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Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Karen Wisdom by sending email to khm2101@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123422107.
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Machine Learning for Data Science & Analytics
From January 25, 2016 at 8:00 am through March 04, 2016 at 8:00 am EST
Free Online Course

About this course

Machine Learning is a growing field that is used when searching the web, placing ads, credit scoring, stock trading and for many other applications.

This data science course is an introduction to machine learning and algorithms. You will develop a basic understanding of the principles of machine learning and derive practical solutions using predictive analytics. We will also examine why algorithms play an essential role in Big Data analysis.

This is the second course in the three-part Data Science and Analytics XSeries.

What you'll learn

  • What machine learning is and how it is related to statistics and data analysis
  • How machine learning uses computer algorithms to search for patterns in data
  • How to use data patterns to make decisions and predictions with real-world examples from healthcare involving genomics and preterm birth
  • How to uncover hidden themes in large collections of documents using topic modeling
  • How to prepare data, deal with missing data and create custom data analysis solutions for different industries
  • Basic and frequently used algorithmic techniques including sorting, searching, greedy algorithms and dynamic programming

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jonathan Stark by sending email to jrs2139@columbia.edu or by calling 4-6370.

 
Research Compliance Foundations (CUMC)
From February 01, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST through March 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT
Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 301. (Note: due to the Presidents’ Day holiday, session 3 will be held on Tuesday, February 16 in Hammer 401.)

This is to register for the 9-week Research Compliance Foundations course on the CUMC campus, which meets each Monday from February 1 through March 28, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. (Note: due to the Presidents’ Day holiday, session 3 will be held on Tuesday, February 16.) Registration is for the entire course. You need register only once to attend all sessions. Even if you will attend only a few sessions, you must register here.

The weekly 90-minute sessions will  provide an overview of the University’s research-related offices, procedures and policies, and give you the information you need to navigate effectively through them. Experts from the responsible CU offices will share important compliance information, valuable insights, and tips on how to ensure a smooth process. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the people best positioned to answer them.

For more information about the Research Compliance Foundations course or the Certification in Administration of Sponsored Projects, click here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/compliance/docs/training/Certification_Program/index.html


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2897.
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Research Compliance Foundations (Morningside)
From February 03, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST through March 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT
Room 405 IAB (International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street)

This is to register for the 8-week Research Compliance Foundations course on the Morningside campus, which meets each Wednesday from February 3 to March 23, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Registration is for the entire course. You need register only once to attend all sessions. Even if you will attend only a few sessions, you must register here.

The weekly 90-minute sessions will provide an overview of the University’s research-related offices, procedures and policies, and give you the information you need to navigate effectively through them. Experts from the responsible CU offices will share important compliance information, valuable insights, and tips on how to ensure a smooth process. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the people best positioned to answer them.

For more information about the Research Compliance Foundations course or the Certification in Administration of Sponsored Projects, click here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/compliance/docs/training/Certification_Program/index.html

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2897.
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Interviewing and Hiring
February 12, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room 316

This course will equip managers with the knowledge and skills needed for effective interviewing and hiring. Participants will explore the concept of “hiring for fit” and the long-term effects of hiring decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn the skills for effective interviewing and hiring
  • To understand the concept of “hiring for fit” and the long term effects of the hiring process

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Aaron Vieira by sending email to av2548@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-0187.
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Financial and Retirement Planning Workshop for Officers Ages 21-39
February 12, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm EST
Columbia University Studebaker Building Room 469

This workshop is designed to help Officers who are ages 21-39 make decisions about their personal financial goals and retirement planning.

The following topics will be covered:

•    Cash and Debt Management
•    College Planning
•    Insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Retirement Income Sources and Investments
•    Estate Planning for Employees Early in their Career
 
This Financial and Retirement Planning Workshop is a partial-day session, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gisele Monroe by sending email to gm2522@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7016.
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Conference on US-Russia Relations in the Artic
February 12, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1501

Conference on U.S.-Russia Relations in the Arctic Sponsored by the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies Organized in partnership with the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy Draft Program Pre-registration is required Friday Feb. 12 International Affairs (SIPA) Building, Room 1501 420 W. 118th Street @ Amsterdam Ave., Columbia University Panel One: Setting the Scene 9:00-10:30am Chair: Kimberly Marten, Barnard College and Harriman Institute Marlene Laruelle, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University Paul A. Berkman, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Caitlyn Antrim, Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans, Stimson Center Alexander Sergunin, School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University Panel Two: Energy Issues 10:45am-12:00pm Chair: Natasha Udensiva, SIPA and Harriman Institute Adam Louis (“Lou”) Shrier, SIPA Tatiana Mitrova, Energy Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Tim Boersma, Energy Security and Climate Initiative, Brookings Institution --Lunch break-- Panel Three: Military Issues: Realities on the Ground 1:30-2:45pm Chair: Johan Norberg, Swedish Defense Research Agency and Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies, Columbia University Lincoln Flake, US National Intelligence University Anton Lavrov, Moscow Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (Moscow CAST) Rebecca Pincus, US Coast Guard Academy (confirmation pending) Panel Four: Military Issues: Assessing Future Threats 3:00-4:15 Chair: Austin Long, SIPA and Harriman Institute Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University David Barno, School of International Service, American University Pavel Baev, Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) 4:15pm Closing reception for panelists and audience

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Carley Jackson by sending email to crj2116@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-6217.
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BRICS 2.0: Challenges of Global Governance and Growth
February 12, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Low Library Rotunda

The fifth Columbia University BRICLab Conference will bring together academics, policymakers and business leaders to examine how Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are continuing to build new global governance platforms and their impact on the global political economy and that of the BRICS.

