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Position: Istvan Deak Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies at Columbia University

Date: From August 01, 2014 through May 29, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Humanities or Social Science Departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Violetta Tutunik by sending email to vt2237@columbia.edu .

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

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Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC: Columbia Alumni Discussion Group

Date:From February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST through May 06, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Online
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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If you are a Columbia University Alum, please take a moment to register for this exciting opportunity to be part of an exclusive alumni discussion group in Eric Foner's Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC on edX.

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

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Enduring CME Programs

Date:From February 26, 2015 at 7:15 am EST through June 08, 2020 at 5:15 pm EDT
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Major Declaration Month

Date:  From Sunday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 31, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
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.
 
Students may declare a major throughout the month of March by submitting this form.
 

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The 2015 MIT Global Startup Workshop

Date: From March 25, 2015 through March 27, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Guatemala City, Guatemala
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact MIT Global Startup by sending email to gsw-leadorganizers@mitgsw.ccsend.com .
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This year, we are proud to partner with Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) to bring the MIT Global Startup Workshop to Guatemala City, Guatemala. The 2015 GSW will be held from March 25 to 27, 2015 at UFM's campus. Guatemala City, a cultural and economic capital of Central America, is located in a mountain valley called Valle de la Ermita. Fast paced and vibrant, the city showcases the confluence of history and modernity with flair, and is poised to become a hub of entrepreneurial activity in the Central American region. As always, we will bring together inspiring speakers, future innovators, and entrepreneurs under one roof for three exhilarating days full of opportunities to build lasting connections with a diverse entrepreneurial network. Sign up for our mailing list for updates.

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Permission to Narrate

Date:From March 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm through March 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Earl Hall Theater

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dahlia El Zein by sending email to de2304@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2992.
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Three Nights of Palestinian Plays
March 25, 26, and 27, 2015, 7:30PM
Earl Hall Theater,
2980 Broadway,
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The Center for Palestine Studies invites you to staged readings of three plays that embody the contemporary Palestinian playwright's use of art to resist historical, political and geographic erasures.

Wednesday March 25, 7:30 PM
I am Yusuf and This is My Brother
By Amir Nizar Zuabi

Thursday March 26, 7:30PM
Land/Fill
By Dalia Taha

Friday March 27, 7:30PM (with Reception to follow)
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By Imad Farajin

This festival is curated by playwright Ismail Khalidi, co-editor of an upcoming anthology of plays entitled of Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora (due out in June 2015, from TCG). A landmark collection in the field of Palestinian theater, Inside/Outside features an introduction by noted writer, poet and adjunct Columbia University faculty member, Nathalie Handal, and is co-edited by award-winning playwright Naomi Wallace.

Free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to palestine@columbia.edu

Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies, Office of the University Chaplain, Columbia School of the Arts, Columbia Department of English, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Middle East Institute, and Noor Theatre.

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2015 8th Columbia Business School China Business Conference

Date:March 27, 2015 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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Alfred Lerner Hall

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Gina Wu by sending email to gwu15@gsb.columbia.edu .
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The annual China Business Conference is the largest student-led conference among US business schools exploring current issues pertinent to domestic and multinational firms with current or prospective operations in China. The conference aims to provide a forum to elevate the understanding of China and its rapidly evolving business landscape, as well as discuss key opportunities and challenges associated with doing business in and with China.

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Being an Effective Manager

Date:March 27, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - LL-106
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.

This course will enable managers to increase their knowledge of team leadership, conflict resolution and change management. Managers will have an opportunity to assess their progress in developing a broad range of managerial competencies. The course will also provide a review of key concepts and techniques from previous Learning Academy programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop team leadership skills, including delegating
  • To learn conflict resolution techniques
  • To learn how to build partnerships
  • To understand and apply the elements of managing change
  • To review and assess individual growth in Managerial Competencies in order to be a more effective manager
  • To summarize the Learning Academy programs

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The Tunisian Democratic Transition in Comparative Perspective: With Reflections on Indonesia, India, and Egypt

Date:From March 27, 2015 at 9:00 am through March 28, 2015 at 6:45 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Lilien by sending email to jl3880@columbia.edu .
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The Tunisian Democratic Transition in Comparative Perspective: With Reflections on Indonesia, India, and Egypt is a two-day conference to discuss the recent Tunisian transition to democracy and to examine how and why democracy succeeded there.

Rached Ghannouchi, Founder of the Ennahdha Party, Tunisia, will give the keynote address on Friday, at 12:00-1:30pm.

The conference will begin at 9:00am on both days, and ends with an open public reception on Saturday at 4:00pm. Full schedule and all details are available at ircpl.org.

Registration is not required.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact info@ircpl.org with questions.

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Inner Eurasia Then and Now: Legacies of Thought, Space, and Empire

Date:March 27, 2015 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:New York University, Hagop Kevorkian Center, Richard Ettinghausen Library
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .
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The Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies at Columbia University, New York University, and Princeton University is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference. This Conference is cosponsored by NYU’s Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, and the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC).

