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January 2018

Opening Reception – The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

January 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East
New York, NY United States
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The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience.

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Pass the Flamingo: The Cuisine of Ancient Rome with Andrew Coletti

January 8, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Join history and food educator Andrew Coletti on a journey through the Ancient Roman foodscape. We’ll sample recreated Roman delicacies, play a game of Name That Spice, and examine art, archaeology and literature to uncover the Roman love affair with food.

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The Story Collider: Communication

January 9, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Welcome to The Story Collider!  This evening's storytellers explore the meaning and use of communication through a prism of personal, professional and scientific experience.  

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Talks Progress Administration: Memory’s First Kiss

January 15, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Memory’s First Kiss untangles the deeply personal decisions and moments behind Wendy Suzuki’s astonishing research on memory. The performance offers a window into the messy, raw and all too human side of the hard sciences.

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New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Thomas Dodman

January 17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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From the late 17th through the late 19th century, nostalgia denoted a form of homesickness so extreme that it could sometimes be deadly. What Nostalgia Was unearths that history. Thomas Dodman traces the invention of nostalgia as a medical diagnosis in Basel, Switzerland, its spread through the European republic of letters and into Napoleon's armies, its subsequent transformation from a medical term to a more expansive cultural concept, and its shift in meaning in the colonies, where Frenchmen worried about racial and cultural mixing came to view moderate homesickness as salutary. Thomas Dodman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of French. David Bell is a Professor of History at Princeton.  Emmanuelle Saada is an Associate Professor of History and French at Columbia.

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Convergence: Cities Confront Rising Seas

January 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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This month: ice sheet researcher Robin Bell of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will join Dan Zarrilli, Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resiliency Officer of New York City, and host Meehan Crist, to ask: How will rising seas change coastal cities?

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Laure Moutet Manheimer – Essential Oils in Their Social and Geographical Environment: An Experience for the Senses

January 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
LuEsther T. Mertz Library – New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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Laure Moutet Manheimer will “free essential oils from their dark brown bottles” by tracing plant extracts back to their source. Discover where the plants come from, who the people are that grow them, and learn how essential oils are extracted.

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Eliza Brown – Diagnosis without Bodily Material: Stunted Multiplicity and the Specters of Disease

January 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Knox Hall, Room 501D, 606 W 122nd Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This workshop series is primarily designed to assist advanced graduate students with their ongoing research projects. The workshop aims to expose participants to original approaches to social studies of science and technology, but also to expose students to solutions to common challenges of academic work.

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Nadine Burke Harris – The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

January 22, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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A pioneer in the field of medicine, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a leader in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. By exploring the science behind childhood adversity, she offers a new way to understand the adverse events that affect all of us throughout our lifetimes.

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The Relativity of Love: Albert Einstein and Mileva Marić

January 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016
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On January 23, 2018 at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan, Break A Leg Productions will present the very first performance reading of a new play, The Relativity of Love: Albert Einstein and Mileva Marić  by the widely recognized science historian and playwright David C. Cassidy.

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