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 .

 
8th Annual Otolaryngology Update in New York City
From October 23, 2014 through October 24, 2014, All Day Event
President’s Room - 9th Floor New York Athletic Club 180 Central Park South New York, NY 10019

This is our 8th Annual Update in Otolaryngology course; the host department has rotated between Columbia and Weill Cornell and all Updates have been affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital. Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeons practice both the medical and surgical aspects of our specialty. Advances can come rapidly from different areas. Most educational courses focus on a particular part of the specialty, such as sinus surgery, otology, or facial plastic surgery. Therefore, there is a strong need for a comprehensive update course in the New York City area. This course will allow the participants to receive a cogent but comprehensive update and review on all aspects of the specialty, at a single course. Similar courses are held in other parts of the country, and are highly-rated and well-attended. This course is designed for practicing otolaryngologists and residents in training nationally.

It is intended that this Columbia University CME activity will lead to improved patient care. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Identify current evaluation and treatment of common otologic disorders. 
• Evaluate the latest treatment for diseases of the skull base.
• Distinguish different approaches to rhinoplasty and facial plastic reconstruction.
• Analyze the diagnostic evaluation of patients with voice and swallowing disorders.
• Identify the current role of surgery in the management of patients with head and neck cancer.
• Analyze the current evaluation, medical and surgical treatments for common problems in pediatric ENT.
• Evaluate the basic and advanced techniques in rhinology and sinus surgery.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact ColumbiaCME by sending email to cme@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-3334.

 
Art Exhibit: THE BOOK
From October 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm EDT through November 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST
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 .

 
Wells Fargo Securities Women on Wall Street Summit
October 24, 2014, All Day Event
Wells Fargo Learning Center in New York City

You’re invited to apply to the Wells Fargo Securities “Women on Wall Street” day in New York City for candidates interested in careers in Investment Banking and Sales & Trading.

Summit opportunities

• Learn about Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) and the financial services industry

• Meet with WFS professionals from Investment Banking and Sales & Trading

• Participate in a Corporate Valuation seminar conducted by Training the Street

• Learn how to navigate the summer analyst recruiting process

Training the Street - Corporate Valuation seminar

Wells Fargo Securities and Training the Street are partnering together to offer a Corporate Valuation seminar focusing on Wall Street valuation methodologies. Through practical examples and exercises, the seminar illustrates the fundamentals of popular valuation techniques used by Wall Street practitioners. Topics covered include:

• Overview of valuation methodologies & key concepts • Public comparables analysis

• Acquisition comparables analysis

• Discounted cash flow analysis

• Imputing valuation ranges

• Introduction of merger consequences and leveraged buyout analyses

• Sources of public information

Target audience: Open to women who are currently in their sophomore or junior year. Corporate Valuation is designed to be an essential foundation before interviews and internships. The content will benefit students interested in:

• Working in most areas of the financial services industry (investment banking, research, asset management, private equity, brokerage, sales & trading, insurance, etc.)

• Enhancing the learning experience in finance and financial statement analysis classes

Details:

October 24, 2014: Wells Fargo Learning Center in New York City

• All travel expenses are paid by Wells Fargo

How to apply: Undergraduate women at participating schools will need to apply through this link. Students will be notified of their selection status by October 10.

Application deadline: October 6, 2014 (12 pm Eastern). Go to tab “Investment Banking”.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jonah Dimeo by sending email to Jonah.Dimeo@wellsfargo.com .

 
President Bollinger's Thirteenth Annual FUN RUN 5K Run/Walk
October 24, 2014 from 7:45 am to 10:00 am EDT
New York, NY

PLEASE NOTE: This registration is for Alumni only. Registration will be open to students on October 15, 2014 on the following website:www.universityprograms.columbia.edu Each fall President Lee C. Bollinger kicks off the academic year with the Fun Run, a five kilometer run/walk through Riverside Park. This year, we are looking for alumni runners and alumni volunteers. 100 runner slots are available to runner and are to be filled on a first-come, first serve basis between September 29th and October 7th. Volunteers are welcome to assist at registration, water stations, and finish line and for the distribution or t-shirts, fruit and water at end of race.

