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April 2017

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
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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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Biodiversity and Its Histories Workshop

April 24, 9:00 am - April 25, 6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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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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Eric R. Kandel – Reductionism in Art and Brain Science

April 24, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
501 Northwest Corner Building, 550 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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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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Ann-Sophie Barwich – Scent Track: What can the History of Olfaction tell us about Theorizing in the Life Sciences?

April 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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Perfumery may possibly be the second oldest business in the history of mankind. Olfaction, the sense of smell, has attracted systematic interest in scientific studies only recently, however. The discovery of the olfactory receptor genes by Linda Buck and Richard Axel in 1991 catapulted olfaction into core neurobiological research. Seldom does a discovery represent the birth of an experimental system as markedly as in the case of the olfactory receptors. Olfaction has been a fairly neglected field before, conducted only by a few but dedicated researchers throughout the past centuries.

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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
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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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Knowledge Production in Twentieth Century China and Beyond

April 28 - April 29
International Affairs Building, Room 918, 420 W 118th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This workshop examines the variegated forms of knowledge production that occurred from the end of the Qing until the PRC period. This period has long been characterized as a period of chaos and transition.

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May 2017

Sound Studies and Auditory Neuroscience: New Perspectives on Listening – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 1, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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This seminar features leading scholars from auditory neuroscience, sound studies, and music cognition discussing scientific and humanistic perspectives on the role of acoustic conditions and cultural exposure on the formation of the sense of hearing itself.

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The Engine of Modernity: Construing Science as the Driving Force of History in the Twentieth Century

May 2 - May 3
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This workshop will explore the central role that science came to occupy in thinking about modernity and modernization in the first half of the twentieth century. The workshop examines the emergence of academic disciplines devoted to studying this role – history, philosophy and sociology of science – as well as the rise of policies of science and modernization. It compares ideas and practices in various places around the globe as well as in international organizations such as UNESCO.

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Art & Science in Archaeological Illustration Exhibit and Reception

May 9, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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An exhibition and reception celebrating art and science in archaeological illustration will be held next Tuesday, May 11, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Contributors include Augusta Chapman, Lauren Conway, Kristine Dunn, Yisel Garcia, Jiayan Lu, Eileen Townsend, and Alaina Wibberly. Free and open to the public.

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The Two Cultures Reading Group – C.P. Snow and Scientific Fraud

May 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The second meeting of the reading group will take place on May 11 at 4 pm in 513 Fayerweather. We will be discussing "The Affair" (1960), a novel that centers around a case of scientific fraud. Newcomers are most welcome!

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