Inner Eurasia has been, and continues to be, at the crossroads of civilizations and power contestations. Much of these lands were once dominated by the Mongol, Russian, and Soviet empires, and at the frontier of Chinese and Ottoman influence. This cultural and institutional inheritance continues to impact the region. Bearing this in mind, the conference asks: how does the framework of legacies allow us to identify patterns across the region, and what effects have the region’s unique position and history had on processes, from revolution to reform?

The conference considers Eurasia past and present, spanning from the Black Sea to Mongolia, from Siberia to South Asia. Stressing multi-disciplinarity, submissions have been welcomed from a variety of departments, programs, and centers. Please see website for conference program.

This conference is free and open to the public - no registration required.  

 

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15th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair

Date:March 27, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:The Holiday Inn Conference Center – Midtown 57th Street (440 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact City Career Fair by sending email to info@citycareerfair.com .
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The Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is the largest recruiting event for diversity and inclusion in the United States serving the Multicultural and Bilingual communities, People with Disabilities, Women, LGBT, Veterans and Mature Workers. Recruiters from Amalgamated Bank, J Walter Thompson, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Bed Bath & Beyond and more will have hundreds of open positions available from entry level to senior professional level. The event is free and open to the general public 18 years of age and older. Business attire and résumés are required for entrance.

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Speaker Series with Adam Gordon, Account Manager, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University Morningside Campus The Earth Institute Hogan Hall Conference Room A, First Floor

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Jessica Sotomayor, jsotomayor@ei.columbia.edu

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Speaker: Adam Gordon, Account Manager, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development presents a Speaker Series Event with Adam Gordon, Account Manager, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

Adam Gordon is the Account Manager of CDP and was previously an EDP Climate Corps Fellow, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of New York Compost. CDP works to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change and protect natural resources. It sees a world where capital is efficiently allocated to create long-term prosperity rather than short-term gain at the expense of our environment. Join us If you want to learn more about how CDP works with different businesses and cities in an effort to prevent climate change and protect natural resources.

This event is open to the public. 

Registration is required.

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

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Startup Career Fair

Date:March 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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The Startup Career Fair is focused on connecting startup firms, primarily from the NYC area, with entrepreneurially minded students and alumni at Columbia. Numerous industries are represented including technology, sustainability, media and more. The fair is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. This event offers employers an exciting opportunity to pro¬mote internships and full-time careers exclusively to Columbia University students and alumni. In 2014, there were nearly 500 attendees from all of Columbia's schools and over 50 employers!

Register by logging into LionSHARE. For step-by-step instructions see link at the top of this page.

All Employers $125

** Please note that completing this registration does not constitute confirmation of your participation. All firms will be placed on a waitlist once completing registration. Once you are approved, you will receive a confirmation email. **

Contact Patrick Smith for more information.

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2015 Startup Career Fair

Date:March 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Low Memorial Library
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

The CCE Startup Career Fair is focused on connecting startup firms, primarily from the NYC area, with entrepreneurially minded students and alumni at Columbia.  Numerous industries will be represented including technology, sustainability, media and more.  This exclusive event, open only to Columbia students and alumni, offers exciting opportunities to pursue internships or full-time positions and careers. For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu.

***This fair is currently open to Columbia University students and alumni from the following schools only***

Columbia College
Columbia Engineering
General Studies
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
School of Continuing Education
School of the Arts

Target Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students
Suggested Attire: Business Casual

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

Date:March 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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Hamilton Hall
Room 304
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joyce Plaza by sending email to jp2199@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7043.
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IRB 101: Human Subjects Research Protections & How to Submit a Protocol to the CU IRB- Morningside/Lamont


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March 27, 2015 Noon – 2:00 pm

Location:   

Hamilton 304

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For further information regarding this event, please contact Joyce Plaza by sending email to jp2199@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7043.



The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) – Morningside is hosting an IRB 101 session that provides an overview of the Columbia University Human Subjects Protections Program (HRPP) and detailed information on what is required and how to submit a protocol.

All human subjects research, including faculty and student projects, must be approved by the CU IRB before the research may take place. This includes science, social science and humanities research.

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

Date:March 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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Hamilton Hall
Room 304
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joyce Plaza by sending email to jp2199@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7043.
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IRB 101: Human Subjects Research Protections & How to Submit a Protocol to the CU IRB- Morningside/Lamont


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March 27, 2015 Noon – 2:00 pm

Location:   

Hamilton 304

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For further information regarding this event, please contact Joyce Plaza by sending email to jp2199@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7043.



The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) – Morningside is hosting an IRB 101 session that provides an overview of the Columbia University Human Subjects Protections Program (HRPP) and detailed information on what is required and how to submit a protocol.

All human subjects research, including faculty and student projects, must be approved by the CU IRB before the research may take place. This includes science, social science and humanities research.

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Data Science Career (Alumni Event)

Date:March 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Data Science Career (Alumni Event)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Fuld Cohen by sending email to rachel.cohen@columbia.edu .
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Data Science Career (Alumni Event)

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EICES Information Session: Summer Ecosystem Experiences For Undergraduates (SEE-U)

Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Location:
Columbia University Morningside Camps, Schermerhorn Extension Room 1015 (10th Floor)

Contact:
Brian Kateman, bkateman@ei.columbia.edu or call 212-854-0350

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The Earth Institute's Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) presents an information session on The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program.

