Position: István Deák Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies at Columbia University
From August 01, 2014 through May 29, 2015, All Day Event
Humanities or Social Science Departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University

Position: István Deák Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies at Columbia University Columbia University invites applications for the István Deák Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies for one semester (Fall or Spring) in the academic year 2014-2015. The professorship, commemorating Professor Deák's legacy of excellence in research and teaching, is open to senior scholars with active interest and accomplishments in East and Central European studies. The visiting professor will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science Departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and will teach two courses, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. The visitor is expected to give one public lecture and participate in the academic life of the University, whose interests in East and Central European studies are well represented on campus by the East Central European Center, the Blinken European Institute, and the Harriman Institute. Minimum qualifications: Masters Degree in a relevant discipline. Distinction in research and teaching in the field of East and Central European Studies. Preferred qualifications: PhD preferred. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Special Instructions to applicants: All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Using RAPS, applicants can upload the following required materials : a letter of application; curriculum vitae; the names of three persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference; and a modest sample (article or book chapter) of scholarship. The letter of application should include a statement of which semester the applicant prefers, a short list of possible courses which the applicant might teach, and a description of the applicant's current research interests. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size). For inquiries about the position please contact Alan Timberlake, at2205@columbia.edu. For questions about the RAPS application process please contact David Eisenberg, de2205@columbia.edu Required applicant documents for Upload: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, List of References, Writing, Sample/Publication 1 Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To apply, go to: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58163

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Violetta Tutunik by sending email to vt2237@columbia.edu .

 
Justice in the Home: Domestic Work Past, Present, and Future
From September 16, 2014 through October 17, 2014, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Event Oval, The Diana Center

Research about domestic
 work, domestic workers, and domestic-worker organizing 
is an abundant and growing field. The attention garnered
 by domestic workers’
 organizing, both nationally and internationally, spurs exchanges between scholars and organizers that have the potential to enrich the work of both groups, providing theoretical, historical, and empirical context to the work of organizers, and providing scholars with an understanding of the priority issues that domestic workers address. This conference assess the current state of this burgeoning field—highlighting scholarly accomplishments, areas of debate, and under-explored issues—and proposes next steps for this historic interchange.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.

 
Major Declaration Month
From October 01, 2014 through October 31, 2014, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Students may declare a major using the online major declaration form.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsdeanofstudents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.

 
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference
October 02, 2014 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT
Russ Berrie Building, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue, 1st Fl Conf. Rm #2

Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center presents Mark Atkinson, PhD of the University of Florida. “Lessons from nPOD - Re-writing the textbooks on how type 1 diabetes develops in humans.”

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Terra Chinn by sending email to tc2073@columbia.edu or by calling 2128515330.

 
CSCI Special Stem Cell Seminar - Gordon Keller, PhD
October 02, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Neurological Institute Auditorium, NI-1 710 West 168th Street


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Stephanie Navarrete by sending email to sn2592@columbia.edu .

 
RASCAL Renewal/Modification Submission Workshop
October 02, 2014 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Hammer 202A Computer Room

This session is intended to focus on both the technical aspects and required content for the submission of renewals and modifications in RASCAL.  The workshop will be hands on, held in the computer lab in Hammer 202A, and researchers are encouraged to bring their own current submissions to work on during the session.  Space is limited because of the nature of these workshops – please RSVP before attending.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Lally by sending email to rcl2118@columbia.edu or by calling 342-0948.
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Conflict Resolution Career Fair
October 02, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, Broadway between 114th and 115th Streets

The Earth Institute's Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) presents "Conflict Resolution Career Fair"

Join us as we host over 30 organizations ready to discuss conflict and peace related employment and internship opportunities!

RSVP required.

Open to the public.

Event co-sponsored by the Masters Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Christine Straw by sending email to cs2913@columbia.edu .
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Seminar in Neurobiology
October 02, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Medical center Neurological Institute Auditorium, 1st Floor 710 W. 168th St.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alla Kerzhner by sending email to ak487@columbia.edu or by calling 646-774-7332.

