It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
On Wednesday evening, Columbia Science Review hosted a panel discussion about Media and the Mind, promising “a scientific perspective on Hollywood portrayals of mental health.” This Bwogger followed the series of seven printer paper arrows that led her through the labyrinth of Schermerhorn to cover the event.
Chair of Literature Humanities Joanna Stalnaker moderated a conversation about sexual violence in Ovid’s poetry with New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino and classicist Stephanie McCarter.
This Thursday, Barnard hosted the world-renowned classicist, essayist, poet, feminist, playwright, translator, and all around badass Anne Carson for a reading of really whatever she wanted to read. Guest Writer and aspiring Bwoglet Josh Tate decided to write a post covering one of the greatest writers of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as […]
Yesterday, Bwog Science Editor Alex Tang attended “Translation of the Genetic Code: Brakes Included,” a Department of Biological Sciences seminar hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Grayhack (University of Rochester). Here, he tells us about the central dogma of molecular biology, and recent efforts to analyze some of its surprising inefficiencies.
This past Thursday, staff writer Jeffrey Ndubisi attended “Shakespeare in Translation?,” presented by the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe and the Center for American Studies. The two-hour event, hosted in Barnard Hall’s Held Auditorium, featured a conversation between Professors John McWhorter and James Shapiro of the Linguistics and English departments, respectively. All throughout the event, KCST performers presented four scenes […]
Bwog writer and bad student who skipped class to attend this event, Elle Ferguson, shares the juicy deets.
The Center for Korean Research at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute hosted a seminar on March 8, called “100 Years of Korean Popular Music.” Senior Staff Writer and K-pop fan Ramisa Murshed was there. On Friday afternoon, the 9th floor of the International Affairs Building was filled with scholars and enthusiasts of Korean popular music, […]
On Friday, Teachers College’s EPIC (Education for Persistence and Innovation Center) kicked off their Yu Panglin Lecture Series with “Failing Upward: The Open Secret of Progress in Science with Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie and Maiken Scott.” Dr. Chalfie spoke about his college grades, glowing proteins, and more. Staffer Sarah Braner has the scoop.
This week, Columbia hosted a series of speakers to share some of their work examining interactions between storytelling and academia. Bwog Sports Editor Jana Jaran attended a conference session this morning with speakers connecting the idea of narrative to topics from gay marriage to artificial intelligence.
Sports Editor? Staff Writer? Jana Jaran attends a Columbia University Public Outreach lecture lead by astronomy researcher John Brewer about methods of finding planets in space and what the discovery of Earth-like planets mean for our future.
Yesterday, Chief Architect of the IBM Food Trust and Columbia Alumnus Yi-Min Chee came to speak at Columbia about the business applications of blockchain technology in his lecture “Blockchain: A Solutions Perspective”. In collaboration with the Data Institute and the Foundations for Research Computing program, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation hosted this event as […]
Yesterday in Mudd Hall, Martina T. Nguyen, Assistant Professor in History at Baruch College, led a lecture event on Political Literary Action and the Self-Strengthening Literary Movement in Vietnam. Bwog sent staff writer, Maya Corral, to cover the lecture. She spent some of her time confused about where exactly she was (what is Mudd hall), […]
Bolting from Hamilton to Pulitzer after class, Events Editor Isabel Sepulveda slid into last nights book talk on Joel Simon’s “We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages, and Ransom” just as introductions wrapped up. Featuring Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Janine di Giovanni, former war correspondent and current fellow […]
Last night, Internal Editor Zoe Sottile and baby Bwogger Jeffrey had the privilege of attending a talk given by Dr. Matthew Melvin-Koushki, a professor of history at the University of South Carolina on the topic of the occult sciences. It was the inaugural lecture in a series sponsored by the new Center for the Study of […]