Co-hosted by the Columbia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Timing: Volunteer Check-in: 6:45 a.m. Runner Check-in: 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Run Start: 8:30 a.m. The event will take place rain or shine

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

 
Presidential Fun Run
October 24, 2014 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am EDT
College Walk and Riverside Drive

Each fall President Lee C. Bollinger kicks off the academic year with the Fun Run, a five kilometer run/walk through Riverside Park. The event is open to all Columbia students, faculty and staff, and for the first year a limited amount of alumni can participate.

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

 
President Bollinger's Thirteenth Annual FUN RUN 5K Run/Walk
October 24, 2014 from 8:30 am to 10:45 am EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus College Walk (116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam) and Riverside Park

Timing
Check-in: 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Start: 8:30 a.m.
The event will take place rain or shine.

Co-hosted by the Columbia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, and the Office of Alumni and Development.

Location
The Fun Run/Walk will start on College Walk (116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam) and proceed through Riverside Park, ending at the promenade overlook at 116th Street.

Who can participate?
All Columbia Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in the Fun Run.  Registration is required.

Accessibility
The Fun Run is open to individuals of all abilities. The course is mostly flat with several small, but moderately steep hills.  Although the course is paved, conditions vary and may develop puddles or mud depending on the weather.  There are no steps/stairs on the course.

Representatives from the Office of Disability Services (DS) will be on-hand to assist.  If you have any concerns, please contact DS at disability@columbia.edu, 212-854-2388, or visit their website.

Registration and Waiver and Release Form

Online registration is required.  Registration will open on Tuesday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Upon registering, you will receive an email with directions for printing the Fun Run Waiver and Release From. The signed waiver is required at check-in.

Runners/walkers who do not complete the check-in process will not be able to participate.

Check-in
Check-in is required for all registered participants. 
We strongly encourage participants to check in prior to race day.

Pre-Fun Run day check-in
Pre-Fun Run day check-in will take place at the Main ramp, 2nd Floor (campus level) of Alfred Lerner Hall 2920 Broadway on:

Tuesday, October 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Proceed through the turnstile at the campus entrance of Lerner Hall (Northeast corner). Check-in will be ahead on the left.

Fun Run day Check in
You may check in on the day of the event at the Sundial near Butler Lawn on Morningside Campus on Friday, October 24 from 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Additional Information
Water will be provided at both the halfway point and the finish line.  Fruit, water, and a free Fun Run t-shirt will be available for participants after the Fun Run on College Walk.  Fun Run t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last (you will need to present you ticket from bib to receive your t-shirt).

Restrooms and showers will be available at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center.

Questions?
For more information, please email columbiaevents@columbia.edu or call 212-851-7413.




Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact University Programs and Events by sending email to columbiaevents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7413.
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Interviewing and Hiring
October 24, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-202

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.
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Inbound Business Bootcamp 2014
October 24, 2014 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT
HubSpot Headquarters-25 First Street- Cambridge, MA.

Inbound Business Bootcamp 2014
An intensive one-day introduction to the modern business world for top college juniors & seniors

What is it?
Inbound Business Bootcamp is a highly selective one-day seminar designed to introduce college upperclassmen to the modern technology business world. Classes will cover what it’s like to work in a SaaS (Software as a Service) based business. You’ll learn how a liberal arts education translates into real-world technology business. You will be taught by HubSpot executives and we’ll invite other local entrepreneurial businesses to offer a wider perspective.


Whether you’re specifically interested in HubSpot, or just looking to learn more about tech business, this training was meant for you!


HubSpot, one of the world's fastest growing software companies and a leader in modern business culture, sells inbound marketing and sales software that medium-sized businesses use to delight their customers.
There's no charge for the program, but you do have to apply. We'll be accepting approximately 50 applicants. Learn more on the Inbound Business Bootcamp FAQ page.

When and where?
Friday, October 24
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
HubSpot Headquarters-25 First Street- Cambridge, MA.

How do I apply?
First come first serve... do not wait for the deadline- apply today! Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until Monday, September 29th, 2014.

Here are a few places where you can find out more about the event:
•             Slideshare overview.
•             Facebook group.
•             Application page.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Emily Kueffner by sending email to ekueffner@hubspot.com .

