Position: Istvan Deak 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 .

 
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.

 
Race Matters But Not How You Think It Does!: The Psychology of How Stereotypes Affect How We Live, Work, Play and Pray
From October 14, 2014 at 10:30 am EDT through December 03, 2014 at 11:30 pm EST
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 .

 
Active Leadership for New Managers
From October 17, 2014 at 9:00 am through October 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm EDT
Schapiro Conference Room 8th Floor Columbia Alumni Center 622 West 113th Street (between Broadway & Riverside)

The Active Leadership program provides the concepts and the practices of Leadership to help managers effectively develop, coach, empower and lead their teams to higher levels of performance, both in their current position and for their career development at Columbia University.  Active Leadership also prepares managers for holding ongoing career growth and developmental coaching conversations with their staff.

Recent studies confirm the leader is the prime factor for creating a productive work environment and contributing to higher staff retention. 

Description
Benefits of the program:

  • Improved knowledge and skills for effectively developing, coaching, empowering and leading others to getting results and advancing their career at Columbia University Alumni Relations & Development.
  • Increased confidence and capability for handling difficult and challenging situations. 
  • Increased leadership effectiveness in assigning goals, reviewing progress and providing meaningful feedback to staff.
  • Provides a consistent coaching and development model that can be used with staff in any situation
  • Enables managers to differentiate the levels and types of coaching required for all staff in their department

Program Length
The Active Leadership Program is a 1.5-day classroom experience, with a leadership survey before attending the classroom.

NOTE: Day 1 is on October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Day 2 is on October 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

COST: There is a charge back cost of $700.00 to your department for taking this course. Please discuss this with your manager prior to registering.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jason Harris by sending email to jh3385@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9857.
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SCE Alumni/Columbi Faculty & Staff Appreciation Drop-In Reception
From October 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm through October 28, 2014 at 8:00 am EDT
Columbia Alumni Center, Kings Room 1st floor - 622 W 113th St

SCE Alumni/Columbia Faculty & Staff Appreciation Drop-In Reception Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 Time: Open House Lunch noon – 1:30 PM Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Time: Open House Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

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

 
London: Columbia Business School Alumni Club of London Angel Investors Networking Breakfast
October 21, 2014 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am EDT
London

Three companies will be selected for a short pitch (applications accepted until October 10). Referrals are welcome.

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

 
Morningside Faculty and Staff Orientation: Welcome Program
October 21, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Manhattanville 622 West 132nd Street Studebaker 469

Welcome to Columbia University! During Orientation you will receive information to help you more effectively navigate Columbia University as a new member of our community.

 

Orientation includes representatives from Central HR, Work/Life Office, Environmental Stewardship, Environmental Health & Safety, Research and Public Safety. The session concludes with a representative from Benefits where you will learn about all of your Benefits options and have the opportunity to discuss your benefit questions to a member of the HR Benefits team.

 

Please note, we start the program promptly at 9am with an engaging group activity so please arrive on time. You can anticipate Orientation can last up to 1 pm so please plan accordingly.

 

Continental breakfast will be served. 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sasha Goluskin by sending email to sng2125@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2816.
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Press Ganey Reporting
October 21, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-103

This course is intended for managers and will provide an overview of patient satisfaction reporting, including a tutorial on generating reports through Press Ganey Online.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the patient satisfaction survey tool and scoring methodology
  • Educate Managers and Administrators about the patient satisfaction data and comment reports available in PGO
  • Ensure that Managers and Administrators have access to the Press Ganey Online database  
  • Practice creating and saving customized report queries 

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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Human Rights and Migrant Workers: Global Challenges and Promises
October 21, 2014 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

International migration is growing in volume and complexity. Differentiated demographic and income trends are adding to migratory pressures, and environmental factors such as climate change are becoming strong drivers of migration within, and across, borders. Twenty years ago, south-to-north migration predominated. Today, south-to-south and south-to-north migration equally represent a third of the global migrant stock. This represents enormous benefits, but also serious human rights challenges.

11:00 – 11:30 Opening session
Introduction and welcome:
•    Elazar Barkan, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Keynote remarks:
•    François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

11:30 – 13:00 Panel I: Human Rights and Migration: Ethics or Realpolitik?
•    Chair: Dirk Salomons, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
•    Michele LeVoy, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
•    Emily Tucker, The Center for Popular Democracy
•    Michele Klein Solomon, International Organization for Migration

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Panel II: Safe, Fair, Orderly and Regular Migration
•    Chair: Michael Doyle, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
•    Gregory A. Maniatis, Migration Policy Institute
•    Ryszard Cholewinski, International Labor Organization
•    Pietro Mona, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:15 Panel III: A Gender-responsive Approach to Migration and Development
•    Chair: Lindsay Stark, Columbia University Medical Center
•    Nisha Varia, Human Rights Watch
•    Yasmine Ergas, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
•    Gloria Moreno-Fontes, International Labor Organization

