Columbia Engineering at 150
From May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am through September 05, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT
Chang Octagon Room - Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Butler Library, 6th Floor, East

See a Columbia University Libraries exhibit showcasing the past 150 years of Columbia Engineering history.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Allison Morrow by sending email to amm2394@apps.cul.columbia.edu .

 
NURSING IN MAINE
From June 28, 2014 at 11:00 am through September 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT
MAINE

SON IN MAINE

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

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

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

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

 
Advance Registration for Fall 2014
From August 19, 2014 through August 21, 2014, All Day Event
Register online through SSOL

Continuing students may register for classes for the Fall 2014 semester.

Check SSOL for registration appointment times.

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

 
The 29th ROK-US Security Conference - The Future of the Korean Peninsula
From August 20, 2014 at 8:00 am through August 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Low Memorial Library, Faculty Room

The 29th Annual ROK-US Security Conference is a two-day conference featuring panel discussions and keynote addresses from ambassadors, prominent scholars, and policy practitioners engaged in research policy on the Korean Peninsula, United States, and East Asia.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Registration and Check-in

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM  Welcome Remarks

Speakers: General Jae Chang Kim, General John H. Tilelli, Jr., Gerald L. Curtis, and National Assemblyman Jin Ha Hwang

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM  Keynote Address: General David H. Petraeus

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Panel I: Changes and Continuity in the Korean Peninsula: Whither North Korea?

Moderator: Stephen E. Noerper
Paper Presenters: Jung-hoon Lee, Patrick M. Cronin, Kwang-jin Kim
Discussants: Scott A. Snyder, Nam Sung Huh, Dae Sung Song 

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM  Luncheon and Keynote Address: Former Defense Minister of South Korea Yong Ok Park

1:45 PM - 4:00 PM  Panel II: Unification Policy and Regime Survival, South and North Korea

Moderator: Yong-soon Yim
Paper Presenters: Seong Ho Sheen, Sung-Yoon Lee, Gordon G. Chang
Discussants: Patrick M. Morgan, Dlynn Williams, Tae-Ho Won 

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM  Break

4:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Panel III: Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula and the Regional Powers' Strategic Interests

Moderator: Yong-ok Park
Paper Presenters: Roy Kamphausen, Sheila A. Smith, Alexandre Mansourov, Sue Mi Terry
Discussants: Gerald L. Curtis, Evans J.R. Revere, Jae-Kap Ryoo 

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Dinner and Keynote Address: ROK Ambassador to the United Nations Oh Joon

(by invitation only)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Registration and Check-in

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Panel IV: Korea's Peaceful Unification and International Cooperation

Moderator: Charles K. Armstrong
Paper Presenters: John S. Park, Sang-Yoon Ma, Gilbert Rozman, Jeong-Ho Roh  
Discussants: Curtis J. Milhaupt, Sungpyo Hong

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM  Luncheon and Keynote Address: Victor D. Cha

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Wrap Up and a Way Forward: The Future of the Korean Peninsula

Speakers: Lt. General Raymond P. Ayres, Jr.,
General Jae Chang Kim


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mack by sending email to lem2111@columbia.edu or by calling 212846919.

 
P-Card Training
August 20, 2014 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
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 P-Card Team by sending email to pcard@columbia.edu .
Register

 
Postbac Planning Session (PPS) and Tour
August 20, 2014 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Note: You may not register for a Postbac Planning Session if you have not received an offer of admission from the School of General Studies.

Student-Led Campus Tour: 10:30 a.m.

Departure Location

University Visitors Center
Room 213
Low Memorial Library

Join a Postbac Premed student for a tour of campus and discover what it’s like to be a Columbia student while learning more about the campus history and architecture. 


Postbac Premed Planning Session: 12:00 p.m. (Required)

Location
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Led by a Postbac Premed advisor, this session will provide a program overview, details about the curriculum and clinical research opportunities, and information about medical school planning and preparation. Current students will be available to answer questions, and lunch will be provided. All newly admitted students must attend a PPS before meeting with an advisor.


Important Registration Information
Before registering for a PPS, you must formally accept the offer of admission, signified by returning the Acceptance Reply Form for enrollment (also included in your acceptance packet) along with the required tuition deposit. In order to assign you an academic advisor who will register you for courses, these items must be received two weeks prior to attending a Postbac Planning Session.

