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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC: Columbia Alumni Discussion Group
From February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST through May 06, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT
Online

If you are a Columbia University Alum, please take a moment to register for this exciting opportunity to be part of an exclusive alumni discussion group in Eric Foner's Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC on edX.

In addition to completing the form below you must also register for the course on edX. To do so please visit: http://bit.ly/cwrMOOC3

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

 
Enduring CME Programs
From February 26, 2015 at 7:15 am EST through June 08, 2020 at 5:15 pm EDT
ONLINE

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NYAM OCE maintains this Internet site as an information resource and
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Continuing Education at the NYAM will keep your personal and credit
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of the NYAM program. CME collects only the information necessary to
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experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This
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educational format design and approach. Please review the complete
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9.0 or later, 128 MB of RAM, sound card and speakers,
Adobe Acrobat Reader, storage, Internet connectivity, and
minimum connection speed. Monitor settings: High color at
800 x 600 pixels.

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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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The Scholar & Feminist XL: Action on Education
From February 27, 2015 through February 28, 2015, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College

Barnard was founded 125 years ago with the feminist mission of providing education to those who were excluded from major avenues of education. In honor of this legacy and the 40th anniversary of BCRW’s signature Scholar & Feminist Conference, this year’s conference builds a feminist framework for understanding the institutional, social, and pedagogical facets of teaching, learning, and schooling. Scholars, activists, educators, and artists explore the K-12 landscape and investigate who can attain post-secondary education, under what circumstances, and at what cost. They discuss diverse feminist approaches to such topics as the Common Core standards, educational alternatives, the school-to-prison pipeline, adjunct labor, sexual violence on campus, and continuing racial and economic segregation within educational spaces. Speakers include Nuala Cabral, Natalia Cecire, Kandice Chu, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Rod Ferguson, Che Gossett, Ileana Jiménez, Liz Losh, Jen Nash, and many more! Registration & Information bcrw.barnard.edu

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

 
Clinical Pearls & Intensive Review for PA's & NP's
From February 27, 2015 at 8:00 am through February 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST
Hard Rock Cafe NEW YORK 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 (212) 343-3355

Full day Physician Assistant  accredited program for Physician Assistants.  Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch and program materials included.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Karen Wisdom by sending email to khm2101@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123422107.
Register

 
CWBS 11th Annual Women's Business Leadership Conference
February 28, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Low Library, Columbia University


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lily Liu-Krason by sending email to lyl2110@columbia.edu .

 
CCYA/CEYA Volunteer Opportunity
February 28, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
New York, NY

Join Columbia College Young Alumni and Columbia Engineering Young Alumni for a career preparation event with Double Discovery Center (DDC) 7th-9th graders. The event will include a panel discussion with recent alums (discussing the steps they took to begin their careers and land their first jobs) followed by smaller group discussions based on interest in specific industries.

The Double Discovery Center aims to provide model educational programs, shared experiences and lasting ties through "double discovery" between positive role models and underserved New York City youngsters to instill the confidence and hope needed for those historically underrepresented in higher education to pursue their highest aspirations. Founded in 1965, the program was the creation of Columbia undergraduates moved by the disparities between their Ivy League institution and an impoverished Harlem community.

Please RSVP and include your current career industry. For more information, contact Kim Diamon at kmd2182@columbia.edu or 212-851-7977.

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

 
Atlanta: Brunch and High Museum Tour
February 28, 2015 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm EST
Atlanta, GA

Join Columbia alum and High Museum Coordinator of Museum Interpretation Virginia Sweeny '10CC as we explore The High's retrospective of work by Wifredo Lam, a preeminent artist of Latin American origin and one of the Surrealist movement's most influential figures. Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds will feature more than 40 paintings and a selection of drawings, prints and ephemera by the internationally renowned, Cuban-born artist. Also on view for you to stroll through at your leisure after the tour are 2 solo exhibitions by leading contemporary Americans: Brooklyn based, Jose Parla and Atlanta based Fahamu Pecou. Photography exhibitions by Gordon Parks and Helen Levitt will also be on view. Additionally, it is Art in Bloom weekend- exotic and imaginative floral interpretations of select works from the High's permanent collection will be on view.

