The Science Scene

April is Earth Month at Emory

Earth Month activities at Emory include music, sustainable and local food events, symposiums and presentations by environmental organizations. Check out the full calendar of events.

Monday, April 17

"Trump Talks." Emory law professor Polly Price will give a talk titled "Trump and Immigration/Trump and Travel Bans," while Emory economist Paul Rubin will speak on "Trump and Economics." At 3:30 pm. This event is open to Emory faculty, staff and students, with registration required.

"Social Anxiety and Relationships: Applying What We Have Learned Across Contexts." GSU clinical psychologist Erin Tone will discuss her special interest in the ways in which emotional states, such as anxiety or depression, affect social behavior in both adults and children. At 4 pm in Emory PAIS, room 290.

Tuesday, April 18

"Anticipating Precision Health Care: Ethical Implications for Clinicians and Communities." Eric Juengst, who specializes in social medicine and bioethics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will give a talk. At 5 pm in Emory's Rita Anne Rollins Building, room 360.

Monday to Friday, April 18 to April 22

"Emory Undergraduate Research Week." A series of events to showcase student research across a range of disciplines, including symposiums, career panels, poster sessions and more.

Thursday, April 20

"Scientific Publishing." Milka Kostic, editor of Cell Press, will give a seminar. At 1:30 pm in Emory's Whitehead Auditorium.

Friday, April 21

"Climate Analysis and Solutions Symposium." Learn the latest about the options for expanding solar deployment on the Emory campus, the City of Atlanta's Climate Action Plan, the Georgia Climate Stories Project and more. A showcase of Emory student theses related to climate change will also be part of the symposium. From 8:30 to 11 am in White Hall, room 101.

"Earth Day Festival." Georgia Tech presents exhibitors, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music and organic popcorn. Free and open to the public. From 10 to 3 pm at Tech Walk.

"The Changing Landscape of Research: Rigor, Reproducibility, Transparency, Data Sharing and Preprints." Gary Miller, associate dean of research at Rollins School of Public Health, will summarize what investigators need to know to stay current with new guidelines from the NIH and other grant agencies. At noon in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins Auditorium.

"Making Signs for March for Science." Join the Rollins School of Public Health community in making signs to carry for Saturday's March for Science. From 5 to 7 pm in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 2001.

Saturday, April 22

"March for Science Atlanta." A march in support of science, followed by a program of speakers, including science enthusiasts and activists from across the nation. The march officially begins at 1 pm in Candler Park.

"Global Humanitarian Summit." A festival, movement and gathering that will bring together humanitarians from around the globe to learn, network and inspire one another. From 1 to 6 pm at Emory School of Medicine.

Monday, April 24

"Mental Health Care and Syrian Refugees in Atlanta." Skander M'Zah, a physician and active participant in the movement known as the Arab Spring, as well as a 2017 MPH candidate at Rollins School of Public Health, will give a talk. At noon in the Georgia State University International Center's Dahlberg Hall, room 350.

"Trump Talks." Linda McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will speak on "Trump and Health Care," and Emory political scientist Andra Gillespie will speak on "Trump and Race." At 3:30 pm. This event is open to Emory faculty, staff and students: Registration is required.

Tuesday, April 25

"The State of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center." Jon Lewin, executive director of Woodruff Health Sciences Center, will deliver the annual address, followed by a reception. At 4:30 pm inWHSCAB Auditorium.

"Discovering Atlanta's Original Forests." Joan Maloof, founder of the Old Growth Forest Network, will discuss research on the complex relationships that sustain old growth forests. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Atlanta experts in urban ecology and sustainability. At 7 pm in Emory's Math and Science Center.
Atlanta's Original Forests

Thursday, April 27

"Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health." A seminar describing how air pollution varies within cities, interacts with our social fabric, and affects cardiovascular health. The seminar will conclude with a novel approach to reducing exposures to susceptible communities. At noon in Emory's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 2001.

Friday, April 28

"Recent Trends in Prescription Opioid, Heroin Use and Opioid Use Disorders." Physician Siliva Martins is featured in the Emory Epidemiology Grand Rounds series. At noon in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 1000.

Saturday, April 29

"The Needs of Public Health in the Face of Political Change." A Rollins School of Public Health day-long "teach-in," gathering faculty, students, staff and external resources to engage in constructive dialogue and action planning for public health professionals and academics. More than 20 speakers will cover key issues facing public health, including reproductive health, environmental and racial justice, immigration, mental health and science advocacy. Beginning at 8:30 am in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 1000.

Wednesday, May 7

"The Story and Promise of Vision Zero." Road fatality accidents have increased by more than 30 percent over the past two years, with Georgia having experienced an increase even higher than average. Road traffic deaths are not, however, a fact of life or a necessary price we must pay for mobility in the modern world, according to Claes Tingvall, a Swedish epidemiologist and an expert in road safety. Tingvall led the development of Vision Zero, a policy designed to create road systems free of death or serious injuries. He will give a public lecture on the topic when he visits Emory to collect an honorary degree during the university's commencement. At 2 pm, in White Hall, room 208.

Thursday, May 13

"Social Cognition, Autism and Religiosity." Some have proposed that people with autism are "mind blind," or that theory of mind abilities do not emerge unconsciously and comparatively effortlessly in the typical developmental time course, if they emerge at all. Cognitive scientists of religion have proposed that social cognition and theory of mind capacities, in particular, play a prominent role in shaping many recurring features of religious representations and conduct. This workshop examines the confluence of social cognition, autism and religiosity and the consequence of the proposals in the cognitive science of religion that if people with autism have impaired or atypical theory of mind capacities, then they might exhibit impaired or atypical understandings of some aspects of religion. Registration is required for this workshop, in Emory's Atwood Hall, room 360.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Department of Pharmacology
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds