CDM: D.C. Alumni Study Club Dinner
From January 01, 2013 at 10:30 am EST through March 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT
Washington, D.C.

Please join alumni representatives Fred Liu '08 and Mitali Patel '08 at the D.C. Alumni Study Club Dinner featuring Dean, Christian Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent

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

 
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 .

 
The Social Memory Vault: How the Brain Stores Knowledge of People
From December 09, 2014 at 10:30 am through February 03, 2015 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 .

 
Late Registration and Change of Program
From January 26, 2015 through January 30, 2015, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Late registration and change of program online or by phone. Consult SSOL for registration appointment information.

A late registration fee will be assessed; students who register after January 30 must pay an additional fee. 


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

 
Late Registration and Change of Program for Spring 2015
From January 26, 2015 through January 30, 2015, All Day Event
Register online through SSOL

Late registration and change of program (adding/dropping courses) for Spring 2015. Students may only register during designated appointment times (available in SSOL).

Students who register for the first time after Friday, January 17, 2015 must pay a late fee. Students who register after Friday, January 31, 2015 must pay an additional late fee.

See the Registration page of the GSAS website for additional information


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

 
Late Registration and Change of Program
From January 26, 2015 through January 30, 2015, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Late registration and change of program online or by phone. Consult SSOL for registration appointment information.

A late registration fee will be assessed; students who register after January 30 must pay an additional fee. 


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

 
Deadline for Late Registration and Change of Programs
January 30, 2015, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Last day to make registration changes (add/drop courses) for the spring term. Courses officially dropped online by this date do not incur tuition charges.


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

 
Student Medical Insurance Deadline
January 30, 2015, All Day Event
See the Columbia Health website for more information

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

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

 
Deadline for Late Registration and Change of Programs
January 30, 2015, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Last day to make registration changes (add/drop courses) for the spring term. Courses officially dropped online by this date do not incur tuition charges.



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.

 
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
January 30, 2015 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Room 214 Mudd



Leonardo Andres Zepeda Nunez
MIT


"The method of polarized traces: How to solve the High Frequency Helmholtz equation in sublinear runtime"

The high-frequency Helmholtz equation in a heterogeneous medium is a difficult problem in numerical analysis. Direct solvers are either unwieldy to set up for the problem as a whole, or are hard to link up in a domain decomposition framework. On the other hand, preconditioners for iterative solvers tend to suffer either from a lack of scalability, or from a convergence rate highly dependent on the frequency. 

In this work, we present a hybrid approach, which results in a highly scalable algorithm with sublinear runtime in the number of unknowns normally needed to represent the solution in the volume.

This approach uses efficient direct solvers locally in large subdomains and properly couples them with transmission conditions in the form of incomplete Green's integrals. The coupling allows us to reduce the problem to a boundary integral equation, which is solved iteratively. The BIE is preconditioned by introducing a polarization of the waves thus achieving a fast convergence rate independent of the frequency and the number of subdomains. This approach is especially attractive when the local Green's functions are precomputed, and a fast algorithm is available for their application.


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.

 
Introduction to Citation Management Software
January 30, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Room 321a, Lehman Library, IAB

Learn about citation management tools and how to cite while you write. We'll introduce two tools available to the Columbia community - Endnote and Zotero. We will show how to import citations and cite as you write.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Fadi Dagher by sending email to fd2102@columbia.edu .
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Materials Science & Engineering Colloquium
- CANCELLED
January 30, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214


CANCELLED

Alessandra Lanzara
, from UC Berkeley, will present a talk at the Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium.


Biography


Alessandra Lanzara received her PhD in physics from Universita' di Roma La Sapienza, Italy in 1999. She was a post-doc at Stanford University for three years since 1999. In 2002 she joined the physics Department faculty at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor and since 2011 she is a Full Professor. She is also a Faculty Scientist at the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2002.

She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2008.