Time:
BRUNCH - 11:30 am
MUSEUM TOUR - 1:00 pm

Cost:
BRUNCH - A la carte
MUSEUM TOUR - Adults and children pay $10 with paid 2015 CCOA Membership and $15 without. Members of the High Museum have free admissions and do not need to purchase a ticket from CCOA.

RSVP: By February 25th - http://atlanta.alumni.columbia.edu/calendar

Info: Laura Wellington, GSAS '86 pawsafoot@aol.com or 404-514-3162

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

 
Indonesia: 2015 Kick Off Dim Sum
February 28, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Jakarta, Indonesia

To kick off our calendar of events in 2015, we would like to invite all of you to a dim sum gathering on February 28. Catch up with old friends and meet new friends in the beginning of this Lunar Calendar with our annual dim sum gathering. Please RSVP to dennis.widjaja@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 25th so we can make reservations. Hope to see you all on the 28th! Cost: approx. Rp 150.000- Rp 200.000

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

 
Boston: Harvard vs. Columbia Women's Basketball
February 28, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Boston, MA

Please join us to watch the Columbia women's basketball team play the Harvard Crimson at Harvard's Lavietes Pavilion. We are proud to announce that we are co-hosting this event with the Barnard Club of Boston. There will be a reception at John Harvard's Brew House (33 Dunster St.) from 4:00 to 5:45 before the 6:00 game. Head coach Stephanie Glance will be joining us for part of the reception. 4:00 pm Pre-Game Reception 6:00 pm Game For additional information, please contact: Stephen Kane - president@caaboston.org Jessica Alpert Silber - jessica@caaboston.org Sally Davis - sally@caaboston.org boston.alumni.columbia.edu

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

 
Join Fellow Lions to Roar with the 25th Reunion Classes!
February 28, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Newton, Massachusetts

Please join Boston-based Columbia alumni for an informal cocktail party on February 28. Members of the Classes of 1988, 1989, 1991 and 1992 from Columbia College, Engineering and Barnard are invited to help the Class of 1990 celebrate its 25th Reunion Event hosted by Sherri Wolf CCÂ’90, XXXX XXX ENÂ’90, and XXXX XXX BCÂ’90 Columbia 25th Reunion Committee

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

 
Miller Theatre: From The Imperial Court
February 28, 2015 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST
City, State

Whether they’re performing at the BBC Proms or alongside rock icon Sting, the members of Stile Antico fuse rich expressivity with technical prowess that “never disappoints” (The Guardian). These masterful interpreters of Renaissance choral music return to Miller with a program that captures triumphs and tragedies from the Imperial courts of the Hapsburgs.

Please click here for more information.

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

 
Major Declaration Month
From March 01, 2015 through March 31, 2015, All Day Event
Morningside Campus

Students may declare a major throughout the month of March by submitting this form.

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

 
Dissertation Proposal - Sophia Brumer
March 02, 2015 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am EST
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 61 Route 9W Palisades, NY Monell Auditorium


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Missy Pinckert by sending email to missy@ldeo.columbia.edu .

 
Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series
March 02, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Columbia University Medical Campus Vanderbilt Clinic Humphreys Auditorium (VC 14-240)

You are invited to attend the Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series on:

Mechanisms of Selective Neuronal Vulnerability in Dystonia

Speaker William T. Dauer, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan

Hosted by Dr. Gil Di Paolo and Dr. Howard Worman

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Milan J. Fredricks by sending email to mjf2167@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-7198.

 
Book Talk: Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order
March 02, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219

A book talk by Rajan Menon and Eugene B. Rumer on their latest publication, Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order.

Visit http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/conflict-ukraine for a book description and author biographies.  


