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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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Major Declaration Month

Date:  From Wednesday, October 1 through Friday, October 31, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University 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 using the online major declaration form.

 

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Race Matters But Not How You Think It Does!: The Psychology of How Stereotypes Affect How We Live, Work, Play and Pray

Date:From October 14, 2014 at 10:30 am EDT through December 03, 2014 at 11:30 pm EST
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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SCE Alumni/Columbi Faculty & Staff Appreciation Drop-In Reception

Date:From October 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm through October 28, 2014 at 8:00 am EDT
Location:Columbia Alumni Center, Kings Room 1st floor - 622 W 113th St
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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SCE Alumni/Columbia Faculty & Staff Appreciation Drop-In Reception Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 Time: Open House Lunch noon – 1:30 PM Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Time: Open House Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

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Art Exhibit: THE BOOK

Date:From October 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm EDT through November 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .
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Exhibition can be viewed October 23-November 21, 12-5 p.m., and during evening events; Opening reception Wednesday, October 22, 5-7 p.m.

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

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

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation

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1:25 Barnard Dances

Date:October 26, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard College
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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The Barnard College Archives house a stunning array of images of dancing on campus—in the gymnasium, on the lawn, in the canteen, Minor Latham Playhouse, and of course, the dance studios. Together they tell a story about the importance of dance to the College during defining moments in its history.

To honor that legacy, student choreographers will interpret several dance-related images from the Archives to create short site-specific dances, each filmed on the site specific to the image and each 1 minute and 25 seconds in length. Through the use of a free augmented reality app the public will be able to view these dances throughout the year on their personal mobile devices. Guided by an online podcast (produced by the students), users will take a virtual tour to multiple sites throughout campus. At each site, she will be guided to identify specific views through the lens of her mobile device, triggering the image-recognition technology embedded in the app, which automatically makes the dances associated with the site appear in the frame.

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NY Metro Association For Women In Science: Conflict Resolution Skills: In and out of the lab

Date:October 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:The New York
Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
40th Floor
New York, NY 10007-2157
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact NY Metro AWIS by sending email to metronyawis@gmail.com .
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Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences
AWIS members get member rate! email metronyawis@gmail.com with subject "Conflict" to get promo code.

Success at work, both in and outside of academia, requires us to collaborate well with other people. Conflict is inevitable and we are routinely called upon to resolve difficult conversations. Due to the nature of their work, academic researchers often have highly developed intellectual and analytical capabilities while struggling with communication and conflict resolution skills in the lab.
 
In this weekend workshop you will learn critical skills and tools to cultivate more fulfilling and productive working relationships. Through exercises and role plays using your own examples, you will get a chance to practice these skills and receive direct feedback from the facilitators and fellow participants. You will learn how to transform difficult conversations into productive ones and practice effective strategies for resolving conflict.
 
The acquired skills will set you up for greater success and more fulfillment in your current lab work. And for those planning to transition into non-academic careers it will provide you with critical skills to thrive in the for-profit world.
 
In order to participate in this workshop, there is mandatory pre-work which should take no longer than 30 minutes. We will send this assignment after you register for the event.
Success at work, both in and outside of academia, requires us to collaborate well with other people. Conflict is inevitable and we are routinely called upon to resolve difficult conversations. Due to the nature of their work, academic researchers often have highly developed intellectual and analytical capabilities while struggling with communication and conflict resolution skills in the lab.
 

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Credit Suisse Asia Pacific INSPIRE 1-Day Program

Date:October 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Credit Suisse Office, One Madison Avenue, New York
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Anjo Lau by sending email to anjo.lau@credit-suisse.com .
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Credit Suisse Asia Pacific INSPIRE 1-Day
Program, New York


Open to undergraduates to learn about more about Credit Suisse and our 2015 Summer Internship Programs

Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 9:00am – 5:00pm


Credit Suisse Office, One Madison Avenue, New York
Come to our Asia Pacific INSPIRE 1-Day Program and meet representatives from our Hong Kong and Singapore offices. Find out more about our Summer Internship opportunities in Investment Banking, Global Markets Solutions Group, and Equities in APAC and learn why you should start your career with Credit Suisse in this exciting and growing region.


At this unique event you can expect to get involved in interactive sessions such as an Investment Banking case study, Equities workshop, and technical skills training by Training the Street. You will also have the chance to learn more about the industry and the various roles that exist through networking with our senior managers and recent graduate hires. Our recruiters will also share information on the Credit Suisse Internship Program and how to excel in the recruiting process.


How to Apply:
 Apply here by October 2, 2014. Please submit a CV and a short paragraph briefly sharing with us what attracts you to pursue a long-term career in Asia Pacific – both professional and personal reasons are fine (word limit: 150 words). Successful students will be notified the week of October 6, 2014 via email. Kindly note all travel expenses should be self-funded.

