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Feb. 28: SWINY’s Annual Party (SushiSamba, 87 Seventh Ave South)

SWINY’s ANNUAL PARTY

Tuesday, February 28, 6 – 9 pm

SushiSamba

87 Seventh Ave South: Rooftop Party Room

Relax *  Enjoy *  Celebrate

With conversation, laughter, old friends, new friends, great food, excellent networking, and distinctive door prizes

Savor a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, while enjoying the view at one of New York’s most beautiful rooftop restaurants

Party mascot Sir Francis Galton,  a cousin of Charles Darwin,  discovered the forensic value of fingerprints. Born near Birmingham, England, on February 16, 1822, this British polymath made significant contributions in several sciences including statistics, psychology, genetics,  and meteorology.

 

 

Admission:
We share the cost — and your first glass of wine is on SWINY!

You pay:

  • 2017 Paid Members: $25 in advance/$30 at door
  • Nonmembers: $35 in advance/$40 at door*
  • Students: $15 in advance/$20 at door

RSVPhttps://form.jotform.com/swiny/2017-feb-28-swinys-annual-party

*Join/renew for 2017 ($30 – PayPal or check) and pay member’s rate:  http://www.swiny.org/join-swiny

Where:
87 Seventh Ave South, corner of Barrow St.

Subways:
A C E B D F M to West 4th St (walk west to Seventh Ave South);
1 to Christopher St (walk south on Seventh Ave South);
N Q R W to Prince St (walk west on Houston St, continue west on Bedford St, then north on Seventh Ave South;
4 6 to Bleecker St (walk west on Bleecker St, then north on Seventh Ave South)

Bus: M 14 along 14th St.

Note: Once inside, take the stairs on your right to the rooftop room.

Refund/cancellation Policy: SWINY will refund admission fees provided we are notified by noon on Monday, February 27.

SWINY JOBS: Writer, Architecture/Engineering, Freelance

Job Title:     Writer, Architecture/Engineering

Type:            Freelance

Employer:    NJ PR/ad agency

Location:      Work from home

Job Description

We seek a writer (freelance) for case history articles in architecture/structural engineering. The articles will concern a structural component that saves energy in buildings — with examples of buildings that installed it.

Qualifications

Experience in writing about architecture and architecture/engineering — technical concepts and details.

How to Apply

Need to see samples. Please send to Bob Seeley, rseeley@rappadvertising.com.

 

Jan. 11: Why Do We Love, Why Do We Cheat? An Evening with Helen Fisher

Science Writers in New York invites you to spend

An evening with Helen Fisher

Anthropologist, Author, and Chief Scientific Advisor to Match.com

the most quoted scholar in the field of love in the world

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Photo © Fabian Jimenez by YourTango

Whether speaking at TED South by Southwest, the World Economic Forum (Davos), the World Science Festival, or on CBS This Morning about the “Clooney Effect,” Dr. Fisher is asked to give her views on why we fall in love, stay in love, why we cheat, and what love does to us. Join us on January 11, as Dr. Fisher talks about her work, answers questions from the audience, and signs books that will be available for discount purchase.

Dr. Fisher is the author of many books about dating and romance including Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray, a contemporary classic about love which was first published in 1992 and was completely revised and updated in 2016.

Event  details are below. Space is limited, so please RSVP by January 3:

https://form.jotform.com/swiny/jan-11-evening-with-helen-fisher

Helen Fisher, PhD, is a biological anthropologist and senior research fellow at the Kinsey Institute. She studies the evolution, brain systems (fMRI) and cross-cultural patterns of romantic love, mate choice, marriage, adultery, divorce, gender differences in the brain, personality/temperament, business personalities and the biology of leadership styles. She has written five internationally best-selling books and served as chief scientific advisor to Match.com and their subsidiary, Chemistry.com. She designed the Chemistry.com questionnaire now taken by 13 million singles in 40 countries. She lectures worldwide; among her speeches are those at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the 2012 international meeting of the G-20, the National Academy of Sciences, The Economist, TED, United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, Salk Institute, Harvard Medical School, American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Aspen Institute. For her work in the media and the business community, Helen received the American Anthropological Association’s “Distinguished Service Award.” (See helenfisher.com.)

Watch Dr. Fisher’s TED talk: Why We Love, Why We Cheat.

Watch her CBS This Morning episode on the “Clooney Effect.”

David Levine, SWINY co-chair, will introduce Dr. Fisher and moderate the Q&A.

When:
Wednesday,  Jan 11, 2017
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street

Cost:
Free for 2017 dues-paid SWINY members
$10 for nonmembers

Refund/cancellation Policy: SWINY will refund admission fees provided we are notified by noon on Tuesday, January 10th.