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Date:From February 26, 2015 at 7:15 am EST through May 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm EDT
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Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Karen Wisdom by sending email to khm2101@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123422107.
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Machine Learning for Data Science & Analytics

Date:From January 25, 2016 at 8:00 am through March 04, 2016 at 8:00 am EST
Location:Free Online Course
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jonathan Stark by sending email to jrs2139@columbia.edu or by calling 4-6370.
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About this course

Machine Learning is a growing field that is used when searching the web, placing ads, credit scoring, stock trading and for many other applications.

This data science course is an introduction to machine learning and algorithms. You will develop a basic understanding of the principles of machine learning and derive practical solutions using predictive analytics. We will also examine why algorithms play an essential role in Big Data analysis.

This is the second course in the three-part Data Science and Analytics XSeries.

What you'll learn

  • What machine learning is and how it is related to statistics and data analysis
  • How machine learning uses computer algorithms to search for patterns in data
  • How to use data patterns to make decisions and predictions with real-world examples from healthcare involving genomics and preterm birth
  • How to uncover hidden themes in large collections of documents using topic modeling
  • How to prepare data, deal with missing data and create custom data analysis solutions for different industries
  • Basic and frequently used algorithmic techniques including sorting, searching, greedy algorithms and dynamic programming

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Research Compliance Foundations (CUMC)

Date:From February 01, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST through March 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 301. (Note: due to the Presidents’ Day holiday, session 3 will be held on Tuesday, February 16 in Hammer 401.)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2897.

This is to register for the 9-week Research Compliance Foundations course on the CUMC campus, which meets each Monday from February 1 through March 28, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. (Note: due to the Presidents’ Day holiday, session 3 will be held on Tuesday, February 16.) Registration is for the entire course. You need register only once to attend all sessions. Even if you will attend only a few sessions, you must register here.

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

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

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Research Compliance Foundations (Morningside)

Date:From February 03, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST through March 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Room 405 IAB (International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2897.

This is to register for the 8-week Research Compliance Foundations course on the Morningside campus, which meets each Wednesday from February 3 to March 23, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Registration is for the entire course. You need register only once to attend all sessions. Even if you will attend only a few sessions, you must register here.

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

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

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Boston: Ricesticks Food Pantry Volunteer Event

Date:February 13, 2016 from 7:45 am to 10:45 am EST
Location:Ricesticks and Tea
351 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Erik Nook by sending email to erik.nook@gmail.com .

Last November Columbia Alumni helped feed local Asian Americans in need by volunteering at Ricesticks and Tea. It was a wonderful morning, so we are making it a regular service event!

Join us on February 13th at 7:45am for a great morning of heart-warming work. We'll meet at the Ricesticks Food Pantry (basement of the church at 351 Boylston Street, Boston) to help the organization feed members of the community. You can find a door to the basement via an alleyway located on the Arlington Street side of the church.

There is no cost for the event. Please RSVP here only if you plan to attend, as attendance is capped at 10 individuals. If you plan on coming, please come equipped with closed-toe shoes and a willingness to lift/carry. After volunteering (we'll finish around 10am), I hope you'll join us for brunch!

We look forward to seeing you then!

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A One-Day Symposium and Jazz Performance at Columbia University

Date:February 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST
Location:East Gallery, Buell Hall - 515 West 116th Street New York, NY.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Yulanda C Mckenzie by sending email to ym189@columbia.edu .
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In honor of the Albert Murray Centennial, this symposium will elaborate the Alabama-born Harlemite’s distinctive contribution to American thought and letters. From vernacular to fine art, downhome particulars to cosmopolitan and universal implications, Murray swings aesthetic statement in omni-American hues, and confronts entropy with excellence and epic affirmation despite the blues of the human condition. Murray’s blues idiom hero stomps the blues through elegance and eloquence, extending communal and national ideals. The topics for the symposium include: the influences on Murray’s work; his sui generis literary mastery; how and why he counter-stated “the folklore of white supremacy and the fakelore of black pathology”; and the profound cultural and philosophical reverberations of Murray's oeuvre. University of Pennsylvania professor Herman Beavers will deliver the Keynote Speech, and will be joined by other eminent writers and scholars who investigate Murray’s work with the multi-disciplinary depth it warrants. Jazz was central to Murray’s aesthetic, so the evening jazz performance by the Michael Carvin Experience will round out this celebration of the mind and style of this all-purpose, all-American 20th century intellectual.

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Earth2Class Workshop: Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets–Ice and Ocean Interaction: Consequences for Sea-Level Rise

Date:
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hogan Hall, 2910 Broadway, 1st Floor Conference Room.

Contact:
Cassie Xu, cassie@ei.columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Frank Nitsche, Research Scientist, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics (MG&G), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Earth2Class is a series of Saturday workshops for educators that connects them to cutting-edge research being done by Lamont scientists and provides them an opportunity to develop curriculum materials for their classrooms. Since 1998, we have provided more than 120 workshops featuring over 80 Lamont-Doherty scientists. A key element of these workshops is that educators will not only receive scientific talks and training on specific topics, they will also have immediate access to a range of online resources that will allow them to extend classroom learning.

To register for this class, please contact Cassie Xu  at cassie@ei.columbia.edu

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

 

Sponsors:
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Earth2Class Workshop: Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets - Ice and Ocean Interaction: Consequences for Sea-Level Rise

Date:
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room

Contact:
Cassie Xu, cassie@ei.columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Frank Nitsche, Research Scientist, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics (MG&G), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Earth2Class is a series of Saturday workshops for educators that connects them to cutting-edge research being done by Lamont scientists and provides them an opportunity to develop curriculum materials for their classrooms. Since 1998, we have provided more than 120 workshops featuring over 80 Lamont-Doherty scientists. A key element of these workshops is that educators will not only receive scientific talks and training on specific topics, they will also have immediate access to a range of online resources that will allow them to extend classroom learning.

