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    Academy News
    July 24, 2014

    Batman: Caped Crusader for Mental Health

    Dr. Andrea Letamendi discusses the value of addressing mental health issues through the lens of beloved fictional narratives.
    Academy News
    June 26, 2014

    A Weakness in Bacterial Defenses?

    Scientists at the University of East Anglia have figured out a chink in bacterial armor, potentially paving the way for novel drug development at a time when antibiotic resistance is becoming a critical global health problem.
    Academy News
    March 30, 2014

    Our Solar System Can Still Surprise Us!

    Astronomers this week announced two exciting discoveries that demonstrate how much we still have to learn about our own solar system.
  • Public Science Events in NYC

    Monday, October 6, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Becoming Earthlings: Citizen-Observers in Nineteenth-Century Geoscience

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
    Monday, October 6, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Targeting Key Vulnerabilities in Pancreatic Cancer

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    Pancreatic cancer patients currently have limited therapeutic options. This symposium explores breakthroughs in the pathogenesis and progression of pancreatic cancer, and efforts to exploit key vulnerabilities for novel therapeutic interventions.
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    The ability to write research grants is now more important than ever. Therefore, graduate students and postdocs should be practicing grant writing skills early in their careers by applying for fellowships. Moreover, concise and persuasive writing skills are not only vital for a career in academia, but are essential for all career opportunities.
    Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

    New Frontiers in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    This conference will explore the translation of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience into therapies for the more than twenty-five percent of Americans suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, fear and anxiety disorders, autism, and other psychiatric disorders. A keynote lecture by The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy will address strategies to simultaneously abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness in order to fully realize the potential of these new treatments to improve mental health.
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Origins of the Universe: Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing?

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    Great mysteries still surround the origins and existence of the universe. Physicist Neil Turok, philosopher of physics David Albert, and writer and philosopher Jim Holt discuss the most basic existential question of all: Why are we here?
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Christoph Reinhart: Designing with the Sun

    Location: Green Light New York Center 31 Chambers St Suite 609 New York, NY 10007
    Price: $15
    October 21 - December 13, 2014

    From Scientist to CSO: Experiencing the Scientific Method as your Guide to Career Success

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    Enhance your communication, leadership, and teambuilding skills that all employers value by taking From Scientist to CSO, one of the most popular courses offered at the New York Academy of Sciences.
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Conflict Resolution Skills:
    In and Out of the Lab

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    In this weekend workshop you will learn critical skills and tools to cultivate more fulfilling and productive working relationships.
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Pharmacologic Resolution of Inflammation as a Novel Therapeutic Approach

    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences
    Uncontrolled, chronic inflammation plays a key role in the progression of many diseases, and elucidation of biochemical pathways provides novel targets. This symposium reviews discoveries, approaches and opportunities for treatment and prevention.