The SEE-U program provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. Participants conduct environmental fieldwork in unique natural settings around the world in one of three field sites: Jordan, Brazil, or India.

To RSVP for this event you may also contact EICES directly via email at djb2104@columbia.edu.

For more information on the EICES please visit www.eices.columbia.edu

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Connecting the Dots: Measuring Impact in Uncertain and Long-term Environments

Date:March 27, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1302
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilona Vinklerova by sending email to iv2105@columbia.edu .

Democracy and governance projects are notoriously difficult to monitor and measure, due to the long time horizons of the expected outcomes of our projects, both from a societal and institutional perspective. Social outcomes most often include knowledge gains, attitudinal shifts, changes in behavior. Institutional changes relate to election laws, improvements in voter enfranchisement, and other legal modifications that improve the transparency, credibility, and inclusiveness of electoral and political processes. It is also difficult to find linkages between program activities and a country’s high-level shift in its election processes or political freedoms. How do we measure and connect local, short-term activities within the broader context of democratic improvements in a country? Matt Cruse will share his perspectives, based on his monitoring and evaluation work at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.

Sponsored by Economic and Political Development Concentration and Monitoring and Evaluation Student Society. 

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Dante as a Political Theorist: Historicizing Theology and Theologizing Power

Date:March 27, 2015 from 2:45 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Allison Jeffrey by sending email to aj211@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8942.
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An International Symposium on "Monarchia"
Launching The Global Dante Project of New York

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011 (8:30am-1:00pm)

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies 1161 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027 (2:45pm-6:30pm)

Note: This event takes place at both New York University and Columbia University campuses:

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INFORMS Panel Event

Date:March 27, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Mudd 303
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .
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The Cordial at CCNMTL

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Date: March 27, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location: 523 Butler Library
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ted Limpert by sending email to htl2111@columbia.edu .

Join CCNMTL for a happy hour, with wine and cheese, to celebrate our 16th year of operations and all of the exciting teaching and learning initiatives that have happened this year.

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LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: Feedbacks in Orogenesis: A View From the Himalayan Syntaxes

Date:March 27, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Alberto Malinverno by sending email to alberto@ldeo.columbia.edu .
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The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory presents the Earth Science Colloquium presents "Feedbacks in Orogenesis: A View From the Himalayan Syntaxes", with Peter Zeitler, Iacocca Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University.  Open to the Public.

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Friday Synthesis Symposium - Jonathan Kuo

Date:March 27, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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Havemeyer
Room 209
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

"Using Transition Metal Hydrides as H• Donors in Radical Cyclizations"

 Speaker:  Jonathan Kuo, Norton Group

 When: Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 4 PM

 Where: Havemeyer 209

Abstract:   Radical cyclizations have been employed extensively in small-scale synthesis, however concerns on the use of stoichiometric tin hydrides on industrial scale have restricted the utility of radical chemistry. We have pioneered the use of transition metal hydrides (M-Hs) as replacements for traditional H• donors. Such hydrides can be regenerated using small H2 pressures, resulting in an efficient, atom-economical process. We explore how adjustments to the thermodynamic properties of M-H catalysts affect the outcome of radical cyclization by exploring two case studies: (1) HV(CO)4dppe & CpCr(CO)3H as promoters for the cyclization of enol ethers, and (2) How changing the resting state of a M-H catalyst can prevent unwanted reductive cyclizations.

See you there!  Leslie Hamachi & Alex Radtke

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Transatlantic Theory Transfer - Missed Encounters?

Date:From March 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm through March 28, 2015 at 6:15 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Deutsches Haus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Peggy Quisenberry by sending email to pq2@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-3202.
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This conference explores why certain intellectual figures and theories prominent in Germany had a limited or even negligible reception in the US. The focus is on authors who have been translated, but have failed to make a major impact on American intellectual life. Examples include Hans Blumenberg, Niklas Luhmann, Reinhart Koselleck, Karl-Heinz Bohrer, Alexander Mitscherlich, Oskar Negt, Alexander Kluge. Others, such as Gershom Scholem, Ernst Kantorowicz, and Norbert Elias did have a limited or short-lived impact, though often in highly specialized fields of research. What explains such limited receptions in the transfers of theory? Why do some theories travel well while others do not? Drawing on materials in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach (the German Literature Archive in Marbach), nine esteemed scholars from the US and Germany will discuss these thinkers’ theories, their compatibility with intellectual trends in the US, the politics of mediat! ion by publishing houses and journals, and the differing structures of academic life in Germany and the United States.

The conference is organized by Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach and New German Critique and co-presented with the Goethe-Institut New York. Co-sponsors are the Department of Germanic Languages and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University.

