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November 2017

S. Matthew Liao – Designing Humans: A Human Rights Approach

November 27, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rm. 405A and B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building, 622 W. 168th Street
New York, NY United States
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S. Matthew Liao explores a new approach to reproductive genetic engineering, a Human Rights Approach in a November 27 talk.

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Bei Wu – Disparities in Oral Health and Dental Care Among Older Adults in the U.S.

November 28, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, Room 440, 722 West 168th Street, 722 West 168th Street
New York, NY United States
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This presentation provides an overview of oral health disparity in older adults across regions, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

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Monica Azzolini – Saints and Science in Early Modern Italy: Filippo Neri and Francesco Borgia as Patron Saints of Earthquakes

November 29, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This event is part of the New York History of Science Lecture Series and features Monica Azzolini, a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History, University of Edinburgh.

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Gabriela Soto Laveaga – Locating Histories of Science to the South: The Case of Mexican Wheat Seeds in India’s Farmlands

November 30, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join us for a presentation of a paper that will look at global networks and knowledge distribution in the context of wheat, which was transplanted to Mexico and is now a development project export to India.

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Kadija Ferryman – Fairness in Precision Medicine

November 30, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
754 Schermerhorn Extension, 1200 Amsterdam Ave
New York , NY 10027 United States
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754 Schermerhorn Extension 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY Speaker: Kadija Ferryman, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Data & Society Research Institute "Precision Medicine” is a growing field that aims to use multiple data sources to tailor medical care to individuals. From incorporating genetic information to using data from electronic medical records, precision medicine has the potential to transform healthcare and medical research. Precision medicine has strong support in multiple sectors, including the government’s $215 million dollar Precision Medicine Initiative, as well…

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December 2017

Educating the Brain: How the Acquisition of Reading and Mathematics Affects Human Brain Circuits – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

December 4, 2017, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Stanislas Dehaene, Professor and Chair of Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Collège de France, will discuss how regions of the brain, especially the visual cortex, change as children acquire reading an math skills. Can these findings aid in the better development of educational tools and practices?

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Michael Nutter – Cities Matter: The Role of Cities in Promoting Health

December 5, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
420 W 118th St, Room 1501, New York NY + Google Map

420 W 118th St, Room 1501, New York, NY 10027 Keynote Speaker: Michael Nutter, Former Mayor of Philadelphia Panelists: Charles Branas, Mailman School of Public Health; Ester Fuchs, SIPA; Diana Hernández, Mailman School of Public Health; Malo André Hutson, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Vincent Schiraldi, School of Social Work; and Rose Culson-Villazer, Columbia Law School. Moderator: Jane Waldfogel, School of Social Work. At a time when worsening maternal mortality rates in the United States are making the news—women in the United…

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Dana Goldman – The Economic Returns to Delayed Aging: Promises and Pitfalls

December 5, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Allan Rosenfield Building, Room 440, 722 West 168th Street, 722 West 168th Street
New York, NY United States
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Dana Goldman, Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics of the University of Southern California, discusses The Economic Returns to Delayed Aging: Promises and Pitfalls.

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Dan Jurafsky – “Does This Vehicle Belong to You?” Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations

December 5, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR), 530 West 120th Street, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This talk will also describe the differences we find in the language directed toward black versus white community
members, and offer suggestions for how these findings can be used to help improve the fraught relations between police officers and the communities they serve.

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It’s All Forms of Life: One Idea is Enough

December 6, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Department of Sociology, 509 Knox Hall, 606 W 122nd St., Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join Harry M. Collins, Director of the Center for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise, and Science, and Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University, for a seminar that will look at the connection between his research on: tacit knowledge, gravitational wave physics and other sciences, the problem of replication, artificial intelligence, expertise, imitation games, how science and sociology of knowledge bears on democracy, and sociological methodology.

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