Monthly Archives: May 2016

Class Days! Jerry’s Picks 16.18 May 4 – May 17

With the end of the academic year, most campus calendars take a break, and so are we. Keep picking your own using the University events calendar and our Jerry’s Picks DIY Sources.

Commencement is May 18. See honorary degree recipients, CAA Alumni Medalists, and other honorees hereBelow, some CUMC and class day picks. Write event stories here.

May 4: Narrative Medicine Rounds: George Yancy and Density and Lightness: An Exploration of Microgravity Through Virtuosic Solos
May 13: Art and the Monetary
May 16: The Startup Checklist: Book Talk with David S. Rose

May 4
5 – 7 p.m.

White Narratives and the Black Body: How It Feels To Be A Black Problem
A discussion with George Yancy, professor of philosophy at Duquesne University. Author of Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect. Reception to follow. CUMC Faculty Club, Physicians and Surgeons Building, 4th floor. (Just Societies)

May 9
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Center for Science and Society
Maël Lemoine – Medicine without Diseases
Precision medicine opens up possibilities for medical approaches that match treatments to genomic disease signatures while potentially bypassing the step of categorical diagnosis. What would happen to the concept of disease if the concept of disease entities were abandoned? Maël Lemoine, a member of the faculty at the University of Tours, presents three models of disease and demonstrates how health and disease should be distinguished for a naturalist philosopher of medicine. Philosophy Hall, Room 716. (Precision Medicine)


May 14
2 p.m.   
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Dean Glenn Hubbard, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics. No tickets required. More information here. Dodge Fitness Center, Levien Gymnasium.

May 15
3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science. No tickets required. Morningside Campus, South Lawn.

6:30 p.m.
Speaker: University Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, world-renowned scholar and founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. No tickets required. More information here. Morningside Campus, South Lawn.

May 16
5 p.m.
Speaker: Jon Steinberg ’03BUS, former president and COO of Buzzfeed. No tickets required. More information here. Morningside Campus, South Lawn.

May 17
9:30 a.m.

Columbia College
Speaker: Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times. No tickets required. More information here. Morningside Campus, South Lawn.

4 p.m.
Speaker: Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Tickets required; limit six guests per graduate. More information here. 216 Fort Washington Avenue, The Armory.

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!