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Japan: 2nd Annual Ivy Mixer

Date:March 27, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Tokyo, Japan
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join Columbia alumni and our friends from the other Ivy schools, for the 2nd annual Ivy Mixer. This event is only held once a year, and it is a wonderful opportunity to meet young alumni from Columbia and other Ivy League Schools. We would love to see Columbia well represented, so try to attend if you can! Alumni will be gathering from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, UPenn, and Yale. The event was created in the spirit of encouraging greater participation among young members of alumni organizations in Japan, but attendees of all ages are welcome. Drinks and food can be a little pricey at R2, but there will be a special discount menu available to alumni from 6PM to 10PM! Details: Price: No cover charge Perks: Special discount menu for drinks; food is "pay-as-you-go" like last year Date: March 27th, 2015 (Friday) Time: From 6:00PM to 10:00PM RSVP: https://eventbrite.com/event/15991439827/ (feel free to share this link with other Ivy Alumni) Venue: R2 Supper Club 1F Centrum Roppongi Building 7-14-23 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032 http://www.r2sc.jp/ *Please head on through the entrance past the initial tables towards the standing bar area **This event is only open to alumni of the universities mentioned, along with their close friends. Please do not forward this invitation via other mailing lists. ***For any additional enquiries, please contact Havard Club Japan Committee Member Adam Nguyen (nguyen.adam@post.harvard.edu) or CLCJ Officer Todd Spitz (contact@toddspitz.com)

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Sarasota: Alumni Outing to the Sarasota Opera

Date:March 27, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 9:30 pm EDT
Location:Sarasota, FL
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The Columbia University Club of Sarasota announces Special New Program with the Sarasota Opera. Come and join your fellow Columbians for a pre opera reception and then enjoy The Marriage of Figaro.

Special Columbia Program: Pre Opera Reception from 6:15 p.m. until opera begins at 7:30 p.m. Opera is the popular comedy Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

Price:
$75.00 rear Orchestra with reception
$85.00 side Orchestra with reception

How to purchase tickets? Go online at Sarasotaopera.org to purchase your ticket using the Promo code “Columbia” or Go to the Opera’s Box Office or Call the Box Office at 941-328-1300 or call Sam Lowry at 941-328-1322. 

Already have a ticket for March 27 and just want to attend the reception? Cost is $15.00. Call Sam Lowry at number above.

Want to exchange your ticket for March 27? Go to or call the Box Office.

Questions: Call Peter Phillipes, VP of Columbia Club at 941-488-2420.

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Sarasota: Alumni Outing to the Sarasota Opera

Date:March 27, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 9:30 pm EDT
Location:Sarasota, FL
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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The Columbia University Club of Sarasota announces Special New Program with the Sarasota Opera. Come and join your fellow Columbians for a pre opera reception and then enjoy The Marriage of Figaro.

Special Columbia Program: Pre Opera Reception from 6:15 p.m. until opera begins at 7:30 p.m. Opera is the popular comedy Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Price:
$75.00 rear Orchestra with reception
$85.00 side Orchestra with reception

How to purchase tickets? Go online at Sarasotaopera.org to purchase your ticket using the Promo code “Columbia” or Go to the Opera’s Box Office or Call the Box Office at 941-328-1300 or call Sam Lowry at 941-328-1322.

Already have a ticket for March 27 and just want to attend the reception? Cost is $15.00. Call Sam Lowry at number above.

Want to exchange your ticket for March 27? Go to or call the Box Office.

Questions: Call Peter Phillipes, VP of Columbia Club at 941-488-2420.

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Annual Architecture Alumni Forum: Crossover

Date:March 27, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This year’s symposium, titled “Crossover,” will focus on alumni who have been pioneers in translating their GSAPP education into non-traditional career paths. Trained in architecture, urban planning, and urban design, the alumni featured have forged careers that follow the road less traveled, resulting in creative ventures that impact the masses.

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion led by Felix Burrichter and a networking reception with the speakers. Click here for registration.

Please be advised, space is limited.

Moderator:
Felix Burrichter, Founding Executive and Creative Director of PIN–UP Magazine

Presenters:
Dean Di Simone, Founder of KDLAB and Tender creative; Investor, Advisor and Partner at Paddle8 and Tokyobike
Geeta Mehta, Founder and CEO of Asia Initiatives, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at GSAPP
Vivian Rosenthal, Founder in Residence for 30 Weeks, Founder of Snaps
Leslie Thomas, Founding Executive and Creative Director of ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights

FRIDAY MARCH 27, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m. Presentations
8:00-9:00 p.m. Reception

Three Sixty
10 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY 10013
Contact Shahdeh Ammadi, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, with any questions, s.ammadi@columbia.edu

Visit arch.columbia.edu/alumni for more information on upcoming events at GSAPP.

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Movie Screening: O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization

Date:March 27, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Albert Lerner Hall, Roone Arlegde Cinema
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu or by calling 2128544618.

Polish Filmmakers NYC and Polish Club at Columbia University invite you to a special screening of Piotr Szulkin’s O-BI, O-BA: THE END OF CIVILIZATION, followed by a discussion panel.

O-BI, O-BA: THE END OF CIVILIZATION (1984) is Piotr Szulkin's underseen masterpiece: a darkly funny vision of post-nuclear wasteland to rival such classics of sci-fi allegory as PLANET OF THE APES and THX1138.

