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March 2017

Conevery Valencius – Fracking, Earthquakes, and Public Science in Rural America

March 1, 12:15 pm - 2:05 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, New York, NY 10027 United States + Google Map

The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room Conevery Valencius, University of Massachusetts Boston Scientists studying these earthquakes have implicated our recent shale energy revolution, particularly the pressure created by the massive volume of toxic wastewater produced when we use hydraulic fracturing to harvest oil and gas from shale formations. In some states, regulators have restricted the underground injection of wastewater, but other states are taking only limited action or continue to deny the science linking fracking to earthquakes. What can…

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Haptic Bodies: Perception, Touch, and the Ethics of Being

March 3 - March 4
Event Oval, Diana Center, New York, NY 10027 United States + Google Map

Event Oval, The Diana Center How are we, as global citizens, accountable to each other? This year’s Scholar and Feminist Conference explores the haptic— the perception and manipulation of objects using the sense of touch—as an ethics of being in the world. Feminist scholars, artists, and activists come together in this utterly unique two-day conference to examine the many ways in which touch helps us better understand the politics and aesthetics of embodiment, situatedness, and performance. Through a series of…

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All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair

March 3, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Columbia University Alfred Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Auditorium 2920 Broadway, between 114th and 115th Streets The eight Ivy League schools are teaming up once more to host the fourteenth anniversary of the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair on March 3, 2017. Representatives from organizations in the private, non-profit and public sectors across a multitude of industries will have the opportunity to connect with top graduate and undergraduate students. Registration is required; please visit the event website for…

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Neuroscience in the Body: Perspectives at the Periphery – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

March 6, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Moderated by a current Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, this discussion will extend across practices distinguished by disciplinary and cultural boundaries to explore neuroscience at the periphery of the body.

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Cancer Across Cultures: Defining Disease in Integrative Oncology

March 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Fayerweather 513, Columbia University As cancer types grow increasingly diverse, so do their forms of treatment. Drawing on therapies that emerged in parts of China and India, physicians render diseases legible through what is often described as “integrative medicine.” And with increasing patient demand, integrative physicians have likewise turned their attention to developing innovative approaches to cancer treatment, recovery, and prevention. Yet, among classical medical systems in South Asia and East Asia, “cancer” as a disease category did not exist.…

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Jackie Scully – Precision Medicine, Embodiment, Self & Disability

March 9, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge (Room 701), 435 W 116th
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Speaker: Jackie Scully, Newcastle University This event is part of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative’s series, Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture. As a form of genomic science, precision medicine holds out the promise of new classifications of bodily anomaly (including disease and disability) and new possibilities for intervention and normalization. Its advocates argue that it will lead to improvements in the efficacy, efficiency and economy of healthcare services provision. Beyond its practical impact, however, the transition to precision medicine is…

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Nancy Tomes – Nuisance or Necessity? Historical Perspectives on the “Informed” Patient

March 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, 701 West 168th St, Hammer Health Sciences Building
New York, 10032 United States
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Drawing on her latest book, Dr. Nancy Tomes will put the current debates over the value of “medical Googlers” in historical perspective.

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Mahsa Shabani – Improving the Governance of Genomic Data Access for Research Purposes: The Case of Data Access Committees

March 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room #6205, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10032 United States
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To ensure authorized access to genomic data, access review by data access committees (DACs) has been utilized as one potential solution. Based on the findings of interview studies with members of DACs based in North America, Europe and Australia, I discuss the core elements to be integrated into the fabric of access review by both established and emerging DACs, in order to foster fair, efficient, and responsible access to genomic datasets.

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From the Faculty Lounge: Smell and Taste

March 21, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sulzberger Parlor, 3009 Broadway, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Experience the liberal arts in action with “From the Faculty Lounge”—a series of interdisciplinary conversations featuring Barnard faculty who share intersecting interests. Our series continues with a thought-provoking dialogue between Alexandra Horowitz, professor of psychology and author of The New York Times bestseller, Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into and World of Smell, and John Glendinning, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology whose current research focuses on taste in animals. Join us to discover new ways to think about taste, smell, and the other senses in animals and to understand their impact across a surprisingly large array of behaviors and processes.

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Keywords: Justice – Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversation

March 23, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Butler Library, Room 203, 535 W 114th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Keywords programs draw participants together from a wide range of disciplinary homes in order to explore the various ways we think about fundamental critical/theoretical ideas and to generate new vocabularies and new methodologies.

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