Calendar of Events

Future events

Science and Media Lecture Series talk by:
Prof. Kevin Ochsner on "New perspectives on the social context of emotion"
Friday, April 17th, 11 am
Room 301 in Weiss Research Building (Refreshments served from 10.30 am)

Screening of the award-winning documentary on Nikola Tesla:
“TOWER TO THE PEOPLE- Tesla’s Dream at Wardenclyffe”
Wednesday, April 29th, 6 pm
Carson Auditorium (Pizza and drinks will be served from 5.30 pm)
The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel including the documentary award-winning director Joseph Sikorski, Tesla's biographer Marc Seifer and CERN physicist Sebastian White.

Science and Media Lecture Series talk:
Dr. Steven Bellovin, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University (Title TBA)
Thursday, May 7th, 5 pm
Carson Auditorium 
followed by a screening of the documentary "Citizenfour", about Edward Snowden, also in Carson Auditorium. (Pizza and drinks after the event).


Past events


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm6:00 PM

Personal monologues dissecting all facets of health from birth to death and the time in between. Narratives range from the fantastical tale of a test subject girl turned into a chimera, to a true account of three New Yorkers and their experiences with lithium and Bipolar. Whether fictional or real, each short illuminates the intricacies and struggles of existence.

The Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave, Carson Family Auditorium
New York, NY 10065
(Upper East Side, Manhattan)
Reception: 6-7 PM
Program: Intimate Portraits of Lifespan and Disease - Short Films Screening


The Science and Media Film Series: 
Science, Science Fiction, and Society
Alien - Wednesday, October 15th, 7pm @ Carson Audiutorium
There is no crystal ball to tell us what the future will hold. We can only imagine what kind of world we'll be living in two, three centuries from now. And imagine we have! From R.U.R. and Metropolis, to The Matrix and The Martian Chronicles, we have spent over a hundred years speculating how things will change, and what technologies we will use.

The goal of this series is to screen movies and bring speakers that prompt us to consider and discuss advances in science and technology that will inherently alter our social fabric and perception of the world. Topics will vary widely, and include themes such as bio-hacking, space-travel, and artificial intelligence.

The first screening in the series is Alien, the 1979 science fiction horror film on Wednesday, October 15th, 7pm. There will be beer and pizza after the screening.


Science and Media Lecture Series 2014
Professor James Fallon

In a too-strange-for-fiction twist, he will share a fascinating family history that makes his work chillingly personal and delve into the psychopathic killers mind frames both in reality and also how they are represented in film and TV. Join us for this exciting talk!

With more than a million views for his TED talk and an amazing bestseller "The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain",

James is Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and he will be talking about the ways nature and nurture intermingle to wire up the human brain. He will discuss brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers.

July 16 
Carson Auditorium 
3pm, 2:30 Reception.


Science & The City
May 22nd



Talk by Christie L. Wilcox, online outreach specialist.
February 11th

Screening of "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare." In collaboration with Science and Media Lecture Series and Science Writers in New York. Discussion by director Matthew Heineman following the film.
January 15th


Scientific Storytelling with The Story Collider
Presented By: Ben Lillie and Erin Barker
May 21, 2013
Description: We’ll speak about what makes a great science story and why it’s important.
Bio:The Story Collider is a non-profit organization that collects stories of people's personal experiences with science, medicine, and technology for stage, podcast, and online magazine, with the goal of bringing the public closer to science.

Science in the Public Arena
Presented By: Carl Zimmer
April 8, 2013
Description: In this workshop, Carl will discuss the essential elements of good science writing.
Carl Zimmer is a popular science writer and blogger. He has written several books and contributes science essays to publications such as The New York Times and Discover.

Charming Science
Presented By: Charles Choi
March 27, 2013
Description: Science is focused on uncovering the truths of the world, and science writing's goal is presenting those findings to the world.
Charles Q. Choi is a science reporter who has written for Scientific American, The New York Times, Wired, Science, Nature, and more.


Talk by Shaifali Puri, Executive Director of Scientists Without Borders, NYAS
October 31st

SoNYC Panel with Ethan Perlstein, faculty at Princeton and promotes open access research. Sarah Weisberg, from BioBus. Matt Strassler, a blogging theoretical physicist.
June 7th

Talk by June Cohen, TED Executive Director
May 11th


Future eventsScience and Media Lecture Series talk by:Prof. Kevin Ochsner on "New perspectives on the social context of emotion" Friday, April 17th, 11 am Room 301 in Weiss Research Building (Ref