Mars will be brighter than usual this month as it moves closer to Earth in what is called Mars Opposition. In the days leading up to Mars opposition on Oct. 13, the Earth will be directly between the red planet and the Sun, making it easier to see various details on the surface of Mars.
On Aug. 19, York University lost a stalwart with the passing of George E. Denzel, widely known as “Gene,” at the age of 80. A professor of mathematics and statistics, Gene served the University in a variety of ways, including Chair of both Senate and the Academic Planning and Policy Committee, and as a member of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) executive. He was an avid birder and conservationist.
The first talk takes place on Sept. 30 from 12:30 to 2:30 and features Dr. Thibaud Gruber, who is senior researcher at the Neuroscience of Emotions and Affective Dynamics lab at the Swiss Institute for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva. Gruber, who has spent many years studying chimpanzees in Uganda and human children in Switzerland, will be speaking on “A Cognitive Approach to Wild Cultures.”
A new webinar series titled Moving Forward aims to create new opportunities for engagement within the LA&PS community. This virtual series of lunchtime talks kicks off Sept. 24.