Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks (16:42) March 8 – 22

Your alumni and donor friends may want to check out the Saturday Science family event at the new Zuckerman Institute Education Lab or learn about perspectives on medicine and the self. And if you, yourself, attend something great, remember to share your story.


March 6: Fact Checking with Peter Canby from The New Yorker and Voices From Inside America’s Mass System of Punishment: The Freeing Power of Higher Education
March 8: The Virtual Reality Revolution – Dawn of a New Medium


March 8
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Columbia Business School Program for Financial Studies | Global Risk Institute | Data Science Institute
Second Annual News and Finance Conference
How does information become news in the first place? How do choices made by journalists shape the news to which markets react? Leaders from across academia, business, government, and the media explore new frontiers in the study of the dissemination of news and its influence on markets. View program details here. Reception to follow. RSVP here. Morningside Faculty House, 2nd floor. (Data and Society)

6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
European Institute | Department of History | Heyman Center for the Humanities
Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers
While consumption is often portrayed as a recent American export, in fact, it is an international phenomenon with a longer and diverse history. Frank Trentmann, professor of history at Birkbeck College at the University of London,  explores our modern material world – from Renaissance Italy and late Ming China to today’s global economy.  Introduction by Sam Wetherell, lecturer in discipline in British history. The Heyman Center, Common Room, 2nd floor. (Global)

March 9
1 – 3 p.m.
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society | Center for Science and Society
Cancer Across Cultures: Defining Disease in Integrative Oncology
Can defining a disease based on its absence offer innovative forms of diagnosis and treatment? How do comparing different approaches in integrative oncology offer insight into changing conceptions of the body? Discussants include Narendra S. Bhatt, physician, researcher, and educator specializing in Ayurveda; Ting Bao, director of  Integrative Breast Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering; and Rishi Goyal, assistant professor in the division of emergency medicine. Fayerweather Hall, Room 513. (Future of Neuroscience)

5 – 7 p.m.
Center for Science and Society
Precision Medicine, Embodiment, Self, and Disability
Jackie Scully, executive director of the Policy, Ethics, and Life Sciences Research Centre at Newcastle University, will explore how genomic research and healthcare inform the cultural constructions of normality and disability, and ask how researchers might influence those constructions in ethically robust ways. Part of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative series, Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture. Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge, Room 701. (Precision Medicine)

March 18
1 – 4 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute Education Lab
Saturday Science: What Makes a Sense?
What are my senses? How do my sensors work? How do I interpret my world? Students, families, and community groups are invited to explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and demonstrations with scientists. RSVP here. Jerome L. Greene Science Center,  605 W. 129th St. (Future of Neuroscience)

March 22
6 – 7 p.m.
CJS Global
Book Talk: No Friends but the Mountains
A conversation with acclaimed war correspondent Judith Matloff, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, about her new book on the isolated mountain communities-from South America to the Middle East to Kashmir, Matloff reminds us that the drugs, terrorism, and instability cascading down the mountainside affect us all. RSVP here. Stabile Center. (Global, Just Societies)

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

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