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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

 
Active Leadership for New Managers
From October 17, 2014 at 9:00 am through October 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm EDT
Schapiro Conference Room 8th Floor Columbia Alumni Center 622 West 113th Street (between Broadway & Riverside)

The Active Leadership program provides the concepts and the practices of Leadership to help managers effectively develop, coach, empower and lead their teams to higher levels of performance, both in their current position and for their career development at Columbia University.  Active Leadership also prepares managers for holding ongoing career growth and developmental coaching conversations with their staff.

Recent studies confirm the leader is the prime factor for creating a productive work environment and contributing to higher staff retention. 

Description
Benefits of the program:

  • Improved knowledge and skills for effectively developing, coaching, empowering and leading others to getting results and advancing their career at Columbia University Alumni Relations & Development.
  • Increased confidence and capability for handling difficult and challenging situations. 
  • Increased leadership effectiveness in assigning goals, reviewing progress and providing meaningful feedback to staff.
  • Provides a consistent coaching and development model that can be used with staff in any situation
  • Enables managers to differentiate the levels and types of coaching required for all staff in their department

Program Length
The Active Leadership Program is a 1.5-day classroom experience, with a leadership survey before attending the classroom.

NOTE: Day 1 is on October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Day 2 is on October 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

COST: There is a charge back cost of $700.00 to your department for taking this course. Please discuss this with your manager prior to registering.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jason Harris by sending email to jh3385@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9857.
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SCE Alumni/Columbi Faculty & Staff Appreciation Drop-In Reception
From October 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm through October 28, 2014 at 8:00 am EDT
Columbia Alumni Center, Kings Room 1st floor - 622 W 113th St

SCE Alumni/Columbia Faculty & Staff Appreciation Drop-In Reception Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 Time: Open House Lunch noon – 1:30 PM Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Time: Open House Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
October Alumni Networking Breakfast
October 23, 2014 from 8:15 am to 10:00 am EDT
New York, NY

Networking is one of the best ways to reconnect with your fellow alumni and make inroads for that next career step! Join the monthly breakfast series to meet alumni, and career professionals to learn about ways to connect.

Be prepared to share highlights about yourself as well!

All breakfasts take place at the Columbia Alumni Center located at 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY.

Resources to prepare for the Networking Breakfasts can be found here.

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

 
Alumni Networking Breakfast
October 23, 2014 from 8:15 am to 10:00 am EDT
New York, NY

Networking is one of the best ways to reconnect with your fellow alumni and make inroads for that next career step! Join the monthly breakfast series to meet alumni, and career professionals to learn about ways to connect.

Be prepared to share highlights about yourself as well!


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

 
Southern Gas Corridor: Progress and Challenges
October 23, 2014 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1512 420 West 118th Street New York, NY 10027

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Harriman Institute for an assessment regarding the progress and the challenges of the Southern Gas Corridor. The $45 billion dollar project was launched in December 2013 and aims to bring the first new natural gas volumes to Europe in decades. The project transits seven countries and six regulatory systems, with over a dozen investing companies and gas buyers involved in the endeavor.

Dr. Vitaliy Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice President of SOCAR, the national oil company of Azerbaijan, will discuss the progress and challenges of launching this complicated project. He will also discuss the goals of the project and its projected impact on the energy security of various European states. Jesse McCormick, Associate Director for the Center on Global Energy Policy, will moderate a discussion after Dr. Baylarbayov's remarks. Registration is required. This event is open to press. For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ke Wei by sending email to kwei@columbia.edu .
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Purchasing Basics I
October 23, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Finance Training Center - 367 Studebaker - 622 West 132nd Street, 3rd Floor (between Broadway and 12th Ave)

This live class is not required for ARC access.  Please complete the required web-based training Requisitions, Change Orders, & Purchase Orders prior to taking this instructor led class. 

 

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Finance Training by sending email to financetraining@columbia.edu .
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Annual Flu Fair @ Business School
October 23, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
3022 Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10027, Uris Hall, Hepburn Lounge

Columbia Health provides annual influenza vaccines, or “flu shots”, at a series of vaccination clinics, or “flu fairs” on campus. All events are open to faculty, staff, and students at the Morningside campus and Affiliated Schools (except Barnard).

