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Biodiversity and Its Histories Exhibition

April 22, 2017 - May 19, 2017
New York Public Library Washington Heights Branch, 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032 United States

An historical exhibition celebrating biodiversity will open Earth Day, April 22, 2017, and last through May 19, 2017. The exhibition is designed and produced by students of Barnard College and Columbia University.

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9:00 am

Biodiversity and Its Histories Workshop

April 24, 2017, 9:00 am - April 25, 2017, 6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States

This workshop will further explore several of the principal themes discussed in The New York Botanical Garden’s March 9th Symposium Threshold: Biodiversity, Climate, and Humanity at a Crossroads, through a further historical examination of the concept of biodiversity. Experts from around the world will travel to the Garden in order to participate in a collective endeavor to reconstruct the complex past as well as the competing measures and conflicting prescriptions for the preservation of biodiversity, from the eighteenth century to the present. In doing so, Biodiversity and its Histories aims to provide a forum for the discussion of one of the most contentious and pressing issues in the academy today.

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12:00 pm

Julia Wynn – Obtaining Consent, Educating and Disclosing Results from Genomic Sequencing: A Genetic Counselor’s Perspective

April 24, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Columbia University, 622 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032 United States

Ms. Wynn will present findings from the Technologies for Exome Education and Health (TEEcH) study, which she led, examining the patient experience of diagnostic exome sequencing and a video educational tool to augment the genetic counseling session. She will also discuss findings from the NHGRI-funded Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) consortium, which evaluated the integration of genomic sequencing into clinical practice. Finally, she will share her evolution as a genetic counselor in the genomic era and reflect on the roles of genetic counselors as genomic sequencing is increasingly integrated into healthcare.

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3:00 pm

Sophia Roosth – The Fluent Structure of Time: Microbial Colonies and Post-Colonial Economies in the Caribbean

April 24, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CIRHUS, NYU, 4 Washington Square North, Second Floor Dean’s Conference Room Sophia Roosth (Harvard University — History of Science), will discuss "The Fluent Structure of Time: Microbial Colonies and Post-Colonial Economies in the Caribbean" at the Workshop for Intellectual History … Continue reading

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7:30 pm

Eric R. Kandel – Reductionism in Art and Brain Science

April 24, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Northwest Corner Building Room #501, Columbia University, 550 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027 United States

Neuroscientist and Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel will discuss his latest book, Reductionism in Art and Brain Science, in a free, public lecture at Columbia University. In this new book, Kandel, whose remarkable scientific career and deep interest in art give him a unique perspective, demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning.

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