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Date Time Event Description
Mar-22-18 12:00 AM Pancreas Symposium 2018: Current Controversies in Benign Pancreatic Disease The Pancreas Symposium 2018 program will review current controversies and procedures for managing benign pancreatic disease. Acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts are among the most complex cases that physicians are confronted with as internists, gastroenterologists and surgeons. Our internationally recognized faculty will present lectures and case presentations to help practicing physicians treat benign pancreatic disease. We are proud to have this symposium co-sponsored by The National Pancreas Foundation.
Mar-22-18 07:00 AM True 2 U: A Free Wellness Workshop Series for Undergraduates How do we remove the barriers inside ourselves that prevent us from living a connected, loving, and meaningful life? Free Program: True 2 U is a 5-week program for 18-25 year-olds designed to support a deeper understanding of yourself, others and the world. True 2 U is an inner journey to the deeper self-awareness and understanding essential to living an authentic and powerful life. This workshop will engage you through a unique blend of mindfulness and contemplative practices, and spiritual psychology. This program will teach you the skills to enhance inner calm, wisdom, and clarity, when faced with life's inevitable big and small challenges. Research Participation The SMBI Spiritual Wellness Center's mission is to increase wellness holistically including mental, emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions of health in the Columbia and Barnard community. As part of an IRB approved site, True 2 U is a research study on wellness at the undergraduate level. We strongly encourage your participation so we may expand the reach of student wellness on campus. Section 1: Mondays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dates: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/true-2u-section-1-tickets-43444560851 Section 2: Fridays, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4th Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/true-2u-section-2-tickets-43444186732 Location: The SMBI Spiritual Wellness Center at New Residence Hall, 517 West 121st Street
Mar-22-18 10:00 AM CCS 2018 Coat and Clothing Drive The Columbia Community Service (CCS) 71st Annual Appeal is seeking gently used coats and clothing to assist families in need. This is an easy and convenient way to help your neighbors.
Mar-22-18 12:00 PM For Graduate Students: Preparing your Teaching Statement and Teaching Portfolio for the Academic Job Market Are you a graduate student entering the Academic Job Market next year? Wondering what materials to gather and how to get started? Together we will discuss the necessary components to most academic job applications and take a deep dive into two of the central materials: the teaching portfolio and the teaching statement. By the end of the session, you will come away with a clear understanding of the content and purpose of the teaching portfolio and teaching statement and how to get started on them. During the session CTL staff will provide a hands-on opportunity to gather ideas, activities to kick-start the writing process, and samples to help you hone your writing and make your materials more effective. This workshop is facilitated by Ian Althouse, Center for Teaching and Learning.
Mar-22-18 12:00 PM Neural Circuits for Odor Coding in Piriform Cortex Kevin Franks, Phd, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, will speak on "Neural Circuits for Odor Coding in Piriform Cortex"
Mar-22-18 12:00 PM Digital Technology and Future Memory: Digitization of Archives at the National Library of Israel The PhD Colloquium Series invites you to join the March 22 meeting, when Sharon Ringel will discuss her new work examining how the National Library of Israel is creating digital archives. Ringel spotlights how digitization plays an important part in deciding the stories we will be able to tell about ourselves and others in the future, as well as how technology is changing the nature of archives and libraries. As always, the colloquium acknowledges the continuing support of the Sevellon-Brown Fund. Since 2007, the National Library of Israel (NLI) -- Israel’s foremost site for preserving knowledge and culture -- has been undertaking processes of digitization, designed to turn the Library into a center of digital information. Using ethnographic methods, her work asks how digitization of archives and scanning practices are implicated in the narratives we will be able to produce in the future. Her fieldwork followed the practices of archival workers, the role of technologies, and the representation of materials during each stage of the digitization process. First, curators select the archival materials designated for digital preservation. Next, these materials are scanned and converted into digital formats. Finally, the internet interface through which the digital objects can be accessed is created. The study illuminates the ways professional discourse regarding digitization at the NLI focuses on technical issues and skirts serious consideration of political and social assumptions and ramifications. Sharon Ringel is a Ph.D. from the University of Haifa, a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Journalism School and a Research Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Her research focuses on digital archives, media history, and memory and communication technologies.