Conference Program

Conference Moderator: David Fergusson, CEO, The M&A Advisor

9:00 am - 9:15 am: Opening Remarks
Jan Svejnar, Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA

9:15 am - 10:45 am: Panel I: Markets and Growth
Gregory Bedrosian, CEO, Redwood Capital
Apratim Chakravarty, Head, Offshore Asian Product Distribution, HSBC Global Markets
Yuan "Lawrence" Tian, Founding Partner, Yuanming Capital
Robin Wigglesworth, US Markets Editor, Financial Times
Christian Deseglise, Co-Director, BRICLab, CGEG | Columbia University

10:45 am - 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Panel II: Geoeconomics and Geopolitics
Alexis Crow, Director, Geopolitical Resilience Practice, PwC
Iain Donald, Managing Director, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks
Xiaobo Lü, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College
Michaela Papa, Lecturer, Flectcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Marcos Troyjo, Co-Director, BRICLab, CGEG | Columbia SIPA

12:30 pm: Closing Remarks

Registration is required.

This event will be Live Webcast at cgeg.sipa.columbia.edu/watch.

For more information contact cgeg@columbia.edu.

Get directions to Low Library here.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Theresa Murphy by sending email to cgeg@columbia.edu .
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Materials Science & Engineering Colloquium
February 12, 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Room 214 S.W. Mudd


Two-Dimensional Carbides:
Synthesis, Properties and Applications


Yury Gogotsi

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute,
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; nano.materials.drexel.edu

 

Two-dimensional (2D) solids - the thinnest materials available to us - offer unique properties and a potential path to device miniaturization. The most famous example is graphene, which is an atomically thin layer of carbon atoms bonded together in-plane with sp2 bonds. In 2011, an entirely new family of 2D solids - transition metal carbides (V2C, Ti3C2, Nb4C3, etc.) and nitrides - were discovered by Drexel University scientists [1]. Selective etching of the A-group element from a MAX phase results in formation of 2D Mn+1Xn solids, labeled "MXenes". 17 different 2D carbides and carbonitrides have been reported to date [2-5]. A new sub-family of multi-element ordered MXenes was discovered recently [2]. Structure and properties of numerous MXenes have been predicted by the density functional theory, showing that MXenes can be metallic or semiconducting, depending on their composition, structure and surface termination. Their elastic constants along the basal plane are expected to be higher than that of the binary carbides. Oxygen or OH terminated MXenes, are hydrophilic, but electrically conductive (up to 6000 S/cm). Hydrazine, urea, amines and other polar organic molecules can intercalate MXenes leading to an increase of their c lattice parameter [3]. Colloidal solutions of single- and few-layer MXene flakes can be used to manufacture MXene films with controllable optical and electronic properties. One of the many potential applications for 2D Ti3C2 is in electrical energy storage devices such as batteries, Li-ion capacitors and supercapacitors [3-6]. Cations ranging from Na+ to Mg2+ and Al3+ intercalate MXenes. Ti3C2 paper electrodes, produced by vacuum assisted filtration of an aqueous dispersion of delaminated Ti3C2, show a higher capacity than graphite anodes and also can be charged/discharged at significantly higher rates. They also demonstrate very high intercalation capacitance (up to 1000 F/cm3) [5].

1.     M. Naguib, et al, Advanced Materials,  23 (37), 4207-4331 (2011)

2.     B. Anasori, et al, ACS Nano, 9 (10), 9507-9516 (2015)  

3.     O. Mashtalir, et al, Nature Communication, 4, 1716 (2013)

4.     M. R. Lukatskaya, et al, Science, 341 (6153), 1502-1505 (2013)

5.     M. Ghidiu, et al, Nature, 516, 78-81 (2014)

6.     M. Naguib, Y. Gogotsi, Accounts of Chemical Research, 48 (1), 128-135 (2015)

 

Biography: Yury Gogotsi is Distinguished University Professor and Trustee Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He is the founding Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and Associate Editor of ACS Nano. He works on nanostructured carbons and two-dimensional materials for energy related and biomedical applications. His work on synthesis of carbon and carbide nanomaterials with tunable structure and porosity had a strong impact on the field of capacitive energy storage. He has co-authored 2 books, more than 400 journal papers and obtained more than 50 patents. He has received numerous national and international awards for his research. He was recognized as Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson-Reuters in 2014 and 2015, and elected a Fellow of AAAS, MRS, ECS, RSC and ACerS, and a member of the World Academy of Ceramics.

Host: Yuan Yang


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Chris A. Marianetti by sending email to chris.marianetti@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9478.

 
Twitter Tech Talk
February 12, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Mudd Building, Computer Science Lounge


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

 
Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development Speaker Series: Eco-fashion and Sustainable Living
February 12, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hogan Hall, Conference Room A

The Earth Institute and the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development present Kate Black, Founder, magnifeco.com, Author, Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty. Ms. Black will discuss “the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living” and how to shop ethically and sustainably. 

Open to the public. 

Photo ID required.

For more information on the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development, please click SDEV

For more information on magnifeco.com, please click magnifeco.com.

For more information on the Earth Institute, please click earth.columbia.edu



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Sotomayor by sending email to jsotomayor@ei.columbia.edu .
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Quench: Queer and Trans Intersections in #BLM
February 12, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Carman Residence Hall Lounge


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Chris Woods by sending email to cmw2206@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1675.

 
Money At Work: Foundations of Investing in Annuities & Mutual Funds: Hosted by TIAA-CREF-CUMC - Hammer Health Sciences Center - Room 401
February 12, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Columbia University Medical Campus Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 401

Money at Work: Foundations of Investing in Annuities & Mutual Funds

TIAA-CREF representatives will be available to answer questions, such as how much should you be saving for retirement and where can you find more money to save.

The following topics will be covered:

•   The differences between variable and guaranteed annuities and the options available through the Columbia Plans
•   What is the TIAA-Traditional Fund
•   Examples of monthly income compared to variable annuities
•   Information on withdrawals and transfers based on the different contracts in the plans
•   Determining how an annuity may fit into a retirement strategy

The “Money at Work: Foundations of Investing in Annuities & Mutual Funds” workshop is open to all Columbia University faculty and staff. 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gisele Monroe by sending email to gm2522@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7016.
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Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities (visible and invisible)
February 12, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Wien Hall, 1st Floor Suite 108A

This is Lime’s flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising sophomores/juniors with disabilities. This selective program:

· Guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process

· Connects Network members with corporate partners (PepsiCo, Google, Target, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Bloomberg, andJP Morgan) for potential summer internships

· Deepens leadership skills and prepares them for success in their internship

· Builds their confidence as a person with a disability

· Engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community

The Fellowship Program kicks off with a fully paid leadership & development symposium in New York in August, and offers individual and group coaching, webinars, mentoring, and Fellows community discussions throughout the year. Upon "graduation" from the program, Fellows become part of the larger Lime Connect Fellows Community and have access to ongoing professional development, community, and networking opportunities.  