Once you have formally accepted the offer of admission, to complete the registration process you will need your Personal Identification Number (PID or CUID) provided in your Admissions Packet. If you need to cancel or change your PPS registration, refer to your confirmation email, which provides a URL where you may cancel your previous reservation.


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

 
Ergonomic Workshop
August 20, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Studebaker Building, 615 West 131 Street, 3rd Floor, Room 367

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

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact EH&S by sending email to occusafety@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-6780.
Register

 
IRB 101: Human Subjects Research Protections & How to Submit a Protocol to the CU IRB- Morningside - New Faculty/Postdoc/Graduate Student Training
August 20, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Hamilton 703

IRB 101: Human Subjects Research Protections & How to Submit a Protocol to the CU IRB- Morningside

New Faculty Training/Postdoc/Graduate Student Training

Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time: Noon – 2:00 pm

Location: Hamilton 703

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.


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.
Register

 
Postbac Placement Exam: Math Part I
August 20, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
603 Hamilton Hall

Some Postbaccalaureate Premedical students are required to take math or chemistry placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the Postbac Premed website.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
Register

 
Press Ganey Reporting
August 20, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room 202A

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.
Register

 
Postbac Placement Exam: Chemistry
August 20, 2014 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm EDT
603 Hamilton Hall

Some Postbaccalaureate Premedical students are required to take math or chemistry placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the Postbac Premed website.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
Register

 
Postbac Placement Exam: Math Part II
August 20, 2014 from 4:45 pm to 5:25 pm EDT
603 Hamilton Hall

Some Postbaccalaureate Premedical students are required to take math or chemistry placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the Postbac Premed website.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
Register

 
Making Payments to Foreign Persons and Entities
August 21, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Finance Training Center - 367 Studebaker - 622 West 132nd Street, 3rd Floor (between Broadway and 12th Ave)


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Katie Germana by sending email to kg2520@columbia.edu or by calling 851-7128.
Register

 
IRI Seminar: Climate Forecast Briefing
August 21, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Monell Auditorium Columbia University, Lamont Campus Palisades, NY

Columbia University Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society presents its monthly climate forecast.

This forecast presents the upcoming seasonal climate forecasts, ENSO forecasts, the basis for these forecasts, the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.

For more information on the Earth Institute, please visit http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu

For more information on the IRI, please visit http://iri.columbia.edu


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact IRI Seminar by sending email to seminar@iri.columbia.edu .

 
GS Planning Day: Thursday, August 21
August 21, 2014 from 11:30 am to 4:15 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Schedule of Events

Student-led Campus Tour
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Departs from the Visitors Center, Low Library (Room 213)
Academic Planning Session (mandatory)
1:00-2:30 p.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall
Meet and Greet
2:30-3:30 p.m.
GS Lounge, 3rd Floor
Financial Aid Workshop
3:30-4:15 p.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall

Important Registration Information
All newly admitted students must attend an Academic Planning Session before meeting with an advisor and registering for classes.

Before registering for a Planning Day session, you must formally accept the offer of admission by returning the tuition deposit and the Acceptance Reply Form (also included in your Acceptance Packet). In order to assign you an academic advisor who will register you for courses, these items must be received two weeks prior to attending an Academic Planning Session.


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

 
Writing a Results-Focused and Targeted Resume: Selling Your Brand
August 21, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Webinar for Alumni and Students (access via Internet and Phone)

Speaker: Rose Sterling, Director, Alumni Career Services, Columbia University Center for Career Education.

An accomplishment-driven resume focuses on your proven history of exceeding expectations. Your goal is to accurately and positively relay your accomplishments to potential employers. Join this engaging webinar and learn effective strategies that will help you successfully showcase your professional brand and best position you as a top contender for the desired position.

Registration for Webinar:
Registering for this webinar is free. Simply click on the registration link below.
(Please note that UNI log-in is required for registration for all webinars. If you do not know your UNI or password please click here for Alumni or here for Students.)

After completing registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from our webinar service, GoToWebinar, with a link to log on to the seminar on the scheduled day. Note that this link is unique to you. Please save it, as CCE is unable to generate the link. Finally, to join the webinar, in addition to the unique link, you will need a computer, Internet access, and speakers/microphone attached to your computer or a telephone.