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Barnard Founders Day

Date:October 26, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
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Barnard College
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 2128542037.
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Enjoy Barnard’s rich history and vibrant community as we open campus for a day-long celebration. Activities include: Lectures and classes with distinguished faculty Dance, music and theater performances Campus tours showcasing our history, architecture and environment Art and history exhibitions Admissions tours and information sessions for families and students Film screenings Activities for children of all ages Snacks, beverages and popular NYC Food Trucks And more! Open to all. Bring your friends and family. Please let us know you are coming at: 125.barnard.edu/foundersday. 125@barnard.edu #Barnard125

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Faust 2.0

Date:October 26, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard College
Milbank Hall, Minor Latham Playhouse
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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While Goethe’s massive original places Faust at the center of the philosophical, social, and political questions of his era—questions still evocative in the 21st century—it also figures “women” into the gendered field of Enlightenment rationality, the field of (white, European, propertied) humanist “Man.” This adaptation inquires into the gender dynamics of Goethe’s work, imagining a counter voice to his “eternal feminine,” a voice freeing itself from a logic of extrinsic desire. Faust 2.0 is a coproduction with the experimental theatre company Mabou Mines.

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VREF Sunday Dinner

Date:October 26, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Carmines
200 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
212.221.3800
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Danielle Petretta by sending email to dlp43@columbia.edu or by calling 201-341-8724.
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Please join us at 6 pm!

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Sydney: Rough Edges at the St John's Anglican Church

Date:October 26, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm EDT
Location:Sydney, Australia
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 Sydney Columbia Alumni Association will commemorate Columbia Giving Day by hosting a dinner at the Rough Edges Community Centre for the homeless. We need five volunteers to serve dinner on the night, and as many alums who can brings cooked dishes for the night.

Please contact Farah at frm2101@gmail.com if you may be able to be a server or cook a dish.

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Israel: Business Viewpoints from Latin America

Date:October 27, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location:Tel-Aviv, Israel
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Networking & brk'fast, welcome message – MCM/Migdal, Chile intro - Miguel Schloss, Brazil snippet - Tomi Teichmann, self- intro - participants, continued networking & brk'fast. Sponsor: Migdal Capital Markets Event Chair: Alumnus Thomas (Tomi) Teichmann Date: Monday, October 27th Time: 9 am Venue: Migdal Capital Markets, 26 Seadya Gaon St., Tel Aviv CU & CBS alumni and students - Complimentary Guests and others registering after online deadline - NIS 50 Online registration until OCT 21th, 2014 at 10 pm. To register, please click here, enter your affiliation and contact information, hit the "Register" button, and enter your payment if applicable in the subsequent Paypal secure payment page. Only a confirmed RSVP is valid for admission. For questions please contact Ron Plotkin at ronp@roninsight.com We look forward to seeing you there! Ron Plotkin '86 and Ed Frank '84 Thomas Teichmann 74' – Event Chair Ofer Wainberg (SEAS 94') - President Association of Columbia University Alumni in Israel Miguel Schloss - background Miguel Schloss, President of Surinvest Ltd., a Chilean investment company, has more than 35 years of experience in economic development issues and has held leadership positions in multilateral agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. He headed the Corporate and Planning Division at the World Bank, where he led the creation of a three-year $4.5 billion reform program redirecting the bank's human resources, finances, policies, and programs to address emerging development issues. He also ran technical divisions in telecommunications and mining (worldwide) and industry and energy (in Africa), as well as country programs (in Latin America). , 2014

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Writing Workshop for International Students

Date: Monday, October 27 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
   
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.
 


Students are invited to a workshop led by Writing Center Director, Dr. Sue Mendelsohn who will provide international students, especially those whose first language is something other than English, with strategies to improve their academic writing skills. Registration required. This workshop is part of the ReEngagement & ReOrientation series.
 
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Asia Pacific Recruiter Coffee Chats

Date:October 27, 2014 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Location:Credit Suisse Office, One Madison Avenue, New York
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Anjo Lau by sending email to anjo.lau@credit-suisse.com .
Info:Click Here to Visit Website.

Event Description:

Credit Suisse is a global financial services company providing Private Banking & Wealth Management services, and Investment Banking services and expertise, to companies, institutions and high-net-worth clients. As a stable company with a long banking tradition, we are one of the most respected banks in the world. We are also an industry leader in Asia, respected for our local market knowledge and expertise.

Asia is one of the most exciting regions in which to launch your career, and Credit Suisse is at the forefront, working on some of the most groundbreaking transactions in the industry. Your career with us will lead to stimulating challenges, exceptional rewards and global development opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing financial markets.

You want a career that develops your potential – and we have a variety of programs for you to choose from. Come to our APAC coffee chats to meet our campus recruiters from Asia Pacific and find out more about our Summer Internship opportunities in Asia Pacific.
 
Details:

Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Session 1: 10:30 - 11:30
Session 2: 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: Credit Suisse Office, One Madison Avenue, New York

Further Information:


This is open to undergraduate and Master's graduating between Dec 2015 and Jun 2016. All majors are welcome to apply.

Please submit a CV and a short paragraph briefly sharing with us what attracts you to pursue a long-term career in Asia Pacific – both professional and personal reasons are fine (word limit: 150 words). You will need to save both documents in the same file and upload it under "CV". Please also state your preferred session in the same document.

Successful candidates will be notified via email in the week of Oct 6.

Kindly note that all travel expenses should be self-funded.

