Enduring CME Programs
From February 26, 2015 at 7:15 am EST through June 08, 2020 at 5:15 pm EDT
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Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Karen Wisdom by sending email to khm2101@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123422107.
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Center for Student Wellness Summer 2015 Yoga & Pilates Program (10 Ticket Package)
July 06, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm EDT
Riverview Lounge - 4th Floor Hammer Science Center. Occasionally, classes may take place in Bard Hall Basement or in Hess Commons.

Registration is now open for the Center for Student Wellness Yoga and Pilates Program for Summer 2015.Our full brochure can be downloaded here.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

  • Classes begin Monday, June 1, 2015 and run through Thursday, August 6, 2015.
  • There are 4 classes (2 yoga, 2 Pilates) offered each week. 
  • The program is 10 weeks long.
  • You can attend any of the classes each week (check the schedule for class locations, days & times)

TICKET PACKAGES:

 This registration link is for the 10 ticket package only. 

  • 10 Ticket Package: $65 ($6.50/ticket) 

CLASS TICKET POLICY:

  • Your ticket package can be picked up at the times located in the program overview (see link above).
  • You can share tickets with anyone affiliated with Columbia University (faculty, staff, student) but not unlimited pass stickers (these will be added to your ID).
  • Class participation will not be permitted without a valid ticket and/or sticker.
  • A digital buy/sell list will be available to post tickets that you would like to sell to or buy from others.

REGISTRATION:

  • On-line registration is for Visa or Mastercard Only.
  • To pay by credit card and register for the Summer 2015 Session, click the Register for this event link at the bottom of this page.
  • Please email mac2375@cumc.columbia.edu if there are issues with payment by credit card. 

 ** The date that is indicated on your confirmation email is only used for the registration process. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Classes may be cancelled because of low enrollment. 
  • Enrollment is open to any Columbia University Medical Center student and, space permitting, to CUMC employees. 
  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating in any class. 
  • The online waiver can be found here.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Meg Costello by sending email to mac2375@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-304-5212.
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Center for Student Wellness Summer 2015 Yoga & Pilates Program (Unlimited Pass)
July 06, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm EDT
Riverview Lounge - 4th Floor Hammer Science Center. Occasionally, classes may take place in Bard Hall Basement or in Hess Commons.

Registration is now open for the Center for Student Wellness Yoga and Pilates Program for Summer 2015.Our full brochure can be downloaded here.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

  • Classes begin Monday, June 1, 2015 and run through Thursday, August 6, 2015.
  • There are 4 classes (2 yoga, 2 Pilates) offered each week. 
  • The program is 10 weeks long.
  • You can attend any of the classes each week (check the schedule for class locations, days & times)

TICKET PACKAGES:

 This registration link is for the Unlimited Pass only. 

  • Unlimited Pass: $125 ($3.13/ticket) 

CLASS TICKET POLICY:

  • An unlimited pass sticker can be picked up at the times located in the program overview (see link above).
  • You can share tickets with anyone affiliated with Columbia University (faculty, staff, student) but not unlimited pass stickers (these will be added to your ID).
  • Class participation will not be permitted without a valid ticket and/or sticker.
  • A digital buy/sell list is available to post tickets that you would like to sell to or buy from others.

REGISTRATION:

  • On-line registration is for Visa or Mastercard Only.
  • To pay by credit card and register for the Summer 2015 Session, click the Register for this event link at the bottom of this page.
  • Please email mac2375@cumc.columbia.edu if there are issues with payment by credit card. 

 ** The date that is indicated on your confirmation email is only used for the registration process. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Classes may be cancelled because of low enrollment. 
  • Enrollment is open to any Columbia University Medical Center student and, space permitting, to CUMC employees. 
  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating in any class. 
  • The online waiver can be found here.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Meg Costello by sending email to mac2375@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-304-5212.
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Center for Student Wellness Summer 2015 Yoga & Pilates Program (1 Individual Ticket)
July 06, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm EDT
Riverview Lounge - 4th Floor Hammer Science Center. Occasionally, classes may take place in Bard Hall Basement or in Hess Commons.

Registration is now open for the Center for Student Wellness Yoga and Pilates Program for Summer 2015.Our full brochure can be downloaded here.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

  • Classes begin Monday, June 1, 2015 and run through Thursday, August 6, 2015.
  • There are 4 classes (2 yoga, 2 Pilates) offered each week. 
  • The program is 10 weeks long. 
  • You can attend any of the classes each week (check the schedule for class locations, days & times)

TICKET PACKAGES:

 This registration link is for the 1 individual ticket package only. 

