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CDM: D.C. Alumni Study Club Dinner

Date:From January 01, 2013 at 10:30 am EST through March 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Washington, D.C.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Please join alumni representatives Fred Liu '08 and Mitali Patel '08 at the D.C. Alumni Study Club Dinner featuring Dean, Christian Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent

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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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The Social Memory Vault: How the Brain Stores Knowledge of People

Date:From December 09, 2014 at 10:30 am through February 03, 2015 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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Application Deadline: Federal Reserve of Boston - 2015 Research Assistant Program

Date:January 31, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Apply online.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Federal Reserve of Boston by sending email to RARecruit@bos.frb.org .
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Federal Reserve of Boston -

2015 Research Assistant Program

The research assistant position requires a two-year commitment, although some research assistants choose to stay an additional year. After their time at the Boston Fed, many research assistants go on to attend prestigious graduate programs in economics, public policy, and other disciplines. We expect to have five to eight openings for positions that begin in midsummer 2015. Applications will be accepted from January 1 through January 31, 2015. Prospective applicants may visit our website, to find out more information and submit an application. Additional questions can be sent to RARecruit@bos.frb.org.

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DevFest 2015

Date:From January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm through February 07, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST
Location:Morningside Campus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact DevFest by sending email to devfest@adicu.com .
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DevFest is Columbia's week-long workshop series and hackathon. DevFest is about learning, community, and building amazing things with technology. DevFest is organized by ADI, at Columbia University.

Learn more and register here.

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India: Columbia Connects CAAI Chai & Chat

Date:January 31, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Location:Gurgaon, India
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 Columbia Alumni Association of India
cordially invites you
to participate in the
first of its kind
Columbia Connects: CAAI Chai and Chat
With
Vaishali Nigam Sinha Founder and CEO- iCharity and Director- ReNew Power Ventures Private Limited and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Class of 1994
&
Sumant Sinha Founder-Chairman & CEO, RenewPower Ventures Private Limited and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Class of 1992

About the event: CAAI is proud to organize "Columbia Connects : CAAI Chai and Chat" quarterly series which aims to connect distinguished local alumni with a group alumni that have an interest in the topic or industry identified by the community and the alumni club. The goal is to grow and expand the University network in India, increase channels of communication, collaboration, insights on specific industries, and possibly mentorships between the distinguished alumni speakers and other alumni.

Ms. & Mr. Sinha have graciously agreed to host participants at their residence for an interactive discussion about sustainable development, energy and economic growth.

Seats are limited to 20 on a first come first serve basis so kindly register no later than January 28, 2015 by sending an e-mail to Dhruv Suri '14CLS and Priyamwada Singh '06GSAPP at caai-delhi-rsvps@googlegroups.com with the name of your school and graduation year.

CAAI wishes you a Happy New Year

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Special Concert Series: Ici on Parle Francais

Date:February 01, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 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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Ici On Parle Francais (We Speak French Here): Foreigner composers "speaking" French, Frenchmen "speaking" Italian

A three-program, six-concert music series presented with the Four Nations Ensemble.

These concerts, programs of Baroque masterpieces, contextualize great music with the participation of professors from the Columbia University faculty as well as curators and historians from other walks who will take part in round table discussions on Sunday afternoons before the matinee performances. Monday evenings’ shorter events will include a pre-concert talk by Four Nations director Andrew Appel.

Attendance is limited and tickets are $50 per concert ($25 for students), or $125 for the three-concert series. For more program details and to purchase tickets, visit www.fournations.org

Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with pre-concert roundtable discussion
Mondays at 8 p.m. with pre-concert talk

Concert 1: The Germans
Sunday February 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, February 2 at 8 p.m.

Bach, Handel, Muffat, Telemann and JKF Fischer wrote masterpieces in the French style incorporating the dance and the sensuality, lush colors and high style rhetorical phrasing that set music from Paris apart from other repertoires.

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Power Half Hour: On-Campus Interviewing

Date:February 02, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location: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 Center For Career Education by sending email to cce@columbia.edu .
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The Center for Career Education’s (CCE) On-Campus Recruiting Program (OCR) brings employers to campus for the purpose of meeting, interviewing and recruiting students. On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is a critical component to the success of the On-Campus Recruiting program for both students and employers alike.