Event RSVP/Register By October 2, 2014

 

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IEOR Graduate Admissions Information Session

Date:October 27, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:317 Mudd
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Adina Brooks by sending email to acb25@columbia.edu .
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Information session for prospective graduate students - please register for this session here: http://ieor.columbia.edu/ieor-graduate-admissions-information-sessions.

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Conversation with Istvan Deak: "Life in War and Peace"

Date:October 27, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Bulding, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu or by calling 9294218583.

Please join us for lunch Conversation with Istvan Deak, who will share his unique experience with events that many head read about, but few lived. The large concepts of war, political transition, emigration all have personal stories behind them. We will discuss heroism and on the background of events that had shaped history of the second half of the 20th century.

Istvan Deak left Hungary in 1948, following the communist takeover. He worked as a journalist in France and for Radio Free Europe in West Germany. In 1956 he settled in New York City where he obtained his doctorate from Columbia University and spent the next decades as a faculty member. He served as the Director of East Central European Center. Mr. Deak has written extensively on eastern and central European history and politics.

The event is organized by Columbia University Central and Eastern European (CUCEE) Club, and sponsored by East Central European Center.

Light lunch will be served.


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Benefits Open Enrollment Information Session

Date:October 27, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Schapiro Conference Room
8th Floor
Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tania Ronquillo by sending email to alumnianddevelopmenthr@columbia.edu .

 A member from the Benefits team will be joining us to facilitate a Benefits Information Session for benefits eligible officers on Monday, October 27th from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Schapiro conference room located on the 8th floor.

During this session, the Benefits team will introduce what’s new for 2015, including changes to existing medical plans, enhancements to the Child Care Credit, and changes to the Health Savings Plan with Health Savings Account. This is your opportunity to speak one-on-one with our benefits subject matter experts, which will help you make the most informed decision regarding your 2015 benefits.

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The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa and the World

Date:
Monday, October 27, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House Presidential Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Contact:
Tamara Plummer, tcp2114@columbia.edu

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Event Description:
Hosts: Jeffrey D. Sachs, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Irwin Redlener, MD, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University Featuring: Richard Besser, MD, ABC News Chief Medical Editor; former Acting Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ranu Dhillon, MDSenior Health Advisor, Earth Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School for International and Public Affairs; Columbia University; Anne Liu, MPH Program Manager, Health Systems Development, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Robert Kanter, MD, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist; Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Robert Klitzman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Masters of Bioethics Program; Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University Stephen Morse, PhD, Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate program, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center Jay Varma, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and former Medical Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Ebola crisis is growing, requiring a massive emergency response. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), in collaboration with the Earth Institute, will bring together experts and stakeholders for a timely and educational conference on the outbreak. Multi-disciplinary dialogue will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impacts—particularly in terms of bioethical and sustainability implications—and mitigate future high-fatality events.

1:10-1:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks


1:40-2:10 Covering an Epidemic – What We’re Learning from Ebola and What Journalists Need to Know

2:10-3:30 Panel 1: Ebola Fundamentals: What are the Major Challenges?
Moderator: Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA - Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness


3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 Panel 2: Is Science Keeping Up with the Demands of Ebola – and Challenges to Come?
Moderator: David Abramson, PhD, MPH - Deputy Director and Director of Research, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Medical Center

4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks



5:00 Adjourn
Jeffrey Sachs and Irwin Redlener, MD

To Join:

In-person (RSVP Required): Register Now
Live Stream: http://bit.ly/ebolaconference2014
Live Tweets: #ebolacrisis14

Sponsors:
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Asia Pacific Recruiter Coffee Chats

Date:October 27, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Credit Suisse Office, One Madison Avenue, New York
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Anjo Lau by sending email to anjo.lau@credit-suisse.com .
Info:Click Here to Visit Website.

Event Description:

Credit Suisse is a global financial services company providing Private Banking & Wealth Management services, and Investment Banking services and expertise, to companies, institutions and high-net-worth clients. As a stable company with a long banking tradition, we are one of the most respected banks in the world. We are also an industry leader in Asia, respected for our local market knowledge and expertise.

Asia is one of the most exciting regions in which to launch your career, and Credit Suisse is at the forefront, working on some of the most groundbreaking transactions in the industry. Your career with us will lead to stimulating challenges, exceptional rewards and global development opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing financial markets.

You want a career that develops your potential – and we have a variety of programs for you to choose from. Come to our APAC coffee chats to meet our campus recruiters from Asia Pacific and find out more about our Summer Internship opportunities in Asia Pacific.
 
Details:

Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Session 1: 10:30 - 11:30
Session 2: 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: Credit Suisse Office, One Madison Avenue, New York

Further Information:


This is open to undergraduate and Master's graduating between Dec 2015 and Jun 2016. All majors are welcome to apply.

Please submit a CV and a short paragraph briefly sharing with us what attracts you to pursue a long-term career in Asia Pacific – both professional and personal reasons are fine (word limit: 150 words). You will need to save both documents in the same file and upload it under "CV". Please also state your preferred session in the same document.

Successful candidates will be notified via email in the week of Oct 6.

Kindly note that all travel expenses should be self-funded.

