Jerry’s Picks 15.17 School’s Out!

We’re taking Picks offline for a bit of early summer break. Pick your own using the University events calendar, including the Other Calendars list, and our Jerry’s Picks DIY Sources. In the meantime, here are a few highlights ahead, from breakthrough journalism to methane abatement to ballet.

Commencement is May 20, Class Days before and after. Check out the complete schedule here and our Class Day speaker highlights here. Also, remember, undergraduate reunion is May 28-31. Enjoy! 

May 12
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tow Center for Digital Journalism
The Columbia Journalism Showcase
An open house for students and researchers to share their work with professional journalists, industry partners, entrepreneurs, technologists, academics, and the public. The showcase will feature data visualization, computational journalism, video and audio storytelling, and research. Register here. Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway.

May 13
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Center on Global Energy Policy
Reducing Global Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector
Kate Larsen, director at Rhodium Group, will present a report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund on the scope of methane leakage and potential for abatement. Mark Brownstein, AVP and chief counsel, US Climate and Energy Program at the Environmental Defense Fund will discuss the policy implications. Followed by a panel moderated by Center Founding Director Jason Bordoff on domestic and international opportunities to address methane emissions in the oil and gas sector, including in the Paris climate negotiations. Brownstein and Larsen will be joined by Keith Benes, program director for international climate policy at the Center on Global Energy Policy. Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom.

May 15
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mailman School of Public Health
And Access for All? Lessons Learned from the Global HIV Response
Join the Mailman School of Public Health for an in-depth discussion of the struggle to make life-saving HIV treatment available to millions around the world and how the lessons learned can shape the way forward in confronting other global health threats. Dr. Yusef K. Hamied, pharmaceutical chemist and chairman of Indian generics maker Cipla Ltd., will describe how his efforts made this dream a reality. Reception to follow. RSVP to [email protected]. Allan Rosenfield Building, 8th floor.

June 3
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Earth Institute
Geoengineering the Earth’s Climate: Risks, Opportunities, and Governance Challenges
In this seminar, Scott Barrett, professor of natural resource economics; Michael Gerrard, director of the Center for Climate Change Law; Alan Robock, director of the meteorology undergraduate program at Rutgers University; and Richard Seager, Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research professor will discuss the climate impacts of solar geoengineering, the opportunities and risks it entails, and the international cooperation and conflict issues raised. RSVP here. Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Satow Room.

June 4
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
CAA Arts Access
New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A New York City Ballet dancer will guide a pre-performance tour, providing insights into the life of a dancer, discussing the performance, and sharing moments from the history of the New York City Ballet and the David H. Koch Theater. Includes a breathtaking view of the auditorium from the stage. Purchase tickets here.

Picks are campus or NYC events of high general interest to alumni, donors, and prospects. By design, regrettably, much more is omitted than featured. For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. I always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

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