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer LaRusso-Leung by sending email to jennifer.larussoleung@limeconnect.com .

 
Development Colloquium: Ashna Arora
February 12, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1101

As part of Columbia University's Spring 2016 Development Colloquium, Ashna Arora will present "Government Size and Political Opportunism: RD Evidence from India." So Yoon Ahn will be the discussant.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Olena Jennings by sending email to omj2101@columbia.edu .

 
Power Half Hour: Resumes & Cover Letters
February 12, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Columbia University Center for Career Education Conference Room East Campus, Lower Level (Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)

Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:30-1:00 PM

On average, an employer will spend less than 60 seconds reviewing your resume and cover letter. Learn how to strategically write, edit, and format your application materials to ensure you stand out from the crowd and remain true to yourself!

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

Eligibility: Students and alumni that attend Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of the Arts


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jill Burya by sending email to jb3412@columbia.edu .
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Philadelphia: Dim Sum Brunch
February 12, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Sang Kee Asian Bistro 339 E Lancaster Ave Wynnewood, PA 19096

To kick off the New Year, we are hosting our annual dim sum brunch at Sang Kee Asian Bistro in Wynnewood, PA. We hope to replicate the success of last year's brunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and mingle, while enjoying a well-prepared multi-course meal.

To view the regular menu, please click here.

To review the vegetarian menu, please click here.

Cost:

-$35.00 Vegetarian Brunch

-$30.00 Regular Brunch

Purchase tickets and register here.

We hope to see you there!


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia University Club of Philadelphia by sending email to philadelphia@alumniclubs.columbia.edu .

 
The Future of Epidemiology Seminar: 10,000 Generations of Human Health Challenges
February 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Mailman School of Public Health Allan Rosenfield Building, 8th Floor Auditorium, 722 West 168th Street

Presented by Lee Goldman, MD, MPH The Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor and Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, Columbia University

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Barbara Aaron by sending email to bpa2001@columbia.edu .

 
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: Constraining Crustal Evolution on Very Short and Very Long Timescales
February 12, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory presents the Earth Science Colloquium "Constraining Crustal Evolution on Very Short and Very Long Timescales" with Blair Schoene, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University. Open to the public.

ABSTRACT: How continental crust is created, preserved and recycled, and whether or not thes e processes have changed through Earth history are important for a) understanding the geochemical and petrological stratification of the crust and b) quantifying long term geochemical and isotopic cycling in the Earth’s crust and mantle.  Developing models for crustal evolution requires robust geochronology on both the short and long timescales, targeting relatively rapid geologic phenomena (e.g. magma production and differentiation) as well as long term secular change.  This talk highlights recent efforts to better apply high-precision U-Pb geochronology to continental magmatic systems and to develop techniques comparing magmatic systems through Earth history.

 

Models describing the transfer of mass and heat through the crust during orogenesis demand age constraints with increasing precision and accuracy. While modern ID-TIMS U-Pb geochronology can resolve the timescales of zircon crystallization in single pulses of magma, much work is needed to relate dates to processes such as magma production, transport, differentiation, and emplacement. Our recent work focuses on integrating zircon crysallization ages and geochemistry to both understand the growth history of single zircons on <50 ka timescales and to build a framework for longer timescale geochemical evolution of two Alpine magmatic systems.

 

To compare differences in magmatic differentiation during crustal magmatism from the Archean to present, we develop statistical methodologies for analyzing large geochemical databases (Earthchem, etc.). Substantial differences in both crustal inputs (basalts) and indicators of differentiation to high-Si compositions suggest either secular changes in magmatic/metamorphic processes during crustal genesis and modification, or preservation bias. These results motivate further detailed investigation of Archean terranes, although robust comparison between any number of orogenic belts, Archean or modern, require geochronology with precision that is relevant to tectonomagmatic processes.  Sub-million year precision is now achievable in Archean rocks by ID-TIMS U-Pb geochronology, but necessitates careful integration of field, geochemical, and geochronological data with numerical modelling studies.

Host: Paul Olsen, Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor, Biology and Paleo Environment, LDEO

For more information on LDEO visit

www.ldeo.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute visit

www.earth.columbia.edu 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ajit Subramaniam by sending email to ajit@ldeo.columbia.edu .

 
Cincinnati: Ivy Young Alumni Happy Hour
February 12, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Cincinnati, OH

Dear Columbia Young Alumni, Please save the date! The Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club http://www.cincyivy.org is holding its next Ivy League and Seven Sisters Young Alumni Happy Hour on Friday 2/12/2016, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Downtown Cincinnati. There is no admission cost for the happy hour. Hors d'oeuvres are provided by the Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club and there is a cash bar. This is an excellent way to meet other Ivy young professionals in Cincinnati from a variety of companies, organizations, neighborhoods, etc. Subscribe to the distribution list at http://www.cincyivy.org/join-our-list in order to receive an Evite with location details and invitations to future events (we cannot manually subscribe you, so you must do so yourself). If you have any questions, please contact the Cincy Ivy Social Committee at social@cincyivy.org or visit our website at http://www.cincyivy.org. We look forward to seeing you on Friday 2/12/2016. Best regards, Cincy Ivy Social Committee Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club http://www.cincyivy.org

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .

 
Philadelphia: Columbia vs. Penn Women's Basketball
February 12, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
The Palestra 223 S 33rd St Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please join us as we cheer for Columbia Women's Basketball at Penn at the Palestra!

For women's basketball news, please view these recently published articles in the Columbia Spectator, "The Men of Women's Basketball" and "Devon Roeper is a Model of Efficiency for Women's Basketball."

Cost: $5

To purchase tickets, please click here.

We hope to see you there!