The panel will be hosted by Michał Oleszczyk, programmer for Polish Filmmakers NYC and the artistic director of Gdynia Film Festival.

The panelists will include:

Simon Abrams (RogerEbert.com, The Village Voice)

Eliza Cushman Rose (Columbia University)

Stuart Liebman (CUNY)

Richard Porton (Cineaste)

Stephanie Zacharek (The Village Voice)

In order to register for free, go to this website:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/o-bi-o-ba-the-end-of-civilization-screening-at-columbia-university-tickets-16195660657

In order to register for a free screening of Piotr Szulkin’s earlier film, “War of the Worlds: The Next Century” (1981), which will take place on 25 March (Wed.) at 7:00 PM at Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich St.), register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/war-of-the-worlds-next-century-screening-in-tribeca-film-center-tickets-16195688741

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Spring Session 11

Date:March 27, 2015 from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University Morningside Campus (116th and Broadway). 607 MUDD.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Thomas Reidy by sending email to cbamanager@columbiabartending.com or by calling 5857279485.
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Interested in becoming a bartender or want to learn how to make hundreds of drinks? Impress your friends or potential employers through our School of Mixology, learning the skills and knowledge it takes to be a great bartender. The Columbia Bartending Agency is one of the few Schools that teach using real alcohol, so you can drink your own creations (provided you are 21+). And with an unbeatable price, why learn anywhere else?

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Taiwan: 2015 Taipei 101 International Run-Up Competition

Date:March 27, 2015 from 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm EDT
Location:Taipei, Taiwan
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join Columbia alumni in Taiwan for an exciting day at Taipei 101.

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Stalking the Essay

Date: From March 28, 2015 through March 29, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Il Teatro - At the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Heyman Center for the Humanities by sending email to heymancenter@columbia.edu .
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The graduate Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce the second annual Stalking the Essay Conference, to be held Saturday, March 28. The conference, organized by Nonfiction Concentration Director Phillip Lop! ate, is free and open to the public. With this symposium, the Writing Program aims to encircle the practices, theories, and possibilities of the essay form by bringing together those who love it.

The goal of the conference is to help build a legacy for the essay as an enduring, various, mutating, endearing, essential literary expression. For this must be said in its favor: the Essay is the classic, reliable tool for human consciousness to track itself, and at the same time to overcome isolation—making it possible for writers to establish with readers a bond of friendship. It is a response to the present historical moment, and a fertile meeting-ground for truth and imagination, the personal and the impersonal.

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Senior Creative Thesis Dance Concert

Date:March 28, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard College
Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
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Barnard College’s department of dance presents works by senior dance majors in a “thesis” concert celebrating their achievements as dancers and choreographers. Tickets ($10/$5 BC/CUID) available at the door. For more information, visit dance.barnard.edu.

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Current Musicology 50th Anniversary Conference

Date:From March 28, 2015 at 8:30 am through March 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Rooms 522-523

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Current Musicology by sending email to current-musicology@columbia.edu .
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Current Musicology, a leading journal for scholarly research on music, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a music scholarship conference.

Dr. Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford, will give the keynote address. A roundtable discussion titled "The Future of Music Studies" will feature speakers Professors Kofi Agawu, Lydia Goehr, Lawrence Kramer, George Lewis, and Ingrid Monson. Over the two days, the event will include paper presentations on a wide range of topics, from graduate students, early career scholars, and senior scholars from across Canada, Europe, and the United States. We are very pleased to welcome back founding editor Austin Clarkson, as well as former editors Professors Anthony Barone, Eleonora Beck, Murray Dineen, Peter Lefferts, Jay Rahn, and Karen Painter, who will all give paper presentations.

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Women in STEM: Insights from Social Psychology

Date:March 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard College
Julius S. Held Lecture Hall
3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
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Women, and particularly women of color, are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Although numerous factors contribute to this underrepresentation, recent research has shown that stereotypes about both kinds of people who succeed at STEM and about the work itself inhibit the engagement, persistence, and performance of women and women of color.

Over the last decade, abundant research in social psychology has documented the causes and consequences of STEM-relevant stereotypes. Recent investigations have identified strategies that produce resilience in the face of stereotypes and negative cues that signal low representation.

This meeting will bring together social psychologists, education researchers, and STEM educators to discuss evidence-based interventions for reducing gender barriers in academic and professional institutions.

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Code Liberation & Microsoft Women's History Month LadyJam

Date:From March 28, 2015 at 9:00 am through March 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Microsoft Offices
11 times square
New York, NY 10036
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ellen Thorley by sending email to elthor@microsoft.com .