17:15 Closing Reception, wine and cheese will be served


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Isabela Pereira Cunha by sending email to icp2122@columbia.edu .
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Cuba's Challenge: Foreign Financial Restrictions on the Cuban Economy
October 21, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 802

Dr. Marlén Sánchez is an economist at the Center of International Economic Research at the University of Havana, where she is a specialist in International Finance. Cuba has experienced substantial decline in its external finance as a result of its deficit in the balance of payments, its lack of reserves, its high foreign debt, its credit qualification and the limited diversification of official financing sources. In the context, what might be the role of the international and regional multilateral banks? What are the main obstacles?

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email to Dl2714@columbia.edu .

 
CCNMTL rewirED Series @ CUMC: PRODUCE the Media
October 21, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Medical Center Campus Hammer Health Sciences Building HSC 202A

Welcome to CCNMTL's rewirED series; a place to discuss how Columbia faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can harness the power of technology to make learning environments as effective as possible.

This week we will discuss how video can be used as an effective instructional tool. We'll address these questions: Is video mainly for content delivery? What are other ways that video can be used in our courses? What are some best practices for creating effective educational video content? What software and equipment is required for educational video creation?

An optional hands-on open lab will follow this discussion from 1-2 pm. Educational technologists will be on hand to guide you through the process of customizing your own blended learning environment; one that meets your needs, goals, and objectives.

We'll provide the technology, you bring your ideas, and together we'll continue the blended learning conversation.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact CCNMTL by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.
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IEOR-DRO Seminar - Fernando Bernstein (Duke)
October 21, 2014 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Uris 332

SPEAKER: Fernando Bernstein (Duke)

 

TITLE: Using Product Rotation to Induce Purchases from Strategic Consumers

 

ABSTRACT: Dynamic product rotation is perceived as a useful lever to increase sales. The effect over individual customers is, however, unclear: more choice in the future may induce customers to postpone a purchase if the current offer is not sufficiently appealing, hoping to buy a better product in the future; however, visiting a store to learn about a new product may be costly, thereby diminishing the value of product updates. We propose and analyze a model of strategic customer behavior in the face of a rotating product offering. We find that the customers’ visit and purchase decisions follow a relatively simple structure: a customer should visit the store only when a new product has been introduced and purchase this product if the value it provides is higher than a threshold. We then use this structure to examine the retailer’s product rotation strategy. Interestingly, the choice of products offered to strategic consumers may be higher or lower than that offered to myopic consumers (who buy the first item that fits their needs). This is because myopic consumers are satisfied with relatively fewer changes, while strategic consumers tend to become more demanding as the number of future products increases. The behavior of strategic customers sometimes deters the retailer from changing the product offers too frequently, while other times it provides an incentive for more variety. We also examine the effects of customer heterogeneity, customer discounting and revenue derived from store traffic.


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

 
Inequalities in Health and Inequalities in Income: Themes from The Great Escape
October 21, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus School of Social Work Concourse Level (Ground Floor), Room 05,

ABOUT: In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton—one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty—tells the remarkable story of how, starting 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a guide to addressing the well-being of all nations. In this talk, Deaton will explore a myriad of themes from the book. Click here to learn more about The Great Escape. 

WHO: Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His many books include The Analysis of Household Surveys and Economics and Consumer Behavior. He is a past president of the American Economic Association.  



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Terrell Frazier by sending email to tf2292@columbia.edu .

 
Inequalities in Health and Inequalities in Income: Themes from The Great Escape
October 21, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus School of Social Work Concourse Level (Ground Floor), Room 05,

ABOUT: In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton—one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty—tells the remarkable story of how, starting 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a guide to addressing the well-being of all nations. In this talk, Deaton will explore a myriad of themes from the book. Click here to learn more about The Great Escape. 

WHO: Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His many books include The Analysis of Household Surveys and Economics and Consumer Behavior. He is a past president of the American Economic Association.  



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Terrell Frazier by sending email to tf2292@columbia.edu .

 
APR Seminar: Daryl Daley (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne)
October 21, 2014 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
Havemeyer 209

Title: Asymptotic variance rate of birth--death processes with queueing applications

Abstract: The simplest queue  M/M/1/K  with finite waiting-room of size  K  is an example of a birth--death process which, in its stationary regime, exhibits curious behavior: over a large time interval  (0,t]  the number of customers output  N(0,t]  has variance \approx mean  = E[N(0,t] ], except when the arrival rate and service rate are equal, when the ratio {var N(0,t]}/E[N(0,t] ]  \approx 2/3 (Nazarathy and Weiss, 2008).  Loosely, the result persists in many-server systems (the limit is no longer exactly 2/3 ).  It also persists in the counting process of deaths, and even of thinned deaths, in more general birth--death processes (e.g. the served customers in an  M/M/s/(K, rneg)  queue with reneging behavior, though, seemingly, only if there is also blocking).  We have only a crude intuitive understanding of what underlies this second-order phenomenon in the neighborhood of a critical point. 