Event RSVP/Register By October 2, 2014

 

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SAI: A talk by C.M. Naim on "Urdu Mystery Fiction"

Date:October 27, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
South Asia Institute
Knox Hall, Room 208
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Bill Carrick by sending email to wac2112@columbia.edu .
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Monday, October 27, 2014
A talk by C.M. Naim (Prof. Emeritus Chicago)
"Urdu Mystery Fiction: The First Fifty Years"
 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A discussion with C.M. Naim, with Allison Busch (MESAAS),
Manan Ahmed (History) and Frances Pritchett (Prof. Emeritus MESAAS)
Times:  4:00pm-5:30pm (Monday) and 6:15pm-8:00pm (Tuesday)
 
C. M. Naim is Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago.  He served as Chair of the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1985-91, and taught in the Department from 1971-2001.  Naim has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Pennsylvania, California (Berkeley), Rochester, and at Aligarh Muslim University.  His many monographs, edited volumes, translations, and articles includes two recent collections A Killing in Ferozewala: Essays / Polemics / Reviews (2013) and The Muslim League in Barabanki: Essays / Polemics (2013).

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Defensa imaginaria de una Texas imaginada

Date:October 27, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 802
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS by sending email to ilasRSVP@gmail.com .

A talk with Carmen Boullosa, Mexican novelist, poet, and playwright.

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American Express Operations Webinar

Date:October 27, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Webinar.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact American Express by sending email to campusrecruitment@aexp.com .
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American Express will be highlighting internship opportunities through a series of webinars taking place from October 20 – 29. Senior leaders will highlight how each of the functions below play a significant role at American Express. Students will also get the chance to hear from former summer interns and how their internship work has impacted their teams today.

Attend this session to learn more about internship opportunities in Opertations at American Express.
 
The support arm for our U.S. card-related businesses – Operations handles more than 670 million service interactions each year, either working with the front line or supporting our servicing strategies and solutions. Our team views customer interactions not as a transaction, but as an opportunity to deepen relationships and expand our brand.

For more information and to register, click here.

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TD Securities Info Session

Date:October 27, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

TD Securities Firmwide Presentation, divisions in attendance will include Investment Banking, Sales & Trading, and Credit.

Target Audience: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Suggested Attire: Business Formal

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Melbourne: Ivy & Friends Professor Visit

Date:October 27, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Melbourne, Australia
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 Yale Club of Victoria is hosting Ivy & Friends Welcome Drinks for Professor Gordon Turnbull, Editor of the Yale Boswell Editions, and Columbia Association of Australia members are most welcome to attend. 

Drinks and snacks at bar prices.

RSVP by 24 October to: Ellen.Herlihy@aya.yale.edu

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IDSE Online Information Session

Date:October 27, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Online
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jonathan Stark by sending email to jrs2139@columbia.edu .
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Join us for our Online Information Session. This session will include an overview of the Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences and the future MS in Data Science programs, admissions criteria, financial aid and student life! To register, please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3363736283463991041

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Columbia Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner

Date:October 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 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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Enjoy drinks and dinner to benefit the basketball program, a preview of the 2014-2015 season by Head Coach Kyle Smith, and keynote remarks by sportswriter and CBS Sports commentator John Feinstein.

Sponsor the Tip-Off Dinner!
All sponsors receive special dinner benefits and proceeds directly support Columbia Men's Basketball!

PLATINUM Sponsorship $5,000
Includes two seats at John Feinstein's table and event recognition.

GOLD Sponsorship $2,500
Includes two seats at Kyle Smith's table and event recognition.

BLUE & WHITE Sponsorship $1,000
Includes two preferred seats and event recognition.

To be an event sponsor, or for questions, contact Cathleen Clark at or 212.851.9610.

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Ogilvy Info Session

Date:October 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

Ogilvy & Mather will host an information session to inform students about our 2015-2016 opportunities.

Target Audience: Undergraduate juniors and seniors
Suggested Attire: Casual

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Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Date:October 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .
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Hervé This, joined by Michael Laiskonis, in a discussion moderated by Adam Gopnik

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Discussion followed by a cooking demonstration with Chef Laiskonis. Limited tickets available. To purchase a ticket, please email LL2787@columbia.edu

Just as a composer builds a symphony out of waves of pure sound, so a meal can be created by a chef using pure molecular compounds to introduce novel flavors and tastes.  In freeing us from the limits imposed by animal and plant tissue, note-by-note cooking encourages experimentation with the realms of color, consistency, odor, shape, and taste. This opens up cooking to new forms of art and scientific exploration, but also new ways to feed humankind. Note-by-note cooking brings new solutions to problems of nutrition, energy use, and water shortages allowing for a more environmentally sustainable approach to the culinary arts.

 

Hervé This is a physical chemist at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Paris. His translated works include The Science of the Oven; Building a Meal: From Molecular Gastronomy to Culinary Constructivism and Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor, all published by Columbia University Press.


Michael Laiskonis is currently Creative Director of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), after eight years as Executive Pastry Chef at Le Bernardin. Laiskonis was also Bon Appétit's Pastry Chef of the Year in 2004, earned the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2007 and the IACP's Culinary Professional of the Year Award in 2014.

