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April 2018

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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Waters of NYC – Taste of Science Festival

April 23, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fifth Hammer, Fifth Hammer 10-28 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States
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But what's really in our drinking water and how does it affect our bodies? Explore these questions and more with Dr. Sasan Rabieh of NYU's Department of Biomaterials.

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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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Dániel Margócsy – Annual Celebration of the Library

April 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY
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How was Vesalius' Fabrica read across the ages? This talk analyzes how, in the past five hundred years, copies the Fabrica travelled across the globe, and how readers studied, annotated and critiqued its contents from 1543 to 2017. Dániel Margócsy will discuss the book’s complex reception history and show how physicians, artists, theologians and collectors filled its pages with copious annotations. He will also offer an interpretation of how this atlas of anatomy became one of the most coveted rare books for collectors in the 21st century.

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Know Science: Mindfulness and Love – Taste of Science Festival

April 24, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DROM, 85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 United States

Join Know Science, an international education and advocacy organization working to promote knowledge of science and scientific research to a non-specialized audience, for the taste of science festival! 

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Galaxies: Getting Way Out There – Taste of Science Festival

April 24, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ryan’s Daughter,  350 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028 United States
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After millennia of observation, the night sky remains an enigma to many, as we are only beginning to comprehend how to ask the right questions. Resolving some of these questions will help us develop into citizens of the universe, so join us as speakers explain how the Milky Way and other galaxies begin, end, interact, and everything in between.

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Imaging Techniques and the Technical Study of Drawings

April 25, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Organized by the Morgan Drawing Institute and the Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan, this symposium will provide a brief overview of the imaging techniques that can be used to study works on paper, followed by a series of case studies that demonstrate how technical study has led to art historical discoveries.

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Climate Change: How We Know – Taste of Science Festival

April 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ryan’s Daughter,  350 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028 United States
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Speakers will explain the models, satellites, marine robots, and millennia worth of soil, ice and tree ring samples that are illuminating our dangerous path ahead — and that helped win the United Nations' climate science program a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Science Salon for Puerto Rico – Taste of Science Festival

April 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cantina Royal, 58 North 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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500 Women Scientists is partnering with taste of science for the 2018 festival by hosting a Science Salon. Science is integral to sustaining a healthy planet and thriving communities. Find out how, as our three speakers explore the connection between their scientific research and issues of climate change, resiliency, and environmental sustainability.

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