Bio: Daryl Daley is an Applied Probabilist, born and educated in Melbourne, now retired but again associated with the University of Melbourne after Ph.D. study in Cambridge and spending most of his career at the Australian National University.  He is best known as co-author with David Vere-Jones of "An Introduction to the Theory of Point Processes" (two vols).

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

 
Genetics & Development Seminar Series
October 21, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm EDT
HHSC 312

 Pax6: Master control gene of eye or anterior head development?

 
 Markus Friedrich, Ph.D.

 

 Full Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Wayne State University

 

 

 Tuesday, October 21, 2014

4:00 PM

Room 312 HHSC

 

  Host: Andrew Tomlinson

(at41@columbia.edu)


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

 
Earth Institute Practicum; The Columbia Water Center
October 21, 2014 from 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Union Theological Seminary, Room 207

The Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education MSSM Practicum present The Columbia Water Center with Upmanu Lall, Director, Columbia Water Center, Columbia University.

The Columbia Water Center, in collaboration with other Earth Institute units and external partners, is leading intellectual inquiry into the assessment, understanding and resolution of the potentially global crisis of freshwater scarcity. Founded in 2008, the Water Center was established for the purpose of studying the diminishing levels of fresh water and creating innovative sustainable and global solutions. The Columbia Water Center engages in diverse projects worldwide--from helping in-need communities design and build appropriate water infrastructure development, to applied regional climate modeling and prediction, to research and policy recommendations on the intersection between water science and public policy.

The Earth Institute Practicum is designed to be a broad survey of the applications of frontier research to the practice of sustainable development and environmental policy. 

The Practicum is a dynamic forum featuring a different lecture each week by the directors or lead researchers representing various units from across the Earth Institute. Each week the guest lecturer will present the applications of their research and discuss the policy implications.

To RSVP for this event please contact Nathan Rudder at nrudder@ei.columbia.edu.

For more information on Earth Institute education programs, please click EDUCATION.

For more information on the Earth Institute visit earth.columbia.edu.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Nathan Rudder by sending email to nrudder@ei.columbia.edu .

 
Umpire or Empire? American Foreign Relations in World History
October 21, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House

The Columbia University Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society presents

UMPIRE OR EMPIRE? AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS IN WORLD HISTORY

A talk by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Free & open to the public

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman is the Dwight E. Stanford Chair in U.S. Foreign Relations at San Diego State University. A historian and novelist, she is the author most recently of American Umpire (Harvard, 2013). Her previous nonfiction books include The Rich Neighbor Policy: Rockefeller and Kaiser in Brazil (Yale, 1992), which won the Allan Nevins Prize and the Stuart Bernath Award, and All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s (Harvard, 1998). She is co-editor of Major Problems in American History with Edward Blum. Her recent novel, Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War, won the 2009 San Diego Book Award for "Best Historical Fiction" and Director's Mention for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. She recently served two terms as a member of the Historical Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of State, and the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

An optional dinner directly follows the talk. All are welcome to come. We will dine in Faculty House at 6:30 pm. Meals, buffet style, cost $25 (payment by check only). Please sign up for dinner at saw2156@columbia.edu and provide two days’ notice if you cannot attend.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Stephen Wertheim by sending email to saw2156@columbia.edu .

 
Morgan Stanley Student Ambassador Panel
October 21, 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 .

 
American Express Digital Webinar
October 21, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Webinar.

American Express will be highlighting internship opportunities through a series of webinars taking place from October 20 – 29. Senior leaders will highlight how each of the functions below play a significant role at American Express. Students will also get the chance to hear from former summer interns and how their internship work has impacted their teams today.

Attend this session to learn more about internship opportunities in Digital at American Express.
 
Become part of the digital transformation and help revolutionize the financial services industry for a living. Learn more about the Digital team at American Express and you’ll realize opportunities across business development, digital marketing, and product development.

For more information and to register, click here.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact American Express by sending email to campusrecruitment@aexp.com .

 
Affording an Independent School Education: Tuition and Financial Aid
October 21, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway (Between “Lionsgate” apartments and the Christian Science Reading Room)

Learn about the factors that financial aid officers consider in allocating an independent school’s financial aid budget.