 

To register for this class, please contact Cassie Xu at cassie@ei.columbia.edu.

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

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

Sponsors:
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“We Were On a Break!” Communication & Negotiation

Date:February 13, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Location:Lerner 555
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu or by calling 2128545527.

Ross & Rachel, the infamous couple from Friends who were rarely on the same page, are the inspiration to talk about communication and negotiation styles. Participants will watch one of the most memorable episodes ("The One with the Jelly Fish"- Season 4, Episode 1) about miscommunication, then discuss communication in relationships and discover their personal approach with a fun quiz. Led by Sexual Violence Response staff and volunteers.

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Rhode Island: Winter Soiree with RI Ivy+ Regional Clubs

Date:February 13, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location:Providence, RI
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Save the date for a Winter Soiree with all Ivy+ clubs in Rhode Island. Limited tickets available.

Pricing and purchasing details to be announced shortly. Please check back here for more details.

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Rhode Island: Annual Winter Soiree

Date:February 13, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location:Aldrich House
110 Benevolent St.
Providence, Rhode Island
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Avery Cambridge by sending email to ajc2213@columbia.edu .
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Need a break from the winter doldrums? Come and mingle with the RI alumni clubs from Columbia, Brown, Princeton, Stanford and more at The Annual Winter Soiree at the Aldrich House!

Start your Valentine's Day weekend here with your true love...or meet a new friend! Either way, it's a great way to meet our alumni club neighbors. Good food, drink and lots of interesting conversation!

Tickets are on sale now for $20 and price includes hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of selected spirits!

There is limited capacity, so be sure to purchase tickets here ASAP!

We hope to see you there!  

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Application Deadline for May Recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences

Date: Sunday, February 14, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Postbac Premed Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Application Deadline for February recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences. Deadlines that fall on a weekend are automatically moved to the following business day.

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Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students 2016

Date:February 15, 2016, All Day Event
Location:APPLY ONLINE.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Kathryn Harris by sending email to fellowships@abfn.org .

Purpose The American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by the Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation, AT&T, the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and the Law School Admissions Council. The American Bar Foundation is the nation\'s leading research institute for the empirical study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than sixty years, ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and in the world. ABF’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society. The Foundation conducts empirically based research on a broad range of civil and criminal justice issues. Current research areas are: law, diversity, and equal justice; the legal profession, legal education, and access to justice; law, health, and human development; rights, courts, and social change; criminal justice; law and globalization; and civil justice and dispute resolution. Many of ABF’s multidisciplinary resident research faculty members hold joint appointments at Chicago-area universities. Recognized as a major institution in the field of law and social science, the Foundation offers a rich environment to students considering an academic or research career. Eligibility Eligible are American citizens and lawful permanent residents including, but not limited to, persons who are African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Puerto Rican, as well as other individuals who will add diversity to the field of law and social science, such as LGBT individuals and those with disabilities. Applications will be considered only from sophomores and juniors, that is, students who have completed at least the sophomore year and who have not received a bachelor’s degree by the time the fellowship begins. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be moving toward an academic major in the social sciences or humanities. Program, Tenure, and Stipend Four summer research fellowships will be awarded each year. Each student will be assigned to an American Bar Foundation Research Professor who will involve the student in the professor’s research project and who will act as a mentor during the student’s tenure. The students also will participate in a series of seminars and field visits to acquaint them with the many facets of sociolegal research and the legal system. The students will work at the American Bar Foundation’s offices in Chicago, IL for 35 hours a week for a period of 8 weeks, typically from early June to late July. Each student will receive a stipend of $3,600. Application Procedure Applicants for the Summer Research Fellowships must provide the following: • A brief essay on the topics indicated in the application form • Official transcripts of all academic courses completed at the time of application • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work Completed applications, including transcript and letter of recommendation, are due no later than February 15, 2016. Due to the volume of applications, late applications cannot be reviewed. Awards will be announced by April 15, 2016. For further information, call 312.988.6515 or send y

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Student Medical Insurance Deadline (New Students Only)

Date: Monday, February 15, All Day Event
   
Location: See the Columbia Health website for more information
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Sudent Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 
Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan (for new students only).
 

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IEOR Graduate Admissions Information Session

Date:February 15, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:317 Mudd
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ruth Blidar by sending email to rb2946@columbia.edu .
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This is an information session for prospective students. Please register here: 

http://ieor.columbia.edu/ieor-graduate-admissions-information-sessions

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German-EU-Russian Relations: Dissolution of the "Strategic" and "Modernization Partnerships" - Causes and Consequences

Date:February 15, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .

German and EU relations with Russia have been on a pendulum swing. After the end of the Cold War and the achievement of reunification, Germany developed close political, economic and civil society relations with Russia. Upon Berlin's initiative, the EU at the turn of the millennium followed suit by adopting a "Common Strategy" on Russia, officially labeled "strategic partnership." In order to provide more substance to the strategy, Moscow and Berlin in 2008 signed a "partnership for modernization." Two years later, the EU again followed the German example. However, a strategic relationship in the usual sense of the word never existed. The modernization goals were never achieved. Instead, both German-Russian relations and EU-Russian relations have come to be characterized by competition and conflict. Since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, furthermore, Chancellor Merkel has been the mainstay of Europe's continuing economic sanctions on Russia. But how sustainable is the punitive approach? Will German and European-Russian relations inevitably return to "business as usual"? Or, are we witnessing the beginning of a prolonged phase of alienation between Germany, the EU and Russia with serious consequences for the trans-Atlantic relationship? Professor (ret.) Hannes Adomeit taught Russian and European Studies at the Warsaw campus of the College of Europe until 2013. Prior to that, he served as Senior Research Associate and head of the research section on Russia and Eurasia at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin and was a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is at present Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C. He studied at the Freie Universitat Berlin and received his PhD "with distinction" from Columbia University.