To register and for more information, please click on this link: Writing a Results-Focused and Targeted Resume: Selling Your Brand

All webinars are 35 minute sessions with 10 minute Q&A. 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Rose Sterling by sending email to rs3443@columbia.edu .

 
Writing a Results-Focused and Targeted Resume: Selling Your Brand
August 21, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Online

Join this engaging webinar and learn effective strategies that will help you successfully showcase your professional brand and best position you as a top contender for the desired position.

–Learn more

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

 
The Individual Development Plan: Strategically Navigate Your Scientific Career
August 21, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
P&S Amphitheater 7, Medical Center Campus, Columbia University

Led by Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean, Career and Professional Development in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, this seminar will address the importance of career management, how to conduct a self-assessment, the significance of an IDP, and best practices for developing an IDP.

This seminar is also being given at the Morningside campus at 3:00 p.m. 

For more information about the Columbia IDP program, see the IDP website.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia IDP Program by sending email to postdocaffairs@columbia.edu .

 
The Individual Development Plan: Strategically Navigate Your Scientific Career
August 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Davis Auditorium, 412 Schapiro Center (ground floor), Morningside Campus, Columbia University

Led by Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean, Career and Professional Development in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, this seminar will address the importance of career management, how to conduct a self-assessment, the significance of an IDP, and best practices for developing an IDP.

This seminar is also being given at the Medical Center campus at 12:30 p.m. 

For more information about the Columbia IDP program, see the IDP website.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia IDP Program by sending email to postdocaffairs@columbia.edu .

 
The Individual Development Plan: Strategically Navigate Your Scientific Career
August 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Davis Auditorium, 412 Schapiro Center (ground floor), Morningside Campus

Led by Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean, Career and Professional Development in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, this seminar will address the importance of career management, how to conduct a self-assessment, the significance of an IDP, and best practices for developing an IDP.
About the Speaker
Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann recently transitioned to UMMS from University of California, San Francisco, where she founded the Preparing Future Faculty program and oversaw development of professional skills programs and resources for biomedical scientists. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from University of California, Davis and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UCSF. As a graduate student and during brief postdoctoral training, she studied mechanisms for serine protease catalysis and protein stability using ultra-high resolution x-ray crystallography. Her scholarly interests now focus on career decision-making by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the life sciences. Her research in this area has been highlighted in Science, Nature Careers, NIH Extramural Nexus Newsletter, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Tomorrow's Professor. Most recently, she co-authored and coordinated development of the interactive career-planning website myIDP.

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

 
Research Data Management Meetup
August 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Butler Library, 5th Floor, Room 523


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Amy Nurnberger by sending email to anurnberger@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2827.
Register

 
Research Data Management Meetup
August 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Butler Library, 5th Floor, Room 523


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Amy Nurnberger by sending email to anurnberger@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2827.
Register

 
IDSE Online Information Session
August 21, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Online

Join us for our Online Information Session. This session will include an overview of the Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences and the future MS in Data Science programs, admissions criteria, financial aid and student life! To register, please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1914789962608322050

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

 
Moments in Materials - Jia Chen
August 21, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Morningside Campus Room 602 NW Corner Building 550 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027

Please join us for the LAST Moments in Materials (MiMs) this summer!

Speaker: Jia Chen (Marianetti Group)
When: Thursday 08/21 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: NWC, 6th floor meeting room, RM 602

Strongly correlated materials can exhibit a wide range of interesting properties. However, understanding and predicting behaviours of these materials is very challenging from a theoretical standpoint. As the state of the art theoretical method for strongly-correlated systems, dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) has provided us insight on various materials and phenomena. Recently, promising progress has been made in generalizing DMFT to chemical systems. Utilizing DMFT as electronic structure calculation method, we studied a spin-crossover molecule: Fe(phen)2(NCS)2. In general, good correlation between theory and experiments were achieved for measurables including magnetic susceptibility, x-ray adsorption spectroscopy, and total energy. The metal-to-ligand bond length was identified as the control parameter for spin state.