 
APAM Research Conference
October 24, 2014 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214

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

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


Anastasia Romanou, NASA GISS
"Ocean carbon pump and climate"
&
Tim Hall, NASA GISS
"Weeks to months forecasting of hurricane hazard"


Andrew Cole, Fall 2014 Coordinator

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

 
Site Visit with the Carnegie Corporation of NY (Carnegie Foundation)
October 24, 2014 from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Event location and directions will be provided once you have completed the registration process.

Come join us on a site visit to the Carnegie Corporation of New York scheduled for Friday, October 24 from 9:45am-12:00pm.

Carnegie Corporation of New York, is pleased to host 25 Columbia University undergraduate students for a Career Information Day.  Representatives from our grant-making programs, our investment team, and president’s office will be on hand to share stories about their careers, their current work at Carnegie Corporation, and some of the more helpful networks they have use to foster their own careers.

During this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with:

  • Jeanne D’Onofrio, Chief of Staff and Operations 
  • Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Meredith Jenkins, Vice President, Co-Chief Investment Officer
  • Carl Robichaud, Program Officer, International Peace and Security, International Program  
  • Ambika Kapur – Officer of Special Projects, National Program 
  • Andrew Geraghty – Program Analyst, National Program
  • Camilla Somers – Manager of Communications, President’s Office
About Carnegie Corporation

Carnegie Corporation of New York, which was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 is one of the oldest, largest and most influential of American foundations. Andrew Carnegie envisioned Carnegie Corporation as a foundation that would “promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” In keeping with this mandate, our work incorporates an affirmation of our historic role as an education foundation but also honors Andrew Carnegie's passion for international peace and the health of our democracy. For more information about the organization, please visit: http://carnegie.org/


About this Site Visit
Attendance will be limited to 25 people. All interested participants must register using the link below. You will automatically be placed on a waiting list until your registration has been approved.

Find more information about the Site Visit program and tips on how to prepare here.

Attire: Business attire
Registration required? Yes.
Resume required? Resume is not required; however it is recommended that you bring it with you.
Eligibility: This event is open to all undergraduate students and undergraduate alumni at Columbia University from the following schools: Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gerald Tang by sending email to gt2257@columbia.edu .
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Navigating NIH: an overview of NIH and the grant review process
October 24, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Neurological Institute Auditorium, 1st Floor, 710 West 168th Street


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Curry by sending email to jrc2165@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123420251.
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Navigating NIH: an overview of NIH and the grant review process
October 24, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Hammer Health Science Center, Room HSC 312 3rd Floor

By the completion of these sessions, participants will be able to:

  • Choose the appropriate type of career development award for their career stage and situation.
  • Complete an application for a NIH career development award.
  • Submit an application using strategies for a successful grant proposal.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Curry by sending email to jrc2165@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123420251.
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Combined Postbac Premed-M.S. Bioethics Program Information Session
October 24, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Dr. Robert Klitzman, director of the M.S. in Bioethics Program and professor of clinical psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, will present the Combined Postbac Premed-M.S. Bioethics Program, which allows Postbac students to earn an M.S. in Bioethics during their second and third years of the Postbac Premed Program.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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Linkage Program Visit: New York Medical College
October 24, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Office of Admissions New York Medical College Administration Building 40 Sunshine Cottage Road Valhalla, New York 11595

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 23, 12 p.m.

This event provides students eligible to apply for linkage in the current cycle with a special opportunity to visit this linkage school and speak with admissions representatives and with current medical students.

Students wishing to attend this event must also respond directly to Robin Baum at robin_baum@nymc.edu.

Linkage Requirements

Directions


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
October 24, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214


Fengyuan Yang
Ohio State University

"Pure spin transport in nonmagnetic, ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic materials using YIG-based heterostructures"

A central focus of spintronics is the generation and transmission of spin currents mediated by itinerant charges or magnetic excitations. In recent years, pure spin currents generated by ferromagnetic resonance spin pumping or thermal gradients have attracted wide interests because of the potential for energy-efficient, spin-based electronics without the need of an accompanying charge current. In addition, ferromagnetic resonance spin pumping is a powerful technique for understanding the spin Hall effect in a broad range of materials. In this talk, we will discuss our recent results on pure spin transport in several classes of materials with different magnetic structures, including nonmagnetic metals [1-3], ferromagnetic metals [4], nonmagnetic insulators [5], and antiferromagnetic insulators [6] using Y3Fe5O12 (YIG) based spin pumping. The spin Hall angles determined for a series of 3d, 4d, and 5d transition metals show that both atomic number and d-electron count play important roles in spin Hall physics [2, 3]. We observe robust spin transport from YIG to Pt across antiferromagnetic insulators up to 100 nm thickness [6], in clear contrast to the angstrom-scale exponential decay of spin currents across nonmagnetic insulator spacers [5]. Surprisingly, the spin current is significantly enhanced by the insertion of a thin antiferromagnetic layer between YIG and Pt. This demonstrates highly efficient spin transport through an AF insulator carried by magnetic excitations.