Research Interests

The Lanzara Research Group conducts experiments in solid-state physics. The research interest is focused toward an understanding of the underlying physics in complex novel materials and nanostructures, there where the conventional picture for an electron does not hold anymore and the electrons are now dressed by the different degrees of freedom. Emphasis will be given to the electronic, magnetic and structural properties and the interplay between them in these systems. More specifically we are interested in the science and technology of carbon based materials such as graphene, graphite intercalated compounds, C60 and nanotubes and the science of correlated layered materials, as high temperature superconductors and colossal magneto-resistance manganites. We utilize novel state of the art experimental tools to uncover the electronic properties of materials. Our tools include: Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), nano-ARPES and Spin-ARPES. Laser-ARPES experiments and Pump and probe experiments.Synthesis of carbon based materials (graphene, intercalated compounds and C60).

Host: Simon Billinge

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.

 
Guided Tour of the "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey"
January 30, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery 1190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027


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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CDM: Alumni Lunch Reception
January 30, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Boston, MA

Held in conjunction with the Yankee Dental Congress

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

 
The Reader Is In: New Modes of Instructor Response
January 30, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
208b Butler Library Morningside Campus

Research in cognitive psychology suggests that the most important role instructors can play for undergraduate writers is to "dramatize the presence of a reader." At the same time, students report that spoken response to writing increases their confidence and motivation, reduces misinterpretation, and creates warmer and stronger bonds with instructors. How might emerging technologies help?

This workshop, led by Sue Mendelsohn, Associate Director of Columbia's Undergraduate Writing Program, and Mark Phillipson, Director of the GSAS Teaching Center , will introduce participants to strategies for responding to student writing with audio and video technology. We will discuss ways we can use technologies to replace some of the written feedback we traditionally give to writers and, in the process, develop assessment practices that are less exhausting and more fulfilling for instructors.

Participants will experiment with audio/video response tools on a piece of sample student writing. Please bring a laptop and headphones to the session. Pizza will be available to registered participants.

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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Dine with Deantini (CC Juniors)
January 30, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EST
208 Hamilton Hall


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kyle Krause by sending email to kk2775@columbia.edu .

 
CCNMTL Faculty and Instructor Workshop: Wikispaces: Getting Started
January 30, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Butler Library, Rm 204 CCNMTL Faculty Support Lab

Register now for Wikispaces: Getting Started, the first part of the Columbia Wikispaces workshop series. Columbia Wikispaces provides a wiki to every active, registered course at Columbia University. Wikis are collaborative websites that enable users to add, edit, and share multimedia content using basic word processor tools.

The Wikispaces: Getting Started workshop will leave you with an understanding of what a wiki is, how it is useful in the classroom, and how to create one of your own (including formatting text, adding media, creating pages and links, and site management). Please note that this workshop is part one in a two part series.

This free, hands-on workshop is hosted by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) and is taught by CCNMTL Educational Technologists.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kenny Hirschmann by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.
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Twitter TechTalk
January 30, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Mudd 303


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ruth Blidar by sending email to rb2946@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8404.
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APAM Department Tea
January 30, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 200


All faculty, staff, and students in the APAM Department are invited to the Department Tea every Friday afternoon in 200 Mudd at 3:00 PM.   

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.

 
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: "An Ocean Tale of Two Climates: Modern and Last Glacial Maximum"
January 30, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Earth Science Colloquium presents "An Ocean Tale of Two Climates: Modern and Last Glacial Maximum", with Raffaele Ferrari, Breene M. Kerr Professor of Oceanography, Department of Earth, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Open to the public

For more information on LDEO visit

www.ldeo.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute visit

www.earth.columbia.edu 

Abstract: In the present climate, the ocean below 2 km is mainly filled by waters sinking into the abyss around Antarctica and in the North Atlantic. Paleo proxies indicate that waters of North Atlantic origin were instead absent below 2 km at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), resulting in an expansion of the volume occupied by Antarctic origin waters. I will argue that this rearrangement of deep water masses is dynamically connected to the expansion of summer sea ice around Antarctica. A simple theory will be introduced to suggest that these deep waters only came to the surface under summer sea ice, which insulated them from atmospheric forcing, and were weakly mixed with overlying waters, thus being able to store carbon for long times. I will show that this unappreciated link between the expansion of sea ice and the appearance of a voluminous and insulated water mass appear to be crucial in explaining the ocean's role in regulating atmospheric carbon dioxide on glacial-interglacial timescales.

