Bucket List: Physics, Yogis, and Post-Orientalism

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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. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. We’re still experimenting with different formats, so if you have an idea, please leave it in the comments!


Monday, September 26th

Tuesday, September 27th

  • “Data Management And Federal Funding: What Researchers Need To Know” 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Faculty House, Sayeed Choudhury, Victoria Stodden, and Kerstin Lehnert
  • “Capital Punishment In China And The United States” 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm, 918 IAB, Ji Dianpeng
  • “Representation theory and number theory” 2:40 pm, 520 Math, Benedict Gross
  • “Oscillating flows and their application to energy, materials, and microsystem design” 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 826 Mudd, Daniel T. Schwartz
  • “Wildlife and Human Impact Surveys and Long-term Monitoring in the Congo Basin” 4:00 pm, 1015 Schermerhorn, Boo Maisels
  • “Moral Relativism” 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm, 716 Philosophy, Gilbert Harman
  • “The Power of ‘And'” 4:20 pm – 6:10 pm, 102 Jerome Greene, Lawrence Burns
  • “Diagrammatics as Physiognomy: The Place of Graphics and Photography in W.E.B. Du Bois’s Sociological Work” 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Alexander Weheliye
  • “Europe: Ground Zero: Bringing Back Political Economy” 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Faculty House, Victoria de Grazia, Charles Maier, Gordon Bajnai, and Michele Alacevich, register
  • “Hallucinations” 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Faculty House, Oliver Sacks, sold out
  • “What We Bring to the Table: Implications of Personal and Cultural Assumptions for the Oral History Interview” 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 801 IAB, Lauren Taylor
  • “TIME FOR OUTRAGE: Indignez-vous!” 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 301 Uris, Stéphane Hessel
  • “FILM: The Interrupters, followed by Q+A with Director” 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Miller Theatre, Steve James
  • “Irène Némirovsky: Foreigners, Foreignness and Translation Among Cultures” 7:00 pm, Event Oval, the Diana, Liesl Schillinger, Sandra Smith, and Susan Suleiman, followed by reception

Wednesday, September 28th

  • “The Laplacian Paradigm: Emerging Algorithms for Massive Graphs” 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm, David Auditorium, Schapiro, Shang-Hua Teng
  • “No More Peace! How Disaster, Terror and War Have Upstaged Media Events” 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 607B Journalism, Elihu Katz
  • “The Ethnographer’s Double Book: Writing Anthropology in 20th-Century France” 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm, 963 Schermerhorn Extension, Vincent Debaene, followed by reception
  • “Mathematical Operations Throughout the Life Span” 4:10 pm, 614 Schermerhorn, Koleen McCrink
  • “Astrophysics with Kepler” 4:15 pm, 428 Pupin, Martin Still
  • “Beginner’s Ukrainian with Interactive Online Workbook” 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 1219 IAB, Yuri Shevchuk

Thursday, September 29th

  • “Latin America on the Move” All day Thursday and Friday, 1501 IAB, various speakers
  • “Phase transitions in stochastic processes with long-range interactions: a multiscale analysis approach” 9:10 am – 10:40 am, 507 Mathematics, Vladas Sidoravicius
  • “New Capitalism, Globalization, and the Commodification of Taste” 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 701C Dodge, Timothy D. Taylor
  • “Midlatitude storm track structure: Basic ingredients and constraints” 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm, 214 Mudd, David Brayshaw
  • “Mexico: National Emergency” 3:30 pm, 802 IAB, Lolita Bosch, David Colmenares, Benjamin Fogarty, and Pablo Piccato, the discussion will be in Spanish
  • “Yoga and Yogis” 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 207 Knox, Sir James Mallinson
  • “The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy” 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 707 IAB, Tim Büthe
  • “Literature on Trial: The Politics of (Im)purity in Authoritarian Korea” 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, 918 IAB, Youngju Ryu
  • “The non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems” 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, 209 Havemeyer, EW Meijer, preceded by tea and cookies in 328 Havemeyer
  • “Towards a dynamic institutional theory of entrepreneurship” 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 503 Hamilton, Andrea Herrmann
  • “Psychoanalysis & Our Time” 7:00 pm, 304 Barnard Hall, Éric Laurent

Friday, September 30th

  • “Latin America on the Move” All day Thursday and Friday, 1501 IAB, various speakers
  • “Post-Orientalism and the Exilic Individual: A Conference in Honor of Hamid Dabashi” 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 501 Schermerhorn, various speakers
  • “Film Screening and Q&A: ‘A Bitter Taste of Freedom'” 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Journalism, Marina Goldovskaya
  • “Lecture and Stargazing: Strange New Worlds” 7:00 pm, Pupin, Ray Jayawardhana

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  1. Anonymous  

    note to bwog: "News from the LHC: Tightening the noose on the Standard Model" does not mean faster than light neutrinos. In fact it means the opposite.

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