"We're Only Human"--session at Science 2015

This spotlight session will explore several aspects of “being human.” Moderated by Susan M. Meyer, PhD, professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, associate dean for education, School of Pharmacy, and member of the organizing committee for the Year of the Humanities, the session titled “We're Only Human” will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, in Room 532 of Alumni Hall. The 90-minute session will include the following presentations:

Is Morality Universal?
Edouard Machery, PhD, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Why We Say “Dude,” “Yinz,” and “Dahntahn” and Other Mysteries of Human Language
Scott F. Kiesling, PhD, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Capturing the Circuitry that Underlies Odor Learning
Anne-Marie Oswald, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

A Matter of Life and Death: How Society and Technology Shape Our Choices
Japa Pallikkathayil, PhD, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Read about the session online at http://www.science2015.pitt.edu/spotlight3.htm.

Science 2015—Unleashed!, the University of Pittsburgh’s 15th annual celebration of science and technology, is planned for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7–9 October, at Alumni Hall. Co-organized by the Office of Academic Affairs, Health Sciences, and the Office of the Provost, the event features three full days of science presentations by some of Pittsburgh’s leading researchers, plus keynote lectures by distinguished guest scientists. The program also includes exhibits, poster sessions, a career development workshop, a showcase of new technologies, networking opportunities, and more.

Admission to all Science 2015 events is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit www.science2015.pitt.edu to learn more.


Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:00am

Location and Address

Alumni Hall, Room 532