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

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

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

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

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

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

This workshop will be offered on:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

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

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

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

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


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jeanine Daley by sending email to jad2239@columbia.edu .
Register

 
LDEO Biology and Paleoenvironment Spring Seminar Series: Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy: Paleotempestology on Long Island
March 02, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room

The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Division of Biology and Paleo Environment (BPE) Spring Seminar Series and LDEO Extremes Initiative present:

“Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy: Paleotempestology on Long Island.”

E. Christa Farmer and J. Bret Bennington

 

Abstract:

Analysis of the sedimentology and stratigraphy of Superstorm Sandy washover lobes reveals a grain size profile that is consistent with washout of the dune line as the major source of washover sand. Superstorm Sandy washover deposits are compared to overwash-generated layers in core matched to 20th Century storms using historical aerial photographs. The close similarity in sedimentological characteristics demonstrates that previous washover deposits in this area preserved in the subsurface have very similar characteristics to Sandy overwash, which can be used to distinguish overwash from other types of coarse-grained deposits in the marsh. Trace metal (Cu, Zn, and Pb) concentration profiles in the sediment cores collected from a saltwater marsh on a barrier beach island near Hampton Bays, NY are consistent with values seen in other Atlantic coast saltwater marshes. Peak Pb values in the middle of the profiles are consistent with a higher anthropogenic signal in the middle of the last century, and provide insight into the timing of storm deposits.

 Open to the public.

For more information on LDEO visit www.ldeo.columbia.edu

 

For more information on the Earth Insitute visit www.earth.columbia.edu

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Cassaundra Rose by sending email to cam2210@columbia.ledu or by calling 8453658727.

 
FULL - Introduction to Step UP!
March 02, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Room 555, Lerner Hall


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact AdminUser by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu .
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Making the Most of the Spring Career Fair for Graduate Students
March 02, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Center for Career Education Conference Room East Campus, Lower Level (Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)

Attending a career fair can be a rewarding but overwhelming experience but with our help, you can attend with confidence. This workshop is designed to help you make the most of meeting recruiters at both the Spring Career Fair and the Startup Career Fair and how to follow up and make connections after the event.

Attire: Casual
Registration: Required
Eligibility: This event is open to all Graduate Students of GSAS, SEAS, and SOA


 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Vyju Manian by sending email to vvm8@columbia.edu .
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Teach & Talk: Relationship Violence
March 02, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm EST
P&S Amphitheater 1, CUMC Campus


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sexual Respect by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu .
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Book Launch: The Age of Sustainable Development
March 02, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025

The Earth Institute Presents a book launch with Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs on his newest publication, "The Age of Sustainable Development."

4:30-6:00 PM Lecture

6:00-7:30 PM Followed by reception

Introduction:
John H. Coatsworth is the Provost of Columbia University, as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History. Provost Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. Previously, he was Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Dean in 2008, he served as a visiting professor at Columbia University (2006 – 2007) and Interim Dean of SIPA (2007 – 2008). 

Presentation: Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.

Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

Find out more about The Earth Institute


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tamara Plummer by sending email to tcp2114@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9406.
Register

 
Mexican Mondays - The Right to the City, More than a Slogan: From the International Movement to the Mexico City Charter
March 02, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 802

Talk with Lorena Zarate.

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Latin American and Caribbean Laboratory (Latin Lab) and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Part of the Mexican Mondays series, Center for Mexican Studies - Institute of Latin American Studies.

 


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

 
Eurasian Economic Union: Myths and Reality
March 02, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Tatiana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) for the Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission and Professor of International Economic Relations at the Financial University (Moscow).

In 1999, Tatiana served as Deputy Head, and in 2001 as Head of the Department of International Cooperation in the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation. Previous positions include Head of the Monetary and Financial Policy Department in the Ministry for Cooperation with Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Consultant to the Presidential Administration, where she covered issues of cooperation with member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .
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Washington, DC: "The Flying Dutchman" with the Washington National Opera
March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Washington, DC

Join Columbia and Ivy alumni for a wine and cheese reception at the Kennedy Center's Russian Lounge.

