From women using body temperature to track their fertility, to the devices used to monitor diabetes, to recent debates about genetic tests for disease risk, this talk will explore the technologies we use to ask and answer questions about our health and what we do (and don't) come to know about ourselves in the process. The discussion will be led by CHF researchers Deanna Day, Amanda L. Mahoney, and Ramya M. Rajagopalan.Find out more »
In Sarah Lohman's new book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, Lohman traces the origins of the eight most popular flavors in American cooking, looks at the people that brought them to this country, and explores how they shaped American cuisine. Working with the archives at The New York Academy of Medicine, Lohman will explore how Americans shifted from using garlic as a medicine to treat maladies as varied as tuberculosis and hemorrhoids, to consuming two pounds of garlic per capita per year in the 21st century. We'll even explore modern day medical trials to see if garlic's healing properties are fact or fiction.Find out more »
R. Alta Charo will discuss "CRISPR Critters and Emended Mankind." This event is part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics series. Free and open to the public.Find out more »
In GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War, America’s favorite science writer, Mary Roach, explores those aspects of war that no one makes movies about—not the killing but the keeping alive.Find out more »
Artist Miguel Luciano and environmental scientist Daniel Carrion lead a walk on the complex relationships between migration, housing, food insecurity, and pollution in West Harlem. Has the community made gains or losses over time? What will make for a healthier future?Find out more »
Artist Kanene Holder and Biologist Paul Mankiewicz explore how people interact with nature in the urban landscape of West Harlem. Examine where urban planning has succeeded or failed to accommodate natural ecological systems and how people have used gardening to strengthen the fabric of the community.Find out more »
Maya Sabatello, Assistant Professor of Clinical Bioethics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses Children in the Genomic Era: Issues Beyond the Clinical Setting.Find out more »
Join us for an afternoon of making simple and provocative visual or performative messages about climate change, art, science, and other things you care about and sharing ideas about how we might collaborate and why.
The first half of the afternoon will be devoted to making together, the second to learning about each other's organizations and exploring possible common goals, needs and projects.
FOOD EVOLUTION, a film narrated by physicist Neil deGrasse-Tyson, explores fears around genetically modified foods.Find out more »
Moral Institutions, Genetics, and the Behavioral Sciences will take place on June 27, 2017 at Columbia University. Free and open to the public, registration required. Please email email@example.com to register.Find out more »