References:

[1].    Wang, et al. Phys. Rev. B 88, 100406(R) (2013).
[2].    Wang, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 197201 (2014).
[3].    Du, et al. arXiv: 1410.1590.
[4].    Wang, et al. Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 202405 (2014).
[5].    Du, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 247202 (2013).
[6].    Wang, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 097202 (2014).

Host: William Bailey
 

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.

 
2014 Columbia University Golf Alumni and Friends Tournament - 10.24.14
October 24, 2014 from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Tuxedo Park, New York

Columbia University Golf invites you to participate in the 10th Annual Jack Rohan Alumni Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, NY. Don't miss this chance to play with members of the men's and women's golf teams!
The Tuxedo Club, a Robert Trent Jones design, is a private member-owned country club located in the Ramapo Mountains, approximately 45 minutes northwest of New York City.

The event is open to alumni, friends of the program, faculty, work colleagues, avid golfers, special invitees and members of the Tuxedo Club! You can coordinate your own threesome or we will place you with a great group. Every threesome will be paired with a member of the team or a coach. The field is limited to the first 39 players.

As is customary of the Jack Rohan Trophy, the tournament format will be a shamble in foursomes.

A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30am followed by a shotgun start at 1pm.

Immediately after the round, tournament prizes will be awarded for Low Net Team, Closest to the Hole, and Long Drive. Additionally, members of the Men's and WomenÂ’s teams will be recognized. Please come and celebrate this special moment with our student-athletes!

Schedule of Events
11:30am - Buffet Lunch
1:00pm - Shotgun Start
5:15pm - Awards

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

 
Know your K (K01, K08, K23 Awards)
October 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Center, Room HSC 301 3rd Floor


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Curry by sending email to jrc2165@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123420251.
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Lunch & Learn
October 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Studebaker - Conference Room 531


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .
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IRB 101: Human Subjects Research Protections & How to Submit a Protocol to the CU IRB- Morningside
October 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Hamilton 413

 IRB 101: Human Subjects Research Protections & How to Submit a Protocol to the CU IRB- Morningside
 Date: October 24, 2014 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Hamilton 413
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joyce Plaza by sending email to jp2199@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7043.

 The Columbia University Institutional Review Board – Morningside is hosting an IRB 101 session that provides an overview of the Columbia University Human Subjects Protections Program (HRPP) and detailed information on what is required and how to submit a protocol.

All human subjects research, including faculty and student projects, must be approved by the CU IRB before the research may take place. This includes science, social science and humanities research.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joyce Plaza by sending email to jp2199@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7043.
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Know your K (a guide to applying for a mentored career development (K) award (K01, K08, K23, K99)
October 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Center, Room HSC 301 3rd Floor

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanism for supporting new and mid-career  investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award). This workshop explores the range of Mentored Career Development Award (a.k.a. K Award) options available.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Curry by sending email to jrc2165@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-342-0251.
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A Long Strange Trip: Latin America's Global Drugs
October 24, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Schermerhorn Extension, Room 457

A talk with Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook University. Discussant: Fernando Montero, Columbia University. Food and beverages will be served. Papers will be circulated one week in advance. For a copy of papers presented, please email lfc2129@columbia.edu. Part of the Americas South Seminar series.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS by sending email to ilasRSVP@gmail.com .

 
"A Long Strange Trip: Latin America’s Global Drugs"
October 24, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Schermerhorn Extension Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457

Part of the of the Americas South Seminar, we present Paul Gootenberg (Stony Brook University) “A Long Strange Trip: Latin America’s Global Drugs.” Discussant: Fernando Montero (Columbia University).