Our host is Cornell Club of Washington DC inviting our members and their guests to a wine and cheese reception at the Kennedy Center's Russian Lounge, followed by a full-orchestra rehearsal of Wagner's opera, "The Flying Dutchman," conducted by Philippe Auguin. The rehearsal will feature the complete opera, including all singers as well as the full orchestra.

A member of the production's creative team, one of the singers, and Washington National Opera's Executive Director Michael Mael will join us during the reception to answer our questions about opera, discuss the WNO's production of The Flying Dutchman, and talk about the rest of this and next year's exciting season.

Cost: $62

More info here: http://dc.alumni.columbia.edu/flying_dutchman

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

 
Mu Sigma Inc Info Session
March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Center for Career Education, Conference Room


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

 
Seattle: Entrepreneurship Panel
March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Seattle, WA

In cooperation with the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Seattle and Columbia Venture Community, we're excited to be hosting Chris McGarry, Director for Entrepreneurship at Columbia, Ethan Rudin, CFO of Rhapsody, and Edmond Sanctis, Co-Founder of Sahale Snacks, for a panel discussion about entrepreneurship.

Started in July 2013, Columbia Entrepreneurship (CE) seeks to help Columbia students, faculty and alumni launch Columbia-born ventures. One example of their efforts is the Columbia Startup Lab in SoHo in New York City that provides subsidized space for 71 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs. Learn more about Columbia Entrepreneurship HERE.

Streaming music company Rhapsody competes in a field of players larger than itself: Spotify, Pandora, Apple, Amazon. It has huge growth, having increased its user base 60% from a year ago. Though Rhapsody has existed in different forms since the early 2000's, it is like a startup in many ways. Ethan Rudin, a graduate of Columbia Business School, is one of the people leading the charge at Rhapsody as CFO.

Finally, from the seemingly simple ingredients of a friendship, a hike, and a love for good food, Edmond Sanctis and Josh Schroeter created Sahale Snacks in 2003. These two graduates of Columbia Business School came from backgrounds in media and technology rather than food and, by not doing things the usual way, they've brought their passion from their kitchen - rather than a garage - to a 2014 acquisition by the J.M. Smucker Company.

Whether from working with a startup mentality at internationally recognized brands or creating a whole new brand, Ethan and Edmond have unique insight into what it takes to build something from the bottom up. Come hear about the present and future for Columbia entrepreneurs.

What's going to happen:

We'll be hosting this event at the K&L Gates offices in downtown Seattle. The night will start with time for food, drinks, and conversation. Chris will then give us a presentation on the SoHo Startup Lab and updates on the Columbia Entrepreneurship program. This will be followed by a speaking panel featuring Chris, Ethan, and Edmond with some Q&A. Finally, there will be a chance for more conversation and to meet with Chris, Ethan, and Edmond more personally at the end of the night.

Tickets:
Space is limited. Please click here to RSVP.
The week before the event, tickets will be $15.

There will be food and drinks at the event.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

seattle.alumni.columbia.edu

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

 
Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar: Dario Villani
March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Davis Auditorium, CEPSR Building

Title: 6 Memos for the Next Trading Years

Abstract: The talk explores six topics in trading and risk management that are key to differentiate between a good trade and a bad one. Correlation, frequency content of a noisy signal, and portfolio construction will be discussed with special emphasis on how models and strategies need to be different on the buy side vs. the sell side (practical applications will be drawn from rates, credit, and equities). Trading and modeling challenges of current rates environment will also be discussed.

Bio: Dario Villani is Co-Head of Global Rates & Macro at Hutchin Hill Capital LP. Dario joined Hutchin Hill from BlueCrest Capital Management where he was Portfolio Manager and built the Credit and Macro effort in the US. Dario was Managing Director in Global Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank before BlueCrest. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2008, Mr. Villani was Managing Director of the Global Strategic Risk Group at Merrill Lynch. In this role, he headed proprietary trading for structured credit, ABS and CMBS. From 2004 to 2006, he was Vice President of the Proprietary Positioning Business at JPMorgan Chase. Previously, Mr. Villani worked at Hess Energy Trading Company as a Commodities Trader. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics with highest honors and a Masters in Finance from Princeton University and has authored over 25 articles in finance, physics and statistics. Dario is also a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University where he teaches a graduate class in Trading and Risk Management.