Based on recent employer and student feedback, we have updated our OCI policies and procedures. To ensure that everyone is made aware of these updates, all students must gain or re-gain OCI access*. Students who attend this event will be granted OCI access within two business days of the training.

In this training, we will provide students with an overview of The Center for Career Education services and the ways in which they can best prepare for their job search. We will also review how to search and apply for jobs and internships using LionSHARE, CCE’s online job database and recruiting system. Largely, we will speak about the On-Campus Recruiting Program, with a particular focus on on-campus interviews. Students will learn how to best prepare for on-campus interviews, become aware of both student and employer expectations throughout this process, and most importantly, learn how to utilize available resources while navigating the job search and interview process.

*Please keep in mind that if you had OCI access prior to 7/1/2013 and are currently enrolled at Columbia, your OCI access was turned off as new policies are now in place. You must complete the On-Campus Recruiting Program Overview training to re-gain access.

This workshop will be offered on:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Monday, February 16, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Tuesday, March 26, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm  

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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10 Steps to Success: Managing Your Data and Your Dissertation

Date:February 02, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Studio@Butler
208 Butler Library
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Kathryn Pope by sending email to kp2002@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2856.
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In this workshop hosted by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, we’ll discuss steps you can take to be a more effective and efficient researcher or scholar. Learn tips and tricks to help you be a better steward of your data, your dissertation, and your future projects.

No matter what your discipline or format is, careful data management will hep ensure your project’s success and you data’s value for future work. We will begin by discussing ways to keep your information and data safe, findable, and usable from your project’s inception, through its publication, and to its next instantiation. As you work on your dissertation, you have a range of choices to make in an increasingly complex scholarly communications environment. To help you sort through your options, we’ll review important fundamentals of copyright, publication agreements, open access, and Columbia’s dissertation submission process.

This workshop is for graduate students at Columbia and its affiliates.

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Improving Interviewing Skills for International Students

Date:February 02, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 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 three part workshop will significantly help International Students to better answer behavioral questions, improve confidence levels, reduce stress, and result in a better chance to get a job or internship 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 to participate.  However, all the students will be on the same level and it will be OK and safe to make mistakes.

If you register for the workshop, we are asking for a commitment to attend all three sessions, which will be held on three consecutive Mondays: February 2nd, February 9th, and February 16th from 3:00-4:00PM.

Attire: Informal
Registration: Required. Registration will be limited to 20 students.
Resume Required: Bring your resume and a job description of a position that you would be likely to apply to
Eligibility: Open to International Graduate Students enrolled in GSAS, SEAS, and SOA

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South Asia Institute: Tariq Thachil on "How Social Services Win Votes in India"

Date:February 02, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
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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A talk by Tariq Thachil (Yale)
"Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India"
 
Tariq Thachil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University, and a Research Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. His research focuses on political parties and political behavior, social movements, and ethnic politics. His forthcoming book examines how elite parties can use social services to win mass support, through a study of Hindu nationalism in India.  He earned a PhD at Cornell University, and his doctoral dissertation was awarded the 2010 Gabriel A. Almond Award for best dissertation in comparative politics by the American Political Science Association, and the 2010 Sardar Patel Prize for best dissertation on modern India in the humanities and social sciences.

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Unilever Information Session

Date:February 02, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
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 .

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. In the United States and Canada the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Ragu, Simple, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50 time-based targets.

Our Columbia University Information Session will give students the opportunity to learn more about our company culture, initiatives, as well as internship opportunities for summer 2015. We are looking for bright and talented students to join our Unilever Marketing & Customer Development, Information Technology Internship, Finance, and HR Internship programs this summer 2015.

Target Audience: Undergraduate students - Freshmen, Sophomore, Juniors - All Majors
Suggested Attire: Business Casual

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Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar: Steve Mullaney

Date:February 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location:Davis Auditorium, CEPSR Building
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .
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Title: Beyond the Model - When Models Meet the Real World

Abstract: The discussion will address practical issues involved with the trading and management of financial instruments.  In particular, it addresses: 1) the importance of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of models and the real-world risks that result, 2) the speed of information dissemination and its effect on pricing, 3) the challenges associated with managing financial instruments  in a world where black swan events will occur, and 4) the importance of incorporating macroeconomics into trade selection.

