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December 17 - 18, 2012
Keynote Speakers: Francesco Branca (The World Health Organization), Jean-Pierre Habicht (Cornell University), Robert E. Black (Johns Hopkins University)
This conference will explore the continuum starting from identifying research gaps in science, to dissemination, advocacy and eventually influencing policies and practices.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Moderator: Robert LaValva (New Amsterdam Market)
Speakers: Brian Halweil (Editor, Edible Brooklyn), Peter Hoffman (Chef/Owner, Savoy & Back Forty), Robert LaValva (New Amsterdam Market), Jennifer G. Phillips (Bard Center for Environmental Policy)
From improved nutrition to better environmental stewardship, local food systems have been offered as a panacea for much of what ails us. Join us for a panel discussion, with experts from across the local food community, on the intersection of the science and culture of local food. There will be a tasting after the discussion.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Joseph Baur (University of Pennsylvania) and Nick Venditti (Frankly Wines)
You may have heard claims about the amazing health benefits of the chemical resveratrol, present in such things as red wine and dark chocolate. But scientific research in this area is in it's infancy. Join us as we talk about the science behind this important chemical compound. We'll also give the science a taste—everyone attending will get to sample local red wine and chocolate.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Organizers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Our intent is to look at the potential data pool for the entire real estate industry and draw out the value between data sets and determine what data we should be collecting in order achieve sustainability and market transformation goals.
Edited by Richard S. Ostfeld
and William H. Schlesinger
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York)
The sixth installment of this Annals series presents a diverse collection of timely reviews in conservation biology.
Organizer: Mandana Arabi (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Keynote Speakers: Francesco Branca (World Health Organization), Jean-Pierre Habicht (Cornell University), and Robert E. Black (Johns Hopkins University)
This eBriefing presents the Sackler Institute's Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science, developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization and global nutrition experts.
Speakers: Gary Yohe (Wesleyan University), Megan Linkin (Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation), and Christopher Zeppie (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)
Moderator: Alyssa Katz (Pratt Center for Community Development)
Organizer: Nancy Anderson (The Sallan Foundation
Learn how experts are developing risk management tools for identifying, assessing, and managing risks posed to cities by climate change. This event was part of Climate Week NYC 2010.
Moderator: Robert LaValva (New Amsterdam Market)
Panelists: Brian Halweil (Edible East End), Peter Hoffman (Back Forty & Back Forty West), and Jennifer G. Phillips (Bard Center for Environmental Policy)
Local food systems have been offered as a panacea for much of what ails us, promising benefits from improved nutrition to better environmental stewardship. A panel of experts from across the local food community discussed the science and the culture of local food at South Street Seaport.
Foods high in antioxidants are believed to fight oxidative stress. But what is oxidative stress? Two scientists from a recent NYAS conference break it down and discuss whether antioxidants have superpowers.
New York City is home to more than 200 species of bees, and only one makes honey. Learn about them all from the experts, and hear about the Great Pollinator Project.
Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni, the Queen of the Forest Canopy, explains what 30 years of exploration have taught her about the intimate connection between humans and trees.
Eugenie Clark (aka the Shark Lady), recounts her more than 60 years as an ichthyologist. This week, she delves into some of the most extreme sea 'monsters' she's ever seen, like a giant 6-foot crab, and great white sharks.
March 2, 2010
Climate and weather are important components of complex ecosystems, and with these changes, the dynamic balance between the living components of ecosystems is often disturbed. Experts in climate change, climate policy, emerging infectious diseases and public health discussed the relevant and pressing issues that we as a global community face as the planet's climate is altered.
April 22, 2009
Green architects and engineers are working to balance energy consumption and generation at the level of individual buildings. But how do we define "zero" energy, and how can we reach this goal?
Translational Medicine Initiative
The Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.
Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.