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia University Club of Philadelphia by sending email to philadelphia@alumniclubs.columbia.edu .

 
Boston: Ricesticks Food Pantry Volunteer Event
February 13, 2016 from 7:45 am to 10:45 am EST
Ricesticks and Tea 351 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116 United States

Last November Columbia Alumni helped feed local Asian Americans in need by volunteering at Ricesticks and Tea. It was a wonderful morning, so we are making it a regular service event!

Join us on February 13th at 7:45am for a great morning of heart-warming work. We'll meet at the Ricesticks Food Pantry (basement of the church at 351 Boylston Street, Boston) to help the organization feed members of the community. You can find a door to the basement via an alleyway located on the Arlington Street side of the church.

There is no cost for the event. Please RSVP here only if you plan to attend, as attendance is capped at 10 individuals. If you plan on coming, please come equipped with closed-toe shoes and a willingness to lift/carry. After volunteering (we'll finish around 10am), I hope you'll join us for brunch!

We look forward to seeing you then!


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Erik Nook by sending email to erik.nook@gmail.com .

 
A One-Day Symposium and Jazz Performance at Columbia University
February 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST
East Gallery, Buell Hall - 515 West 116th Street New York, NY.

In honor of the Albert Murray Centennial, this symposium will elaborate the Alabama-born Harlemite’s distinctive contribution to American thought and letters. From vernacular to fine art, downhome particulars to cosmopolitan and universal implications, Murray swings aesthetic statement in omni-American hues, and confronts entropy with excellence and epic affirmation despite the blues of the human condition. Murray’s blues idiom hero stomps the blues through elegance and eloquence, extending communal and national ideals. The topics for the symposium include: the influences on Murray’s work; his sui generis literary mastery; how and why he counter-stated “the folklore of white supremacy and the fakelore of black pathology”; and the profound cultural and philosophical reverberations of Murray's oeuvre. University of Pennsylvania professor Herman Beavers will deliver the Keynote Speech, and will be joined by other eminent writers and scholars who investigate Murray’s work with the multi-disciplinary depth it warrants. Jazz was central to Murray’s aesthetic, so the evening jazz performance by the Michael Carvin Experience will round out this celebration of the mind and style of this all-purpose, all-American 20th century intellectual.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Yulanda C Mckenzie by sending email to ym189@columbia.edu .

 
Earth2Class Workshop: Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets–Ice and Ocean Interaction: Consequences for Sea-Level Rise
February 13, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hogan Hall, 2910 Broadway, 1st Floor Conference Room.

Earth2Class is a series of Saturday workshops for educators that connects them to cutting-edge research being done by Lamont scientists and provides them an opportunity to develop curriculum materials for their classrooms. Since 1998, we have provided more than 120 workshops featuring over 80 Lamont-Doherty scientists. A key element of these workshops is that educators will not only receive scientific talks and training on specific topics, they will also have immediate access to a range of online resources that will allow them to extend classroom learning.

To register for this class, please contact Cassie Xu  at cassie@ei.columbia.edu

For more information on Earth2Class, please click earth2class.org.

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Cassie Xu by sending email to cassie@ei.columbia.edu .

 
Earth2Class Workshop: Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets - Ice and Ocean Interaction: Consequences for Sea-Level Rise
February 13, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room

Earth2Class is a series of Saturday workshops for educators that connects them to cutting-edge research being done by Lamont scientists and provides them an opportunity to develop curriculum materials for their classrooms. Since 1998, we have provided more than 120 workshops featuring over 80 Lamont-Doherty scientists. A key element of these workshops is that educators will not only receive scientific talks and training on specific topics, they will also have immediate access to a range of online resources that will allow them to extend classroom learning.

 

To register for this class, please contact Cassie Xu at cassie@ei.columbia.edu.

For more information on Earth2Class, please click earth2class.org.

For more information on the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, please click ldeo.columbia.edu.  


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Cassie Xu by sending email to cassie@ei.columbia.edu .

 
“We Were On a Break!” Communication & Negotiation
February 13, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Lerner 555


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu or by calling 2128545527.
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Rhode Island: Winter Soiree with RI Ivy+ Regional Clubs
February 13, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Providence, RI

Save the date for a Winter Soiree with all Ivy+ clubs in Rhode Island. Limited tickets available.

Pricing and purchasing details to be announced shortly. Please check back here for more details.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .

 
Rhode Island: Annual Winter Soiree
February 13, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Aldrich House 110 Benevolent St. Providence, Rhode Island

Need a break from the winter doldrums? Come and mingle with the RI alumni clubs from Columbia, Brown, Princeton, Stanford and more at The Annual Winter Soiree at the Aldrich House!

Start your Valentine's Day weekend here with your true love...or meet a new friend! Either way, it's a great way to meet our alumni club neighbors. Good food, drink and lots of interesting conversation!

Tickets are on sale now for $20 and price includes hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of selected spirits!

There is limited capacity, so be sure to purchase tickets here ASAP!

We hope to see you there!  


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Avery Cambridge by sending email to ajc2213@columbia.edu .

 
Application Deadline for May Recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences
February 14, 2016, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Application Deadline for February recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences. Deadlines that fall on a weekend are automatically moved to the following business day.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Postbac Premed Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.

 
Student Medical Insurance Deadline (New Students Only)
February 15, 2016, All Day Event
See the Columbia Health website for more information

Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan (for new students only).

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Sudent Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .

 
Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students 2016
February 15, 2016, All Day Event
APPLY ONLINE.

