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

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

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

 
Major Declaration Month
From October 01, 2014 through October 31, 2014, All Day Event
Columbia University Morningside Campus

Students may declare a major using the online major declaration form.


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

 
Race Matters But Not How You Think It Does!: The Psychology of How Stereotypes Affect How We Live, Work, Play and Pray
From October 14, 2014 at 10:30 am EDT through December 03, 2014 at 11:30 pm EST
New York, NY

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

 
Art Exhibit: THE BOOK
From October 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm EDT through November 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

Exhibition can be viewed October 23-November 21, 12-5 p.m., and during evening events; Opening reception Wednesday, October 22, 5-7 p.m.

Elisabeth Raphaël’s fourteen sculptures exhibited at the Columbia Maison Française draw their inspiration from a reading of the Tanakh - the Hebrew Bible - but other books can be imagined too in these works. Each sculpture contains an ancient Hebrew text stamped on fragile leaves made of bone china. Some leaves are hidden between minimalist clay blocks. Other leaves are caressed by hands of wrapped textile.

Elisabeth Raphaël lives and works in Paris. Her works have been exhibited in France, Belgium, Israel, the United Kingdom and China. She won the Grand Prix of the International Biennale of Vallauris in 2012. Her sculptures and installations are represented in the Magnelli Museum of Vallauris, the Museum of Châteauroux and the Yad Vashem Museum of Jerusalem.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation


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

 
Application Deadline: The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship
October 30, 2014, All Day Event
Apply Online.

We are delighted to announce that the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship will now extend its programming to Berlin. In addition to Washington, DC and Paris, Berlin will provide an exceptional opportunity for the graduate student fellows to examine foreign policy and global diversity.

Expanding the program to Berlin will allow Humanity in Action to explore the increasing importance of Germany in international relations. Fellows will meet with governmental officials and experts to learn about Germany’s national interests and diplomatic strategy in addressing issues such as territorial conflicts in Ukraine and the ongoing Eurozone crisis. The program will also analyze the legacy of the Second World War and how Germany’s history continues to shape its foreign policy. As Europe’s largest economy, Germany will provide an essential and timely perspective for the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows.


• When: May 29-June 28, 2015
• Where: Washington, DC, Paris, Berlin
• Who Can Apply: Students in graduate programs in the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. European young professionals with graduate degrees are also eligible to apply.
• Application Deadline: October 30, 2014
  Apply here!


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Humanity in Action by sending email to diplomacy@humanityinaction.org .

 
Application Deadline: Global Markets Campus Recruiting Sales & Trading Simulation Event
October 30, 2014, All Day Event
Apply Online.

Do you love following the markets?
Want to learn how to pitch your idea to a client?
Are you interested in evaluating risk and making real-time decisions?

Learn what it takes to be a successful analyst in Sales & Trading as Bank of America Merrill Lynch recreates the trading floor!

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is excited to offer you the opportunity to test your skills at making decisions that drive the global marketplace and serve the financial needs of our clients.

You will have the opportunity to pitch clients, trade on your ideas, and receive feedback in real-time as we coach you through the course of our trading simulation. Following the simulation, you are invited to attend a networking reception with business professionals from across our Sales & Trading platform.

Recreate the Floor: Trading Simulation

Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: New York City
All expenses paid
How to Apply:
• Eligibility: Classes of 2016 and 2017 with an interest in a Sales & Trading summer internship
• Application deadline: October 30, 2014
• Please submit your resume and 250 words on why you are interested in Sales & Trading to kathryn.horn@bankofamerica.com. Use email subject line: BofAML Recreate the Floor

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kathryn Horn by sending email to kathryn.horn@bankofamerica.com .

 
Faith-Based Responses to Relationship Violence
October 30, 2014 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House

Sexual Violence Response, in collaboration with CONNECTOpens in a new window will host a breakfast and panel discussion. Leaders and scholars from various spiritual communities will address how different faiths work against and respond to relationship violence.

Accessibility Accommodations

Columbia Health makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event sponsored by Columbia Health, or by the University, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 at least 10 days in advance of the event.


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

 
Essential Principles of Critical Thinking
October 30, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Manhattanville 622 West 132nd Street Studebaker 469

Target audience:  Any staff member whose job performance includes the need for effective thinking. 

