Back to School! Jerry’s Picks 16.19 September 7 – 24  

Faculty and students are back, and so are Jerry’s Picks! Arts to genomes to justice, September starts below. Write your event stories here.


September 7 – December 10: The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa (Wallach Gallery)
September 13 – June 2017: Tomo Mori: Concierto Encircling (Wallach Gallery/Miller Theatre)


September 7
5 – 7 p.m.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Inside America’s Private Prison System
For Narrative Medicine Rounds, Shane Bauer, senior reporter at Mother Jones, will discuss his experience as a corrections officer and the health care issues of inmates at a Louisiana prison. CUMC Faculty Club, Physicians and Surgeons Building, 4th floor. (Just Societies)
September 8
6 p.m.
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Fractured Lands: Reception and Panel on Landmark Issue of the New York Times Magazine
A Columbia collaboration on Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart, the landmark edition of the New York Times Magazine published August 14, 2016. Panel discussion with Jake Silverstein, editor in chief; Jenna Pirog, virtual reality editor; and Scott Anderson, Pulitzer Center grantee. Moderated by Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center. Followed by a reception. RSVP here to join the waitlist. Columbia Journalism School, Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall, 3rd floor. (Global)

September 15
5 – 7 p.m.
Center for the Study of Social Difference
Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture
Under the Precision Medicine Initiative, Columbia explores questions that precision medicine raises in law, ethics, the social sciences, and the humanities. James Tabery (University of Utah) will discuss a historical perspective on personalized and precision medicine. Schermerhorn Hall Extension, Room 754. (Precision Medicine)

September 23
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Heyman Center for the Humanities | Project Narrative, Ohio State University | The Paul Scholar Funds, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
The New Seriality Studies
A look at the past, present, and future of serial storytelling across media, periods, and disciplines. Speakers include Sharon Marcus, dean of humanities; A.O. Scott, film critic at the New York TimesJulie Snyder, co-creator and executive producer of Serial; and Lev Grossman, book critic at TIME magazine. View program and panelists here. Heyman Center, Common Room.

September 17 – 24
School of the Arts | Rare Book and Manuscript Library
5th Annual Morningside Lights
A week of free community arts workshops culminates in a procession of handmade lanterns celebrating the Pulitzer Prize centennial and the great artists of our time. See the schedule of daily lantern-building workshops here. Illuminated procession on September 24 at 8 p.m. Morningside Park, 116th Street and Morningside Avenue.

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