New and Upcoming Events - December 18, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:52 AM

We have added a couple of exciting new events to our calendar: the return of our very first Manuel’s Tavern speaker, Tony Martin, in late January and a first-ever Darwin Day Dinner here in early February. Remember, you can follow us @sciencetavern on Twitter and on our Facebook page and that you can catch up with podcasts of select past meetups on iTunes.

See you at Manuel’s Tavern, the Alliance Française and Einstein’s,
Marc


New
Sat, Jan 26, 7:00p
Exploring Tracks and Prints, Marks and Holes on Georgia's Barrier Islands *
Emory paleontologist and professor of environmental studies - and our very first Manuel's Tavern speaker - returns for a third time to tell us the stories behind the prints and tracks on the seashore and the marks or dug holes in the dunes and forests of Georgia’s barrier islands. Copies of Tony’s new book, Life Traces of the Georgia Coast, will be available for purchase and signing.

Sun, Feb 10, 5:30p
Evolutionary Biology, Then and Now - A Darwin Day Dinner at Einstein's *
Please join us for this 2-speaker mini-symposium at Einstein's in Midtown for what we hope will become an annual public tradition of celebrating International Darwin Day here. We've arranged for an affordable selection of fixed-price entrees and, believe it or not, we will be able to pay for our checks individually!

Note: This is for the money, so to speak, so please take your RSVP seriously. You will be asked to reaffirm your commitment about a week before the event.


This week
Saturday, 7:00p
How the Neuroscience of Love May Lead to New Therapies for Autism *
Emory and Yerkes researcher Larry Young will speak about his research on the science of social bonding in monogamous prairie voles and discuss the remarkable parallels discovered in human social relationships. He will also discuss how his discoveries on the chemistry of bonding may lead to new therapies to improve social functioning in autism. Copies of Larry's new book, The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction, will be available for purchase.


January
Tue, Jan 29, 6:00p
Highly Advanced Mining Techniques in 16th-Century Europe - An EU Science Café
Join us at the Alliance Française for this European Union (EU) Science Café to hear Nicolas Florsch, Scientific Attaché at French General Consulate here, discuss how highly advanced mining techniques contributed to the wealth of the Habsburg dynasty in 16th-century Europe. Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

Note: EU Science Cafés is an ongoing series. If you are an EU scientist here doing research at any level - university professor, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student - and are interested in being part of this novel kind of science outreach, please reply to this email to let me know.

* Denotes an event which is an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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