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  • Past Events

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Non-Academic Career Tracks for International Scientists: Roundtable Discussions and Networking Reception

    Speaker: Ming Zhao (The New York Times)

    Join Science Alliance and INet NYC as we discuss career options, challenges, and trajectories for international graduate students and postdocs in the US. Topics will include how to overcome major obstacles to secure a job beyond academia in the US.
     
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    February 21 - 24, 2017

    Mid-Winter Break Science Camp for Middle Schoolers

    Students will learn to code video games based on simple sensors they control!

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Deeper Self: An Expanded View of Consciousness

    Featuring: Siri Hustvedt (Author), Sonu Shamdasani (UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines), Mark Solms (University of Cape Town)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Can we tap into the unconscious to gear ourselves along more creative lines? How might a more expansive understanding of consciousness frame our transcendent experiences? Writer Siri Hustvedt, historian of psychology Sonu Shamdasani, and neuropsychologist Mark Solms will tackle everything from noetic experiences and the role of intuition to the phenomenon of peak experience and Jung's "collective unconscious."
     
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    Monday, February 6, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Molly Przeworski (Columbia University), Agata Smogorzewska (The Rockefeller University), and Shan Zha (Columbia University Medical Center), Upasana Roy (Stony Brook University, Schärer Lab), and Simona Giunta (The Rockefeller University, Funabiki Lab)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    Monday, February 6, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society February 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Greg Matloff and Mark Edelman

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    February 3 - 4, 2017

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This 2-day workshop will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

    Monday, January 30, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Celebrate 200: The New York Academy of Sciences 200th Anniversary Exhibition Opening

    Members are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Academy's first meeting in 1817. Come learn about our fascinating history in a festive atmosphere including drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music!

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Risky Business — The Future of Biopharmaceutical Innovation

    This event gives professionals from across the biopharmaceutical space — from scientists and industry executives, through healthcare providers and insurers to investors — a visceral understanding of how biopharma innovation dynamics are evolving, mimicking decision-making under pressure in a complex and changing environment.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Webinar: Is a Postbac Right for You?

    Organizer and Moderator: Yaihara Fortis Santiago (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Join this Webinar to learn more about post baccalaureate (postbac) programs for recent college graduates in order to gain research and scientific experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree. Learn about types of postbac programs and how they can strengthen your application to PhD programs in the biomedical sciences.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 12th Winter Meeting

    Organizers: Iban Ubarretxena (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), John Hunt (Columbia University), David Jeruzalmi (City College of New York), Sonya Dougal and Caitlin McOmish (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    The New York Area Structural Biology Discussion Group convenes twice annually and presents talks and poster sessions from graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory heads.
     
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    January 15 - December 31, 2017

    Leadership in STEM

    Leadership is a key skill for all students and can help distinguish students as they apply for college. In this course, students will learn fundamental leadership skills and how they can apply them to build their experiences for college and beyond. Successful completion of this course will lead to a Leadership Credential from the New York Academy of Sciences.

    January 15 - December 31, 2017

    College Readiness

    This course is designed to prepare high school students to think about their academic and professional goals, learn about the pros and cons of different types of colleges and conduct STEM-focused projects to enhance their college applications. Successful completion of this course will lead to a STEM Credential from the New York Academy of Sciences.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society January 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Mark Kobrak, Herb Klitzner

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Changing Landscape for Postdocs in the US: Potential Implications and Systemic Changes to Support Postdocs in the US Beyond the FLSA Ruling

    Speakers: Kate Sleeth (National Postdoctoral Association), Gary McDowell (The Future of Research), Sam Castañeda (University of California at Berkeley)

    Join this Webinar to learn about the implications of the new FLSA salary and overtime regulations for postdocs, including how institutions have adapted to these new rules and how NGOs are supporting these changes.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Dreaming: A Gateway to the Unconscious?

    Featuring: Deirdre Leigh Barrett (Harvard Medical School), Kelly Bulkeley (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley), Rubin Naiman (University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Many people reflect upon and even analyze their dreams, often in search of clues to their daily lives or insights into their deeper selves. Where do our dreams originate from, and what do they tell us? Psychologist Deirdre Leigh Barrett, dream researcher Kelly Bulkeley, and sleep/dream medicine expert Rubin Naiman will examine dreams from a variety of perspectives to answer these questions.
     
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    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Alzheimer's Disease as a Neurovascular Inflammatory Disorder

    Speakers: Katerina Akassoglou (University of California, San Francisco), Robert Dempsey (University of Wisconsin), Paula Grammas (University of Rhode Island), Steven Greenberg (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School), Jaime Grutzendler (Yale University), Costantino Iadecola (Weill Cornell Medicine), Jeffrey Iliff (Oregon Health & Science University), Berislav Zlokovic (Keck School of Medicine of USC), Heather Snyder (Alzheimer's Association), Zorina Galis (NIH)

    This symposium will highlight basic research and clinical science elucidating the mechanisms underlying the contribution of inflammatory pathways to vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID).

    Monday, December 5, 2016 | 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

    Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas

    Speaker: Dennis O'Rourke (University of Kansas); Discussant: Leslie C. Aiello (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    Monday, December 5, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Songtao Jia (Columbia University), Luciano Marraffini (The Rockefeller University), Bruce Stillman (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Alexandra L. Nuygen (Rutgers), Ehsan Pourkarimi (Memorial Sloan-Kettering), and Jingsong Yuan (Columbia University Irving Medical Center)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    Monday, December 5, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum 2016 Holiday Luncheon

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.