Past Event

Isabella Rossalini - The Living LAB

May 3, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
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Pupin Hall (Room 428), Columbia University, 538 West 120th Street, New York

Event Description:

“The Living LAB” is a series of events organized by Faculty of the Psychology Department that aims to enhance our undergraduate students learning experience by opening a discussion space that bridges across neuroscience, psychology, and society. Each event of the series will be delving around one topic chosen from societally-relevant issues and invited guests will include artists, scholars, activists, and industry experts, and will be open to students, and the general public. By the conclusion of this series, we aim to a) have open a space for Faculty of Columbia University to bridge across departments and to engage with outside agents in the society, b) have attracted media attention on relevant societal issues related to psychology, and c) have made a mark on our students and scholars critical thinking and on society at large.

The Living LAB will be all about Isabella Rossellini, her graceful attitude, genuine educational approach, and excellent scientific communication skills, and is and is the opportunity to critically think about similarities and differences between animal and human cognition that students, scholars, and general public shouldn’t miss. 

Event Speaker:

Isabella Rossellini, “the world’s most uncategorizable star” (Vanity Fair), is an actress, producer, film maker, model, philanthropist, and lifelong lover of animals. She is now studying the complexity of animal behavior at Hunter College (CUNY), where she is enrolled in the Animal Behavior Conservation graduate program. Daughter of Roberto Rossellini (Italian film director, screenwriter, producer, and father of the neorealism) and Ingrid Bergman (Swedish actress, winner of multiple Academy Awards), Ms. Rossellini recent artistical and cultural production diligently and funnily spans across animal behavior, going from “waist down” (e.g., Green Porno, a series of web shorts produced for the Sundance Channel) to “waist up” (e.g., her recent book “My Chickens and I” and her solo piece “Link Link Circus”). 

Event Information:

This event is hosted by the Columbia Psychology Department. Admission is free but registration is required via Eventbrite