By the end of the workshop you will:

·         Discover your current thinking method, and how to introduce the skills necessary to improve and to “round out” your thinking repertoire

·         Introduce leaders and managers to the essential principles of critical thinking and premier methods of how to apply them effectively

·         Understand how to use matrices to consider every significant aspect of a process or problem situations

·         Improve your analytical skills and instincts 

It is recommended that this class be paired with Critical Thinking in High Pressure Situations


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sasha Goluskin by sending email to sng2125@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2816.
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Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series
October 30, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Humphreys Auditorium (VC 14-240) Vanderbilt Clinic

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

At the Intersection of DNA Damage Responses, Immune Responses and Cancer

Speaker Barry Sleckman, MD, PhD

Conan Professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

Hosted by Dr. Michael Shelanski

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.

 
RASCAL Protocol Submission Workshop
October 30, 2014 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Hammer 202A Computer Room

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.

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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A Fireside Chat with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google
October 30, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Eric Schmidt will discuss his latest book, How Google Works, a look at fostering the growth of “smart creatives,” data-driven decision making, dealing with disruption, and operating in a complex and global world.

Moderated by Merit E. Janow, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact JoAnn Crawford by sending email to jac12@sipa.columbia.edu .
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"I Will Hold Out Until the Very End": Politically-Motivated Imprisonment in Uzbekistan
October 30, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Harriman Institute for a presentation by Human Rights Watch Central Asia Researcher Steve Swerdlow on political imprisonment in Uzbekistan.
 
This Human Rights Watch report highlights the cases of thirty four of Uzbekistan’s most prominent individuals imprisoned on politically-motivated charges, some of whom have been imprisoned for over two decades, and calls on the Uzbek government for their immediate and unconditional release. Drawing on over 150 interviews and newly-acquired documents, information gathered by Human Rights Watch illustrates the egregious abuses imprisoned human rights activists, journalists, political opposition activists, religious figures and believers, witnesses of the 2005 Andijan massacre and other perceived critics face in custody, including beatings and torture, harsh prison and dire medical conditions, and the repeated extension of their prison sentences.  All have been punished for the peaceful exercise of their fundamental rights. Human Rights Watchurges Uzbekistan’s international partners, including the UN Human Rights Council, the United States, and the European Union, to re-double efforts to secure political prisoners’ release and hold Uzbekistan accountable for rights abuses. A short film will also be shown at the event.
 
Discussant: Nate SchenkkanProgram Officer in Eurasia Programs, Freedom House.
 
Moderator: Alexander Cooley, Chair and Professor of Political Science at Barnard College; Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute.
 
Steve Swerdlow is a Central Asia researcher in the Europe and Central Asia division of Human Rights Watch, focusing on Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.  Swerdlow is an attorney with over ten years of scholarly and human rights experience on Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs with a certificate in Post-Soviet Studies from the Harriman Institute.  He was a fellow in the U.S. State Department's Young Leaders for Public Service Program in Russia.  He worked earlier as a human rights monitor for the Union of Council for Soviet Jews (UCSJ) in the north and south Caucasus, as well as for CARE International in Georgia, the European Centre for Minority Issue (ECMI), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Russia with the displaced Meskhetian Turk population.  Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Swerdlow practiced law in San Francisco at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Berstein, LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Dean Pregerson of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.


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

 
"Legislating Dissent: Race, Republicanism and the Public Sphere in Post-Independence Nicaragua"
October 30, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Schermerhorn Extension Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457

Justin Wolfe (Tulane University) “Legislating Dissent: Race, Republicanism and the Public Sphere in Post-Independence Nicaragua” Discussant: Luciana Chamorro (Columbia University)

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

 
International Development: At a Turning Point
October 30, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome Greene Hall, Room 304

The Center on Global Governance at Columbia Law School presents David Malone, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Rector of the United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo. 

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Olena Jennings by sending email to omj2101@columbia.edu .

