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April 2017

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

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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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Advances in Precision Medicine: Genetics Conference

April 28, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032 United States + Google Map

Alumni Auditorium Columbia University Medical Center 630 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032 The Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative's inaugural conference will be held on April 28, 2017 in Alumni Auditorium (630 West 168th) Street. At our conference, you will hear about cutting-edge genetics research from international leaders in the field whose research advances the basic science of genetics, and impacts the application of genetics to the understanding and treatment of human genetic disease. Registration is required; for registration and…

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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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Scholars Working Group on Women and Gender in Jewish History – Jordan Katz “‘Doz bukh iz mir lieb zehr’: The Manuscript of an Eighteenth-Century Dutch Jewish Midwife”

May 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street
New York, NY United States
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Jordan Katz (Columbia University) will present her paper, “‘Doz bukh iz mir lieb zehr’: The Manuscript of an Eighteenth-Century Dutch Jewish Midwife.” Professor Martha Howell (Columbia University) will respond.

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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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Margaret Humphreys – African Americans in Civil War Medicine

May 10, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, 701 West 168th St, Hammer Health Sciences Building
New York, 10032 United States
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You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by the distinguished historian and professor Dr. Margaret Humphreys titled “African Americans in Civil War Medicine”. Many histories have been written about medical care during the Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers has often been overlooked. The event will be held on May 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Knowledge Center of the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences located at 701 West 168 Street (Fort Washington Avenue) on the Columbia University Medical Center campus.

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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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