Purpose The American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by the Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation, AT&T, the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and the Law School Admissions Council. The American Bar Foundation is the nation\'s leading research institute for the empirical study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than sixty years, ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and in the world. ABF’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society. The Foundation conducts empirically based research on a broad range of civil and criminal justice issues. Current research areas are: law, diversity, and equal justice; the legal profession, legal education, and access to justice; law, health, and human development; rights, courts, and social change; criminal justice; law and globalization; and civil justice and dispute resolution. Many of ABF’s multidisciplinary resident research faculty members hold joint appointments at Chicago-area universities. Recognized as a major institution in the field of law and social science, the Foundation offers a rich environment to students considering an academic or research career. Eligibility Eligible are American citizens and lawful permanent residents including, but not limited to, persons who are African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Puerto Rican, as well as other individuals who will add diversity to the field of law and social science, such as LGBT individuals and those with disabilities. Applications will be considered only from sophomores and juniors, that is, students who have completed at least the sophomore year and who have not received a bachelor’s degree by the time the fellowship begins. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be moving toward an academic major in the social sciences or humanities. Program, Tenure, and Stipend Four summer research fellowships will be awarded each year. Each student will be assigned to an American Bar Foundation Research Professor who will involve the student in the professor’s research project and who will act as a mentor during the student’s tenure. The students also will participate in a series of seminars and field visits to acquaint them with the many facets of sociolegal research and the legal system. The students will work at the American Bar Foundation’s offices in Chicago, IL for 35 hours a week for a period of 8 weeks, typically from early June to late July. Each student will receive a stipend of $3,600. Application Procedure Applicants for the Summer Research Fellowships must provide the following: • A brief essay on the topics indicated in the application form • Official transcripts of all academic courses completed at the time of application • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work Completed applications, including transcript and letter of recommendation, are due no later than February 15, 2016. Due to the volume of applications, late applications cannot be reviewed. Awards will be announced by April 15, 2016. For further information, call 312.988.6515 or send y

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kathryn Harris by sending email to fellowships@abfn.org .

 
IEOR Graduate Admissions Information Session
February 15, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
317 Mudd

This is an information session for prospective students. Please register here: 

http://ieor.columbia.edu/ieor-graduate-admissions-information-sessions


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ruth Blidar by sending email to rb2946@columbia.edu .

 
German-EU-Russian Relations: Dissolution of the "Strategic" and "Modernization Partnerships" - Causes and Consequences
February 15, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1219

German and EU relations with Russia have been on a pendulum swing. After the end of the Cold War and the achievement of reunification, Germany developed close political, economic and civil society relations with Russia. Upon Berlin's initiative, the EU at the turn of the millennium followed suit by adopting a "Common Strategy" on Russia, officially labeled "strategic partnership." In order to provide more substance to the strategy, Moscow and Berlin in 2008 signed a "partnership for modernization." Two years later, the EU again followed the German example. However, a strategic relationship in the usual sense of the word never existed. The modernization goals were never achieved. Instead, both German-Russian relations and EU-Russian relations have come to be characterized by competition and conflict. Since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, furthermore, Chancellor Merkel has been the mainstay of Europe's continuing economic sanctions on Russia. But how sustainable is the punitive approach? Will German and European-Russian relations inevitably return to "business as usual"? Or, are we witnessing the beginning of a prolonged phase of alienation between Germany, the EU and Russia with serious consequences for the trans-Atlantic relationship? Professor (ret.) Hannes Adomeit taught Russian and European Studies at the Warsaw campus of the College of Europe until 2013. Prior to that, he served as Senior Research Associate and head of the research section on Russia and Eurasia at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin and was a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is at present Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C. He studied at the Freie Universitat Berlin and received his PhD "with distinction" from Columbia University.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .

 
Power Half Hour: On-Campus Interviewing
February 15, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Columbia University Center for Career Education Conference Room East Campus, Lower Level (Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)

Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:30-1:00 PM

Upcoming:

Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:30-1:00 PM

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:30-1:00 PM

CCE’s On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program brings employers to campus for the purpose of meeting, interviewing and recruiting students. On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is critical to the success of the OCR Program for both students and employers alike.

To gain OCI access, students must attend an On-Campus Interviewing Power Half Hour workshop or complete an On-Campus Recruiting Program Overview online training (http://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/OCI-tutorial) and sign off on the policies and procedures. Students who attend this workshop will be granted OCI access within two business days of the training.

In this training, we will provide an overview of CCE services and the ways in which students can best prepare for their job search. We will also review how to search and apply for jobs and internships using LionSHARE, CCE’s online job database and recruiting system. Largely, we will speak about the OCR Program, with a particular focus on on-campus interviews. Students will learn how to best prepare for on-campus interviews, become aware of both student and employer expectations throughout this process, and most importantly, learn how to use available resources while navigating the job/internships search and interview process.

For more information about OCI, go to http://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/findajob/lionshare/oci or call 212-854-9167


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Courtney Murphy by sending email to cm2937@columbia.edu .
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A talk by playwright and director Mahesh Dattani "An Indian playwright's perspective on theatre making in India"
February 15, 2016 from 4:10 pm to 5:40 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Knox Hall, Room 208 606 West 122nd Street between Broadway and Claremont

Monday, February 15

A talk by playwright and director Mahesh Dattani "An Indian playwright's perspective on theatre making in India"

Moderated by Shayoni Mitra (Theatre Department, Barnard College)

Mahesh Dattani is the Spring 2016 Ahuja Family Fellow at the South Asia Institute, and Visiting Theatre Director at the Theatre Department, where he will direct a production of Tagore's Chokher Bali (running March 3-5, see below). Dattani is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, and a theater and film director. He was educated at St. Joseph's College (Bangalore), and has taught at the University of Oregon and the Drama School in Mumbai. His many plays include Dance Like a Man (1989), Final Solution (1993), Thirty Days in September (2001), Brief Candle (2009), and most recently, Gauhar (2105), based on the novel by Vikram Sampath. He directed the film Mango Soufflé (2002) and wrote and directed Morning Raaga (2004).

For directions: See < http://www.sai.columbia.edu/location-directions>


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Bill Carrick by sending email to wac2112@columbia.edu .

 
Addressing Islamophobia: Dispelling Myths to Break Down Barriers
February 15, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred Lerner Hall Room C555

The post-9/11 era has exposed a significant degree of prejudice and bigotry towards Muslim people throughout the United States, including incidents of racial profiling, hate crimes and bullying, as well as charged conversations in the political sphere. Meanwhile, underscored by the horrific murders of three UNC students, there continues to be widespread racial profiling, hate crimes and bullying throughout the country. 

This program will focus on learning more about Islam and Islamophobia, providing needed context to bridge divides.