 
APR Seminar: Alan Hawkes (Swansea University)
October 30, 2014 from 1:10 pm to 2:10 pm EDT
Mudd 303

Speaker: Alan Hawkes, School of Management, Swansea University

Title: Hawkes Processes in Finance

Abstract: This talk begins with a brief history of how a family of models for self-exciting and mutually-exciting point processes, that I introduced in the early 1970s came to be known as Hawkes processes. They were popular only among seismologists until they suddenly started appearing everywhere in the late 1990s. Since about 2005, Hawkes processes have
been widely applied in the finance literature. In this talk I will give an introduction to the main properties of these processes; discuss a variety of examples of their application in finance; finally, give a brief outline of research currently being undertaken with colleagues in Swansea.

Bio: After studying Mathematics at King's College London, Alan moved to UCL where he completed a PhD on queuing theory applied to road traffic (supervisor M.S. Bartlett), while also lecturing in the Statistics Department (founded by Karl Pearson in 1911). He was then, for five years, Reader in Mathematical Statistics at Durham University before becoming Professor of Statistics at Swansea in 1974 - still there as Honorary Research Professor. He has served on the Council of the Royal Statistical Society and the International Committee of the Biometric Society. Alan's research has mainly been in applied stochastic modeling. In particular, his major work has been pioneering the study of the dynamics of ion channels in biological membranes, in conjunction with David Colquhoun FRS, Professor of Pharmacology at UCL. Ion channels are essential links in the communication system carrying messages around the body, and are important sites of drug action. In 2012, Dr. Maggie Chen persuaded Alan to rekindle his interest in Hawkes Processes, learn something about finance and make a contribution to the research of the finance group in Swansea.

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

 
Critical Thinking in High Pressure Situations
October 30, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Manhattanville 622 West 132nd Street Studebaker 469

Target audience:  Any staff member whose job is contingent on success in the workplace or your job includes the need for effective thinking.

By the end of the workshop you will:

·         Improve your thinking process and focus on the elements of a problem that will lead to better reasoning in the workplace

·         Learn how applying critical thinking skills in high pressure situations will produce positive outcomes

·         Teach individuals how to ask high quality questions that will help guide the process and flow of decision making in the work environment 

It is recommended that this class be paired with Essential Principles of Critical Thinking

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sasha Goluskin by sending email to sng2125@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2816.
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ABRAHAM SPECTOR PRIZE LECTURE AND SYMPOSIUM
October 30, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Medical Center Campus The Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

ABRAHAM SPECTOR PRIZE LECTURE AND SYMPOSIUM
SYMPOSIUM – LIGHT & THE EYE

Moderator:  Clifford Tabin, Ph.D.

Welcome  
1:30 – 1:45PM  George (Jack) Cioffi, M.D. & Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D.

1st Guest Speaker
1:45 – 2:10PM  Claude Desplan, Ph.D., New York University 
Title:  Generating Neuronal Diversity in the Drosophila Visual System
2:10 – 2:20PM  Discussion

2nd Guest Speaker
2:20 – 2:45PM William Jeffery, Ph.D., University of Maryland   
Title:  Evolution of Eye Degeneration: A View from the Mexican Blind Cavefish
2:45 – 2:55PM Discussion

3rd Guest Speaker
2:55 – 3:20PM Constance Cepko, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School   
Title:  Strategies to Prolong Vision in Inherited Forms of Blindness
3:20 – 3:30PM Discussion

Break                     
3:30 – 4:00PM             Refreshments Available at Milstein Hospital, 2nd Fl.

ABRAHAM SPECTOR PRIZE LECTURE
Introduction

4:00 – 4:15PM   Xin Zhang, Ph.D.

Spector Prize Lecture
4:15 – 5:15PM Clifford Tabin, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Title:  Development and Evolution of Vertebrate Morphology

Abraham Spector Prize Presentation 
5:15 – 5:30PM Stanley Chang, M.D.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gaby Novak by sending email to gn2211@cumc.columbia.edu .

