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April 2017

Columbia Community Scholars Program Accepting Applications for 2017

April 10 - April 27

Columbia University’s Community Scholars Program is seeking nominations and applications for its next class; the deadline is Thursday, April 27, 2017.  The program, one of the benefits associated with the Manhattanville Campus Expansion, offers independent, community-based scholars from Northern Manhattan access to a suite of Columbia University services and resources in order to work toward the completion of a particular project or to attain skill in a particular area. We hope you will share this announcement with people you think would…

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INVISIBLE CITIES: MODA CURATES 2017

April 18 - May 20

Invisible Cities is an exhibition divided into three parts—organized into three “cities.” The show borrows its title from the eponymous 1972 novel by Italo Calvino. Calvino’s novel is less a story, an imaginative travelogue, than an investigation into the human condition. Like Calvino’s text, the exhibition Invisible Cities touches on disparate themes and differing infrastructures, mediated systems, the parafictional, and the digital baroque, to describe the multiplicities of contemporary subjectivity. The show takes viewers on a journey through a trio…

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2017 Forum on Sustainable Agriculture: Building Regenerative Local Food Systems

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Columbia University Earth Institute, School of International and Public Affairs, Center for Agriculture and Food Security, and the Columbia Water Center will present the third annual Forum on Sustainable Agriculture. Our series addresses how the agriculture sector is confronting the challenge of feeding a growing and increasingly affluent population while improving environmental and social performance and contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Profiles of the 2015 and 2016 forums can be viewed at http://eices.columbia.edu/events/past-events/2016-forum-on-sustainable-agriculture/ and http://eices.columbia.edu/events/past-events/ For 2017, we will…

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The Shock of Attention: Art, Science, Creativity, and Doubt

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

As part of the Columbia University Medical Center Dean’s Lecture Series 2016-2017, Rita Charon, MD, Ph.D., will deliver a talk entitled “The Shock of Attention: Art, Science, Creativity, and Doubt.” Dr. Charon is a general internist and literary scholar at Columbia University who originated the field of narrative medicine. She is Professor of Medicine and founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia. Her research focuses on the consequences of narrative medicine practice, reflective clinical practice,…

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Self-Defense for Women

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017

Learn to use leverage, technique, and timing to DEFEND yourself. Learn to identify situations involving both strangers and acquaintances. Increase awareness for safety and Self Defense. April 27th – May 11th, 2017 Thursdays 6:30-7:50pm Location: Varsity Weight Room, 1st fl. of Dodge Fitness Center $100 Three Week Course Register Online at PEREC.COLUMBIA.EDU

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

PDF Columbia University Department of Public Safety, the New York City Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering for the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free service open to all members of Columbia and its neighboring communities. On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., individuals may anonymously turn in their unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal at the following University locations; only pills or patches will be accepted for disposal:…

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Spring Blood Drive Campaign at Columbia

April 30

Over the years, Columbians have been very generous in donating blood for various causes and, in the process, have helped save the lives of many along the way, from trauma and cancer patients, to accident and burn victims, at-risk infants, and those with blood disorders. It is because of this generosity of volunteer blood donors in our Columbia community that patients and their families do not have to shoulder the burden of replacing blood when needed. Won’t you join us?…

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May 2017
Free

The French Presidential Elections: Second Round: A panel discussion with Cecile Alduy and Arthur Goldhammer, moderated by Emmanuelle

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Panelists discuss the French presidential election, which will conclude with the second and final round of voting on May 7. Remarks will include a discussion of the rising popularity of Marine Le Pen and the National Front, in light of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump and rising populism in Europe and elsewhere in the world. Cecile Alduy is a Professor of French at Stanford University and a specialist of French Renaissance Literature and contemporary French politics and culture,…

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New York’s Renewable Energy Future

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to invite you to a conversation on the future of renewable energy in New York. Jason Bordoff, Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs at SIPA and Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, will moderate a conversation with a group of distinguished speakers: Knut M. Aanstad, President, Statoil Wind US LLC Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and…

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“The Idea of Caring” – A Conversation between Harriet Washington and Randy Cohen for Person Place Thing

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For our May Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome medical journalist, Harriet A. Washington, who will be interviewed by writer Randy Cohen, creator of the radio program, Person Place Thing, an interview show based on this idea: People are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers. Person Place Thing is produced with JCC in…

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Agent Orange: The Toxin That Keeps on Giving

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) is a professional and social fellowship of people who have formally retired from their Columbia careers as university professors, researchers, and administrators but are still professionally active. Since its founding in 1998, EPIC has worked to continually expand its portfolio of activities and in 2017 launched its first Speakers Series in collaboration with the CU School of Professional Studies (SPS). Coordinated by Morningside Retirement and Health Services, the series is free and open to the…

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Collaborating for Change: A New Vision of Climate Adaptation

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop in conjunction with the Earth Institute will host a panel discussion at Columbia University on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborating-for-change-a-new-vision-of-climate-adaptation-tickets-33013829252 . The panel will bring together a range of experts working within the field of climate adaptation in order to showcase the diversity of work on this topic. The event will provide an opportunity to identify and discuss the most pressing issues pertaining to climate adaptation and to devise collaborative, interdisciplinary solutions. The discussion…

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Collaborating for Change: A New Vision of Climate Adaptation

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop in conjunction with the Earth Institute will host a panel discussion at Columbia University on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborating-for-change-a-new-vision-of-climate-adaptation-tickets-33013829252. The panel will bring together a range of experts working within the field of climate adaptation in order to showcase the diversity of work on this topic. The event will provide an opportunity to identify and discuss the most pressing issues pertaining to climate adaptation and to devise collaborative, interdisciplinary solutions. The discussion…

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The Bremen Town Band

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Grimm fairytale of the town musicians of Bremen tells of a ragtag band of four farm animals, nearing the end of their useful lives as beasts of burden and longing for an encore career as performers. The quartet—a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster—sets out on the road to Bremen, and we join their journey in this brand new work of puppet theater, featuring an original score by Courtney Bryan. Equally at home with jazz and classical…

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Columbia University Film Festival

May 10 - May 16

Screenwriting Night: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7 pm Flexible Performance Space, Lenfest Center for the Arts Screenings: Thursday-Saturday, May 11-13, 7 pm and 9 pm Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street Recap Screenings: Friday-Sunday, May 12-14, 12pm and 2 pm (with Columbia University ID) Student Selects: Sunday, May 14, 2017, 7 pm Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts Student Selects Recap Screening: Monday, May 15, 2017, 12 pm Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening…

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The Powers of Small Poems: From Ogden Nash to the Ghazal

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) is a professional and social fellowship of people who have formally retired from their Columbia careers as university professors, researchers, and administrators but are still professionally active. Since its founding in 1998, EPIC has worked to continually expand its portfolio of activities and in 2017 launched its first Speakers Series in collaboration with the CU School of Professional Studies (SPS). Coordinated by Morningside Retirement and Health Services, the series is free and open to the…

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