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May

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Serpent's? Ecstasy?

Serpent’s? Ecstasy?

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

  • “Education and the Commercial Mindset” Monday, 7:00-8:30 PM, Milbank Chapel, Teachers College. Samuel E. Abrams,  Henry M. Levin,  Carol Burris, Sharif El-Mekki, Jeffrey R. Henig.
  • “Celebrating 100 Years of Jane Jacobs: Innovations in New York City’s Open Space” Tuesday, 9:00-10:30 AM, 1501 IAB. Leslie Koch, Regina Myer, Mitchell Silver (RSVP).
  • “LAGOS: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Space, Society, and the Imagination of an African Crossroad” 11:30 AM Friday – 7:30 PM Saturday, Barnard Hall (schedule here). Abosede George, Saheed Aderinto, Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi (RSVP).

What events are this week?

Apr

24

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Marie Curie would be so proud.

Marie Curie would be so proud.

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

  • “Olympic Games and Olympic Shames: Moscow 1980 and Sochi 2014 in the Mirror of the Human Rights Movement” Monday, 12:00-1:30 PM, 1219 IAB.
  • “Behind the Scenes of the Panama Papers” Tuesday, 9:00-11:00 AM, World Room, Pulitzer Hall. Marina Walker.
  • “2016 Columbia Global Energy Summit” Thursday, 1:00-5:30 PM, Rotunda, Low Library. Patrick Pouyanne, Todd Stern, Laurence Tubiana, Phil Sharp, Bill Reilly, Nick Butler (RSVP).
  • “Columbia University Center for Radiological Research Centennial Symposium” Thursday-Friday, April 28-29 (Schedule of events), 555 Lerner Hall. David Brenner,  Barry Rosenstein, Howard Lieberman, Eileen Connolly (RSVP per each session).
  • “Women In Energy Site Visit to Columbia University’s Central Chiller and Central Boiler Plants” Friday, 2:00-3:30 PM, B-230, Facilities, East Campus. Note: Only women can (RSVP) for this event.

More events? More events!

Apr

17

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We found the cog in the works.

We found the cog in the works.

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

  • “The Turkish Enigma: Erdogan’s Stance on the Syrian Conflict” Monday, 8:00 PM, 503 Hamilton. Dr. Michael Rubin (RSVP).
  • “Women Shaping New York Politics and Policy” Tuesday, 12:30-2:00 PM, 1512 IAB. Carmen de la Rosa, Ydanis Rodriguez, Nancy Ploeger, Nily Rozic, Evagelia Emily Tavoulareas (RSVP).
  • “Inside Google Ideas” Tuesday, 12:30-2:00 PM, 1302 IAB. Daniel Keyserling (Email Jennifer Robards at defensesecurity@columbia.edu to RSVP).
  • “The Rise of the British Literary Annual, 1823–1835” Thursday, 6:00-8:30 PM, 523 Butler. Katherine Harris.
  • “Orgo/Bio Year Panel” Friday, 10:30-12:00 PM, 717 Hamilton.

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Apr

10

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not barnard lol

Bold, beautiful, ice.

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

  • “The Mirror and the Mind” Monday, 6:15-8:15 PM, 2nd Floor Common Room, Heyman Center. Katja Guenther.
  • “Chaos or Curvilinearity: Digital Architecture and Deformations of the Africanist Grid in the Late Music of John Coltrane” Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, 622 Dodge Hall. Michael Veal (email ym189@columbia.edu to RSVP).
  • “Voroshylovhrad – a presentation by Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan” Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 PM, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Pulitzer Hall. Serhiy Zhadan, Reilly Costigan-Humes, Isaac Wheeler.
  • “Library Clinic in SEL | Oculus Rift Demo” Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 PM, Science & Engineering Library, Northwest Corner Building.
  • “The Delacorte Lectures: Jacob Weisberg” Thursday, 6:00-8:00 PM, The Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall. Jacob Weisberg. 
  • “Ice Cubed: An Inquiry into the Aesthetics, History, and Science of Ice” 9:15 AM Friday – 1:15 PM Saturday (Schedule of events), Keynote Speaker – Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, All Other Panels – 2nd Floor Common Room, Heyman Center. John Luther Adams, Barry Lopez, Carol Becker, Deborah Coen.

