Welcome to the last week of school (and our last EEOC of the semester)! If you’re not too busy finishing up finals, celebrate the semester’s end with the cool events happening on campus this week.

Here at Bwog, we do our best to bring your attention to important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you have a correction or addition, let us know in the comments or email events@bwog.com.

Student Event Spotlight

  • No student events this week! I hope everyone gets a chance to relax after finals <3.

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  • On Monday, May 9, from 11 am to 12 pm EDT, Barnard will host researcher Lisa Soros for a computer science seminar on the topic of “Evolutionary Creativity and Artificial Life.” This talk will cover innovations in the fields of evolutionary computation and artificial life, which seek to capture the unrivaled generative potential of evolution in computational processes and simulations. This event will take place in Milstein 913 and over Zoom.
  • On Tuesday, May 10, from 6 to 7:30 pm, Nobel Prize recipient and National Book Award-winning poet Louise Glück will speak at Columbia’s Miller Theatre as part of the annual Max Ritvo Poetry Series. From the Heyman Center for the Humanities’s website: “This free event is currently at capacity. A standby list will begin in person at the Miller Theatre box office at 4 pm on Tuesday, May 10. Any available tickets will be released to the standby list in the order of names received beginning at 5:45 pm.”
  • On Wednesday, May 11, from 10 to 11 am, Columbia’s Global Freedom of Expression project (GFoE) will host a virtual capstone event to present the final report of their findings and principal outcomes of their research. Over the last year, GFoE has worked to expand its case law database with coordinated research related to violence against journalists, seeking to capture and highlight judicial trends around the world. Senior researchers studied and explored new judicial decisions, pinpointing those that upheld international human rights standards. Wednesday’s event will take place on Zoom, with registration required.
  • On Thursday, May 12, from 12:15 to 1:30 pm, the Heyman Center will present the talk “Wartime Order and Its Legacies” as part of their Thursday lecture series. While conventional wisdom portrays war zones as chaotic and anarchic, they are often orderly. Rather, in many places a new order emerges: there is a sense of normality—even if different from that of peacetime—and people are able to form expectations about what may or may not happen on a daily basis. This talk will discuss the origins of these distinct types of order and disorder in warzones as well as a research agenda on the legacies in the post-conflict period. The lecture will take place over Zoom, with registration required.

wishing you all the best for a beautiful summer! via Bwarchives