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The Big Learning Challenge

Teachers College - Columbia University 525 West 120th Street, New York

Harness the power of 21st century capacities at this project-based learning institute, where you'll have the chance to navigate the PBL process as a participant, and as an educator looking to implement new instructional strategies in your classroom. Preview innovative workshops, practice new instructional strategies, and make connections with other teachers while designing your own project around one of the following themes: Mapping History Modeling in Mathematics Poetry & Prose (in partnership with the Student Press Initiative) Reading & Discussion Remixing Performance (in partnership with Literacy Unbound) Scientific Exploration Each year, Big Learning Challenge participants approach 21st century project creation from a common theme (announced the day of the institute). For the 2019 Big Learning Challenge, educators tackled project-based learning under the theme of seeds. They produced mathematical seed designs, designed hydroponic systems for growing seeds, and even created stop motion animations that investigated what happens when a seed is planted. This year's theme is still under wraps, but will be announced [...]

$50 – $65

Polish Cultural Studies in the 21st-Century US Academy: A Discussion with Magda Szcześniak

International Affairs Building (Columbia University) 420 West 118th Street, New York

Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Magda Szcześniak (University of Warsaw; Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University). As the recipient of a prestigious research grant for work in a preeminent US Cultural Studies program, Magda Szcześniak will briefly discuss the challenges and opportunities, both intellectual and institutional, for conceiving and launching viable research projects focusing on Polish culture within the US academy. Following this, a discussion will follow, in which students considering either applying for funding in the region or embarking on careers within it can pose questions, both to Professor Szczęśniak and for open discussion, regarding productive avenues of research and institutional collaboration, both in and out of Poland. Graduate and undergraduate students in any area of East-Central European Studies are encouraged to attend. Event Contact Information: Carly Jackson 212 854 6217

Lewis Milestone: From Kishinev to Hollywood

International Affairs Building (Columbia University) 420 West 118th Street, New York

Please join us for a talk with Harlow Robinson, author of Lewis Milestone: Life and Films (University Press of Kentucky, December 2019). Creator of such recognized classic films as All Quiet on the Western Front, Of Mice and Men and Pork Chop Hill, Lewis Milestone rose from humble Russian-speaking Jewish origins in Kishinev to become one of the leading directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. During the course of his long career he worked with many great stars, and maintained close contact with Soviet filmmakers. His Russian origins and left-wing sympathies made him a target of the anti-Communist hysteria of the late 1940s, but he survived into the 1960s with Ocean's 11 and Mutiny on the Bounty. Harlow Robinson's book Lewis Milestone: Life and Films is the first major study of this fascinating cinema pioneer. HARLOW ROBINSON is professor of History and Screen and Media Studies Emeritus at Northeastern University. He is the author of Sergei Prokofiev: [...]

Integrating Special Populations Seminar Series: “Community Voices in Engaged Research”

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital 622 W. 168 St., New York, NY 10032, New York

Integrating Special Populations Seminar Series "Community Voices in Engaged Research" Jennifer J. Manly, PhD Professor of Neuropsychology Columbia University Irving Medical Center Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN Rudin Professor of Nursing Hunter College, City University of New York Community Engaged Participatory Research can shift the research paradigm, increase trust and generalizability, and enhance both the research enterprise and community health. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the power of community-engaged research, present lessons learned and discuss the attributes needed for successful community-engaged research projects. This event is hosted by the Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Resource at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, home to Columbia University's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Hub Preferred RSVP: Janelle Nuñez, by Friday, January 24th, 2020 Event Contact Information: Janelle Nunez

Hidden Colors: 5-Part Series

Lt. Joseph P Kennedy Center 34 West 134th Street (bet Lenox and 5th Aves), NY

HIDDEN COLORS (5-part series) Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: The original image of Christ; The true story about the Moors; The original people of Asia; The great west African empires; The presence of Africans in America before Columbus; The real reason slavery was ended And much more  

Launch of the Handbook of Development Economics: Critical Reflections on Globalisation and Development

International Affairs Building (Columbia University) 420 West 118th Street, New York

Please join Handbook editors José Antonio Ocampo, Professor and Director, Economic and Political Development Concentration at SIPA and Chair of the UN Committee for Development Policy; and Machiko Nissanke, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London for a launch and discussion of their recently published Handbook of Development Economics: Critical Reflections on Globalisation and Development. Additional speakers will include chapter authors: Maria S. Floro; Professor of Economics at American University and former Co-Director of the Graduate Program on Gender Analysis in Economics; Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Vice-Chair, UN Committee for Development Policy, and Professor and Chair, Development Concentration at The New School; and Richard Nelson, Director of the program on Science, Technology, and Global Development, at the Columbia Earth Institute, and George Blumenthal Professor of International and Public Affairs, Business, and Law, at Columbia University. The Handbook of Development Economics responds to the needs and aspirations of current and future [...]

The Rest I Make Up

Barnard College - Diana Center - Glick-Milstein Theater 3009 Broadway, New York

Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes (1930-2018) created astonishing worlds onstage. When she stopped writing due to dementia, a friendship with a young writer and filmmaker Michelle Memran (Dasha Amsterdam Epstein Visiting Artist in Theatre, Barnard College) reignited her visionary creative spirit, triggering a film collaboration that picked up where the pen left off. The film is experimental in its storytelling, exploring the filmmaker and subject’s artistic exchange, mutual influence, and the co-constitution of story and memory. At the heart of this film, we see a dedication to a life and cultural legacy, and a friendship. This event is free, open to the public, and mobility accessible. RSVP is preferred, not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Presented by BCRW and the Department of Theatre, Barnard College


Tactus: The ensemble of the MSM Contemporary Performance Program

Manhattan School of Music - Greenfield Hall 120 Claremont Avenue, New York

The critically-acclaimed ensemble of MSM’s Contemporary Performance Program play classical works from the past 100 years. Margaret Kampmeier, Artistic Director Greenfield Hall Manhattan School of Music 130 Claremont Ave. (just north of W. 122nd St.) New York, NY 10027 This event is FREE and open to the public This event is eligible for Concert Attendance credit for MSM students. To receive credit, students must scan IN and OUT at the beginning and end of the event. Questions?


MSM Chamber Sinfonia at Merkin Hall: What Makes it Great?

Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street, New York

Rob Kapilow, Conductor “What Makes It Great?” Listen to iconic masterpieces with new ears as NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and pianist Rob Kapilow shows you what you’ve been missing! BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 Goethe called Beethoven enormously talented, but a “completely untamed personality.” Weber thought that the 7th Symphony showed that Beethoven was “ripe for the madhouse.” Beethoven’s contemporaries thought his music was as difficult, defiant, radical and as untamed as the man himself. Yet today the 7th Symphony has become an icon of classical music, as canonical as any symphony ever written. How did this happen? Can we rehear this iconic work as the disturbing, eccentric, radical untamed masterpiece it was for Beethoven’s contemporaries? Tickets required. Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street (btw Broadway and Amsterdam) New York, NY 10023 T 212 501 3330 PURCHASE TICKETS

Ni Yan, cello

Mikowsky Hall

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Liangdianzi Zhang, piano

Miller Recital Hall

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