 
SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS)
October 30, 2014 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214


In-Sik Kang
School of Earth Environment Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

"A GCM with explicit cloud microphysics for simulation of extreme precipitation frequency"

The present work aims to develop a general circulation model (GCM) with improved simulation of heavy precipitation frequency by improving the representations of cloud and rain processes. GCMs with conventional convective parameterizations produce common bias in precipitation frequency: they overestimate light precipitation and underestimate heavy precipitation with respect to observed values. This frequency shift toward light precipitation is attributed here to a lack of consideration of cloud microphysical processes related to heavy precipitation. The budget study of cloud microphysical processes using a cloud-resolving model shows that the melting of graupel and accretion of cloud water by graupel and rainwater are important processes in the generation of heavy precipitation. However, those processes are not expressed explicitly in conventional GCMs with convective parameterizations. In the present study, the cloud microphysics is modified to allow its implementation into a GCM with a horizontal resolution of 50 km. The newly developed GCM, which includes explicit cloud microphysics, produces more heavy precipitation and less light precipitation than conventional GCMs, thus simulating a precipitation frequency that is closer to the observed. This study demonstrates that the GCM requires a full representation of cloud microphysics to simulate the extreme precipitation frequency realistically. It is also shown that a coarse-resolution GCM with cloud microphysics requires an additional mixing process in the lower troposphere.

Host: Shuguang Wang


Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services at 212-854-2388 at least 10 days in advance of the event.


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

 
Rebel Governance and the Survival of Insurgencies
October 30, 2014 from 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1512

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies, Columbia University presents: Chris Day and Zachariah Mampilly.

Chris Day is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston. Day earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  His teaching and research interests are in Comparative Politics, with a particular emphasis on African politics, political violence, and civil wars. He has published articles in Comparative Politics and Civil Wars, and has written opinion pieces for Al-Jazeera, The Daily Beast, and the Post & Courier. His current book project examines the various fates of different rebel groups in Africa.

Zachariah Mampilly is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College. In 2012/2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War  (Cornell U. Press 2011). Co-written with Adam Branch, Africa Uprising! Popular Politics and Political Change is forthcoming from Zed Press.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email to ml3408@columbia.edu or by calling 2128547879.
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Chemistry Colloquium - Sean Brady
October 30, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Morningside Campus Room 209 Havemeyer 3000 Broadway New York, NY 10027

“Watch where you step, there is new chemistry everywhere”

Presented by Sean Brady, The Rockefeller University

Hosted by Brent Stockwell

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:30pm

Room 209 Havemeyer

Abstract: One of the key revelations to arise from the large-scale sequencing of bacterial genomic DNA is that traditional approaches used for the discovery of natural products only provide functional access to a small fraction of the natural product biosynthetic gene clusters present in nature.  The sequencing of DNA extracted directly from soil samples indicates that as yet uncultured soil microbes outnumber their cultured counterparts by at least two to three orders of magnitude.  This uncultured majority no doubt produces secondary metabolites that could serve as molecular probes of biological processes and therapeutic agents.  Uncultivated microorganisms are a very attractive source of potentially new natural products, but they are not amenable to the traditional approaches used to characterize natural products from microbes grown in pure culture.  Although there appears to be no easy way to culture this collection of unstudied microorganisms, it is possible to isolate large fragments of microbial DNA directly from environmental samples and clone this DNA into model bacterial systems in the lab.  We are using both functional and sequence-based screening strategies to access new natural product and new biosynthetic enzymes from large environmental DNA libraries.

 

Biography: Sean F. Brady graduated with a degree in molecular biology in 1993 from Pomona College in Claremont, California.  He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 2001.  In 2002, he moved to Harvard Medical School as a fellow in the Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology.  He was named an instructor in the department of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Harvard Medical School in 2004.  In 2006 he moved to The Rockefeller University as an assistant professor.  In 2009 Sean became a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist.  Sean’s research interests center on both the discovery and functional characterization of new genetically encoded small molecules.  One area of particular interest is the development of methods to access new biologically active small molecules from uncultured bacteria.


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

 
Melbourne: Announcement of 2014 Hugh Rogers Fellowship Recipients
October 30, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Melbourne, Australia

Please join Columbia alumni in Melbourne and the Melbourne-Boston Sister Cities Association for a reception following the announcement of the 2014 Hugh Rogers Fellowship. The reception will be held at The Portico, Melbourne Town Hall, and RSVPs should be made to admin@melbourne-boston.org.au by October 24.

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

 
Maintaining Momentum: Avoiding the Post-Midterm Doldrums
October 30, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Satow Room, Lerner Hall

Many students experience stress during midterms which is why it is a good time to reevaluate study tips and methods. At this workshop students will learn the necessary skills to better prepare for—and improve their performance on—final exams.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9436.