  • 1 Individual Ticket: $10  

CLASS TICKET POLICY:

  • Your ticket can be picked up at the times located in the program overview (see link above).
  • You can share tickets with anyone affiliated with Columbia University (faculty, staff, student) but not unlimited pass stickers (these will be added to your ID).
  • Class participation will not be permitted without a valid ticket and/or sticker.
  • A digital buy/sell list will be available to post tickets that you would like to sell to or buy from others.

REGISTRATION:

  • On-line registration is for Visa or Mastercard Only.
  • To pay by credit card and register for the Summer 2015 Session, click the Register for this event link at the bottom of this page.
  • Please email mac2375@cumc.columbia.edu if there are issues with payment by credit card. 

 ** The date that is indicated on your confirmation email is only used for the registration process. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Classes may be cancelled because of low enrollment. 
  • Enrollment is open to any Columbia University Medical Center student and, space permitting, to CUMC employees. 
  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating in any class. 
  • The online waiver can be found here.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Meg Costello by sending email to mac2375@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-304-5212.
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Morningside Faculty and Staff Orientation: Welcome Program
July 07, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Manhattanville 622 West 132nd Street Studebaker 469

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

 

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

 

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

 

Continental breakfast will be served. 

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact HR Service Center by sending email to hrlearning@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2888.
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GS Planning Day: Tuesday, July 7
July 07, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Schedule of Events

Academic Planning Session (mandatory)
10-11:30 a.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall

Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
GS Lounge, Third Floor, Lewisohn Hall
Student-led Campus Tour
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Departs from GS Lounge
Financial Aid Workshop
2-2:45 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. The form is also available in your acceptance packet.


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.
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Research Compliance Foundations (CUMC)
From July 07, 2015 at 12:00 pm through September 01, 2015 at 1:30 pm EDT
Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 301

This is to register for the 9-week Research Compliance Foundations course on the CUMC campus, which meets each Tuesday from July 7 to September 1, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Registration is for the entire course. You need register only once to attend all sessions. Even if you will attend only a few sessions, you must register here.

The weekly 90-minute sessions will  provide an overview of the University’s research-related offices, procedures and policies, and give you the information you need to navigate effectively through them. Experts from the responsible CU offices will share important compliance information, valuable insights, and tips on how to ensure a smooth process. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the people best positioned to answer them.

For more information about the Research Compliance Foundations course or the Certification in Administration of Sponsored Projects, click here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/compliance/docs/training/Certification_Program/index.html


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2897.
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JP Morgan Inside the Industry
July 07, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
J.P. Morgan Hong Kong office

Inside the Industry Event in Hong Kong

So, chances are you're probably beginning to think about the future, right?

We're hosting a half-day event called Inside the Industry where you can meet our front office teams. Getting advice from someone who's been where you want to go is a unique opportunity. Take this chance to talk to us and find out what it's like to work in this dynamic region from the experts who are best equipped to tell you about J.P. Morgan Asia. We look forward to seeing you.

Apply here before Jun 21, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified via the email address provided by Jun 26, 2015.

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Janice Leung by sending email to janice.leung@jpmchase.com .

 
JP Morgan Inside the Industry
July 07, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
J.P. Morgan Hong Kong office

Inside the Industry Event in Hong Kong

So, chances are you're probably beginning to think about the future, right?

We're hosting a half-day event called Inside the Industry where you can meet our front office teams. Getting advice from someone who's been where you want to go is a unique opportunity. Take this chance to talk to us and find out what it's like to work in this dynamic region from the experts who are best equipped to tell you about J.P. Morgan Asia. We look forward to seeing you.

Apply here before Jun 21, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified via the email address provided by Jun 26, 2015.

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Janice Leung by sending email to janice.leung@jpmchase.com .

