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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.

Learn about getting saved by a martyr, among other things, below the jump

Apr

19

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You, too, can draw this well

You, too, can draw this well

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Our recommendations are below, and the full list can be found 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

  • “Writing Lives Series: Artist at the Center.” Monday 6:15 pm, 301 Pulitzer. Maxine Hong Kingston.
  • “Between the Color Line and the Border Line: A Trickster’s Tale from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.” Tuesday 4:00-6:00 pm, 411 Fayerweather. Sarah Beckhart.
  • “Health and Social Activism of Self-Identified Gay Men in Post-Socialist China.” Thursday 5:00-6:30 pm, 918 IAB. Tiantian Zheng, Dorothy Ko.
  • “Korean Comics (Manhwa).” Friday 2:30-4:00 pm, 403 Kent. Charles Armstrong, Dima Mironenko, Hee-Sook Shin.
  • “Hearst Digital Media Lecture: The Future of Global Coverage and Audience Engagement.” Friday 6:00-8:00 pm, Pulitzer Lecture Hall (3rd Floor). Kevin Delaney, Lydia Polgreen (J’00). RSVP.

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Apr

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DSpar and Cosmopolitan's EIC will talk about this

DSpar and Cosmopolitan’s EIC will talk about this

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. This week, soak up the sun and some knowledge. 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 Global Economic and Financial System: Challenges and Prospects.” Monday 6:00-7:30 pm, 1512 IAB. Jacob Frenkel.
  • “Ethics and Approaches to Covering Violent Conflicts.” Tuesday 12:00-2:00 pm, Faculty House Garden Room 2. Nina Berman, Judith Matloff, Maria Turchenkova. Register.
  • “Beauty and Aging: A Conversation.” Tuesday 6:30 pm, Diana Event Oval. Joanna Coles, Dayle Haddon, Dr. Rhoda Narins (BC’62), Naomi Wolf, Debora Spar.
  • “Do Babies Matter? Family and Gender in the Ivory Tower.” Thursday 12:00-2:00 pm, Davis Auditorium (CEPSR). Mary Ann Mason.
  • “Caribbean Feminisms on the Page.” Thursday 6:30 pm, Diana Event Oval. Jamaica Kincaid, Tiphanie Yanique, Kaiama Glover.

princes, ethics, beauty and babies await you below

Apr

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Dancing, as she gets criticized by the New York Times

Dancing, as she gets criticized by the New York Times

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Get back into the learning groove after Bachannal. Our recommendations are below, and the rest of the list can be found 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 

  • “The Steps Women Take: Why Gender Matters in Infrastructure Development.” Monday, 1:00-2:00 pm, 801 IAB. Lily Brent.
  • “Team Dance: The Dance Critics of the New York Times.” Monday, 7:00 pm, 304 Barnard. Alistair Macaulay, Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert, Siobhan Burke.
  • “Beyond Piketty (and Before the Deluge): Natural Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” Tuesday 6:00-7:30 pm, Buell Hall East Gallery. Claude Henry, Geoffrey Heal, Peter Kelemen, Stephen Cassell.
  • “On Exterminability: The Affective Culture of Settler-Colonialism Today.” Thursday 4:10 pm, 963 Schermerhorn Ext. Ghassan Hage.

Scentific pluralism awaits you below

Mar

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Is this the landscape of the future?

Is this the landscape of a better world?

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. This week, learn about what your professors were like in the sixties as political activists, and hopefully get them to tell a good story in class. Our recommendations are below, and the full list can be found 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

  • “Applied Geography for a Better World.” Monday 2:00-4:00 pm, Buell Hall East Gallery. Jack Dangermond. Register (Photo ID required at check-in).
  • “What is a Moral University in the 21st Century?” Monday 6:15-7:30 pm, 517 Hamilton. Jeffrey Sachs. Register.
  • “The Faculty’s Sixties: Professors and Politics, 1960-1975.” Wednesday 4:30-6:30 pm, Faculty House. Ellen Schrecker.
  • “‘Islamic Art’: Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures.” Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm, 612 Schermerhorn. Nada Shabout, Zainab Bahrani.
  • “A+RT Show.” 6:00-10:00 pm, Groundfloor Gallery (343 5th St., Brooklyn). Frances Cocksedge, Ira Dae Young Kim, Matthew Lafferty, Ava Ravich, Oscar Russakis.

A week of intriguing events awaits you below

Mar

23

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Philosophy and Literature

Philosophy and Literature

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. After a relaxing break, sharpen your knowledge of local, regional, national and global politics. No, Homeland and Scandal don’t count. Our recommended events 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 

  • “Is Government a Vehicle for Change? A Conversation with Council Member Mark Levine.” Tuesday, 7:00-8:15 pm, Kraft Center (606 W. 115th). Mark Levine. Food provided.
  • “Constructing Godzilla in Mid-Twentieth Century Japan and America.” Thursday, 4:00-5:30 pm, 918 IAB. Yoshiko Ikeda, Greg Pflugfelder.
  • “The Ancient Quarrel: Philosophy and Literature.” Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm, Diana Oval. Rebecca Goldstein.
  • “Annual Zora Neale Hurston Lecture: Reimagining Gender, Race and Place in the Making of Gone With the Wind.” Monday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Journalism Lecture Hall. Deborah Willis.

