What’s the Matter? Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks April 5 – 17

From hip-hop to climate justice to the fundamentals of physics, this week’s Picks remind us that often April is the fullest month.






April 10 – 11
Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: Paradoxes of Connectivity and Belonging Conference
Panelist will cover a broad range of conflict-related issues on migration in a digital age. See speaker list here. See list of cosponsors here. RSVP here. The Heyman Center, Second Floor, Common Room. (Data and Society, Just Societies)


April 2: Speaking Science to Power: The Importance of Facts in Decision-Making
April 3: The Global Poets Series with M. NourbeSe Philip and Tracy K. Smith
April 5: American Voter Project: One Person, One Vote in the US Today
April 6: Magazines and Politics, 2018


April 5
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Center for Spatial Research
The Art of Storytelling
This third annual Art of Data Visualization event includes Matteo Farinella, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience and a science illustrator; Jeremy White, graphics editor for The New York Times and adjunct professor at GSAPP; and others. RSVP here. Schapiro CEPSR, Davis Auditorium. (Data and Society)

April 10
6:30 – 9 p.m.
School of the Arts
Columbia Revolt at 50: Remembering the Radical Film and its Moment
Commemorating the 1968 campus anti-war protests, the SoA will screen Columbia Revolt, the documentary shot by members of the New York Newsreel. Includes a talk with former students and filmmakers. RSVP here. Lenfest Center for the Arts. (Arts and Ideas, Just Societies)

April 11
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Department of Epidemiology
Climate Justice: From Brooklyn to Puerto Rico
An Epidemiology Grand Rounds and Alan Berkman Memorial Lecture with Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of Uprose and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance. Allan Rosenfield Building, 8th Floor, Auditorium. (Just Societies, Climate Response)

6:30 pm
Columbia Community Scholars Dialogue
Hip-Hop Education: Propelling and Preserving the Movement
As hip-hop music approaches its 45th anniversary, three Columbia University Community Scholars  will explore how hip-hop education happens and how it is evolving, including the creation of more than thirty institutions focused on the legacy of hip-hop. RSVP here by April 6. Faculty House. (Arts and Ideas)

April 12
7 p.m.
Nevis Science Center
The Mysterious Case of Matter
A discussion with Gustaaf Brooijmans, professor of physics and researcher at ATLAS, a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN that is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy. Followed by a Q&A. RSVP here. Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, Irvington, New York, 136 S. Broadway.

April 17
4 p.m.
The Zuckerman Institute
Integrating Brain and Behavior in Models of Decision Making
A talk considering the challenges of integrating neuroscience into models of decision-making behavior with Scott Huettel, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. This seminar is part of the Systems, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series at the Zuckerman Institute. Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 9th Floor. (Future of Neuroscience)

4 – 5:30 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Division of Social Science
Retreat from Equality: The Importance of Reconstruction and the Late Nineteenth Century to Understanding Persistent Racial Inequality, a lecture in the Just Societies Speaker Series by Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History. RSVP here. Journalism School, Pulitzer Hall, Jamail Lecture Hall. (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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