If you identify as a woman, Code Liberation and Microsoft invite you to come make games in a weekend-long game jam! In 48 hours, you can learn to code, make a game, and meet new friends! Open to women from all walks of life and skill levels, this game jam (similar to a hackathon) will be held at Microsoft's space in Times Square. For those of you unfamiliar with game jams, they are short-term events during which people gather to form teams and rapidly prototype games, often based on a theme. Our game jam will last from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. The space will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. We will announce a theme on Saturday morning — it's a secret for now! On Sunday afternoon, teams are welcome to present and playtest their games. Don't have a team? Don't worry, you can come and find one no problem. We'd love to welcome all ages, its never too young to get making games! Don't know how to make games? Come to our free Unity workshop on March 26th and learn! We have a few prizes to raffle off to participants too courtesy of Microsoft! Interested in an Dell Venue Pro tablet? We have a bunch of goodies that you could walk home with. To see some of the amazing games made at the last Code Liberation LadyJam check out these previews of "Beacon" and "Therapy Sesh". Both games were made by designers with little to no previous coding experience and completed in under forty-eight hours. We urge you all to come and code, but it's ok if that's not your thing. It takes all types to make games, whether you're an artist, a musician, a writer, or you just love games. Well-rounded people make well-rounded games! Microsoft will have space, wifi, and all the coffee you could want, along with some food. Please feel free to bring your own computers and prototyping materials, and if you need a computer, reach out and we will do our best to accomdate you with some advanced notice. If you are an experienced woman programmer, please let us know. We are looking for mentors to help others during the jam! Univeristy Students: Interested in a summer internship or full time role with Microsoft? Bring your RESUME! We will be gladly collecting those at the event! E-mail any questions to us at hello [at] codeliberation.org. or at stacey.mulcahy[at]microsoft.com SCHEDULE: SATURDAY Arrive at 9:00AM with theme announcement at 9:30AM. Form teams and Jam until 6:00 PM Code Liberation organizers will be around to answer any questions. SCHEDULE: SUNDAY Jam 9:00AM until 5:30PM. Participants will present their games at 5:45PM. Free play is available until 6:30PM. We will raffle off a few prizes for the particpants. LOCATION Please bring valid ID for entrance into the Microsoft building. The building entrance is on 8th ave, facing Port Authority, just around the corner of 8th and 41st. RAFFLE/SWAG We will raffle off a few goodies to participants.

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Earth2Class Workshop:The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination

Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Contact:
Michael Passow, michael@earth2class.org

Event Description:
Speaker: Benjamin Bostick, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Division of Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Earth2Class presents "The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination", with Benjamin Bostick, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Division of Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

E2C is a unique science/math/technology resource for K-12 teachers, students, the general public, and geoscientists. It is a collaboration among researchers and an Earth Science educator at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; technology integration specialists from Colégio Bandeirantes, São Paulo, Brasil; and classroom teachers from New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere. It centers around “Saturday Workshops for Educators” held at Columbia's Lamont Campus in Palisades N.Y. One key feature to E2C is involvement of LDEO scientists. Their availability through workshops, web site postings, and e-mail allow teachers and students access to cutting-edge research which can be used to develop learning activities directly linked to “real-world problems,” and provide scientists with an effective format to disseminate their discoveries more broadly.

There is a $25 charge on the day of the event to cover food and supplies, pre-registration is required. 

To register for this class, please contact Mike Passow at michael@earth2class.org.

For more information on Earth2Class, please click earth2class.org.

For more information on the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, please click ldeo.columbia.edu.

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



Sponsors:
Earth Institute
Lamont-Doherty

Web Site:
http://earth2class.org

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LAACU: El Regreso Reception

Date:March 28, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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Please save the date for our 16th Annual El Regreso—a festive evening celebrating the diversity and achievements of Latino alumni with familia, hosted by the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA).

Dancing, music, wine, beer, and a buffet dinner will follow the program. Program and award details will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for more details.

Click here for Early Registration!

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Oman: Ivy League Alumni Networking Event

Date:March 28, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Muscat, Oman
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join Columbia alumni in Oman for a great evening of networking with fellow Ivy League alumni. For questions and to RSVP, e-mail Salim Al-Jahwari '09SIPA at saa2133@columbia.edu or Fatima Muneer '12JRN at fmuneer90@gmail.com.

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LAACU: El Regreso Reception

Date:March 28, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
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The Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) invite you to our 16th Annual El Regreso, a festive evening celebrating the diversity and achievements of Latino alumni with familia!

This year's El Regreso keynote speaker is the Honorable Julissa Reynoso '01LAW who served as the United States Ambassador to Uruguay and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central American, Caribbean, and Cuban Affairs in the US Department of State.

LAACU is pleased to announce our 2015 award recipients:
Heritage Award: Julissa Reynoso '01LAW
Young Alumni Award: Dr. Elizabeth V. Velilla '02GS

Semi-formal attire.

Location: Low Library, Columbia University Morningside Campus

Early Registration:
$10 students
$55 alumni and guests
$500 table of ten

At the door:
$20 students
$70 alumni and guests

Dancing, music, wine, beer, and a buffet dinner will follow the program. Please note, you must be 21 years or over to be served alcohol. No exceptions.