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

 
Registration test
October 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Registration test location

Registration test full description

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Caffentzis by sending email to jc3217@columbia.edu or by calling 854-0046.
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CCNMTL rewirED Series @ Morningside: PRODUCE The Media
October 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Butler Library, Room 523

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 in 204 Butler Library, from 2-3 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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Senate Plenary
October 24, 2014 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104 (Law School)

The monthly meeting of the full University Senate. In 2015, Columbia will move to a single health insurance provider, United Healthcare. Fiona McLennan, Assistant Vice President, Benefits, will present features of benefits choices for officers and answer questions. Naomi Schrag, Associate Vice President, Research Compliance, will discuss the revised university policy on institutional conflict of interest. The agenda will be available beforehand on the Senate web site.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Raimi by sending email to senate@columbia.edu or by calling 2128546825.
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Senate Plenary
October 24, 2014 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104 (Law School)

The monthly meeting of the full University Senate. Suzanne B. Goldberg, Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law and Special Advisor to the President for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, and Melissa Rooker, Associate Provost, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and University Title IX Coordinator, will provide an update on the new gender-based misconduct policy for students and data release. In 2015, Columbia will move to a single health insurance provider, United Healthcare. Fiona McLennan, Assistant Vice President, Benefits, will present features of benefits choices for officers and answer questions. Naomi Schrag, Associate Vice President, Research Compliance, will discuss the revised university policy on institutional conflict of interest. The agenda will be available beforehand on the Senate web site.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Raimi by sending email to senate@columbia.edu or by calling 2128546825.
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Linkage Visit: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
October 24, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Leon & Norma Hess Center (Madison Ave btwn 101st St & 102nd St) Room: 8-101

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 21, 3 p.m.

This event provides students eligible to apply for linkage in the current cycle with a special opportunity to visit this school and speak with admissions representatives and with current medical students.

http://gs.columbia.edu/postbac/mt-sinai



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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NIH Grant Workshops - Know your Kangaroo: Pathway to Independence K99/R00
October 24, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Center, Room HSC 301 3rd Floor


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Curry by sending email to jrc2165@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123420251.
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NIH Grant Workshops - Know your Kangaroo: Pathway to Independence K99/R00
October 24, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Center, Room HSC 301 3rd Floor

This session provides an overview of the NIH's program that provides promising postdoctoral scientists the opportunity to receive both mentored (K) and independent research support (R) from the same award. The opportunity to hear success stories from colleagues who have received these awards will be featured.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Curry by sending email to jrc2165@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-342-0251.
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Writing Effective Specific Aims
October 24, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Center, Room HSC 301 3rd Floor

The most important section for the development of a NIH grant application is the Specific Aims section. This section becomes the master plan for the rest of your proposal and a key part that all the reviewers will likely read.  

This session will provide insight into the elements of a strong Specific Aims section with time being provided for participants to work on specific aims for projects and/or proposals being developed.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Curry by sending email to jrc2165@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-342-0251.
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Writing Effective Specific Aims
October 24, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Center, Room HSC 301


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Curry by sending email to jrc2165@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123420251.
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Town Hall for Faculty: New Hybrid Learning Initiative from CU Provost
October 24, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
203 Butler Library

Columbia University's Office of the Provost has launched a new Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting faculty to apply for funding to support redesigning the delivery of their courses using innovative, technology-rich pedagogy, and learning strategies. The awards to faculty will be grants of $5K-$20K accompanied by in-kind support from the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning for courses in 2015. Full-time and part-time faculty from both campuses are eligible to apply. Please join us to discuss this new initiative, and the future of teaching and learning at Columbia University. Registration is available, but NOT required.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact CCNMTL by sending email to ccnmtl+rfp@columbia.edu or by calling 2128549058.
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Special seminar in Neurobiology
October 24, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Medical Center Neurological Institute Auditorium 710 W. 168th Street


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

 
APAM Department Tea
October 24, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
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.

 
Wrestling Season Kickoff
October 24, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

Join Columbia Wrestling to kickoff the 2014-2015 season! Open Practice: 3:30 - 5:00 PM, Dodge Fitness Center Reception: 7:00 - 9:00 PM, New York Athletic Club

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

 
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: The Climate, Air Quality and Vegetation Traffic Circle
October 24, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium

The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Earth Science Colloquium presents "The Climate, Air Quality and Vegetation Traffic Circle", with Colette Head, Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Enginnering and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Open to the Public.