Mar-22-18 01:00 PM Narrative Palliative Care: An Advanced Narrative Medicine Workshop Palliative Care This year's Advanced Narrative Medicine Workshop is being offered in concert with our themed Basic Workshop. We have chosen Palliative Care for our themed workshop because it is the most narratively powerful of clinical practices today. Whether engaged in palliative care or not, this Advanced Workshop will provide a deep, rich examination of a real narrative clinical care as a background for extended training in Narrative Based principles and practice. Palliative care has shown the courage and creativity to accompany patients through the sufferings of terminal illnesses. As a model of clinical practice attuned to the singular situations of each patient, family, and clinician, palliative care has achieved an ideal of narrative medicine: a care that embodies real presence, on-going personal investment, and radical listening to the stories of those living in the face of death--whenever and however far away that may be. Whether care is provided in in-patient acute care settings, ambulatory clinics, hospices, or patients' homes, narrative palliative care shows what dignified, respectful, humble care of the sick and the well should always be. The workshop in Narrative Palliative Care welcomes guest faculty B.J. Miller and Craig Blinderman, two international pioneers in a narratively and creatively fortified palliative care to join the core faculty of Columbia's Narrative Medicine for a weekend of personal and professional exploration. Narrative medicine's signature methods of close reading, writing for discovery, and visual and performative learning provide the workshop with intensive training in the creative dimensions of palliative care where trust and vision can grow. To expand the scope of our conversation, narratively trained clinicians will present their lessons in international palliative care, care management in home hospice, student and resident self-care within palliative care, and spiritual dimensions of narrative care at the end of life. Participants will deepen their understanding of the place of story-telling in the care of serious illness, both for patients' and family's support and for clinicians' existential well-being. We hope persons engaged in all clinical disciplines, palliative care, narrative medicine, patient advocates, and creative artists involved in health will join us. The Advanced Workshop is designed to accommodate up to 24 participants, chosen to represent a range of prior experiences with narrative medicine.
Mar-22-18 02:00 PM The Right to have Rights: Partition, Statehood & Self-Determination A talk with Leila Farsakh, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, UMass Boston. Introduced by Gil Anidjar, Professor and Chair of Department of Religion, Columbia University. This talk re-examines the extent to which the struggle for a Palestinian state was a viable or futile effort for the Palestinian national movement and as a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Do the notion of partition and the claim to a State constitute the only vehicles for any national group, be it Israelis or Palestinians, to have "the right to have rights," as Hannah Arendt argued? Can the quest for self-determination be protected otherwise, especially in view of present regional and International developments?
Mar-22-18 02:45 PM Distinguished Colloquium Series in Interdisciplinary and Applied Mathematics 545 Mudd, 2:45 PM Bjorn Engquist University of Texas at Austin "Computational Multiscale Modeling" Abstract: In multiscale processes different phenomena interact on different scales in time and space. Computer simulations of such processes are challenging since the smallest scales should be accurately represented over domains that cover the largest scales. This results in a very large number of unknowns and prohibitingly long computing times. We will briefly discuss analytical techniques and then focus on numerical multiscale methods, which have been developed to overcome this difficulty, in particular, the Heterogeneous Multiscale Method (HMM). It is a computational framework focusing on the larger scales that only uses fine scale simulations locally. We will illustrate these technologies by applications to continuum and atomistic mechanics. The mathematical background from homogenization, averaging and information theory will be described. We will also see how parallel in time algorithms can be used for handling multiscale dynamical systems. The, so-called, parareal method can overcome the natural obstacle of causality for parallelization.
Mar-22-18 04:00 PM Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar: Eleonora Zakharian, University of Illinois College of Medicine "TRP channels in uncharted territory: Interplay with Oxytocin- and Testosterone-induced rapid signaling mechanisms" Eleonora Zakharian, PhD Assistant Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine Hosted by Dr. Alexander Sobolevsky