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Past Events

Date:
Jun 06, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 100 LaSalle Street (aka 124th Street bet. Broadway/Amsterdam)
Room:
MC
Speaker(s):
Mischa Schwartz, Charles Bachelor Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

Professor Schwartz chronicles infrastructure development in the United States in the early to mid-1800s, then follows briefly with the development of engineering education in the US concluding with the birth of Columbia’s School of Mines in 1864, and the department of Electrical Engineering within it in1892.

Date:
May 16, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 100 LaSalle Street (124th Street btwn. Broadway/Amsterdam)
Room:
Main Floor Room #MC
Speaker(s):
Michael V Susi, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Columbia University; local historian and postcard collector

As the title implies, Mr. Susi takes us on a tour of Morningside Heights using vintage postcards he began collecting more than 20 years ago.  

Date:
Apr 18, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 100 LaSalle Street (124th Street btwn. Broadway/Amsterdam)
Room:
MC
Speaker(s):
Phyllis Trible, Baldwin Professor Emerita of Sacred Literature, Union Theological Seminary

For millennia, readers have interpreted the story of “Adam and Eve” by pandering to him and blaming her for their expulsion from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2-3).  But there are more excellent ways.   This talk will undercut the traditional reading by exploring anew the story of Eve and Adam as they enter the Gardens of Morningside.

 

Date:
Apr 11, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)
Speaker(s):
Martha Diaz, community organizer, social entrepreneur, media producer, archivist, curator, and educator; Regan Sommer McCoy, music industry veteran; Peter Noel, journalist with 30 years experience in investigative reporting for The Village Voice, The Amsterdam News, and others.

As Hip-Hop music approaches its 45th anniversary, three Columbia University Community Scholars explore the role of Hip-Hop education and its pedagogical and preservation value. Together they will explore how Hip-Hop education happens and how it is evolving, including the creation of more than thirty institutions focused on the legacy of Hip-Hop.

Date:
Mar 14, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 100 LaSalle Street (124th Street btwn. Broadway/Amsterdam)
Room:
Main Floor Room #MC
Speaker(s):
Ferdinand Ofodile, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

This is an illustrated talk about Professor Ofodile’s experience working with Diaspora groups to provide medical aid in Africa and the Caribbean.

Date:
Feb 21, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 100 LaSalle Street (aka 124th Street bet. Broadway/Amsterdam)
Room:
Main Floor Room #MC
Speaker(s):
Frances Pritchett, Professor Emerita of Modern Indic Languages, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University.

Where does Yoga come from and where is it going?  Is Yoga an important part of Hinduism? Some answers to these questions may surprise you.

Date:
Oct 10, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)
Speaker(s):
Adarsh Alphons, Founder and Executive Director, ProjectArt
Date:
Aug 30, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Sakura Park, West 122nd Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Ave
Date:
Jun 27, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
Speaker(s):
Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director, M.S. in Bioethics program
Date:
Jun 14, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 100 LaSalle Street
Room:
#MC
Speaker(s):
Margaret Jo Shepherd, Professor Emerita of Education Ghazala Mehmood, who earned an MA in International Education at Teachers College

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