Presenter:  Deborah Ashe, Director, School & Child Care Search Service


 
Music at St. Paul's featuring Inmost Calm: a concert of sacred song
October 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus St. Paul's Chapel

"Inmost Calm" ~ a concert of sacred song


Soprano Lisa Daehlin
Pianist Richard Pearson Thomas

Featuring the music of Barber, Dvorak, Grieg, Malotte, Ravel, others.

https://lisadaehlin.wordpress.com/


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Andrew Lynch by sending email to ajl2200@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0480.

 
Removal of Criminals? The Massive Deportations of Mexican Migrants from the U.S.
October 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

In addition to detaining and deporting migrants during undocumented border crossings, the U.S. government has removed more than two million Mexican from the interior of the country since 2003 using the argument that many of them are criminals. This presentation analyzes whether these migrants have committed serious crimes other than having undocumented status. Rafael Alarcón is an internationally renowned sociologist, the author, most recently, of Mobile Human Capital: Skilled Immigrants in the Booming Times of Silicon Valley, and currently a visiting Tinker Professor at Barnard College.

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

 
Vietnam: Ivy League Networking
October 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Saigon, Vietnam

Please join Harvard, Wharton, Yale and Cornell Alumni next week on Tuesday in Saigon, we hope we can make a strong showing for Columbia Alumni and look at further opportunities to co-host events both in Saigon and Hanoi with the other Ivy League schools.

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

 
Class of 1975 Reunion Committee Conference Call
October 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
TBD

Alumni in the Class of 1975 are invited to participate in the planning process of their 40th reunion, which will be held in New York City Thursday, May 29–Sunday, May 31, 2015. Please join the reunion committee at its next planning meeting.

Teleconferencing information will be emailed to attendees a few days before the event.

Please contact Coreen Boothe for more information or if you have any questions.

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

 
Atlanta: Lecture and Dinner with Journalism Professor and Dean Emeritus Nicholas Lemann
October 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Atlanta, GA

Join CCOA for an evening with the former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism Nicholas Lemann. Professor Lemann focuses on Ethics, Trends in Journalism, of History of Communications. He has published five books, most recently "Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War" (2006); "The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy" (1999), which helped lead to a major reform of the SAT; and "The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America" (1991), which won several book prizes. He has written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and Slate. Costs: $30 with paid CCOA membership for 2014. $40 for guests or alums without paid 2014 CCOA membership. Membership for 2014 is $30. The event will include a light dinner, nonalcoholic beverages, and valet parking. There will be a cash bar for all other beverages. RSVP: http://atlanta.alumni.columbia.edu/calendar Info: Roxann Smithers, CC'99 LAW'02 rss48@columbia.edu or 404-696-3468. You can join (and pay for events) online at http://atlanta.alumni.columbia.edu. You can also mail a check payable to “Columbia Club of Atlanta” and mail to 6257 Sawtooth Oak Ct, SE, Mableton, Georgia 30126. Please make sure to indicate the purpose of the payment and provide your contact information for the membership database.

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

 
"Knowledge is the Beginning"
October 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus The Italian Academy

The "Senza Frontiere" Film Festival, the Italian Academy and the Heyman Center for the Humanities present a screening of
"KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING"

Paul Smaczny’s, 2005 Emmy-winning documentary on Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said’s youth orchestra of musicians who are Israeli, Palestinian and from countries across the Middle East.

Followed by discussion with members of the "West-Eastern Divan Orchestra", Mariam Said (VP of the Barenboim-Said Foundation) and Fiamma Arditi (Founder and Chair of the "Senza Frontiere" Film Festival, Italy)


Free and open to the public. Register at www.italianacademy.columbia.edu
Organized by Fiamma Arditi

“This is not a simple feel-good story…Rather the film is almost an instruction manual of how much cultural good can be done in the worst of political times.” –"The Boston Globe"

In 1999, the Israeli Jewish conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim and the Palestinian literary theorist Edward Said founded the West-Eastern Divan as a workshop for Israeli, Palestinian and other Arab musicians. “With his documentary portrait "Knowledge is the Beginning", filmmaker Paul Smaczny chronicles the pair's awe-inspiring accomplishments,” writes Nathan Southern in the "NY Times". Within the workshop, individuals who had interacted with each other only through the prism of war found themselves living and working together as equals. As they listened to each other during rehearsals and discussions, they traversed deep political and ideological divides. Though this experiment in coexistence was intended as a one-time event, it quickly evolved into a legendary orchestra. The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is named after a collection of poems by Goethe inspired by the Persian poet Hafiz.

Following the screening, the workshop and its continuing relevance to contemporary life will be discussed by special guests Mariam Said (VP of the Barenboim-Said Foundation), Fiamma Arditi (founder and Chair of the "Senza Frontiere" Film Festival, a series partly inspired by this documentary) and several musicians from the West-Eastern Divan orchestra.