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Power Half Hour: On-Campus Interviewing

Date:February 15, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Courtney Murphy by sending email to cm2937@columbia.edu .
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Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:30-1:00 PM

Upcoming:

Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:30-1:00 PM

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:30-1:00 PM

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

To gain OCI access, students must attend an On-Campus Interviewing Power Half Hour workshop or complete an On-Campus Recruiting Program Overview online training (http://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/OCI-tutorial) and sign off on the policies and procedures. Students who attend this workshop will be granted OCI access within two business days of the training.

In this training, we will provide an overview of CCE services and the ways in which students 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 OCR 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 use available resources while navigating the job/internships search and interview process.

For more information about OCI, go to http://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/findajob/lionshare/oci or call 212-854-9167

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A talk by playwright and director Mahesh Dattani "An Indian playwright's perspective on theatre making in India"

Date:February 15, 2016 from 4:10 pm to 5:40 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street between Broadway and Claremont
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Bill Carrick by sending email to wac2112@columbia.edu .
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Monday, February 15

A talk by playwright and director Mahesh Dattani "An Indian playwright's perspective on theatre making in India"

Moderated by Shayoni Mitra (Theatre Department, Barnard College)

Mahesh Dattani is the Spring 2016 Ahuja Family Fellow at the South Asia Institute, and Visiting Theatre Director at the Theatre Department, where he will direct a production of Tagore's Chokher Bali (running March 3-5, see below). Dattani is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, and a theater and film director. He was educated at St. Joseph's College (Bangalore), and has taught at the University of Oregon and the Drama School in Mumbai. His many plays include Dance Like a Man (1989), Final Solution (1993), Thirty Days in September (2001), Brief Candle (2009), and most recently, Gauhar (2105), based on the novel by Vikram Sampath. He directed the film Mango Soufflé (2002) and wrote and directed Morning Raaga (2004).

For directions: See < http://www.sai.columbia.edu/location-directions>

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Addressing Islamophobia: Dispelling Myths to Break Down Barriers

Date:February 15, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
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Alfred Lerner Hall
Room C555
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Multicultural Affairs by sending email to multicultural@columbia.edu or by calling 2128540720.
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The post-9/11 era has exposed a significant degree of prejudice and bigotry towards Muslim people throughout the United States, including incidents of racial profiling, hate crimes and bullying, as well as charged conversations in the political sphere. Meanwhile, underscored by the horrific murders of three UNC students, there continues to be widespread racial profiling, hate crimes and bullying throughout the country. 

This program will focus on learning more about Islam and Islamophobia, providing needed context to bridge divides.

Featuring Amer F. Ahmed, Ed. D., Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sponsored by: Multicultural Affairs Undergraduate Student LifeOffice of University Life,International Students and Scholars OfficeMuslim Students AssociationTurath (Arab Students Organization)

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NYC Career Series Panel: United Nations

Date:February 15, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1510
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Dennis by sending email to jd3202@sipa.columbia.edu .
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Are you interested in working at the United Nations field in the New York metro area? Whether you are a first-year or second-year student, come and learn more about the field, various career paths, and potential job/internship opportunities at the NYC Career Panel for the United Nations. Panelists will include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area.

Panelists:

Kristoffer Tangri (SIPA), Policy Specialist, Peacebuilding Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Kerry Constabile (SIPA), Lead Advisor, UN Secretary General's Climate Change Support Team
Additional Panelists TBD

If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up on SIPAlink.

Dress Code: Business Casual Attire required.

ABOUT THE NYC CAREER SERIES The New York City (NYC) Career Series was established by the Office of Career Services (OCS) in 2005. Its purpose is to provide a forum for SIPA students in which they can learn about career trends from professionals in their fields of interest, as well as make important connections for jobs, internships, and informational interviews. The NYC Career Series is comprised of 20 different career panels that take place throughout the academic year, broken down by concentration or sector, with relevant panels coinciding with recruiting seasons. Private sector panels are held in the fall semester, when most private sector recruiting takes place. Nonprofit and public sector panels are held in the spring semester, similarly when most of their recruiting occurs. Panelists include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area. In addition to the career panels, the NYC Career Series includes one evening alumni/student networking reception per semester that will be held at a midtown Manhattan venue.

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BP Energy Outlook - 2016 Edition

Date:February 16, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact CGEP by sending email to energypolicy@columbia.edu .

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for the US-based release of the BP Energy Outlook - 2016 Edition with Group Chief Economist Spencer Dale. The BP Energy Outlook attempts to describe the "most likely" trajectory of the global energy system – based upon assumptions around economic and population growth as well as developments in policy and technology – as well as examining key uncertainties. Questions to be addressed in the 2016 edition include: What factors will shape energy markets over the next 20 years? What impact would a slowdown in global economic growth have on energy demand? How could agreements reached at COP21 affect energy consumption? Center Director Jason Bordoff will moderate a discussion following the presentation.

Registration is required. This event is open to press. It will be livestreamed at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch.

A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~5 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

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World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

Date:February 16, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
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International Affairs Building
Room 1512
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Theresa Murphy by sending email to tbm2112@sipa.columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0049.
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The Center on Global Economic Governance, in collaboration with Cornell University and the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia SIPA, will convene representatives from the World Bank to discuss the development of the World Development Report (WDR) 2017: Governance and the Law. The WDR 2017 highlights two key issues faced by the development community in promoting economic development and alleviating poverty: 1) the interaction between economic development and the quality of governance 2) the persistence of gaps between intended government reforms and the reality on the ground. This report engages the World Bank's new Governance Global Practice and draws in on the role of governance when aiming to deliver growth, inclusiveness, and social progress.