 
Professional Communication Skills
July 07, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-206

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

Learning Objectives:

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



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.
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PCUAD July Meeting
From July 08, 2015 at 12:00 am through July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am EDT
New York, NY

Event description goes here

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

 
PCUAD July Meeting
From July 08, 2015 at 12:00 am through July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am EDT
New York, NY

PCUAD Meeting

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

 
P-Card Training
July 08, 2015 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 .
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MSS Training
July 08, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Columbia University Manhattanville 622 West 132nd Street Studebaker 160


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Denise Luciano by sending email to dl2532@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-0664.
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A Cubic Mile of Oil: Let’s Get Real About Energy
July 08, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Seeley W. Mudd Building, Room 833

The Earth Institute's Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering present "A Cubic Mile of Oil: Let’s Get Real About Energy."  This seminar will include discussion from Ripudaman Malhotra, co-author of A Cubic Mile of Oil.  The book is a call for an informed public debate on energy, arguably the biggest challenge we face.  It is a citizen’s guide to energy, aiming to make all the technical discussion accessible and relatable.  It uses a simple visual measure, a cubic mile of oil (CMO), as the metric for comparing all global energy flows.  As we look for alternate greener ways of producing energy it is vital we get the scale of our solutions commensurate with the magnitude of the challenge.  The debate about energy supply has often been portrayed as a tension between the moral imperative of protecting the environment or preserving the economic interns of the energy industry.  This will explore the challenge that we face in balancing the tension between protecting the environment and the moral imperative of providing adequate affordable energy to people around the earth.
Ripudaman Malhotra, Associate Director of the Energy and Environment Center at SRI International, received his PhD. In Chemistry from the University of Southern California in 1979.  He is co-author of A Cubic Mile of Oil: The Looming Energy Crisis and Options for Averting It.” Dr. Malhotra was named an SRI Fellow in 2005, and in 2015 he was awarded the Henry H. Storch in Fuel Science from ACS Division of ENFL.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Monique Reeser by sending email to mreeser@ei.columbia.edu .
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Research Compliance Foundations (Morningside)
From July 08, 2015 at 12:00 pm through August 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm EDT
Fayerweather Hall Room 313

This is to register for the 8-week Research Compliance Foundations course on the Morningside campus, which meets each Wednesday from July 8 to August 26, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Registration is for the entire course. You need register only once to attend all sessions. Even if you will attend only a few sessions, you must register here.

The weekly 90-minute sessions will provide an overview of the University’s research-related offices, procedures and policies, and give you the information you need to navigate effectively through them. Experts from the responsible CU offices will share important compliance information, valuable insights, and tips on how to ensure a smooth process. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the people best positioned to answer them.

For more information about the Research Compliance Foundations course or the Certification in Administration of Sponsored Projects, click here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/compliance/docs/training/Certification_Program/index.html

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2897.
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Sundial Training
July 08, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
622 West 132nd Street Training Room 160 New York, NY 10027

Introductory Sundial training, or refresher, for calendar administrators and users.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact CUIT Web Services by sending email to cuit-ias@columbia.edu .

 
Handling Challenging Situations
July 08, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - HSC Room LL-206

This course is part of the Customer Service Track and will enable you to apply effective communication and EI skills in potentially challenging situations. Participants will learn techniques to proactively prevent and learn ways to handle challenging situations with patients and colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review Emotional Intelligence skills and how the failure to use them can impact a patient visit
  • To study a proactive approach to service that helps prevent challenging situations
  • To discuss helpful responses to challenging situations
  • To define "Service Recovery" and how it can be used to address a service breakdown with patients or colleagues
  • To practice handling challenging situations by managing other people's expectations

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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PAC Learning Lab
July 08, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Manhattanville 622 West 132nd Street Studebaker 160


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Denise Luciano by sending email to dl2532@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-0664.
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Medical Communications Career Talk and Workshop
July 08, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
CUMC. Hammer Health Sciences Building, room LL203

Deb Aronson, PhD, a Medical Director and Business Development Specialist with MedEdNow, LLC, will deliver a talk about her career journey pre- and post-PhD in the field of Medical Communications. She will take any and all questions about how to get to where you want to go/end up, resume dos and don'ts for PhDs, the search and interview process and the strategies needed for all.

Dr. Aronson will then lead a workshop which will begin with an interview role-play exercise. The workshop will also cover  medical communication writing tests, which prospective job seekers may need to prepare for in advance of interviews for medical communications positions.  