 
The Argentine Supreme Court: A View from the Chief Justice
October 30, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 104

Dr. Ricardo Lorenzetti is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Argentina and a tenured Professor at the University of Buenos Aires. He holds several Doctor Honoris Causa awards from Argentine and Latin American universities, and is the author of more than 35 books and more than 150 articles in specialized law reviews. Amongst other distinctions, Lorenzetti serves as the Co-President of the United Nations Environment Program's World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email to dl2714@columbia.edu .

 
J.P. Morgan CIB Risk Info Session
October 30, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Faculty House, Garden Room 2


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

 
Applying to Ph.D. Programs Information Session
October 30, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam and Morningside Drive)

The GSAS Office of Student Affairs will hold an information session on applying to Ph.D. programs for all current M.A. students. Topics will include the timetable for applying, communication between you and the program to which you are applying, contents of the CV/resume and cover letter, and more. RSVP not required.

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

 
Hong Taeyong on China: An 18th Century Korean Sirhak Scholar's Views
October 30, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 918

Part of the Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies, "Hong Taeyong on China: An 18th Century Korean Sirhak Scholar's Views" will feature remarks by Gari Ledyard, King Sejong Professor Emeritus and George Kallander, Associate Professor, Department of History, Syracuse University.

No registration required.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jooyeon Kim by sending email to jk2857@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1728.

 
Philadelphia: Findings from Ancient Greece with Professor Ioannis Mylonopoulos
October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The CUCP is delighted to announce that on Thursday, October 30th, Professor, and 2014 Lenfest Distinguished Teacher, Ioannis Mylonopoulos will speak to alums in Philadelphia. He plans to present some of the exciting results and finds of his excavation in Greece this summer. Read about his impressive background at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arthistory/faculty/Mylonopoulos.html. Information regarding the time, location and cost will be issued shortly. In the meantime save the date for what should be an interesting and stimulating talk.

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

 
Washington, DC: "Ukraine: Did American Maximalism Drive Russia Crazy?"
October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Washington, DC

We invite you to join fellow alumni at the National Press Club on Oct 30, 6-8:00pm for a talk by Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy at Columbia, who will speak on "Ukraine: Did American Maximalism Drive Russia Crazy?"

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Professor Sestanovich and fellow Columbians for what is sure to be an illuminating evening. After the talk, Professor Sestanovich will also be signing copies of his recen book, Maximalist: America in the world from Truman to Obama, and there will be a limited number of copies available for purchase.

New price: $25 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres. There will be a cash bar. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Based on feedback, the ColumbiaDC and CAA worked to negotiate a new price. We look forward to seeing all interested alumni, especially recent graduates, attend this important talk! 

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

 
Findings from Ancient Greece with Professor Ioannis Mylonopoulos
October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The CUCP is delighted to announce that on Thursday, October 30th, Professor, and 2014 Lenfest Distinguished Teacher, Ioannis Mylonopoulos will speak to alums in Philadelphia. He plans to present some of the exciting results and finds of his excavation in Greece this summer.

Read about his impressive background at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arthistory/faculty/Mylonopoulos.html.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here!

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

 
The Sixth Annual Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Relations: Why American Restraint Makes Sense in a World Going to Hell
October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1512

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University presents: Dr. Barry Posen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Why American Restraint Makes Sense in a World Going to Hell.”

Barry R. Posen is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director of the MIT Security Studies Program (http://web.mit.edu/ssp/), and serves on the Executive Committee of Seminar XXI (http://semxxi.mit.edu/). He has written two books, Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks and The Sources of Military Doctrine. The latter won two awards: The American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Foundation Book Award, and Ohio State University's Edward J. Furniss Jr. Book Award. He is also the author of numerous articles, including "The Case for Restraint," The American Interest, (November/December 2007) and "Command of the Commons: The Military Foundation of U.S. Hegemony," International Security, (Summer, 2003.) He has been a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow; Rockefeller Foundation International Affairs Fellow; Guest Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow; Smithsonian Institution; Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and most recently Visiting Fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center at Dartmouth College.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maggie Li by sending email to ml3408@columbia.edu .
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Bosnia's 2014 General Elections: New Possibilities and Challenges Going Forward
October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 707

Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for an expert panel reflecting on Bosnia’s 2014 general elections. What challenges and opportunities do the elections bring to the future of Bosnia and the wider Balkan region?

