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Daily Archive: April 29, 2018

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We want that hat. And those dogs. And those dogs’ hats.

Our last senior wisdom of the day is from Henrietta Steventon, Latenite extraordinaire. Read on for advice about theater, British accents, stress, and more.

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Henrietta Steventon, Columbia College, English Major, Hometown: Oxford, England/ Urenui, New Zealand

Claim to fame: Playing a drunk old woman in every student theatre production/ kissing Lil Dicky sophomore year.

Where are you going? NYU Tisch Grad Acting Class of 2021!

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2022?

1. If you have a British accent and go to an American university, people think you’re a lot more attractive than you actually are. It’s alarming how many Mr Beans there are at this school pulling as though they were Prince Harry just because they pronounce aluminium in a somewhat charming way. Get those points for Gryffindor whilst you still can, fellow Brits.

More wisdom after the jump

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not a real one, but you get the idea.

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. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or have a correction to make, please leave them in the comments.

Recommended:

  • Post-conflict masculinities and vulnerability: Researching male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in the former Yugoslavia, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, International Affairs Building, Monday
  • “From Ebola to Dinosaurs to 23andMe: Writing about the Science of Life”, 5 to 6:30 pm, Pulitzer Hall, Wednesday

Monday, April 30:

  • Post-conflict masculinities and vulnerability: Researching male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in the former Yugoslavia, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, International Affairs Building

Wednesday, May 2:

  • Myanmar in Transition: Historic Change at the Crossroads of Asia, 12 to 2 pm, International Affairs Building
  • Soviet War Memorials and the Men who Made Them, 12 to 2 pm, International Affairs Building
  • “From Ebola to Dinosaurs to 23andMe: Writing about the Science of Life”, 5 to 6:30 pm, Pulitzer Hall

Thursday, May 3:

  • What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 12 to 1:30 pm, 516 W. 112 St

Friday, May 4:

  • Networked Press Freedom: What Does Journalistic Autonomy Mean Anymore?, 12 to 1:30 pm, Pulitzer Hall

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What’s making them smile? Probably their Appletree sandwich.

It’s almost time for finals, which means it’s time for more Senior Wisdoms! Learn about Julia Lubey’s time at Barnard below. 

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Julia Lubey, Barnard, unfortunately Economics, Utica NY!

Claim to fame: that person on Barnard’s campus that’s always sitting down, mostly in LeFrak. also WBAR.

Where are you going? Making plans, making moves, heading on up to West 122nd St and hoping to be employed soon.

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2022?
1. Appletree Deli is superior to every other restaurant or store in Morningside Heights
2. It’s cool to participate in student life events, go get that free food and make some friends
3. A breakfast at Hewitt is only 5 points

“Back in my day…” There were bean bag chairs in the library and a lawn for me to nap on

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: Sesame bagel toasted with butter and jelly, large coffee black with 3 sugars, Italian grilled cheese from Appletree Deli, whiskey neat, a full night of sleep.

What was your favorite class at Columbia? Mafia Movies: From Sicily to The Sopranos. Intro to Translation Studies was also cool as hell.

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? I’d become celibate to keep cheese in my life forever.

Whom would you like to thank? Izzi and Mo, for endless beer and nonsense

One thing to do before graduating: Do a wbar show that runs from 2-4am.

Any regrets? never going to surf n turf :-(

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“california physics” features nonlinear optical properties – “new york physics” probably features the mechanics of dodging taxicabs on the way to pupin

We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your scientific curiosity for everything from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.

For anyone, related-majors and non-majors alike:

  • From Ebola to Dinosaurs to 23andMe: Writing about the Science of Life, featuring Carl Zimmer (Wednesday, May 2, 5-6:30pm, World Room, Pulitzer Hall)
    • “Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times. His journalism has also appeared in magazines such as National Geographic, Wired, and The Atlantic.”

