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April 2018

Japan Study Day

April 27, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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This special Study Day celebrates Japanese arts and sciences in the field of natural history and garden design, featuring an international team of experts.

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May 2018

The Borrowed Muse

May 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University, 74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This panel examines originalities in musical cultures from the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries, while turning a critical eye from the dawn of the digital age toward scholarly creations of musical pasts.

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Paola Bertucci – Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Early Modern France

May 1, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room #5114, 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Yale University Professor Paola Bertucci will discuss her recent book, "Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Early Modern France." Her work places mechanical arts and the world of making at the heart of the Enlightenment, providing a groundbreaking perspective about the period.

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Megan Vaughan – Conceptualizing Metabolic Disorder in Southern Africa: Biology, History, and Global Health

May 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This paper examines how the concept of ‘metabolic disorder’ or ‘metabolic syndrome’ has been applied to the collection of global health metrics on ‘noncommunicable’ disease in Malawi. It argues that though the contemporary science of metabolism points to complexity and contingency, its application in this context has led to a narrowing in understanding of the drivers of epidemiological change.

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What Can Neuroscience Contribute to Economics? – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 7, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The speaker and respondents will discuss the best uses of neuroscience in economics research and how they can be further refined and improved. Furthermore, the participants will consider what the future holds for our understanding of the human mind and the implications for economics and the decision sciences.

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Talks Progress Administration: HIV, The Three Epidemics – Underground Science Festival

May 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Three Epidemics uses a mix of science and theatrical multimedia to explore the history of HIV and assess how it evolved from a deadly infection to a chronic disease, how lack of access to healthcare and mistaken public perception may be helping the disease spread, and how we can use tools of advocacy and awareness to win the fight against AIDS. With Allison Navis, directed by Sarah Hughes.

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June 2018

Conflicted: The Matilda Effect – How Science Hides Women’s Achievements – Underground Science Festival

June 2, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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From rivalries and gossip to attacks and blood feuds, Conflicted is the comedy show that gives you the inside scoop on what (probably) happened during history’s greatest fights. This month, join Kate and Peter as they investigate The Matilda Effect, getting into the stories of these three women in science and the forces they fought to get their work recognized.

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Science & Storytelling: Visual Narratives Workshop

June 6, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall Room #511, Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join science cartoonist Matteo Farinella and documentary filmmaker Lan Li in a three-week workshop exploring the intersection of visualization and storytelling. Learn about new techniques for describing your research through graphics and film.

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Flying University – The Racist History of Math – Underground Science Festival

June 6, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Flying University is a re-education in hidden histories. This talk series is named after the underground university in Russian-occupied Poland that taught subjects banned by the state-run schools.

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Science Wake: Eulogies for Failed Theories – Underground Science Festival

June 6, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Scientific theories fail. Some are replaced by better ones, some were never right--either way they are a fundamental part of the progress of science. Come celebrate the failures with eulogies, tributes, toasts, and a joyous party.

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