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Jan

31

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Reminiscent of the “Coexist” bumper sticker

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 a correction, please leave them in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy” Monday, 6:00-8:00 PM, Buell Hall East Gallery. Jean Cohen, Courtney Bender, Mamadou Diouf, Jeremy Kessler, Rosalind Morris, Gil Eyal. (RSVP)
  • “Diplomatic (Mis)translation and Empire” 12:00-1:30 PM, 918 IAB. Ryosuke Kobayashi.
  • “Is Putin’s Popularity Real?” Tuesday, 5:00-6:30 PM, 1512 IAB. Timothy Frye.
  • “Film Festivals as Social Space: Local Queer Activism and Community in Japan” Thursday, 12:00-1:30 PM, 918 IAB. Yuka Kanno, Hikari Hori.

Find out what else is happening this week after the jump

Dec

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Ah, the Nile Delta. Bwog's favorite delta. Bet you didn't know that, huh?

Ah, the Nile Delta. Bwog’s favorite delta. Bet you didn’t know that, huh?

Bucket List represents the inordinate 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. There’s not a ton going on this week as finals are rapidly approaching, but take a break from studying with one of our recommended events. The full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “Delta Blues: Infrastructure, Empire, and Urbanization in Fragile Landscapes” Tuesday, 6:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather. Professor Ashley Dawson
  • “Our Magnetic Universe” Friday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Pupin Hall. Susan Clark

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Nov

30

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These events will make you rise back from the dead/a post Thanksgiving food coma

These events will make you rise back from the dead/a post Thanksgiving food coma

Bucket List represents the inordinate 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. Take a break from pre-finals studying to look at our recommendations for this academic week below with the full list after the jump.

Recommended

  • “The Upcoming Venezuelan Legislative Elections and their Aftermath” Monday, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Faculty Room, Low Library. Alejandro Grisanti, Luisa Palacios, Alejandro Velasco, Adrian Lajous. (RSVP)
  • “The Legacy of Rape: Art, Law and Social Justice” Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, 612 Schermerhorn Hall. Patricia Cronin,  Leora Kahn, Katherine Franke, Anna Di Lellio.
  • “Documentary Film Screening on UN Peacekeeping” Wednesday, 2 to 4 pm, 707 IAB. Pierre-Olivier Francois.
  • “On the Care and Feeding of Black Holes” Friday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Pupin Hall. Aleksey Generozov.

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Nov

22

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If only we could heal the world like this...

If only we could heal the world like this…

Bucket List represents the inordinate 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 short academic week are below and the full list is after the jump. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Recommended

  • “The European Union and the Refugee Crisis: A Sinking Boat?” Monday, 1:10-2:10 PM, 1201 IAB. Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet
  • “ISIS After Paris – Panel Discussion” Tuesday, 12:15-2:00 PM, 1501 IAB. Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Stuart Gottlieb, Jason Healey, Austin Long

Monday and Tuesday events after the jump

Nov

15

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Unleash your inner astronaut this week

Unleash your inner astronaut this week

Bucket List represents the inordinate 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 are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended

  • “Foucault 13/13: Abnormal” Monday, 7:00-9:00 PM, Buell Hall. Veena Das, Pierre Rosanvallon, Emmanuelle Saada (To RSVP, send an email to cm3325@columbia.edu explaining your interest.)
  • “Is Feminism Jewish?” Tuesday, 8:00-9:00 PM, 501 Schermerhorn Hall. Katha Pollitt, Vivian Gornick, Michelle Goldberg
  • “Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality” Wednesday, 4:30-6:30 PM, 105 Jerome Green Hall. Katherine Franke, Mignon Moore, Kendall Thomas, Patricia Williams
  • “Extreme Engineering Presents: The Real Top Gun” Thursday, 6:30-8:00 PM, Kraft Center Lower Level, Rennert Hall. Scott Altman (RSVP)

What else is happening this week?

Nov

12

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So many cool events, so little time!

So many cool events, so little time!

Everyone knows the weekend really starts on Thursday nights. Everyone also knows that doing homework is physically impossible between Thursday night and Sunday morning. So, why not spend your time taking advantage of the free fun (and, more importantly, free food) that Columbia has to offer? In the spirit of procrastination and free stuff, Bwog has compiled a special-edition weekend bucket list detailing all of the extracurricular events this weekend.

