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A Bucket List For Columbia Dining

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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.


  • “Educating the Brain: How the Acquisition of Reading and Mathematics Affects Human Brain Circuits” Monday, December 4, 4:15-6:15 pm. Italian Academy.
  • “From the Faculty Lounge: More Than a Game: Play to Learn – A conversation between Mark Carnes and Stephanie Pfirman” Monday, December 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
  • ““”Does This Vehicle Belong to You?” Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations” Tuesday, December 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Schapiro CEPSR, Room 412.
  • “The Future of DACA” Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 1501.
  • “Battle of the Dining Halls: Food Fight 2017” Wednesday, December 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Lerner Auditorium.

Monday, December 4

  • “Understanding the Perspectives of Survivors of Human Trafficking on their Experiences in Shelter Care in Cambodia” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. NYS Psychiatric Institute, Room 6601.
  • “New Books in the Arts & Sciences Celebrating Recent Work by Bruce Robbins” 6:15 – 7:15 pm. Heyman Center for the Humanities., EC 2nd Floor.

Tuesday, December 5

  • “The Fight for Democratic Values in Ukraine: Confronting Propaganda and Corruption” 4:00 – 6:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Book Launch: The Art of Sanctions by Richard Nephew” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 1501.
  • “Climate Change Impacts: Relocation to Safer Ground” 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Faculty House, 3rd Floor.
  • “Saskia Hamilton and Hisham Matar – A reading” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Barnard Hall, Room 418.

Wednesday, December 6

  • “Cultural Holes & the Production of Economic Thought w/ Emily Erikson” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Knox Hall, Room 403.
  • “Perspectives on Peace Presents: Beyond Combat” 3:00 – 5:30 pm. Teachers College, Milbank Chapel.
  • “Monteverdi at 450: Experiments in Sound, Image, and Movement” all-day, beginning at 3:00 pm. Italian Academy.
  • “From Private Companies to President Trump: Defending the Public Discourse” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute.
  • “Sages, Proverbs, Myths and Philosophy: Recording the Breadth of Sagacious Wisdom with Gail Presbey” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Knox Hall.

Thursday, December 7

  • “Clean + Go Green – University-Wide Recycling, Shredding, and Donation Event” all-day. Low Plaza.
  • “The Success of Failure: Perspectives from the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Law” all-day. Teacher’s College, Cowin Auditorium.
  • “Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice” all-day. IAB.
  • ““The Evolution of Mental Health and Manhood Among Young Black Men,” with Prof Daphne Watkins” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. School of Social Work, Room 1109.
  • “”Beyond words”: oral tradition and the music of Julia Wolfe” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Knox Hall, Room 509.

Friday, December 8

  • “Sustaining Peace: Partnerships for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding” 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Faculty House.
  • “Revisiting Sage Philosophy: a workshop on fieldwork-based dialogical research on African sages and philosophical thinkers” 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Knox Hall.
  • “Joint Armstrong Memorial Lecture- Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lecture” 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Schapiro CEPSR, Room 412.

Saturday, December 9

  • “DOCFEST ’17” 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Room 300.

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