Host: Ryan Abernathey, Assistant Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alberto Malinverno by sending email to alberto@ldeo.columbia.edu .

 
MRSEC Seminar
January 30, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
750 CEPSR

Weakly Bound and Strongly Interacting: 1T-TaS2 in the Two-Dimensional Limit

Wei Tsen
, Department of Physics, Columbia University

Abstract
Among the most intriguing aspects of reduced dimensionality in solids is the enhancement of correlation effects (electron-electron, electron-phonon, etc.). In the layered, metallic chalcogenides, this gives rise to the formation of various collective electron phases such as charge density waves (CDWs), spin density waves, and superconductivity. In the past, studies on monolayer graphene and various semiconducting
dichalcogenides have shown that taking layered materials to their physical two-dimensional limit leads to fundamental changes in band structure, allowing for a powerful experimental knob to tune for electronic functionality. In contrast, the effect of thickness control over these collective electron phases has been largely unexplored. By combining cryogenic transmission electron microscopy with electrical transport measurements, we investigate how the various CDW structures in 1T-TaS2 change with lower dimensionality. We find that in well-controlled samples, the CDW discommensuration melting transition gradually disappears with reduced thickness. I will discuss the physical reasons underlying this behavior as well as demonstrate how to further manipulate this phase transition in few-layer samples by application of an in-plane electric field.

Biography
Wei Tsen is currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Abhay Pasupathy and Prof. Philip Kim. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Cornell University under the guidance of Prof.
Jiwoong Park.

Can't attend in person? Join us for a webinar:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3171083158076266753

Hosted by Prof. Pasupathy






Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dario Vasquez by sending email to dv2324@columbia.edu .

 
IEOR Social
January 30, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Bistro Ten18 1018 Amsterdam Ave.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ruth Blidar by sending email to rb2946@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8404.
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Consulting Panel for PhDs and Postdocs
January 30, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Morningside Campus, Davis Auditorium in the CEPSR Building

A panel focused on careers in consulting will take place in the early evening of January 30th at Columbia University. This career panel session is part of a monthly career panel series for doctoral level graduate students and postdocs at Columbia University. The goal of the career panel series is to expose trainees to a broad range of career options available to them and provide a forum for trainees to learn about the experiences of individuals who have transitioned into these careers following their graduate or postdoctoral training. The panelists will respond to moderated questions in the first half of the event, after which questions from audience members will be addressed.  


The panelists include:

Katherine Lelli, PhD
Consultant at Insight Strategy Advisors

James Lee, PhD
Associate Consultant at Defined Health

Mi Wang, PhD
Consultant at The Boston Consultant Group 

Matthew Shindell, PhD 
Consultant at Campbell Alliance

Yuan-Ping Huang, PhD
Associate at McKinsey & Company

Marko Stankic, PhD
Senior Consultant at Deloitte

Date: January 30th , 2015 
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm with networking reception from 7:00-8:00 PM with light refreshments. 
Where: Morningside Campus, Davis Auditorium in the CEPSR Building
RSVP: https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=76231

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Rory Flinn by sending email to rf2531@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4073.

 
Consulting Career Panel
January 30, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Davis Auditorium, CEPSR Building, Morningside Campus

Panel on Careers in Consulting

 

A panel focused on careers in consulting will take place in the early evening of January 30th at Columbia University. This career panel session is part of a monthly career panel series for doctoral level graduate students and postdocs at Columbia University. The goal of the career panel series is to expose trainees to a broad range of career options available to them and provide a forum for trainees to learn about the experiences of individuals who have transitioned into these careers following their graduate or postdoctoral training. The panelists will respond to moderated questions in the first half of the event, after which questions from audience members will be addressed. 