Biographies

Fiamma Arditi is an Italian writer and journalist who lives and works in New York. She writes for the Italian daily paper "La Stampa" and recently published the book, "Buongiorno Palestina" with Fazi Editore. In 2008, she founded "Senza Frontiere-Without Borders", an international film festival dedicated to films and documentaries that seek to embrace our common humanity.

Mariam C. Said together with Daniel Barenboim, is a major force behind the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (WEDO) and serves as the Vice President of the Barenboim-Said Foundation USA. Mrs. Said serves on the boards of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin, Palestine, and ArteEast, a New York-based international non-profit organization that supports and promotes artists from the Middle East and its Diasporas. She is a founding member of the board of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of North America of the American University of Beirut. She is also an active participant in Senza Frontiere (Without Borders), a group that evaluates and recommends films for their summer film festival in Italy. In 2009, Mrs. Said published the critically acclaimed memoir "A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman", by her mother Wadad Makdisi Cortas.

Institutions

The "Senza Frontiere" (Without Borders) Film Festival, Italy is a dedicated to screening films that embrace our common humanity. The festival, founded by Fiamma Arditi in 2008, and inspired by the film, "Knowledge is the Beginning" is created to present the work of filmmakers who tell powerful individual stories, which transcend mental and physical borders.

The Barenboim-Said Foundation supports a number of music education programs in Palestine and Israel: the Barenboim-Said Music Centre and the Edward W. Said Music Kindergarten in Ramallah, and the Barenboim-Said Conservatories in Nazareth and Jaffa. The Foundation is sponsored by the Regional Government of Andalusia and holds an annual summer workshop in Seville, Spain.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Allison Jeffrey by sending email to aj211@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8942.

 
Atlanta: Lecture and Dinner with Journalism Professor and Dean Emeritus Nicholas Lemann
October 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Atlanta, GA

Join the Columbia Club of Atlanta (CCOA) for an evening with the former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism Nicholas Lemann. Professor Lemann focuses on Ethics, Trends in Journalism, of History of Communications. He has published five books, most recently "Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War" (2006); "The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy" (1999), which helped lead to a major reform of the SAT; and "The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America" (1991), which won several book prizes. He has written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and Slate.

Costs: $30 with paid CCOA membership for 2014. $40 for guests or alums without paid 2014 CCOA membership. Membership for 2014 is $30. The event will include a light dinner, nonalcoholic beverages, and valet parking. There will be a cash bar for all other beverages.

RSVP: http://atlanta.alumni.columbia.edu/calendar http://atlanta.alumni.columbia.edu/calendar Info: Roxann Smithers '99CC '02LAW at rss48@columbia.edu or 404-696-3468. You can join (and pay for events) online at http://atlanta.alumni.columbia.edu. You can also mail a check payable to “Columbia Club of Atlanta” and mail to 6257 Sawtooth Oak Ct, SE, Mableton, Georgia 30126. Please make sure to indicate the purpose of the payment and provide your contact information for the membership database.

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

 
M.S. in Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop Midterm Briefings
October 21, 2014 from 6:10 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Kraft Center, Rennert Hall

The M.S. in Sustainability Management program presents the fall Midterm Briefings for the Integrative Capstone Workshop.

For more information regarding the MS in Sustainability Management, please click MSSM.

For more information about the Earth Institute, please click EARTH.  


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alyssa Rome by sending email to adubov@ei.columbia.edu .
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Alumni Author Event - The Quantum Moment
October 21, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Bookstore, Lerner Hall

Please join us in the Columbia University Bookstore at 6:30pm as we welcome Robert P. Crease (who received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University) and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber to discuss their new book "The Quantum Moment - How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty."

The authors—one a philosopher, the other a physicist—draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum’s rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding. Their book explores the quantum’s manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace. Understanding and appreciating quantum language and imagery, and recognizing its misuse, is part of what it means to be an educated person today.

"The Quantum Moment" is a celebration of language at the interface of physics and culture, perfect for anyone drawn to the infinite variety of ideas.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarah Haze by sending email to bkstore707@bncollege.com or by calling 212-854-4265.

 
Asia Pacific Recruiting Night
October 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Lerner Hall, Party space


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .
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Dorm Room Fund Info Session
October 21, 2014 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm EDT
Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

Dorm Room Fund Info Session

 

21 October, 830pm | Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

 

Working on a great startup idea? Need funding? Dorm Room Fund is a student-run venture fund that invests in student-run companies. We are backed by First Round Capital, and have invested in more than 55 student-run teams in the country. Come and learn more about how Dorm Room Fund can help you, meet the Columbia partners and chat about your startup over pizza.
 