Bio: Steven Mullaney is the Head of Trading and Valuation at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. where he is responsible for the Estate's derivative trades.  He is also responsible for managing the bankruptcy claims filed by Lehman's largest and most complex counterparties.  

Prior to joining Lehman in 2009, Mr. Mullaney was a consultant to Fannie Mae where he served as a capital markets subject matter expert during the financial crisis.  

From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Mullaney was the Global Head of US Dollar Derivative Trading at RBS Greenwich Capital in New York.  

From 2002 to 2003, he was Global Head of US Dollar Derivative Trading at ABN Amro.  

He also served as the Global Head of US Dollar, Euro, and Sterling Derivative Trading at Mizuho Capital Markets in both London and New York from 1992 to 2002 a year after beginning his trading career at National Westminster Bank where he traded fixed income and commodity derivatives.  

Mr. Mullaney began his career in finance as a bank examiner with the Office of Thrift and Supervision during the Savings and Loan Crisis, where he managed the group responsible for examining complex trading and capital markets activities.

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Performance Art: The Testing Ground of Emotional Revitalization

Date:February 02, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
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 .

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk with artist Andrey Bartenev.

Andrey Bartenev is a contemporary Russian futurist artist whose works range from installations and sculptures to performance art. In his wild costumes and makeup, Bartenev embodies the artistic medium. Inspired by the mythology of art, the dreams of scientists and porno-anime, his various projects include an “eight-legged dog for high-speed transportation;" a performance titled “Black Caviar Road” featuring a line of Russian black caviar cans rolling by on car tires; a sound installation titled "Say: I love you," which uses a computer and two hundred speakers to project an echo of the words “I love you,” and more. Since 2014, he has been exhibiting BUBBLES OF HOPE, a performance art installation involving a procession of brightly clad artists frolicking through urban terrain. The piece was exhibited at the Dumbo Arts Festival in 2013 and appeared at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2014.

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Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program (CCASSIP) Panel and Information Session

Date:February 02, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University Center for Career Education
East Campus, Lower Level
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Preis by sending email to jlc2228@columbia.edu .
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Come for an evening to learn more about the Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program (CCASSIP). We will have a panel of alumni, employer and mentor past participants and former interns followed by program information and Q&A. The event is co-sponsored by the CC ’16 and ’17 classes.  This will be a great chance to meet alumni and learn about the important role they can play in your career search. The CCASSIP program offers internships to CC undergraduate students in a wide variety of industries.  Students also are paired with an alumni mentor and receive professional development support.  To learn more, visit our web site.

 
Casual Attire.
Light Appetizers will be served.
Registration suggested
in advance, but not required.
Resume Required? No
Eligibility:
The CCASSIP program is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled in Columbia College. 

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Info Session

Date:February 02, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
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 .

Info Session to learn more about our Technology Program Summer Internships

Target Audience: Juniors
Suggested Attire: Business Casual

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Special Concert Series: Ici on Parle Francais

Date:February 02, 2015 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 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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Ici On Parle Francais (We Speak French Here): Foreigner composers "speaking" French, Frenchmen "speaking" Italian

A three-program, six-concert music series presented with the Four Nations Ensemble.

These concerts, programs of Baroque masterpieces, contextualize great music with the participation of professors from the Columbia University faculty as well as curators and historians from other walks who will take part in round table discussions on Sunday afternoons before the matinee performances. Monday evenings’ shorter events will include a pre-concert talk by Four Nations director Andrew Appel.

Attendance is limited and tickets are $50 per concert ($25 for students), or $125 for the three-concert series. For more program details and to purchase tickets, visit www.fournations.org

Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with pre-concert roundtable discussion
Mondays at 8 p.m. with pre-concert talk

Concert 1: The Germans
Sunday February 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, February 2 at 8 p.m.

Bach, Handel, Muffat, Telemann and JKF Fischer wrote masterpieces in the French style incorporating the dance and the sensuality, lush colors and high style rhetorical phrasing that set music from Paris apart from other repertoires.

