Collaborating for change! Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks (16:49)  April 24 – May 9

Collaborating for change–from art and brain science to climate to the dynamics of race.

Enjoy and remember to share your story.


April 26: Precision Medicine Forum: Harnessing the Power of the Genome to Meet Medicine’s Greatest Challenges
April 27: The Shock of Attention: Art, Science, Creativity, and Doubt and The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century
April 28: Advances in Precision Medicine: Genetics


April 24
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience
Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures
Part of the Seminars in Society and Neuroscience series, University Professor Eric R. Kandel, Kavli Professor of brain science, will discuss his new book. Registration required here. Northwest Corner Building, Room 501. (The Future of Neuroscience)

April 28
12 – 2 p.m.
Heyman Center for the Humanities | The Society of Fellows
Fresh Air Children and the Problem of Race in America
Since 1877, Fresh Air programs from Maine to Montana have brought inner-city children to rural and suburban homes for two-week summer vacations. Tobin Miller Shearer (University of Montana) will discuss how the residents who hosted the children from the city perpetuated racial inequity rather than overturned it. Joined in conversation by Frank Guridy, associate professor. 2nd floor, Common Room. (Just Societies)

May 1
4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience
Sound Studies and Auditory Neuroscience: New Perspectives on Listening
Part of the Seminars in Society and Neuroscience series, a discussion with Tim Griffiths, professor of cognitive neurology at Newcastle University; Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, director of the Music Cognition Lab at the University of Arkansas; and Ana Maria Ochoa, professor of music. Moderated by Nori Jacoby, presidential scholar in Society and Neuroscience. Reception to follow. Faculty House. (The Future of Neuroscience)

May 3
5 – 7 p.m.
Narrative Medicine Rounds: Person Place Thing Conversation with Harriet A. Washington and Randy Cohen
Harriet A. Washington, award-winning medical writer and author of Medical Apartheid, will be interviewed by Randy Cohen, creator of the radio program, Person Place Thing. P&S Building, CUMC Faculty Club, 4th Floor. (Just Societies)

May 4
7 – 10 p.m.
The Earth Institute | Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop
Collaborating for Change: A New Vision of Climate Adaptation
A discussion about the most pressing issues pertaining to climate adaptation and collaborative, interdisciplinary solutions. Includes Steven Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute; Shaun Martin, senior director of the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience for the World Wildlife Fund; Peter Marcotullio, professor of Urban Planning at CUNY; and more. Moderated by environmental journalist Andrew Revkin. Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104. (Climate Response)

May 9
6 – 8 p.m.
Physicians and Surgeons
Up for Air Screening
The film Up for Air follows five years in the life of Jerry Cahill, one of the oldest living patients battling cystic fibrosis, as he learns about the fragility of life and the power of self-discipline and community in prolonging it. Private film screening followed by a Q&A with Jerry Cahill and the film’s director, Artem Agafonov. RSVP here. P&S, William Black Medical Research Building, Alumni Auditorium, 1st floor.
For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events.

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