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SNEAK PEEK (RSVP now: Nevis programs fill up quickly.)

February 11
7 p.m.
Nevis Science Center
Science-on-Hudson: A Brief History of Chemistry in the Cosmos
A public talk with Daniel Wolf Savi, senior research scientist at Nevis Laboratories. Learn about the cosmic chemical pathway from the Big Bang, to the formation of stars and life as we know it. Followed by stargazing with astronomers from the Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach Program (weather permitting). Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, Irvington, New York, 136 South Broadway.


January 20
7 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute
WNYC Live: Note to Self
The launch of “Infomagical” – a podcast series that explores information overload on our brains, our relationships, and our ability to generate new ideas. Participants will experiment with ways to regulate their information diet, find focus, and discover the magic of clearer thinking. Manoush Zomorodi will host and be joined in conversation by Daphna Shohamy, associate professor of psychology, and Adam Cardone, magician escape artist. Purchase tickets here. The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street. (Data and Society, Public Square, Zuckerman Institute and the Future of Neuroscience)

January 20
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Office of Government and Community Affairs
Mental Health: Advances in Science to Improve Care in the 21st Century
A community forum to learn about research and mental health advances at Columbia. RSVP at [email protected]. Columbia University Medical Campus, Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, Conference Room 2.

January 21 – 22
Department of History | History in Action Program
High-Stakes History: The Many Conversations of the Historian
Historical research and skills play roles in such varied fields as policy making, scientific research, entertainment, educating the public via primary sources, and popular history. This conference will reflect on the ways history participates in and shapes thinking and action beyond its disciplinary boundaries. Opening remarks by Alondra Nelson, dean of social science, with a keynote address by Jill Lepore, professor of American history at Harvard. Full list of speakers and program here. RSVP here. Maison Française, Buell Hall, East Gallery. (Public Square)

January 29
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Graduate School of Journalism | Telemundo Network
The Latino Vote: Myth vs. Reality
Political experts will discuss the diverse demographics of Latino communities, how journalists can fact-check candidates and their positions, and understand election poll results. Panelists will comment on strategies the major parties will use in the coming elections. Full list of speakers . Moderated by Telemundo News co-anchors José Díaz-Belart and María Celeste Arrarás. Remarks by Luis Carlos Vélez, vice president of Telemundo Network, and Dean Steve Coll. RSVP here. Columbia Journalism School, Lecture Hall. (Public Square)

January 30
8 p.m.
CAA Arts Access
Brentano String Quartet and Gabriel Calatrava: Bach’s Art of the Fugue
A performance installation created by the Brentano Quartet, engineer Gabriel Calatrava, and choreographer John-Mario Sevilla. Featuring Nina Lee, cellist from Columbia’s department of music. Using instruments ranging from the quartet’s old Italian violins, to Calatrava’s 3D printer, this performance aims to bring a new approach to Bach’s Art of the Fugue. Purchase tickets here. 1395 Lexington Avenue, Kaufmann Concert Hall.

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