Questions? Email: Laacu@columbia.edu

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Les Délices: Myths & Allegories

Date:March 28, 2015 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Miller Theatre
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.
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The shipwrecked hero Ulysses is the inspiration for this encore performance by Les Délices, with special guest soprano Clara Rottsalk. Selections from Jean-Féry Rebel’s little-known opera Ulysse provide the centerpiece, with a focus on a love triangle between the witch Circe, Ulysses, and his wife Penelope. Works by Thomas-Louis Bourgeois and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre—a child prodigy, and the first French woman ever to composer an opera—allow Les Délices to showcase a range of styles, as well as their own far-reaching talents.

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Miami: Dance Now! Miami

Date:March 28, 2015 from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm EDT
Location:Miami, FL
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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The Spring Season continues with Dance Now! Miami on March 28, including a Champagne Reception with the dancers following the show. The program includes the critically acclaimed Odisea, by New York based choreographer Carolyn Dorfman, chronicling the physical, emotional, and spiritual journey of twenty-three Jews fleeing persecution in Recife, Brazil in 1654 and their journey and ultimate landing on American soil in New Amsterdam. Purchase online for $41.50 per ticket, including reserved seating, champagne reception, and $1.50 online purchase fee. Date: March 28, 2015 at 8:30pm - 11:30pm Location: Fillmore Miami Beach Black Box 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Contact: 305-854-7194 or email columbiaalumsofla@gmail.com. More information and RSVP here.

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NYC: Stalking the Essay 2 - A Two-Day Conference

Date:From March 29, 2015 at 10:00 am through March 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
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The graduate Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce the second Stalking the Essay Conference, to be held Saturday, March 28 and Sunday March 29 from 10 am to 5 pm. The conference, organized by the Director of Nonfiction, Phillip Lopate, is free and open to the public. With this symposium, the Writing Program aims to encircle the practices, theories and possibilities of the essay form by bringing together those who love it.

The essay has a long and glorious history as a literary form, and is the intellectual bellwether of any modern society. The genre is at a particularly interesting transitional moment, what with the emergence of the lyrical essay and other hybrid forms, the debate about the line between nonfiction and fiction, and the resurgence of the essay film, the digital essay and the radio essay. While considerable experimentation is going on at the moment, it should be noted that the essay has always been a daringly open, experimental form—from the French word “essai,” meaning “attempt.” Unlike fiction and poetry, which have spawned systematized approaches to narratology and poetics, the essay continues to be an elusive eel in the literary waters, neglected by scholars. As one of the genre’s foremost experts, Carl H. Klaus, has written, “a methodology for understanding the essay is long overdue.” The conference will attempt to contribute toward developing this methodology, as well as celebrating the varieties of this ubiquitous form.

This is the second Stalking the Essay to be held. The first was a one-day conference in 2013 and strictly a literary affair. Stalking the Essay 2 will be double the length and investigate the essay across media: literature, film, radio, and graphics. It is intended to be the second of an annual event, as part of a larger effort to establish Columbia University as a magnet for studying the essayÂ’s history and current practice, and nurturing and propagating its future. What makes this location so apt is Columbia's especially rich essayistic tradition, which includes Lionel Trilling, Jacques Barzun, John Dewey, Mark van Doren, F. W. Dupee, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Randolph Bourne, Zora Neale Hurston, Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, Daniel Bell, Susan Sontag, Meyer Schapiro, Eric Bentley and Edward Said.

The goal of the conference is to help build a legacy for the essay as an enduring, various, mutating, endearing, essential creative expression. For this must be said in its favor: the Essay is the classic, reliable tool for human consciousness to track itself, and at the same time to overcome isolation—making it possible for writers to establish with readers a bond of friendship. It is a response to the present historical moment, and a fertile meeting-ground for truth and imagination, the personal and the impersonal.

More information can be found here.

 

Schedule:

Saturday, March 28
The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

10 AM: Welcome and Overview: Phillip Lopate

10:15 AM -12 PM: The New Essay: Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams, current Writing Program faculty member), Lia Purpura (Rough Likeness), Meghan Daum (Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, current Writing Program faculty member), moderated by Amy Benson (The Sparkling-Eyed Boy)

12-1 PM: Lunch

1-2:45 PM: Book Length Essays: Wayne Koestenbaum (The QueenÂ’s Throat, My 1980s & Other Essays, Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center), Geoff Dyer (Out of Sheer Rage, Another Great Day at Sea), Laura Kipnis (Against Love, Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation), moderated by Margo Jefferson (On Michael Jackson, Writing Program professor)

3-5 PM: Readings and Talks by Novelists and Critics Who Are Also Essayists: Marilynne Robinson (Housekeeping, Lila, The Death of Adam, Iowa Writers Workshop professor), Jonathan Lethem (The Fortress of Solitude, The Disappointment Artist, Roy Edward Disney Professor in Creative Writing at Pomona College), Hilton Als (The Women, White Girls, current Writing Program faculty member), moderated by Richard Locke (Critical Children: The Use of Children in Ten Great Novels, Writing Program professor)