During the event, the World Bank representatives, along with leading academics and practitioners, will assess the report's findings, identify its policy implications and potential challenges, and propose solutions to best address them. The WDR 2017 is a part of a trilogy of World Development Reports, including WDR 2016: The Internet for Development and WDR 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. Through the quality and timeliness of the information these reports provide, the WDR writ-large, has become a highly influential publication that is used by many multilateral and bilateral international organizations, national governments, scholars, civil society networks and groups, and other global thought leaders to support their decision-making processes.

Please note that space is limited and registration is open only to Columbia affiliates.

For more information on the WDR 2017, please click here.

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World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

Date:February 16, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Theresa Murphy by sending email to tbm2112@columbia.edu .

The Center on Global Economic Governance, in collaboration with Cornell University and the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia SIPA, will convene representatives from the World Bank to discuss the development of the World Development Report (WDR) 2017: Governance and the Law. The WDR 2017 highlights two key issues faced by the development community in promoting economic development and alleviating poverty: 1) the interaction between economic development and the quality of governance 2) the persistence of gaps between intended government reforms and the reality on the ground. This report engages the World Bank's new Governance Global Practice and draws in on the role of governance when aiming to deliver growth, inclusiveness, and social progress.

During the event, the World Bank representatives, along with leading academics and practitioners, will assess the report's findings, identify its policy implications and potential challenges, and propose solutions to best address them. The WDR 2017 is a part of a trilogy of World Development Reports, including WDR 2016: The Internet for Development and WDR 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. Through the quality and timeliness of the information these reports provide, the WDR writ-large, has become a highly influential publication that is used by many multilateral and bilateral international organizations, national governments, scholars, civil society networks and groups, and other global thought leaders to support their decision-making processes.

Please note that space is limited and registration is open only to Columbia affiliates.

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Baroque Architecture in Today's Russia

Date:February 16, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .
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Lev Maciel graduated from the Medieval Studies Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia in 1998, with an M.A. thesis on fifteenth-century Spanish history. His dissertation on eighteenth-century Siberian architecture earned him a PhD in 2004 from the State Institute for Art History in Moscow. Currently Maciel is an associate professor in the Faculty of Humanities of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where he supervises the recently created program in art history. He is also a part-time research associate professor at the Institute for Theory and History of Architecture and Town Planning in Moscow. Maciel's research interests include a wide range of subjects within the history of architecture, including the late Renaissance and Baroque (Russia, southern Italy, Brittany, Spain, and Latin America), late antiquity and Byzantium, the Islamic world, Mongolia and Tibet, and non-modernist movements in the twentieth century.

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Handling Challenging Situations

Date:February 16, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - HSC Room: LL-110
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Aaron Vieira by sending email to av2548@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-0187.

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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Improving Interviewing Skills for International Students

Date:February 16, 2016 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location:The Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus--Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Donald Goldstein by sending email to dg2662@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5609.

The job interview is so important because that will determine whether or not you get the job offer.  All the preparation involved with networking, preparing resumes and cover letters and applying for jobs goes for naught if the candidate messes up the interview.

This workshop will significantly help International Students to better answer behavioral questions, improve confidence levels, reduce stress, and result in a better chance to get an internship or job offer.  The workshop will also give the participants the opportunity to speak and improve their English.

A major focus of the workshop will be actual interview practice in a safe, non threatening environment.  If you do sign up, you will be expected and stay for the whole two and a half hours and actively participate.   However, all students will be on the same level and it will be OK and safe to make mistakes.

Attire: Casual

Registration: Required. Registration will be limited to 24 students

Resume Required?: No

Eligibility: This workshop is open to International Graduate Students from SEAS, GSAS and SOA


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Smartphone Apps for Citizen Scientists Workshop Series: 3. Soil Contaminants

Date:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Satow Room

Contact:
Pamela Vreeland, pjv2@columbia.edu

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Event Description:
Moderators: Patricia Culligan, Co-Director, Urban Design Lab, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University; Associate Director, Institute for Data Science and Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University: Alexander van Geen, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Associate Director, Superfund Research Program, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Panelists: Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College,The City University of New York; David Farnham, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University; Rebecca Gibson, Research Staff Assistant, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University; Katrina Fischer Kuh, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University; Franziska Landes, Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; Jacqueline Lu, Director, Data Analytics, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; Paul Richards, Emeritus Professor of Natural Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute presents the Smartphone Apps for Citizen Science Workshop Series, "Soil Contaminants". Join us for the third in the series on Environmental Apps for Citizen Scientists. 

Panel presentations include:

Trace metal contamination in New York City garden soils. Zhongqi Cheng

How can we motivate our citizen scientists? A New York City-based case study of water quality citizen science. Rebecca Gibson and David Farnham

Legal challenges to data censorship laws. Katrina Fischer Kuh

Mapping hazardous levels of lead in soil using a new field kit and a smartphone. Franziska Landes

TreesCount! 2015 - Mapping Every Street Tree in New York City. Jacqueline Lu

On citizen networks in seismology: what works, what doesn’t? Paul Richards

Smartphones are revolutionizing the collection and sharing of environmental data, but their potential as tools for citizen science is vastly under-utilized. This series will examine a range of topics including the underlying science and technical development, as well as the legal and privacy concerns of data collection and dissemination, and the implications for environmental justice and regulations enforcement. Each workshop will cover a different scientific topic from airborne contaminants to soil and water and feature speakers leading the field from the researchers behind the science to the users in our communities.   

RSVP required.

Open to the public.

Photo ID required for building access.

