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September 2017

Carmontelle’s Jardin De Monceau: Celebrating the Unique Garden Culture of 18th-Century France

September 7, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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This Colloquium marks the starting point of an important project: the publication of a facsimile edition in English of the richly illustrated Le Jardin de Monceau (1779) by Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle (1717-1806). Designed by Carmontelle for the Duc de Chartres, the garden still survives as the much-frequented Parc Monceau in the heart of Paris. The original layout of the garden, with its rich architectural and sculptural features, formed an ideal setting for the social life of the fashionable elite shortly before the French Revolution. The Jardin de Monceau by Carmontelle is a key cultural monument in the history of European garden design.

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Anita Guerrini – The Whiteness of Bones: the Emergence of the Human Skeleton as a Commodity, 1500-1800

September 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room Speaker: Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, Oregon Statue University Respondent: Pamela H. Smith, Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University This event is part of the series, Explorations in the Medical Humanities. Additional details coming soon. Please visit the Heyman Center website for updates. About the Series: As a set of disciplines, the humanities face the challenge of how to write about embodied experiences that resist easy verbal categorization…

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The Two Cultures Reading Group – C.P Snow and “Corridors of Power”

September 14, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Room 513, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Center for Science and Society Fayerweather 513 Columbia University Fabian Kramer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, History and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Science and Society Have you ever wondered what the inventor of the phrase "two cultures", Charles Percey Snow, was really up to? Today, C.P. Snow is mostly remembered, if at all, for his 1959 Rede lecture "The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution" and the intense debate that ensued about the rightful status of "scientific culture" as opposed…

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$250 - $290

Embroidering Medicine Workshop

September 14, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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This four-week workshop explores The New York Academy of Medicine Library’s historical collections, examining relationships between medicine, needlework, and gender.

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Allison Werner-Lin – How Parents Understand and Act on Uncertain Prenatal Genetic Test Results

September 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rm. 405A and B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research 10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building 622 W. 168th Street Speaker: Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW Prenatal genome-wide testing, such as chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA), increases the possibility of identifying uncertain results associated with variable or unpredictable phenotypes, including the possibility of neurocognitive impairment. How do prospective parents prepare for the birth of a child after learning these results? How do they approach parenting? What supports do they need to cope with distress? …

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Sidney Hankerson – Writing a New Story Together: Confronting Mental Health Disparities with Community Partnerships

September 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street)
New York, NY United States
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This lecture will highlight an innovative, community-focused approach to delivering mental health services.

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Jeannette Wing – Using Data for Good: What does it mean?

September 20, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Uris Hall, 301, New York, NY 10027 United States + Google Map

The Data, Ethics, and Decision-making Speaker Series presents Dr. Jeannette Wing, the new director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute, on "Using Data for Good: What does it mean?"

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James Costa – Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

September 22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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Charles Darwin is an iconic figure in evolutionary biology, but behind the icon is a naturalist with a twinkle in his eye and a passion for “fool’s experiments.” Sometimes quirky, often amusing, and always illuminating, Darwin’s amazing array of hands-on experiments were an ever-present part of his home life. His inventive experiments yielded universal truths about nature, and evidence for his revolutionary arguments in On the Origin of Species and other watershed works. After the lecture, James Costa will sign books in the Mertz Library.

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Convergence: How Will Machine Learning (Really) Affect Labor?

September 23, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Convergence is a live show and podcast that brings two people from vastly different fields into conversation about how emerging science and technology will affect culture, society, and politics in the near future. Hosted by Meehan Crist, writer in residence in biological sciences at Columbia University, each event will bring out themes and ideas missing when conversations stay siloed.

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Pierce Salguero – Chanting as Literature: Contemporary Buddhist Medicine

September 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia Unviersity
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, healthy and unwell. Our speakers will explore how the medical humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

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