Selected references
G. Kotliar and D. Vollhardt, Phys. Today 57(3) 53 (2004)
N. Lin, C. A. Marianetti, A. J. Millis and D. R. Reichman. Phys. Rev. Lett 106 096402 (2011)

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

 


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

 
Moments in Materials
August 21, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Morningside Campus Room 602 NW Corner Building 550 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027

Moments in Materials (MiMs) this summer!

Speaker: Jia Chen (Marianetti Group)
When: Thursday 08/21 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: NWC, 6th floor meeting room, RM 602

Title: "Extending dynamical mean-field theory to chemical systems: a study of spin-crossover molecule"

Strongly correlated materials can exhibit a wide range of interesting properties. However, understanding and predicting behaviours of these materials is very challenging from a theoretical standpoint. As the state of the art theoretical method for strongly-correlated systems, dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) has provided us insight on various materials and phenomena. Recently, promising progress has been made in generalizing DMFT to chemical systems. Utilizing DMFT as electronic structure calculation method, we studied a spin-crossover molecule: Fe(phen)2(NCS)2. In general, good correlation between theory and experiments were achieved for measurables including magnetic susceptibility, x-ray adsorption spectroscopy, and total energy. The metal-to-ligand bond length was identified as the control parameter for spin state.

Selected references
G. Kotliar and D. Vollhardt, Phys. Today 57(3) 53 (2004)
N. Lin, C. A. Marianetti, A. J. Millis and D. R. Reichman. Phys. Rev. Lett 106 096402 (2011)

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!


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

 
GS Placement Exams
August 21, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
603 Hamilton Hall

Some GS students are required to take math, chemistry or quantitative reasoning placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the GS website.

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
Register

 
NorCal: August Happy Hour (East Bay)
August 21, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Oakland, CA

We are having a joint happy hour with the alumni of Northwestern University! Take some time out of your day to come meet old friends and make new ones. We'll be hosting at Make Westing in Oakland, CA. Mark it on your calendars and see you there!

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

 
NorCal: August Happy Hour (East Bay)
August 21, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Oakland, CA

We are having a joint happy hour with the alumni of Northwestern University! Take some time out of your day to come meet old friends and make new ones. We'll be hosting at Make Westing in Oakland, CA.

Mark it on your calendars and see you there!

To register for this event, please click here!

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

 
CCYA/CEYA August Happy Hour
August 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Brooklyn, NY

Join CCYA and CEYA as they take over Radegast Hall, the most authentic beer garden in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Guests are invited to mix, mingle and network with their fellow Columbia alumni over drinks in a private room at the venue. The event is free to attend with a cash bar and drink specials available. Non-Columbia guests are welcome to attend with an alumni host.

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

 
Singapore: DUAL Drinks
August 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Singapore

Do come down and join us for our monthly DUAL Drinks! We have the entire 3rd floor of Wakanui Grill Dining for DUAL Drinks. It will be a great time to relax, catch up with old friends and meet new people! Venue: Wakanui Grill Dining; 3rd Floor, 70 Boat Quay, Singapore 049858 Cost: $16nett 1for1 Asahi Super Dry bottle (330ml) and Hite (500ml); $20nett 1for1house spirit (Vodka, Gin, Bourbon, Whiskey & Rum), house red & white wine; $7nett 1for1 non alcoholic drinks; 15% off RSVP: Just Come! No need to RSVP! Contact: Questions: please email hauyee.ng@gmail.com

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

 
Career Development Discussion with Bob Goldfarb
August 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Roslyn, NY

The Mentoring Committee and Young Alumni Committee of the Columbia University Alumni Club of Long Island would like to invite all alumni to a career development discussion with Bob Goldfarb (GS '54) on Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 pm at the Bryant Library in Roslyn, NY (located at 2 Papermill Road, Roslyn, NY). Bob leads a management consulting firm with clients on five continents. His book, "What's Stopping Me From Getting Ahead?" is now in five languages. He has written articles for the "New York Times" Sunday Business section on the current workplace and job market. Bob meets regularly with hiring officials of corporations and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. They tell him bluntly why they hire or promote some applicants and employees while rejecting or bypassing others. His objective at our meeting is to share with participants specific actions they can take to be among those hired and promoted. The information he will share comes directly from those in positions to make or break careers. In the last two weeks he has met with CEO's in Silicon Valley, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Denver. The career development discussion will focus on helping recent alumni understand ways to maximize the hiring and recruiting process to enhance their chances of landing a position they desire. The discussion will also center around ways more seasoned alumni can improve their chances of winning promotion and think through next steps in their career. This program is open to all alumni. We hope you can make it! If you plan to attend, please click here to RSVP. For any questions, please contact Sejal Shah at sejalmanoj@gmail.com