 

The panelists include:

 

Katherine Lelli, PhD

Consultant at Insight Strategy Advisors

 

James Lee, PhD

Associate Consultant at Defined Health

 

Mi Wang, PhD

Consultant at The Boston Consultant Group

 

Matthew Shindell, PhD

Consultant at Campbell Alliance

 

Yuan-Ping Huang, PhD

Associate at McKinsey & Company

 

Date:         January 30th , 2015

Time:         5:30-7:00 pm with networking reception from 7:00-8:00 PM with light refreshments.

Where:      Morningside Campus, Davis Auditorium


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Rory Flinn by sending email to rf2531@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4073.
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Shanghai: All Universities Mixer
January 30, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Shanghai, China

Please join us for our 17th Semi-Annual Shanghai All Universities Mixer. With over 500 attendees, this is the largest mixer in Shanghai for alumni from universities abroad to mingle and network Participating alumni groups have included: Berkeley/Haas, Boston University, Brown, Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon University, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke/Fuqua, Georgetown, Harvard, INSEAD, Johns Hopkins, LBS, McGill, Michigan, MIT/Sloan, Northwestern/Kellogg, NYU, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford/GSB, UCLA, University of Washington, UPenn/Wharton, USC, Yale and others. Date/Time: Friday, January 30, 2015 7-10pm Venue: Andaz Hotel Xintiandi, 2F Loft 2/F, 88 Songshan Lu, near Taicang Lu, Shanghai www.andazshanghai.com Cost: RMB 100 per person Includes two premium drinks and light snacks Due to limited capacity of the venue, please RSVP and come early if you plan to attend. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ALLU Shanghai All Universities Organizers Alfred Chu, Kim Tung, Jerry Lin, Roberto Lee, Ed Hsu, & Ben Lin For more information or specific inquiries, please email: info@alluniversities.cn To join our Linkedin group, please visit: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2214681&trk=hb_side_g

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

 
Pittsburgh: Princeton Triangle Club's "An Inconvenient Sleuth"
January 30, 2015 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Pittsburgh, PA

For 124 years, the Princeton Triangle Club has created an original musical comedy – written and performed by students, directed and choreographed by professionals. The show debuts on campus in the fall and goes on tour in January. Pittsburgh has been a tour stop for generations, and this year's Triangle show, “An Inconvenient Sleuth,” a whodunit cluesical in Triangle's finest tradition, will be here for one performance on Friday, January 30th, at 8:00 PM at the Winchester Thurston School’s Falk Auditorium, 555 Morewood Avenue, in Shadyside. The Princeton Club has given us six free tickets. Please contact me if you're interested in attending. Friends and significant others welcome, as usual.

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

 
Application Deadline: Federal Reserve of Boston - 2015 Research Assistant Program
January 31, 2015, All Day Event
Apply online.

Federal Reserve of Boston -

2015 Research Assistant Program

The research assistant position requires a two-year commitment, although some research assistants choose to stay an additional year. After their time at the Boston Fed, many research assistants go on to attend prestigious graduate programs in economics, public policy, and other disciplines. We expect to have five to eight openings for positions that begin in midsummer 2015. Applications will be accepted from January 1 through January 31, 2015. Prospective applicants may visit our website, to find out more information and submit an application. Additional questions can be sent to RARecruit@bos.frb.org.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Federal Reserve of Boston by sending email to RARecruit@bos.frb.org .

 
India: Columbia Connects CAAI Chai & Chat
January 31, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Gurgaon, India

The Columbia Alumni Association of India
cordially invites you
to participate in the
first of its kind
Columbia Connects: CAAI Chai and Chat
With
Vaishali Nigam Sinha Founder and CEO- iCharity and Director- ReNew Power Ventures Private Limited and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Class of 1994
&
Sumant Sinha Founder-Chairman & CEO, RenewPower Ventures Private Limited and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Class of 1992

About the event: CAAI is proud to organize "Columbia Connects : CAAI Chai and Chat" quarterly series which aims to connect distinguished local alumni with a group alumni that have an interest in the topic or industry identified by the community and the alumni club. The goal is to grow and expand the University network in India, increase channels of communication, collaboration, insights on specific industries, and possibly mentorships between the distinguished alumni speakers and other alumni.

