Faculty and students are back, and so are Jerry’s Picks! In case you missed our list last week, September starts below, including anxiety reducing neuroscience. 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)
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)
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)
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)
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Hope in the Face of Fear: Using Neuroscience to Transform Anxiety Treatments
For the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture Series, Helen Blair Simpson (professor of psychiatry and director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute) will describe how neuroscience is transforming and treatments for anxiety and OCD. Registration is required here. International House, Davis Hall, 500 Riverside Drive. (Zuckerman Institute)
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 Times; Julie 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.
For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events!