 
Energy Security and Pipeline Politics: The Achilles Heel of Eastern Europe
October 02, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Center for Global Energy Policy for a talk by Dr. Agnia Grigas on energy security in Eastern Europe, focusing on new EU states, Belarus, and Ukraine. Dr. Agnia Grigas is an energy and political risk expert, specializing in Russia and Eastern Europe. She is the author of The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia (Ashgate 2013) and a frequent media contributor (CNN, CCTV, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, BBC Russia, openDemocracy, LA Business Journal). A Fellow at the McKinnon Center at Occidental College, she regularly collaborates with leading American and European research institutions. With more than a decade of experience as a business development and political risk advisor, Agnia also consults for corporations and government. Previously she served as an energy and economic advisor in the Lithuanian government. Agnia graduated cum laude with a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University and earned a Master’s and Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

 

Columbia Faculty on Dr. Grigas' book The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia (Ashgate 2013):

"Why do some European countries cooperate with Russia’s moves to consolidate its energy supply dominance while others choose to resist? This compelling analysis of the Baltics states’ stances toward Russia on energy and on national memory issues reveals that variation stems from differences in domestic political games and business interests more than questions of ethnic identity." -- Jack Snyder, Columbia University.

"As an episode of disimperialism, this study of the Baltic States in the post-Soviet era after the breakup of the Soviet Union makes a valuable contribution to international relations. Common elements in relations with Russia were the legacy of dependence, occupation damages, energy security and the entry of the three states into NATO and the European Union. But differences between the policies of the three countries toward Russia besides the existence of Russian minorities in Estonia and Latvia and their absence in Lithuania were different national issues and pipeline politics. This book is an excellent case study of how energy dependence and security issues interact and how the economic futures of Russia and the European Union are intertwined." -- Robert Mundell, Columbia University.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Rebecca Dalton by sending email to rld2130@columbia.edu .

 
Center Based Early Education and Child Care Options for Children Under 2 Years
October 02, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway (Between “Lionsgate” apartments and Christian Science Reading Room)

Hear an overview of the different types of center-based child care options available in the NYC area so that you can determine which option best meets your child care needs.  Discussion will follow on the timeline and process for completing applications. 

Please feel free to bring your infants and young children if you do not have alternative child care available.


Presenter: Carolyn Singer, Child Care Resource Specialist, School and Child Care Search Service


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact The Office of Work/Life by sending email to worklife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8019.
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In the Church and at Home - Approaches to Saints in Early Latin America
October 02, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Schermerhorn Extension, Room 457

Professor Caterina Pizzigoni (Columbia University) will be presenting a paper titled “In the Church and at Home - Approaches to Saints in Early Latin America.” The discussant for the presentation will be David Klassen (NYU). Food and Beverages will be served. Papers will be circulated one week in advance. For a copy of the papers presented please email: lfc2129@columbia.edu

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Esteban Andrade by sending email to eaa2127@columbia.edu .

 
Professional Communication Skills
October 02, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-106

This course is designed to help build professional communication skills to manage interactions with internal and external customers. It will also enable you to apply communication and emotional intelligence skills to identify and anticipate difficult situations and to be proactive in handling them before they arise.

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop professional communication skills to manage interactions with internal and external customers
  • To enhance verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills
  • To strengthen Emotional Intelligence skills and understand the role of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in handling difficult situations
  • To apply communication and EI skills to identify and anticipate difficult situations and be proactive in handling them before they arise



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.
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Girls Empowered and Empowering - From Personal Activism to Social Activism: A Case Study From India
October 02, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
International Affairs Building, Room 1302

Study Hall Educational Foundation aims to bring the benefits of education to all levels of society throughout India by establishing primary and secondary schools, teacher training institutions, open school classes, vocational training programs and adult literacy programs. As president and CEO of the foundation, Urvashi Sahni has established three K-12 schools, serving 3,000 students including middle class urban children, disadvantaged girls from poor areas and rural children. She is also the co-founder and director of The Digital StudyHall, supported by an Ashoka fellowship, which extends the pedagogical practices developed by the foundation to rural and urban schools in Uttar Pradesh and throughout India. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in education from the University of California, Berkeley. She also received an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Lucknow, India and a B.A. in political science from the University of Pune, India. 