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Apr

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Television killed the Communist star

Television killed the Communist star

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

  • “Chuck Norris vs. Communism” Monday, 6:00-8:00 PM, Buell Hall. Irina Margareta Nistor.
  • “Venezuela: El incierto final de la revolución Bolivariana” Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 PM, 802 IAB. Francisco Suniaga, Gabriel Kessler.
  • “Colloquium in Law, Rights & Religion: FIRST, Do No Harm (Suing Catholic Hospitals for Putting Pregnant Women at Risk)” Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 PM, Case Lounge, 701 Jerome Greene Hall. Brooke A. Tucker.
  • “An Education of the Senses: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Male Desire in early modern Isfahan” Thursday, 4:00-6:00 PM, 754 Schermerhorn Ext. Kathryn Babayan.
  • “Selected Papers of John Jay, Volume 4” Thursday, 6:00-8:30 PM, 523 Butler Library. Patricia Bunomi.

So much cool stuff this week honestly

Mar

27

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We will bury you (in knowledge).

We will bury you (in knowledge).

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

  • “Our Man in Havana: Reconciliation and Beyond” Monday, 4:00-6:00 PM, 802 IAB. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis (email rhu2102@columbia.edu to RSVP)
  • “The Supreme Court Takes Up Contraception – Again” Tuesday, 12:10 PM, 646 Jerome Greene Hall. Brigitte Amiri.
  • “Beyond the Shoe: Rethinking Khrushchev at the 1960 General Assembly” Thursday, 6:30-8:00 PM, 1219 IAB.
  • “Gender Issues and Sportswriting with Christina Kahrl” Friday, 12:30-1:30 PM, Stabile Student Center, Pulitzer Hall. Christina Kahrl.

What radicool events are happening this week?

Mar

21

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We really hope this ISN'T what Robins James is lecturing on later this week.

We really hope this ISN’T what Robins James is lecturing on later this week.

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. We have combined “This Week In The Arts” with Bucket List this week, meaning art events are contained below as well. 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

  • “Presence with Rare Encounters: Pending Futures and the Chinese (non)engagement in the Tajik Pamirs” Monday, 6:00-7:30 PM, 1201 IAB. Martin Saxer.
  • “Rainy Days and Precious Things: Tangibility and Historicity in the ‘Cradle of Brazil’” Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 PM, 457 Schermerhorn. John Collins, Katharina Blank.
  • “The American Way of Warfare: Science, Liberalism, and the Quest for Humanity in Conflict” Wednesday, 12:15-2:00 PM, 1302 IAB. Michael John Williams (RSVP).
  • “Oral History in the Age of Black Lives Matter” Thursday, 6:00-8:00 PM, 509 Knox Hall. Paul Ortiz.
  • “Is the ‘Post-‘ in Post-Identity the same as the ‘Post-‘ in Post-Genre?: Race & Pop Music Aesthetics” Friday, 12:15-2:00 PM, 622 Dodge Hall. Robin James.

But what can be better than Post Aesthetics?

Mar

6

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But really just the manga

This week’s Bucket List is in honour of Nancy Reagan (1921-2016) and Japanese Manga

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

  • “Ronald Reagan and the 2016 Presidential Election” Monday, 6:00-7:30 PM, 1501 IAB. Jacob Weisberg (RSVP).
  • “The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust” Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 PM, East Gallery, Buell Hall. Lisa Leff (RSVP).
  • “The Voices of Women Ambassadors on Peace and Security: Will a Woman Secretary-General Make a Difference?” Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 PM, 1501 IAB. Ambassador Kawar, Ambassador Mumokaite, Ambassador Velez, Ambassador Al-Thani, Elisabeth Lindenmayer (RSVP).
  • “Front Lines and Fault Lines: Covering Race in the Obama Era” Thursday, 12:10-1:00 PM, 607B Pulitzer Hall. Jelani Cobb.
  • “The Nuclear Disaster, Tsunami, and Manga: The Representation of Recent Disasters in Japanese Popular Culture” Friday, 12:00-1:30 PM, 918 IAB. Yukari Fujimoto, Hikari Hori.