Abstract: Atmospheric composition is driving global climate change, via rising greenhouse gas concentrations and short-lived climate forcers such as aerosols and ozone. At the same time, atmospheric composition is responding to climate feedbacks on the atmosphere and biosphere. In this talk I will highlight research from my group that examines different elements of the interactions between air quality, global climate, and vegetation: Why are recent estimates of the climate forcing of black carbon wrong? What is driving recent trends in North African dust? How do climate change and ozone pollution together impact projected crop yields? How is vegetation controlling surface ozone?

Host: Arlene Fiore, Associate Professor, Ocean and Ciimate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

For more information on LDEO visit

www.ldeo.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute visit

www.earth.columbia.edu 


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

 
Better Policies, Better Lives: The International Benchmarking Process
October 24, 2014 from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 1102

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is one of the world's leading authorities on identifying best macroeconomic and structural policy practices. Economic policy expert and the OECD's Head of Macroeconomic Analysis David Turner will discuss the benchmarking process and how these practices improve millions of lives worldwide.

Refreshments will be served.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maren Killackey by sending email to msk2187@columbia.edu .

 
University of Oxford Graduate School Information Sessions
October 24, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
University of Oxford North American Office, 500 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10110

You are warmly invited to join representatives from the University of Oxford to learn more about:

• The benefits of graduate study at Oxford
• Oxford’s 900+ fully funded scholarships for entry in 2015-16
• Graduate life in the UK
• How to apply

There will also be the opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have about studying at Oxford and life in the UK.

The University of Oxford is internationally renowned for its world-leading research, high-quality teaching, and excellent resources. Graduate students at Oxford join a diverse community of over 9,800 highly intelligent and committed fellow graduates from over 140 different countries. We admit graduate students of the very highest academic calibre and future potential, irrespective of nationality or other background. Whether our students are looking to join the next generation of academic researchers and teachers or build successful careers in other fields, Oxford's outstanding academic staff and facilities serve as a strong foundation.

Further information, click here.

*Please note there will be identical sessions run on consecutive evenings, at different times, so please only sign up for one event.

Thursday October, 23rd at 6-8pm
Friday October, 24th at 4-6pm


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Laura Taylor by sending email to laura.taylor@admin.ox.ac.uk .

 
Dean's Welcome Reception
October 24, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

In celebration of Homecoming weekend, students and their families  are invited to attend a welcome reception with GS Dean Peter J. Awn.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Office of Student Life by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.
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Sarasota: Alumni Mixer
October 24, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Sarasota, FL

Join Columbia alumni in Sarasota for an informal mixer. We will be kicking off alumni activity for the upcoming year and look forward to seeing you there! Cost: $15.00 per person, includes appetizers and a cash bar. Please RSVP by October 15 with checks payable to "Columbia University Club of Sarasota." Mail to: Barbara Russell '93SW 6561 Waters Edge Way Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 Questions? Please contact Cathaleen Kaiyoorawongs at cathaleenl@gmail.com. Join the Club: contact Carl Chorba '70CC at cchorbaosprey@verizon.net. SAVE THE DATE: March 27, 2015, 7:00-11:00pm. A night at Sarasota Opera, The Marriage of Figaro.

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

 
Band: Annual Homecoming Reception & Reunion
October 24, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
New York, NY

On Friday, Oct. 24, alumni of the Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will again gather at the Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. If youÂ’re in or near New York, please join us to munch some light snacks, reminisce with other Band alumni of your era and meet some new alums of all vintages. The current Marching Band will be there too, eager to meet you.

To RSVP, please contact Columbia.Band.Alumni@gmail.com

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

 
Hong Kong: Pinky Lai - The Hong Kong Man Who Helped Save Porsche
October 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Hong Kong

Hong Kong native Pinky Lai Ping will share with Columbia alumni his insight on designing Porsches for 26 years, and everything in between about the automobile industry and its future.

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

 
7 Steps to Grow Your Business Through Social Media for Free
October 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus 501 Northwest Corner Building

The right social media strategy will increase your revenue! Whether you are looking to launch your social media effort or evolve it, this session provides the essential guide to leveraging your assets and opportunities across social media platforms  for a $0 budget.

