The Science Scene

Wednesday, January 17

"Forensic Experts in Colonial India: Handwriting Analysis as a Suspect Science." This Emory Law School colloquium will be led by Mitra Sharafi, a legal historian of South Asia based at the University of Wisconsin School of Law. At noon in Gambrell Hall, room G575.

Monday, January 22

"The Vanished People of Northern Malawi: Ancient DNA and Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways in Prehistoric Africa." The Emory Emeritus College Lunch Colloquium Series features Emory anthropologist Jessica Thompson and PhD candidate Kendra Ann Sirak, who will speak about how their recent paper on the oldest-known human DNA from Africa. At 11:30 am in the Luce Center, room 130. All are welcome to attend for free. Attendees who opt for lunch, however, must register prior to the event and pay $10 at the door.

Saturday, January 27
Supermassive Black Holes

"Supermassive Black Holes." Georgia Tech astronomer Misty Bentz will discuss supermassive black holes, which drive the enormously energetic processes that take place at the center of many galaxies. Out of more than 100 teams of scientists, her proposal, along with only a dozen others, was just selected to the first to use the James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in the spring of 2019. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.

Monday, February 5
Sick of Race

"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.

February 22 to February 23

"Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Conference." Clinical and translational science advances within the state of Georgia will be showcased through abstract and poster presentations, panel discussions and keynote speakers. At Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia.

Friday, February 23

"Georgia Society for Public Health Education 2018 Summit." This summit will focus on a major upgrade in public health practice to emphasize cross-sectoral policy and systems-level actions that directly affect the social determinants of health and advance health equity. From 8 am to 4:30 pm at Kennesaw State University.

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.

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