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Earth Institute Events - Week of April 14, 2014

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Department of Astronomy: Public Lecture & Stargazing

Next Event: 8pm, Friday, April 11, 2014

Speaker: Emir Karamehmetoglu

Title: “Cataclysmic Events in Binary Stars”

Abstract: Unlike our solitary sun, most of the stars in our galaxy exist in binary or multiple star systems. These binary systems feature such exotic phenomena as vampirism along with some of the most powerful explosions known in the universe. Join me in the search for understanding the exciting world of these cataclysmically variable systems and the ways which we observe them.

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Earth Institute Events - Week of April 7, 2014

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Earth Institute Events - Week of March 31, 2014

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Telling it Slant, with Susan Kinsolving, acclaimed Poet and Librettist Author of The White Eyelash, Dailies & Rushes and Among Flowers

Poet Susan Kinsolving will present poems and commentary focusing on science, religion, and the body. In the realm of science, her poems have explored cortical atrophy, prosthetic eyes, botany and radiolarians.

Join us on Wednesday, April 2nd, from 6 - 7:30pm in Davis Auditorium, Shapiro CSEPR Building.  Please RSVP.

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Columbia engineers combat aging U.S. infrastructure.

Watch this CBS video on how Columbia engineers are working to ensure that bridges and other structures are ready for modern challenges.

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Even better than Ellen’s Oscars selfie.  President Obama ‘83CC and Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘91,’92GSAS with Bill Nye ‘the science guy’!  

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Earth Institute Events - Week of March 24, 2014

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Powering the Future - The Intersection of Renewables and Nuclear Energy

When: March 25, 2014, 5pm

Where: Satow Room, Lerner Hall, Columbia University in New York City

How do the nuclear power and renewable energy industries intersect and what does the future of energy look like with both these technologies?

Register:  Eventbrite

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Fixing America’s Failing Water Infrastructure

Join us for a conversation about how to fix America’s failing water infrastructure, new technologies and the latest thinking on how we could be using our water, in a special webinar on Friday, March 21, from 2:30-4 p.m.

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture

Title: “Autism: Human Social Behavior and Communication”

Speaker: Catherine Lord, Ph.D., Founding Director, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:30pm

Where: Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)

About: Catherine Lord, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist whose influential work has helped to shape worldwide standards for diagnosing autism. Her research seeks to identify effective treatments for autism by better understanding the behaviors associated with the disease and characterizing its course throughout the lifespan.

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