The last workshop of the series will take place on March 22, 2016.

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

Sponsors:
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The Inside-Out Internship Search for First-in-Family

Date:February 16, 2016 from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm EST
Location:401 Lerner Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Alicia Schiller by sending email to aw2652@columbia.edu .

Eligibility: First-in-Family Undergraduate First Years and Sophomores in Columbia College, SEAS and General Studies

This is not just a "how to" workshop for finding a summer internship, it's also a chance to think about what you really want for your summer. How do things like your major, your interests and all of the things you're good at shape your goals? Don't worry, we'll still cover the basics of finding a summer internship, but a successful summer starts with YOU and so will this workshop!

Participants will learn:

  • How majors connect to careers
  • How to identify and apply your strengths
  • The A-Z's of finding a summer internship

Light refreshments will be served.

Attire: Casual
Resume not required
Registration encouraged
Eligibility: First-in-Family Undergraduate First Years and Sophomores in Columbia College, SEAS and General Studies


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International Dimension of Autocratization: External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Date:February 16, 2016 from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1201
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .

Please join us for a talk with Anastassia V. Obydenkova, Regional Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.

Twenty five years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union (the USSR), when the new independent states of Eurasia started the process of regime transition and state- and nation-building. All of the fifteen former Soviet republics have the same departure point – the collapse of the USSR in 1991.

Twenty five years later, in 2016, there is an enormous variation in the outcomes of regime transition across post-Soviet Eurasia. However, in 2016, one can clearly confirm the existence of an enormous variation in the outcomes of regime transition across post-Soviet Eurasia. The region includes relatively stable polities and fragile states, consolidated autocracies and nascent democracies. As the Ukrainian crisis of 2014 shows, both political regimes and national borders in Eurasia are still in the state of flux: large changes may happen unexpectedly for observers, both associated with progress towards democracy and with resurgence of autocracies. Thus, this experience of post-Soviet Eurasian states requires development of new theoretical approaches that would allow for better understanding of rapid dynamics in this part of the world and of the phenomenon of external dimension of regime transition in general.

Anastassia V. Obydenkova holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Science from the European University Institute (2006, Florence, Italy), M.A. from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), and a Summa Cum Laude Diploma in Political Science from Moscow Lomonosov State University. Dr. Obydenkova was a senior researcher (Ramon-y-Cajal) of the Ministry of Innovation and Science of Spain, a research fellow at the London School of Economics, and a Fox Fellow at Yale University (New Haven, USA). Her main research interests are autocracies, democratization and regime transition, international dimension of autocracies, federalism, decentralization, sub-national political regimes, international organizations, regionalism, and area studies (former Soviet States of Eurasia). Since September 2015, Dr. Obydenkova is a regional fellow at the Davis Center of Harvard University where she works on her book "International Dimension of Autocratization" (working title).

Dr. Obydenkova has published in such journals as World Politics, Democratization, Publius: The Journal of Federalism; European Journal of Political Research; Political Studies; Studies in Comparative International Development; Acta Politica; Regional and Federal Studies; Economic Letters; Contemporary Politics; Territory, Politics, Governance; Comparative Political Science, Review of International Organizations and Post-Soviet Affairs among others. She is also the author, co-author, co-editor of the books Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia and Causes and Consequences of Democratization: the Regions of Russia.

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Data Science Colloquium Series Event: Dr. Steven E. Koonin

Date:February 16, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Location:Davis Auditorium, 412 CEPSR (Schapiro Center), 530 W 120th St, 4th Floor
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact the Data Science Institute by sending email to datascience@columbia.edu .
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Colloquium Series: Dr. Steven E. Koonin
Director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University

TITLE:
Adventures in Urban Informatics

ABSTRACT:
For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas; in just a few more decades, the world's population will exceed 9 billion, 70 percent of whom will live in cities. Enabling those cities to deliver services effectively, efficiently, and sustainably while keeping their citizens safe, healthy, prosperous, and well-informed will be among the most important undertakings in this century. I will review how we are establishing a center for urban science and focus on bringing informatics to the study and operation of urban systems. I will touch on the rational, the structure, and the substance of the Center’s work and the ways in which it will enrich NYC and contribute to global issues. Taxis, lights, sewers, phones, and buildings will all enter into the discussion in novel ways.

BIOGRAPHY:
Steven E. Koonin was appointed as the founding Director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in April 2012. That consortium of academic, corporate, and government partners will pursue research and education activities to develop and demonstrate informatics technologies for urban problems in the “living laboratory” of New York City.

He previously served as the U.S. Department of Energy’s second Senate-confirmed Under Secretary for Science from May 19, 2009 through November 18, 2011. As Under Secretary for Science, Dr. Koonin functioned as the Department’s chief scientific officer, coordinating and overseeing research across the DOE. He led the preparation of the Department’s 2011 Strategic Plan and was the principal author of its Quadrennial Technology Review. Dr. Koonin particularly championed research programs in High Performance Simulation, Exascale Computing, Inertial Fusion Energy, and Greenhouse Gas Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification. He also provided technical counsel on diverse nuclear security matters.

He joined the California Institute of Technology’s faculty in 1975, was a research fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute during 1976-1977, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow during 1977-1979. He became a professor of theoretical physics at Caltech in 1981 and served as Chairman of the Faculty from 1989-1991. Dr. Koonin was the seventh provost of Caltech from 1995-2004. In that capacity, he was involved in identifying and recruiting 1/3 of the Institute’s professorial faculty and left an enduring legacy of academic and research initiatives in the biological, physical, earth, and social sciences, as well as the planning and development of the Thirty-Meter Telescope project.