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Rory Flinn by sending email to rf2531@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4073.
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Co-Hosted Networking and Happy Hour
July 08, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

Four of Columbia's alumni groups have come together to celebrate summer, roof-top views, and Columbia camaraderie at the hip The Chester. You're invited as a current member of one of the below groups. Sponsored by: Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA) Black Alumni Council (BAC) Columbia College Women (CCW) Latino Alumni of Columbia University (LAACU) Happy hour prices: $5 draft beers, $8 well drinks, and 1/2 price select wines by the glass. 6:00pm–8:00pm.

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

 
Co-Hosted Networking and Happy Hour
July 08, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

Four of Columbia’s alumni groups have come together to celebrate summer, roof-top views, and Columbia camaraderie at the hip Hudson Terrace. You’re invited as a current member of one of the below groups. Sponsored by: Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA) Black Alumni Council (BAC) Columbia College Women (CCW) Latino Alumni of Columbia University (LAACU) –Learn more Visit our club page to find out more about other Columbia alumni communities and ways to expand your network.

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

 
Registration Deadline - Credit Suisse Summer Networking Breakfast Series
July 09, 2015, All Day Event
315 Park Avenue, S1 New York, NY 10010

 

Summer Networking Breakfast Series

Will you be in the metropolitan area this summer? If so, we welcome you to attend a networking breakfast in our New York office. These events are an opportunity for rising juniors/class of 2017 to meet with representatives from Credit Suisse and learn more about our 2016 Summer Analyst internship programs. Please select a date below to RSVP by July 9.

 

Thursday, July 16

7:30 – 9:00 AM

Investment Banking Department and Capital Markets (GMSG)


Friday, July 17

7:30 – 9:00 AM

Investment Banking Department and Capital Markets (GMSG)

Thursday, July 30

7:30 – 9:00 AM

Sales & Trading, Equity Research, and Asset Management 

Thursday, July 30

7:30 – 9:00 AM

Finance, IB COO/CFO, IT & Operations


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tara Gemmel by sending email to tara.gemmel@credit-suisse.com .

 
Staff Assessment & Development
July 09, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-206

This course will enable managers to reinforce techniques to effectively develop others and help them set goals and manage expectations. Managers will also learn how to develop a formal Performance Evaluation and Performance Assessment as an ongoing part of the People Management Process.

Learning Objectives:

  • To recognize the components of People Management
  • To learn how to set goals and manage expectations
  • To understand the purpose and importance of Standards
  • To use the ColumbiaDoctors dashboard to track metrics to measure performance
  • To learn about the Manager’s ongoing  role as coach by giving positive feedback and constructive feedback
  • To learn how to develop a formal Performance Evaluation and Performance Assessment as an ongoing part of People Management
  • To understand the importance of Reward & Recognition and identify low cost recognition activities

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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Remote Academic Planning Session
July 09, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Remote

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

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Office of the Dean of Students by sending email to gsaps@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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Columbia Center for Human Development Seminar Series
July 09, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Alumni Auditorium Black Building Main Floor 650 West 168th St., NY, NY

Columbia Center for Human Development Seminar Series

Guest Speaker: Professor Elaine Fuchs.

Director, Mammalian Cell Biology and Development Laboratory

Rockefeller University, New York, NY

"Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer"


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kathryn Kennedy by sending email to kmk2148@columbia.edu or by calling 305-1731.

 
A Safe Future for Fossil Fuel Investments in a Carbon-Constrained World?
July 09, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, a joint center of Columbia Law School and The Earth Institute, Columbia University present, "A Safe Future for Fossil Fuel Investments in a Carbon-Constrained World?"

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

The issue of divestment from fossil fuels is becoming an increasingly pressing concern for university endowment boards, socially responsible investors and the fossil fuel industry itself. A number of universities have already taken a decision to divest from coal, while some investors are attempting to divest from all fossil fuels. Others are arguing that active engagement with the fossil fuel industry will be essential to addressing the problem of climate change, and simple divestment represents a purely token action as long as the world economy remains largely dependent on fossil energy.

There has been, as of yet, relatively little discussion of what a safe fossil fuel investment would look like. What does a company that plans to remain engaged in fossil fuel extraction for the foreseeable future need to do to reassure its investors and customers that it is acting responsibly and that its activities are not committing future taxpayers to expensive climate adaptation, mitigation or remediation measures?

There are a number of possibilities. For instance, companies could diversify into non-fossil and/or renewable energy sources; companies could invest in carbon capture and storage; or companies could elect to “go into runoff”, curtailing fossil fuel exploration and simply drawing down existing assets, returning money to shareholders, among other possibilities. But each of these raises a host of additional questions and uncertainties.