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilona Vinklerova by sending email to iv2105@columbia.edu .

 
APR Seminar: Eitan Bachmat (Ben Gurion University)
October 02, 2014 from 1:10 pm to 2:10 pm EDT
Mudd 303

Speaker: Eitan Bachmat, Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University.

Title: Airplane boarding, express lines, modular symmetries, lenses, soap bubbles and more.

Abstract: Airplane boarding is an operations research problem with high customer visibility. OR departments and management in airlines constantly experiment with boarding policies in an attempt to optimize the procedure. Recently, a couple of airlines experimented with the boarding policy which allows priority boarding to passengers with no carry on luggage to be placed in the overhead bins. We will try to analyze this policy. The policy is somewhat reminiscent of express line queues in supermarkets which also attempt to separate "fast" from "slow" ones. We note however that the analysis of express lines shares nothing with the analysis of airplane boarding which is based on Lorentzian (space-time) geometry. In this superficial analogy, the service time distribution at the supermarket counter is analogous to the aisle clearing time of a passenger in airplane boarding. We show that the effect of the distribution on express line queues is approximately the square of the (local) effect on airplane boarding. This means that we can transport the large body of work on express line queues to obtain approximation results on airplane boarding. In particular, there is a modular symmetry on distributions which preserves the effect on express line queues and roughly on airplane boarding as well. Regarding the question of who should go first, the slow or fast passengers, it turns out not to matter much. The optimal solution is related to the construction of thin lenses centered around soap bubbles in space-time geometry.

Bio: Eitan Bachmat earned a Master's degree in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a PhD in Mathematics from M.I.T. He later joined the Computer Science department at Ben-Gurion U. where he is still a faculty member today. Eitan works in the field of storage system design and performance analysis and has consulted to many companies in this field. He is an inventor on 34 US patents (more than academic papers) and has won 3 IBM faculty awards. In the last ten years he has also worked on express line queues and on airplane boarding queues. His first book "Mathematical adventures in performance analysis" will be published later this year by Birkhauser.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .

 
Fellowship Information Session for Dual BA & Joint Program Students
October 02, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Dual BA and Joint Degree Program students are invited to an information session that will cover a range of fellowship opportunities, the phases of the application process and the qualities that fellowships committees are seeking in their applicants.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Glenn Novarr by sending email to gn2206@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-3672.
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The Padwa Lecture - Corey Stephenson
October 02, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Morningside Campus Room 209 Havemeyer 3000 Broadway New York, NY 10027

THE PADWA LECTURE

“Visible light mediated catalysis”

Presented by Corey Stephenson, University of Michigan

Hosted by Tristan Lambert

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 4:30pm

1:30 – Meet the Speaker in room 328 Havemeyer
4:00 – Tea & Cookies in room 328 Havemeyer

4:30 – Seminar in room 209 Havemeyer

Single electron transfer (SET) processes – frequently utilized by Nature to activate its substrates – significantly enhance the reactivity of organic molecules. These SET reactions provide facile access to neutral radicals – reactive intermediates that are particularly attractive for use in complex settings as a consequence of their general lack of reactivity with polar functional groups. This lecture will describe the evolution of our general program focused on visible light mediated electron transfer catalysis, moving toward greater mechanistic understanding and utility in highly complex settings. Specifically, our approach toward the synthesis of alkaloid natural products and a strategy for room temperature degradation of lignin will be discussed.


Corey Stephenson was born in 1974 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Upon completion of secondary school in Collingwood, he began studies in chemistry at the University of Waterloo in the coop program. As part of this program, he was able to participate in internships in research labs at Apotex Inc., Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research and Astra Research Centre Montreal (now AstraZeneca). After graduation in 1998, he began graduate studies under the direction of Professor Peter Wipf at the University of Pittsburgh. His doctoral studies involved investigations into new C-C bond forming reactions of alkenylzirconocenes and cascade reaction sequences which were initiated by this bond formation. These new compounds were then utilized in a diversity-oriented approach to library synthesis and the methodologies implemented by the Pittsburgh CMLD.