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Application Deadline: 2015-2016 GHC Fellowship

Date:February 03, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Apply here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Global Health Corps by sending email to Global_Health_Corps@mail.vresp.com .
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Global Health Corps is uniting young leaders across disciplines and backgrounds to work towards a common goal – health equity for all. Fellows focus on maternal and child health, healthcare access, HIV/AIDS, noncommunicable diseases and many other critical issues. We believe real progress in global health will only be achieved with the skills, time and passion of a diverse community of talented individuals. Join us!

High-impact roles are available in supply chain management, communications, operations, and more, in health-focused organizations in the U.S. and East and Southern Africa.
Here's a taste of some of the roles:

  • Supply Chain Analyst at Partners In Health, Rwanda
  • Advocacy Officer at Save the Children, Malawi
  • E-Health Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative, Uganda
  • Social Protection & Health Fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank, USA
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Planned Parenthood Association, Zambia
  • Logistics Officer at PSI, Burundi 
If you want to make real change towards health equity and meet the requirements below, apply for a yearlong, paid fellowship role today. To see the complete listing of fellowship roles, visit ghcorps.org/roles.

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Culture of Service

Date:February 03, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-110
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

Patient centered care focuses our attention on increased patient loyalty, maintaining current patients, growing practices and increased volume that leads to increased revenue. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of a service of culture and the impact of individual performance to reinforce it and awareness of our expectations for service.

Learning Objectives:

  • To clarify the meaning and importance of patient-centered care
  • To review patient satisfaction data and areas for improvement
  • To identify the key competencies needed to deliver WOW service
  • To discuss the core skills that support a culture of service
  • To practice using customer service skills that enhance patient-centered care

 

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Job Search in the Spring Semester for Graduate Students, Part I

Date:February 03, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Location: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 Vyju Manian by sending email to vvm8@columbia.edu .

Are you a Graduate Student looking for a job/internship soon? This workshop is for you!

Join us in the CCE Conference Room for a two part series.

Part I (2/3) will focus on the expanded use of specialized job websites, researching industries, networking with an emphasis on informational interviewing.

Part II (2/10) will focus on interviewing skills and negotiating job offers.

Students are encouraged to attend both workshops in the series, but they may attend just one.

Attire: Casual
Registration: Suggested in advance.
Eligibility: The workshop is open to all Graduate Students from GSAS, SOA, and SEAS

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Power Half Hour: Using LinkedIn For Your Job Or Internship Search

Date:February 03, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location: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 Leigh Sylvia by sending email to les2195@columbia.edu .
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

LinkedIn is a powerful tool when you're job hunting. With 95% of companies using LinkedIn to identify intern and full time candidates, it is essential that you know how to successfully navigate this social media platform. Come to this workshop and learn how to use LinkedIn to identify job and internship postings. We will also share useful tips on how to connect with recruiters, hiring managers, Columbia alumni and industry professionals through LinkedIn.

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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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Rezwan Haque (Harvard)

Date:February 03, 2015 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Location:Uris 333
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .
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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR

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Professionals in Residence: International Medical Corps

Date:February 03, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kohari by sending email to lk2574@columbia.edu .

Meet Margaret Aguirre, Head of Global Initiatives for International Medical Corps, in an informal lunch setting at CCE. You can learn about potential career tracks, ask about the recruitment process, and gain insider advice on how to enter or advance in the field.

Eligibility: This event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students served by the Center for Career Education (CC, SEAS, GS, SOA, and GSAS). Note: This event will be limited to 30 students.
Dress Code: Business Casual
Registration REQUIRED. All interested students must apply by filling out the registration form. You will be automatically placed on a waiting list and will be contacted as soon as you have been approved to attend.

Bio: Margaret Aguirre
Margaret Aguirre is Head of Global Initiatives for International Medical Corps, the California-based humanitarian organization that has delivered more than $2 billion in health care relief and training in conflict and disaster zones in 70 countries.

As a member of International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team she travels extensively to field programs around the world - including to Syria, Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, the Philippines, and South Sudan. She serves as the organization’s spokesperson, leads efforts to establish key partnerships with agencies and corporations, and oversees the celebrity ambassadors and First Responders programs.