Events are first-come first-served, no appointments necessary! Please remember to bring your University ID card.  

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 Communications Department by sending email to health@columbia.edu .

 
Seminar in Neurobiology
October 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Medical Center Neurological Institute Auditorium, 1st Floor 710 West 168th Street


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

 
Legislative Networks in the Ukrainian Parliament: Will Any Key Players Survive After the Elections?
October 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
International Affairs Building, Room 1219

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a talk by Tetiana Kostiuchenko.

The presentation will include the outcomes of the network study of legislative connections between the Ukrainian MPs of the current and former Parliaments since 2007. The central research questions to be covered are: Who are the ‘influential legislators’ among the current parliamentarians? Do they have any common past connecting them together? What kind of joint legislative activities did they conduct? Do they meet ‘lustration’ principles or are they affiliated with the old regime? These questions lead to a debate about the changing structure of the legislative network and possible changes to occur after the pre-term parliamentary elections.

Tetiana Kostiuchenko is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Ukraine) and Carnegie Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology in the University of Minnesota during Fall 2014. Ms. Kostiuchenko’s dissertation focuses on the structure and features of the political elite network in Ukraine from 2007 to 2012. She has also studied the role of various social groups in state functioning, and is working on the application of network analysis for studying the interaction of social agents.

This event is free and open to the public.


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

 
CCNMTL Lunch Bytes: Digital Dialogues - Pros & Cons of Social Media in the Classroom
October 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Butler Library, Room 204

We are excited to offer you the first in our Digital Dialogues series. This is an occasion to join a panel of experts and practitioners in discussion and intellectual exchange on a range of topics at the intersection of technology and teaching.

At this month's Dialogue, we'll discuss the Pros & Cons of Social Media in the Classroom with Leyla Williams (CDRS), Reyes Llopis-Garcia (Spanish & Portuguese), Joshua Drew (Journalism) and Starr Hoffman (Journalism).

These conversations will take place monthly on Thursdays at lunchtime, 12-1:15, in 204 Butler Library. Feel free to bring your lunch!


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact CCNMTL by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.
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The Development of the United Nations Security System
October 23, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 102B

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy Faculty-Student Intellectual Life Series and The Center on Global Governance present Dr. Hans Blix, who served as Foreign Minister of Sweden, as Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and as Chief United Nations Weapons Inspector, will speak on "The Development of the United Nations Security System."

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

 
Power Half Hour: On-Campus Interviewing
October 23, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Center for Career Education East Campus Lower Level Conference Room

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:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:30 – 1:00pm

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:30-1:00pm

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:30 – 1:00pm

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Monday, October 27, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Friday, November 7, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

Eligibility: This event is open to all students and alumni served by CCE.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .
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Priority, Time & Stress Management
October 23, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-106

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

Learning Objectives:

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


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.
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APR Seminar: Shirshendu Chatterjee (City College, CUNY)
October 23, 2014 from 1:10 pm to 2:10 pm EDT
Mudd 303

Title: The order-chaos phase transition for a general class of complex Boolean networks.

Abstract: We consider a model for heterogeneous gene regulatory networks that is an "annealed approximation" of Kauffmann's (1969) original random Boolean networks. In this model, genes are represented by the nodes of a random directed graph G_n on n vertices with specified degree distribution, and the interactions among the genes are approximated by an appropriate threshold contact process (in which a vertex with at least one occupied in-neighbor at time t will be occupied at time t+1 with probability q, and vacant otherwise) on G_n. We characterize the order-chaos phase transition curve segregating the chaotic and ordered random Boolean networks.

This talk is based on a recent work (http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.4474).

Bio: I am an Assistant Professor in the Dept of of Mathematics at City College, CUNY, New York. Prior to this I worked as a Courant Instructor at New York University. I completed my Ph.D in Operations Research with concentration in Probability & Statistics from Cornell University, under the supervision of Prof. Rick Durrett in 2011.

