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April 2018

Fashion and Animals: Ethical Fashion and Environmentalism

April 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY United States
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How can animal rights and fashion work together toward a sustainable future? Joshua Katcher, author of the forthcoming book Fashion Animals, will discuss the complicated relationship between fashion and animals, and how this relationship has significant environmental impact.

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Ada Yonath – Next Generation Eco-friendly Specific Antibiotics and Thoughts about the Origin of Life

April 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Roy And Diana Vagelos Education Center, Room 201, 104 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032 United States
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Ada Yonath will discuss next generation eco-friendly specific antibiotics and thoughts about the origin of life.

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Digital Literacy in Context: Negotiating Systemic Bias in Teaching

April 12, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University, 2950 Broadway
New York, NY United States
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In this community conversation, open to all Columbia faculty and students, we’ll hear lightning talks from three faculty members working on different areas of systemic bias that affect how we access and process information and then invite all in attendance to engage in a larger question and response session.

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Nicholas Scott Baker – Columbia University Seminar on Medieval Studies

April 12, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Nicholas Scott Baker will present "Separating Time from Eternity in the Early Renaissance." Italians articulated the concepts of time and future in terms of Providence and fortune. These made sense of the unknowability of the future. These ideas saw Fortuna as subordinate to, and an agent of, Providence.

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Urban Floods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference

April 12, 6:30 pm - April 13, 5:00 pm
2911 Broadway, 2911 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This conference will address major urban floods, past, present and future. The goal is to understand these events in as holistic a way as possible, considering scientific and humanist questions together, and informed by historical context. Our focus will be on weather events in the United States and South Asia.

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Seminar: The Gardens of La Garra

April 13, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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Erik Dhont and Anette Freytag will lecture and present their new book together with graphic designers Madeleine Stahel and Tiziana Artemisio.

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The Worlds That Plague Made: Cultures of Disease in the Medieval and Early Modern Period

April 13, 6:00 pm - April 14, 5:00 pm
19 University Place, First Floor Great Room, NYU
New York, NY United States
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The Annual Conference at the Medieval and Renaissance Center will be held on April 13th and 14th. This year's theme will be "The Worlds That Plague Made: Cultures of Disease in the Medieval and Early Modern Period." Keynote speakers will be Ann Carmichael, Indiana University, and Susan Jones, University of Minnesota.

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Vence L. Bonham – Social Justice and Genome Editing: Voices of the Sickle Cell Disease Community

April 16, 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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Genome-editing technologies are reported to have the promise to cure, ease, and possibly prevent the burden of numerous genetic diseases. One of the first uses of genome editing could involve treatment of sickle cell disease. In this talk, Dr. Bonham will present findings from a recent study that investigates the knowledge, values and opinions of the U.S. sickle cell disease community about participation in genome-editing clinical trials and the future use of the technology in clinical care.

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Eric R. Kandel – From Vienna to New York: Memory of a Life in Two Worlds

April 17, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 110, 3620 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Nobel Prize-winner and 2018 Silvers Visiting Scholar Eric Kandel explores his career in brain science and its connection to art through the lens of his autobiography, where he reflects on how his experience as a young Jewish boy in Vienna 1938 has shaped his life as a scientist and a thinker.

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CANCELED: Kristien Hens – Epigenetics, Precision Medicine and Responsibility Towards Children

April 19, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Schermerhorn Extension Room #754, Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Ave
New York , NY 10027 United States
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Kristien Hens discusses epigenetics, precision medicine and responsibility towards children.

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