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July 2017

Covering Global Science: An Evening with Leading Science Writers

July 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
702 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Top journalists discuss their experiences covering health, science, and the environment. Panel discussion to be followed by audience Q&A. Speakers include: - Don McNeil: Health & Science reporter at the New York Times - John Timmer: Senior Science editor at Ars Technica. - Yaffa Fredrick: Opinion Editor at CNN . - Moderator & Professor: Claudia Dreifus of the New York Times + Exciting surprise guests TBA! This event is an open session of "Writing About Global Science for the International…

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August 2017

Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC

August 22, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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Who Controls Women’s Health?: A Century of Struggle is a free, three-part talk series that examines key battles over women’s ability to control their bodies, health choices, and fertility. It is developed in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and supported by a grant from the Humanities New York.

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September 2017

Material and Institutional Aspects of Field and Discipline Formation

September 25 - September 26
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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How do fields, disciplines, and larger formations such as “the sciences” or “the humanities” come into being? What roles do objects, institutions, and materialized concepts play in these processes? These are some of the questions addressed by this two-day exploratory workshop on September 25-26, 2017.

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October 2017

Music and Meaning – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

October 19, 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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The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scholars for centuries. Music taps into cognitive mechanisms that govern our daily interactions with the world, such as expectations and violations of these expectations, and appears to have much in common with language. In addition, music plays social and ethical functions that can be understood from philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives. Join us for a discussion with three renowned scholars from the humanities and cognitive science who…

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November 2017

Planet of Microbes by Ted Anton Book Launch

November 1, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Center for Science and Society invites you to a book launch for Planet of Microbes (University of Chicago Press), by Ted Anton, science writer and Professor of English at DePaul University. Planet of Microbes is a journey through the curious and wonderful science of the Earth's smallest lifeforms.

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