Aguirre has been interviewed by most of the major media, including all of the broadcast networks, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, NPR, AP and Reuters. She is also a photographer, whose images depicting humanitarian crisis have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers worldwide.

Prior to joining International Medical Corps in 2005, Aguirre spent 17 years in print and broadcast journalism. From 2000 to 2004, she was an Executive Producer at CNN, overseeing show coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the 2000 presidential election.

Before joining CNN, she spent six years at Good Morning America, first as a writer and then Head Writer. She frequently traveled to cover breaking news events, including the Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine school massacre, and assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin – the last for which she was part of an Emmy-nominated team. She was twice nominated for a Writers Guild of America award.

A native of Utah, Aguirre received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University. She lives in Marina del Rey, California.

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Budget Process at Columbia

Date:February 03, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:FINANCE TRAINING CENTER - 160 Studebaker (Hands-On Training Room - basement level) - 622 West 132nd Street (between Broadway and 12th Ave. - Bring CU ID for building entry)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Finance Training by sending email to financetraining@columbia.edu .
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This hands-on training session will cover the basics of the Columbia budget process in the new ARC environment including how to enter direct activity, dealing with allocations and transfers, entering payroll information, batch uploads and other processes.

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Deans' Coffee Hour

Date: Tuesday, February 3 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm EST
   
Location: 403 Lewisohn 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.
 
Join GS Dean of Students Tom Harford and other members of the Dean of Students Office for coffee, treats, and conversation. The Postbac Premed and Undergraduate advisors will be in attendance to engage with students in a casual and social atmosphere.

Note: The Office of the Dean of Students will be open for limited business only. No advising appointments will be held at this time.

 

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Applied Mathematics Colloquium

Date:February 03, 2015 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
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Changho Kim, from Brown University, will present a talk at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium.

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MRSEC Seminar

Date:February 03, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location:750 CEPSR
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dario Vasquez by sending email to dv2324@columbia.edu .

INSPIRED BY NATURE: ROBUST EXCITONS IN SOFT SUPRA-MOLECULAR NANOTUBES.

Dörthe M. Eisele, Chemistry Department, City College of New York (CCNY) of City University of New York (CUNY)

Abstract
The most remarkable materials that demonstrate the ability to capture solar energy are natural photosynthetic systems such as found in rather primitive marine algae and bacteria. Their light-harvesting (LH) antennae are crucial components, as they absorb the light and direct the resulting excitation energy efficiently to a reaction center, which then converts these excitations (excitons) into charge-separated states. Nature's highly efficient light-harvesting antennae, like those found in Green Sulfur Bacteria [1], consist of supra-molecular building blocks that self-assemble into a hierarchy of close-packed structures.

In an effort to mimic the fundamental processes that govern nature’s efficient systems, it is important to elucidate the role of each level of hierarchy: from molecule, to supra-molecular building block, to close-packed building blocks. Here, I will discuss the impact of hierarchical structure. I will present a model system [1, 2, 3] that mirrors nature’s complexity: cylinders self-assembled from cyanine-dye molecules (as illustrated in the figure). I will show that even though close-packing may alter the cylinders’ soft mesoscopic structure, robust delocalized excitons are retained: internal order and strong excitation-transfer interactions—prerequisites for efficient energy transport—are both maintained.[4] These results suggest that the cylindrical geometry strongly favors robust excitons; it presents a rational design that is potentially key to Nature’s high efficiency, allowing construction of efficient light-harvesting devices even from soft supra-molecular materials.


Biography
Dr. Dörthe M. Eisele was born and educated in Germany and grew up in Berlin. She studied physics at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and finished an external Diploma Thesis (comparable with a US Master Thesis) from the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (German Institute of Standards), Germany, at the Berlin Electron Storage Ring Society for Synchrotron Radiation II (known as BESSY II), in collaboration with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), USA. In Dec. 2009 she received her doctoral degree, Dr. rer. nat. (PhD equivalent), in experimental physics from the Physics Department (group of Prof. Juergen P. Rabe) of the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, in close collaboration with Prof. David A. Vanden Bout from the Chemistry Department of University of Texas at Austin, USA. From March 2011 till August 2014, she was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Excitonics   of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she conducted her research projects in the groups of Prof. Moungi G. Bawendi and Prof. Keith A. Nelson. Throughout her career she initiated fruitful and long-term collaborations such as with research groups of Klaus Muellen (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany), Jasper Knoester (Physics Department, University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Daniela Nicastro (Biology Department, University of Brandeis, USA), Robert Silbey† (Chemistry Department, MIT, USA), Andrei Tokmakoff (Chemistry Department, University of Chicago, USA). In 2011, Dr. Eisele received the prestigious Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship award and became a member of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation. In September 2014, she joined The City College of New York (CCNY) of The City University of New York (CUNY) as an Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry.