Recommended

  • CU Players presents: Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 12-14, 8pm, Glicker-Milstein Theater, tickets for Thursday and Friday currently sold out
  • NOW presents: Opera Untapped and Missing Gemini. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 12-14, 8pm, Austin E. Quigley Black Box Theater, tickets free with CU ID, $10 without
  • CC Blacklist: Trivia Night with Amir Arison. Thursday, November 12, 9-10 pm, Furnald Lounge, free Insomnia, magnolia cookies, and pizza, team registration here
  • Sunset S’mores 2015. Friday, November 13, 4pm, Van Am Quad, includes free s’mores!
  • Public Lecture & Stargazing: The Dark Matter of Ghost Galaxies. Friday, 7-9 pm, Pupin Hall (then outside!)
  • cultureSHOCK 2015: R(evolution). Saturday, November 14, 7-9 pm, Roone Arledge Auditorium, $10 tickets include a full dinner and a night of performances, hosted by Columbia Asian American Alliance
  • Engineering Student Council presents: Project X-Wing. Sunday, November 15, 2:45-5 pm, Wien Hall, described as “an open, indoor environment for students to fly drones through obstacle courses and tracks”, quadcopters will provided

More outlets for your procrastination after the jump

Nov

8

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We are all slaves to fashion. Even in the 90s, when we didn't know better.

We are all slaves to fashion. Even in the 90s, when we didn’t know better.

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 a correction, please leave them in the comments.

Recommended

  • “Intersections, Interventions, and the Homoerotics of Orientalism” Monday, November 9th, 4:30-6:30 PM, Common Room, Second Floor of the Heyman Center. Joseph Allan Boone
  • “Why You Should Think about Fashion if You Care about Sustainability” Wednesday, November 11th, 6:00-7:30 PM, 310 Fayerweather Hall. Patrick Duffy, Scott Miller, Teel Lidow, Leo Bonnani, Ruth Hsia Isenstadt (RSVP)
  • “The Meursault Investigation” Thursday, November 12th, 6:00-7:30 PM, Buell Hall East Gallery. Kamel Daoud, Madeleine Dobie
  • “The Dark Matter of Ghost Galaxies” Friday, November 13th, 7:00-10:00 PM, Pupin Hall. Jana Grcevich

Find out what else is happening this week after the jump

Oct

11

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The Pacific Ocean is almost as big as our egos!

The Pacific Ocean: almost as big as our egos!

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Our recommendations are below, and the full list of events can be found below the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Does It Mean? Tuesday, October 13, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1501 (RSVP)
  • Being the Change, Leading the Charge: Diversity in Higher Education. Tuesday, October 13, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Low Library Rotunda (RSVP)
  • University Lecture featuring Professors Valerie Purdie-Vaughns and Brent R. Stockwell. Thursday, October 15, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, Low Memorial Library Rotunda (RSVP)
  • The Surge: Politics, Violence, and Children in Central America and Mexico. Thursday, October 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Altschul Hall, Room 202 (RSVP)

More events after the jump!

Oct

4

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Conversations in gender

Conversations in gender

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Our recommendations are below, and the full list can be found below the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • Gender Conversations: “Engaging Men in Gender Equality” with Michael Kimmel. Tuesday, October 6, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Law School, Jerome Greene Annex (RSVP)
  • Refugees and Migrants on the Move: The Moment of Truth for the EU and the Middle East? Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1501 (RSVP)
  • Awakening Our Democracy: The “American” Dream, Immigration, and Belonging. Thursday, October 8, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Pulitzer Hall, Room 300

More events after the jump.

Sep

27

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The real world leader

The real world leader

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Our recommendations are below, and the full list can be found below the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • World Leaders Forum events (see bolded events after the jump)
  • Iran Post Sanctions: How Much Oil will Hit the Market? Monday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Graduate School of Journalism, 2nd Floor Lecture Hall (RSVP)
  • Corruption in Sports. Monday, September 28, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Jerome Green Hall, Room 101
  • The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Oral History, Radical Mapping, and Displacement in San Francisco. Thursday, October 1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Knox Hall, Room 509
  • Legacies of the Slave Past in the Post-Slave Present. Friday, October 2, 9:00 am, Held Auditorium, Barnard College

More events after the jump.