Adam Gopnik is the author of several books including The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food and Paris to the Moon, and an essayist and staff writer for The New Yorker.

Event presented by the Columbia Maison Française and the Institute for Culinary Education, and co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry. Partial support for this event provided by Air France

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Electrical Engineering Armstrong Celebration

Date:October 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Davis Auditorium, CEPSR 412
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Electrical Engineering Armstrong Celebration Kickoff event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Edwin H. Armstrong's patent for his regenerative circuit MAJOR EDWIN HOWARD ARMSTRONG Commemoration WHEN: Oct. 27, 2014 , 6-8PM WHERE: Davis Auditorium Major Edwin Howard Armstrong was a giant in wireless broadcast technology and inventor of wideband FM trans- mission. He was both a student and faculty member in Columbia's Electrical Engineering Dept. His revolutionary re- generative circuit patent was awarded in October 1914. “Edwin Armstrong and the Dawn of the Electronic Age." Speaker: Alan R. Klase, Technical coordinator of the New Jersey Antique Radio Club's Radio Technology Museum at Infoage “Major Armstrong and the Yankee Network: a 1941 recording of FM pioneers’ broadcasts between Alpine NJ, Paxton MA and Mount Washington NH.” Speaker: Gilmore Cooke, Member of the IEEE Boston Section executive committee and chair of Boston’s History and Milestones Committee. In addition, Jennifer S. Comins from Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library will display selected original materials from the library's Edwin H. Armstrong Papers. This event is hosted by: The Historian, the Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE), Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), and EDS/SSCS chapters of IEEE New York Section jointly with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University, Columbia University’s EE Dept., Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, Columbia University Amateur Radio Club and the IEEE History Center

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The Society of Fellows in the Humanities Presents “The Potency of Indigenous Bibles and Biographies”

Date:October 27, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Nicholas Obourn by sending email to heymancenter@columbia.edu .
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Mapuche oral shamanic biographies and performances—some of which take the form of “Bibles” and shamanic literacies—play a central role in the production of indigenous history in southern Chile.

In this talk, titled "The Potency of Indigenous Bibles and Biographies: Mapuche Shamanic Literacy and Historical Consciousness," Professor Bacigalupo explains how and why a mixed-race Mapuche shaman charged her to write about the shaman! 's life and practice in the form of a “Bible.” The book would become a ritual object and a means of storing the Mapuche woman's shamanic power by textualizing it, thereby allowing her to speak to a future audience. The realities and powers her “Bible” stories can be extracted, transformed, circulated, and actualized for a variety of ends, even to bring about shamanic rebirth.

Ultimately, Professor Bacigalupo argues that through their use and interpretation of this “Bible,” Mapuche shamans in southern Chile expand academic notions of indigenous history and literacy. [shaman, text, Bible, mestizo, history, literacy, Mapuche, Chile].

The talk is organized by Brian Goldstone, Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Lecturer in Anthropolgy.

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NorCal: World Affairs Council

Date:October 27, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:San Francisco, CA
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Tickets @ http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1363#.VEPqgZPF-NT (Students $7, or get 50% off with Promo Code: COLUMBIA to get tickets for $10) To mark a century of The New Republic, editor Franklin Foer will join us for a discussion on the pivotal issues of modern America. The discussion with be moderated by Columbia alum and current professor at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Bill Drummond. Highlighting seminal contributions to the magazine, FoerÂ’s Insurrections of the Mind is an exploration of such topics as AmericaÂ’s role in the world, the rise and fall of communism, the economy, terrorism, and technology, not to mention race, civil rights and the womenÂ’s movement. As political discussions increase in the lead up to the midterm elections, these issues remain just as important today as they were throughout the past century. Insurrections of the Mind, an anthology of the magazine's most seminal articles, celebrates a cultural, political and intellectual institution that has stood the test of time. Select contributors include Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Philip Roth, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, John Updike and Margaret Talbot. There will be a post program Happy Hour in the restaurant downstairs, E&O. Drinks will be happy hour prices just for those who attended the program. All attendees will receive a free copy of the book Mr. Foer will be speaking about, Insurrections of the Mind. Franklin Foer Bio: Franklin Foer is the editor of The New Republic. He edited the magazine's centennial anthology, Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America. Foer is the author of the international bestseller How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, which has been translated into 27 languages. He is also the editor of Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, which won a National Jewish Book Award. He is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a graduate of Columbia College, and a native Washingtonian.

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India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

Date:October 27, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Miller Theatre
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India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

A conversation presented by Columbia University. This event is free and open to the public. It is part of Columbia's World Writers' Festival: Writers of India, sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Europe (Paris) and la Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway at West 116th Street Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus Transit: 1 train to 116 Street/Columbia University

Monday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Featuring authors 

Pankaj Mishra, From The Ruins of Empire

Urvashi Butalia (in photo at right), Founder, Zubaan Books, India and author of The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India

Vikas Swarup, Slumdog Millionaire

Suketu Mehta, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

In Conversation with Vishakha Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University, Special Advisor for Asia to the Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and Professor of Professional Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs

Modern technology and the Internet have created an easily navigable and fluid global culture, where information is accessible, languages can be translated and deep customs transmitted to other countries via smartphones and other devices. Yet authors who write in languages other than English oftentimes find themselves as isolated from the mainstream as they ever were.

Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in India where some 700 languages are spoken and 86 different scripts are used.

Yet more than ever, Indian literature and its authors are playing an impactful role in the representation of India and its image around the world.

Don’t miss this fascinating conversation about the impact and agency of Indian literature in a global world featuring Vikas Swarup whose book Slumdog Millionaire (originally titled Q&A) has been translated into 42 languages and whose big screen adaptation grossed $375 million at the box office; Indian feminist publisher and author of The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, Urvashi Butalia; author of From The Ruins of Empire and public intellectual Pankaj Mishra, who the Economist says is the heir to Edward Said; and Suketu Mehta, whose Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

SPONSORS: The Columbia-Bibliotheque nationale de France World Writers’ Festival, an initiative of Columbia Global Centers | Europe (Paris) in partnership with the Columbia Global Centers | South Asia (Mumbai) and The New York Review of Books. To learn more, visit: www.globalcenters.columbia.edu

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Morgan Stanley Firmwide Info Session- 7:30

Date:October 27, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .


Firmwide Presentation

Target Audience: Sophomore, Junior
Suggested Attire: Business Formal

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The Life Sciences Summit

Date: From October 28, 2014 through October 29, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Park at Time Warner Center, 60 Columbus Circle, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10019.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Life Sciences Summit by sending email to lifesciencessummit@stonybrook.edu .
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About the Conference: The Life Sciences Summit is an early-stage investor and business development conference for emerging companies and academic innovators. The objective of the meeting is to connect emerging companies with early-stage investors, business development professionals, and medical research foundations with the goal of advancing new innovations into clinical development. Register here.

Venue: The Life Sciences Summit is held at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center, 60 Columbus Circle, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10019. 

About the Organizers: The Life Sciences Summit is organized by the Center for Biotechnology, a New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Medical Biotechnology and Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors, an organization specializing in the development of high-value added conferences that address strategic needs of the life sciences industry.  

PREVIEW OF 2014 PRESENTING COMPANIES:
Amorsa Therapeutics, Inc., Littleton, MA: This company has developed a ketamine-based formulation that will deliver steady and sustained-release ketamine, as an adjuvant therapy with opioids, in an effective and convenient once-a-day tablet.  
BioMarker Strategies, Rockville, MD: This tissue-based cancer diagnostics company is developing the SnapPath®, a live tumor cell testing platform to guide targeted drug delivery for individual cancer patients.
Biometheus, LLC, Winchester, MA: This firm’s placebo gene technology is a genetic test to predict placebo responders in clinical trials that has the potential to significantly reduce size, cost and duration of new drug development.
Privo Technologies, Cambridge, MA: A spin-out of the Langer Laboratory at MIT, this firm is developing a new class of targeted treatments using its nano-engineered platform. Its initial product candidate is a treatment for oral cancer.
Rgenix, New York, NY: This preclinical company has discovered novel metastasis therapeutic targets for several cancer sub-types and has generated first-in-class lead drug candidates. 
Zocere, Inc., Albuquerque, NM: This biotech company has licensed a patented technology for a derivative of the brain-specific STEP protein, tyrosine phosphatase, developed at the University of New Mexico to commercialize novel therapeutics for neurological diseases, including stroke.

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Application Deadline: 2015 CHASE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Date:October 28, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Apply online.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ramon Rodriguez by sending email to ramon.x2.rodriguez@chase.com .
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DISCOVER THE POWER OF YOUR POTENTIAL

Getting the right information and making the right connections can unlock the power of your potential. Join us and start building a great career. Creative highly motivated analytical thinkers are the kind of people who have the potential to have great careers with Chase. Is this you? Make the first step in your career count here at Chase. Our programs are designed to empower and challenge students like you to make an impact on our businesses and communities. Apply to our 2015 Chase Leadership Development Full Time and Internship Programs and 2015 Chase Launching Leaders Program by following the instructions below.

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2015 CHASE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Application Deadline: October 28th, 2014

How to apply: In order to be considered for an interview, in addition to applying through your school's website, you must also apply through the JPMorgan Chase firm wide application tracking system at www.chase.com/careers and type CLDPFT (for Full Time opportunities) or CLDPI (for Internship opportunities) under Keywords.

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Women with Solutions: Student Program

Date:October 28, 2014 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Molly Peak by sending email to molly.peak@allwomeninmedia.org .
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To help advance the presence of women in the STEM workforce in media, we have created a short program following the breakfast to inspire, engage and educate students around entering the STEM in media workforce. The program will start with a short panel educational session led by three women in the STEM fields in media, followed by a roundtable discussion set up in a “speed-dating” format. 

 

Panel Details:

Be inspired by incredible women who have achieved success in STEM during this unique panel discussion following our awards breakfast. Our distinguished panel includes women currently working in STEM-related careers, HR executives who hire for STEM-related positions and others who have created programs to attract women to STEM careers.  In addition to highlighting various STEM-related career opportunities available, panelists will share their own experiences, and provide ideas to build your STEM career in the digital, broadcast, cable, radio and print spaces.