Following his departure from Pittsburgh, he began post-doctoral studies at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich, Switzerland under the direction of Professor Erick M. Carreira. The focus of his research activities in Zürich was in the area of catalytic asymmetric synthesis and alkaloid total synthesis. In September 2007, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Boston University as an Assistant Professor and is a co-PI in the Center for Methodologies and Library Development (CMLD-BU). He was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in February, 2013. In July 2013, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan as Associate Professor of Chemistry.

Since joining the department in 2007 Corey has been the recipient of the Thieme Synlett/Synthesis Journal Award (2009), the Boehringer–Ingelheim New Investigator Award (2010), an NSF CAREER award (2011-2016), the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2011-2013), the Amgen Young Investigator Award (2011), the Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry (2012-2015), the Eli Lilly Grantee Award (2013-2015) the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2013) and the EROS Best Reagant Award (2014).


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

 
Susquehanna International Group Info Session
October 02, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Faculty House, Garden Room 2


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

 
The Post-Western World: Is There a Future for the Liberal Order?
October 02, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

A 2014 report published by the Transatlantic Academy on “Liberal Order in a Post-Western World,” examines the future of the international order constructed by the West after World War II and centering on liberal democracy, industrial capitalism, secular nationalism, and open trade. It analyzes how emerging powers (including China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria) view this liberal order and how they want to modify it in ways which advance their interests and preferences.

This event is an opportunity for faculty and students to engage with practitioners and scholars of the Transatlantic Academy on the future of global governance and to compare notes on conceptual and policy-oriented approaches around the world.

Speakers:

Michael Leigh, Transatlantic Academy

Christina Lin, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Jan-Werner Mueller, Princeton University

Kateryna Pishchikova, Cornell University

May-Britt Stumbaum, Free University of Berlin

Chair:

Jean-Louis Cohen, Columbia University

 

Discussants:

Bruce Kogut, Columbia University

Jack Snyder, Columbia University

Cynthia Roberts, Columbia University

Chair:

Victoria de Grazia, Columbia University

Co-sponsored by the Blinken European Institute and the Transatlantic Academy.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Samantha Amazan by sending email to sa3268@columbia.edu or by calling 44618.
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Hawaii: Ivy Pau Hana
October 02, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Honolulu, HI

Meet old friends and new from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, Northwestern, Stanford, Thunderbird, University of California, University of Hawaii, University of Pennsylvania, and more!

Happy Hour specials, prizes, and raffles!

Kindly RSVP to YoungAlumniHI@gmail.com by September 28.

Questions? Please email Nancy Chen at nancyhonolulu@gmail.com.

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

 
The Process of Purchasing a Property
October 02, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, 516 W. 112th St.- between Amsterdam and Broadway (Between “Lionsgate” apartments and Christian Science Reading Room)

Real estate experts will provide a step-by-step guide to home ownership, while answering all the questions about purchasing various types of properties (co-ops, condos, and houses).  What type of property is right for me?  How and where do I begin looking?  What are the costs associated with home/apartment ownership?  What happens at closing? 

Presenters: Two real estate brokers.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Work/Life by sending email to worklife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9180.
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An Intimate Conversation with Dede Gardner CC'90, acclaimed film producer and president of Plan B Entertainment
October 02, 2014 from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

Join Dede Gardner CC'90, the President of Plan B Entertainment and producer of the Academy Award-Winning film 12 Years a Slave, in an intimate conversation with students and alumni. This is a rare opportunity to hear from a leading female producer.

5:45 Doors open, light refreshments available
6:15 Program begins
7:15 Program ends

Please- no photography.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .

 
An Intimate Conversation with Dede Gardner CC'90
October 02, 2014 from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm EDT
Faculty Room, Low Library

Join us for a conversation with Dede Gardner CC’90, producer of 12 Years a Slave


Dede Gardner CC’90, producer of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture 12 Years a Slave and president of Plan B Entertainment, joins alumni and students for an intimate conversation where she will explore her acclaimed body of work and journey as a filmmaker. 


Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:45 p.m. // Doors open, light refreshments available
6:15 p.m. // Program begins
7:15 p.m. // Program ends
Faculty Room, Low Library 

 

Register here.

Please, no photography.


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

 
GEP Info Session
October 02, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Center for Career Education, Conference Room


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

 
VMware Info Session
October 02, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Schapiro Center, Room 750


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

 
Composer Portraits: Chou Wen-Chung, Columbia Alumni Center
October 02, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

CAA Arts Access has teamed up with Columbia's Miller Theatre to bring you an exclusive from composer Chou Wen-chung.

Please join us at the Columbia Alumni Center prior to the show to hear Dr. Fred Lerdahl, Fritz Reiner Professor of Music at Columbia University, speak about the artist and the impact of his work.

Following the talk, join your fellow alumni to hear a retrospective of his monumental work at Miller Theatre at 8pm. This exclusive talk and discount tickets (20% off at $20) are being offered through CAA Arts Access.

CAA Arts Access Members receive a special discount for this event!

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Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .

 
CAA Arts Access Event - Composer Portraits: Chou Wen-chung at Miller Theatre
October 02, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

CAA Arts Access has teamed up with Columbia's Miller Theatre to bring you an exclusive from composer Chou Wen-chung. Please join us at the Columbia Alumni Center prior to the show to hear Dr. Fred Lerdahl, Fritz Reiner Professor of Music at Columbia University, speak about the artist and the impact of his work.CAA Arts Access Members receive a special discount for this event!

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

 
CAA Arts Access Event - Composer Portraits: Chou Wen-chung at Miller Theatre
October 02, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

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

 
American Banlieue: Race, Diplomacy, and U.S. Policy Toward Europe’s Muslims
October 02, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Are Europe’s Muslims America’s problem? Since the French riots of 2005, American policymakers have expressed concern that racial and ethnic tensions in France—and Western Europe more broadly—will lead to the balkanization and weakening of European allies.

Hisham Aidi examines American efforts to integrate Muslims in Europe, and the various initiatives launched by the US government to disseminate the American model of integration and “diversity management.” Hisham Aidi’s research interests include the politics of globalization, north-south relations, and social movements. His latest book is Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.

 
Liberalism and Its Critics with Fred Siegel, Eric Foner CC'63, Ira Katznelson, Anne Kornhauser, and Judith Stein
October 02, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm EDT
New York, NY



In his recent book The Revolt Against the Masses, Frederick Siegel indicts modern American liberalism for elitism toward ordinary Americans, their values and culture, and blames liberals for many of the problems plaguing American Society today. Taking off from Siegel's book, the panelists will respond to his critique, discuss liberalism's history, and evaluate its future prospects.

Participants

Fred Siegel
Scholar in Residence
St. Francis College in Brooklyn

Eric Foner CC'63
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University

Ira Katznelson
Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History
Columbia University

Anne Kornhauser
Assistant Professor of History
City College of New York, City University of New York

Judith Stein
Distinguished Professor of History
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .

 
Liberalism and Its Critics
October 02, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

In his recent book The Revolt Against the Masses, Frederick Siegel indicts modern American liberalism for elitism toward ordinary Americans, their values and culture, and blames liberals for many of the problems plaguing American Society today. Taking off from Siegel's book, the panelists will respond to his critique, discuss liberalism's history..

Participants

Fred Siegel
Scholar in Residence
St. Francis College in Brooklyn

Eric Foner CC'63
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University

Ira Katznelson
Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History
Columbia University

Anne Kornhauser
Assistant Professor of History
City College of New York, City University of New York

Judith Stein
Distinguished Professor of History
The Graduate Center, City University of New York


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Nicholas Obourn by sending email to heymancenter@columbia.edu .

 
What's Left of the Left: Latin American Left in the 21st Century
October 02, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 802

A talk with Tony Spanakos of Montclair State University, Associate Professor of Political Science and Law.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email to dl2714@columbia.edu .

