World Science Festival in NYC

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Tickets for the World Science Festival in New York City go on sale to the general public today. The series of events will take place May 29-June 2, and will cover topics from many scientific fields. Of the neuroscience offerings, be sure to check out Dana grantee Nicholas Schiff and others in a discussion about consciousness, Nita Farahany’s talk about neuroscience and the law, and Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives member James Watson’s lecture about his work on DNA and beyond.

For a complete list of events and to purchase tickets online, visit the World Science Festival’s website.

– Ann L. Whitman

Dana Grantee Receives Presidential Award

Yesterday the White House announced the 96 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Among the recipients is Dana brain and immuno-imaging grantee Beth Stevens, Ph.D., of Children’s Hospital Boston, who studies the interactions of neurons and glia in the nervous system. The award celebrates high-achieving researchers in the early stages of their careers.

In the press release, President Obama says, “Discoveries in science and technology not only strengthen our economy, they inspire us as a people. The impressive accomplishments of today’s awardees so early in their careers promise even greater advances in the years ahead.”

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