#Events
Punk Poetry & Other Turbulent Correspondence

This Saturday night at 9PM, 4×4 Magazine celebrates the end of its first semester with an event co-hosted with WBAR. The event will feature lit readings as well as performances by Neoseeker, Solid Gold Luxury, and Drug Pizza.

So far this semester 4×4 has garnered hundreds of submissions for its award, which will be judged by Joyce Carol Oates. It is still taking submissions for its spring publication. So far this semester 4×4 has collaborated with a variety of student groups, including ADP, Writer’s House, NewPo, and the Columbia review. Although the event is free, donations will go to 4×4‘s Kickstarter campaign.

Bucket List: Hormats, WLF, Mamdani
Mmm, chumburgers!

Mmm, chumburgers!

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section (and/or mock our typos) and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended:

  • “Consequences of the Debt Crisis for US National Security and Foreign Policy” Monday, 5-6, IAB 1512, Robert Hormats, Richard Clarida
  • “World Leaders Forum: America’s European Ambassadors: Diplomacy in Tumultuous Times” Wednesday, 4-6, Earl Hall Auditorium, Laurie Fulton, Philip Reeker, Alan Solomont, et al.
  • “Beyond Nuremberg: The Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa” Wednesday, 5, Faculty House Room 2, Mahmood Mamdani

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Bucket List: Sustainability, Nazi Germany, Peace
Fall events are the best events

Fall events are the best events

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section (and/or mock our typos) and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended:

  • “Is Sustainability Sustainable?: A Post-Bloomberg NYC Panel Discussion” Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00, Low Library, Rohit Aggarwala, Sergej Mahnovski, Steven Cohen
  • “Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort” Tuesday, 6:15, Heyman Center Common Room, Raffaele Laudani, Nadia Urbinati, et al.
  • “Sustaining Peace: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference” Thursday, 1:30 – 9:30, Teachers College, Leymah Gbowee (7:30-8:30), Peter T. Coleman (Register)

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Grab Your Date. Grab Your Tux. Grab Your Guyliner.

Instead of pre-gaming with cheap vodka in your J.Crew swag, drink some blood red wine and dye your hair black, GOTH PROM 1986 is tonight! WBAR is throwing the party, and appropriate dress is strongly recommended, so ask that mysterious nocturnal figure dressed in black down your hall if you can borrow some of his/her threads. Balam Acab, Purling Hiss, Leather, and RL Grime will be performing, and a prom queen and king will be declared. Doors open at 7 pm, and the event is free and open to the public. Listen to The Cure, Joy Division, and some Depeche Mode to get in the mood.

QuickTix: Making a Difference Edition

QuickTix exists to help you use your CUID and the TIC to the fullest (and save some money while you’re at it). It runs every other Wednesday.

Most popular events at the TIC:

  • Columbia University Players present Chase Scenes: Oct 14th – 15th
  • QUAM presents GenderF*ck: Qrave: Oct 15th
  • Met Opera Satyagraha: Dec 1st
  • Kenneth Cole Engagement Forum at Miller Theater: Oct 28th, 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
  • Barnard Theatre’s Marisol: Oct 27th – Oct 29th

Campus events on sale now:

Off campus events on sale now:

The model for Muhammed Yunus’ microeconomic reform via Wikimedia Commons

Revamped: Bwog Events

Huzzah! It’s new, it’s now, it’sBwog Events! Please direct your attention to our super spiffy events sidebar, courtesy of Bwog tech guru Hans Hyttinen.

  • Click on the Events on Campus link and, by the magic of the Internet, you’ll be taken to a snazzy Google Calendar of events run by students groups. Upcoming happenings are listed directly above for reference. Submit to the calendar with the online events form, or if you’re still feeling nostalgic for the ol’ backwards days, email events@bwog.com.
  • We’ll keep posting the Bucket List every Monday with recommended academic events and lectures sponsored by departments and other University-affiliated organizations. The Bucket List link on sidebar will lead you to the most recent post.
  • Every Thursday, we’ll post Where Art Thou, a weekly arts round-up with separate sections for on-campus student-run productions, department-run events, Miller Theatre offerings, and off-campus Columbia performances. To get on this list, e-mail editors@bwog.com.
  • “But Bwog,” you say, “my event deserves more than a mere mention on your round-up or a silly spot on your calendar.” So buy an ad! It’s only $10 per day. Buying a Bwog ad is like flyering in a place where thousands of people pass by everyday without wasting paper! And if you want a more official justification, email ads@bwog.com and ask about our uber-fancy media kit.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us: editors@bwog.com.

Are You The Best?

In case you weren’t lucky enough to have your talent featured on Bwog, there’s a new talent showcase in town. Auditions for Columbia’s Got Talent begin this Wednesday, from 8 to 10 in Wallach Lounge. They continue through Sunday, but you must register 24 hours prior to auditions. Registration and auditions schedule available here.

We ♥ The Heyman Center

An expanded schedule of events for EC’s intellectual haven was sent out last night, causing oohs ahhs and drooling. Bwog’s pulse notably quickened when we reached the new addition of PrezBo and Salman Rushdie.

Here’s the e-mail containing the line up thus far:

THE HEYMAN CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
Revised and Expanded Schedule of Events, Spring 2010

Admission to all Heyman Center events is open to the public.
Unless noted below, events are free and no registration is necessary.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, please visit www.heymancenter.org.

ANTHONY GRAFTON
“Race in the Renaissance”
Thursday, 4 February   6:15pm
Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center for the Humanities

PETER GALISON
“Blacked-Out Spaces: Freud and War Censorship”
Thursday, 11 February   6:15pm
Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center for the Humanities

Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, and so much more after the jump!
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Bucket List: Feminism and Climate Change

One of the greatest perks of an Ivy League education is having all sorts of guest lecturers and talks hosted right on campus. Yet many of these great talks are not publicized enough. Enter Bucket List, a new weekly feature that aggregates these events in a single location that will hopefully make you realize, like Bwog has, how special our campus is. Our recommendations for this week are below; the full list is after the jump. Dig around, who knows what you’ll find!

  • February 22: “The Iranian Revolution after 31 Years: Domestic Challenges and Regional Implications ” and “Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems”
  • February 23: “Citizen Complaints and Popular Accountability under Authoritarianism,” “US Special Forces – Global Capabilities,” and “A Talk with Marc Levy”
  • February 24: “Afro-Latinas in the Americas: History and Culture of an Invisible Majority,” “A Man Escaped – Religion on Film,” “Philosophy Forum: History, Philosophy and Method,” and “The Great American University”
  • February 25: “Recovering from the Great Recession: Barnard’s Economic Experts Weigh In,” “Strangers in Paradise: Religion, Politics and Identity in New Immigrant Communities in the U.S.,” “Along Those Lines: An evening of dance in five parts,” “Make Music, Not Emissions,” and “NAKatar”
  • February 26: “After Communism: Achievement and Disillusionment Since 1989,” “Obama in Latin America,” “The Pasts and Futures of Ethnic Whiteness,” and “Black Heritage Month Fashion and Culture Show”
  • February 27: “Feminism and Climate Change” and “Lunar Gala 2010: Muse”

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There Is An Ice Palace In The SGO

And it is snowing peacefully on Lerner 5 tonight.