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April 2018

Nicholas Scott Baker – Columbia University Seminar on Medieval Studies

April 12, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Nicholas Scott Baker will present "Separating Time from Eternity in the Early Renaissance." Italians articulated the concepts of time and future in terms of Providence and fortune. These made sense of the unknowability of the future. These ideas saw Fortuna as subordinate to, and an agent of, Providence.

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Urban Floods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference

April 12, 6:30 pm - April 13, 5:00 pm
2911 Broadway, 2911 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This conference will address major urban floods, past, present and future. The goal is to understand these events in as holistic a way as possible, considering scientific and humanist questions together, and informed by historical context. Our focus will be on weather events in the United States and South Asia.

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Vence L. Bonham – Social Justice and Genome Editing: Voices of the Sickle Cell Disease Community

April 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rm. 10-405A&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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Genome-editing technologies are reported to have the promise to cure, ease, and possibly prevent the burden of numerous genetic diseases. One of the first uses of genome editing could involve treatment of sickle cell disease. In this talk, Dr. Bonham will present findings from a recent study that investigates the knowledge, values and opinions of the U.S. sickle cell disease community about participation in genome-editing clinical trials and the future use of the technology in clinical care.

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CANCELED: Kristien Hens – Epigenetics, Precision Medicine and Responsibility Towards Children

April 19, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Schermerhorn Extension Room #754, Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Ave
New York , NY 10027 United States
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Kristien Hens discusses epigenetics, precision medicine and responsibility towards children.

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The River Ganga: India’s Iconic Water Machine

April 20, 9:00 am - April 22, 5:00 pm
American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi, India
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Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and the American Center, invite you to the exhibition ‘The River Ganga: India’s Iconic Water Machine,’ researched and designed by Dr. Anthony Acciavatti from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. By combining techniques from the arts and sciences, Acciavatti has created the first comprehensive visual profile of the Ganga River Basin in 50 years.

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Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture Conference

April 23, 1:00 pm - April 24, 4:00 pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Cons and con men have long been present in American culture and are often represented as romantic figures. This symposium will explore cons and scams in their many guises and what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US.

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Roger Matthew Grant – The Musical Origins of Contemporary Affect Theory

April 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University, 74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This lecture series will explore the enigma of how what we write relates back to the experience of bodies in different stages of health and disease. Our speakers will explore how the medical humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.” At stake are the problems of representation and the interpretation of cultural products from the past and present through medical models.

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Christine Goettler – Mount Potosí in Antwerp, 1635: Colonial Imagination and the Power of the Ephemeral

April 24, 10:00 am - April 25, 12:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join the Making and Knowing Project as they welcome Christine Goettler on April 24 for a lecture on colonial imagination and the power of the ephemeral in 17th century Antwerp. On April 25, she will discuss her Materialized Identities project, and answer any student research questions and problems.

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Neuroscience in Action: A Conversation About Early Life Trauma and the Brain

April 24, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research Davis Auditorium, Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10027 United States
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In collaboration with Trauma-Free NYC, this talk takes a closer look at how exposure to psychosocial adversity relates to children's behavioral and neurobiological development. This is the second event in the 2018 Speaker Series.

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Presidential Scholars Research Symposium: 3rd-Year Presentations and Reception

April 30, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Columbia University, 3227 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This event will include final presentations from 3rd-year Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, who will be completing the program this June.  Please join us to learn more about their projects, accomplishments, and their experiences engaging in interdisciplinary research at Columbia and beyond.

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