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

 
Purchasing Basics II
October 23, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Finance Training Center - 367 Studebaker - 622 West 132nd Street, 3rd Floor (between Broadway and 12th Ave)

This live class is not required for ARC access.  Please complete the required web-based training Requisitions, Change Orders, & Purchase Orders prior to taking this instructor led class. 

 

 


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Finance Training by sending email to financetraining@columbia.edu .
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SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS)
October 23, 2014 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus S.W. Mudd, Room 214

Mike Wallace
University of Washington

"Detection and attribution of human induced climate change in the presence of natural variability"

Host: Lorenzo Polvani



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.

 
Dr. Hans Blix: Non-Use of Armed Force in State Relations - an Evolving Norm
October 23, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Teatro, Italian Academy

This World Leaders Forum program titled, Non-Use of Armed Force in State Relations – an Evolving Norm, features an address by Dr. Hans Blix, former Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission for Iraq, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Online registration is required and currently open.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact World Leaders Forum by sending email to worldleaders@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7421.
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Distinguished Colloquium Series in Interdisciplinary and Applied Mathematics - Stanislav Smirnov
October 23, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Columbia University, Morningside Campus Davis Auditorium, 4th floor, CEPSR (Shapiro Center)

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Seminar: 3:30 PM, Davis Auditorium, CEPSR (Shapiro Center)

Stanislav Smirnov
Professor of Mathematics, University of Geneva

"The Ising Model of a Ferromagnet from 1920 to the Present Day"

The Ising model is an archetypical model of the order-disorder phase transition: though simple to formulate, it exhibits a complex behavior, much like the real-world phenomena in solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, chemistry, biology, computer science.

In 1920 the physicist Wilhelm Lenz proposed to model ferromagnetic materials by a lattice of plus-minus spins with interacting neighbors. His student Ernst Ising solved the model in dimension one four years later. The one-dimensional behavior turned out to be trivial, with no phase transition when the interaction strength changes, and for a decade people searched for other possible models. However, a ferromagnetic phase transition was established by Rudolf Peierls in higher dimensions, and in 1944 Lars Onsager famously calculated the free energy for the Ising model in two dimensions.

Since then the Ising model became widely studied, as it exhibits complicated phase transition behavior, yet allows a very detailed analysis in dimension two. We will give a historical introduction to the model, and then describe some recent results.

Bio: Stanislav Smirnov is a professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and holds a part-time position at the St. Petersburg State University. He received his PhD in 1996 at the California Institute of Technology under the direction of Nikolai Makarov, and worked at Yale and KTH Stockholm before moving to Geneva in 2003. Smirnov's research interests include analysis, dynamical systems, probability and mathematical physics. In 2010 he was awarded the Fields Medal for his work on conformal invariance of the percolation and Ising models at criticality.

Organizing Committee
D. Goldfarb (IEOR), E. Grinspun (Computer Science & APAM), I. Karatzas (Mathematics), M.I. Weinstein (APAM & Mathematics)

This lecture series is made possible with the generous support of Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce.

For information, please contact Professor M.I. Weinstein, miw2103@columbia.edu

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 the APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.

 
Responding to Sexual Assault: A Teach-In
October 23, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome Green Annex Building

Responding to Sexual Assault: A Teach-In


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tess Drahman by sending email to td2430@columbia.edu .

 
Responding to Sexual Assault: A Teach-In
October 23, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome Green Annex Building

Featuring

Christina Brandt-Young, Legal Momentum
Jill Hill, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Monica Pombo, LCSW, Crime Victims Treatment Center
Saswati Sarkar, Center of Excellence for Prevention of Sexual Assault
Current Columbia students

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Columbia College; the Dean of Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences; The Sexuality, Women, and Gender Project, Teacher's College; and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality by sending email to irwgs@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-3277.

 
Georgetown Law Center Group Interviews with Andy Cornblatt, Dean of Admissions
October 23, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
505 Lerner Hall

Open only to Barnard, GS, Columbia College, and SEAS alums and students applying to Georgetown Law this fall/winter. Suggested dress is business casual. Please do not bring resumes or other application materials with you. YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE! We ask, if possible, that undergraduates choose the 4pm session to accommodate alumni/ae work schedules.

 Please click here to register.  