The purpose of this panel is to exchange views and ideas from all stakeholders involved in the divestment and engagement discussions, to think critically about their implications, and to explore their potential effectiveness. The aim is to give guidance on a framework for constructive engagement between responsible investors and the fossil fuel industry and allow both investors and the industry to play their part in securing our common future.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Paulo Cunha by sending email to pmc2105@columbia.edu .

 
A Safe Future for Fossil Fuel Investments in A Carbon-Constrained World?
July 09, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome Greene Hall, room 105

The issue of divestment from fossil fuels is becoming an increasingly pressing concern for university endowment boards, socially responsible investors and the fossil fuel industry itself. A number of universities have already taken a decision to divest from coal, while some investors are attempting to divest from all fossil fuels. Others are arguing that active engagement with the fossil fuel industry will be essential to addressing the problem of climate change, and simple divestment represents a purely token action as long as the world economy remains largely dependent on fossil energy. There has been, as of yet, relatively little discussion of what a safe fossil fuel investment would look like. What does a company that plans to remain engaged in fossil fuel extraction for the foreseeable future need to do to reassure its investors and customers that it is acting responsibly and that its activities are not committing future taxpayers to expensive climate adaptation, mitigation or remediation measures? There are a number of possibilities. For instance, companies could diversify into non-fossil and/or renewable energy sources; companies could invest in carbon capture and storage; or companies could elect to “go into runoff”, curtailing fossil fuel exploration and simply drawing down existing assets, returning money to shareholders, among other possibilities. But each of these raises a host of additional questions and uncertainties.

The purpose of this panel is to exchange views and ideas from all stakeholders involved in the divestment and engagement discussions, to think critically about their implications, and to explore their potential effectiveness. The aim is to give guidance on a framework for constructive engagement between responsible investors and the fossil fuel industry and allow both investors and the industry to play their part in securing our common future.

Panelists:

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University

Ken Cohen, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil

Stephen Coll, Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University (More panelists to be announced soon).

Moderated by:

Michael Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Paulo Cunha by sending email to pmc2105@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1830.
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Summer Send-Off in D.C.
July 09, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Washington, D.C.

New students will soon be starting a journey you know well, taking their first steps on College Walk this August. Before they leave for New York, meet incoming students from the D.C. area for a reception hosted by Nairi Checkosky Balian CC'88 P'16. Your stories, insights and advice are invaluable for new students as they prepare for four exciting years at Columbia!

A buffet dinner will be served. This event is open only to admitted students, parents and College alumni.

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

 
Philadelphia: Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting
July 10, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am EDT
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Please join us for a breakfast buffet and exclusive guided tour of "Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 10, 2015. The breakfast reception will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by a one-hour guided tour. Four guided tours will start between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. Each tour is limited to 25 alumni and guests. The cost of the event (breakfast buffet and tour) is $25 per person. This fee also includes visits to the exhibit and museum following the tour. For further details and event registration, please click here! philadelphia.alumni.columbia.edu

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

 
Tucson: Summer Lunch at Feast
July 10, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Tucson, AZ

Feastlings! Come and enjoy yourselves! Chef-Owner Doug Levy has named all of us who appreciate his culinary magic, his "Feastlings." What a special treat to taste his creations. The "Feast Philosophy" is perfect for us! Chef Doug said that at Feast, "People take their food seriously but not themselves." He invites us to savor creatively prepared, farm-fresh food served in a beautiful, airy room. There is nothing better for our souls (in the midst of summer) than to eat well, with the camaraderie of new and old friends. The atmosphere is ideal for us - charming and relaxed. Doug achieved the Zagat placement as one of the top 4 restaurants in Tucson and, Arizona Highways chose Feast to be included in its 25 Best Restaurants in Arizona. (Doug is also the 5-Time Winner in the Best of Tucson for his catering.) Not only will our feast be placed before us on the table, but we will also have a visual feast. For our pleasure, our Dining Room is filled with an ever-changing array of paintings; the work of local artists. Doug chose artists that he felt had special talent and then hangs their art (for sale) in our dining room. The summer is nearing its full glory. Don't miss this exceptionally fine restaurant AND don't miss the opportunity to meet and spend a little time with wonderful people. You will be relaxed, happy and have fun. Have yourself a feast! *** Please Note: This is the 2nd Friday of the month, NOT the 1st. The July 4th Holidays interfered with our schedule! Directions to FEAST 3719 E Speedway Blvd. (between N Dodge Blvd. and Alvernon Way), North side of Speedway. Remember: Lots of easy parking in their own lot, right outside the front door!