The distinguished panelists will provide interesting insight into the dynamics of domestic and regional political and societal developments. Questions and Answers session will follow after the speakers' presentations.

Ambassador Mirsada Čolaković, the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will make introductory remarks.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu or by calling 9294218583.

 
Arts in the Cuban Diaspora
October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor 3rd Floor

This event integrates diasporic artistic expressions with an exhibition of Arturo Rodriguez’s drawings “The School of the Night,” related poetry by José Kozer, Bruce Weber, and Laura Tartakoff, a visual presentation by Alejandro Anreus, and Afro-Cuban jazz by pianist David Virelles.

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

 
Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia: 25 Years of Research in Our Community--What Have We Learned?
October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Medical Center Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue (corner of 168th Street) Conference Room 2

Columbia University Medical Center Office of Government & Community Affairs presents a community forum on Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia:  25 Years of Research in Our Community--What Have We Learned?

FREE and Open to the Public; Light Refreshments; Simultaneous Translation in Spanish Available

Thursday, October 30, 2014

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion

1150 St. Nicholas Avenue

(corner of 168th Street)

Conference 2

Please RSVP at 212-305-8060 or at cumcgca@columbia.edu 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Clara Leon by sending email to cnl7@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-8060.

 
Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia: 25 Years of Research in Our Community--What Have We Learned?
October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Medical Center Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion Conference Room 2

Cutting Edge Research and Innovation at Columbia.

Columbia University Medical Center Government & Community Affairs
presents a community forum:

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia: 25 Years of Research in Our Community -- What Have We Learned?

FREE and OPEN to the public. Light refreshments. Simultaneous translation in Spanish available.

Hosted by the CUMC Office of Government & Community Affairs in collaboration with The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research & The Northern Manhattan Center for Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Clara N. Leon by sending email to cumcgca@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-8060.

 
Innovations in Global Entrepreneurship: Cities, Not Countries, Take The Lead
October 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
New York, NY



Our panelists are leading rapidly expanding global organizations by partnering with cities — not countries — around the world. These municipalities know that fostering local startup ecosystems is key to their economic future.

Miguel McKelvey, Co-Founder, WeWork
Katherine Oliver, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Brad Hargreaves, Co-Founder, General Assembly

October 30th, 2014
6:30 PM Wine Reception
7:30 PM Panel Discussion


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

 
The Changing World of Contemporary International Art Today
October 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Barnard Hall, Julius S. Held Lecture Hall

As a respected writer on contemporary art and curator to Deutsche Bank, which holds one of the largest and most respected private collections in the world, Alistair Hicks is both a commentator and tastemaker, and uniquely placed to give an overview of the art world today. In this lecture, he introduces some of the most significant artists working in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, and shows how they express the rapid social changes around them. He also discusses the possible problems and benefits of corporate sponsorship of the arts. Alistair Hicks is the author of Global Art Compass, a survey of 21st century art, published this year by Thames & Hudson.

His previous books include School of London, published by Phaidon, and New British Art in the Saatchi Collection, published by Thames & Hudson. Hicks has served as an art critic for such diverse publications as The Spectator, The Times, and Vogue.


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

 
Alumni Speed Networking - Other Schools
October 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Low Memorial Library Rotunda & Faculty Room Columbia University

This event is open to alumni only.

Looking to build your contacts in short amount of time? The Center for Career Education, with support from the Columbia Alumni Association, is offering a special alumni speed networking event on the evening of October 30th. This event will allow participants to exchange information in a series of brief interactions while sharing their professional backgrounds and business goals to gain exposure and information. Eight rounds of speed networking will be followed by a networking reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Attendees are not only guaranteed to walk away with a stack of business cards, but also a renewed confidence in their networking techniques.

This event is open to alumni only.

If you are an alumnus of one of the following schools, we are offering a limited number of registration spaces. Please register below.

  • Barnard College
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Columbia Business School
  • Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
  • Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Mailman School of Public Health
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of International and Public Affairs
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Law
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
  • Teachers College

If you are an alumnus of a Columbia institution not listed above, please click here to register for this event.

