Daily Archive: October 1, 2017

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Ahh, philosophy class. For those who have braved the icy lecture halls speckled with the seemingly all-knowing international students, these lec-seminars seem to bring out the most in CU students. There are plenty of things that happen all too frequently; take a shot when………….

  • The professor asks for a simple example of anything and someone brings up God.
  • Someone asks a completely off topic question to insert knowledge from another philosophy class; bonus points if this happens in History of Phil I or II.
  • Someone misuses the term metaphysical.
  • Someone proposes an extremely convoluted thought experiment that actually makes the concept even harder to understand.
  • The TA shit talks the way the professor explained something in recitation (not exclusive to philosophy, but in one bwogger’s experience this happens a lot in philosophy).
  • You are triggered by any reference to logic.
  • You explain to your parents that it is, in fact, possible for Philosophy majors to find jobs after graduating.

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Can we add graphic novels to the Lit Hum curriculum?

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • “DIY to a Career in Comics” Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Butler Library, Room 523.
  • “A lecture-demonstration with Mallika Sarabhai and the Darapana Dance Company” Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The Diana Center, Glicker-Milstein Theater.
  • “2017 Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group” Thursday, October 5, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Low Library Rotunda.
  • “Film Screening & Discussion. “I Came To Testify” Thursday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Havana Without Makeup: Inside the Soul of the City” Thursday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 802.

Monday, October 2

  • “An Informal Performance on the Art of Dance” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Miller Theater.

Tuesday, October 3

  • “Lessons from the German Elections and the Rise of Right Wing Populism with Professor Horst Fischer” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 324.
  • “Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly: Safwan Masri, in conversation with Steve Coll” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery.
  • “Queer Awareness Month Opening Ceremony” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Barnard Hall, Room 418.
  • “Bronx Gothic: A film screening and conversation” 7:00 – 9:30pm. Barnard Hall, Room 304.
  • “War for Guam: Film Screening with Filmmaker” 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Faculty House.

Wednesday, October 4

  • “Flu Fair: Lerner” 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lerner Hall, Broadway Room.
  • “The Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooli” 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Teachers College, Room 306.
  • “Become an Automation Editor: A workshop on AI and journalism” 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute.
  • “Awakening Our Democracy – Climate Change Activism and Advocacy” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Room 300.

Thursday, October 5

  • “A Brilliant Genocide: Film Screening, Discussion and Book Signing” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 1501.
  • “Hybrid Censorship” During The “Hybrid War”: Freedom Of Speech And Expression in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Jon Gruber: Health Care Reform” 4:00 – 6:00 pm. IAB, Room 1501.

Friday, October 6

  • “Columbia 2017 Forum: Electrified Transportation: Challenges and Future Trends” All-day. Shapiro, Davis Auditorium.
  • “Revolt, Defiance, and Resistance in Prints!” Opening Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 am. Dodge Hall, Leroy Neiman Gallery.
  • “2017 Social Enterprise Conference – Leaders Taking a Stand: Social Impact in Turbulent Times” 8:45 am – 5:30 pm. Lerner Hall.

Picture of Zep, the graphic artist, courtesy of the French Embassy!

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it’s on us

Tonight, 9pm, Lerner 510. We hope to see you at Bwog’s weekly meeting! Not only will you get to hang out with some of Morningside’s finest, but you’ll also be able to eat your worries away with some delicious TJs goodies. Like usual, we’ll be discussing pitches, passing around snacks, and getting on with business. We love seeing new faces and can’t wait to see you in T-minus 7 hours! Bring your ideas.

 

 

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is it fall in NYC? fall-in’ in love with NYC? fall-ing in a whirlpool of work?

Happening in the World: Investigators and law enforcement are examining two incidents as terrorist acts in Edmonton, Canada after a suspect hit a police officer with a car, stabbed him, and then struck four pedestrians with a U-Haul truck while traveling on a busy street late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Chief Rod Knecht of the Edmonton Police Service says, “The vehicle struck the police offer, sending him flying into the air 15 feet, before colliding with the police officer’s cruiser again at a high rate of speed.” The suspect then abandoned his vehicle, heavily attacked and stabbed the officer, and then “fled on foot.” Authorities have declared that there was an ISIS flag in his car. Later that night, a U-Haul, registered under a similar name to that of the Chevrolet, “hit pedestrians in crosswalks and alleys” on Jasper Avenue, which was filled with football fans. Conditions of the injured pedestrians are still uncertain (CNN).

Happening in the US: OJ Simpson has been released on parole after serving nine years in a Nevada jail “for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 10 other charges over a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel.” The 70-year-old will “face restrictions – including up to five years of parole supervision.” In 2008, Simpson was sentenced to a maximum of thirty years in prison after he attempted to steal items from two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. Simpson said the items belonged to him and were later returned to him after officials determined their ownership status. In July of this year, Simpson was granted early parole release. Simpson has demonstrated interest in moving to Florida (BBC).

Happening in NYC: Governor Cuomo has announced the demolition of spans of the former Kosciuszko Bridge through an energetic felling process in order to “free up space to complete construction of the second span.” The purpose of the $873 million Kosciuszko Bridge project is to replace the former 78-year-old bridge with two new ultramodern bridges. The work began at 8 a.m. today and showcases the economic growth of the city and its success in advancing its transportation infrastructure to meet the demands of the state (State of New York).

Happening on campus: The official crocheting and knitting club of Columbia, Gosh Yarn It!, meets tonight at 8 p.m. in 510 Lerner. Get a study break in and a head start to some homemade Christmas gifts!

Overheard: “I just can’t sacrifice my Lit Hum readings because I get too much FOMO.”

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