Visit http://www.dormroomfund.com/apply to tell us about your company. All undergraduates and graduates welcome.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jiaying Lim by sending email to limjiaying11@gmail.com .

 
Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair
October 22, 2014, All Day Event
Virtual

Planning to apply to Graduate Schools of Miomedical Sciences?

You are invited to attend the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on September 30th and October 22nd.

The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from 25+ graduate institutions during this live 2-day event.

  • Register now to attend the FREE virtual fair to learn more about Graduate Schools of Biomedical Sciences programs.
  • Save valuable time by meeting school representatives in live chat sessions onlines.
  • Have your questions answered without ever leaving the comfort of your computer.
  • Only a One-Time Registration required to meet multiple schools.
  • Option to upload your CV prior to the event.

For more information and to register, click here.

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Biomed by sending email to biomed@careerco.com .

 
Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Water Act: Conference with the House Public Works Committee
October 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:50 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 407

The Earth Institute presents Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series Description: Introduction to Early Environmental Legislation, Pre-1969.  

This seminar is part of a semester-long lecture series entitled The Origins of Environmental Law: Regulation and Evolution. Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling are the two senior staff members who led the Senate environment subcommittee which originated and developed major environmental legislation in the 1970s, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Superfund Act. Over the course of a single decade, Congress enacted a series of environmental laws that defined the direction and character of environmental policy in the US and globally. Learn about the process that led to these seminal laws from the writers of the legislation themselves.

This lecture explores the Conference with the House Public Works Committee as it relates to the Clean Air Act- how it began, the nature of the political process, and personalities of the committee and other staff. It will go over the role of acting Chair Bob Jones, the House Hearings and Conference with the House, and the role of major federal assistance to construct municipal waste treatment plants. 

RSVP is required for this event. Please note this lecture is part of a regularly scheduled course. Guests will join registered students in the class for the lecture and discussion.

For more information about the Earth Institute education programs and certificates, please click EARTH ED

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



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Hayley Martinez by sending email to hmartinez@ei.columbia.edu .
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Ergonomic Workshop
October 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Studebaker Building, 615 West 131 Street, 3rd Floor, Room 367

Environmental Health & Safety offers regularly scheduled ergonomic workshops designed to offer tips and techniques for avoiding Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) and receiving advise on making your workplace more ergonomically fit.  Employees are encouraged to register for the workshop below.  If you have any questions, please contact us at erg-ehrs@columbia.edu.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact EH&S by sending email to occusafety@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-6780.
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Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lecture
October 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Davis Auditorium

Cognitive Radio Networks: An Information Theoretic Perspective

 

Speaker: Shlomo Shamai, Distinguished Professor, Chair in Communications, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Abstract

 

The timely concept of cognitive radio networks will be reviewed, emphasizing the information theoretic viewpoint. Following a short introduction reviewing standard approaches, we focus on the information-theoretic paradigm, We examine simple models, under idealized assumptions, highlighting the impact of cognition and cooperation. Theoretical results and their implications are demonstrated by examining specific problems, namely: Generalized encoding schemes, accounting for the coding structure of the primary user; Simple outer bounds on rate regions; Capacity of the cognitive setting in the degraded message set case; Results for a class of Z-channels and Cognitive Wyner based cellular models. A short summary and an outlook conclude the overview. The technical contributions of collaborators in joint research on cognitive radio is gratefully acknowledged. Speaker Bio: Shlomo ShamaiShlomo Shamai (Shitz) received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, in 1975, 1981 and 1986 respectively. During 1975-1985 he was with the Communications Research Labs, in the capacity of a Senior Research Engineer. Since 1986 he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, where he is now a Technion Distinguished Professor, and holds the William Fondiller Chair of Telecommunications. His research interests encompasses a wide spectrum of topics in information theory and statistical communications. Dr. Shamai (Shitz) is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of the 2011 Claude E. Shannon Award and the 2014 Rothschild Prize in Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Engineering. He has been awarded the 1999 van der Pol Gold Medal of the Union Radio Scientifique Internationale (URSI), and is a co-recipient of the 2000 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, the 2003, and the 2004 joint IT/COM societies paper award, the 2007 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award, the 2009 European Commission FP7, Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications (NEWCOM++) Best Paper Award, and 2014 EURASIP Best Paper Award (for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking). He is also the recipient of the 2010 Thomson Reuters Award for International Excellence in Scientific Research and is listed in the 2014 Thomson Reuters "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds".' He is also the recipient of 1985 Alon Grant for distinguished young scientists and the 2000 Technion Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research. He has served on the Executive Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and has also served as a Shannon Theory Associate Editor for this journal. He has served twice on the Board of Governors of the Information Theory Society.