As the Chief Scientist at BP from 2004 to early 2009, Dr. Koonin developed the long-range technology strategy for alternative and renewable energy sources. He managed the firm’s university–based research programs and played a central role in establishing the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of California Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Koonin is a member and past chair of the JASON Study Group, advising the U.S. Government on technical matters of national security. He has served on numerous advisory committees for the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense, including the Defense Science Board and the CNO’s Executive Panel. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Trilateral Commission and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences . In 1985, Dr. Koonin received the Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award and, in 1998 the Department of Energy’s E.O. Lawrence Award for his “broad impact on nuclear many-body physics, on astrophysics, and on a variety of related fields where sophisticated numerical methods are essential; and in particular, for his breakthrough in nuclear shell model calculations centered on an ingenious method for dealing with the huge matrices of heavy nuclei by using path integral methods combined with the Monte Carlo technique.”

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Sexual Respect Initiative Film Screening: Miss Representation

Date:February 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Butler Library, Room 203
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu or by calling 2128545527.

An official selection at Sundance and many other film festivals, Miss Representation looks sharply at the ways gender stereotypes in mainstream media and culture underrepresent women in positions of power and influence. Presenting startling facts and stories, the film also features striking interviews with Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi. More: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/about-the-film/#synopsis

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Morgan Stanley Insights from an Insider for Columbia Students

Date:February 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Morgan Stanley Headquarters
New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Danielle Kronenfeld by sending email to Danielle.Kronenfeld@morganstanley.com .
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You are invited to “Insights from an Insider” featuringGeorge Van Amson, Managing Director in Institutional Equity Sales and Trading.

We invite current undergraduate freshmen and sophomores from all majors who identify as Black, Hispanic or Native American to meet diverse professionals and become familiar with the Firm’s business and culture. Come gain insight into the financial services industry and get tips on navigating the recruiting process.

George Van Amson joined Morgan Stanley in 1992 and currently serves as Head of North American Analyst and Associate Advising and Development Programs. His previous positions include Head of North American Recruiting in the Institutional Equities Division,Manager of the Sales Trading Service Desk for Global Wealth Management clients, and Senior Sales Trader managing Institutional Cash Sales Trading coverage of hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds and mutual funds. A 35-year veteran of Wall Street with experience in domestic and international markets, Mr. Van Amsonwas named in 1992, 1996 and 2006 to Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top African Americans on Wall Street.”

Mr. Van Amson received his BA in Economics from Columbia College and MBA with second year honors from Harvard. He currently serves as a Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University and Chair Emeritus of Columbia Alumni Association.

Questions? Please email diversityrecruiting@morganstanley.com.

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NYC Career Series Panel: Urban and Social Policy/NYC Government

Date:February 16, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Dennis by sending email to jd3202@sipa.columbia.edu .
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Are you interested in working in Urban and Social Policy/NYC Government field in the New York metro area? Whether you are a first-year or second-year student, come and learn more about the field, various career paths, and potential job/internship opportunities at the NYC Career Panel for Urban and Social Policy/ NYC Government. Panelists will include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area.



Panelists:

Benjamin Newman (SIPA), Senior Program Manager, NYC Department of Small Business Services

Giuliana Irene Carducci Sanchez (SIPA), Municipal Intergrity Team, Bloomberg Associates

Amina Masood Huda (SIPA), Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's office of Operations

Roger Fisk (SIPA), Deputy Director, Budget Control, MTA  

Additional Panelist TBD


If you are interested in attending this event, please sign up on SIPAlink.

Dress Code: Business Casual Attire required.

ABOUT THE NYC CAREER SERIES The New York City (NYC) Career Series was established by the Office of Career Services (OCS) in 2005. Its purpose is to provide a forum for SIPA students in which they can learn about career trends from professionals in their fields of interest, as well as make important connections for jobs, internships, and informational interviews. The NYC Career Series is comprised of 20 different career panels that take place throughout the academic year, broken down by concentration or sector, with relevant panels coinciding with recruiting seasons. Private sector panels are held in the fall semester, when most private sector recruiting takes place. Nonprofit and public sector panels are held in the spring semester, similarly when most of their recruiting occurs. Panelists include a mix of SIPA alumni and other professionals working for a variety of companies or organizations based in the NYC metro area. In addition to the career panels, the NYC Career Series includes one evening alumni/student networking reception per semester that will be held at a midtown Manhattan venue.

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Getting Ready for the US Job Search: Social Norms, Business Etiquette and Visa Issues with CCE and ISSO

Date:February 17, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Location:The Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus--Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Donald Goldstein by sending email to dg2662@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5609.

The first hour of the workshop will be presented by CCE and will focus on the special cultural, social and language issues and challenges faced by international students in the job search process. Topics will include networking, business etiquette and body language.  We will emphasize the importance of improving your English language abilities in order to be more effective in networking, interviews and written communications.

During the second hour of the workshop, a staff member of the ISSO will provide valuable information for international students who are interested in staying in the U.S. after completion of their programs.  You will have the chance to ask questions about the F-1 visa Optional Practical Training including time lines and application procedures.

Attire: Casual

Registration: Required

Resume Required?: No

Eligibility: The workshop is open to all Graduate Students from SEAS, GSAS and SOA and all Undergraduate Students from SEAS, Columbia College and the School of General Studies.

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Columbia Stem Cell Initiative

Date:February 17, 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
Neurological Institute Auditorium, NI-1
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Aimee Kim by sending email to ak3708@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 2123054818.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD, will present the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative's (CSCI) Stem Cell Seminar. His lecture, "Programming and Reprogramming Cell Fate", will be presented at 11:00 a.m. in the Neurological Institute auditorium.

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Academic Diplomacy and Cultural Cold War in Soviet Ukraine

Date:February 17, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .
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Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Sergei Zhuk (Ball State University).