Panelists:

Lucy Hughes, Senior Vice President, Research, CBS Radio
Maria Pousa, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, MediaOcean
Marcy Lefkovitz, Director, News Production, ABC News

Brenda Lacy-Davis, Vice President, Human Resources, FOX Companies (Moderator)

Roundtable Details:

During our STEM Roundtables, participants will gain insight, career advice and direct coaching from women media professionals working in the STEM field. Participants will have the opportunity to visit with at least three tables to discuss the following topics with our honorees and panel guests: 

Navigating the corporate culture as a woman in STEM
Utilizing mentors to help you advance your STEM career
Beginning a career in Media Technology
Launching a career as a Meteorologist
Starting a career in Media Research
And more!

 

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GS Planning Day: Tuesday, October 28

Date: Tuesday, October 28 from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm EDT
   
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway at 116th Street
New York City
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsaps@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Schedule of Events

Academic Planning Session (mandatory)
10-11:30 a.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall

Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall
Student-led Campus Tour
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Departs from 408 Lewisohn Hall
Financial Aid Workshop
2-2:45 p.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall

Important Registration Information

All newly admitted students must attend an Academic Planning Session before meeting with an advisor and registering for classes.

Before registering for a Planning Day session, you must formally accept the offer of admission by returning the tuition deposit and the Acceptance Reply Form. The form is also available in your acceptance packet.

 
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Annual Flu Fair for Staff/Faculty ONLY @ Studebaker

Date:October 28, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker Building (at 131st St and Broadway), Room 469
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Communications Department by sending email to health@columbia.edu .
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Columbia Health provides annual influenza vaccines, or “flu shots”, at a series of vaccination clinics, or “flu fairs” on campus. All events are open to faculty, staff, and students at the Morningside campus and Affiliated Schools (except Barnard).

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

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

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Return to the Unknown

Date:October 28, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .
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Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Polish poet and Columbia University Senior Lecturer Anna Frajlich-Zajac as she recounts her recent return to Kyrgyzstan, the country of her birth. 
 
In the summer of 2014, Anna Frajlich-Zajac for the first time returned to Kyrgyzstan, the country of her birth, at the invitation of former president Roza Otunbayeva. During the war, Frajlich's mother, separated from her mobilized husband, was evacuated from Lvov to Kyrgyzstan, where she gave birth to Anna near the city of Osh, on the “Roof of the World.” Frajlich will share the story of “her return to the unknown,” the curious chain of events of how it came about, and the incredible homecoming that was organized in her honor.

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CCNMTL rewirED Series @ CUMC: PRESENT the Information

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Date: October 28, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Medical Center Campus
Hammer Health Sciences Building
HSC 202A
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact CCNMTL by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

Welcome to CCNMTL's rewirED series; a place to discuss how Columbia faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can harness the power of technology to make learning environments as effective as possible.

This week we will discuss what it takes to design presentations that are sleek, engaging, and effective for your specified audience. We will explore a handful of presentation tools, from the traditional PowerPoint to the web-based Google Presentations. We will then discuss how your presentation can be delivered (in-person, stand-alone, recorded lecture, etc) and the different implications this will have on your presentation design. Lastly, we will discuss the various ways of delivering your presentation, from uploading it to Courseworks or embedding it into a website, to sharing your recorded lecture or having a multi-media asynchronous conversation around your presentation (with Voicethread).

An optional hands-on open lab will follow this discussion from 1-2 pm. Educational technologists will be on hand to guide you through the process of customizing your own blended learning environment; one that meets your needs, goals, and objectives.

We'll provide the technology, you bring your ideas, and together we'll continue the blended learning conversation.

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Fellowship and Scholarship Essay Writing

Date: Tuesday, October 28 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
   
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.
 

Students are invited to a workshop led by GS Assistant Dean, Glenn Novarr who will offer advice about applying for fellowships and scholarships. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to write a successful essay, what information to include (and omit) from the application, and the importance of determining one's career goals before applying. Registration required. This workshop is part of the ReEngagement & ReOrientation series.
 
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Applying to Ph.D. Programs Information Session

Date: Tuesday, October 28 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
   
Location: Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam and Morningside Drive)
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GSAS Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 
The GSAS Office of Student Affairs will hold an information session on applying to Ph.D. programs for all current M.A. students. Topics will include the timetable for applying, communication between you and the program to which you are applying, contents of the CV/resume and cover letter, and more. RSVP not required.
 

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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: David Brown (Duke)

Date:October 28, 2014 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 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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Title: Information Relaxation Bounds for Infinite Horizon Markov Decision Processes

Abstract: We consider infinite horizon stochastic dynamic programs with discounted costs and study how to use information relaxations to calculate lower bounds on the performance of an optimal policy. We develop a general framework that allows for reformulations of the underlying state transition function. These reformulations can simplify the information relaxation calculations, both in leading to finite horizon subproblems and by reducing the number of states in these subproblems. We study as important special cases both "weak formulations" in which states are independent of actions and "strong formulations" which retain the original dependence on actions. Our reformulations incorporate penalties for information in a direct way via control variate terms. We show that the approach improves on the lower bounds from Bellman feasible approximate value functions when the control variates are built from these approximations. We apply the approach to the problem of dynamic service allocation in a multiclass queue; such models are well-studied but challenging to solve. In our examples, we find the information relaxation lower bounds are relatively easy to calculate and are very close to the upper bounds obtained from simple heuristics. Finally, we discuss extensions of the approach to stochastic shortest path and average cost problems. (Joint work with Martin Haugh).

