Monthly Archives: September 2015

Jerry’s Picks 15.24

This week, heads of state from around the world—Bangladesh to Croatia to Mozambique—will speak at the World Leaders Forum. List of speakers and RSVP information here. If you have difficulties registering for a World Leaders Forum event and you want to invite a special guest, please contact Anna Barranca-Burke at [email protected]  And be sure to share your event stories!
 
October 7
4:30 p.m.
Columbia University Medical Center
Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Searching for the Deep Laws of Nature with Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics and director of the Columbia Center for Theoretical Physics. Greene is widely recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in string theory, for his books on physics written for a general audience, and for his role as co-founder of the World Science Festival. CUMC Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, 1st floor.

October 10
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wallach Family Day
Guided tours at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, currently exhibiting Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions, and hands-on printmaking session in the Neiman Center for Print Studies. Registration required here. Schermerhorn Hall, 8th floor.

October 15
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mailman School of Public Health | Barnard Forum on Migration
The Surge: Politics, Violence, and Children in Central America and Mexico
This conference aims to understand the origins of the recent migration of large numbers of unaccompanied children to the US from Central America and Mexico and explore the social and political climate of the countries from which they are emigrating. Opening remarks by Jose Moya, director of the Institute of Latin American Studies. Panelist include José Alberto Idiáquez Guevara, rector from the Universidad Centro Americana in Nicaragua; Dennis Stinchcomb  and Eric Hershberg from the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University; Mark Canavera, associate director of the CPC (Care and Protection of Children) Learning Network Secretariat at Mailman; and Nara Milanich, associate professor of history at Barnard. Register here. Altschul Hall, Lehman Auditorium, 3009 Broadway. (Global)
 
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
SIPA
The Importance of Cheap Labor: Can Professional Fulfillment, Child-Rearing, and Equality Ever Be Combined?
Dean Merit E. Janow and Baroness Wolf, British economist and director of the International Centre for University Policy Research at King’s College London, will explore societies struggle with the clash between work and family demands. Introduction by Yasmine Ergas, director of the gender and public policy specialization. Register here. International Affairs Building, Room 1501. (Just Societies)

4 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Universal Health Care: An Idea Whose Time has Come?
Donna E. Shalala, president of the Clinton Foundation and former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, will speak as part of the Andrew David Hyman Memorial Lectures. Reception to follow. Please contact Christina Hansen at [email protected] for more information. Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, 1st floor.
 
October 17
12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Columbia College Alumni Association | Columbia Engineering Alumni Association
Homecoming 2015
The first homecoming game led by Al Bagnoli. A day of interactive activities including face-painting, games, and fencing with the 2015 NCAA Championship fencing team. Followed by the Lions game against the Penn Quakers. Purchase game tickets here and carnival tickets here. Baker Athletics Complex, 533 West, 218th Street.

Events are now tagged where appropriate with University-wide Big Ideas: Precision Medicine, Global, Climate Change, Data and Society, Just Societies, 21st Century Public Square, and the Zuckerman Institute and the Future of Neuroscience. Through Big Ideas, faculty and students from multiple schools and campuses collaborate for transformative impact, addressing major issues of our time.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

Jerry’s Picks 15.23

Nine not-so-picky picks below as fall’s abundance throws all editorial discipline to the wind! Be sure to share your event stories!

A special campus opportunity from SIPA and the Italian Academy, now through October 15: Nick Danziger’s compelling exhibit of black and white photographs of women and children around the world, answering the question: Did the UN Millennium Development Goals succeed in giving families a better life? More information here.

September 19 – 26 
School of the Arts
Morningside Lights: New York Nocturne
A week of free community arts workshops culminates in a procession of handmade lanterns inspired by New York City after dark. See the schedule of daily lantern-building workshops here. Illuminated procession on September 26 at 8 p.m. Morningside Park, 116th Street and Morningside Avenue. (Reminder)

September 25
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Columbia Business School
Imagine and Inspire: The Future of Social Enterprise
The field of social enterprise emerged as activists, business people, and organizations used their skills to solve the last century’s most pressing problems. In celebration of Columbia Business School’s Centennial, this conference will explore what the next 100 years of social enterprise will entail. List of speakers and schedule here. Purchase tickets ($150) here. The New York Historical Society Museum. (Just Societies)

September 30
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Institute for Research in African-American Studies
Reconstruction: In Pursuit of Family History from 40 Acres and a Mule to Black Lives Matter
A conversation with Keith Boykin, assistant adjunct professor at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and a New York Times best-selling author and TV commentator.
School of Journalism, 3rd floor. (Just Societies)

September 29
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Columbia Entrepreneurship
Sports, the Digital Bellwether
The first live televised sporting event in the U.S. took place on May 17, 1939 at Baker Field. Since then, innovations in TV delivery continue to change the viewer experience and social media is fostering new relationships among athletes, leagues, and fans. Big League digital innovators of the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB will be in conversation with NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern ’66LAW. Purchase tickets here. If alumni relations and development officers would like to use this event as an engagement opportunity, please contact Christopher McGarry at [email protected] to request complimentary tickets. 125 W. 18th Street, Metropolitan Pavilion. (21st Century Public Square) (Reminder)