 
Trans-Atlantic Celebrity: H.G Wells, Elinor Glyn, and Sarah Bernhardt
October 02, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus The Studio@Butler Library

In this talk, three Columbia Professors will discuss three 19th-century European artists whose work had a large influence on literature and film in the Belle Époque.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Nicholas Obourn by sending email to heymancenter@columbia.edu .

 
Cinema Thursday: La Grande Illusion
October 02, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

La Grande Illusion

 Jean Renoir, 1937, 114 min.

In French with English subtitles

Presented by Antoine Compagnon, Columbia French Department

In this classic film, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a fortress which seems impossible to escape from.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to lrl2787@columbia.edu .

 
Composer Portraits: Chou Wen-chung
October 02, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Miller Theatre

Chou Wen-chung has played a vital role in the confluence of Eastern and Western musical traditions. Born in Yantai, Chou moved to New York to study at Columbia, where he later joined the faculty himself, mentoring important next-generation Chinese composers such as Tan Dun, Bright Sheng, and Zhou Long. He was a lifelong protégé of Edgard Varčse.

This Portrait spans from the “frenzied explosions of percussion madness” (New York Times) of Echoes from the Gorge to a string quartet commissioned in response to Bach’s Art of Fugue.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Miller Theatre by sending email to miller-arts@columbia.edu or by calling (212)-854-7799.

 
Autumn Session 3
October 02, 2014 from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus (116th and Broadway). 227 MUDD.

Interested in becoming a bartender or want to learn how to make hundreds of drinks? Impress your friends or potential employers through our School of Mixology, learning the skills and knowledge it takes to be a great bartender. The Columbia Bartending Agency is one of the few Schools that teach using real alcohol, so you can drink your own creations (provided you are 21+). And with an unbeatable price, why learn anywhere else?

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jemille Bailey by sending email to cbamanager@columbiabartending.com or by calling 3106636907.
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Autumn Session 3 (#2)
October 02, 2014 from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus (116th and Broadway). 227 MUDD.

Interested in becoming a bartender or want to learn how to make hundreds of drinks? Impress your friends or potential employers through our School of Mixology, learning the skills and knowledge it takes to be a great bartender. The Columbia Bartending Agency is one of the few Schools that teach using real alcohol, so you can drink your own creations (provided you are 21+). And with an unbeatable price, why learn anywhere else?

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jemille Bailey by sending email to cbamanager@columbiabartending.com or by calling 3106636907.
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Asia Pacific 2015 Summer Internship Application Deadline for Tokyo
October 03, 2014, All Day Event
Apply Online.

Are you interested in speaking with our APAC Campus Recruiters ahead of our recruitment process to discuss timelines, the application process and summer programs? We will be hosting virtual Q&A sessions on a weekly basis starting from October 6 to November 10. You can attend the sessions remotely through your PC/Laptop. They will be similar so please sign up for the one that works for you. Meeting details will be emailed to the registered participants closer to the event.


The above events are open to undergraduates and Master’s students graduating between December 2015 and June 2016. Students from ALL MAJORS (especially non-finance majors) are invited to apply.


2015 Summer Internship Application Deadline for Tokyo: October 3, 2014


2015 Summer Internship Application Deadline for Hong Kong and Singapore: November 13, 2014


To learn about our programs and apply online, please visit www.credit-suisse.com/careers


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Anjo Lau by sending email to anjo.lau@credit-suisse.com .

 
IDSE Online Information Session
October 03, 2014 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am EDT
Online

Join us for our Online Information Session. This session will include an overview of the Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences and the future MS in Data Science programs, admissions criteria, financial aid and student life! To register, please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3090088730031462401

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

 
Retirement Planning Workshop
October 03, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, Studebaker Building, 622 West 132nd Street, Room 469

These workshops are specifically for people age 40 or older and are designed to help you make decisions about your retirement planning and personal finances.

