Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks (16:45) March 29 – April 15

Neutrinos to neurons, creating Chinatown to launching startups, Columbia considers the human and the humane, the perceptible and the possible. Remember to share your story.


March 28: Book Talk – Selling the Future
March 29: Environmental Impacts on Health Disparities
March 30: Mortality Mansions and Refugees and Gender Violence: Media and the Arts
April 5: Narrative Medicine Rounds: On the Telling of Stories


April 13 – 14
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Columbia Entrepreneurship
#StartupColumbia and Columbia Venture Competition
Columbia-founded startups, panels discussing the latest trends in technology, and a notable keynote speaker. Complimentary tickets provided for VIP alumni. Please contact Yvette Miller at [email protected] for tickets and more information. Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium.


March 29
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Law School | Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Socio-economic Rights in Times of Crisis
Can human rights serve to safeguard the dignity of all people, even in times of crises? Panelists will discuss how human rights advocates can confront worrying trends and why socio-economic rights are now more important than ever, both internationally and in the United States. Includes Aoife Nolan, professor of international human rights law at the University of Nottingham; Colette Pichon Battle, executive director at the US Human Rights Network; and Ignacio Saiz, executive director of the Center for Economic and Social Rights. International Affairs Building, Room 1302. (Just Societies)

March 30
6 p.m.
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
First-Year MFA Exhibition and Panel Discussion: Making Art in Times of Political Unrest
A discussion with Laura Miller ’13SOA, Yoav Horesh ’05SOA, and Leah Wolff ’11SOA. Moderated by Emily Liebert. Exhibition dates are March 25–April 8. RSVP here. The Judith Lee Stronach Center, Schermerhorn Hall.

April 4
4 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative
Practices starting a Biotech: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders
The second in this seminar series on Best Practices Starting a Biotech: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders with Tom Maniatis, director of the Precision Medicine Initiative, and Charles Zuker, scientific founder of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Topics include Basic Biology, Clinical Application, Pre-Clinical Development, and Intellectual Property. RSVP here. Roy And Diana Vagelos Education Center, 104 Haven Ave. (Precision Medicine)

April 11
5 p.m.
Co-sponsors here
The New York Premiere Film Screening of Light
Dance, memory, music, and poetry collide in a visual and aural landscape in Light, illuminating the lives of women who were forces in the creation of the New York Chinatown community in the early 1900s. Discussion with Tatsu Aoki, filmmaker and musician; Lenora Lee, choreographer; and Francis Wong, composer. Includes Tony Award-winning playwright and SOA faculty David Henry Hwang. Casa Hispanica. (Just Societies, Arts and Imagination)

April 13
4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
The Italian Academy | Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program
The Human Sense of Smell
How does our brain make sense of scents and flavors? Panelists will explore the human sense of smell in its perceptual, neural, and cultural dimensions. Includes Avery Gilbert, smell scientist, entrepreneur, and author; Stuart Firestein, professor of biological sciences; and moderated by Ann-Sophie Barwich, presidential scholar in Society and Neuroscience. Italian Academy. (Future of Neuroscience)

7 p.m.
Nevis Science Center
Neutrinos are Us!
After the Big Bang, a small amount of matter has survived annihilation with antimatter, making up what remains today as our visible universe. But why? This lecture, featuring Georgia Karagiorgi, assistant professor of physics, will describe an ambitious experiment that aims to get to the bottom of one of science’s biggest mysteries. RSVP here. Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, Irvington, New York, 136 S. Broadway.

April 14 – 15
Heyman Center for the Humanities | Society of Fellows in the Humanities | Graduate School of Journalism
The Unplugged Soul: A Conference on the Podcast
An exploration of a new art form—the podcast—liberated from mass media’s customary limitations. Speakers include Devon Taylor, editor of Millennial; Christopher Lydon, host of Open Source; Rachel Zucker, host of Commonplace; and others. RSVP here. Journalism School, Common Room, 2nd floor. (Arts and Imagination)

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

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