The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series was founded at the College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1981 to provide a forum and formal vehicle for interdisciplinary academic exchange in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, and humanities. The lectures are designed to emphasize the cross-collaborative nature of scientific inquiry and to enrich the traditional scholarly exchange between the health sciences faculties, the other branches of Columbia University, and the metropolitan New York medical community—all while honoring the school's fundamental responsibility to maintain the highest standards of humanistic education.
Over the past thirty five years, we have been fortunate to have as speakers some of the world's leading basic scientists, clinicians, and humanistic scholars, all of whom have made significant and outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Yet, as expert as all of these speakers are in their areas of specialization, they have been able to bring their thoughts and experiences to life for those outside their traditional academic disciplines—some of whom ultimately have found new ways to advance this knowledge at the intersection of the arts and sciences.
Through the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, we look forward to continuing our tradition of bringing together students, professors, researchers and clinicians in the spirit of true intellectual curiosity and academic cooperation—sowing the seeds, perhaps, for the next great breakthrough discovery or cure in the process.
"Women in the Dreamwork: Recent Research"
Kellie Jones, PhD
Associate Professor of Art History and Archeology
Institute Research Fellow,
Institute for Research in African American Studies
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium
104 Haven Avenue
Dr. Kellie Jones is associate professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University and a research fellow with Columbia’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies . Dr. Jones also has worked as a curator for more than three decades and has curated many major national and international exhibitions . In 2016 she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Her latest book, South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s (Duke University Press) was named a Best Book of 2017 by Artforum and a Best Art Book of 2017 by The New York Times.
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