Intended for students of the given subject, but still open to anyone interested:

  • Department of Biological Sciences 2018 Schuetze Lecture by Dr. Nieng Yan, Princeton (Monday, April 30, 12pm, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro)
    • “Title: ‘How is electrical signal generated? Structural and mechanistic investigations of Nav channels.’ The voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels are responsible for the initiation and propagation of action potentials.”
  • Physics Colloquium: California New Age Physics: Sunshine, Crystals, and Quantum Physics of Bands, by Dr. Joe Orenstein, UC Berkeley (Monday, April 30, 4:15pm, 428 Pupin)
    • “Nonlinear optical properties of materials are important as tools in basic research and optical technology. Recently there has been a tremendous upsurge of interest in optical nonlinear effects, especially in crystals with curved bandstructure geometry. Such materials are candidates for applications based on the conversion of light to dc current.”
  • Chemistry Colloquium: Single molecule dynamics at soft interfaces: from basic science to a $100,000,000,000 problem, presented by Dr. Christy Landes, Rice University (Thursday, May 3, 4:30-5:30pm, 209 Havemeyer)
    • “Practical goals in materials engineering include minimal cost, maximum efficiency, and optimized longevity. As our experimental and theoretical methods to study nature’s molecular-scale design principles improve, we begin to understand that one reason nature can be so successful is that her engineering strategy often differs from ours…”

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Pay for porn folks.

If you’re looking for a distraction, this next Senior Wisdom has just about everything. 2. Here’s what Matt Malone has to say about Columbia. 

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Matt Malone, CC, Linguistics, NYC

Claim to fame: Prominent eyebrows

Where are you going? To the mall

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2022?

1. Eat more salad

2. Wear more makeup

3. Repeat

“Back in my day…” Everyone much prettier

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le Bain. Le #ClubWhore

What was your favorite class at Columbia? CS Theory with Tal Malkin / Symbolic Logic with Achille Varzi / Introduction to Linguistics with John McWhorter

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? :( Boring Q :(

Whom would you like to thank? The Biking Orientation Program

One thing to do before graduating: Pay for porn

Any regrets? When Bwog called the Latenite play I wrote and directed “good, not great.”

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Alternate opening line: “Tell me about a complicated Bwog.”

Move over, Emily Wilson and/or Richard Lattimore: Bwog is finally ready to uncover our own translation of the Odyssey. It’s a revolutionary version of the ancient poem that is sure to get the literary world talking; not only in its exacting attention to detail, but also the subtle ways in which we update the text for these modern times. Everyone on Bwog pitched in to write this most accurate of translations. The opening lines of this monumental effort, forthcoming from Columbia University Press in July 2018, are below.

 

Tell me, Muse, of the Bwog of many grapes, who was driven
far journeys, after he had sacked Lerner 510‘s sacred citadel.
Many were they whose pitches he heard, whose minds he learned of,
many the meetings he attended in his spirit on the MoHi campus,
struggling for his own finals and the procrastinating of his companions.
Even so they could not concentrate on Sunday at 9:00 pm, hard though
they strove to; they were destroyed by their own wild recklessness,
fools, who did not come to Bwog’s last Open Meeting of the semester,
and lost the grapes of their homecoming. From some point
here, goddess, daughter of Bwog, speak, and begin our story.

Opening lines via Wikimedia Commons.

 

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This is a painting by Étienne Terrus… OR IS IT????

Happening in the world: A French museum dedicated to painter Étienne Terrus, a close friend of Henri Matisse, has discovered that over half its collection consists of fakes. Apparently, some paintings featured buildings built after Terrus’ death. Yikes! (BBC)

Happening in the US: Here’s a recap of the exciting news that, earlier this week, Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in Sacramento, CA, as the suspected East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker (EAR/ONS), also known as the Golden State Killer. Warning for lots of mentions of sexual assault and general violence. (NY)

Happening in the city: A cat that spent a week roaming JFK Airport after escaping from its owner has been captured. We can finally breathe easy knowing Pepper’s back in loving hands. (NBC)

Happening on campus: From 1:30 to 2:30 pm today, go to either John Jay Lounge or McBain Lounge for a dog study break! More information at the Facebook event page.

Sunday song suggestion:

Maybe a painting by Terrus via Wikimedia Commons

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We found this pic of Tom’s outdoor seating from God knows when

This is not a drill. Tom’s Diner takes cards now. We are not kidding. Betsy’s friend is paying with a debit card right now. Idris has been paying with card since a few weeks ago. First Koronet’s, and now Tom’s. Will Hungarian be next?

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