Monday, September 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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
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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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.
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
September 10, 2010
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.
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.
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.
Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The 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.