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Science Fair: Break Up With Your Girlfriend I’m Bored Edition

We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your scientific curiosity for everything from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.

  • Boredom: Behavioral and Clinical Implications
    • Monday, September 23, 3-5:30pm, Jerome L Greene Science Center 9th Floor, Click here for free registration
    • What is boredom? What are its neural mechanisms? And is it really the dark side of curiosity? Join the Research Cluster on Curiosity and three guest scholars to discuss the significance of boredom in behavior and clinical settings. Discussion to follow after speaker presentations.
  • Global Health Security
    • Tuesday, September 24, 12-1:30pm, The Forum (601 W 125 St), Click here for free registration
    • This World Leaders Forum program features an address on global health and preparedness by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, followed by a moderated panel discussion and question and answer session with the audience. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the historic UN Security Council resolution on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the goal of this panel discussion is to assess global preparedness as the World Health Organization and World Bank deliver their first set of recommendations on the margins of UNGA 2019.
  • Climate Change, Water & National Security for Jordan, Palestine and Israel
    • Tuesday, September 24, 7-8:30pm, Columbia Law School Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103, Click here for more information
    • The Middle East region is considered a climate hotspot due to its natural water scarcity, social tensions and political conflicts… This forum will discuss the scientific findings and policy recommendations to address this looming ecological crisis and its national security implications.
  • Train Your Brain: The Science of Time Management
    • Friday, September 27, 12-1pm, Lerner Hall Room 401, Click here for free registration
    • Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering how to juggle classes, clubs, and new friends? Prone to procrastination? Get your semester off to a great start at this workshop designed to help improve your time management skills. Using science-based strategies, we’ll explore the best methods for scheduling, studying, and finding time to relax.

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