Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Mobilizing Communities for Climate Justice

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022. 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
  • The Louise McCagg Gallery, The Diana Center. Registration required.
  • “Mobilizing Communities for Climate Justice brings two prominent New York and New Jersey based activists to Barnard College to talk about their work mitigating environmental and health hazards in their communities and discuss their struggles to hold the polluting sources and industries accountable. The conversation will move from their campaigns to achieve environmental justice for their communities to the broader issue of environmental repair and the shift to a “Just Transition” away from extractive industries and towards a regenerative economy.” More information here.

The Non-Religious Origins of Religious Climate Opposition? Climate Communication on The Glenn Beck Program, 2009 to 2011

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022. 5:30 to 7 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “Researchers who are interested in understanding how religion affects Americans’ attitudes toward climate change have typically conceptualized religious influence as emerging from within organized religious traditions.”…“Ostensibly secular media sources may be an under-researched mechanism by which religion is shaping climate attitudes, one that is worth exploring because of this religiosity’s ability to provide a sense of firm foundations in uncertain times.” More information here and here.

Malcom Ferdinand – A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022. 6 to 7 pm.
  • Buell Hall (East Gallery). Registration required.
  • “The world is in the midst of a storm that has shaped the history of modernity along a double fracture: on the one hand, an environmental fracture driven by a technocratic and capitalist civilization that led to the ongoing devastation of the Earth’s ecosystems and its human and non-human communities and, on the other, a colonial fracture instilled by Western colonization and imperialism that resulted in racial slavery and the domination of indigenous peoples and women in particular.” More information here.

Sophia Roosth – The Intraterrestrials

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022. 6 to 7 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “As an ethnographic account of caves and caverns, the foremost aim of this talk is to share what it is like to spend one’s days underground, and what sort of people feel most at home doing so.”…“Sophia Roosth asks what such subterranean imaginations might disclose about other, perhaps more mundane, practices of mapping space and inhabiting place.” More information here.

Music, Math, and Mind: The Physics and Neuroscience of Music

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022. 12 to 1 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “Why does a clarinet play at lower pitches than a flute? What does it mean for sounds to be in or out of tune? How are emotions carried by music? Do other animals perceive sound like we do? How might a musician use math to come up with new ideas?” More information here and here.

Environmental Science Senior Thesis Poster Presentation

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022. 4:30 to 6:30.
  • Diana Event Oval
  • Student theses from Environmental Science, Barnard College, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, Columbia University and Sustainable Development, Columbia University.

Climate Change and the Future of Our Cities

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022. 6 to 7 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “As the climate threat accelerates, the call for a rapid and sustained reduction in greenhouse gas emissions grows more urgent. Meeting these demands will require profound changes. How will our society make this shift and how will it reshape our lives and communities? The world’s cities hold tremendous potential and promise. This panel will explore concepts for the future of the built environment.” More information here.

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