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  • Anthropology

  • Events 

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  • Past Events

    Monday, February 23, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The Energy and Climate Change Panel

    Panelists: David Hughes (Rutgers University), Gökçe Günel (Columbia University), Stephanie Rupp (Lehman College, CUNY)

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

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Transcending Matter: Physics and Ultimate Meaning

    This event is sold out
    Featuring: Adam Frank (University of Rochester), David Kaiser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tim Maudlin (New York University), Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Astrophysicists Adam Frank and Priyamvada Natarajan, historian of science David Kaiser, and philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin share their thoughts on what contemporary physics can offer in the quest to understand our place in the universe.

    Monday, January 26, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Coastal Archaeology, the Anthropocene, and the Future of Island Ecosystems

    Speaker: Torben Rick (Program in Human Ecology and Archaeobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)

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

    Monday, November 17, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Immigration & Activism Panel

    Speakers: Alyshia Gálvez (Lehman College, CUNY), Daniel Goldstein (Rutgers University)

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

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Feeding the Planet: An Evening with Alan Weisman

    Speaker: Alan Weisman (Author)

    Award-winning author Alan Weisman discussed his latest book, Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth? In the book he considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem.

    eBriefing

    Gluttony: Deconstructing Dinner

    Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)
    Panelists: Steve Ettlinger (Author) and Dwight Eschliman (Photographer)

    Steve Ettlinger and Dwight Eschliman described their investigation of the ingredients in processed foods and discussed their upcoming book, Foodstuff, at the finale of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series.

    Annals

    The Evolution of Human Handedness

    Edited by William C. McGrew (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom), Wulf Schiefenhövel (Max Planck Society, Andechs, Germany), and Linda F. Marchant (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio)

    This Annals issue presents multidisciplinary research that tackles the question of how and why humans evolved handedness.

    Volume 1288

    eBriefing

    New Thoughts about Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Childhood Obesity

    Keynote Speaker: David B. Allison (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

    Perhaps the most disturbing facet of the rise in obesity worldwide is the rise in childhood obesity. This eBriefing features researchers, physicians, teachers, and other professionals at the front lines of the childhood obesity epidemic who met in Bimghamton, NY to discuss this alarming public health problem.

  • Podcasts

    Podcast
    September 10, 2010

    What Makes Us Wise?

    Can we all be wise old owls? Science journalist Stephen Hall and neuroscientist Andre Fenton dissect what we call wisdom, from the neurons in our brain, to the social constructs behind it.

    Download (22 MB, 00:42:32)
    Podcast
    August 27, 2010

    Better Brains

    Neuroscientist Richard Restak thinks with the right mental exercises, our brains can be much better. Today he teams with writer Susan Orlean to talk about our brainy potential.

    Download (35 MB, 00:54:21)
    Podcast
    August 13, 2010

    How Prosperity Evolves

    With our economy a shambles and our environment threatened, is there any reason to be optimistic about the future? Matt Ridley says there's scientific proof to say we should be.

    Download (33 MB, 00:51:28)
    Podcast
    May 14, 2010

    Why Him, Why Her?

    What attracts us to a mate? Is "chemistry" really to blame for love at first sight? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher explains the science behind our mating preferences.

    Download (36 MB, 00:55:43)
  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe 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.