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TEDxNewYork is held at GreyNY, 200 Fifth Avenue. We meet every week (mostly) on Fridays now and (mostly) from 1-2pm. We are open to the public. If you want to attend, send a note to admin@tedxnewyork.com (that's Don McKinney & Chel O'Reilly) with your vitals. Our biggest limitation is space so give us plenty of notice and we'll do our best to accommodate. Hope to see you at one of our events soon.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Special Screening on Wednesday (Tuesday's TEDxNY is still on the schedule.)

There will be a special screening of The Cove this Wednesday, April 14th, from 6-8pm, followed immediately by specialist Dr. Diana Reiss.

This event requires an RSVP! Please email TRAINING@GREY.COM if you would like to attend.

Dr. Diana Reiss

Diana Reiss, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, Hunter College.
Diana earned her Ph.D. in Speech and Communication Science from Temple University and is an internationally recognized researcher in animal cognition and communication.

Her research focuses on marine mammal cognition and communication, comparative animal cognition, and the evolution of intelligence. Her work also involves the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals. In 1982, she developed a laboratory at Marine World in California, where she investigated the nature of dolphin communication and cognitive abilities. She was one of the scientists instrumental in the campaign to protect dolphins from being killed in tuna nets that resulted in the labeling of "dolphin safe" tuna. In addition, she was a scientific advisor on the Emmy award-winning documentary, The Cove, a founder of the Center of Animal Intelligence at the National Aquarium, and a co-founder of Thinking Animals, Inc. which will bring scientists from around the country to New York for a public symposium on animal Cognition and Behavior in May 2011.

Diana's work has been published in numerous international scientific journals and book chapters and has been featured in many television science programs, included Nature, National Geographic, Wild Kingdom, the Today Show and several BBC nature shows.

1 comment:

  1. Dave Donars (via David Prince)April 15, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    From Today's NY Times:
    U.S. Leads New Bid to Phase Out Whale Hunting

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/science/earth/15whale.html?hp

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