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tara Maguire by sending email to tm2703@columbia.edu .

 
Chemistry Colloquium - Alanna Schepartz
- CANCELLED
October 23, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Morningside Campus Room 209 Havemeyer 3000 Broadway New York, NY 10027

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

We're planning to reschedule for next semester.
Please check our calendar for updates.

"Moving molecules and information through the plasma membrane”

Alanna Schepartz, Yale University

Hosted by The Women in Science at Columbia

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:30pm

Room 209 Havemeyer

 

Alanna Schepartz

Biography

Alanna Schepartz, Ph.D. is the Milton Harris ’29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University. Professor Schepartz was born on January 9, 1962 in New York City and graduated from Forest Hills High School in 1978. She is married to Thomas E. Shrader and they have two children. After receiving a B.S degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York- Albany in 1982, Alanna carried out graduate work at Columbia University under the supervision of Professor Ronald Breslow. Following postdoctoral work with Professor Peter Dervan at the California Institute of Technology, she joined the faculty at Yale University in July of 1988. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992, to Full Professor with tenure in 1995, and was named the Milton Harris, '29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry in 2000. From 2002-2007, she held a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorship.

Professor Schepartz is known for the creative application of chemical principles to understand and control biological recognition and function. Her research has contributed to three different areas of chemical biology: protein-DNA recognition and transcriptional activation; the development of miniature proteins that bind specifically and with high affinity to protein and DNA; and the development of β-peptides as protein ligands and as building blocks of proteinlike architectures. She has received a number of awards for this work, including a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship (1990), a N.S.F. Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991), a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1993), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1994), an A.C.S. Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (1995), the A.C.S. Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry (1997), the Dylan Hixon '88 Award for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences (1999), the Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award (2002), the Frank H. Westheimer Prize Medal (2008), the ACS Chemical Biology Prize & Prize Lecture (2010), for which she was the inaugural recipient, the Alexander M. Cruickshank Prize (2010) and the Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry (2012). In 2010, Schepartz was elected as a Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Chemical Society. Since 2005, she has served the chemical biology community as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.


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

 
The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil with Christine Bader
October 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Havemeyer, Room 309

The Earth Institute, in collaboration with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development, MS in Sustainability Management and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment present The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, a book talk with Christine Bader, author, adviser, and speaker on corporate responsibility. 

Copies of books will be available for purchase.

RSVP is required.

For more information on the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development, please click SDEV.

For more information on the MS in Sustainability Management Program, please click SUSTAINABILITY.

For more information on the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, click CCSI.

For more information on the Earth Institute, please click earth.columbia.edu.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Sotomayor by sending email to jsotomayor@ei.columbia.edu .
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Denmark: Alumni Get Together
October 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Copenhagen, Denmark

Please join us for a casual get-together and drinks on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at Weltkuglen in Boltens gard in Copenhagen. Gothersgade 8L. We get a 20% discount thanks to Columbia Alum Michael Bossetta, who will open the bar just for Columbia Alumni (that is: we have the place to ourselves until 7 p.m.). No RSVP necessary. We look forward to seeing you, if you can make it.

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

 
Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner
October 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
New York, NY

A stellar class of 16 former student-athletes, a legendary head coach and four outstanding teams are set to be inducted into the 2014 Class of the Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.

For more information and to obtain tickets to the black-tie dinner and induction ceremony, 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 .

 
American Express Risk Webinar
October 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Webinar

American Express will be highlighting internship opportunities through a series of webinars taking place from October 20 – 29. Senior leaders will highlight how each of the functions below play a significant role at American Express. Students will also get the chance to hear from former summer interns and how their internship work has impacted their teams today.

Attend this session to learn more about internship opportunities in Risk at American Express.
 
At American Express, Risk & Information Management forms the backbone of all financial services operations. It affects every aspect of the company globally. As an intern, you’ll get to know all the areas of our business – from consumer cards to small-business services, to corporate services, to merchant partners. Plus, you’ll work with the industry’s top risk & information management teams, developing strategies, and leveraging the power of industry leading data tools and technology.

To learn more information and to register, click here.


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact American Express by sending email to campusrecruitment@aexp.com .