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

 
Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) Free Preview Screening of New Documentary "Merchants of Doubt" with Director Robert Kenner
March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Pulitzer Hall Lecture Hall (3rd Floor)

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) invites you to a free screening of “Merchants of Doubt,” a new documentary about paid climate change naysayers. 

Liz Spayd, CJR Editor in Chief, will welcome the Director, Robert Kenner, who will introduce the film. 

Free refreshments at 6pm. Program at 6:30pm. Film at 7:00pm. Q&A post screening, 8:30pm.

Lecture Hall (3rd Floor), Pulitzer Hall/Columbia Journalism School.  www.merchantsofdoubtmovie.com.  RSVP Here


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Christopher Wiss by sending email to cw2827@columbia.edu .

 
Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) Free Preview Screening of New Documentary "Merchants of Doubt" with Director Robert Kenner
March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Pulitzer Hall

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) hosts director Robert Kenner and a FREE advance screening of "Merchants of Doubt" a documentary about the paid climate change naysayer business. Free food and drink.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Christopher Wiss by sending email to cw2827@columbia.edu or by calling 917-597-9865.

 
Premedical Record Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Panel
March 02, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Hamilton Hall, Room 517

Is it your dream to go to medical school? Were you shocked to learn that the average gpa accepted medical school applicants was  3.67 last year and the average science gpa a 3.61? Are worried that your academic performance at Columbia might not be strong enough to get you into medical school?

Don’t despair! There are great options for improving your academic record before applying to medical school.

Come join us for an informative program:

Panel on Premedical Record Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Programs

Monday March 2nd, 2015

6:30-8:00pm

517 Hamilton Hall

Come out and learn about these programs. Representatives from many of the most successful record-enhancing programs will be here to tell you about their program and answer questions you may have.

Representatives will be here from:

Boston University School of Medicine

Commonwealth Medical College

Drexel School of Medicine  

Georgetown University

New York Medical College

University of Pennsylvania


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Niki Cunningham by sending email to njc2001@columbia.edu or by calling 854-2513.
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Film: Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé
March 02, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

Movies are screened in the East Gallery followed by a moderated discussion in French. Attendance is free. Unless indicated otherwise, films are in French with English subtitles.

U.S. premiere followed by Q & A with director Jérôme Prieur and historian Robert O. Paxton
Film in French with English subtitles

This new documentary by talented filmmaker Jérôme Prieur follows the life and times of Hélène Berr, a young French Jewish woman who lived in Paris with her family during the Occupation until she was arrested in March 1944 and sent to Auschwitz and then Bergen-Belsen, where she died in April 1945. She kept a journal during the war that remained private until it was published in 2008, becoming widely read, translated into 25 languages, studied in French schools, and treated in several exhibitions. This documentary (never before shown in the U.S.) has just received the award for best French television documentary in 2014 from the Syndicat Français de la Critique de cinéma et des films de télévision. Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and the author of several works, most notably, Vichy France (1972).

Funding for this event is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation


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

 
International Alumni Networking Reception
March 02, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
New York, NY

Finding internships and full-time employment in America as an international student is difficult, and you need all the help you can get. The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) offers you the opportunity to network with young alumni at top firms in finance, consulting, and tech, and listen to their personal experiences and advice on finding jobs, navigating work authorization, and other challenges. Co-Sponsors: Columbia College Alumni Association Space is limited! Light refreshments provided.

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

 
Power, Coercion, Choice: A Workshop in HIV Risk Reduction for Men Who Have Sex With Men
March 02, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
John Jay Lounge, John Jay Hall, Morningside Campus


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sexual Respect by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu .
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Senior Thesis Stipend Application Deadline
March 03, 2015, All Day Event
Morningside Campus

Senior thesis stipend applications due for spring-term senior projects.