Using the personal histories of Soviet Americanists, experts in U.S./Canadian studies in Soviet Ukraine, Sergei Zhuk explores their various functions in "academic diplomacy" between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. These Ukrainian Americanists not only advised the Soviet government about American politics and culture, they also promoted the publication of Mario Puzo's The Godfather and Erich Segal's Love Story in Soviet Ukraine in the early 1970s. Paradoxically, academic dialogue about détente in the 1970s between Ukrainian scholars and their Canadian and American colleagues of Ukrainian origin not only influenced the research interests of Soviet Ukrainian Americanists, but also contributed to the formation of their Ukrainian identity. Since the 1970s, intensive contacts with the Ukrainian diaspora pushed the Soviet Ukrainian intellectual elite into the direction of building a separate (from Russia) Ukrainian national modernity in Ukraine, using the intellectual, economic, and cultural experience of those American Ukrainians who had already contributed to the creation of the modern North American civilization. Sergei Zhuk, a former Soviet expert in U.S. history, especially in the social and cultural history of colonial British America, is Associate Professor of Russian and East European History at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia. This event is free and open to the public.

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Power Half Hour: Interviewing Skills

Date:February 17, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Caitlin Graci by sending email to cg2813@columbia.edu .
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:30-1:00 PM

You’ve got the interview, now what? Find out what employers look for, what to expect during the process, and how to present your best self before, during, and after any interview.

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

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

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Germany: What is TIPP About?

Date:February 17, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm CET
Location:InterContinental Hotel Frankfurt, Silhouette Room
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 43
60329 Frankfurt
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Olga-Tatjana Rauch ’02BUS by sending email to kontakt@tatin-giannaro.de .
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Although the European Union negotiates a great number of free trade agreements with countries across the globe, the focus of public discussion is on the infamous acronym TTIP.

Why is Germany, an exporting country, particularly critical about the potentially largest free trade zone in history? Is the chlorine-washed chicken only a matter of German Angst? Our event will explore answers to one of the most complex topics on the contemporary European political agenda. Jacob Schrot will discuss the full spectrum of chapters being negotiated as part of a deep and comprehensive free trade zone between the United States and the European Union.

Jacob Schrot (25) is Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Initiative junger Transatlantiker / Young Transatlantic Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the cooperation between the younger generations of Germany and the United States of America. He will discuss the full spectrum of chapters being negotiated as part of a deep and comprehensive free trade zone between the United States and the European Union.

The cost of the event is 45.00 € / 50.00 €. You may register for the event here.

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Obama's Challenge to China: The Pivot to Asia

Date:February 17, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 918
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Katherine Forshay by sending email to kdf2116@columbia.edu .

Lecture with Chi Wang, President, U.S.-China Policy Foundation; Adjunct Professor of Liberal Studies, Georgetown University. Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University. No registration required.

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Industry Showcase: Book Publishing

Date:February 17, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location:The Center for Career Education, Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Niamh O'Brien by sending email to no2109@columbia.edu .

The Center for Career Education (CCE) in conjunction with Bookjobs (www.bookjobs.com) will hold a panel and networking session with organizations in the Book Publishing industry. Representatives will speak on the variety of job possibilities and career paths that book publishing holds for every interest including marketing, sales, publicity, design, editorial, legal, and production.

Event Format:Panel presentation: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Networking: 7:00 PM-7:30 PM

Panel Details:

•    Jaime Burns, Sales Representative for the Higher Education Division, Oxford University Press
•    Heather Luciano, Licensing Manager, Institutional Sales, Northeastern U.S., Springer Nature
•    Jessica Pierce, Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group
•    Beth Thornton, Recruiter, Human Resources, Penguin Random House
•    Francois Wilson, Founder, International Publications Media Group LLC
•    Moderator: Stephanie Riordan, Recruiter, Human Resources, Penguin Random House

Suggested Attire: Professional
Registration: Students should register in advance
Resume: it is always good practice to have your resume on-hand. Employers may request one.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Alumni from Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of the Arts

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Gender: Nature or Nurture? (CUMC)

Date:February 17, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location:Hammer Health Science Center, LL 107
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu or by calling 2128545527.

What’s your personal history related to gender? How did you learn to be the gender you are? Come think and talk about gender “facts” and myths, and about who benefits (and doesn’t) in the nature/nurture debate in a workshop that enthusiastically engages feminist critique. Led by Tara Abrol.

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M.S. in Sustainability Management Information Session

Date:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House

Contact:
Allison E. Ladue, ael2133@columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

The Earth Institute and The School of Professional Studies present an information session for the M.S. in Sustainability Management and Sustainability Certification Programs with program director, Steve Cohen.

Open to the public.

Registration is required. To register for the event, please click RSVP.

For more information about the MSSM program, please click HERE.

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Sponsors:
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Web Site:
http://sustainability.ei.columbia.edu

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CUSP Speaker Series: Teolinda Barolini | Shape-changing in Dante's Divine Comedy, Sexual and Otherwise

Date:February 17, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Davis Auditorium
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Patricia Carchi by sending email to pc2389@columbia.edu .
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Join the Columbia College Alumni Association and the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program for the next CUSP Speaker Series lecture featuring Teolinda Barolini. This is a unique opportunity for College alumni to join into a session with current students. Space is limited and the program is free.

 

A look at what Dante does with Ovidian metamorphosis, as he pushes the category's boundaries to include realities both more grotesque and more sublime.

Teodolinda Barolini, Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian at Columbia University, was Chair of Columbia’s Italian Department from 1992-2004 and from 2011-2014. She served as the fifteenth President of the Dante Society of America (1997-2003) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Medieval Academy.