Ms. & Mr. Sinha have graciously agreed to host participants at their residence for an interactive discussion about sustainable development, energy and economic growth.

Seats are limited to 20 on a first come first serve basis so kindly register no later than January 28, 2015 by sending an e-mail to Dhruv Suri '14CLS and Priyamwada Singh '06GSAPP at caai-delhi-rsvps@googlegroups.com with the name of your school and graduation year.

CAAI wishes you a Happy New Year

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

 
Special Concert Series: Ici on Parle Francais
February 01, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

Ici On Parle Francais (We Speak French Here): Foreigner composers "speaking" French, Frenchmen "speaking" Italian

A three-program, six-concert music series presented with the Four Nations Ensemble.

These concerts, programs of Baroque masterpieces, contextualize great music with the participation of professors from the Columbia University faculty as well as curators and historians from other walks who will take part in round table discussions on Sunday afternoons before the matinee performances. Monday evenings’ shorter events will include a pre-concert talk by Four Nations director Andrew Appel.

Attendance is limited and tickets are $50 per concert ($25 for students), or $125 for the three-concert series. For more program details and to purchase tickets, visit www.fournations.org

Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with pre-concert roundtable discussion
Mondays at 8 p.m. with pre-concert talk

Concert 1: The Germans
Sunday February 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, February 2 at 8 p.m.

Bach, Handel, Muffat, Telemann and JKF Fischer wrote masterpieces in the French style incorporating the dance and the sensuality, lush colors and high style rhetorical phrasing that set music from Paris apart from other repertoires.


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

 
Power Half Hour: On-Campus Interviewing
February 02, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Center for Career Education Conference Room East Campus, Lower Level (Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)

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

Based on recent employer and student feedback, we have updated our OCI policies and procedures. To ensure that everyone is made aware of these updates, all students must gain or re-gain OCI access*. Students who attend this event will be granted OCI access within two business days of the training.

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

*Please keep in mind that if you had OCI access prior to 7/1/2013 and are currently enrolled at Columbia, your OCI access was turned off as new policies are now in place. You must complete the On-Campus Recruiting Program Overview training to re-gain access.

This workshop will be offered on:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Monday, February 16, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Tuesday, March 26, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm  

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

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


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to cce@columbia.edu .
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10 Steps to Success: Managing Your Data and Your Dissertation
February 02, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Studio@Butler - 208 Butler Library, Columbia University

In this workshop hosted by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, we’ll discuss steps you can take to be a more effective and efficient researcher or scholar. Learn tips and tricks to help you be a better steward of your data, your dissertation, and your future projects.

No matter what your discipline or format is, careful data management will hep ensure your project’s success and you data’s value for future work. We will begin by discussing ways to keep your information and data safe, findable, and usable from your project’s inception, through its publication, and to its next instantiation. As you work on your dissertation, you have a range of choices to make in an increasingly complex scholarly communications environment. To help you sort through your options, we’ll review important fundamentals of copyright, publication agreements, open access, and Columbia’s dissertation submission process.

This workshop is for graduate students at Columbia and its affiliates.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kathryn Pope by sending email to kp2002@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2856.
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Improving Interviewing Skills for International Students
February 02, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
The Center for Career Education Conference Room East Campus--Lower Level (Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)

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

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

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

If you register for the workshop, we are asking for a commitment to attend all three sessions, which will be held on three consecutive Mondays: February 2nd, February 9th, and February 16th from 3:00-4:00PM.