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

 
CSCI Stem Cell Seminar
October 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
NI auditorium, NI-1 701 W. 168th St


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

 
USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships Informational Meeting
October 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Schapiro Center, Room 414 Morningside Campus, Columbia University

Learn about USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships that send students to do research on development issues in developing countries with host organizations. Open to students interested in opportunities to do development-focused research overseas, current NSF Graduate Research Fellows, and interested advisors and faculty.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GSAS Office of Financial Aid by sending email to gsas-finaid@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-3808.

 
Indonesia’s Presidential Election: Analysis and Outlook
October 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 918

Talk with Dr. Marcus Meitzner, Associate Professor, College of the Asia Pacific, Australian National University, Ann Marie Murphy, Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University. No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Southeast Asian Student Initiative

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

 
Employer Presentation: CRISIL, a Standard and Poor’s Company
October 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Mudd 303

CRISIL GR&A is the world's largest and top-ranked provider of high-end research and analytics services catering to 12 out the top 15 Investment banks, insurance companies, consulting firms, private equity and asset management firms and several fortune 500 clients. We are a global organization delivering cutting edge research from our research centers in India, Argentina, China and Poland. We offer deep expertise in the areas of equity research, fixed income research (covering global economies, 150 global sectors and over 3,000 global companies), valuations, pricing complex derivatives, structured finance, risk management, actuarial analysis and business intelligence.

 We have been ranked as the top provider of high-end research by the Blackbook of OutsourcingTM . Our analysts have advanced degrees in finance and management and we employ the largest number of CFAs in India (outside of MNC banks).

We are a very high growth company and have grown over 30% year on year over the last 12 years. GR&A is the largest business in CRISIL (~USD 100 Mn) which has grown organically as well as through successful acquisitions of Irevna, Pipal Research and Coalition over the last 8 years.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Career Staff by sending email to Career@ieor.columbia.edu .
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Making Payments to Foreign Persons and Entities
October 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Finance Training Center - 367 Studebaker - 622 West 132nd Street, 3rd Floor (between Broadway and 12th Ave)


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Finance Training by sending email to financetraining@columbia.edu or by calling 851-7128.
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Excavation of Homer: A Poetry Reading by Alice Oswald
October 22, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

Introduced by Mary Gordon

Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey is curated by English and jazz scholar Robert G. OÂ’Meally, the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature and founder and former director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia. The exhibition is complemented by a fully illustrated companion book of the same name (DC Moore Gallery, 2008), written by OÂ’Meally. The book includes full-color images of BeardenÂ’s work and an essay by OÂ’Meally. The Smithsonian Institute has also developed a comprehensive website for the exhibition project.

For more information about this event, please click here.

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

 
Morgan Stanley Info Session- Global Capital Markets 101
October 22, 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 .

 
Excavation of Homer: A Poetry Reading by Alice Oswald
October 22, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Judith Lee Stronach Center, Schermerhorn Hall, 8th Floor Morningside Campus Columbia University in the City of New York

Memorial (the award winning poem by Alice Oswald) is a list of all the soldiers who died in the ninth year of the Trojan war. It's text is a selective translation of Homer's Iliad, missing out the central narrative and focusing instead on its many marginal narratives of ordinary lives and deaths. Alice Oswald will read from Memorial and also from her recent piece, Tithonus - 46 minutes in the life of the Dawn. This poem, a response to the Odyssey, tells the story of Tithonus, whom the Dawn married and made immortal, forgetting to ask that he should not grow old. Spoken in the voice of Tithonus, the poem documents the passing of a single English dawn. You could describe it as a selective translation of the Odyssey, missing out everything but the formulaic line: 'as soon as dawn appeared, early-born and pink-fingered', which it keeps exposing to the light and then translating and re-translating. Like the Odyssey, it is a poem about survival.

Program Participants:
Alice Oswald lives in Devon and is married with three children. Dart, her second collection, won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2002. Her third collection, Woods etc, was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the T. S. Eliot Prize. A Sleepwalk on the Severn appeared in 2009, as did Weeds and Wild Flowers, her collaboration with the artist Jessica Greenman.

Mary Gordon's most recent work is The Liar's Wife, a collection of four novellas, published by Pantheon in August 2014. She is the author of six novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth; the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and The Stories of Mary Gordon, which was awarded the Story Prize. She has received numerous other honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader′s Digest Writers′ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

Online registration is required and currently open.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia University by sending email to events-reply@columbia.edu .
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Art Exhibit: THE BOOK (opening reception)
October 22, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

Exhibition can be viewed October 23-November 21, 12-5 p.m., and during evening events; Opening reception Wednesday, October 22, 5-7 p.m.

