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New Community Speaker Series Launches in West Harlem

Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) is a professional and social fellowship of people who have formally retired from their Columbia careers as university professors, researchers, and administrators but are still professionally active.

Since its founding in 1998, EPIC has worked to continually expand its portfolio of activities and in 2017 launched its first Speakers Series in collaboration with the CU School of Professional Studies (SPS) through the efforts of George Calderaro, Director of Community Relations in collaboration with Columbia’s School of Professional Studies. Coordinated by Morningside Retirement and Health Services, the series is free and open to the public, and will be held at 100 LaSalle Street, Room #MC. For more information, please contact 212-666-4000 or ronb [[at]] mrhsny [[dot]] org.


April 5, 2:00 p.m.
Mischa Schwartz, The Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will speak on “The Political Einstein”

April 26, 7:00 p.m.
Tom Ference (soon to be an Emeritus) holds Joint Professorships in Management at Columbia’s Graduate School of Business and Mailman School of Public Health and will speak on “The Police and Community: To Protect and Serve”

May 3, 7:00 p.m.
Jeanne Stellman, Professor Emerita, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, will speak on “Agent Orange: The Toxin That Keeps on Giving”

May 17, 7:00 p.m.
Frances Pritchett, Professor Emerita of Modern Indic Languages in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, will speak on “The Powers of Small Poems: From Ogden Nash to the Ghazal”

June 14, 7:00 p.m.
Margaret Jo Shepherd, Professor Emerita of Education, and Ghazala Mehmood, who earned an MA in International Education at Teachers College, will speak on “Seeing Muslim Women Through Western Eyes”