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13th – Film Screening and Discussion
An award-winning documentary about mass incarceration in the US, racism, and the criminalization of African Americans, directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma). Discussion with Columbia faculty to follow, featuring Jelani Cobb, professor of journalism; Geraldine Downey, director of the Center for Justice; and Jeff Fagan, professor of law and of epidemiology. Registration required here. Miller Theatre. (Just Societies)
5 – 7 p.m.
The Center for Science and Society
Precision Medicine, Privacy, and Family Relations
Jacqueline Joon-Lin Chin, associate professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore, will give a talk. This event is part of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative series, Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture. Schermerhorn Extension, Room 754. (Precision Medicine)
7– 8 p.m.
Nevis Science Center
Science-on-Hudson: Extreme Weather and Climate Change
How does climate change influence extreme weather events? Are they increasing in frequency or intensity? How does the answer differ depending on which kind of event we are talking about — heat waves, floods, droughts, hurricanes, or tornadoes? A public talk with Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics and applied mathematics. Register here. Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, Irvington, New York, 136 S. Broadway. (Climate Response)
February 9 – 12
Barnard | Athena Center for Leadership Studies
7th Annual Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership
A weekend of feature films, documentaries, and shorts that highlight women’s leadership both in real life and the fictional world. Includes panel discussions with directors and workshops. View the full program schedule here and venue locations here. Purchase tickets here.
1 – 4 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute Education Lab
Saturday Science: Meet the Brain
How does the brain work? What’s the brain made of? Students, families, and community groups are invited to explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and demonstrations with scientists. Register here. 605 W. 129th St., Jerome L. Greene Science Center Education Lab. (The Future of Neuroscience)
A Son Confronts His Father’s Death
Siddhartha Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine in hematology and oncology, will present the 39th Annual Alexander Ming Fisher Lecture on Death and Dying. The yearly lecture series includes topics that explore a wide variety of issues including family care in terminal illness, death and public policy, the impact of AIDS on the practice of medicine, physician-assisted suicide, Medicare and terminal illness, and genetic engineering and the prolonging of life. P&S, Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th Street, 1st floor.
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