The calendar springs forward with events—too many to be too picky! Write event stories here.
March 1: Countdown to the Election: Health Policy 2016, Pirates of the Caribbean: Roberto Clemente and the Black Sporting Diaspora
March 3: Tony Tripodi Lecture Series on International Social Work: Social Service in a Pluralistic World
March 7: Columbia Women Dean’s Colloquium: Women and Leadership in the 21st Century University
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wallach Art Gallery | Miller Theatre | Art History and Archaeology
Liquid Highway Revisited: Hispañola in Perspective
Artists Firelei Báez, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, and Scherezade Garcia will explore the connections between the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and contemporary art. This event is held in conjunction with this year’s site-specific mural by Garcia in the lobby of Miller Theatre, In Transit/Liquid Highway. Remarks by Deborah Cullen, director and chief curator of the Wallach Art Gallery. Schermerhorn Hall, Room 612. (Just Societies, Public Square)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
SIPA | Earth Institute
What are Columbia’s Economic, Legal, and Moral Responsibilities to Act on Climate Change?
An opportunity to hear about the sustainability efforts across Columbia’s campuses and throughout its programs. Featuring Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; Todd Gitlin, professor of Journalism; Jessica Prata, assistant vice president of environmental stewardship at Columbia; Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute; and Bruce Usher, director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise. Moderated by Lisa Sachs, director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. Followed by a Q&A. Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 104. (Climate Change)
9 – 11 a.m.
Columbia Journalism School
The Dark Web and Its Secrets
Christopher White, principal researcher at Microsoft, will discuss the dark web and the ways journalists can use open source software to investigate crimes. White was recently a program manager at DARPA developing advanced technologies for data science, where he created DARPA’s leading programs XDATA, Memex, and the Open Catalog as part of the President’s Big Data Initiative. Pulitzer Hall, World Room. (Data and Society)
6 – 8 p.m.
Oral History Master of Arts Program | Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics
Reckoning with 100 Years of Violence on the U.S. and Mexico Border: Methods for Developing a Public Dialogue
Oral histories provide access to vernacular histories that shed light on the long histories of state sanctioned violence. What are the best methods for making these oral histories available and accessible to the public and shifting popular understandings of the past? Discussion by Monica M. Martinez, assistant professor of American students at Brown University. Knox Hall, Room 509. (Just Societies, Public Square)
Barnard College Department of Theatre | South Asian Institute | Asian Cultural Council
Opening Night: Chokher Bali (Sand in My Eye)
The first English performance of Rabindranath Tagore’s classic Bengali novel. Play and translation by Partha Chatterjee, professor of anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies; directed by Mahesh Dattani, Ahuja Distinguished Fellow for Spring 2016; and dramaturged by Shayoni Mitra, assistant professor of theatre. Performance followed by a talkback and reception. See schedule of performances here and purchase tickets here. Barnard Campus, Milbank Hall, Room 118.
1 – 2 p.m.
New York, Global City: Recovery and Transformation Since the Great Recession
Rosemary Scanlon, former New York State Deputy Comptroller and divisional dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, will discuss the diversification of New York City’s economy after the Great Recession. Register here. International Affairs Building, Room 1510.
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race | Center for Ethnomusicology | Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program | Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Jon Jang: The Sounds of Struggle
Music from the 1960’s Black Liberation Movement to the 1980’s Asian American Movement with Jon Jang, jazz composer and pianist. Part of the Transnational Asian American speaker series. Dodge Hall, 701C. (Just Societies, Public Square)
March 9 – 12
School of the Arts
Undrown’d: Seeking Asylum
A play about immigration, imagination, and survival inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, contemporary news media, and accounts from refugees. Directed by Benita de Wit ’16SOA. Free with a valid CUID, purchase tickets here for general admission. The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street. (Public Square)
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