Featuring Amer F. Ahmed, Ed. D., Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sponsored by: Multicultural Affairs Undergraduate Student LifeOffice of University Life,International Students and Scholars OfficeMuslim Students AssociationTurath (Arab Students Organization)


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Multicultural Affairs by sending email to multicultural@columbia.edu or by calling 2128540720.
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NYC Career Series Panel: United Nations
February 15, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
International Affairs Building, Room 1510

Are you interested in working at the United Nations field in the New York metro area? Whether you are a first-year or second-year student, come and learn more about the field, various career paths, and potential job/internship opportunities at the NYC Career Panel for the United Nations. Panelists will include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area.

Panelists:

Kristoffer Tangri (SIPA), Policy Specialist, Peacebuilding Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Kerry Constabile (SIPA), Lead Advisor, UN Secretary General's Climate Change Support Team
Additional Panelists TBD

If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up on SIPAlink.

Dress Code: Business Casual Attire required.

ABOUT THE NYC CAREER SERIES The New York City (NYC) Career Series was established by the Office of Career Services (OCS) in 2005. Its purpose is to provide a forum for SIPA students in which they can learn about career trends from professionals in their fields of interest, as well as make important connections for jobs, internships, and informational interviews. The NYC Career Series is comprised of 20 different career panels that take place throughout the academic year, broken down by concentration or sector, with relevant panels coinciding with recruiting seasons. Private sector panels are held in the fall semester, when most private sector recruiting takes place. Nonprofit and public sector panels are held in the spring semester, similarly when most of their recruiting occurs. Panelists include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area. In addition to the career panels, the NYC Career Series includes one evening alumni/student networking reception per semester that will be held at a midtown Manhattan venue.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Dennis by sending email to jd3202@sipa.columbia.edu .

 
BP Energy Outlook - 2016 Edition
February 16, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for the US-based release of the BP Energy Outlook - 2016 Edition with Group Chief Economist Spencer Dale. The BP Energy Outlook attempts to describe the "most likely" trajectory of the global energy system – based upon assumptions around economic and population growth as well as developments in policy and technology – as well as examining key uncertainties. Questions to be addressed in the 2016 edition include: What factors will shape energy markets over the next 20 years? What impact would a slowdown in global economic growth have on energy demand? How could agreements reached at COP21 affect energy consumption? Center Director Jason Bordoff will moderate a discussion following the presentation.

Registration is required. This event is open to press. It will be livestreamed at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch.

A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~5 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact CGEP by sending email to energypolicy@columbia.edu .
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World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law
February 16, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

The Center on Global Economic Governance, in collaboration with Cornell University and the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia SIPA, will convene representatives from the World Bank to discuss the development of the World Development Report (WDR) 2017: Governance and the Law. The WDR 2017 highlights two key issues faced by the development community in promoting economic development and alleviating poverty: 1) the interaction between economic development and the quality of governance 2) the persistence of gaps between intended government reforms and the reality on the ground. This report engages the World Bank's new Governance Global Practice and draws in on the role of governance when aiming to deliver growth, inclusiveness, and social progress.

During the event, the World Bank representatives, along with leading academics and practitioners, will assess the report's findings, identify its policy implications and potential challenges, and propose solutions to best address them. The WDR 2017 is a part of a trilogy of World Development Reports, including WDR 2016: The Internet for Development and WDR 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. Through the quality and timeliness of the information these reports provide, the WDR writ-large, has become a highly influential publication that is used by many multilateral and bilateral international organizations, national governments, scholars, civil society networks and groups, and other global thought leaders to support their decision-making processes.

Please note that space is limited and registration is open only to Columbia affiliates.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Theresa Murphy by sending email to tbm2112@columbia.edu .

 
World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law
February 16, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1512

The Center on Global Economic Governance, in collaboration with Cornell University and the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia SIPA, will convene representatives from the World Bank to discuss the development of the World Development Report (WDR) 2017: Governance and the Law. The WDR 2017 highlights two key issues faced by the development community in promoting economic development and alleviating poverty: 1) the interaction between economic development and the quality of governance 2) the persistence of gaps between intended government reforms and the reality on the ground. This report engages the World Bank's new Governance Global Practice and draws in on the role of governance when aiming to deliver growth, inclusiveness, and social progress.

During the event, the World Bank representatives, along with leading academics and practitioners, will assess the report's findings, identify its policy implications and potential challenges, and propose solutions to best address them. The WDR 2017 is a part of a trilogy of World Development Reports, including WDR 2016: The Internet for Development and WDR 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. Through the quality and timeliness of the information these reports provide, the WDR writ-large, has become a highly influential publication that is used by many multilateral and bilateral international organizations, national governments, scholars, civil society networks and groups, and other global thought leaders to support their decision-making processes.

Please note that space is limited and registration is open only to Columbia affiliates.

For more information on the WDR 2017, please click here.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Theresa Murphy by sending email to tbm2112@sipa.columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0049.
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Baroque Architecture in Today's Russia
February 16, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1219

Lev Maciel graduated from the Medieval Studies Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia in 1998, with an M.A. thesis on fifteenth-century Spanish history. His dissertation on eighteenth-century Siberian architecture earned him a PhD in 2004 from the State Institute for Art History in Moscow. Currently Maciel is an associate professor in the Faculty of Humanities of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where he supervises the recently created program in art history. He is also a part-time research associate professor at the Institute for Theory and History of Architecture and Town Planning in Moscow. Maciel's research interests include a wide range of subjects within the history of architecture, including the late Renaissance and Baroque (Russia, southern Italy, Brittany, Spain, and Latin America), late antiquity and Byzantium, the Islamic world, Mongolia and Tibet, and non-modernist movements in the twentieth century.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .

