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Date Time Event Description
Mar-29-17 09:00 AM Harper & Brothers to HarperCollins Publishers: A Bicentennial Exhibition Harper & Brothers to HarperCollins Publishers: A Bicentennial Exhibition Location: Kempner Gallery, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Mar-29-17 09:30 AM The Future of Nuclear Energy Perhaps no source of energy sparks as much debate as nuclear power. Heralded in the 1950s and 1960s as the way of the future—only to face growing concern in the 1970s and 1980s around ties to nuclear weapons proliferation, safety, and waste—interest in nuclear power plants has chilled. Questions about the future of the industry have been raised, enlivened by Japan's nuclear crisis at Fukushima and the now paramount issues relating to energy security and climate change. Building on forthcoming research from the Center on Global Energy Policy—a three-part series on nuclear technology, the geopolitics of nuclear energy, and U.S. policy—this panel will examine the history of nuclear power, its future, and the policy and business choices that lie ahead. This event is made possible, in part, by support from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Distinguished experts joining the panel will include:  Dr. Andrew Kadak, former President of the American Nuclear Society and MIT Professor Tim Frazier, former Senior DOE Official and Principal, TAFrazier LLC Dr. Patricia Culligan, Professor of Civil Engineering at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Columbia University Dr. Nicola de Blasio, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University Richard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University Registration is required. This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann (jas2453@sipa.columbia.edu) It will be livestreamed at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch. A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~12 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.
Mar-29-17 11:00 AM The Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation across the Lifespan The Columbia Aging Center presents a talk in its Brown Bag Series by Columbia's Kevin Ochsner, PhD, Professor of Psychology. RSVP requested to ColumbiaAgingCenter@cumc.columbia.edu. "The Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation across the Lifespan" Emotions provide a map for what matters in life, but when maladaptive, we can regulate their experience and expression in a variety of ways. This three part talk will highlight current models and future directions for research on emotion regulation as well as what we know about how it changes across the lifespan. The first part will describe a model of the self-regulation of emotion. The second will translate that model to help understand how regulatory ability develops from childhood through old age. The third will highlight directions for future work, including expanding the model to account for the ways in which we socially regulate each others emotions.
Mar-29-17 12:00 PM International Variances in the Student's Prior Knowledge Teachers in the classroom often rely upon assumptions about student’s prior knowledge and educational background. However, conceptions of a received “canon” of information vary across national education systems and backgrounds. Instructors must be prepared to work in an environment where they must avoid making hasty assumptions about prior student knowledge. On the other hand, a diversity of experience and knowledge among students constitutes a tremendous resource for stimulating classroom conversation and shared learning. We will discuss strategies on how to engage this resource in the classroom. This is session two in a three-part learning community series, "Columbia International: Cultural Diversity Among Teachers and Students," that explores the benefits for student learning that arise from an instructor’s ability to draw on a diversity of knowledge and experience in the classroom, and to assess the challenges that arise for teachers in preparing their classes whilst avoiding hasty assumptions regarding shared prior knowledge.
Mar-29-17 12:00 PM Rewired: Show the Blend In this final installment of CTL’s RewirED series, we celebrate the work of Columbia faculty who have experimented with blended learning techniques this semester. In addition, we present awards and gifts to the Spring 2017 RewirED participants who have attended 3 sessions during the semester. All past RewirED attendees are encouraged to join us and ask questions about content from any of the prior five sessions. Best practices that emerged throughout the semester will be highlighted. Lunch will be available to registered participants. Columbia faculty and graduate students from all departments are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be available to those that register.
Mar-29-17 01:00 PM Israel and the World Economy: The Power of Globalization A Discussion with Assaf Razin: Friedman Professor of International Economics at Cornell University.He is also the the coauthor of Fiscal Policies and Growth in the World Economy, International Taxation in an Integrated World, and Migration and the Welfare State: Political-Economy Policy Formation, all published by the MIT Press, and other books. Guillermo Calvo, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics and Director of the Program in Economic Policy Management will open the talk and moderate Q&A Sponsored by the Program in Economic Policy Management at Columbia SIPA
Mar-29-17 01:15 PM Selling the Future: A Book Talk with Ariel Colonomos The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies presents: “Selling the Future: A book talk with Ariel Colonomos” Book Talk: Ariel Colonomos Moderated by Jack Snyder Wednesday, March 28, 2017 1:15pm-3:00pm 1201 International Affairs Ariel Colonomos latest book, Selling the Future, investigates the modern marketplace of ideas where those who can predict revolution or state failure are highly sought, provides a cautionary investigation of the global futures business - political risk, investment funding, think tanks, and shows how such predictions distort our understanding of the world we live in.
Mar-29-17 04:00 PM Socio-Economic Rights in (Times of) Crisis Are crises becoming the new normal? Economic and financial crises have prompted austerity measures that have had disastrous impacts on the enjoyment of human rights including health, education, water and housing, with the rights of the most marginalized consistently hit the hardest. Some crises such as the Flint water crisis are making headlines, while others remain invisible. There is growing global concern about economic inequalities. At the same time, xenophobia, islamophobia and racism are on the rise, with populist politics further threatening those who are already socially marginalized. Panelists will discuss how human rights advocates can confront these worrying trends and why socio-economic rights are now more important than ever, both at internationally and in the United States. Can human rights serve to safeguard the dignity of all people, even in times of crises? Chair: Inga Winkler, Institute for the Study of Human Rights Panelists: Aoife Nolan, Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham & Hauser Senior Global Fellow, NYU Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, US Human Rights Network Ignacio Saiz, Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights
Mar-29-17 04:00 PM Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics Seminar Oliver Rando, PhD Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Hosted by: Dr. Stavros Lomvardas Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Neuroscience Department of Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, Medical Center.
Mar-29-17 04:15 PM Talk. Joseph Brodsky the Graphic Artist Please join us for a talk with Yuri Leving (Dalhousie University, Canada). Joseph Brodsky was a lucky man: among the glut of talents given him was the gift of visual art as well. The Nobel Laureate never had lessons in drawing, but his sketches are distinguished by the sparseness of the malleable line, their sharp composition, and the ability to convey a mood. Professor Yuri Leving presents on his research, based on over a 300 unpublished drawings by Brodsky from different periods and varying styles and techniques.