Attire: Informal
Registration: Required. Registration will be limited to 20 students.
Resume Required: Bring your resume and a job description of a position that you would be likely to apply to
Eligibility: Open to International Graduate Students enrolled in GSAS, SEAS, and SOA


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Donald Goldstein by sending email to dg2662@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5609.
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South Asia Institute: Tariq Thachil on "How Social Services Win Votes in India"
February 02, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Knox Hall, Room 208

A talk by Tariq Thachil (Yale)
"Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India"
 
Tariq Thachil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University, and a Research Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. His research focuses on political parties and political behavior, social movements, and ethnic politics. His forthcoming book examines how elite parties can use social services to win mass support, through a study of Hindu nationalism in India.  He earned a PhD at Cornell University, and his doctoral dissertation was awarded the 2010 Gabriel A. Almond Award for best dissertation in comparative politics by the American Political Science Association, and the 2010 Sardar Patel Prize for best dissertation on modern India in the humanities and social sciences.

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

 
Unilever Information Session
February 02, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
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 .

 
Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar: Steve Mullaney
February 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Davis Auditorium, CEPSR Building

Title: Beyond the Model - When Models Meet the Real World

Abstract: The discussion will address practical issues involved with the trading and management of financial instruments.  In particular, it addresses: 1) the importance of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of models and the real-world risks that result, 2) the speed of information dissemination and its effect on pricing, 3) the challenges associated with managing financial instruments  in a world where black swan events will occur, and 4) the importance of incorporating macroeconomics into trade selection.

Bio: Steven Mullaney is the Head of Trading and Valuation at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. where he is responsible for the Estate's derivative trades.  He is also responsible for managing the bankruptcy claims filed by Lehman's largest and most complex counterparties.  

Prior to joining Lehman in 2009, Mr. Mullaney was a consultant to Fannie Mae where he served as a capital markets subject matter expert during the financial crisis.  

From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Mullaney was the Global Head of US Dollar Derivative Trading at RBS Greenwich Capital in New York.  

From 2002 to 2003, he was Global Head of US Dollar Derivative Trading at ABN Amro.  

He also served as the Global Head of US Dollar, Euro, and Sterling Derivative Trading at Mizuho Capital Markets in both London and New York from 1992 to 2002 a year after beginning his trading career at National Westminster Bank where he traded fixed income and commodity derivatives.  

Mr. Mullaney began his career in finance as a bank examiner with the Office of Thrift and Supervision during the Savings and Loan Crisis, where he managed the group responsible for examining complex trading and capital markets activities.


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

 
Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program (CCASSIP) Panel and Information Session
February 02, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Columbia University Center for Career Education East Campus, Lower Level

Come for an evening to learn more about the Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program (CCASSIP). We will have a panel of alumni, employer and mentor past participants and former interns followed by program information and Q&A. The event is co-sponsored by the CC ’16 and ’17 classes.  This will be a great chance to meet alumni and learn about the important role they can play in your career search. The CCASSIP program offers internships to CC undergraduate students in a wide variety of industries.  Students also are paired with an alumni mentor and receive professional development support.  To learn more, visit our web site.

 
Casual Attire.
Light Appetizers will be served.
Registration suggested
in advance, but not required.
Resume Required? No
Eligibility:
The CCASSIP program is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled in Columbia College. 

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Preis by sending email to jlc2228@columbia.edu .
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Info Session
February 02, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom


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

 
Special Concert Series: Ici on Parle Francais
February 02, 2015 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

Ici On Parle Francais (We Speak French Here): Foreigner composers "speaking" French, Frenchmen "speaking" Italian

A three-program, six-concert music series presented with the Four Nations Ensemble.

These concerts, programs of Baroque masterpieces, contextualize great music with the participation of professors from the Columbia University faculty as well as curators and historians from other walks who will take part in round table discussions on Sunday afternoons before the matinee performances. Monday evenings’ shorter events will include a pre-concert talk by Four Nations director Andrew Appel.

