Bucket List: Your Last Chance

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Even Martha is jealous of DSpar's suit.

Even Martha is jealous of DSpar’s suit.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege of attending Columbia University. We try to compile all the upcoming guest speakers and lectures in the upcoming week, and since it’s reading week you obviously will need extra intellectual stimulation. Feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section and we’ll add them. Recommended events are below and the full list is after the jump.


  • “Siva’s Land: Defining the Religious Landscape of Early Southeast Asia” Monday May 5, 4:00-5:30 PM, Knox Hall 207. John Guy.
  • “An Evening of Poetry and Performance: Rodrigo Toscano, Julie Patton, and Brad Jones” Monday May 5, 8:30 PM, Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room.
  • “Martha Stewart, Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Chief Creative Officer of MSL : A Delacorte Lecture.” Thursday May 8, 7:30-9:00 PM, Pulitzer Hall 3rd Floor.

Monday, May 5.

  • “Mobile self-splicing introns at the crux of eukaryotic evolution” 12:00 PM, 601 Fairchild. Dr. Marlene Belfort.
  • “Barbarian or Greek?: The Charge of Barbarism and Early Christian Apologetics” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB 1219. Dr. Stamenka Antonova.
  • “Reforging the Pustynia: Literary Myths of the Kara-Kum Desert in the Early Soviet Era” 2:00-3:00 PM, IAB 1219. Katharine Holt.
  • “Entanglement Entropy: A Perturbative Calculation” 2:10 PM, 705 Pupin Hall. Vladimir Rosenhaus.
  • “Hablar/talk” 4:00 PM. Sabina Berman.
  • “Physics Based Approaches to Quantum Computing” 4:15 PM, 428 Pupin Hall. Edward Farhi.
  • “Financial Markets and Regulations with Sadeq Sayeed” 6:00-7:30 PM, IAB Lindsay Rogers Room. Sadeq Sayeed.
  • “Sculpting the Immaterial in Fifteenth Century Italy” 6:00-8:00 PM, 612 Schermerhorn Hall. Luke Syson.
  • “Thai Stick.” 6:15-7:45 PM, 411 Fayerweather Hall. Peter Maguire.

Tuesday, May 6.

  • “Women’s Political Participation: Challenges and Policies for Political Equality” 12:00-2:00 PM, IAB 1512.Mona Lena Krook, Caroline Hubbard, Sonia Palmieri, Olle Folke.
  • “The Artificial Leaf” 4:30-5:30 PM, Havemeyer 209. Dan Nocera.
  • “In Black and White: Picturing Curaçao’s Dutch Architectural Heritage” 6:00-7:30 PM, 411 Fayerweather Hall. Marsely Kehoe.

Wednesday, May 7.

  • “From Donetsk to Slovyansk: Covering the Unrest in Eastern Ukraine” 12:00-1:00 PM, IAB 1219. Argemino Barro.
  • “Rural Women’s Employment and the Chinese State: Sixty Years of Change” 1:00-2:00 PM, IAB 801. Dr. Hu Yukun.
  • “PCET in Biological and Chemical Energy Conversion” 4:30-5:30 PM, Havemeyer 209. Dan Nocera.
  • “Peppermint Soda (Diabolo Menthe) with director” 6:00-8:30 PM, Buell Hall. Diane Kurys.
  • “The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle For James Joyce’s Ulysses.” 6:00-8:00 PM, Butler 523. Kevin Birningham.
  • “3rd Edition Handbook of Conflict Resolution Book Launch” 7:00-9:00 PM, 232 Teachers College.
  • “Neuroscience & History: The Science of Pain and Pleasure: What Can We Learn from its History?” 7:00 PM, Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room. E. Tory Higgins.

Thursday, May 8.

  • “Conversations on Online Learning – Brian Greene” 3:00-4:00 PM, Butler 523.
  • “Lt. Gen. Julius Waweru Karangi on Conflict Resolution in the Horn & East Africa” 6:30-8:00 PM, Jerome Greene Annex.

Friday, May 9.

  • “Suzanne Franks, Former BBC Producer” 12:30-1:30 PM, Stabile Student Center.

Beautiful glittery Martha Stewart via Wikimedia Commons.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Martha Stewart (and her daughter) are graduates of Barnard College.

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