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.

Bioethics in Film: From Screen to Seminar | My Sister Liv

  • Monday, January 29, 11 am to 1 pm
  • Online via Zoom. Registration required. 
  • The Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics hosts a discussion of My Sister Liv, a film that “reveals the realities of stigma, the struggles of mental health, and the aftermath for the survivors left behind in a suicide. As a family learns to cope with their new normal, they find hope in filling a gap around fearlessly talking about mental health and ultimately to save young lives.” More information here

Nandini Bhattacharya – The Impossible Quest for an Indian Pharmacopeia

  • Monday, January 29, 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm
  • In-person at Knox Hall (Room 208)
  • “This event will discuss the public cultures of medicine in colonial India. In late nineteenth century, laboratory-produced drugs competed with traditional remedies through side-by-side production of Western and Indian drugs by pharmaceutical companies. The emergent middle classes, the creation of a public sphere, and nationalist politics transformed the medical culture of modern India. Nandini Bhattacharya will demonstrate how disparate therapies were sustained through the tropes of purity or adulteration, potency or lack of it, and epistemic heritage through the struggle for an official Indian Pharmacopeia in colonial India.” More information here

Columbia Climate School Signature Speakers Series: Dr. Stephanie Pincetl

  • Tuesday, January 30, 5 pm to 6 pm (event) and 6 pm to 7 pm (reception)
  • In-person at The Forum, 601 W 125th St (Auditorium). Registration required. 
  • Dr. Stephanie Pincetl, Director California Center for Sustainable Communities & Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, will discuss the following topic: “What Would Be A Just Energy Transition?” More information here

Societal Costs of Oil and Gas Production

  • Wednesday, January 31, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Online and in-person: Faculty House (2nd Floor). Registration required.
  • “A legacy of costs from oil and gas production will remain long after achieving a net-zero future. The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs will host Professor Lucija Muehlenbachs, CGEP visiting faculty member, associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, and a university fellow at Resources for the Future, for a fireside chat focused on some of these burdens, such as methane emissions and well-site cleanup, as well as recent policy developments.” More information here

Solving the Biodiversity Crisis

  • Wednesday, January 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • In-person at Pulitzer Hall. Registration required.
  • “A panel discussion moderated by Wendy Hapgood, co-founder and COO of Wild Tomorrow, featuring a distinguished group of experts in the fields of biodiversity finance and policy, conservation, and ecology. The event aims to introduce the importance of biodiversity in sustainable business decisions and to highlight key trends in the current biodiversity crisis and solution pathways.” More information here

Opioid Use & Opioid Use Disorder: Assessment Treatment and Response

  • Thursday, February 1, 11 am to 12 pm
  • Online via Zoom. Registration required. 
  • “The U.S. is facing an unprecedented epidemic of opioid use and related deaths. According to the NIH, There were 106,699 drug-involved overdose deaths reported in the U.S. in 2021. This 60-minute presentation will focus on best practices when assessing, treating and responding to opioid use. This will include a review of risks, signs and diagnosis of opioid use disorders. As well as how to effectively treat opioid use disorders using a multi-disciplinary approach. […] Participants will also be trained on overdose response and prevention, including administration of naloxone.” More information here.  

Panel: Generative AI and the Science of Learning

  • Thursday, February 1, 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Online via Zoom. Registration required.
  • “From the Office of the Provost’s Science of Learning Research Initiative (SOLER), this panel will explore the intersection of generative AI, higher education, and the learning sciences.” Featuring Professor Kathleen McKeown (Computer Science), Associate Professor Christopher Munsell (Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning), and Director of Academic Integrity Victoria Malaney-Brown. More information here

Jazz Performance and Conversation: Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves

  • Thursday, February 1, 4 pm to 5 pm
  • In-person at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall). Registration required. 
  • “The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute invites you to a special live performance with Grammy-nominated New York City-based jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and bandleader Anat Cohen, featuring guitarist Marcello Gonçalves, Brazilian arranger, producer and musical director. Anat and Marcello will discuss Jazz and Brazilian music, musical ideation and sensing time.” More information here.

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