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

 
Enter the LOTTERY for Dine with Deantini by 3/3 at 9:00 a.m. (CC Sophomores)
March 03, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:01 am EST
208 Hamilton Hall

Columbia College sophomores are welcome to enter into this lottery to be selected, at random, to dine with Dean Valentini in an intimate, group setting, on Friday, March 6. By entering the lottery, you are confirming your availability for the entire duration of the event. NOTE: This registration is ONLY to be entered into the lottery. Students who are selected to attend will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kyle Krause by sending email to kyle.krause@columbia.edu .
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Leadership Series: Having Difficult Conversations
March 03, 2015 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

In this interactive workshop, students will learn strategies on how to approach difficult conversations and resolve conflict.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.
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Postcards From the Future: A Woman’s Guide to Financially Ever After
March 03, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Columbia University Studebaker Building Room 469

Retirement is not as far away as you think! Learn what you can do to help make your retirement dream come true on schedule.

TIAA-CREF’s workshop leaders will share retirement strategies that work:

  • Identify your “retirement vision” – how much you’ll need and when, so you can have the retirement you want

  • Define the simple steps to getting your finances on track to reach your ideal retirement in 10 to 15 years

  • Learn the unique characteristics of retirement plans from403(b) to IRAs to annuities – and which work best for you 

Join TIAA-CREF for a brown bag lunch as we share experiences, develop new investing skills and bring retirement into focus.

Date: March 3, 2015

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: Studebaker Building, Room 469

Please note that while the content in this workshop is geared towards women, the information shared may benefit any employee. We invite all employees who have interest in the topic to join the discussion, regardless of your gender.



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gisele Monroe by sending email to gm2522@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7016.
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Getting a Jump on the Independent School Kindergarten Admissions Process (for Kindergarten 2016)
March 03, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Columbia University, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway (Between “Lionsgate” apartments and the Christian Science Reading Room)

The spring can be a great time for you to  learn more about independent schools in New York City without having to send in applications first.  We’ll talk about the independent school timeline, how to find out about spring tours and open houses, and the admissions and financial aid processes.

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


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact The Office of Work/Life by sending email to worklife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8019.
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Culture of Service
March 03, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-110

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

Learning Objectives:

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

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.
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A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864
March 03, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
406 International Affairs Building 420 West 118th Street

The Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, Columbia University, presents

Robert McCaughey
Professor of History and Janet H. Robb Chair in the Social Sciences, Barnard College

A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM
406 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street

Lunch will be served.

RSVP: lehmancenter@columbia.edu


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Nick Juravich by sending email to lehmancentercolumbia@gmail.com .

 
Dual BA Remote Academic Planning Session
March 03, 2015 from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm CET
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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Violentology: A Photographic Exploration of Conflict, Political Change, and Human Rights in Colombia
March 03, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 802

Stephen Ferry is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, GEO, TIME and the New York Times, among other outlets.


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

 
Genetics & Development Seminar
March 03, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus ICRC Auditorium, 1st Floor

“The Role of Genomics in Precision Medicine”,

Wendy K. Chung, M.D., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor
Division of Molecular Genetics, Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
4:00 PM
ICRC Auditorium, 1st Floor
(1130 St. Nicholas Avenue)

Host: Gerard Karsenty
(gk2172@columbia.edu)

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Celia Morales by sending email to cr2020@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4011.

 
What is the Future for the Eurasian Economic Union?
March 03, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House, Ivy Lounge

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Central Asian Studies Institute of George Washington University for a panel discussion.
 
Panelists:
 
Rilka Dragneva is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham. She has worked and published extensively in the area of legal reform, regional integration and EU's external policy with special reference to Eastern Europe and Eurasia. She has extensive experience in technical assistance and consultancy in the field of legal reform and rule of law post-communism. Her latest research focus is on the the institutional architecture of the Eurasian Economic Union and its internal and external implications.  Her recent publications include ‘Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy and Politics’ (Edward Elgar 2013). Rilka is also actively engaged in policy advice in relation to these matters.
 