 
Handling Challenging Situations
February 16, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - HSC Room: LL-110

This course is part of the Customer Service Track and will enable you to apply effective communication and EI skills in potentially challenging situations. Participants will learn techniques to proactively prevent and learn ways to handle challenging situations with patients and colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review Emotional Intelligence skills and how the failure to use them can impact a patient visit
  • To study a proactive approach to service that helps prevent challenging situations
  • To discuss helpful responses to challenging situations
  • To define "Service Recovery" and how it can be used to address a service breakdown with patients or colleagues
  • To practice handling challenging situations by managing other people's expectations

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Aaron Vieira by sending email to av2548@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-0187.
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Improving Interviewing Skills for International Students
February 16, 2016 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
The Center for Career Education Conference Room East Campus--Lower Level (Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)

The job interview is so important because that will determine whether or not you get the job offer.  All the preparation involved with networking, preparing resumes and cover letters and applying for jobs goes for naught if the candidate messes up the interview.

This workshop will significantly help International Students to better answer behavioral questions, improve confidence levels, reduce stress, and result in a better chance to get an internship or job offer.  The workshop will also give the participants the opportunity to speak and improve their English.

A major focus of the workshop will be actual interview practice in a safe, non threatening environment.  If you do sign up, you will be expected and stay for the whole two and a half hours and actively participate.   However, all students will be on the same level and it will be OK and safe to make mistakes.

Attire: Casual

Registration: Required. Registration will be limited to 24 students

Resume Required?: No

Eligibility: This workshop is open to International Graduate Students from SEAS, GSAS and SOA



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Donald Goldstein by sending email to dg2662@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5609.
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Smartphone Apps for Citizen Scientists Workshop Series: 3. Soil Contaminants
February 16, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Satow Room

The Earth Institute presents the Smartphone Apps for Citizen Science Workshop Series, "Soil Contaminants". Join us for the third in the series on Environmental Apps for Citizen Scientists. 

Panel presentations include:

Trace metal contamination in New York City garden soils. Zhongqi Cheng

How can we motivate our citizen scientists? A New York City-based case study of water quality citizen science. Rebecca Gibson and David Farnham

Legal challenges to data censorship laws. Katrina Fischer Kuh

Mapping hazardous levels of lead in soil using a new field kit and a smartphone. Franziska Landes

TreesCount! 2015 - Mapping Every Street Tree in New York City. Jacqueline Lu

On citizen networks in seismology: what works, what doesn’t? Paul Richards

Smartphones are revolutionizing the collection and sharing of environmental data, but their potential as tools for citizen science is vastly under-utilized. This series will examine a range of topics including the underlying science and technical development, as well as the legal and privacy concerns of data collection and dissemination, and the implications for environmental justice and regulations enforcement. Each workshop will cover a different scientific topic from airborne contaminants to soil and water and feature speakers leading the field from the researchers behind the science to the users in our communities.   

RSVP required.

Open to the public.

Photo ID required for building access.

The last workshop of the series will take place on March 22, 2016.

For more information on the Earth Institute, please click earth.columbia.edu.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Pamela Vreeland by sending email to pjv2@columbia.edu .
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The Inside-Out Internship Search for First-in-Family
February 16, 2016 from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm EST
401 Lerner Hall

Eligibility: First-in-Family Undergraduate First Years and Sophomores in Columbia College, SEAS and General Studies

This is not just a "how to" workshop for finding a summer internship, it's also a chance to think about what you really want for your summer. How do things like your major, your interests and all of the things you're good at shape your goals? Don't worry, we'll still cover the basics of finding a summer internship, but a successful summer starts with YOU and so will this workshop!

Participants will learn:

  • How majors connect to careers
  • How to identify and apply your strengths
  • The A-Z's of finding a summer internship

Light refreshments will be served.

Attire: Casual
Resume not required
Registration encouraged
Eligibility: First-in-Family Undergraduate First Years and Sophomores in Columbia College, SEAS and General Studies



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alicia Schiller by sending email to aw2652@columbia.edu .
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International Dimension of Autocratization: External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia
February 16, 2016 from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1201

Please join us for a talk with Anastassia V. Obydenkova, Regional Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.

Twenty five years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union (the USSR), when the new independent states of Eurasia started the process of regime transition and state- and nation-building. All of the fifteen former Soviet republics have the same departure point – the collapse of the USSR in 1991.

Twenty five years later, in 2016, there is an enormous variation in the outcomes of regime transition across post-Soviet Eurasia. However, in 2016, one can clearly confirm the existence of an enormous variation in the outcomes of regime transition across post-Soviet Eurasia. The region includes relatively stable polities and fragile states, consolidated autocracies and nascent democracies. As the Ukrainian crisis of 2014 shows, both political regimes and national borders in Eurasia are still in the state of flux: large changes may happen unexpectedly for observers, both associated with progress towards democracy and with resurgence of autocracies. Thus, this experience of post-Soviet Eurasian states requires development of new theoretical approaches that would allow for better understanding of rapid dynamics in this part of the world and of the phenomenon of external dimension of regime transition in general.

Anastassia V. Obydenkova holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Science from the European University Institute (2006, Florence, Italy), M.A. from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), and a Summa Cum Laude Diploma in Political Science from Moscow Lomonosov State University. Dr. Obydenkova was a senior researcher (Ramon-y-Cajal) of the Ministry of Innovation and Science of Spain, a research fellow at the London School of Economics, and a Fox Fellow at Yale University (New Haven, USA). Her main research interests are autocracies, democratization and regime transition, international dimension of autocracies, federalism, decentralization, sub-national political regimes, international organizations, regionalism, and area studies (former Soviet States of Eurasia). Since September 2015, Dr. Obydenkova is a regional fellow at the Davis Center of Harvard University where she works on her book "International Dimension of Autocratization" (working title).

Dr. Obydenkova has published in such journals as World Politics, Democratization, Publius: The Journal of Federalism; European Journal of Political Research; Political Studies; Studies in Comparative International Development; Acta Politica; Regional and Federal Studies; Economic Letters; Contemporary Politics; Territory, Politics, Governance; Comparative Political Science, Review of International Organizations and Post-Soviet Affairs among others. She is also the author, co-author, co-editor of the books Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia and Causes and Consequences of Democratization: the Regions of Russia.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .