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

 
Special Optics Seminar
August 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214

Zeno Gaburro
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
University of Trento, Italy

"Metasurface with Engineered Wavefront with Huygens, Fermat, Bragg, Friedel, and Fresnel Laws"

We have recently proposed a metasurface that generalizes classical Snell law, based on phase discontinuities. Here, I provide an outlook on this structure from different and complementary points of view, referred to classical Huygens, Fermat, Bragg, Friedel and Fresnel laws. The structure shows a generalization of the concept of crystallographic systematic absence. As a result, the Friedel law of crystals completely breaks down. A novel concept of "metacrystal" can be introduced, where systematic absences can be originated from form factors of meta-atoms, in contrast with natural absences, which are based on structure factors only. Applications will be also presented.

[N. Yu, P. Genevet, M.A. Kats, F. Aieta, J.P. Tetienne, F. Capasso and Z. Gaburro, Science 334, 333-337 (2011)].

Host: Nanfang Yu

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.

 
NorCal: 6th Annual Pan Asian American Alumni BBQ
August 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
San Francisco, CA

Come meet your fellow alumni and make new friends from the participating alumni associations! Food: Hamburgers (veggie too), hot dogs, chicken, beef, salads, fruit, snacks and drinks. Please indicate special dietary needs below. Questions? Please contact John Lin atjkl1@cornell.edu. This event is sponsored by: Brown Asian American Alumni Alliance (AAAA) Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA) Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA) Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network (UPAAN) Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton University (A4P) Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC) Association of Asian American Yale Alumni

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

 
Hawaii: Dim Sum Brunch
August 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Honolulu, HI

Please joing fellow alumni, students, and friends for a casual dim sum brunch at Jade Dynasty. Cost: brunch will be available for purchase. Questions and RSVPs to Nancy Chen '97SIPA at nancyhonolulu@gmail.com.

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

 
New Student Orientation Week
From August 25, 2014 through August 29, 2014, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

New Student Orientation Week

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

 
New Student Orientation Week
From August 25, 2014 through August 29, 2014, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

New Student Orientation Week

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.

 
General Studies Undergraduate New Student Orientation
August 25, 2014 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred Lerner Hall

Orientation Schedule

Please note that Mandatory New Student Orientation will occur over two days: Monday, August 25, and Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

Monday, August 25, 2014

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Dean's Welcome

Orientation Sessions

  • Group Advising Meetings
  • Lunch with Fellow Students
  • Student Experience Panel Discussions
  • General Studies Student Council (GSSC) Welcome Party (Optional Event)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Orientation Sessions

  • Academic Support Services
  • Educational Financing
  • Essential Columbia University Policies
  • Lunch with Fellow Students

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Dean of Students by sending email to gsorientation@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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Orientation Day Postbac Planning Session
August 25, 2014 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am EDT
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

All newly admitted students who have not attended a Postbac Planning Session must attend the Orientation Day PPS before meeting with an advisor and registering for classes.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Program Office by sending email to gspps@columbia.edu .
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APAM New Doctoral Student Orientation
August 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 200

New M.S./Ph.D. track and Ph.D. students in Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Materials Science must attend the APAM Department New Doctoral Student Orientation.

For more information, please contact the APAM Student Services Coordinator, Montserrat Fernandez-Pinkley, at mf2157@columbia.edu or at 212-854-4457.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Montserrat Fernandez-Pinkley by sending email to mf2157@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.

 
Postbac Premed New Student Orientation
August 25, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm EDT
Alfred Lerner Hall

New student Orientation is mandatory for all entering Postbac Premed students.

Please note that Mandatory New Student Orientation will occur over two days: Monday, August 25, and Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

Orientation Schedule 


Monday, August 25, 2014

9:30-10:55 a.m.

Orientation Check-in and Breakfast

11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

  • Deans’ Welcome
  • Group Advising Meetings
  • Lunch with Fellow Students
  • Student Experience Panel Discussions

5:30 p.m.