October 2
4 – 5:30 p.m.
East Asian Languages and Cultures
The Importance of Early China and the Indispensable Role of Western Institutions
An inaugural ceremony for the Tang Center for Early China. Opening remarks by Provost John Coatsworth and keynote lecture by Li Feng, professor of early Chinese history and archaeology. Please contact Maryellen Rogusky at [email protected] to RSVP. Low Library, Faculty Room. (Global)

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  
School of the Arts
Preview Screening of The 33
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the School of the Arts, an exclusive screening of The 33, a film that tells the story of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster where 33 miners were trapped underground for 69 days. A Q&A will follow with the director Patricia Riggen ’03SOA. Miller Theatre.

October 2 – 3
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Computation and Journalism Symposium
This forum brings together a broad range of thinkers, doers, journalists, and storytellers to discuss the ways journalism is and should be adapting in the face of new technologies. Opening keynote by Lada Adamic, data scientist at Facebook and closing reception by Chris Wiggins, associate professor of applied mathematics and chief data scientist at the New York Times. Register here. Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway. (Data and Society, 21st Century Public Square)

October 6
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Columbia University Libraries
Alice’s Adventures at Columbia
In 1932, Alice Pleasance Hargreaves was awarded an honorary degree by Columbia University for the centenary of Lewis Carroll’s birth and for inspiring the tale Alice in Wonderland. A lecture by Dayna Huhn, founder of the Lewis Carroll Society of Canada, followed by a viewing of the accompanying exhibition at Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Butler Library, 6th floor, East.

October 7
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons | School of Continuing Education
Narrative Medicine Rounds: Akhil Sharma, Author
Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the intersection of narrative and health care. Akhil Sharma, assistant professor of creative writing at Rutgers University, is the author of An Obedient Father, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. CUMC Faculty Club, Physicians and Surgeons Building, 4th floor.

Events are now tagged where appropriate with University-wide Big Ideas: Precision Medicine, Global, Climate Change, Data and Society, Just Societies, 21st Century Public Square, and the Zuckerman Institute and the Future of Neuroscience. Through Big Ideas, faculty and students from multiple schools and campuses collaborate for transformative impact, addressing major issues of our time.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

Jerry’s Picks 15.22

China’s impact, Cuba’s jazz, the Pope on climate, sports online – and that’s just for starters. Be sure to share your event stories!

September 17
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
University Programs and Events | Committee on Global Thought
The Rise of China and its Impact on the Global Order
This World Leaders Forum and Global Thought Lecture features the Honorable Kevin Rudd, president of Asia Society Policy Institute and former prime minister of Australia; Steve Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute; and Vishakha N. Desai, special advisor for global affairs to President Bollinger. Followed by a Q&A with the audience. Registration required here. Low Memorial Library, Rotunda. (Related to: Global)

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute
Heading Off Damage: New Insights in Traumatic Brain Injury
How does brain damage happen? What effects can it have in the days afterward? What are the long-term consequences to the health of the brain? Barclay Morrison III, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will explore these questions as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lectures. RSVP here. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard. (Related to: Zuckerman Institute and the Future of Neuroscience)(Reminder)
 
September 23
7 p.m.
Center for Jazz Studies
Re/mapping Jazz: How Cuba Changed Everything
John F. Szwed, director of the Center for Jazz Studies, will be in discussion with Ned Sublette, composer and musicologist. Sublette is known for fusing country-western and Afro-Caribbean styles, such as salsa, cumbia, and rumba. The event will include a live performance by The Pedrito Martinez Group. Earl Hall, Auditorium. (Related to: Global)

September 24
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
Pope Economics / Pope Ecology
In anticipation of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., Edouard Tetreau, economic consultant; Andrew Revkin (PACE); Erin Lothes (College of St. Elizabeth); and Anthony Annett (Earth Institute) will discuss the implications of the papal letter on climate change and the Pope’s call for drastic changes in lifestyle. Moderated by Laura Flanders, host and founder of GRITtv with Laura Flanders. Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall. (Related to: Climate Change)

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Oral History Master of Arts Program
Roots and Fruits of Activism in Washington Heights and New York City
Since the 1950s, few topics have roiled New York City more than public education, with its powerful connections to demands for racial justice, struggles for economic mobility, and changing definitions of community. Long-time residents and activist in northern Manhattan—Laura Altschuler, coordinator of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York, and Sixto Medina, founding member of the Alianza Dominicana and the Tamboril Community Center in Washington Heights—will share their memories and reflect on the “school wars.” Moderated by Robert W. Snyder, author of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City. 606 W. 122nd Street, Knox Hall, Room 509. (Related to: Just Societies, 21st Century Public Square)

September 25
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
The Earth Institute
2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21): What to expect and what should follow?
Laurence Tubiana (SIPA) and Scott Barrett (The Earth Institute) will discuss the expectations, hopes, and possible outcomes of the upcoming climate negotiations at the UN’s Climate Change Conference in December. RSVP here. Morningside Campus, Buell Hall. (Related to: Global, Climate Change) 