Philosophy and Literature hop in the ring

Mar

8

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Equality is what it's all about

Equality is what it’s all about

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Perhaps one of these events will give you some extra knowledge for that midterm you’re cramming for. Our recommendations are below, and you can find the full list 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

  • “Graffiti to End Violence Against Women.” Monday, 8:00 pm, 504 Diana. Panmela Castro.
  • “The Nobel Peace Prize: An Insider’s View.” Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Buell Hall (East Gallery). Geir Lundestad, George Rupp, Victoria de Grazia. Register.
  • “Ethical Issues in Responding to a Global Disease Crisis—Ebola and Beyond.” Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm, Satow Room (Lerner). Arturo Brito, Robert Klitzman, Irwin Redlener, Jeff Schlegelmilch. Register.
  • “Defeating DOMA: The Changing Nature of Equality Under the U.S. Constitution.” Thursday, 7:30 pm, JTS (122nd/B’way). Roberta Kaplan, Marc Gary. Register for a free student ticket (Valid student ID required at event).

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Mar

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Bucket List taking you all over the world

Bucket List taking you all over the world

Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. March is coming in like a lion with a lot of politically inclined events. Our recommendations are below, and the full list can be found 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

  • “The Age of Sustainable Development.” Monday 4:30-6:00 pm, Italian Academy. Jeffrey Sachs, Provost John Coatsworth. Register.
  • “Your Language-My Ear: Russian and American Poets at Close Quarters.” Tuesday 6:15-8:15 pm, 1512 IAB. Keti Chukhrov, Alexandra Petrova, Julia Dasbach, Matvei Yankelevich, more.
  • “Violentology: A Photographic Exploration of Conflict, Political Change and Human Rights in Colombia.” Tuesday 4:00-6:00 pm, 802 IAB. Stephen Ferry.
  • “Global Mayors Forum.” Wednesday 4:00-5:30, 1501 IAB. Michael Nutter (Philadelphia).

Ritual performances, poetry and turbo-folk await you

Feb

22

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Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. On Tuesday, we are graced by the presence of Tunisia’s former Prime Minister, His Excellency Mehdi Jomaa. Check out his talk about democracy, and more, on Tuesday. Our other recommendations are below, and the full list can be found 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 

  • “Leading Tunisia’s Democracy Start-up.” Tuesday, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Low Rotunda. His Excellency Mehdi Jomaa, President Bollinger. Registration required.
  • “Speech and Media Freedom: New Lessons of the Umbrella Revolution.” Monday, 12:10-1:10 pm, 107 Jerome Greene. Margaret Ng.
  • “Hijacking Feminist Rhetoric: Latest PR Tactics in the Promotion of ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction.’” Thursday, 5:00-7:00 pm, Faculty House. Leonore Tiefer.
  • “Delacorte Lecture Series.” Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm, World Room (3rd Floor Journalism). Jake Silverstein (Editor-in-Chief of NYT Magazine). Refreshments provided.

Tunisia’s Prime Minister and more to come

Feb

15

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Bucket List represents the immense intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. This week, be sure to get philosophical about pop culture and hit up some of this week’s events. You can find our recommended events below, and the full list can be found 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 

  • “Andy Cohen: A Candid Conversation with Bravo’s Pop Culture Guru.” 6:00-7:30 pm, J-School Lecture Hall. Andy Cohen. Register.
  • “Triangular Diplomacy: The European Union, the U.S., and Cuba.” 6:00-8:00 pm, 802 IAB. Ambassador Hermán Portocarrero.
  • “Monuments and Memory: Material Culture and the Aftermaths of Histories of Mass Violence.” 10:00 am-6:00 pm, 1501 IAB. Peter Balakian, Rachel Goshgarian, more.
  • “Plato on Beauty, Appearance and the Splendor of Virtue.” 4:10-6:00 pm, 716 Philosophy. Gabriel Richardson Lear.

Monday, February 16 

  • “Andy Cohen: A Candid Conversation with Bravo’s Pop Culture Guru.” 6:00-7:30 pm, J-School Lecture Hall. Andy Cohen. Register.
  • “Tukaram in the Tamil Country: Marathi Kirtan, Multilangualism, and the Making of South Indian Musical Tradition.” 4:00-5:30 pm, 208 Knox Hall. Davesh Soneji.

