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  • Science, Society & Culture

  • Events 

    March 7 - May 9, 2016

    Scientists Teaching Science Online Course

    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.

    March 7 - 8, 2016

    "Speaking" Science: How to Communicate, Connect with Audiences

    Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University

    For early-career scientists, this workshop will allow them to more effectively teach, negotiate, communicate, and influence others on scientific matters. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn skills valuable foundation for any career in science.

    March 30 - April 1, 2016

    Sohn Conference: Pediatric Cancer in a Post-genomic World

    Keynote Speakers: Richard Gilbertson (Cambridge Cancer Center, University of Cambridge), Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Scott Armstrong (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Eric Bouffet (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto), Stefan Burdach (Technical University of Munich, Germany), Michael Dyer (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Nancy Goodman (Kids V Cancer), Lee J. Helman (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), Nada Jabado (McGill University), Katherine A. Janeway (Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School), Michael Jensen (Seattle Children's Hospital), Javed Khan (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), A. Thomas Look (Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Harvard University), David C. Lyden (Weill Cornell Medical College), Elizabeth Maher (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), David Malkin (The Hospital for Sick Children), John Maris (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania), Yael Mossé (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Kathy Pritchard-Jones (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and University College London), Charles W.M. Roberts (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), Michel Sadelain (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Paul M. Sondel (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health), Poul H. Sorensen (University of British Columbia), Kimberly Stegmaier (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Michael D. Taylor (The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto), Matthew Vander Heiden (The Koch Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Robert Wechsler-Reya (Sanford Burnham Prebys Institute of Medical Discovery)

    Discover the latest on pediatric cancers from leading experts, including etiological differences between pediatric and adult cancers, epigenetics, mechanisms of metastasis and disease recurrence, risk factors, diagnostics, and novel treatment approaches.

  • Past Events

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Cultivating Character: The Art of Living

    Featuring: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Philosopher of science Philip Kitcher joins Humean philosopher Valerie Tiberius and distinguished psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett to explore the role of wisdom in the interplay between positive emotions, virtues, and character.
     
    This event is sold out.

    Monday, February 1, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society February 2016 Meeting

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

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

    Lyceum Society January 2016 Meeting

    Speakers: Hugh Evans and Joseph E. LeDoux

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

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice & Human Nature

    This Event is Sold Out

    Featuring Heather Berlin (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital), Christian Miller (Wake Forest University), Michael Shermer (Chapman University), and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Is a basic model of human nature necessary to navigate the good life? Philosophers Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian Miller, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and science writer Michael Shermer examine our moral ecology and its influence on assumptions about human nature.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Toward Evidence-based Nutrition Policy: Methods, Implementation, and Political Reality

    Keynote Speakers: Sonia Angell (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) and Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)

    This eBriefing looks at current evidence in nutrition policy making, including assessments of recent public policy interventions intended to improve nutrition and reduce obesity.

    eBriefing

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    Organizers: Alison Bateman-House (NYU School of Medicine), Melanie Brickman Stynes (The New York Academy of Sciences), Arthur Caplan (NYU School of Medicine), Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Erick Tatro (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores pre-approval access to investigational medicines, the prospective benefits of which may outweigh the potential risks for critically ill patients.

    Annals

    Beyond the Big Bang: Searching for Meaning in Contemporary Physics

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

    This Annals volume presents papers from a three-part series, in collaboration with the Nour Foundation, on the relevance of modern-day physics to perennial questions confronting human existence.

    Volume 1361

    Annals

    Fortification of Condiments and Seasonings with Vitamins and Minerals in Public Health I

    Edited by Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas (World Health Organization) and Maria Nieves Garcia-Casal (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research), and Luz María De-Regil (Micronutrient Initiative)

    This Annals volume explores the fortification of condiments and seasonings as a new approach to mitigate micronutrient deficiencies, with discussion on the global regulatory landscape, available technologies for industrial processing, factors that may affect micronutrient bioavailability, and estimates of population iodine intake.

    Volume 1357