Jerry’s Picks 15.28

Women’s rights in Iran, clarinets in Brazil, Panthers on film, self-monitoring bridges, and other events from Sir Michael Marmot to ghost galaxies… 

Be sure to check out our Featured Event Story by Jerry’s Picks own Carolina Castro and share your event stories.


October 29: Sustainability and Climate Change in the 2016 Presidential Race
November 4: Scents and Sensibility: Representations of the Olfactory World in the Brain featuring Richard Axel and Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth


November 5
6 p.m.

Barnard Center for Research on Women | Middle East Institute
The Untold Story of Women in Iran
Historian and human rights advocate Nina Ansary ’89BC will be joined in conversation with Richard Bulliet, professor of history and middle east studies to discuss on her new book on the women’s movement in Iran, Jewels of Allah. Barnard College, Diana Center, Oval Auditorium. (Just Societies)

November 6
6 p.m.

School of the Arts | Columbia Journalism School
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Screening of the acclaimed documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, followed by a conversation with the director Stanley Nelson;  producer Laurens Grant, and professors June Cross (Journalism) andJamal Joseph (SOA). RSVP here. 3rd Floor, Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall. (Just Societies)

November 7
8 p.m.

Miller Theatre
Jazz: Anat Cohen Quartet
The Jazz Journalists Association’s Clarinetist of the Year for the past eight years,Anat Cohen will perform alongside Jason Lindner (piano), Tal Mashiach (bass), andDaniel Freedman (drums). Cohen specializes in the Afro-Western, improvisatory, instrumental music known as choro — an analogue of early jazz in the U.S. Purchase tickets here. Miller Theatre. (Global)

November 10
5:30 p.m.
Italian Academy | Columbia Engineering
Raimondo Betti: Monitoring the Health of Our Bridges
This lecture is the first in the Italian Academy’s series on the work of Italian scientists in the area of sustainability. Professor Raimondo Betti (civil engineering and engineering mechanics) will discuss aging U.S. infrastructure, spectacular failures, and urgent maintenance needs. Betti will share his vision of the future in which infrastructure will be able to monitor its own health, estimate its structural integrity, and launch corrective actions. Register here. The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue. (Data and Society)

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School
What Happens When Television and the Internet Collide
The explosion of screens and devices, the rise of new platforms, innovations in tools and technology, and the growth of digital audiences around the world have spurred new opportunities for creative storytelling and collaboration in news organizations.Meredith Artley, managing editor and vice president of CNN Digital, is this year’s Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence. Artley will share some examples of successes and lessons learned at CNN and beyond. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall.(The Public Square)

November 11
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Mailman School of Public Health
The Public Health Imagination: Groundbreaking Ideas in Population Health
Join Linda P. Fried for a Dean’s Grand Rounds with Mark T. Bertolini, CEO of Aetna healthcare, and Sir Michael Marmot, chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, who was knighted for his services to epidemiology and understanding health inequalities. Alumni Auditorium, 650 West, 168th Street.

November 13
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Astronomy Department
The Dark Matter of Ghost Galaxies
The smallest galaxies, known as dwarf galaxies, present a number of mysteries. Graduate student Jana Grcevich (astronomy) will talk about these mysteries and how astronomers attempt to solve them as part of the Stargazing and Lecture Series. The lecture includes a Q&A session, astrophotography slideshows, and an observatory tour followed by guided stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). Pupin Hall.

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