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

 
Cincinnati: Ivy Young Alumni Happy Hour
July 10, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Cincinnati, Ohio

Please save the date! The Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club is holding its next Ivy League and Seven Sisters Young Alumni Happy Hour on Friday 7/10/2015, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Downtown Cincinnati (location to be announced shortly). This is an excellent way to meet other Ivy young professionals in Cincinnati from a variety of companies, organizations, neighborhoods, etc.

 
Enjoy an evening of food and drinks with fellow young alumni. There is no admission cost for the happy hour, and a variety of hors d'oeuvres is provided by the Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club. There is a cash bar with great drink specials!
 
As invitations and RSVPs are being handled online, if you are interested in joining the distribution list and receiving an invitation to this event and future young alumni events, please sign up at http://www.cincyivy.org. Subscribers will soon receive an Evite with full details about the happy hour. Please respond as soon as possible, as this greatly helps in planning for space and food.
 
If you know any other Cincinnati-area Ivy League and Seven Sisters young alumni who would be interested in attending, please encourage them to sign up online at http://www.cincyivy.org as well. There are no dues and all local Ivy League and Seven Sisters young alumni are automatically members.
 
The Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club was first launched in 2001 to fill a gap in local club offerings by bringing together young alumni from all Ivy League and Seven Sisters colleges. Recognizing that most local alumni clubs did not have enough young alumni to support regular gatherings, the clubs banded together in order to promote a sense of community among young alumni, helping them acclimate to the Cincinnati area and getting them involved in club activities.
 
We look forward to seeing you on Friday 7/10/2015. If you have any questions, please contact Maia Dauner, Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club Social Committee Co-Coordinator at social@cincyivy.org or visit our website at http://www.cincyivy.org.
 

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

 
Hyderabad: New Student Send-Off
July 10, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Hyderabad, India

Join Columbia alumni and incoming graduate and undergraduate students going to New York in the fall. Please come to welcome the students into the Columbia family and also to network with other alumni.

RSVP by clicking here: http://goo.gl/forms/5a2yCX0L6r

Questions? Please email Tirumal Reddy '14SEAS tirumalreddy360@gmail.com/91 9908236360 and Aparna Alluri '14JRN aparnalluri@gmail.com/91 9000801332

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

 
Bangalore: Book Launch of "Nimble" by Baba Prasad
July 10, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Bangalore, India

The Penn & Wharton Club of Bangalore has invited Columbia Alumni to join them for the book launch of "nimble" by Baba Prasad. The author will be in conversation Ravi Gururaj, Co-Chair-Penn & Wharton Club of Bangalore. Dr. Baba Prasad, is President and CEO of Vivekin Group, a leading thinker in the area of management strategy and innovation. He is currently Sloan Fellow, Wharton Financial Institutions Center and Visiting Professor of Management, IIIT-Hyderabad. Cost: Rs. 1,200 Cash only. Payable at the door. (Two drinks, starters and dinner) RSVP - Required due to limited seating at the venue. Please sign up via the link here: http://goo.gl/forms/UW75uXqhke Questions: phyllis_fang@yahoo.com

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

 
Southern California Admitted Students Day
July 11, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm PDT
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa 25135 Park Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629

Newly-admitted students are invited to learn more about the Columbia GS academic program, resource-rich New York City campus, dedicated academic advisors, network of alumni, and internationally-recognized faculty.