Triangular Diplomacy, Food Democracy, Tech and more below

Dec

1

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Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. After a long break, you must be yearnin’ for some learnin’. 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

  • “Race, Violence, and Resistance: From Gaza to Ferguson” Diana Center Event Oval, Monday 7:30-9:30 PM. Debora Spar, Jamil Dakwar, Patricia Williams, Nikhil Singh.
  • “To Russia with Love: Documentary Screening & Panel on LGBT Athletes at Sochi” Davis Auditorium Room 412, Monday 6:00-8:00 PMTanya L. Domi, Noam Gonick, Kimberly Marten.
  • “Narrative Medicine Rounds: Will Boast and Leslie Jamison” Faculty Club of CU Medical Center, Wednesday 5:00-7:00 PM. Will Boast, Leslie Jamison.
  • “CSA Talks: Abigail E. Disney GSAS ’94” Lerner 401, Thursday 6:00 PM. Abigail E. Disney.

Monday, December 1

  • “Race, Violence, and Resistance: From Gaza to Ferguson” Diana Center Event Oval, Monday 7:30-9:30 PM. Debora Spar, Jamil Dakwar, Patricia Williams, Nikhil Singh.
  • “To Russia with Love: Documentary Screening & Panel on LGBT Athletes at Sochi” Davis Auditorium Room 412, 6:00-8:00 PMTanya L. Domi, Noam Gonick, Kimberly Marten.

Tuesday, December 2

  • “Improvisation in the Arts: A Symposium” Low Memorial Library Faculty Room, 10:00-4:00 PM. Register.

Wednesday, December 3

  • “Narrative Medicine Rounds: Will Boast and Leslie Jamison” Faculty Club of CU Medical Center, 5:00-7:00 PM. Will Boast, Leslie Jamison.
  • “HIV and Ebola: Fear vs. Evidence” CU Medical Center Hess Commons, 2:00 PM. World AIDS Day 2014.
  •  “Paradigms for Justice: Beyond Punishment” Jerome Greene Hall 104, 6:30 PM. Roundtable.
  • “Data as a Technical Superpower” Barnard Hall Sulzberger Parlor, 6:00 PM. Hilary Mason.

More stuff to fill your calendars with!

Nov

16

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Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Check out important people saying important things. 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

  • “Forum on Science in the Core” Schermerhorn 501, Wednesday 7:30 PM. Committee on Science in the Core.
  • “Entrepreneurship in Fashion: The Creative Class” Diana Event Oval, Thursday 7:00 PM. Shiona Turini, Stephanie Mark, Timo Weiland, Julie Anne Quay.
  • “Presenting Bill Drayton, CEO and Founder of Ashoka” IAB 1501, Thursday 6:00-7:30 PM. Bill Drayton. RSVP.

Monday, November 17

  • “Road to 2015: A Pivotal Year for Sustainable Development” Lerner 555, 7:00-9:00 PM. Minh-Thu Pham, Eric Swanson, Chantal Line Carpentier, Tracy Raczek.
  • “How to Teach Ethics – Views From Across Columbia” Kent Hall 413, 5:30-7:30 PM. Ken Prager, William Simon, Michele Moody-Adams, Gary Dorrien.
  • “A Roundtable on The History Manifesto: The Role of History and the Humanities in a Digital Age” Heyman Center 2nd Floor Common Room, 6:15-8:15 PM. David Armitage, Jo Guldi.

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Nov

5

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Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. This week is short, but its events are as cool as ever. Our recommendations 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

  • “Culture of Violence: Examining Harmful Juvenile Justice Practices on Rikers Island” Lerner Satow Room, 7-9:00 PM. Jennifer Gonnerman, Taylonn Murphy, Angelo Pinto, Beth Powers. Food served. Learn more.
  • “Writers at Barnard: Mary Gordon, Mary Beth Keane, & Margaret Vandenburg” Barnard Sulzberger Parlor, Thursday 7:oo PM. Mary Gordon ’71, Mary Beth Keane ’99, Margaret Vandenburg. Learn more.
  • “Mo Yan and Chinese Literature” Low Memorial Library Rotunda, Friday 12:00 PM. Mo Yan. A World Leaders Forum event. Registration.

More ways to procrastinate in the name of education after the jump.

Oct

19

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Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Take a study break from midterms to check out interesting 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

  • “Political Corruption and the 1st Amendment with Tim Wu” Pulitzer Hall Lecture Hall, Tuesday 6:00 PM. Tim Wu, Steve Coll, PrezBo. (RSVP to JschoolRSVP@columbia.edu.)
  • “#Ferguson: Reporting a Viral News Story” Pulitzer Hall Lecture Hall, Thursday 7:00 PM. Antonio French, Alice Speri, Zeynep Tufekci.
  • “Responding to Sexual Assault: A Teach-In” Jerome Green Annex Building, Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM. Christina Brandt-Young, Suzanne Goldberg, Dr. Jill Hill, Monica Pombo, Saswati Sarkar.
  • “President Bollinger’s 13th Annual Fun Run 5k Run” College Walk, Friday 8:30 AM. PrezBo.

More ways to procrastinate in the name of education after the jump.

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