Jerry’s Picks 16.23 October 8 – October 13  

Tour a lab, “radioactive” with WKCR, join a live studio audience for a podcast, or explore precision medicine or mass incarceration – Pick your own Columbia adventure. Details below.

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October 5: Narratives in the Body: Why One Story and Not Another?


October 8
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Open House: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries. Free and open to all. Register here. 61 Route 9W, Palisades, New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

October 9
6 p.m.
Miller Theatre
WKCR’s 75th Anniversary Concert
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of WKCR-FM, Columbia’s non-commercial student-run radio station. Featuring performances by Henry Grimes and the George Coleman quartet, including George Coleman (tenor sax), George Coleman, Jr. (drums), Rick Germanson (piano), and John Webber (bass). Purchase tickets here. Miller Theatre.

October 10
6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Center for Justice | Center for the Study of Law and Culture | Heyman Center for the Humanities | Center for Contemporary Critical Thought
Invisible Men: Panel Discussion Celebrating Flores Forbes’ new book
Flores Forbes, associate vice president for strategic policy and program implementation and a former leader in the Black Panther Party, will read from his new book Invisible Men: A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration. Including a discussion with Kendall Thomas, director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture, and Glenn E. Martin, criminal justice reform advocate. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103. (Just Societies)

6 – 7 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School
Pulitzer Winners: Exposing Injustices Around the World
Featuring Sheila Coronel, director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism; Alissa Rubin of the New York Times, who gave voice to Afghan women forced to endure unspeakable cruelties; and Yannis Behrakis, Reuters’ chief photographer for Greece and Cyprus, part of the Pulitzer-Prize winning team documenting the flight of refugees from Syria. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall. (Global, Just Societies)

October 13
5 – 7 p.m.
Center for the Study of Social Difference | Center for Science and Society
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. Aditya Bharadwaj (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) will discuss the local and global dimensions of precision medicine. Schermerhorn Hall Extension, Room 754. (Precision Medicine, Global)

6 – 7:30 p.m.
CUMC Office of the Dean
Person Place Thing Podcast
A live taping of WAMC Public Radio’s Person Place Thing podcast with Randy Cohen, host and author of The Ethicist column in the New York Times Magazine from 1999 to 2011. Featuring Jonathan F.P. Rose, urban renewal pioneer and developer, discussing his new book The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life. Music by classical guitarist João Kouyoumdjian. Followed by a book signing with Rose. RSVP here. CUMC, Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess Commons.


October 13 – October 28: Filming at the Borders: Migrating to Europe Today (Film Series at Maison Française)
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)

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