Jerry’s and Carolina’s Back to School Picks! (16:53) Sept 6 – 19

Welcome to Fall 2017 picks, now featuring a top Pick each week. Enjoy and share your story.

September 14
6:30 – 8 p.m.
SoA | SIPA | Teachers College | Mailman | GSAPP
A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers
Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner, will discuss art, leadership, institutions, and how to create change at the scale of the city, including CreateNYC, the first-ever comprehensive cultural plan for NYC. A conversation by Arts Dean Carol Becker. Registration opens here on Wednesday, September 6. Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Lantern. (Arts and Ideas, Just Societies)


September 6
5 – 7 p.m.
Take Two Cartoons and Call Me in the Morning: The Fact and Fiction of Funny and Health
For this Narrative Medicine Rounds, attend a talk about the intersection of illness and humor by Esquire humor and cartoon editor Bob Mankoff. P&S Building, CUMC Faculty Club, 4th Floor.

September 8
6 – 8 p.m.
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library | Buell Center | Wallach Art Gallery
Living In America Exhibition: Opening Reception
Living In America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing tells a story of segregation, inequality, and aspiration­­––a story as old as the country itself, and one that continues to pose the question, “How to live in America, together?” The exhibition is on view September 9 through December 17. Lenfest Center for the Arts, Wallach Art Gallery. (Arts and Ideas, Just Societies)

September 11
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Why Food Is a Public Health Issue
To connect the dots between the food system, public health, and health policy, Mark Bittman, former New York Times columnist and lecturer, is hosting a weekly lecture series on the food justice movement. The first event of the series features a conversation with Mailman Dean Linda P. Fried. Participate using #FoodJustice on Twitter. Vagelos Education Center, Room 201.

September 13
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Maison Française | Center for Oral History Research
Oral Histories: November 13 Terrorist Attacks in Paris and of September 11 in the US
Christian Delage, historian and filmmaker, will talk about a research program he led with the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Present (IHTP) that involved filming the testimonies of the women and men who lived through the terrorist attacks in Paris and St. Denis on November 13, 2015, in which 130 people were killed. Mary Marshall Clark, director of Columbia’s Center for Oral History Research, will talk about the September 11 Oral History Narrative and Memory Project, analyzing the role 9/11 played in New Yorkers’ lives and how these stories differ from their national media portrayals. Maison Française. (Arts and Ideas)

September 18
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Writing a New Story Together: Confronting Mental Health Disparities with Community Partnerships
For the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, Sidney Hankerson, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, will discuss an innovative community-focused approach to delivering mental health services. Hankerson has created a coalition of community leaders and academicians focused on transforming trusted community settings, like African-American Churches, into therapeutic spaces for people with mental health problems. RSVP here. Graduate School of Journalism. (Future of Neuroscience, Just Societies)

6 – 8 p.m.
Graduate School of Journalism
Christiane Amanpour on Fake News and the Free Press
This year’s Peter Zenger Lecture will be given by Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of the network’s award-winning, flagship global affairs programme “Amanpour.” Limited seats are available for the public; email [email protected] to RSVP. Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall. (Global, Just Societies)

September 19
6 p.m.
Center for Jazz Studies | Music at St. Paul’s | Jazzmobile
Jazzmobile, Community, and the Harlem Soundscape
In response to the increasing inaccessibility of jazz performances in Harlem, Billy Taylor founded Jazzmobile in 1964, a not-for-profit arts organization that presents free, professional, live jazz concerts in order to bring jazz “back to Harlem.” Audiences listen to amplified jazz at historical sites in Harlem’s outdoors. The event features performances by Jazzmobile All Stars, keynote by Whitney Slaten, Ph.D. candidate in music, and a discussion with the audience. Email [email protected] to RSVP. St. Paul’s Chapel. (Arts and Ideas)


Sept 14  – April 26, 2018: 13 Forms of Uprising: 13 Seminars at Columbia

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