Happy almost December! This week’s events include a planner-constructing event in the Barnard Zine Library, a conversation with radio host Ira Glass, and a panel discussion on Popes, Iberia, and the Conquest of Africa.

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Student Event Spotlight

Dear Diary: A Journal / Diary / Sketchbook / Planner Show & Tell

  • Friday, December 1, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Barnard Zine Library, MLC 2nd Floor
  • Participants will share the ways they keep track of their busy holiday season, including with bullet journals, diaries, sketchbooks, and more. Organizers will distribute undated notebooks for organization and encourage students to bring supplies.
  • Register for the event here.

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The Makers of Serial’s The Retrievals in Conversation with Ira Glass

  • Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Pulitzer Hall, Joseph D. Jamail Hall, 3rd Floor
  • This event will be hosted by the duPont-Columbia Awards, and will feature multi duPont Award winner and radio host Ira Glass. The conversation will be moderated by Susan Burton and Laura Starecheski, and dive into the Serial podcast, The Retrievals. 
  • Watch the livestream and find more information here.

Residential Life Easy as Pie: Pie-Making Contest

  • Wednesday, November 29,  3:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Schapiro Hall, Main Lounge
  • Join Columbia Residential Life and participate with other Columbia students to bake the best pie! Attend the event as an individual or pair, and join together to make teams of four. All supplies will be provided.
  • Find out more information here.

The Popes, Iberia, and the Conquest of Africa (1500-1600)

  • Thursday, November 30,  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Hamilton Hall, Room 501
  • In this event moderated by Pier Mattia Tommasino, Céline Dauverd of the Italian Academy at Columbia University and University of Colorado Boulder and Diane Bodart from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, will speak about Dauverd’s book project, All the Kings of the Mediterranean, The Role of the Renaissance Papacy in the North African Conquest 1430-1620. The event is an Italian and Mediterranean Colloquia, and is co-sponsored by the Italian Department and the European Institute.
  • Register and find more information about the event here.

Ella Baker for the 21st Century: National One-Day Symposium

  • Friday, December 1,  9:30 am to 8:00 pm, The Event Oval, Diana Center
  • This event will be hosted in honor of the twentieth anniversary of Barbara Ransby’s Ella Baker and the Black Radical Tradition. The symposium will include panel discussions, a keynote address, and a reception, and is hosted by BCRW and the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University.
  • Find more information and register here.

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