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SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS)

Date:October 28, 2014 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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Shane Keating

University of New South Wales


"The Oceanic Charney Problem: the role of surface buoyancy gradients on mesocale eddies and waves"

The effect of a surface buoyancy gradient --- or, equivalently, a surface shear --- on the formation, vertical structure, and transport properties of mesoscale eddies and waves is studied in an \"oceanic\" version of the classical Charney problem. The analysis is carried out in the context of a simple model flow that permits a systematic study of the competing effects of surface buoyancy, planetary vorticity, and baroclinic shear in terms of two nondimensional parameters that emerge naturally from the problem: the Charney-Green number relating the strength of the planetary potential vorticity gradient to the surface buoyancy gradient, and the Phillips supercriticality quantifying the stability of the mean shear profile.

It is shown that the presence of a surface buoyancy gradient implies faster Rossby wave propagation and subtly modifies the classical criteria for Charney and Phillips-type instability. This has important consequences for the ensuing nonlinear equilibrated flow, resulting in an energized submesoscale energy spectrum. In addition, the surface buoyancy gradient rapidly generates buoyancy variance close to the surface, strongly modifying the nature of the turbulent cascades and the vertical structure of the eddies. Idealized quasigeostrophic simulations show a transition from surface quasigeostrophic turbulence near the surface to classical geostrophic turbulence in the interior. Implications for submerged jet formation and subsurface flow estimation are discussed.

Host: Ryan Abernathey

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A Special Lecture with Dr Eliseo Perez-Stable: "A Framework for Health Care Disparities Research"

Date:October 28, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location:The Bard Hall Lounge
Bard Hall
50 Haven Avenue
1st Floor
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Clara Lapiner by sending email to cl2779@columbia.edu or by calling 212-304-5637.

The Office of the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and the Office of Academic Affairs Invite You to Join Us for a Special Lecture

"A Framework for Health Care Disparities Research" Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine Director, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations Director, Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Assistant Director for Health Care Disparities Helen Diller Family UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center UCSF School of Medicine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Bard Hall Lounge

Bard Hall

50 Haven Avenue, 1st Floor

New York, NY 10032

Reception to follow. Kindly RSVP: http://goo.gl/9Tl4T6

For more information or questions please contact: Office_Acad_Affairs@cumc.columbia.edu

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Earth Institute Practicum; NYC’s Urban Resiliency Plan

Date:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University Morningside Campus Union Theological Seminary, Room 207

Contact:
Nathan Rudder, nrudder@ei.columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Adjunct Senior Scientist for NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), Head of the Climate Impacts Group, Center for Climate Systems Research

The Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education MSSM Practicum present NYC’s Urban Resiliency Plan with Cynthia Rosenzweig, Adjunct Senior Scientist for NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), Head of the Climate Impacts Group, Center for Climate Systems Research .

The Center for Climate Systems Research is a unit of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and was established in 1994 for the purpose of enhancing the program of interdisciplinary Earth and Climate systems research both at Columbia and the NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies. NASA/GISS is a division of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD; GISS is located in NYC just off Columbia's main campus.

Cynthia will be discussing the work and research of the Center for Climate Systems Research followed by how this research can be applied to urban planning and city management focusing especially on Bloomberg’s Resiliency Plan for New York City. 

The Earth Institute Practicum is designed to be a broad survey of the applications of frontier research to the practice of sustainable development and environmental policy. 

The Practicum is a dynamic forum featuring a different lecture each week by the directors or lead researchers representing various units from across the Earth Institute. Each week the guest lecturer will present the applications of their research and discuss the policy implications.

To RSVP for this event please contact Nathan Rudder at nrudder@ei.columbia.edu.

For more information on Earth Institute education programs, please click EDUCATION.

For more information on the Earth Institute visit earth.columbia.edu.

Sponsors:
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Writing for Life: The Shadow of Imana: Travels in the Heart of Rwanda

Date:October 28, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
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As evidence emerged of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the outside world reeled in shock. What could have motivated these individual and collective acts of evil? In 1998, author Véronique Tadjo travelled to Rwanda to attempt to find out. The talk will be a reflection on the process of writing and the transforming experience that her journey entailed.

Véronique Tadjo is a poet and a novelist. Based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, she is Visiting Professor at Rutgers University in Fall 2014.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, Institute of African Studies and Institute for Comparative Literature and Society


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My Time is Getting Away From Me: How to Effectively Manage Your Time

Date: Tuesday, October 28 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
   
Location: 569 Lerner Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.
 
There is always so much to do and never enough time. At this workshop students will learn how to get organized and manage their time more effectively.
 

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Evercore Partners Info Session

Date:October 28, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

Representatives from Evercore will speak about the firm and investment banking summer analyst positions for 2015.

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