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June 2018

Randi Hutter Epstein – Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

June 26, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein will separate the hype from the hope and elucidate how discoveries and mishaps in the past shape our perceptions, our hopes, and our fears about hormones and hormones therapies today.

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July 2018

Utopias At Sea – Refuge, Resistance, Research

July 13 - July 15

Lesvo, Greece The sea – like the concept of utopia itself – does not feature much in our current social theories, let alone our contemporary political rhetoric or social imagination. If anything, the sea seems lately to assume a villainously protagonist role in many of our present-day dystopic realities: harrowing images of the liquid refugee cemetery of the Mediterranean, depressing statistics of declining aquatic life, floating waste and toxic maritime pollution, or the impending threat of rising sea levels dominate…

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September 2018

Food, Farming, and Sustainability Conference

September 13, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center, 420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center (Room 1513), Columbia University 420 West 118th Street, New York The Environmental Sciences and Humanities Research Cluster at the Center for Science and Society invites you to "Food, Farming, and Sustainability." With approximately 815 million people around the world currently undernourished and the global population expected to grow by 2 billion by 2050, two of the most pressing issues that humanity will face over the next 30 years is 1) the trend towards global hunger and…

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Exploring the Poetical Sciences: The Story of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock

September 17, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023 United States
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"Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)" on display at the American Folk Art Museum features work from Cluster Leader Robert Pollack as it explores confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators.

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February 2019

The Role of Narrative in the Natural Sciences and Humanities

February 28, 2019 - March 1, 2019
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While all disciplines employ narrative in their work to summarize and communicate their theories, methods, and results, the realm of narrating (more colloquially known as storytelling) has traditionally been considered a literary or historical endeavor under the purview of the humanities and social sciences. This is no longer the case. As evidenced by the burgeoning fields of narrative medicine and science communication, narratives and narrating are also important tools for the natural sciences. Neuroscientists have even recently proposed that “narrative”…

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