The Science Scene

Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 24
Atlanta Science Festival

"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.

Thursday to Friday, March 22 to 23

"Healthcare Ethics Conference." Among the topics this conference will address are care decisions for individuals who may be moving between places of care — long-term care facilities, home, hospitals, outpatient facilities, etc.  and the questions encountered around scope of practice, safety and adequacy of discharge plans. At the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort.

Tuesday, March 27

"The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World." Bestselling author Andrea Wulf will read from her historical biography of Alexander von Humboldt, whose scientific travels and interdisciplinary presentation of research findings revolutionized science and laid the foundation for the concept of ecology. At 7 pm at Agnes Scott College's Frannie Auditorium (Campbell 128).

Thursday, March 28

"Andy Revkin Seminar." The Emory Climate Organization will host a talk by environmental journalist Andy Revkin. A reporter on climate change for ProPublica, Revkin is also the author of "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast" and "The North Pole was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World." At noon, at a location that has yet to be confirmed.


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