Attendance is limited and tickets are $50 per concert ($25 for students), or $125 for the three-concert series. For more program details and to purchase tickets, visit www.fournations.org

Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with pre-concert roundtable discussion
Mondays at 8 p.m. with pre-concert talk

Concert 1: The Germans
Sunday February 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, February 2 at 8 p.m.

Bach, Handel, Muffat, Telemann and JKF Fischer wrote masterpieces in the French style incorporating the dance and the sensuality, lush colors and high style rhetorical phrasing that set music from Paris apart from other repertoires.


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

 
Application Deadline: 2015-2016 GHC Fellowship
February 03, 2015, All Day Event
Apply here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/

Global Health Corps is uniting young leaders across disciplines and backgrounds to work towards a common goal – health equity for all. Fellows focus on maternal and child health, healthcare access, HIV/AIDS, noncommunicable diseases and many other critical issues. We believe real progress in global health will only be achieved with the skills, time and passion of a diverse community of talented individuals. Join us!

High-impact roles are available in supply chain management, communications, operations, and more, in health-focused organizations in the U.S. and East and Southern Africa.
Here's a taste of some of the roles:

  • Supply Chain Analyst at Partners In Health, Rwanda
  • Advocacy Officer at Save the Children, Malawi
  • E-Health Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative, Uganda
  • Social Protection & Health Fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank, USA
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Planned Parenthood Association, Zambia
  • Logistics Officer at PSI, Burundi 
If you want to make real change towards health equity and meet the requirements below, apply for a yearlong, paid fellowship role today. To see the complete listing of fellowship roles, visit ghcorps.org/roles.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Global Health Corps by sending email to Global_Health_Corps@mail.vresp.com .

 
Culture of Service
February 03, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-110

Patient centered care focuses our attention on increased patient loyalty, maintaining current patients, growing practices and increased volume that leads to increased revenue. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of a service of culture and the impact of individual performance to reinforce it and awareness of our expectations for service.

Learning Objectives:

  • To clarify the meaning and importance of patient-centered care
  • To review patient satisfaction data and areas for improvement
  • To identify the key competencies needed to deliver WOW service
  • To discuss the core skills that support a culture of service
  • To practice using customer service skills that enhance patient-centered care

 


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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Job Search in the Spring Semester for Graduate Students, Part I
February 03, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Center for Career Education Conference Room East Campus, Lower Level (Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard.)

Are you a Graduate Student looking for a job/internship soon? This workshop is for you!

Join us in the CCE Conference Room for a two part series.

Part I (2/3) will focus on the expanded use of specialized job websites, researching industries, networking with an emphasis on informational interviewing.

Part II (2/10) will focus on interviewing skills and negotiating job offers.

Students are encouraged to attend both workshops in the series, but they may attend just one.

Attire: Casual
Registration: Suggested in advance.
Eligibility: The workshop is open to all Graduate Students from GSAS, SOA, and SEAS

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Vyju Manian by sending email to vvm8@columbia.edu .
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Power Half Hour: Using LinkedIn For Your Job Or Internship Search
February 03, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Center for Career Education Conference Room East Campus, Lower Level (Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

LinkedIn is a powerful tool when you're job hunting. With 95% of companies using LinkedIn to identify intern and full time candidates, it is essential that you know how to successfully navigate this social media platform. Come to this workshop and learn how to use LinkedIn to identify job and internship postings. We will also share useful tips on how to connect with recruiters, hiring managers, Columbia alumni and industry professionals through LinkedIn.

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

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


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Leigh Sylvia by sending email to les2195@columbia.edu .
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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Rezwan Haque (Harvard)
February 03, 2015 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Uris 333


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

 
Professionals in Residence: International Medical Corps
February 03, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Center for Career Education, Conference Room East Campus, Lower Level (Enter off 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)

Meet Margaret Aguirre, Head of Global Initiatives for International Medical Corps, in an informal lunch setting at CCE. You can learn about potential career tracks, ask about the recruitment process, and gain insider advice on how to enter or advance in the field.

