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Last Wednesday, April 20, Columbia’s Deutsches Haus hosted a reading and discussion about The Magician: A Novel with author Colm Tóibín and a panel of professors and writers.

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Earlier this month, Bwog attended a Columbia School of the Arts Writing Program craft talk and Q&A with Megan McDowell, an award-winning translator of contemporary Latin American horror.

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Last Thursday, seven Columbia departments, committees, and institutes came together to facilitate a reading, conversation, and Q&A with renowned speculative fiction author N.K. Jemisin and Jayna Brown, a Pratt professor whose work pertains to Black expressive cultures and Black utopias.

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After three semesters without playing together in person, the CU Wind Ensemble and their brand new artistic director are enthusiastic about making music in the year ahead.

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This Tuesday, Bill Gates Zoomed with Columbia University students to discuss his new book, answer student questions, and, hopefully, solve climate change.

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On Wednesday, Columbia School of the Arts hosted their second online Nonfiction Dialogue of the semester. Writing Program Chair Lis Harris talked with author Amitava Kumar about the immigrant experience, seeking material for nonfiction, and more.

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This Wednesday, award-winning alum and author Catherine Lacey led a Columbia School of the Arts Fall 2020 Creative Writing Lecture. It was the first event in this semester's virtual series of three.

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This Wednesday, Columbia School of the Arts hosted their first online Nonfiction Dialogue, wherein Writing Program Chair Lis Harris and author Maggie Nelson discussed freedom and criticism, discipline and love.

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This Tuesday, a Columbia Science Review event asked questions about testosterone’s role in elite women’s athletics. Who gets to define gender in the context of sports? And is testosterone level an appropriate marker of sex? 

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Columbia Science Review’s panel discussion titled Media and the Mind promised “a scientific perspective on Hollywood portrayals of mental health.” On Wednesday evening, I followed the series of seven printer-paper arrows that led me through the labyrinth of Schermerhorn to cover the event.

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