Jerry’s Picks 15.25

Campus diversity, universal health care, human rights in the U.S., Joseph Mitchell in New York, medical education, or Columbia’s art treasures: pick your Pick! 

And be sure to share your event stories.

October 7
6:30 p.m.
University Seminars | Lehman Center for American History | Columbia Journalism School
Joseph Mitchell and the City
Thomas Kunkel, president of St. Norbert College and author of Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker, will be in discussion with Gay Talese, author and former reporter at The New York Times. Moderated by Dean Steve Coll. Reception to follow. Faculty House, 2nd floor.

October 13
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Being the Change, Leading the Charge: Diversity in Higher Education
Provost John Coatsworth will moderate a discussion with diversity thought leaders and change agents. Panelists include Anne L. Taylor,  vice dean of academic affairs at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; Katherine W. Phillips, Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School; Marcel Agüeros, assistant professor of astronomy; Gilda A. Barabino, dean of City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering; and Aaron Dworkin, dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Followed by a Q&A with the audience and a reception. This event is complemented by a series of diversity-related activities the week of October 12. Low Library, Rotunda. (Just Societies)

October 15
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. (Reminder)

6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
University Lecture
Teaching and Learning in a University, Version 2.0
Hosted by President Lee C. Bollinger and Provost John H. Coatsworth. Professors Valerie Purdie-Vaughns (psychology) and Brent R. Stockwell (biology) discuss challenges and innovations in teaching, and how a new paradigm can transform the educational experience for students. Followed by a Q&A with the audience and a reception. Online registration is required and will open on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:00 am here. Low Library, Rotunda.

October 20
2 p.m.
University Arts Initiative | Art Properties
Museum Meetup: Art on Campus
Hamilton and Jefferson, Pegasus and Pan, Alma Mater and the Thinker are all outdoor sculptures we see on the Morningside campus. Roberto C. Ferrari, curator of Art Properties at Columbia University, will lead a highlights tour of this collection of public art and discuss the artists and history of these works, their materiality and fabrication, and ongoing efforts to conserve them for future generations. RSVP required here. The tour will meet on the Low Library plaza steps by Alma Mater. For more on “Columbia’s bounty of hidden art,” check out Columbia Magazine’s related article here.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  
Columbia Medical Center | Office of University Life
Special Guest Lecture: President Bollinger
President Bollinger  will speak about diversity in higher education. Open to current Columbia faculty, students, and staff. RSVP required here. Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th St., 1st floor.

October 21
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
CUMC Seventh Annual Steve Miller Medical Education Day
An annual event promoting medical education and humanism in medicine, in paying tribute to the legacy contributions of the late Steve Miller ’80CC, ’84P&S, former director of pediatric emergency medicine and director of pediatric medical student education. Featuring a grand rounds talk by Abraham Verghese, author of the New York Times best-seller Cutting for Stone and vice chair for the theory and practice of medicine at Stanford University. For more information, please contact Ashley Elich at [email protected]. CUMC Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168th Street, 1st floor.

October 22
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Columbia Law School
Advancing U.S. Social Justice Through Human Rights
To mark the 15th anniversary of the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers’ Network, the Human Rights Institute is hosting a series of events exploring the history, impact, and future of the effort to bring human rights home. This event includes a keynote address by Caroline Bettinger-Lopez ’03LAW, White House advisor on violence against women. Followed by a panel of human rights practitioners moderated by Cindy Soohoo, director for CUNY’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic. Closing remarks by Cathy Albisa serving on New York City’s Commission on Human Rights. Lunch will be provided. Reception to follow. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A. (Just Societies)

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!