Sep

20

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Your brain on bucket list.

Your brain on bucket list.

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Our recommendations are below, and the full list can be found below the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended

  • World Leaders Forum speakers (see bolded events after the jump).  Note: registration for these events opens on Tuesday, September 22 at different times depending on the speaker.  Times are noted below.
  • 2015 International Conference for Sustainable Development.  Wednesday, September 23, 9:00 am – Thursday, September 24, Alfred Lerner Hall (RSVP by email)
  • Rethinking Islam, Democracy, and Identity in Pakistan and India: The Role of Sufism.  Friday, September 25, 9:00 am – Saturday, September 26, 5:00 pm, Knox Hall, Room 509
  • Policing the Crisis: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique.  Thursday, September 24 4:45 pm – 3:00 pm, Saturday, September 26, The Diana Center Event Oval at Barnard College and SUNY, Stony Brook, Manhattan Campus
  • 4th Annual Morningside Lights, Saturday, September 26, 8:00 pm, Morningside Park

See more events after the jump.

Sep

13

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"I pinky promise I will go to one of these events," - You

“I pinky promise I will go to one of these events,” – You

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students.  Our recommendations are below, and the full list can be found below the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments. 

Recommended

  • The Big Problem from the Financial Crisis that Still Isn’t Fixed.  6:30 – 7:30 pm, Low Memorial Library Rotunda (RSVP)
  • The New Geopolitics of Energy.  6:00 – 7:30 pm, Casa Italiana, Teatro Room (RSVP)
  • Heyman Center Workshops with CRPS Workshop Series: Tommie Shelby on Richard Wright: Realizing the Promise of the West.  12:45 – 2:15 pm, Schermerhorn Hall Seminar Room

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Sep

9

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Thumbs up for learning!

Thumbs up for learning!

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Take the time on this light week to go to one of these events. Our recommendations are below, and the full list can be found below the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments. 

Recommendations:

  • Women Mobilizing Memory: Collaboration and Co-Resistance.  Thursday, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, Buell Hall
  • Saltzman Forum: The Iran Agreement: Good Deal, Bad Deal, or No Deal? Thursday, 12:15 – 2:00 pm, International Affairs Room 1501 (RSVP)
  • Islam & World Peace: Perspectives from African Muslim Nonviolence Traditions. Friday, 9:00 am – Sunday, 5:00 pm, International Affairs 15th floor. (RSVP)

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May

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U.S. Gov't: "How do we get more tax revenue from this transaction?"

U.S. Gov’t: “How do we get more tax revenue from this transaction?”

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. This week, take an hour to go to an event. You might just learn something useful for an exam or paper. Our recommendations are below, and the rest of the list can be found below the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments. 

Recommended

  • “Digits and Treasuries: How to Address the Fiscal Challenges of the Digital Economy?” Monday 5:00-6:30 pm, Buell Hall (East Gallery). Pierre Collin, Martin Collet.
  • “Influence of the Latino Vote.” Tuesday 6:30-8:30 pm, 1512 IAB. Rodolfo de la Garza, Maria Eugenia Alcon, Tomas Lopez. Register.
  • “Mark Van Doren Teaching Award and Lionel Trilling Book Award Ceremony.” Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm, Faculty Room (Low). Prof. Austin Quigley, Prof. Zainab Bahrani. Register.
  • “Prolegomena on Artistic Forgery in the Middle Ages.” Tuesday 6:30-8:30 pm, 612 Schermerhorn. Robert Maxwell.

Go see some events this week!

Apr

26

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Is NYC a responsive city?

Is NYC a responsive city?

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Gear up for the last full week of classes with these enriching educational programs. Our recommendations are below, and you can find the rest of the list after the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments. 

Recommended

  • “No-Regrets Parenting: Making the Most of the 940 Saturdays of Childhood.” Tuesday 6:00 pm, James Room (Barnard Hall). Harley Rotbart.
  • “The Responsive Cities Initiative.” Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm, Brown Institute for Media Innovation (Pulitzer). Lev Gonick, Brett Goldstein, Elin Katz, Jim Baller, Oliver Wise. Register.
  • “Writing About Global Science for the International Media.” Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm, 516 Hamilton. Naomi Oreskes, Lesley Jane SeymourRegister.

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