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Lecturehop: A Conversation About “The Library Book” With Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean appeared as part of the Book History Colloquium series last night to discuss her latest work, The Library Book, a meditation on the role of libraries in American life focusing on the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles public library. Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 and is best known […]

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From The Organized Mess Of The Archives, Unseen Black History Is Brought To Light

Last night, New York Times contributors Darcy Eveleigh and Rachel L. Swarns visited Barnard to discuss their recent book about what was left unseen and undiscovered of black history until the two decided to search through the NYT archives. Bwogger Miyoki Walker was there to catch the whole thing. Surprisingly enough, space, the deep sea, […]

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Retro LectureHop: The Dangers Of Smoking

While searching through the Bwog Archive, Staff Writer Henry Golub stumbled upon an intriguing LectureHop from the 1950s. The piece, republished below, does not represent the attitude, views, or practices of Mr. Golub. From the Archive: On January 30, 1952, Staff Writer Richard Richardson schlepped his 1950s rear end over to the lecture “Smoking and Health: […]

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Emily Wilson Talks Translation, Perspective, And More

Emily Wilson, whose translation of Homer’s Odyssey replaced Lattimore’s edition on the Literature Humanities syllabus this year, visited Columbia on Wednesday night for a lecture. Editor in Chief Youngweon Lee and Newsletter Editor Zoe Sottile attended.  It’s become something of a trope of profiles on women artists/ leaders/people to comment on what they wear. Awareness […]

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LectureHop: Native America In Archaeology And Film

Last Friday, Arts Editor and archaeology student Riva Weinstein attended the advance screening of Native America: New Worlds Rising at Barnard. This documentary about the Comanche nation in the colonial era also spotlighted the persistence of indigenous traditions in America today. I spent thirty glorious days in New Mexico: excavating pottery, bathing in the Rio […]

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Popcorn With Power: Race, Representation And Crazy Rich Asians

Bwoggers and Nick Young stans Elle Ferguson and Isabel Seplúveda attended the panel discussion “Crazy Rich Asians: Race, Representation, and Resistance?” The first event in the Transnational Asian-American Speaker Series, five super-star panelists discussed the positive and negative implications of the blockbuster rom-com and other popular Asian-American in American mainstream media. For anyone living under […]

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The Uncertain Fate Of The Liberal World Order

The Current U.S political climate is unusual, to say the least. Our country’s reactionary shift towards populism under Donald Trump calls into question national and international norms as they’ve been understood for the past several decades. Staff writer Sophie Murphy attended a panel hosted by The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace (of the […]

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LectureHop: Space Vacation Destinations Before You Die A Horrible Death

Last night, Columbia Astronomy Outreach held their bi-monthly lecture and stargazing series. This week’s guest was Jana Grcevich, who received her Ph.D. in Astronomy from Columbia and now works as a freelance Data Scientist and author. Hear what Bwogger Mary Clare Greenlees thought about the Vacation Guide to the Solar System. After a Friday filled […]

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American Voter Project: The Kavanaugh Confirmation

Sports Editor Abby Rubel and Staff Writer Henry Golub attended the American Voter Project’s panel on the Supreme Court confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Project is a series of forums that connects “scholars, politicians, journalists, activists, artists, students, and community members” to explore issues facing American voters and helps Columbia students apply Core Curriculum principles […]

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What If Schools Taught Boys To Be Feminists?

On Monday, Dr. Urvashi Sahni, Founder and CEO of Study Hall Educational Foundation, came to Columbia to talk about her innovative educational work in India. Besides establishing schools that educate girls against all odds, Dr. Sahni recognizes that young boys must also be engaged in the work of gender justice. As you will see, she’s […]

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Yesterday, science fiction author and journalist Cory Doctorow kicked off a week-long residency at Columbia, sponsored by the Brown Institute with a talk in the Heyman Center. Events Editor Isabel Sepúlveda attended this intimate and wide-ranging conversation, moderated by Columbia English professor Dennis Tenen. Subjects discussed: Doctorow’s belief in Creative Commons, the interplay of science […]

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Bwog Fights Climate Denial In Style

Staff Writer Henry Golub ventured over to Columbia Law School on Monday night to hear Climate Week NYC’s discussion, “Fighting Back Against Attacks On Climate Science.” He heard multiple experts discuss climate change denial and propose solutions. Climate Week NYC 2018 kicked-off on Monday with exhibits, concerts, movie screenings, and panel discussions held throughout the city. The international summit aims to encourage […]

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Lecturehop: Telling Time In Space

Astronomer and Linguist Mihir Kulkarni, a graduate student at Columbia University, spoke in Pupin Hall for the first big event hosted by Columbia Astronomy Outreach this academic year called “Clocks of the Universe.” The night consisted of a lecture, a 3D virtualization, and stargazing, which was unfortunately canceled due to weather. New Bwoggers Michael Beltz […]

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Non-Menstruators, Listen Up. This Is For You Too.

The Center for the Study of Social Difference hosted a panel of professors, scholars, and activists to launch the Working Group on Menstrual Health & Gender Justice this Thursday afternoon in the International Affairs Building and share their experiences and insights on menstrual health research and education. New staffer writer and baby Bwogger Eva Sher […]

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Gender Undefined: Bwog Covers ‘Biology And The Sexes’

Earlier this week, Barnard hosted a talk with Biology Professor Alison Pischedda and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Professor Rebecca Jordan-Young on unconventional sexual behavior that is, in fact, backed up by biology. New Bwogger Chenoa Bunts-Anderson was in attendance to learn about flies, the Olympics, and the Jersey Shore. At Monday night’s event From the Faculty […]

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