Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity

RCSS's goal is to bring together students and faculty around issues involving science, service, and subjectivity.

Recent Updates from the RCSS

Samia Abedin

"We Are Columbia" by Samia Abedin

RCSS Intern, Samia Abedin created a video "We are Columbia" for her final presentation for CC where she was tasked to better her Columbia Community through the lens of the course's readings. She approached the assignment with the idea that stories and narrations are the common ground that allow people to communicate, form communications, empathize, and grow. She approached students on Low Steps and asked them to answer one question: What defines you. Their unique answers come together in a video, which reaffirms: We are Columbia.

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Dr. Eric Kandel

A Lecture by Nobel Laureate and Columbia Neuroscience Professor, Dr. Eric Kandel

On Monday evening, April 24th, hundreds of people filed in to a large auditorium in the International Affairs Building for the RCSS's largest event of the year: a lecture by Nobel Laureate and Columbia neuroscience professor, Dr. Eric Kandel. Dr. Kandel discussed his latest book, Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures, in which he argues that both science and art employ reductionism to arrive at higher truths, drawing on examples from his own research and 20th-century abstract expressionists painters. Dr. Robert Pollack introduced Leeza Hirt, the student who organized the program, who then introduced Dr. Kandel.


Harvey Krueger and Robert Pollack

The Passing of Harvey Kreuger

Harvey Mark Krueger died peacefully at home on April 23, 2017. We are at a loss for our RCSS mentor and we are sending our condolences to the Krueger family. This picture was taken a few years when he presented Dr. Robert Pollack with the Seixas Award at the Kraft Center.