What else is going on this week?

Feb

28

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Why is the picture a gif? lol

Seriously, this workshop/conference seems amazing.

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

  • “God is Emancipation to You – To me, He is Oppression: Secularism, Gender and the State” Monday, 12:10-1:20 PM, 701 Jerome Greene Hall. Pascale Fournier.
  • “From SIPA to Statecraft: The Journey of an American Diplomat” Tuesday, 1:00-2:15 PM, 1501 IAB. Ambassador McEldowney, Richard K. Betts (RSVP).
  • “Editor’s Night” Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 PM, 602a Lewisohn Hall. Robert Lee Holtz, Lizzie Ratner, David Wallis, John Horgan, Shaun Randol (RSVP).
  • “Foucault 13/13: Subjectivity and Truth” Thursday, 6:15-8:45 PM, Buell Hall. Judith Butler, Stathis Gourgouris.
  • “Robotics: Law & Ethics” Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Italian Academy. Barbara Henry, Lydia H. Liu, Ronald Sandler, John Basl (RSVP).

What else is happening this fine week?

Feb

21

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We haven't seen so much division since 1896. The Omaha Platform was so on point, too.

We haven’t seen so much division since 1896. The Omaha Platform was so on point, too.

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

  • “The Digital Divide: EU v. US over Data Protection with Max Schrems, Founder of Europe v. Facebook” Monday, 12:30-2:30 PM, 1501 IAB. Max Schrems, Julia Angwin, Peter Micek.
  • “Income Inequality, the Media, and the 2016 Presidential Election” Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 PM, 1512 IAB. Patricia Cohen, Michael Massing, Joseph Stiglitz (RSVP).
  • “Neuroscience and History Series – Spiritualizing Neurology in the Fin de Siècle” Wednesday, 6:15 PM, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center. Larry McGrath.
  • “Real Women, Real Voices” Friday, 4:00-7:00 PM, 103 Jerome Greene Hall. Topeka K. Sam.

Columbia this week, up next

Feb

14

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What you could be if you go to these events

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

  • “Banishing Women: The Law and Politics of Abortion Travel” Monday, 6:30-8:00 PM, 104 Jerome Greene Hall. David Brown, Joanna Erdman, Yasmine Ergas, Madeline Gomez.
  • “Talking Pages: The Eighteenth-Century Variorum Page” Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 PM, 523 Butler. Jenny Davidson.
  • “Extreme Engineering Presents: Inside the Helmet” Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 PM, 501 Northwest Corner Building. Dr. Dean Eppler. (RSVP)
  • “Posthuman Feminism” Thursday, 4:00-6:00 PM, 754 Schermerhorn Extension. Rosi Braidotti.
  • “Ripples in Spacetime: When Black Holes Merge” Friday, 7:00-9:00 PM, 301 Pupin Hall. Jillian Bellovary.

Don’t you just hate Mondays?

Feb

7

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All around the wo-o-orld people want to be loved...

All around the wo-o-orld people want to be loved…

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

  • “The Sufi and the State: Discussing the notion of a state being ‘Islamic’” Tuesday, 11:45-1:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather. Souleymane Bachir Diagne.
  • “The Unending Challenges for Europe: Refugees/Migration, Ukraine, Daesh/ISIS, Unemployment, Aging, and More: Is there a light at the end of the European tunnel?” Wednesday, 12:30-2:00 PM, 1219 IAB. Urmas Paet.
  • “Net Neutrality: The Battle in India” Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 PM, CEPSR Davis Auditorium. Nikhil Pahwa.
  • “Embodied Cognition: Music and Movement” Thursday, 6:00-8:00 PM, Common Room, Heyman Center. Mariusz Kozak, Luc Nijs, Carmel Raz, Andrew Goldman.
  • “Conference On U.S.-Russia Relations in the Arctic” Friday, 9:00-4:15 PM, 1501 IAB. Kimberly Marten, Adam Louis Shrier, Austin Long, Johan Norberg. (RSVP)

And what else is there?

Jan

31

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religion

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

13

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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.

The week after the jump

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