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  • Social Sciences

  • Events 

    Monday, September 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Perspectives on Nation Unbound: The Transnational Migration in the Current Conjuncture

    Featuring: Nina Glick Schiller (University of Manchester, UK; Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany; COMPAS, Oxford University)

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

    November 11 - 13, 2014

    Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood
    Fifth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speaker:Thomas R. Insel (National Institute of Mental Health)
    Speakers: Tracy L. Bale (University of Pennsylvania), Jay Belsky (University of California, Davis), Maureen Black (University of Maryland), Pia Britto (UNICEF), Serena Counsell (King's College London), Martha Farah (University of Pennsylvania), Edward Frongillo (University of South Carolina), Michael Georgieff (University of Minnesota), Takao Hensch (Harvard University), Sharon Lynn Kagan (Columbia University), Patricia Kuhl (Washington University), Ed Lein (Allen Institute for Brain Science), Betsy Lozoff (University of Michigan), Linda Mayes (Yale School of Medicine), Andrew N. Meltzoff (Washington University), Charles A. Nelson (Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital), Joseph Piven (UNC School of Medicine, CIDD), Dana Suskind (University of Chicago), Nim Tottenham (UCLA)

    Discover the latest cognitive neuroscience research on infant and early childhood development; social, family, and nutritional factors that cause lasting changes to the brain; and intervention, education, and policy to help at-risk children.

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Risky Business – A Pharmaceutical Industry Strategy Workshop

    Moderators: Florian Jehle (Catenion), Jan-Philipp Kruse (Catenion)

    This course gives professionals from inside and outside the pharmaceutical industry—including students and postdocs—a much better understanding of how the R&D and business development and licensing processes operate.

  • Past Events

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    When Science Bites Back!

    Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)

    From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.

    Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    What Can Robots and Economics Teach Us About Humanity?

    Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)

    While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!

    Monday, April 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Capitalism and Cloves: Islamic Plantations on Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar

    Speaker: Sarah K. Croucher (Wesleyan University)

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

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science

    Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)

    Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. Learn from intrepid explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in punishing conditions, and what happens when things go wrong.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Consumer Behavior and Food Science Innovations for Optimal Nutrition

    Keynote Speaker: Joanne Guthrie (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    This eBriefing looks at how research on consumer behavior can be applied to advance healthy and sustainable nutrition.

    Annals

    The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by Alan Kingstone (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and Michael B. Miller (University of California, Santa Barbara, California)

    Scholarly review articles at the forefront of cognitive neuruoscience

    Annals

    Annals Reports

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

    This Annals volume presents four reports: (1) Alzheimer's Disease Research and Development: a Call for a New Research Roadmap; (2) Economic Analysis of Opportunities to Accelerate Alzheimer's Disease Research and Development; (3) Nanomedicines: Addressing the Scientific and Regulatory Gap; and (4) The Science and Policy of Critical Loads of Pollutant Deposition to Protect Ecosystems in New York.

    Volume 1313

    Annals

    Every Child’s Potential: Integrating Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Interventions

    Edited by Maureen M. Black (University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland) and Kathryn G. Dewey (University of California, Davis, California)

    International experts in nutrition and childhood development discuss the current status of integrating early childhood interventions

  • 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
    July 2, 2010

    What's that Smell?

    Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.

    Download (32 MB, 00:49:12)
  • 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.