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.
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Welcome Global EMPA Students
July 11, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Ulysses, 95 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004 (http://www.ulyssesnyc.com/home)

Join us in welcoming students from Brazil who are currently enrolled and taking summer classes in NYC as part of the new Global EMPA, in a historic old New York setting. Current students and alumni are invited to attend. The event is free and space is limited to the first 75 people who RSVP.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact George Ehrhardt by sending email to empaforuminfo@gmail.com .
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Chicago: Meat History Tour
July 11, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Chicago, IL

Join Chicago Detours for this private walking tour of the historic Fulton Market. We'll see architectural relics from the meatpacking district, including factories and meatpacking facilities, as well as Chicago's original street-level view of the skyline and railyard. We'll learn about the origins of Chicago's famous Italian beef and the latest trends in artisan encased meats. Register early! Because we are limited to a maximum of 20 people, this tour is limited to members and their guests. We will contact registrants a week before the event to announce the meeting place and to gauge interest in having a late lunch/early dinner or appetizers/drinks at a West Loop restaurant after the tour. Tickets: $22 (Members and Their Guests) Purchase Tickets: Click Here

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

 
Bangalore: New Student Send-Off
July 11, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Bangalore, India

Join Columbia alumni and incoming graduate and undergraduate students going to New York in the fall. Please come to welcome the students into the Columbia family and also to network with other alumni. Please RSVP by clicking here. Questions? Email Phyllis Savage '93JRN at phyllis_fang@yahoo.com.

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

 
Summer Send-Off in Albany
July 12, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Albany, NY

New students will soon be starting a journey you know well, taking their first steps on College Walk this August. Before they leave for New York, meet incoming students from the Albany area for a reception hosted by Tom Reuter CÂ’78 EÂ’79 and Grace Reuter BÂ’78, PÂ’07, PÂ’11. Your stories, insights and advice are invaluable for new students as they prepare for four exciting years at Columbia!

Refreshments and snacks will be served.
Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend. Casual Dress.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to the Reuters by e-mail at reuterfamily@nycap.rr.com.

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

 
Northern California Admitted Students Day
July 12, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm PDT
The Fairmont San Francisco 950 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Newly-admitted students are invited to learn more about the Columbia GS academic program, resource-rich New York City campus, dedicated academic advisors, network of alumni, and internationally-recognized faculty.

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.
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Technology & Innovation In The Public Service
From July 13, 2015 at 8:00 am through July 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, 15th Floor

The Technology and Innovation in the Public Service conference is the launching event for the complementary Global Public Management book and will feature a collection of Columbia University comparative case studies focusing on innovation in education, city governance, and health care.  Big data, sustainability management, and public-private partnerships have become critical tools for policymakers seeking to improve policy in most areas of public policy.  This conference will feature the value of these tools and explore how they can be applied to improve the quality of education, health care and city governance.

The two-day conference will gather leading professors and practitioners in these fields, in addition to senior officials from Brazil, India, China, and the United States.  Although these four countries will be the primary focus of the panels and case studies, the findings will have far-reaching implications for public policy around the world.

This innovative conference will include the screening of audiovisual case studies from the Picker Center Case Collection filmed on-site in Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Beijing, and produced by a team of award-winning filmmakers, working under the direction of Columbia University faculty.  As part of this conference, attendees will have access to a website that includes this collection of case studies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/programs/Global-EMPA/about


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Nora Johnson by sending email to nsj2109@columbia.edu .

 
Thesis Seminar
July 13, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Medical Center Neurological Institute Auditorium, 1st Floor


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

 
Japan: Visit to EGG Japan
July 13, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Tokyo, Japan

Join Columbia alumni in Japan as we visit EGG JAPAN (Entrepreneur Group for Growing JAPAN), a business creation platform in the heart of Tokyo, on Monday July 13. If interested, please register by Sunday, July 5th. We currently have fewer than 10 spots left. To reserve your spot, e-mail CLCJ Officer Yaeko Mitsumori at dt4y-mtmr@asahi-net.or.jp. Event Description: EGG JAPAN provides an incubation facility (for venture firms and foreign companies) as well as an exclusive business professionals club "Tokyo 21c Club." During our visit, EGG JAPAN will talk about the secrets of their successful Marunouchi Re-development Project and give us an inside perspective of the 21c Club, as well as a tour of their facilities. The speech will be in English. If you have an interest in business, entrepreneurship, or networking with other top professionals in Japan, we sincerely hope that you will join us. About EGG JAPAN: EGG JAPAN is conveniently located in Marunouchi – one of the busiest districts in Tokyo where over 230,000 people work in about 4,000 offices. EGG JAPAN offers support for market entry into Japan, including introductions to potential business partners, as well as advice on financing and capitalization strategies. Five of its member companies have completed an initial public offering. For detail info, please visit their website: http://www.egg-japan.com/en/about/

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

 
Beijing: Global Center | East Asia Social Science Summer Program
From July 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm through July 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT
Beijing, China

Columbia University's Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics will return again to China this summer with the Social Science Summer Program at Columbia, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | East Asia and Teenager Innovation and Challenge Projects. Launched a year ago, this summer program is designed for highly motivated Chinese high school students. The first cohort of participants in 2014 includes the students from Beijing National Day School, Shanghai Foreign Language School, Nanjing Language School, Shenzhen Middle School, etc.