 
From Across the Genkai Sea: Kim Talsu and the Korean War in Japan
October 23, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 918

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies: "From Across the Genkai Sea: Kim Talsu and the Korean War in Japan”
Sam Perry, Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Literature, Brown University
Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30PM - 7:00PM
918 International Affairs Building
No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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

 
Solving the Carbon Problem Together
October 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1501


Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for remarks and a discussion with Roger W. Sant, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation and Chairman, The Summit Foundation. Drawing on lessons from his forty years of experience in the energy industry, Sant will discuss the problem of carbon pollution, arguing against the pessimism that often pervades discussions on this topic and offering insights on ways to move forward.  Following these remarks, CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow will moderate a panel discussion with Sant as well as: 
  • George Frampton, Principal, New Energy Advisors and Co-Founder, Partnership for Responsible Growth, and former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality;
  • Mona Sutphen, Partner, Macro Advisory Partners, and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy. 
Registration is required for in-person attendance. It will also be livestreamed at:http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch (no registration necessary for livestream viewing).

This event is open to press.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Center on Global Energy Policy by sending email to energypolicy@columbia.edu .
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Sex, Politics, and Silence in Restoration France
October 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

The famous ellipses that punctuate Stendhal’s Le Rouge et le noir tend to intervene when the story comes too close to one of two topics: sex and politics. Andrew Counter argues that Stendahl's use of ellipses to designate forbidden sexual or political topics was a basic convention of early 19th-century public discourse. The parallel rhetorical treatment of sex and politics, meanwhile, intensified the pre-existing association between the two, producing doubly subversive textual ‘hotspots’ that reveal much about the cultural fault-lines of the era. Counter explores these hotspots in fiction writers of the Bourbon Restoration (1815-1830), including Stendhal, to show how silence becomes politically and erotically productive in an era of censorship.

 

Andrew Counter teaches French at King’s College London. His book Inheritance in Nineteenth-Century French Culture: Wealth, Knowledge and the Family appeared in 2010, and he is currently finishing his second, The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France.

 



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

 
University of Oxford Graduate School Information Sessions
October 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
University of Oxford North American Office, 500 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10110

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

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

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

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

Further information, click here

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

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


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

 
Is There a Skills Mismatch Problem and What Does the Answer Imply for Policy?
October 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Milbank Hall, Room 405

As the labor market continues its slow return to health following the Great Recession, there is growing concern that unemployed workers just don’t have the skills needed for the jobs employers are trying to fill. But in fact, there is little evidence to suggest that skill shortages are a serious problem in today’s labor market. Katharine Abraham will review the evidence and consider why there is a widespread perception of a serious skills mismatch when the data seem to be saying otherwise. She will conclude with a brief discussion of implications for policy. Katharine G. Abraham is a professor of economics and survey methodology at the University of Maryland, and director of the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy. She is a labor economist whose published work includes papers on labor-market policy, internal labor markets, and the measurement of economic activity. From 1993 through 2001, Abraham served as commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and from 2011 through 2013, she was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. She is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Iowa State University awarded her an honorary doctorate in 2002, and she was the 2002 recipient of the Julius Shiskin Award for Economic Statistics. She was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2003 and a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2007. Abraham received a B.S. in economics from Iowa State University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1982.

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

 
"Missing You...": Screening and Discussion
October 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm EDT
Hamilton Hall, Room 517

Fikret Bacic has been searching for the remains of his two children and wife since they were killed in Prijedor 22 years ago. What does the search for missing persons entail for those who survive them? What does it mean in terms of the practical challenges and DNA analysis that define these searches on a technical level? Missing You (2014), a documentary film produced by BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina, explores the issue of missing persons in a global context.


Moderator: Petar Subotin, AHDA fellow, Columbia University


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Petar Subotin by sending email to ps2854@columbia.edu .

 
GS Dinner And Discussion: Careers In International Affairs
October 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Center for Career Education, Conference Room East campus, Lower Level

Network with GS alumni working in international affairs! This is an informal, intimate panel discussion where alumni share their professional experiences, industry insights, and answer questions about careers in international affairs.