5-7 PM: Screenings of Essay Films, 511 Dodge Hall

Sunday March 29
The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

10 AM: Welcome and Introduction to the dayÂ’s events (Phillip Lopate)

10:15 AM—12 PM: The Essay in Other Media: Roz Chast, cartoonist (Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?), Maira Kalman, writer and illustrator (And the Pursuit of Happiness), Jeff Porter, radio essayist (Understanding the Essay, associate professor of English, University of Iowa), moderated by Ross Posnock (Anna Garbedian Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University)

12-1 PM: Lunch

1-2:45 PM: The Essay Film, Historical and Critical Perspective: Richard Peña (Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University), Michael Renov (The Subject of Documentary, professor of Critical Studies, University of Southern California), Timothy Corrigan (The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker, professor of English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania), moderated by Nico Baumbach (Film Program professor)

3-5 PM: The Essay Film, PractitionersÂ’ Perspective: Ross McElwee (ShermanÂ’s March, professor of filmmaking, Harvard University), Alan Berliner (First Cousin Once Removed), Su Friedrich (Sink or Swim, video production professor, Princeton University), Shelly Silver (Touch, Visual Arts Program professor), moderated by Phillip Lopate (Portrait Inside My Head, Writing Program professor).

5-9 PM: Screenings of Essay Films 511 Dodge Hall

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Hawaii: Young Alumni Ivy Scavenger Hunt

Date:March 29, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Honolulu, HI
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Join Young Alumni Hawaii for our First Annual Scavenger Hunt + pups and drinks at Longhi's Restaurant! Meet new people and explore new alcoves of the city in this competition with other young professionals in Honolulu... and a grand prize of $100! Registration: $5 with RSVP; $8 at the door Please RSVP through the Google Form.

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CUMC Symphony Orchestra 2nd Annual Spring Concert

Date:March 29, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
Alumni Auditorium, Black Building
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarah Harney by sending email to cumc.symphony@gmail.com .
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The CUMC Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto featuring soloist Elliott Huang and conductor Hanjay Wang.

Tickets: $5 at the door, children under 12 free

About the Orchestra:

The CUMC Symphony Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, and staff from the many schools and departments of Columbia University Medical Center, including GSAS, Public Health, Nursing, Dental, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, NYPH and more. Our mission is to use orchestral music and symphonic concerts to bring together the diverse population of the CUMC community, including students, teachers, researchers, clinicians, healthcare workers, staff, and patients and their families. 

Sponsored in part by the President's and Provost's Fund and the Arts Initiative at Columbia University through a generous gift from The Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

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Long Island: Networking Open House

Date:March 29, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Roslyn Heights, NY
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The Mentoring Committee of the Columbia University Alumni Club of Long Island would like to invite all alumni to a networking event on Sunday, March 29 from 7-9 pm at the Opera House located at 255 Willis Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with Columbia alumni in a casual setting, which can lead to potential mentoring relationships, friendships, and other connections. This program is open to all alumni. We hope you can make it! If you plan to attend, please RSVP by clicking here now. For any questions, please contact Sejal Shah at sejalmanoj@gmail.com Columbia Alumni Association of Long Island http://longisland.alumni.columbia.edu/

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Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series

Date:March 30, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
Vanderbilt Clinic
Humphreys Auditorium (VC 14-240)
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.

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

Epigenetic Remodeling of NDMA Receptors

Speaker Suzanne Zukin, Ph.D.

F.M. Kirby Professor of Neural Repair and Protection,

Director, Neuropsychopharmacology Center,

Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience,

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hosted by Dr. Clarissa Waites

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The Concept of Artistic Transfer Applied to a Rural Thematic: A Comparison of Painting in the USSR and United States

Date:March 30, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Juliette Milbach (Visiting Scholar, Harriman Institute).

In the 1920s, American realism, though incorporating foreign influences including European realism, distinguishes itself in the importance accorded daily life. Works of artists of the Ashcan school, led by Robert Henry, pay particular attention to urban life and echoes contemporary literature (e.g. Dos Passos’s USA trilog). After 1929, this movement takes a new turn with public commissions during the New Deal aimed at illustrating the national history for the masses. This new focus has its equivalent in Social realism as demonstrated by Boris Groys in Educating the Masses: Socialist Realist Art.

During the 1930s in USSR, artists were asked to illustrate collectivization, and were encouraged to go to the kolkhoz. Moreover, all major exhibitions in Moscow and Leningrad had a rural section. This thematic is illustrated by such prominent painters as Arkady Plastov, Sergey Gerasimov, Mikhail Avilov, Vitold Bialynisky-Birulia, Fedor Bogorodsky. This production should be compared to U.S. works of art from the same period, for example, Mexican artists working in New York during that decade and the American regionalism of Thomas Hart Benton.

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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Presentation

Date:March 30, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room - Lower Level, East Campus - enter through gates at 116th and Amsterdam, via Wein Courtyard, entrance opposite entrance to Faculty House
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Richard Kurz by sending email to rk347@columbia.edu .

Transform your career by applying your expertise to bridge the gap beween science and policy. The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are a professional development and public service opportunity for scientists and engineers at all career stages. These are post-graduate fellowships offering scientists and engineers the opportunity to contribute your analytical skills to policymaking in Washington DC, while learning about the role of science in the federal government. See: bit.ly/1ESIIQK

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