The Edge: January 11, 2016

Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of January 11.

Train to Crystal City

The New York Times recently listed Jan Jarboe Russell's book, "Train to Crystal City," as one of the Top Books of 2015. See why her book about family detainment in World War II is so relevant today in this NOWCastSA video.

During a panel discussion and author reading at the San Antonio Public Library, Jan Jarboe Russell, Lauren Turek and Jason Johnson talked about internment, detainment and the plight of 'others' in America. Replay the video here.


Webcast: Ginger Kerrick at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Ginger Kerrick, the first Hispanic woman to become a NASA flight director, will speak at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at University of Texas at San Antonio on Saturday, January 16.

You can get a front row seat as NOWCastSA webcasts from the UTSA University Center, streaming Ginger Kerrick’s inspiring story to nine other universities, who are also holding three-day conferences for undergraduate physics majors. Go here to watch live or later.


When Memory Deceives

What can doctors do when people don’t remember events or their minds create false memories to fill in the gaps?

Go here to replay the video of NOWCastSA’s webcast of "When Memory Deceives: Current and emerging trends in memory manipulation," a presentation by Joseph LeDoux, PhD.
The fascinating discussion was part of Conversations About Ethics, a free public lecture series hosted by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, made possible by underwriting from Methodist Healthcare Ministries. 


Monday Jan. 18 is the day we honor Dr. Martin Luther King. In San Antonio, the day is traditionally celebrated with a march that includes 200,000 or more people.

MLK day is also the day NOWCastSA launched its website. Back in 2010, we streamed the event live on mobile phones.

Now, because so many of you are sharing your awesome photos and videos on social media, we can tell the story in your words like we did last year, when we published contributions from nearly 50 people. (Check it out here!)

Use the hashtag #MLKSA during the 2016 march and we’ll pull it together again in your words!