Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Impact of AI on Cybersecurity

  • Tuesday, April 2 from 4 to 5 pm, networking and light refreshments to follow
  • Online over Zoom and in-person at Earl Hall, Dodge Room. Registration required
  • “The impact of AI on human society is profound and multifaceted, and it depends on how it is developed, regulated, and integrated into various sectors. Careful consideration of ethical, legal, and social implications is crucial to ensure that AI benefits society while minimizing potential negative consequences. One of the key implications of AI is the potential for its misuse by cybercriminals to develop sophisticated cyberattacks that most public and private companies, especially government agencies, are not fully prepared to fend off.” More information

Sound Design Anthropology and Ecosound

  • Tuesday, April 2 from 6 to 7:30 pm
  • In-person at Buell Hall, East Gallery. Registration required. 
  • “Acoustic ontology characterizes the relationship we have with the world of sound, our world of sound being in the forefront, and that of the human tribe being in the background. The word ecosound refers to this paradigm. The role of sound design and its actors is therefore to monitor this question of a new sound order, which we have defined as ‘ecosonic’ and within which our daily life is organized in different living spaces, in accordance with existing norms and standards and structural frameworks.”  More information.

Intimate Rites: Ancestors and Queer Kinship in Zimbabwe: Boas Talk by Dr. Raffaella Taylor-Seymour

  • Wednesday, April 3 from 2:10 to 4 pm
  • In-person at Schermerhorn Extension (963, 9th Floor)
  • Dr. Raffaella Taylor-Seymour will present “Intimate Rites: Ancestors and Queer Kinship in Zimbabwe.” Reception to follow in Anthropology Lounge, Schermerhorn Ext. 465. More information. 

April Narrative Medicine Rounds with Lucy Sante: “I Heard Her Call My Name”

  • Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 7 pm
  • Online over Zoom. Registration required. 
  • “For our April Rounds we are thrilled to welcome Lucy Sante, Belgian-American writer and critic and author of the recently published I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition, a memoir of a life spent pursuing a dream of artistic truth while evading the truth of her own gender identity, until, with the help of a face-altering photo app, at the age of 67 she turned to face who she really was. Sante’s memoir braids together two threads of personal narrative: the arc of her life, and her recent step-by-step transition to a place of inner and outer alignment.” More information. 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture: Memory as Narrative Power

  • Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:30 to 7:45 pm 
  • Online over Zoom. Registration required.
  • “Memory ties together the many events we experience over the minutes, years, and decades of our lives. It creates meaning for the narratives that form our identity and the stories we tell each other. Simply put, it allows us to make sense of our world. How does the brain organize memories and shape these stories? What happens to these processes as we age, and how can we maintain a healthy mind across the lifespan? In this event, three experts in memory research will bring perspectives from cellular, cognitive, and clinical approaches to explore the narrative that memory helps us form.” Featuring Christopher Baldassano, PhD; Jennifer Manly, PhD; and Julie Parato, PhD. More information

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