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  • Social Sciences

  • 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 

    Monday, February 27, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Water and the Big History of the Pre-Columbian Mississippi Valley

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

    Monday, March 27, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon

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

    Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets

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

  • Past Events

    Monday, January 30, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts

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

    Monday, December 5, 2016 | 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

    Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas

    Speaker: Dennis O'Rourke (University of Kansas); Discussant: Leslie C. Aiello (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

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

    Monday, October 24, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Re-Framing Punishment

    Speaker: Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton); Discussant: Andrea Barrow (Black Lives Matter)

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

    Friday, October 7, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Mental illness causes debilitating consequences on quality of life for individuals, families, and society. This symposium explores avenues for translating these discoveries about the neurobiology of a spectrum of mental illnesses into new treatments.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Speakers: Tyrone D. Cannon (Yale University), K. Ranga Rama Krishnan (Rush Medical College), Husseini Manji (Janssen Research & Development, LLC), Vaibhav Narayan (Janssen Research & Development, LLC), Daniel Pine (National Institute of Mental Health, US National Institutes of Mental Health), and B. Timothy Walsh (New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University)

    At this symposium, scientists, physicians, clinicians, other allied healthcare providers, policy makers, and patients explored new scientific understanding of the neurobiology of a range of mental illnesses.

    eBriefing

    The Addicted Brain: New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speakers: The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy (Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind; and Founder, Kennedy Forum), George F. Koob (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U.S. National Institutes of Health), and Nora D. Volkow (National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. National Institutes of Health)

    Leading experts, including NIAAA and NIDA directors, discuss the latest on neurobiology of addiction; susceptibility of the teen brain; new treatment strategies; and social, economic, political, and legislative aspects of this disease.

    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: Beyond the IQ Test

    Edited by Frank C. Worrell (University of California, Berkeley), Ronald A. Beghetto (University of Connecticut), and Joseph Renzulli (University of Connecticut)

    Discussions of the latest research on innovative approaches to fostering the development of gifted/talented children.