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  • Science, Society & Culture

  • Featured Event

    Green Buildings and Health: From the Lab to the Real World

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University present the results of a new study showing that employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors.

  • Events 

    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.

    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!

    March 15 - 16, 2017

    The Need to Accelerate Therapeutic Development — Must Randomized Controlled Trials Give Way?

    Experience a public-facing dialogue exploring the nuanced ethical and scientific rationale behind randomized controlled clinical trials, accelerated alternatives, and the implications of these discussions on drug approval and patient interests.

  • Past Events

    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.

    Monday, November 7, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society November 2016 Meeting

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome. All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

    November 7, 2016 - February 9, 2017

    Scientists Teaching Science Online Course: Fall / Winter 2016

    Instructor: Barbara Houtz (STEM Education Solutions, LLC)

    Take the online course Scientists Teaching Science and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.

    Monday, September 26, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society October 2016 Meeting

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

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Special Issue: From Knowledge to Wisdom: Science and the Good Life

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue presents papers from a three-part series, in collaboration with the Nour Foundation, on the science of happiness, morality, and wisdom.

    Volume 1384

    Annals

    Special Issue: Human Health in the Face of Climate Change

    Edited by Xavier Rodó (Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences)

    This Annals issue discusses the latest research on the effects of climate and environmental changes on human health, including on the transmission of infectious diseases and the epidemiology of noncommunicable diseases.

    Volume 1382

    eBriefing

    HIV 2016: HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases

    Featured Speaker: Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS)

    Participants gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss one of the next frontiers in the HIV field: how NCDs and HIV interact, how they should be treated, and how policy needs to adapt to facilitate effective treatment for people living with NCDs.

    eBriefing

    The Physics of Everything

    Is there a limit to human knowledge? Where do philosophy and physics intersect? Are we alone in the universe? Answering these and other questions, this six-part series united some of our most vibrant public intellectuals and communicators for explorations that reflect on the current state of modern physical sciences, its greatest mysteries and future endeavors, and its philosophical significance for our understanding of reality and the spiritual dimension of human existence.