a science communication workshop for graduate students, by graduate students. The two-day event features expert speakers, a program of training events and opportunities for networking. At Georgia Institute of Technology.

Monday, March 5

"Reflections on 'The Long Shadow' in the Wake of Freddie Gray." Sociologist Karl Alexander, from Johns Hopkins University, will give a talk.  He is a co-author of "The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood," which tells the story of the Baltimore-based Beginning School Study Youth Panel, a probability sample of typical urban children who came of age over the last decade of the 20th century and into the first decade of the 21st. At 4 pm on Monday, March 5 in Emory's White Hall, room 102.

Thursday, March 8

"Cats and Catacombs: Cat Cults and Kitten Mummies in Ancient Egypt." Salima Ikram, from the American University in Cairo, will give a talk in conjunction with the ongoing "Divine Felines" exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. At 7:30 pm in the Carlos Museum's Ackerman Hall, level three.

Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 24

"Atlanta Science Festival." An annual public celebration of local science and technology, the Atlanta Science Festival features a week full of more than 100 events throughout the metro area, including many on the Emory campus. The festival kicks off on Friday, March 9 with an event called "Rise Up, Robots," featuring a droid comedian, a robotic musician, a bionic arm and more, at Ferst Center. The festival culminates on Saturday, March 24 with the Exploration Expo, this year set at Piedmont Park.


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