Jerry’s Picks #8: Nov. 14 – 21

From visual art to equine therapy, fighting corruption to re-engineering healthcare, a Columbia week for every interest…

November 14 (busy Friday!)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Columbia Law School | Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity
Corruption in the 21st Century
This day-long conference brings together leaders on the front lines of the fight against corruption. Panels will address such emerging topics as how to enlist new technologies to enhance integrity and methods for understanding corruption in an increasingly globalized world. Includes former U.S. Attorneys Michael Garcia and Patrick Fitzgerald, who made the exposure and prosecution of public corruption their signature initiatives, as well as New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., NYC Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters, and officials from the FBI and the Department of Justice, among others. Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 103.

2 p.m.
Engineering 150
Columbia’s Engineering Renaissance: Foundation for the Future
In this sesquicentennial celebration of the School’s past and future, faculty will address 15 topics in TED-style talks highlighting research “then” and “now.” For more program information, see the full story on the Engineering website. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall. A dessert reception will follow from 4-5 p.m. in the Lerner lobby. (Reminder)

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Riding My Way Back, A Story About a Veteran, a Horse, and Hope
Screening of a new documentary by Academy Award nominee Robin Fryday and Peter Rosenbaum chronicling one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide after multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Discussion of the film and equine therapy follows, with NYSPI experts Drs. Prudence Fisher, Yuval Neria and David Shaffer, as well as Aaron Heliker, Sgt. U.S. Air Force, Ret., Mindy Fisher, certified PATH therapeutic riding instructor, and Peter Rosenbaum, co-director. For more on the film, visit Riding My Way Back. Miller Theatre, no RSVP required.

November 16
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
School of the Arts
Columbia Harlem Art Sunday
MFA visual artists open their studios to the public. The studios are in Prentis Hallat 632 West 125th between Broadway and Riverside Drive. The day also invites visitors to view the Romare Bearden exhibition at the Wallach Gallery, the Neiman Gallery, and Studio Museum of Harlem.

November 20
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Center for Jazz Studies
Acting Homer: A Staged Reading of the Odyssey
Part of this fall’s Romare Bearden-related events known as “Columbia Explores A Black Odyssey,” “Acting Homer” features prominent actors readings key passages from the Odyssey. With Devyn Tyler ’13CCTy JonesRichard Habersham, and Sean Patrick Thomas. Earl Hall Auditorium.

November 21
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Business School | Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program and the Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA)
Columbia Business School 11th Annual Healthcare Conference: Using Data and Technology to Innovate, Value, and Reengineer Healthcare
This event attracts more than 500 professionals and students. More than 30 prominent speakers and panelists cover a broad array of subjects, including biopharmaceuticals, medical technologies, payers, providers, HCIT, venture capital/private equity, M&A/financing, and healthcare entrepreneurship. The conference offers networking opportunities throughout the day, including a lunchtime career fair with healthcare employers and a closing reception. New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway.

Highlighted above are general interest campus or NYC events across a range of topics of possible interest to alumni, donors, and prospects. This listing is highly selective by design – regrettably, much more is omitted than featured. For ticket availability and other details, follow the links.

As always, I appreciate hearing from you about future events! Best, Jerry

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