The Social Sciences Summer at Columbia University provides students with an understanding of the principles and skills to design and conduct social research. It encourages students to critically evaluate the methods, strategies and data used by social scientists and provides training in analyzing a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. The program is structured for highly motivated students with interest in the social sciences and the research process. Students will work closely with faculty in daily seminars. The two and a half-week program culminates with a series of presentations of group research proposals, in which students will collaborate with each other and Columbia University faculty and staff to lay the groundwork for a larger research project.

This year's summer program will take place from July 13 to July 28 (Group A) and July 30 to August 14, 2015 (Group B), with a maximum of 16 student in each group. Interested student can contact Program Coordinator Jason Yu by email socialsciencesummer@columbia.edu or click here for more information about program and application.

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

 
Rascal IRB 2.0 Workshop
July 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Columbia University Medical Campus Hammer 202A

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

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

10:00-11:00 in Hammer 202A

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Lally by sending email to rcl2118@columbia.edu or by calling 342-0948.
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GS Planning Day: Tuesday, July 14
July 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Schedule of Events

Academic Planning Session (mandatory)
10-11:30 a.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall

Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
GS Lounge, Third Floor, Lewisohn Hall
Student-led Campus Tour
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Departs from GS Lounge
Financial Aid Workshop
2-2:45 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. The form is also available in your acceptance packet.


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.
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America's Water Webinar Series
July 14, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Directions for connecting to the webinar: URL to connect (by logging in, you will be prompted with all audio info to connect): http://cuahsi.adobeconnect.com/waterfuture/ Participant Code: 237 988 9581

Join us for an illuminating series of discussions about the water in America. The Columbia Water Center’s “State of America’s Water: Present and Future” webinar series will both promote literacy on America’s water and engage public and private sector decision makers in the financial community to better understand the dimensions of water issues. Co-sponsored by CUAHSI.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Margo Weiss by sending email to mw2443@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1695.

 
Emotional Intelligence & Teamwork
July 14, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room 303

This course is part of the Customer Service Track and will increase your understanding of how Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills can enhance teamwork and patient-centered care. Through interactive exercises, participants will learn how to use EI skills to increase their effectiveness with colleagues and patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review Emotional Intelligence skills and how they can be used to enhance patient-centered care.
  • To define the different types of empathy and how they can be expressed.
  • To identify barriers that block empathy and strategies to overcome them.
  • To assess your own level of empathy and willingness to help others.
  • To explore the connection between Emotional Intelligence skills and team performance by engaging in group activities.

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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Pittsburgh: Summer Happy Hour at The Steel Cactus
July 14, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Pittsburgh, PA

It's been a while since we last got together! It's a good time to reprise our best-attended event of last year--our summer happy hour on the roof deck of The Steel Cactus on Walnut Street in Shadyside. The remarkable part of last year's event was that it took place in the middle of one the summer's most violent thunderstorms, but the Cactus's clever retractable transparent roof kept all 40 of us dry and in good spirits. Hopefully we'll get lucky with the weather this year, but at least we're covered if we don't!

One development that's occurred over the past year is an increasingly close relationship with the other Pittsburgh Ivy+ groups. The presidents of the Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Penn, Cornell, Brown, Duke, and Georgetown clubs have all expressed interest in this event, so you'll have the opportunity to meet some cool folks from outside of our usual network.

If you need another excuse to come out, it's Bastille Day!

Price: Food and drinks available for purchase.

For any questions and to RSVP, please email Jim Lewellis '04SIPA at jim.lewellis@gmail.com.

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

 
CCYA Pop-Up Happy Hour
July 14, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

The July 14 CCYA Pop-Up Happy Hour will take place near Chelsea Market - don't miss this chance to catch up with other young Columbia College alumni!

Remember, every second Tuesday of the month, CCYA will designate a specific establishment for this event-you never know who might show up or where it may be!

Cash bar, RSVP requested.

For more information, contact Coreen Boothe at cb2889@columbia.edu or 212-851-7849.

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