The Science Scene

Monday, December 4

"What It's Like to Be a Dog." A talk by Emory neuroscientist Gregory Berns. At noon in Emory's Center for Ethics, room 162. Reservations required, via

"Sensations of Sound: On Deafness and Music." A virtual reality film and panel discussion, at 5 pm in Emory's Computer Center at Cox Hall.

"Mozambican Dynamics of Violence: Statehood, Global War and Sociality Conceived Anthropologically." Bjorn Bertelsen from the University of Bergen in Norway is the featured speaker. At 4 pm in Emory Anthropology, room 206.

Thursday, December 7

"Rural Surgery Trends in Practice and Training." Nathan Kincaid, chief resident in the department of surgery at Emory School of Medicine, will speak as part of the department's Grand Rounds series. At 7 am in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium.

Amphibian Foundation 
Friday, December 8

"Amphibian Foundation Open House." Atlanta's Amphibian Foundation opens its doors to the public for the first time, featuring a "Ribbit Exhibit" of amphibian art and photographs, tours of research labs, food and drink and an art and gift sale. From 6 to 10 pm at 4055 Roswell Road NE,  30342.

"Exploring Planet Formation with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array." A talk by David Wilner, an astrophysicist from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He will explain how, in order to understand where Earth comes from, we have to look beyond what's visible to the human eye using radio telescopes. His talk will cover both basic ideas and open questions about planet formation. At 8 pm in the Bradley Observatory of Agnes Scott College.

Friday, January 12
Bacterial STIs

"The Future of Bacterial STIs in the Era of Effective HIV Prevention." Samuel Jenness is the featured speaker in Rollins School of Public Health's Epidemiology Grand Rounds series. At 11:50 am in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, room 1000.

Monday, February 5

"Sick of Race: How Racism Harms and Misleads Medicine." Anthropologist Lance Gravlee, from the University of Florida, will show how hidden assumptions about race, genes and biology infect contemporary medicine and how integrating theory and methods from the social and biological sciences clarifies the health effects of systemic racism. At 4 pm in Emory Anthropology, room 206.

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