This week’s events include the Columbia University Wind Ensemble’s Spring Concert, lectures from the Women’s History Month series, and a celebration of Ukrainian art!

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Student Event Spotlight

  • From Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31, between 2:30 and 4 pm, the Milstein Center’s Movement Lab will house Student Artist in Residence Nami Weatherby’s Installation: “they never told us these things.” The installation combines sound and projection mapping to examine nuclear wastelanding and excavation around the world. Drop-ins to the installation are welcome.
  • On Monday, March 27, at 8 pm, the Columbia University Wind Ensemble will be performing their Spring Concert in Roone Arledge Auditorium. Tickets to the free concert are available here.

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  • On Monday, March 27, from 12 to 1:30 pm, as part of the Women’s History Month series, Dr. Rachel Brooks, Head of Executive Education at the Competence Center for Social Innovation at the University of St. Gallen, will host a virtual event “Just transitions in Europe: Engaging how to support humanity beyond Net Zero.” Find more information and access the virtual event here.
  • Also on Monday, March 27, from 11 to 12:15 am, Columbia will host a conversation with European Central Bank member Isabel Schnabel. Schnabel has been a member of the bank’s Executive Board since 2020 and leads Market Operations, Research. and Statistics. She will speak about her work in a virtual event; more information and access to the virtual event can be found here.
  • Also on Monday, March 27, from 6:30 to 9 pm, The Harriman Institute and President’s Office will hold an event recognizing “Art in Time of War: Celebrating the Resilience of Ukrainian Culture.” The event will include remarks by Wafaa El-Sadr, Executive Vice President of Columbia Global, and by Dora Chomiak, President of Razom for Ukraine, as well as a string quartet concert and conversations with select Ukrainian artists. Reserve your seat for the event here.
  • On Tuesday, March 28, from 12:15 to 1:10 pm, Columbia will host Dr. Ewan Smith to lecture on “Legality and Authoritarian Legality in China.” Smith, an Associate Professor of Public Law at University College London and Hauser Global Fellow at NYU Law School, will discuss the specifics of varying accounts of legality in China. Find more information here.
  • On Wednesday, March 29, from 6:30 to 8 pm, The Barnard Architecture Department will host Sara Zewde of New York design firm Studio Zewde in giving The Inaugural Norma Merrick Sklarek Lecture at Barnard College. The lecture will honor Barnard alumna Sklarek by inviting dialogue between Barnard designers. Registration for the event is required, and can be found here.
  • On Wednesday, March 29, from 1 to 2 pm, SIPA’s International Organization/UN Studies Specialization and Columbia Climate School’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) will host an event on “How to Keep the UN Environmental Agenda in Times of Crisis.” The event will consider how COVID-19 has affected political institutions and the prioritization of global issues. A conversation between SIPA’s Director of International Organization & UN Studies, Daniel Naujoks, CIESIN Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Fabien Cottier, and Professor Lucile Maertens and Dr. Luis Rivera-Vélez from the University of Lausanne, details and registration are here.
  • On Thursday, March 30, from 7:30 to 9 pm, the Cassatt String Quartet will perform music by Amy Beach, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Florence Price at the Teatro of the Italian Academy. The event, “American Women Play American Women,” is free and reservations are recommended; more information and tickets can be found here.
  • Also on Thursday, March 30, from 7 to 10 pm, Columbia will host a screening of The Thief of Paris, directed by Louis Malle (1967). Philippe Met, Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, who edited The Cinema of Louis Malle, Transatlantic Auteur, will attend the event. More details can be found here.
  • On Friday, March 31, from 12 to 1:30 pm, as part of the Women’s History Month series, Columbia will host Dr. Rhonda Dailey, Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University. More information about the virtual event, “An Overview of Black Women’s Perceptions of Prenatal Care Quality and Examining its Relationship to Healthcare Discrimination in the Biosocial Impact on Black Births (BIBB) Study,” can be found here.
  • Also on Friday, March 31, from 6 to 8 pm, Barnard College will host an event, “Remembering Independent Media Activist Jen Angel.” Angel was a “visionary” independent media activist and magazine publisher. Register here.

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