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May 2018

Megan Vaughan – Metabolic Disorder, Global Health and ‘Noncommunicable’ Disease in Malawi

May 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This paper examines how the concept of ‘metabolic disorder’ or ‘metabolic syndrome’ has been applied to the collection of global health metrics on ‘noncommunicable’ disease in Malawi. It argues that though the contemporary science of metabolism points to complexity and contingency, its application in this context has led to a narrowing in understanding of the drivers of epidemiological change.

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CPRC Children, Youth, and Families Annual Mini-Conference: New Research on Disparities in Health and Development

May 4, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, Room 311 and 312, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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The CPRC invites you to join a group of leading interdisciplinary scholars to learn about exciting new research, network, and engage in discussions about the next steps of scholarly pursuits and policy developments.

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From Rome to Beijing: Sacred Spaces in Dialogue Symposium

May 4, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Schermerhorn Hall Room #612, Columbia University, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This interdisciplinary symposium will explore the relationship between the Jesuit enterprise and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Ilan Dar-Nimrod – Who Are You – Who Am I? Theoretical and Practical Concerns at the Era of the Gene

May 7, 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
200B Schermerhorn Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY United States

Dar-Nimrod will present theoretical and empirical research that addresses the effects that are elicited when individuals encounter arguments propagating the relevance of genes for specific behaviors, conditions, diseases, and group differences.

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What Can Neuroscience Contribute to Economics? – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 7, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The speaker and respondents will discuss the best uses of neuroscience in economics research and how they can be further refined and improved. Furthermore, the participants will consider what the future holds for our understanding of the human mind and the implications for economics and the decision sciences.

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The Statistical Subject in the Age of Data

May 10, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall Room #908, 435 W 116th St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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How are statisticians changing our world? Are they still taming chance? New decisional statistics are seeking less to discriminate people into categories than to extract, from massive data that collects the most anodyne things of our lives, a knowledge about our most private desires.

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Making and Knowing Project Offers “Coloring Textiles with Bugs” Public Workshop

May 12, 10:00 am - May 13, 5:00 pm
Genspace, 140 32nd Street, #Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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The Making and Knowing Project is partnering with Genspace to offer a public workshop to teach history and the science of coloring textiles with organisms using historical techniques and new scientific developments. Combine your printed microbial designs with your hand-dyed cochineal textiles to create decorative art.

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Robert Krueger – Personality and the Meta-Structure of Psychopathology

May 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rm. 10-405A&B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building, 622 W. 168th Street
New York, NY United States
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Robert Krueger from the University of Minnesota discusses empirical modeling of psychopathology.

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The Right Use of the Earth (Knowledge, Power and Duties within a Finite Planet) Conference

May 29 - June 1
 Ecole Normale Supérieure, 45 Rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris, France
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This conference explores the advent of the Anthropocene concept and Earth system sciences – putting forward upscaled temporalities in the public sphere, the dramatization of warnings on planetary limits and boundaries and on the human impacts of climate change – provide a challenging context for the humanities and social sciences.

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Talks Progress Administration: HIV, The Three Epidemics – Underground Science Festival

May 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Three Epidemics uses a mix of science and theatrical multimedia to explore the history of HIV and assess how it evolved from a deadly infection to a chronic disease, how lack of access to healthcare and mistaken public perception may be helping the disease spread, and how we can use tools of advocacy and awareness to win the fight against AIDS. With Allison Navis, directed by Sarah Hughes.

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