September 29
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
School of Nursing Alumni Association
New York Times Columnist Theresa Brown in Conversation with Dean Berkowitz
Brown will read from her newly published book, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives, followed by a discussion with Dean Bobbie Berkowitz, with a reception to close. Register here. Faculty Club.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Columbia Entrepreneurship
Sports, the Digital Bellwether
The first live televised sporting event in the U.S. took place on May 17, 1939 at Baker Field. Since then, innovations in TV delivery continue to change the viewer experience and social media is fostering new relationships among athletes, leagues, and fans. Big League digital innovators of the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB will be in conversation with NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern ’66LAW. Purchase tickets here. If alumni relations and development officers would like to use this event as an engagement opportunity, please contact Christopher McGarry at [email protected] to request complimentary tickets. 125 W. 18th Street, Metropolitan Pavilion.

Events are now tagged where appropriate with University-wide Big Ideas: Precision Medicine, Global, Climate Change, Data and Society, Just Societies, 21st Century Public Square, and the Zuckerman Institute and the Future of Neuroscience. Through Big Ideas, faculty and students from multiple schools and campuses collaborate for transformative impact, addressing major issues of our time.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!

Jerry’s Picks 15.21

Can we agree on climate? Should we agree on Iran? New views of Nina Simone, Rembrandt, and the latest Miller Theatre mural—all in the weeks ahead. Be sure to share your event stories here or by writing us!

September 10
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
European Institute | Wallach Art Gallery
Exhibition and Reception: Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions
Rembrandt manipulated his copperplates in unprecedented ways to achieve printed images that were often in flux. This exhibition will highlight 18 of his most notable prints (on view through December 12). Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn Hall, 8th floor.

September 10
12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
SIPA | Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
The Iran Agreement: Good Deal, Bad Deal, or No Deal?
A panel discussion on the pros, cons, ins, and outs of the Iran deal, featuring Richard Betts, director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; Stuart Gottlieb, adjunct professor of international and public affairs; Robert Jervis, the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics; Richard Nephew, program director at the Center on Global Energy Policy; and Gary Sick, adjunct professor. RSVP here. International Affairs Building, Room 1501. (Related to: Global)

September 15 
5 p.m.
School of the Arts | Miller Theatre
Artist Talk and Reception with Scherezade Garcia: In Transit/Liquid Highway
This year’s site-specific mural in the lobby of Miller Theatre is Scherezade Garcia’s In Transit/Liquid Highway. Garcia will joined by Deborah Cullen, director and chief curator at the Wallach Art Gallery, to discuss her process and influences, the relationship between New York and the Dominican Republic, and the strong role of women in Dominican art. Miller Theatre. (Related to: Just Societies, Global, 21st Century Public Square)

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia University
Columbia Global Reports Launch
This program, entitled “The Big Problem from the Financial Crisis that Still Isn’t Fixed,” celebrates the founding of Columbia Global Reports and the release of the publishing imprint’s first book, Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants. Author Bethany McLean will join hedge fund manager William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management and former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines in a conversation moderated by Columbia Global Reports director and journalism dean emeritus Nicholas Lemann. Opening remarks by President Lee Bollinger. RSVP here (new link). Low Memorial Library, Rotunda. (Related to: Global, 21st Century Public Square) (Reminder)
 
September 16
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Earth Institute
2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21): What to expect and what should follow?
Laurence Tubiana (SIPA) and Scott Barrett (The Earth Institute) will discuss the expectations, hopes, and possible outcomes of the upcoming climate negotiations in the UN’s Climate Change Conference in December 2015. Register here. Morningside Campus, Buell Hall. (Related to: Global, Climate Change)
 
September 18
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Columbia University
Film Fridays: What Happened, Miss Simone?
Kicking off Film Fridays with a documentary on the life of legendary musician and civil rights activist, Nina Simone, including never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with her most memorable songs. Followed by a Q&A with Oscar nominated director, Liz Garbus. Please contact  MaryAnn Talavera at 212-854-5047 for more information. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall. (Related to: Just Societies, 21st Century Public Square)

September 21
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Columbia Law School | School of International and Public Affairs
Meeting China’s Climate Goals
Before the UN’s Climate Change Conference in December 2015, this event will look at the opportunities and challenges China faces in meeting its climate goals. Speakers include Valerie Karplus (MIT); Zhu Liu (Harvard); Kelly Sims Gallagher (Tufts); and David Sandalow, former acting undersecretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Registration required here. Faculty House, Seminar Room, 2nd floor. (Related to: Global, Climate Change)

Events are now tagged where appropriate with University-wide Big Ideas: Precision Medicine, Global, Climate Change, Big Data, Just Societies, 21st Century Public Square, and the Zuckerman Institute and the Future of Neuroscience. Through Big Ideas, faculty and students from multiple schools and campuses collaborate for transformative impact, addressing major issues of our time.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!