Season’s Gleanings! Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks December 3 – 17

How might census methods hurt immigrants and the City? With algorithms as artists, Dean Coll on America’s secret wars, and health care from AIDS prevention to wellness genomics — our last Picks of the season are bountiful.  See you in 2019!

In the meantime, feel free to peruse other calendars and pick your own Picks on the University events calendar, our Picks DIY Sources, and on the Engage page.






December 7
1 – 4 p.m.
The Brown Institute | Center for Science and Society | Data, Media and Society Center
Making Art in the Age of Algorithms
Talks, demos, and performances exploring algorithms that generate art. Keynote with poet and professor of digital media Nick Montfort from MIT. RSVP and event details here. Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall. (Arts and Ideas, Data and Society)


December 5: Narrative Medicine Rounds: Border Lines—How Journalists Sorted Out Fact vs. Fiction in Issues about Children and Immigration
December 8: Saturday Science: Let’s Move It
December 17: Carnival of the Animals


December 3
6  – 8 p.m.
The Census and the City: Why Threats to the Census Could Hurt Immigrants and Cause Millions of Dollars Lost to the City and its Services
Featuring Kenneth Prewitt, former director of the US Census Bureau (keynote); Yvette Stacey Cumberbatch, former Census coordinator for the City; Alex William Finkelstein, New York Attorney General’s Office; John Flateau, professor at CUNY and former Census coordinator for the State; Quinn Rhi, senior associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action; and Mazin Sidahmed, co-founding editor and senior reporter at Documented. RSVP here. International Affairs Building, Room 1512. (Data and Society, Just Societies)

December 4
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Mailman | ICAP
Knowledge is Power: World AIDS Day at 30
Presentations, a panel discussion, and a video premiere around the theme of Know your Status—the official theme for World AIDS Day 2018. Speakers include Wafaa El-Sadr, global director of ICAP (moderating); Bisrat Abraham, director of clinical operations and technical assistance for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control at NYC DOHMH; Jessica Justman, senior technical director of ICAP; and Isaac Beckford, community advocate. Reception to follow.  RSVP here.  722 West 168th St., Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess Commons. (Global Solutions)

December 4
12:10 – 2 p.m.
SIPA | Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
Steve Coll: Directorate S: America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
A book talk and panel discussion with Steve Coll, author and dean of Journalism. Featuring SIPA professors and members of the Saltzman Institute, Dipali Mukhopadhyay and Stephen Biddle. International Affairs Building, Room 1501. (Just Societies)

December 6
6 p.m.
The Heyman Center
An Investigative Cinema: Politics and Modernization in Italian, French, and American Film
Fabrizio Cilento (Messiah College) will present his most recent book, An Investigative Cinema: Politics and Modernization in Italian, French, and American Film. Including a discussion with Elizabeth Leake, director of undergraduate studies in the Italian Department; Giancarlo Lombardi, professor of comparative literature at CUNY; and Richard Peña, professor of professional practice in film in the Faculty of the Arts. A wine and cheese reception will follow. The Heyman Center, Common Room, Second Floor. (Arts and Ideas)

December 6
6:30 – 9 p.m.    
Maison Française | School of the Arts
Film and Panel Discussion: Rafiki
Rafiki is the last film in the film series Blackness in French and Francophone Film. The film is a story about homosexuality in Kenya and is the first Kenyan feature to ever screen at Cannes. See the trailer here. RSVP here. Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-bernstein, Screening Room. (Arts and Ideas)

December 17
12 – 1 p.m.
Center for Research on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic and Behavioral Genetics
Moral Trajectories in Genomic Medicine: From Personalized Medicine to Precision Prevention and Wellness Genomics?
A discussion with Eric T. Juengst, director of the UNC Center for Bioethics and a Professor in the Departments of Social Medicine and Genetics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will discuss. Presbyterian Hospital Building, Room 10-204. (Precision Medicine)

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

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