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  • Anthropology

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  • Past Events

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Life in Past and Coming Ruins: On living in the Anthropocene

    Speaker: Anna Tsing, University of California Santa Cruz

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

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

    Living in the Anthropocene: Long Term Human Ecodynamics in Barbuda, WI

    Speaker: Sophia Perdikaris, PhD, Brooklyn College CUNY
    Discussant: Pam Crabtree, New York University

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

    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.

  • 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

    A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.

    Download (87 MB, 38:11)

    In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.

    Download (45 MB, 19:56)

    In this first of a two-part series, experts from various sectors explore the available options to reduce "hidden hunger"—micronutrient deficiencies in a population.

    Download (71 MB, 31:13)