You will learn:

  • How social media has impacted the traditional sales funnel (process from awareness to purchase)
  • The role of social media: Setting realistic expectations
  • How to pick the right networks
  • How to create a content strategy that gets results
  • Best practices for boosting audience engagement

Case studies and research will be presented, and everyone will receive a step-by-step workbook to develop a rock-solid social media strategy.

About the presenter:
Liza Horan, who earned her master's degree in strategic communications from Columbia University in May 2010, is principal of Media Moxie LLC, a digital strategy consultancy that helps organizations increase audience engagement through compelling and actionable messaging. Her media career switched from print editorial to digital in 1995 when she launched TENNIS.com and led it to become the No. 1 site for fans and players. Her experience includes leading strategy across websites, social media, mobile, and email for ESPN, The New York Times Co., manufacturers, software companies, entertainment brands, and clients including Gatorade, Army National Guard and American Express. Liza tweets at @LizaHoran and can be reached through her LinkedIn profile.


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

 
Washington D.C.: Georgetown Ghost Tour
October 24, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Washington D.C.

Ghosts of Georgetown Private Walking Tour Friday, October 24, 2014 7 pm to about 8:30 pm $20adult, $10/youth ages 10-12 (minimum age is 10) Billed as a "creepy, cosmic and sometimes comic crawl through paranormal Georgetown, DC's most historic and absurdly haunted neighborhood!" Rated Best Tour by Washingtonian Magazine. Join us to hear about some of Georgetown's secrets. This tour has always sold out so sign up early! Tour begins at 7 pm at the Old Stone House at 3051 M Street NW and ends 90 minutes later at the Exorcist Steps at 36th and Prospect Streets NW (near the Key Bridge). Tour is about 1.5 miles and goes rain or shine. Foggy Bottom is the closest Metro. From there take the Circulator (which goes from Union Station thru downtown) or 30s buses. Parking is tight in Georgetown but there are paid lots at Wisconsin and M. Due to the limit on tickets, all registrations must be done online. Contact Margot Ross MBA '86 with any questions at margotross@aol.com. To Register: If you already have an account on the system click here to register. If you do not have an account on the system you may register by phone by calling (773) 702-8955 and leaving a message saying you are with Boomers to Busters. You may choose to set up an online account and register per the directions below: 1. When you click on the link above you will go to the sign in page. Enter your email and check that you are new to the system. 2. Click on the link that says "Click here for additional information." 3. Fill out the form. Boomers to Busters who have not attended UChicago are welcome to all events and should follow the same procedures and put n/a in the degree field. Note "Boomers to Busters" in the Additional Information box. 4. The system will respond that your information has been submitted and you will receive an email with set up information within one business day. 5. Register for the event by clicking on the above link. Boomers to Busters is sponsored by the University of Chicago Club of DC. It is targeted for undergraduate and graduate alumni of UChicago and other schools who were undergraduates from the 1970s to the 1990s, and their spouses, partners, and guests. Learn more about Boomers to Busters. WHEN October 24, 2014 at 7pm - 8:30pm WHERE Georgetown, DC CONTACT Margot Ross • margotross@aol.com

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

 
Department of Astronomy: Public Lecture & Stargazing
October 24, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Pupin Hall: Follow signs posted in the lobby.

Every other Friday, the Astronomy Department at Columbia University sponsors public outreach. Attendees get access to astronomical information through timely lectures by members of our department aimed at a public audience.

After the thirty-minute lecture, if the weather is clear, the public can proceed to the roof of Pupin Hall and be guided by volunteers in stargazing and observing through the telescopes of Rutherfurd Observatory. A slide show and discussion with an astronomer about various astronomical images happens if the weather is cloudy. "Stripping Stars: The Exciting Lives and Untimely Demise of Stars Near Supermassive Black Holes" by post-doctoral researcher, Nicholas Stone Abstract: At the center of almost every galaxy sits a supermassive black hole, with a mass between a million and a billion times that of our own sun. These behemoths are usually difficult to observe, but on rare occasions will eat an unlucky, nearby star.  I will discuss the agonizing demise of stars that are torn apart by hungry supermassive black holes, and how astronomers use their death throes to learn about important questions in astrophysics and Einstein's theory of general relativity.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Summer Ash by sending email to sa2656@columbia.edu .