This event is only open to undergraduate students of the School of General Studies.

Registration is recommended. To register for this event, click here.

Business or business casual attire requested.

NOTE: NEW LOCATION for this event is the Center for Career Education, Conference Room!

Questions? Contact GS Alumni Relations at 212-851-7432 or gsalumni@columbia.edu


Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Janet Griffin by sending email to gsalumni@columbia.edu or by calling 2128517432.

 
Careers in Bioethics: From Bedlam To Bioethics – Growing Up In a Mental Hospital and Working In Medical Ethics
October 23, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Fairchild Hall, Room 601

One of the nation’s leading bioethicists, Jonathan Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, reflects on how his background as the son of a prominent, pioneering psychiatrist has affected him and his seminal work. Moreno is author of Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century. Refreshments will be served. This session is presented by Columbia University’s master of science and certification programs in Bioethics.

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

 
On the Question of the Gods
October 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
New York, NY

Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey is curated by English and jazz scholar Robert G. OÂ’Meally, the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature and founder and former director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia. The exhibition is complemented by a fully illustrated companion book of the same name (DC Moore Gallery, 2008), written by OÂ’Meally. The book includes full-color images of BeardenÂ’s work and an essay by OÂ’Meally. The Smithsonian Institute has also developed a comprehensive website for the exhibition project.

A discussion with Edward Mendelson, Richard Sacks, and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak

Everyone reading the Iliad and the Odyssey wonders what the presence of the gods and the demi-gods might signify - for the ancient Greeks and then for us as post-moderns. How are transcendent or spiritual values conveyed in Homer's texts? How does Bearden translate Homer's gods onto today's scene?

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 .

 
On the Question of the Gods
October 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Teatro, Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue and West 117th Street Morningside Campus Columbia University in the City of New York

Everyone reading the Iliad and the Odyssey wonders what the presence of the gods and the demi-gods might signify - for the ancient Greeks and then for us as post-moderns. How are transcendent or spiritual values conveyed in Homer's texts? How does Bearden translate Homer's gods onto today's scene?

Program Participants:
Edward Mendelson
is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia and W. H. Auden’s literary executor. His books include The Things That Matter (on seven novels about personal life) and the forthcoming Moral Agents (about eight American writers).

Richard Sacks joined Columbia's Department of English and Comparative Literature in 1978, and he has also taught courses for the Departments of Classics and of Germanic Language and Literatures. His work focuses on the literary, mythic and linguistic traditions of Homeric Greek, Old English, and Old Norse, but he also works in areas such as biblical narrative, Celtic myth and narrative, classical myth in English poetry, and modern epic poetry, as well as the field of information technology.  He has served terms at Columbia as Director of Academic Information Systems, and as Executive Director of Information Technology and Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems at the Columbia Business School, as well as Director of the First-Year Writing Program in the College. His publications include The Traditional Phrase in Homer: Two Studies in Form, Meaning and Interpretation, as well as articles on Greek, Old English and Old Norse poetry and linguistics, and on technology issues in higher education. His current book project – tentatively entitled Close Reading Infinite Horizons: the Healing Poetics of Derek Walcott's Omeros – focuses on the poetic and narrative strategies of Walcott's Nobel-Prize-winning poem.

Andrew Szegedy-Maszak earned his BA in Classics at the University of Michigan and his PhD at Princeton University. Since 1973 he has been on the faculty at Wesleyan University, where he is now Professor of Classical Studies and Jane A. Seney  Professor of Greek. He has also held visiting professorships at UCLA, Dartmouth and the Yale School of Drama. He has been a guest scholar in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He has won the American Philological Association's award for excellence in the teaching of Classics, as well as the Wesleyan University award for teaching excellence. In 1998-99 he was the "250th Anniversary Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching" at Princeton. In 2012-13 he was Wesleyan’s first Distinguished Teaching Fellow. He has published widely on Greek history and historiography and on the history of photography. His current project is a study of the representation of classical sites by 19th-century photographers and travel writers; among his publications is the co-authored Antiquity and Photography (2005), which won the Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence in Scholarly Publishing.

Online registration is required and currently open.




Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia University by sending email to events-reply@columbia.edu .
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Department of Psychology Graduate Alumni Dinner
October 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
410 Riverside Drive, #43 at 113th Street, New York

You are cordially invited to a dinner reception ​ ​ celebrating the Graduate Alumni of the Department of Psychology Please join us at the home of Geraldine Downey and Niall Bolger ​Featuring a discussion with Alumnus and Stanley Schacter Professor of Psychology, E. Tory Higgins Dinner will be served. Please RSVP. Cordially, Sarah M. N. Woolley, Chairperson Department of Psychology

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

 
L’Oreal Info & Networking Session
October 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
L’Oreal NY HQ – 575 Fifth Avenue

Are you a Junior?  Interested in a career in a fast-paced, challenging business environment?

For more than a century, we have devoted our energy and our competencies solely to one business: beauty. 

Please join us for an information session to learn more about one of the most innovative companies in the world.


Register for this event by texting nyevent to the number 313131, or by clicking this link.

*Please register by  Thursday, October 16th


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

 
MA in Climate and Society Information Session
October 23, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
555 Schermerhorn Extension, Morningside Campus, Columbia University.

Join the Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for an information session on the M.A. in Climate and Society. The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. During the information session perspective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program as well as meet with faculty and alumni.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Cynthia Thomsom by sending email to cct2117@columbia.edu .
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Documentary Film Screening: "Brasslands"
October 23, 2014 from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Hamilton Hall, Room 602

Please join the Harriman Institute for a screening of BRASSLANDS, a feature documentary by the Meerkat Media Collective (USA). One of the film directors, Adam Pogoff, and one of the protagonists, Jerry Kisslinger, will be present for the Q&A discussion after the screening.

A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guča, the world's largest trumpet competition. Amidst a cast of defending Serbian champions and struggling Roma Gypsies, an unlikely brass band from New York City, Zlatne Uste, voyages to represent the United States only a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. They will be the first Americans ever to compete at Guča. Brasslands offers an intimate and sometimes unsettling portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy.

Jerry Kisslinger received a certificate from Harriman in 1982, is founding member of Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band and Chief Creative Officer for Alumni and Development at Columbia University. He performs nationally for South Slavic communities and is a member of the Macedonian roots band Odgasi and Pontic Firebird, as well as a perennial faculty member of the summer Balkan music and dance workshops offered by the East European Folklife Center.

This event is organized by the Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture and the East Central European Center.


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

 
Faust 2.0
October 23, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Barnard College Milbank Hall, Minor Latham Playhouse

While Goethe’s massive original places Faust at the center of the philosophical, social, and political questions of his era—questions still evocative in the 21st century—it also figures “women” into the gendered field of Enlightenment rationality, the field of (white, European, propertied) humanist “Man.” This adaptation inquires into the gender dynamics of Goethe’s work, imagining a counter voice to his “eternal feminine,” a voice freeing itself from a logic of extrinsic desire. Faust 2.0 is a coproduction with the experimental theatre company Mabou Mines.

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

 
Composer Portraits: Chaya Czernowin
October 23, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus Miller Theatre

Although she studied composition in Tel Aviv, Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin has lived all over the globe, and her work draws upon a rich palette of textures, traditions, and instrumentations. Winter Songs, an ongoing cycle of works for low instruments, “reflects on the aspect of winter that has to do with one being pulled into the cave of one’s interior, into the passivity of long sleep,” she says. In her new work, written for Miller Theatre, Czernowin promises once again to inspire with gorgeous and exotic sonic landscapes.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Miller Theatre by sending email to miller-arts@columbia.edu or by calling (212)-854-7799.

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

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

Summit opportunities

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

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

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

• Learn how to navigate the summer analyst recruiting process

Training the Street - Corporate Valuation seminar

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

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

• Acquisition comparables analysis

• Discounted cash flow analysis

• Imputing valuation ranges

• Introduction of merger consequences and leveraged buyout analyses

• Sources of public information

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

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

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

Details:

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

• All travel expenses are paid by Wells Fargo

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration and Waiver and Release Form

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact University Programs and Events by sending email to columbiaevents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7413.
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