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Biodiversity and Its Histories Exhibition

April 22 - May 19
Washington Heights Branch of the New York Public Library, 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 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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12:15 pm

James Scott – Landscaping the Planet: The “Domus Complex” or The Late Neolithic Multi-Species Resettlement Camp

April 27, 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States

James Scott, Yale University professor, will give a talk on "Landscaping the Planet: The 'Domus Complex' or The Late Neolithic Multi-Species Resettlement Camp." Open exclusively to Columbia affiliates.

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4:00 pm

Biodiversity and Its Histories Student Exhibit – Opening Event

April 27, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Washington Heights Branch of the New York Public Library, 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY United States

A public exhibition celebrating biodiversity will open Earth Day, April 22, 2017, and last through May 19, 2017 at the Washington Heights Branch of the New York Public Library, with an opening day event April 27 at 4pm. The exhibition is designed and produced by students of Barnard College and Columbia University. Contributors include: Arielle Alterwaite, Stephanie Barral, Tristan Brown, Gabrielle Bruno, Lyra Cooper, Robert Corban, Rosalind Donald, Linda Gordon, Sara Heiny, Maggie Israel, Petros Krommidas, Lila Livingston, Laura McLean, Anna McNulty, Julie Moon, Melissa Morris, Camila Puig Ibarra, Claire Sabel, Zhuoxuan Tian, Daniel West, Adrien Zakar, Mollie Zanger, Wenrui Zhao, Professor Deborah Coen.

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4:30 pm

Rita Charon – The Shock of Attention: Art, Science, Creativity, and Doubt

April 27, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alumni Auditorium, Black Building, 650 W. 168th Street
New York, NY United States

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."

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6:30 pm

Nation of Inventors: Patent Models in Nineteenth-Century America

April 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trumbull Room – The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017 United States

The Hagley Museum and Library is a nonprofit educational institution in Wilmington, Delaware. It is home to the world’s largest private collection of American patent models. Each model tells a story of ingenuity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Join us and be one of the first to learn how Hagley will share these one-ofa-kind artifacts with the world. Please join us at the Yale Club of New York City for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Hosted by Nancy “Sunny” L. Hayward.

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7:00 pm

Christia Mercer – Philosophy in the Library: How Women Changed the Course of Philosophy, 1300-1700

April 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States

Christia Mercer explores ideas drawn from medieval Europe’s most innovative women and shows how their views about self-knowledge, cognition, and truth laid the groundwork for early modern philosophy. Free and open to the public.

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8:00 pm

The Medical Humanities: Attentions to the Body

April 27, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
717 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States

A panel discussing medicine and the humanities with Rachel Adams, Branka Arsic, Danya Glabau, Rishi Goyal, and Cristobal Silva.

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