The following topic areas will be covered in the workshops:

  • Health Benefits During Retirement and Introduction to Retirement Planning
  • Retirement Income Sources
  • Investments Discussion
  • Estate Planning, Distribution of Assets and Federal Gift & Estate Tax


  


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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Fifth Annual Consortium for Asian and African Studies: Asia and Africa Across Disciplinary and National Lines
From October 03, 2014 at 9:15 am through October 04, 2014 at 6:15 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 918

A two-day workshop focused on Asia and Africa that will address a wide range of themes across disciplinary and national lines. Registration required. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Center for International History, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of History, the Harriman Institute, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Institute for African Studies, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mack by sending email to lem2111@columbia.edu .

 
APAM Research Conference
October 03, 2014 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214

APAM faculty, staff and students are invited to the APAM Department Research Conference every Friday morning during the academic year.

The lecture series features faculty talks in the Fall semester and graduate student talks in the Spring semester.


Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"Climate influences on hurricanes and on tornadoes: any commonalities?"
&
Irving Herman, Solid State Physics
"Nanocrystals, Graphene, and Life"

Andrew Cole, Fall 2014 Coordinator

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.

 
Making the Most of Your Columbia Experience - Workshop for New Students in 3-2 Combined Programs
October 03, 2014 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
Center for Career Education Conference Room (East Campus, Lower Level)

Welcome to Columbia! Attend this workshop to learn how to best equip yourself for your future career during your junior year. In this workshop, we will cover information regarding Science, Technology, Engineering specific career information and recruiting timelines, Columbia-specific and industry resources. Regardless of your post graduation plans, this workshop will help you develop a plan to gain relevant industry experience or pursue graduate school. Co-Sponsored by CCE, 2016 Engineering Student Councils and the Center for Student Advising.

Casual attire.

Registration required in advance

Resume required? No

Eligibility: This event is open to all undergraduate students in dual bachelor degree programs.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gerald Tang by sending email to gt2257@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5609.
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GSAS Teaching Center Workshop: Incorporating Video into Class Activities
October 03, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus 208 Butler Library

How is video helping instructors to improve lecture and intensify student learning? In this session, we'll discuss models of incorporating instructor-selected video into classroom activities. Participants will learn best practices for collecting video to use in teaching; referencing video in lecture and other presentations; and incorporating it into web environments for students to reference, annotate, and incorporate into multimedia essays.

After an overview session and a pizza lunch, a lab will provide hands-on practice in organizing a video collection, embedding video into CourseWorks and presentation slides, collecting videos in Mediathread, and annotating selections of video to use in class.

This workshop is in the Teaching With Video track. See information about this workshop track and certification on the GSAS Teaching Center website.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GSAS Teaching Center by sending email to gsas-teachingcenter@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0210.
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Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
October 03, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214

Prof. Seiichiro Higashi
Hiroshima University

"Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing and Layer Transfer Technique for Thin-Film Device Fabrication on Glass and Plastic Substrates"

Abstract: Crystalline growth from melt during micro-thermal-plasma-jet (μ-TPJ) irradiation to amorphous silicon (a-Si) film has been directly observed by high-speed camera. Long lateral growth perpendicular to the oval-shaped liquid-solid interface results in formation of random grain boundaries (GBs). Introduction of strip pattern markedly reduces random GBs and enables single-crystalline growth at predetermined channel regions. N- and p-channel thin-film transistors (TFTs) showed high performance and small characteristic variability, and operation of 8-bit shift register at a supply voltage of 5V with the clock frequency of 50 MHz has been achieved. In addition, we propose a local layer transfer technique utilizing meniscus force of water, which enables formation of single-crystalline silicon (100) layer on glass and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrates. High mobility TFTs of 1076 and 609 cm2V-1s-1, respectively, have been successfully fabricated on each substrate.

Biography: Professor Higashi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees of physics from Kyushu University, in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree of electrical engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2001.

He joined Seiko Epson Corporation in 1992 and he designed driver-integrated high definition liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for projectors. Then he involved in development of low-temperature processed polycrystalline silicon thin-film transistor (poly-Si TFT) for large area applications. He was a group leader for the researches of excimer laser crystallization of amorphous silicon films, formation of high quality gate SiO2 films by PECVD, and process integration for high performance poly-Si TFT fabrication.