Aitolkyn Kourmanova is the head of the private consultancy Central Asia Strategic Management Group, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She specializes in economic policies and regional cooperation in Central Asia. Her recent publications include “Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: Nurturing from the Ground” (George Washington University, 2013), “Lessons from Zhanaozen. Bringing Business, Government and Society Together” (George Washington University, 2012). She was a principal researcher for the two studies funded by the Asian Development Bank: Remittances of International Migrants and the Financial Sector (December 2008) and Study of Mechanisms and Potential for Agricultural Trade in Central Asia (June 2007). She was a coauthor of New Industrial Asia: Lessons for Kazakhstan (Almaty Institute, 2007). Ms Kourmanova has a considerable media experience being the head of the Central Asia Institute for Economic Strategies from 2007 to 2011, where she launched a popular economic magazine, Vox Populi, and edited a quarterly academic business magazine, Economic Strategies—Central Asia. In 2011 she was Kzakhstan country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and earned her executive master of business administration degree from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris. She was a Central Asia Fellow at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs from April to August 2013 and Hubert Humphrey Fellow in 2011-2012.
 
Marlene Laruelle is Director of the Central Asia Program and a Research Professor of International Affairs at The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She has authored Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia(Palgrave, 2009), and Russia's Strategies in the Arctic and the Future of the Far North (M.E. Sharpe, 2013). She has co-authored Globalizing Central Asia: Geopolitics and The Challenges of Economic Development(M.E. Sharpe, 2013) and The 'Chinese Question' in Centra Asia: Domestic Order, Social Changes, and the Chinese Factor (Hurst and Oxford University Press, 2013), and co-edited China and India in Central Asia: A New 'Great Game?' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies (Ashgae, 2011).
 
Nate Schenkkan is a Program Officer in Eurasia Programs at Freedom House, covering Central Asia and Turkey. He works closely with Freedom House's Central Asia offices in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan implementing democracy and governance programs in partnership with local human rights organizations. Most recently, he has been spending considerable time in Turkey preparing for a special Freedom House report on the Turkish media. Prior to joining Freedom House, he worked as a journalist in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, covering social and political issues including Islamic revivalist movements, Kyrgyzstan's hip-hop scene, and the aftermath of the Zhanaozen events. His writing has appeared in Eurasianet, Atlantic Online, World Politics Review, and Registan.net, and he has appeared as a commentator on Al Jazeera's The Listening Post. He has a Master's degree in Russian and Eurasian studies from the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, where he was the 2010-2011 Pepsico Junior Fellow and a 2010 Critical Languages Fellow in Ankara, Turkey.
 
Moderated by Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College; Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming, Harriman Institute.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

 
Boston Consulting Group, The Info Session
March 03, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Faculty House, Presidential Rooms 2 & 3


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

 
Melbourne: Ivy & Friends 2015 Kick-Off Celebration
March 03, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Melbourne, VIC

The Columbia Association of Australia & The Yale Club of Victoria with the alumni clubs of Brown, Cambridge, Chicago, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, M.I.T.,   Northwestern, Oxford, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, & University College London invite you and your guests to join us for the Ivy & Friends 2015 Kick-Off Celebrations and Yale's Annual Alumni Global Get-Together.  

Cost: Drinks and food at bar prices

For information please contact Tony Bracy at bracy@iprimus.com.au or 0418 268 060.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends there!

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

 
Google Inc. Info Session
March 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Schapiro Center, Room 750


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

 
Editor's Night
March 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Fayerweather Hall, Room 313

Join professor Claudia Dreifus' class on Tuesday, March 3, for a panel-style discussion and Q&A by top science editors from the New York and DC areas (including Tom Lin from Quanta and Lesley Seymour from More Magazine). It's a great place to learn more about communicating science from the media side, and for students to make contacts if they're interested in writing popular science. 

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Amy Georgianna McDermott by sending email to agm2159@columbia.edu .