Elisabeth Raphaël’s fourteen sculptures exhibited at the Columbia Maison Française draw their inspiration from a reading of the Tanakh - the Hebrew Bible - but other books can be imagined too in these works. Each sculpture contains an ancient Hebrew text stamped on fragile leaves made of bone china. Some leaves are hidden between minimalist clay blocks. Other leaves are caressed by hands of wrapped textile.

Elisabeth Raphaël lives and works in Paris. Her works have been exhibited in France, Belgium, Israel, the United Kingdom and China. She won the Grand Prix of the International Biennale of Vallauris in 2012. Her sculptures and installations are represented in the Magnelli Museum of Vallauris, the Museum of Châteauroux and the Yad Vashem Museum of Jerusalem.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .

 
American Express Finance Webinar
October 22, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Webinar.

American Express will be highlighting internship opportunities through a series of webinars taking place from October 20 – 29. Senior leaders will highlight how each of the functions below play a significant role at American Express. Students will also get the chance to hear from former summer interns and how their internship work has impacted their teams today.

Attend this session to learn more about internship opportunities in Finance at American Express.
 
Finance is at the center of all key business decisions, providing decision support, risk control, funding, reporting and transaction services that help grow our business and uphold our reputation as one of the premier finance organizations in the world.
 
A Finance career at American Express is much more than crunching numbers. It’s a chance to directly enhance our competitive advantages, achieve our financial goals and make all our business units as successful as possible. As a member of our Finance team, you’ll use precise analytics to influence decisions across all our business units. Your insight will help individuals, small businesses and major corporations around the globe succeed.

For more information and to register, click here.
 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact American Espress by sending email to campusrecruitment@aexp.com .

 
Willis Info Session
October 22, 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 .

 
Shanghai: Networking Reception with Professor Sheena Iyengar
October 22, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Shanghai, China

The Columbia Alumni Club Shanghai and the Columbia Business School Alumni Club Shanghai invite you to a special evening of networking and reception for one of our most well-known Columbia Business school professors, Sheena Iyengar. She will talk about her exciting work as the Director of the Global Leadership Program and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program. Date: Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 Time: 6:00PM –9:00PM Charge: RMB 150 for Canapés and SoH Drinks Venue: JW Lounge JW Marriot at Tomorrow Square, 40/F 399 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai RSVP: Aki Hu (HuiyingHu@dwt.com) Professor Iyengar has been named one of the World’s Best B-School Professors by Poets and Quants, and she appeared on the 2011 Thinkers50 list, the defini=ve global ranking of the top 50 business thinkers. She was a featured speaker on global leadership and decision making at the 2013 and 2014 World Economic Forum meetings in Davos. Professor Iyengar is considered one of the world's experts on choice. Her critically acclaimed book, The Art of Choosing, has gained much recognition, including being chosen as a finalist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year 2010 award, as well as being ranked #3 on the Amazon.com Best Books of 2010: Business & Investing Top 10. Read more about her at h0p://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheena_Iyengar

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

 
Getting Into Graduate School: Admissions Professionals Tell You What You Need to Know
October 22, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House

A panel of admissions directors from Columbia’s varied schools, including the School of Continuing Education, Columbia Business School, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of International and Public Affairs, will discuss the attributes they seek in successful applicants to their top-tier programs. Topics include academic requirements, advice on writing stand-out personal essays, and creating a desirable application package.

 

Sponsored by the Columbia University School of Continuing Education Postbaccalaureate Studies and Graduate Programs.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Admissions by sending email to ce-info@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9666.

 
Panel Event and Reception: Origins of Environmental Law
October 22, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, School of International and Public Affairs, Kellogg Center, Room 1501

The Earth Institute is pleased to present a Panel Event and Reception: Origins of Environmental Law.

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In 2013, the government shut down for two weeks unable to agree on virtually anything; but in the 1970's, the United States Congress enacted a series of environmental laws that chartered a new course for our future. The Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Superfund Act are just some of the foundational environmental laws of that time that have shaped vast improvements in the nation's environment - and continue to do so. And yet, no new piece of major environmental legislation has been enacted since the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act - almost 25 years ago. What has changed since then?

Join us for a discussion about this unique time in our history from the principal authors of those laws themselves. This fall, Columbia students have a unique opportunity to learn about the historical, legislative, and political process that led to the implementation of these laws in a class taught by Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling, the two senior majority and minority staff members who led the Senate environment subcommittee which originated and developed the legislation. This panel will provide some insight into the legislative and human dynamic in the 1970's versus today, and discuss how public policy shapes how environments and organizations are managed. 

6:00-7:15  Introduction, panel discussion and Q&A

Reception to follow.

Open to the public.

RSVP required.

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



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Hayley Martinez by sending email to hmartinez@ei.columbia.edu .
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