He joined Hiroshima University in 2003 and has developed a novel crystallization technique using atmospheric pressure thermal plasma jet (TPJ). This rapid annealing technique has been applied to TFT fabrication and a high mobility of 520 cm2V-1s-1 and CMOS operation have been achieved. He also invented noncontact temperature measurement technique with millisecond time resolution using a probe laser. These techniques have been applied to impurity activation for ultra shallow junction (USJ) formation, densification of low-temperature-deposited SiO2 films, and formation of silicon nanocrystals embedded in SiO2 matrix for non-volatile memory applications. More recently, he has proposed a novel layer transfer technique of single-crystalline Si to plastic substrates utilizing meniscus force of water. His group has succeeded fabrication of TFTs on PET substrate with a record mobility of 609 cm2V-1s-1 under 130C process. He authored and coauthored more than 100 papers.

Host: James Im


Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services at 212-854-2388 at least 10 days in advance of the event.



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact James Im by sending email to ji12@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8341.

 
GIS - Introduction to GIS
October 03, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
DSSC Data Service, 215 Lehman Library

Hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI ArcGIS software.

An introduction to data models, spatial analysis, projections, finding data, and working with your own data. There are also two hands-on exercises using ArcGIS software.

Registration opens one week before workshop date


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jeremiah Trinidad-Christensen by sending email to jt2118@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-6012.
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Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lecture
October 03, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Davis Auditorium, Shapiro CESPR

Software Defined Networking for the Cloud October 3, 2014 11:00am-12:00pm Davis Auditorium Speaker: Albert Greenberg, Director of Networking, Microsoft Azure Abstract Over the past several years, the stunning growth of the Cloud has changed literally everything in networking. At Microsoft, we have developed and deployed totally new network infrastructure to handle the scale and agility of cloud services, creating virtual networks that on shared infrastructure behave as if dedicated to individual customers. I will discuss the problems and the approach to the solutions. A takeaway is that the action in Software Defined Networking (SDN) is in the host. Speaker Bio Albert Greenberg is the Director of Networking Development at Microsoft Azure, where he leads development of cloud networking services and technologies for both logical and physical data center networking. Albert joined Microsoft Research in 2007, where he worked on data center networks, cloud service infrastructure, enterprise network management, and monitoring. Albert joined Microsoft after many years at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs Research, where he was an Executive Director and AT&T Fellow, and where he helped build the systems and tools for engineering and managing AT&T's networks. Albert is an ACM Fellow.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Rodriguez by sending email to jr3056@columbia.edu .

 
Two Sigma Info Session
October 03, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Mudd, Computer Science Lounge


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

 
Genetics and Development Student Seminar Series
October 03, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
HHSC 312

Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Friday Seminar Series


The Mechanism of Notch Activation by Epsin-Mediated Ligand Endocytosis in Drosophila

                      

Paul Langridge

Struhl Lab

 

 

12:00 Noon

HHSC 312

Friday, October 3, 2014

 

 Pizza will be served at 12:00


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Mesa by sending email to jm3119@columbia.edu .

 
Engineering Job Search for Seniors in the 3-2 Combined Plan Program
October 03, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Center for Career Education Conference Room (East Campus, Lower Level)

3.2 Combined Plan SEAS Seniors! Join us for this workshop to plan for your senior year! 

In this workshop, we will help you to plan for your senior year by reviewing Engineering specific career information and recruiting timelines, Columbia-specific and industry resources. Regardless of your post graduation plans, this workshop will help you develop a strategy to seek employment or pursue graduate school. Co-Sponsored by CCE and the Center for Student Advising.

Casual attire.

Registration required in advance

Resume required? No

Eligibility: This event is open to all undergraduate students in dual bachelor degree programs.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gerald Tang by sending email to gt2257@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5609.
Register

 
ASEAN Centrality and the U.S.-ASEAN Economic Partnership
October 03, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Kent Hall, Room 403

This Brown Bag Lecture features Michael G. Plummer, Eni Professor of International Economics and Director of the SAIS Europe, Johns Hopkins University along with moderator Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Scholar at Weatherhead East Asian Institute of Columbia University. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mack by sending email to lem2111@columbia.edu .