This event is open to alumni only.
Cost: $10
Attire: Business professional.
Registration: Required. The deadline to register is 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 28th.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kohari by sending email to lk2574@columbia.edu .
Register

 
Alumni Speed Networking
October 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Columbia University

Looking to build your contacts in short amount of time? The Center for Career Education, with support from the Columbia Alumni Association, is offering a special alumni speed networking event on the evening of October 30th. This event will allow participants to exchange information in a series of brief interactions while sharing their professional backgrounds and business goals to gain exposure and information. Eight rounds of speed networking will be followed by a networking reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Attendees are not only guaranteed to walk away with a stack of business cards, but also a renewed confidence in their networking techniques.

If you are an alumnus of one of the following schools, please click here to register for this event.

  • -Columbia College
  • -Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • -School of General Studies
  • -Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • -School of the Arts

  • If you are an alumnus of a Columbia institution not listed above, we are offering a limited number of registration spaces. Please click here to register for this event.

    Cost: $10
    Attire: Business professional.
    Registration: Required.

    For further information regarding this event, please contact Leigh Sylvia by sending email to les2195@columbia.edu.

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

 
Alumni Speed Networking
October 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Low Memorial Library Rotunda & Faculty Room Columbia University

This event is open to alumni only.

Looking to build your contacts in short amount of time? The Center for Career Education, with support from the Columbia Alumni Association, is offering a special alumni speed networking event on the evening of October 30th. This event will allow participants to exchange information in a series of brief interactions while sharing their professional backgrounds and business goals to gain exposure and information. Eight rounds of speed networking will be followed by a networking reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Attendees are not only guaranteed to walk away with a stack of business cards, but also a renewed confidence in their networking techniques.

This event is open to alumni only.

If you are an alumnus of one of the following schools, please register below.

  • Columbia College
  • Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of General Studies
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of the Arts

If you are an alumnus of a Columbia institution not listed above, we are offering a limited number of registration spaces. Please click here to register for this event.

This event is open to alumni only.
Cost: $10
Attire: Business professional.
Registration: Required. The deadline to register is 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 28th.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kohari by sending email to lk2574@columbia.edu .
Register

 
Mumbai: Women Leaders in Changing India
October 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Mumbai, India

India exhibits a stark contrast between the strong presence of effective and highly visible female leadership in the public and private sectors, combined with low rates of female participation in the formal economy, women’s vulnerability to violence, and poor indicators of female health.

What are some distinctive features of the Indian context that enables or hinders women from rising to the upper echelons of power? What is the role of public and private sector policies in enabling this transformation? How can successful women play a role in creating a more level-playing field for leadership among the younger generation?

The Columbia Global Centers | South Asia, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), and the Columbia Alumni Association of India (CAAI), in partnership with the University initiative, “Women Creating Change,” cordially invites you to an exciting and thought provoking panel and conversation with women leaders and Columbia alumnae from across private and social sectors to discuss these important issues and involve audience participation.

The program is designed to raise new issues and to provoke discussion around individual responsibility toward the collective and will forefront issues of mentorship, collaboration, and creative strategies for social inclusion to enable a level playing field for women and men.

A conversation featuring:
Anjali Bansal ’97SIPA, Managing Director, Spencer Stuart,
Sheela Patel, Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC)
Falguni Nayar P: ’12CC, Founder and CEO Nykaa.com

Moderated by Vishakha Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs Columbia University, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs.  

Professor Anupama Rao of Barnard College, Columbia, one of the core members of “Women Creating Change”, will present a short essay to continue the discussion on this topic.

Schedule:

6:30 - 7pm - Welcome Reception
7:15pm - Program Start
8:30pm - Dinner

Questions: Please contact Jaclyn Chu at jac143@columbia.edu.

Online registration has now closed. Walk-ins are welcome to register at the door.

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

 
Concert: JACK Quartet and guest artists
October 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Italian Academy

JACK QUARTET
New music by William Anderson, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum, Charles Wuorinen
With Steve Beck, piano, Miranda Cuckson, violin, Jay Campbell, cello, and
Vox n Plux

The concerts are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.



Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Rick Whitaker by sending email to rw2115@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1623.

 
Women Leaders in Changing India
October 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Maharashtra, India

India exhibits a stark contrast between the strong presence of effective and highly visible female leadership in the public and private sectors, combined with low rates of female participation in the formal economy, womenÂ’s vulnerability to violence, and poor indicators of female health.