 
Data Science Colloquium Series Event: Dr. Steven E. Koonin
February 16, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Davis Auditorium, 412 CEPSR (Schapiro Center), 530 W 120th St, 4th Floor

Colloquium Series: Dr. Steven E. Koonin
Director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University

TITLE:
Adventures in Urban Informatics

ABSTRACT:
For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas; in just a few more decades, the world's population will exceed 9 billion, 70 percent of whom will live in cities. Enabling those cities to deliver services effectively, efficiently, and sustainably while keeping their citizens safe, healthy, prosperous, and well-informed will be among the most important undertakings in this century. I will review how we are establishing a center for urban science and focus on bringing informatics to the study and operation of urban systems. I will touch on the rational, the structure, and the substance of the Center’s work and the ways in which it will enrich NYC and contribute to global issues. Taxis, lights, sewers, phones, and buildings will all enter into the discussion in novel ways.

BIOGRAPHY:
Steven E. Koonin was appointed as the founding Director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in April 2012. That consortium of academic, corporate, and government partners will pursue research and education activities to develop and demonstrate informatics technologies for urban problems in the “living laboratory” of New York City.

He previously served as the U.S. Department of Energy’s second Senate-confirmed Under Secretary for Science from May 19, 2009 through November 18, 2011. As Under Secretary for Science, Dr. Koonin functioned as the Department’s chief scientific officer, coordinating and overseeing research across the DOE. He led the preparation of the Department’s 2011 Strategic Plan and was the principal author of its Quadrennial Technology Review. Dr. Koonin particularly championed research programs in High Performance Simulation, Exascale Computing, Inertial Fusion Energy, and Greenhouse Gas Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification. He also provided technical counsel on diverse nuclear security matters.

He joined the California Institute of Technology’s faculty in 1975, was a research fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute during 1976-1977, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow during 1977-1979. He became a professor of theoretical physics at Caltech in 1981 and served as Chairman of the Faculty from 1989-1991. Dr. Koonin was the seventh provost of Caltech from 1995-2004. In that capacity, he was involved in identifying and recruiting 1/3 of the Institute’s professorial faculty and left an enduring legacy of academic and research initiatives in the biological, physical, earth, and social sciences, as well as the planning and development of the Thirty-Meter Telescope project.

As the Chief Scientist at BP from 2004 to early 2009, Dr. Koonin developed the long-range technology strategy for alternative and renewable energy sources. He managed the firm’s university–based research programs and played a central role in establishing the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of California Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Koonin is a member and past chair of the JASON Study Group, advising the U.S. Government on technical matters of national security. He has served on numerous advisory committees for the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense, including the Defense Science Board and the CNO’s Executive Panel. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Trilateral Commission and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences . In 1985, Dr. Koonin received the Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award and, in 1998 the Department of Energy’s E.O. Lawrence Award for his “broad impact on nuclear many-body physics, on astrophysics, and on a variety of related fields where sophisticated numerical methods are essential; and in particular, for his breakthrough in nuclear shell model calculations centered on an ingenious method for dealing with the huge matrices of heavy nuclei by using path integral methods combined with the Monte Carlo technique.”

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Data Science Institute by sending email to datascience@columbia.edu .

 
Sexual Respect Initiative Film Screening: Miss Representation
February 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Butler Library, Room 203


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu or by calling 2128545527.
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NYC Career Series Panel: Urban and Social Policy/NYC Government
February 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

Are you interested in working in Urban and Social Policy/NYC Government field in the New York metro area? Whether you are a first-year or second-year student, come and learn more about the field, various career paths, and potential job/internship opportunities at the NYC Career Panel for Urban and Social Policy/ NYC Government. Panelists will include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area.



Panelists:

Benjamin Newman (SIPA), Senior Program Manager, NYC Department of Small Business Services

Giuliana Irene Carducci Sanchez (SIPA), Municipal Intergrity Team, Bloomberg Associates

Amina Masood Huda (SIPA), Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's office of Operations

Roger Fisk (SIPA), Deputy Director, Budget Control, MTA  

Additional Panelist TBD


If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up on SIPAlink.

Dress Code: Business Casual Attire required.

ABOUT THE NYC CAREER SERIES The New York City (NYC) Career Series was established by the Office of Career Services (OCS) in 2005. Its purpose is to provide a forum for SIPA students in which they can learn about career trends from professionals in their fields of interest, as well as make important connections for jobs, internships, and informational interviews. The NYC Career Series is comprised of 20 different career panels that take place throughout the academic year, broken down by concentration or sector, with relevant panels coinciding with recruiting seasons. Private sector panels are held in the fall semester, when most private sector recruiting takes place. Nonprofit and public sector panels are held in the spring semester, similarly when most of their recruiting occurs. Panelists include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area. In addition to the career panels, the NYC Career Series includes one evening alumni/student networking reception per semester that will be held at a midtown Manhattan venue.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Dennis by sending email to jd3202@sipa.columbia.edu .

 
Morgan Stanley Insights from an Insider for Columbia Students
February 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Morgan Stanley Headquarters New York, NY

You are invited to “Insights from an Insider” featuringGeorge Van Amson, Managing Director in Institutional Equity Sales and Trading.

We invite current undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from all majors who identify as Black, Hispanic or Native American to meet diverse professionals and become familiar with the Firm’s business and culture. Come gain insight into the financial services industry and get tips on navigating the recruiting process.

George Van Amson joined Morgan Stanley in 1992 and currently serves as Head of North American Analyst and Associate Advising and Development Programs. His previous positions include Head of North American Recruiting in the Institutional Equities Division,Manager of the Sales Trading Service Desk for Global Wealth Management clients, and Senior Sales Trader managing Institutional Cash Sales Trading coverage of hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds and mutual funds. A 35-year veteran of Wall Street with experience in domestic and international markets, Mr. Van Amsonwas named in 1992, 1996 and 2006 to Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top African Americans on Wall Street.”

Mr. Van Amson received his BA in Economics from Columbia College and MBA with second year honors from Harvard. He currently serves as a Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University and Chair Emeritus of Columbia Alumni Association.

Questions? Please email diversityrecruiting@morganstanley.com.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Danielle Kronenfeld by sending email to Danielle.Kronenfeld@morganstanley.com .