Events & Classes

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EVENTS

 

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    HISTORY

    Mon, Feb 16, 2015, 8 pm

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Simon Schama dig deep into Jewish history to explore and explain the genius of Jewish survival, resilience, security, prosperity and leadership.

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    NEUROSCIENCE

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 8 pm

    Science rapper Baba Brinkman teams up with Dr. Heather Berlin, Rex Jung and Scott Barry Kaufman to explore the brain basis of improvisation, mixing freestyle rap with the latest research.

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    ART

    Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 12 pm

    Join Dr. Gail Saltz in conversation with art historian Robert Simon, whose involvement in the discovery of da Vinci’s lost painting, Salvator Mundi, was the culmination of a life-long study of the artist.

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    SCIENCE

    Mon, Mar 2, 2015, 8:15 pm

    String theory co-founder and City University of New York professor Michio Kaku takes an authoritative look at the astonishing research into the mind that’s going on in top laboratories around the world.

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    SPIRITUALITY

    Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 8:15 pm

    The archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan is joined by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, to explore the moral aspects and traits of the genius of religion.

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    ECONOMICS

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 8 pm

    “It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year—and maybe of the decade.

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    INNOVATION FAIR

    Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 5 pm

    Step into the ingenious labs of Nikola Tesla at 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius Creativity and Innovation Education Fair.

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    COSMOLOGY

    Wed, Mar 6, 2015, 7:30 pm

    It’s been 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang began our universe—are we finally on the brink of unraveling its mystery? Renowned theoretical physicist Brian Greene says yes.

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    DIGITAL INNOVATION

    Sun, Mar 8, 2015, 5 pm

    Walter Isaacson closes the Seven Days of Genius festival with a lecture on the one-in-a-million geniuses whose work has impacted every aspect of our lives today: the people who created the computer and the internet.

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    LITERATURE

    Sun, Mar 8, 2015, 8 pm

    Dame Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies—an unprecedented achievement.

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    PSYCHOLOGY

    Sun, Mar 8, 2015, 8 pm

    Genius and Madness—Many of the most recognized geniuses in history suffered from some sort of mental illness. Is there a link between creativity and mental illness?

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CLASSES

 

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    SCIENCE

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 10 am

    Explore the world of science and nature! Study the universe and learn about the world around us. Repeat experiments and projects at home with Sunday Science handouts.

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    TECHNOLOGY

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 2 pm

    92Y 7 Days of Genius Festival presents Flatiron School in an introductory mini-course on computer programming that enables participants to teach a drone to fly.

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    MUSIC

    Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 2:30 pm

    Louis Armstrong is considered one of the seminal genius’s of jazz. Explore the most remarkable of his iconic recordings in the context of the rapidly evolving jazz music of the 1920’s.

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    FILM

    Mon, Mar 3, 2015, 2:30 pm

    Film Historian Philip Harwood presents this centennial appreciation of Orson Welles, through rare recordings, film, documentary and television footage.

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