What are some distinctive features of the Indian context that enables or hinders women from rising to the upper echelons of power? What is the role of public and private sector policies in enabling this transformation? How can successful women play a role in creating a more level-playing field for leadership among the younger generation?

The Columbia Global Centers | South Asia, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), and the Columbia Alumni Association of India (CAAI), in partnership with the University initiative, “Women Creating Change,” cordially invites you to an exciting and thought provoking panel and conversation with women leaders and Columbia alumnae from across private and social sectors to discuss these important issues and involve audience participation.

The program is designed to raise new issues and to provoke discussion around individual responsibility toward the collective and will forefront issues of mentorship, collaboration, and creative strategies for social inclusion to enable a level playing field for women and men.

Professor Anupama Rao of Barnard College, Columbia, one of the core members of “Women Creating Change”, will present a short essay to continue the discussion on this topic.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here!!

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

 
Amigos at Amigos: GS Mid-Semester Mixer
October 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Amigos Restaurant, 2888 Broadway

Reconnect with old friends and make some new ones at this mid-semester mixer. This is an opportunity to wind down, relax, and socialize after mid-terms.

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.

 
Amazon Webinar Information Sessions
October 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Webinar

Amazon is looking for smart, analytical, customer-obsessed, and energetic undergraduates to help build a world-class shopping experience and serve as the leadership pipeline for our rapidly growing global business. Learn more about our company, culture, and post undergraduate business roles. We’ll talk about projects we’re working on and the excellent career trajectory for our undergrads at Amazon. 

Amazon Webinar Information Sessions
Tuesday, October 28th @ 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern. Please register here.
Thursday, October 30th @ 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern. Please register here.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Celeste Diaz by sending email to celdiaz@amazon.com .

 
McKinsey Problem Solving 101
October 30, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
TBD

McKinsey Problem Solving 101

Thursday, October 30th 7:30PM

Current Juniors are invited to join us for a fun, interactive evening to learn more about our work as consultants, solving problems and working in teams.


Space is limited and registration is requited. Please RSVP here.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Liz Malta by sending email to Liz_Malta@mckinsey.com .

 
Goldman, Sachs & Co. Info Session-7:30
October 30, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom


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

 
Colorado: Marine Cloud Brightening to Respond to Climate Change
October 30, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Denver, CO

f necessary to respond to climate change, people could spray sea water droplets into ocean air, let the droplets rise into overlying clouds, and increase sunlight reflection from clouds that typically already cover more than a quarter of the oceans. The increased reflection into space could hold the Earth's temperature constant for perhaps 50 years, allowing development of non-carbon energy sources. The sea spray generators, on remotely controlled sailboats, need only wind and seawater. Generators could be turned on or off under more or fewer clouds in differing areas. If generators are turned off, their effects end within a few days. Dr. Latham, the speaker is the foremost world expert on this subject. Register online at https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=15893 or pay $15 at the door Contact: Howard Holme hholme@gmail.com

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

 
Financial and Retirement Planning Workshop for Officers Ages 21-39 (Studebaker Location)
October 31, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm EDT
Columbia University, Studebaker Building, 622 West 132nd Street, Room 469

This workshop is designed to help Officers who are ages 21-39 make decisions about their personal financial goals and retirement planning.

The following topics will be covered:

•    Cash and Debt Management
•    College Planning
•    Insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Retirement Income Sources and Investments
•    Estate Planning for Employees Early in their Career
 
This Financial and Retirement Planning Workshop is a partial-day session, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.  Coffee/Tea will be served at 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gisele Monroe by sending email to gm2522@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7016.
Register

 
APAM Research Conference
October 31, 2014 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214

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

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



Brian Cairns, NASA GISS
"A Polarizing View of Clouds and Aerosols"
&
Jan Perlwitz, NASA GISS
"Predicting the Mineral Composition of Dust Aerosols With an Earth System Model"

Andrew Cole, Fall 2014 Coordinator

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

 
Visit from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
October 31, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
601 Fairchild

An admissions representative from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine will visit to discuss Campbell's medical school program and the admissions process.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lourdes Jiminez by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
Register