Premedical Association (PMA) Welcome Reception (optional event)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

1 p.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Academic Support Services
  • Educational Financing
  • Essential Columbia University Policies
  • Lunch with Fellow Students



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gsorientation@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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A Luncheon for Class of 2018 Legacy Families
August 25, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Event location goes here

Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science cordially invite you to a lunch on campus for legacy families.

This lunch is a casual, come-as-you-are affair. We will be hosting this open house between noon and 2:00 p.m. We promise something cool to drink, a light lunch, and the opportunity to meet other members of the Class of 2018 and their families.

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 20th.

If you have questions, please contact Fatima Yudeh at 212-851-7834 or fy2165@columbia.edu

Space is limited to immediate family members.

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

 
Priority, Time & Stress Management
August 25, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-106

This course will offer strategies and tools to staff better manage priorities, time and stress. Self-management in these areas will improve the delivery of patient-centered care.

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop an awareness of the need for priority, time, and stress management and how the use of effective skills impacts daily work processes and the delivery of Patient Centered Care
  • To analyze individual current habits and practices for handling priorities, time, and stress
  • To identify and distinguish between time wasters and time savers
  • To learn skills and to use tools for effectively managing priorities, time, and stress
  • To implement priority, time, and stress managing skills and tools on an individual basis


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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Convocation
August 25, 2014 from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Low Plaza, Columbia University, New York, NY

Convocation, an annual event on campus, welcomes the incoming College and Engineering classes to the Columbia community. This year, the more than 1,285 students in the Class of 2018 will become the newest members of the Columbia family following Convocation ceremonies on Monday, August 25.

A highlight of Convocation is the parade of students carrying the hundreds of colorful flags that represent every home state and country of the College and Engineering student body. We invite our Alumni to represent the Columbia College alumni community by marching in this inaugural procession and carrying your banner with fellow College alumni in your classÂ’s decade.

Monday, August 25
1:45 p.m. – Faculty and Alumni Reception, Butler Library, Room 214
2:30 p.m. – Alumni Procession, Butler Library
2:50 p.m. – Convocation Ceremony, Low Plaza

Alumni are welcome to come early to sign in and to have time to visit with friends, classmates and faculty members. Prior to the procession, at approximately 2:20 p.m., alumni will line up in Butler Library.

The procession will conclude around 2:45 p.m., at which time, participants and their guests may leave or move into reserved seating for the remainder of the festivities.

When responding, please indicate if you plan to stay after the procession and if so the number of reserved seats you need.

We look forward to hearing from you and remain grateful, as always, for your continued support of the College.

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, August 21.

Questions? Contact Fatima Yudeh, alumni affairs, fy2165@columbia.edu

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

 
Blackboard: Getting Started
August 25, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Unterberg 501 3080 Broadway New York, NY 10027

An introduction to using Blackboard for new instructors and a basic refresher for returning instructors.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kenneth Hirschmann by sending email to khirschmann@jtsa.edu or by calling 212-280-6198.
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Orientation Day Academic Planning Session
August 25, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm EDT
Alfred Lerner Hall, Satow Room, Fifth Floor

Note: You may not register for an Academic Planning Session if you have not received an offer of admission from the School of General Studies. 

This mandatory Academic Planning Session (APS) is for those students who have not yet previously attended a session. Student must attend prior to making an appointment with an advisor who will register you for classes. This is the last APS before the term starts. Attendance will be taken.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Dean of Students by sending email to gsaps@columbia.edu .
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Registration for the Fall Term
From August 26, 2014 through August 28, 2014, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus


Online course registration, including payment of fees. Students may only register during their registration appointments. Students who register after 9/1 must pay a late 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.

 
Registration for Fall 2014
From August 26, 2014 through August 28, 2014, All Day Event
Register online through SSOL

Online registration for Fall 2014 for new and continuing students. Students may only register during designated appointment times (available in SSOL).

Students who register for the first time after Thursday, August 28, 2014 must pay a late fee. Students who register after Friday, September 12, 2014 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 .

 
Registration for the Fall Term
From August 26, 2014 through August 28, 2014, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Online course registration, including payment of fees. Students may only register during their registration appointments. Students who register after 9/1 must pay a late fee.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0467.

 
Interviewing and Hiring
August 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-207

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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