Eligibility: This event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students served by the Center for Career Education (CC, SEAS, GS, SOA, and GSAS). Note: This event will be limited to 30 students.
Dress Code: Business Casual
Registration REQUIRED. All interested students must apply by filling out the registration form. You will be automatically placed on a waiting list and will be contacted as soon as you have been approved to attend.

Bio: Margaret Aguirre
Margaret Aguirre is Head of Global Initiatives for International Medical Corps, the California-based humanitarian organization that has delivered more than $2 billion in health care relief and training in conflict and disaster zones in 70 countries.

As a member of International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team she travels extensively to field programs around the world - including to Syria, Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, the Philippines, and South Sudan. She serves as the organization’s spokesperson, leads efforts to establish key partnerships with agencies and corporations, and oversees the celebrity ambassadors and First Responders programs.

Aguirre has been interviewed by most of the major media, including all of the broadcast networks, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, NPR, AP and Reuters. She is also a photographer, whose images depicting humanitarian crisis have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers worldwide.

Prior to joining International Medical Corps in 2005, Aguirre spent 17 years in print and broadcast journalism. From 2000 to 2004, she was an Executive Producer at CNN, overseeing show coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the 2000 presidential election.

Before joining CNN, she spent six years at Good Morning America, first as a writer and then Head Writer. She frequently traveled to cover breaking news events, including the Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine school massacre, and assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin – the last for which she was part of an Emmy-nominated team. She was twice nominated for a Writers Guild of America award.

A native of Utah, Aguirre received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University. She lives in Marina del Rey, California.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kohari by sending email to lk2574@columbia.edu .
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Budget Process at Columbia
February 03, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EST
FINANCE TRAINING CENTER - 160 Studebaker (Hands-On Training Room - basement level) - 622 West 132nd Street (between Broadway and 12th Ave. - Bring CU ID for building entry)


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Finance Training by sending email to financetraining@columbia.edu .
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Deans' Coffee Hour
February 03, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm EST
403 Lewisohn Hall

Join GS Dean of Students Tom Harford and other members of the Dean of Students Office for coffee, treats, and conversation. The Postbac Premed and Undergraduate advisors will be in attendance to engage with students in a casual and social atmosphere.

Note: The Office of the Dean of Students will be open for limited business only. No advising appointments will be held at this time.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.

 
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
February 03, 2015 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm EST
Columbia University, Morningside Heights S.W. Mudd, Room 214

Changho Kim, from Brown University, will present a talk at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium.

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.

 
Indonesia: U.S. Alumni Networking Reception
February 03, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Surabaya, Indonesia

Join us for a U.S. alumni networking reception for all Indonesians who studied in the United States. The event is in Surabaya at the U.S. Consulate. Please register by clicking here. Questions? Email Dennis Widjaja at dennis.widjaja@gmail.com.

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

 
Book Launch: Sustainability Policy - Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy
February 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Room 1501, Kellogg Center

Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption.

The book describes the critical role the government plays in the transformation of our economy, and underscores the importance of public-private partnerships. The authors feature policies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels across all areas of environmental sustainability. Emphasizing politically-feasible policy tools, the book demonstrates current and potential applications and focuses on public sector actions that spur innovation and organizational change in the private sector and behavioral change at the individual level.


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.

 
Book Launch: Sustainability Policy - Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy
February 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center, Room 1501

The Earth Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University present a book launch, Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. Authors Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, and Alison Miller will be discussing their new book, published by Jossey-Bass in January 2015.   

Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption. The book describes the critical role the government plays in the transformation of our economy, and underscores the importance of public-private partnerships. The authors feature policies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels across all areas of environmental sustainability. Emphasizing politically-feasible policy tools, the book demonstrates current and potential applications and focuses on public sector actions that spur innovation and organizational change in the private sector and behavioral change at the individual level.

Panel event 6:00-7:00 PM.  Reception to follow.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Open to the public.  RSVP required.  Photo ID required.

For more information about The Earth Institute, click earth.columbia.edu.  

Book link: www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118916379.html



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