Git It in Your Soul: Jerry’s Picks 16.3

Calvin Trillin! Antarctic Glaciers! 99 Homes! Charles Mingus! Two brain events! Startups, data privacy, and diversity in France! Can we even find enough exclamation points? Write event stories here!!! 

January 25:  What We Can Learn from the Asylum: A Documentary Quest
January 27: A Public Health Lens on Violence
January 29: The Latino Vote: Myth vs. Reality
January 30: Brentano String Quartet and Gabriel Calatrava: Bach’s Art of the Fugue


January 28
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Columbia Journalism School
Calvin Trillin – author of Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign In Verse and numerous other books, also, a regular contributor to The New Yorker who is known for his commentary on the American scene – will speak as part of the Delacorte Lecture series. Followed by a Q&A and moderated by Eric Bates, veteran magazine editor. Pulitzer Hall, World Room. (Public Square)

February 1
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Earth Institute
Robin Bell on Antarctica
Renowned glaciologist Robin Bell, researcher at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will speak about her team’s discoveries during their recent expedition to the ice-covered Gamburtsev Mountains, the last unknown mountain range on Earth. Purchase tickets here or e-mail [email protected] Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street. (Climate Change)

February 2
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture: Socioeconomic Disparities, Children and Brain Development
As part of a team of social scientists and neuroscientists, Kimberly Noble and her colleagues are planning the first-ever controlled trial of the effects of poverty reduction by providing a random group of low-income mothers a monthly income supplement for the first three years of their children’s lives. The team will estimate the impact on children’s cognitive, emotional, and brain development, as well as the effects on family functioning. Register here. Graduate School of Journalism, Lecture Hall. (Zuckerman Institute and the Future of Neuroscience, Just Societies)

February 3
5:30 p.m.
Columbia Entrepreneurship | Columbia Startup Lab
Founders Series with Jamie Hodari ’04CC
Jamie Hodari ’04CC, co-founder and co-CEO of Industrious, will provide first-hand knowledge of what it takes to make it in the startup world. Prior to Industrious, Hodari was the co-founder and CEO of Kepler, a rapidly growing experimental university that Scientific American called a “daring global experiment” to bring “top-tier instruction to the neediest parts of the planet.” Register here. Columbia Startup Lab, 69 Charlton Street.

February 5
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Data Sciences Institute | Center for Leadership and Ethics
Innovation and the Value of Privacy
How can we use data to improve privacy for individuals? Can we tell how companies are using our data and which ones are offering better protection? Speakers include Kate Crawford, principal researcher at Microsoft, Abhay Edlabadkar ’07BUS, founder of RedMorph; Roxana Geambasu, assistant professor of computer science; Arvind Narayanan, computer scientist at Princeton; Deirdre Mulligan, professor of information at UC Berkeley; and Claudia Perlich, chief data scientist at Dstillery. Purchase tickets here. Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research, Davis Auditorium. (Data and Society)

February 9
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    
Maison Française | Alliance Program
A Diverse Nation: The French Model of Integration
Patrick Simon, director of research at INED at Sciences Po Paris; Andreas Wimmer, Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy; and Riva Kastoryano, sociologist at Sciences Po will discuss how the French model of integration is responding to the growing diversity within French society. Moderated by Alexander Stille, San Paolo Professor of International Journalism. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Room. (Global, Just Societies)

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Center for Jazz Studies
Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus
A book with author Krin Gabbard, jazz studies faculty, about the life of Charles Mingus, renowned jazz composer. Gabbard will be joined by Boris Koslov, bassist, composer, and arranger; Alex Foster, member of the Mingus Big Band; and Freddie Bryant, member of the Mingus Orchestra. Followed by a Jazz performance by the Boris Koslov Trio. RSVP at [email protected] Buell Hall.  

February 10
6:30 p.m.
School of the Arts | Office of University Life
99 Homes
A film screening of 99 Homes about a businessman who repossess homes and swindles the real estate market, Wall Street banks, and the government. Followed by a talk with the director Ramin Bahrani ’96CC, School of the Arts film studies faculty, and Nobel Prize-winning economist and University Professor Joseph Stiglitz. Miller Theatre.

February 11
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Center for Science and Society | The Heyman Center for the Humanities
Embodied Cognition Workshop: Music and Neuroscience
The relationship between music, embodiment, and cognition will be discussed by Luc Nijs, Ghent University and by Mariusz Kozak, assistant professor of music. Followed by a panel discussion with Carmel Raz, postdoctoral fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities; Andrew Goldman, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience; and moderated by Jenny Boulboullé, lecturer in History. The Heyman Center, Common Room. (Zuckerman Institute and the Future of Neuroscience)

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