 

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Barolini is the author of Dante’s Poets: Textuality and Truth in the “Comedy” (Princeton 1984; Bollati Boringhieri1993), The Undivine Comedy: Detheologizing Dante (Princeton 1992; Feltrinelli 2003), and Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture (2006; Bompiani 2012). She is the editor and commentator of Dante, Rime giovanili e della “Vita Nuova” (Rizzoli 2009), revised and expanded as Dante’s Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the “Vita Nuova’” (Toronto, 2014). Her current projects include the second volume of her commentary to Dante’s lyric poetry.

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Carolinas: Inaugural Club Event

Date:February 17, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick (SLK) Law Firm
101 S Tryon St
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28202
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Elissa Vona by sending email to embvona@verizon.net .
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Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th to celebrate our official club status as Columbia Alumni Association of the Carolinas (CAAC) and kick off our inaugural year!

Come and meet our board of directors, learn about the structure and operations of our Club, and discuss our planned calendar of events for 2016.

We will be serving a yummy spread of French wine, assorted cheeses, and charcuterie from Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, Orrman's Cheese Shop, and Tayste Charcuterie.

We will also enjoy a presentation on the secrets of success for launching a new venture by Dan Roselli, prolific serial entrepreneur and co-founder of QC FinTech and Packard Place (a hub for entrepreneurs in Charlotte).

Tickets are $10.00 per person, and must be purchased in advance. As we will be relying on the number of tickets purchased to provide an accurate headcount for the wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres, please note that all tickets are non-refundable.

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Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Changing a Company from the Inside #2

Date:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Hamilton Hall, Room 717

Contact:
Kelsie DeFrancia, kdefrancia@ei.columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Raghusimha Sudhakara, Manager of Strategy, Con Edison

The Earth Institute and the School of Professional Studies MSSM Practicum presents "Changing a Company from the Inside #2:, with Raghusimha Sudhakara, Manager of Strategy, Con Edison.

Raghusimha started at Con Edison as a policy advisory in 2012, and transitioned to Manager of Strategy in 2012. Prior to that, he worked as a senior consultant at GP Strategies Corporation and has done consultant work for AES, L'Institut Francilien Recherche Innovation Société, and Consultant Co-op.

This talk will emphasize strategies for understanding organizational culture and using it to advance sustainability.

RSVP required

To RSVP for this event, please contact Kelsie DeFrancia via email (kdefrancia@ei.columbia.edu).

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


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Status Updates, Snapchats & Text Wars: Navigating Networked Relationships

Date:February 17, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location:Lerner 555
2920 Broadway; New York, NY; 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu .

With the aid of technology, people rely heavily on emojis, abbreviated texts, and pics to get to know each other and communicate in relationships. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how social media networks, cell phones, and the internet can impact relationships both positively and negatively, as well as learn strategies for healthy technological interactions. Led by Sexual Violence Response staff and volunteers.

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Black Alumni Council Heritage and Scholarship Reception

Date:February 17, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia Club of New York - 15 West 43rd Street New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Asha Kaufman by sending email to abk2132@columbia.edu .
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Join the Black Alumni Council (BAC) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for the 2016 Black Alumni Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception honoring this year’s recipients Peter V. Johnson, Director of Enrollment Group Special Projects, Special Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, and Frances Sadler '72BC. Each year the Black Alumni Council honors an alumnus/a of the University who has made significant contributions both to the University and the larger world, and has demonstrated a consistent dedication to the Black community.

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Extreme Engineering Presents: Inside the Helmet

Date:February 17, 2016 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
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501 Northwest Corner Building
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jill Teckenbrock by sending email to jst2156@columbia.edu .
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Extreme Engineering Presents: Inside the Helmet

A talk with NASA geologist Dean Eppler

Wednesday, February 17
8 PM
501 Northwest Corner Building

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Application Deadline: The Stanford Research Conference

Date:February 18, 2016, All Day Event
Location:Stanford, CA
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The Stanford Undergraduate Research Association (SURA) is proud to announce that the application period for the Stanford Research Conference (SRC) has opened. This year’s conference is on April 15-17 in Stanford, CA and will be a national event, open to undergraduate applicants from across the country. Students from all major academic disciplines will have the opportunity to present their work and spend a weekend engaging with researchers from other colleges and universities. Applications are now open for submission and will be due on February 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST. Please visit our conference website, sura.stanford.edu/conference to learn more about the conference and find the link to the application. We invite you to learn more about SURA and what our vision is for the first national Stanford Research Conference in this letter from the SURA Co-Presidents. This moment has been months in the making and we are extremely excited to share it with you!​ APPLY NOW at: sura.stanford.edu/conference Questions? Contact: board.sura@gmail.com Visit the SRC Facebook page: facebook.com/StanfordResearchConference Like SURA on Facebook: facebook.com/SURAcardinal Learn about SURA: sura.stanford.edu

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Application Deadline: 2016 Accenture U.S. Innovation Challenge

Date:February 18, 2016, All Day Event
Location:Online
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Matt Chan by sending email to matthew.a.chan@accenture.com .
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2016 Accenture U.S. Innovation Challenge

Accenture is thrilled to announce the start of the 2016 U.S. Undergraduate Innovation Challenge – an event combining hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community and land an Accenture internship. It is a multi-round event where students will work as teams to collaboratively develop a solution for a case based on a real-world challenge faced by our non-profit partner, World Wildlife Fund (WWF®).

Sign up by Thursday, February 18th for your chance to participate.

Awards for the competition include automatic internship interviews,the opportunity to travel to the client site and present their ideas to Accenture senior executives and the non-profit clients. Members of winning teams will receive an internship offer and an opportunity to join Accenture for an Innovation Experience to potentially implement their idea.

Visit our website to learn more about the 2016 Innovation Challenge and watch video highlights from past Challenges at accenture.com/InnovationChallenge

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