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New and Upcoming Events - March 9, 2013 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Saturday, March 9, 2013 9:32 AM

Here’s what’s up. Always remember to click through links to find out about important information about these meetups, including sponsorship, directions for parking and admission costs, if any.

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Featured meetup
Wed, Mar 20, 6:00p
One Health: Humans and Non-Human Animals, We are All in this Together - An EU Science Cafe
In this talk Malcolm Bennett, Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Liverpool, will explore interdisciplinary approaches to understanding infectious diseases, using a bit of veterinary and human medicine, some ecology and evolutionary biology, all mixed up with a touch of social and political science. The aim is to bring together different disciplines to work together to improve human and animal health and wellbeing in the context of more sustainable use of the environment.

Mon, Mar 11, 7:15p
The Georgia Center for the Book Presents: An Evening of Ecology
The Georgia Center for the Book invites you to a special evening with three authors who have put together a landmark reference to the astonishing ecological diversity of our state. Their book offers an overview of the state’s natural landscapes and makes the case that identifying these distinctive communities and the factors that determine their distribution are central to understanding Georgia’s ecological breadth and the steps necessary for its conservation.

Wed, Mar 20, 7:00p
"Origin of Life" at the University of Georgia
In this lecture, part of the University of Georgia Origins Lecture Series, UGA cell biologist and Chairman of the Division of Biological Sciences Mark Farmer will explore the transition from complex biochemistry to simple cells and offer explanations as to how the first free-living life forms emerged to eventually give rise to the riot of complex organisms we find today.

Sun, Apr 7, 8:00p
The Improvising Brain Concert at Georgia State
The Improvising Brain Concert, featuring jazz violinist Christian Howes accompanied by Georgia State University jazz faculty members, will explore cognitive and interactive processes in improvisation. The concert is part of the Improvising Brain Concert & Symposium being held at Georgia State April 7-9. This event is free but Eventbrite registration is required.

This week
Tuesday, 11:00a
How To Put Your Brain On The Internet: Lessons From A Cyborg
In this provocative and entertaining talk, author Michael Chorost will show emerging technologies that allow brain activity to be read and altered in unprecedented detail. He'll outline what a future "World Wide Mind" could look like and ask: Would you want to be part of it?

Tuesday, 4:00p
The Search for Human “Fingerprints” in Observed Records of Climate Change
Benjamin Santer, geoscientist who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to “build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change,” a member of the National Academy of Science and a MacArthur Fellow, will be the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Year Plummer Lecturer.

Thursday, 6:30p
Your Brain On Ocean: Merging Ocean Exploration and Neuroscience - Science on Tap $
Join us as the Georgia Aquarium hosts the engaging Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols for a brainy take on ocean conservation. J.’s work focuses on inspiring a deeper connection with nature. The Aquarium recommends the event to those 21 and older. Tickets must be purchased by noon on Tuesday.

Later this month
Sat, Mar 23, 7:00p
Single-molecule Biophysics: A Hands-on Approach to Your Molecules *
What if you could manipulate an individual DNA molecule and follow it as it interacts with a protein or as it mimics the action of an enzyme in the cell nucleus? Emory physicist Laura Finzi will explore these and other fascinating questions at our Manuel's meetup this month.

Sun, Mar 24, 2:30p
"Tracking Exotic Mammals on the Georgia Coast" at Fernbank Museum $
Take in the new Extreme Mammals exhibit and join Emory environmental scientist and paleontologist Tony Martin for a lively presentation about how to recognize the tracks and signs of feral hogs, cattle, horses and cats, and explore the effects these animals have on the ecosystems of the Georgia coast.

In April
Thu, April 4, 6:00p
Baseball and Physics: "You Can Observe a Lot by Watching"
In this talk University of Illinois Professor of Physics Alan Nathan will focus on two broad aspects of the game: the physics of the baseball-bat collision and the flight of the baseball through the air and will show how a physicist goes about trying to investigate these phenomena.

* Denotes an event which is an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.
$ Indicates that an admission fee may be required.

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