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Science Fair: Spooky Planets Edition

We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your scientific curiosity for everything from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.

For anyone, related-majors and non-majors alike:

  • Implementing New York’s New Climate Law
    • Wednesday, October 23, 6-8:30pm, Jerome Greene Hall Room 106, Click here to reserve your seat
    • New York State’s nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act will require drastic changes to our transportation, buildings, and energy sectors. This event will bring together experts across sectors to explore pathways to achieving carbon neutrality.
  • The Future of Immortality: A book talk with Anya Bernstein
    • Wednesday, October 23, 6-8pm, IAB Room 1219, Click here to register
    • As long as we have known death, we have dreamed of life without end. In The Future of Immortality, Anya Bernstein explores the contemporary Russian communities of visionaries and utopians who are pressing at the very limits of the human.
  • Staying at Zero: The Role of Social Science in Ending the HIV Epidemic (AT THE MEDICAL CAMPUS)
    • Thursday, October 24, 9:30am-1pm, New York State Psychiatric Institute Multipurpose Room 6602, Click here for more information
    • The Ethics and Policy working group of the HIV Center’s Development Core is proud to present “Staying at Zero: The Role of Social Science in Ending the HIV Epidemic,” a special Grand Rounds presentation by Dr. Judith Auerbach. The presentation will be followed by an esteemed panel of experts
  • Astronomy Night at the Intrepid Museum (OFF CAMPUS IN HELL’S KITCHEN)
    • Friday, October 25, 7:30pm, Intrepid Museum, click here for more information
    • Celebrate Halloween with a special Astronomy Night and learn about the spookiest planets in the universe from astrophysicist Jackie Faherty. Free. Space is limited. First come, first served. Talk starts at 7:30pm.

Intended for more advanced students of the given subject (but still open to all interested students):

  • RNA Chaperones Remodel Gene Expression, Biology Department Seminar by Stephen Floor (UCSF)
    • Monday, October 21, 12pm, 601 Fairchild, Click here for more information
    • RNA chaperones are enzymes that remodel RNA structures and RNA protein complexes. I will present recent work on how RNA chaperones affect gene expression, and how these processes are altered in diseases.
  • Falk-Plaut Lecture – “NMR Chemical Shift beyond Numbers: Understanding Electronic Structure and Reactivity of Organometallics” by Christophe Copéret (ETH Zürich)
    • Friday, October 25, 4:30pm, 209 Havemeyer, Click here for more information

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