References:
[1] Orf, G. S. & Blankenship, R. E. “Chlorosome antenna complexes from green photosynthetic bacteria.” Photosynth. Res.in press (2014).
[2] Eisele, D.M., Knoester, J., Kirstein, S., Rabe, J.P., and Vanden Bout, D.A.: “Uniform exciton fluorescence from individual molecular nanotubes immobilized on solid Substrates.”
Nature Nanotech. 4, (2009) 658-663. (Cover Article)
 [3] Eisele, D.M., Cone, C.W., Bloemsma, E.A., Vlaming, C.G.F. van der Kwaak, S.M., Silbey, R.J., Bawendi, M.G., Knoester, J., Rabe, J.P., and Vanden Bout, D.A.: “Utilizing Redox-Chemistry to Elucidate the Nature of Exciton Transitions in Supramolecular Dye Nanotubes.”
Nature Chem. 4, (2012) 655–662.
[4] Eisele, D.M., Arias, D.H., Fu, X., Bloemsma, Steiner, C.P., E., Jensen, R., Rebentrost, P., Eisele, H., Llyod, S., Tokmakoff, A., Knoester, J., Nicastro, D., Nelson, K.A., and Bawendi, M.G.:
“Robust Excitons in Soft Supramolecular Nanotubes.”
PNAS, 111 (2014) E3367-E3375.

Keywords: Supra-molecular Assembly, Self-assembled, Excitonic Nanoscale Systems, Exciton Theory,
Light-Harvesting Antennae Systems, Photosynthesis

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Subsidising Tibet: Fiscal Estimates and Socio-Economic Consequences

Date:February 03, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 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 .

A lecture with Andrew Fischer, Associate Professor of Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University. No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. 

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Indonesia: U.S. Alumni Networking Reception

Date:February 03, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location:Surabaya, Indonesia
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Join us for a U.S. alumni networking reception for all Indonesians who studied in the United States. The event is in Surabaya at the U.S. Consulate. Please register by clicking here. Questions? Email Dennis Widjaja at dennis.widjaja@gmail.com.

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Accenture Info Session

Date:February 03, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
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 .

Come learn more about what it's like to work in Consulting at Accenture!

Target Audience: Sophomore and Junior Engineering / Computer Science Majors
Suggested Attire: Casual 

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Sustainability Policy - Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

Date:February 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:New York, NY
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The Earth Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University present a book launch, Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. Authors Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, and Alison Miller will be discussing their new book, published by Jossey-Bass in January 2015.

Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption. The book describes the critical role the government plays in the transformation of our economy, and underscores the importance of public-private partnerships. The authors feature policies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels across all areas of environmental sustainability. Emphasizing politically-feasible policy tools, the book demonstrates current and potential applications and focuses on public sector actions that spur innovation and organizational change in the private sector and behavioral change at the individual level.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Reception to follow.

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The Social Memory Vault: How the Brain Stores Knowledge of People

Date:February 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:New York, NY
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Stripes Group Info Session

Date:February 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room
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Stripes Group, a boutique and entrepreneurial growth equity firm, is looking for summer analysts to join our investment team (currently 22 team members and 2 office dogs) in New York. We partner with exciting emerging companies and brands; some of our selected portfolio companies include Seamless-Grubhub, Blue Apron, Refinery29, Elance-oDesk, and Pond5, among others.  Join us at our info session to learn more about the role and speak to current and former analysts, associates, and VPs!

Target Audience: Juniors
Suggested Attire: Casual

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Book Launch: Sustainability Policy - Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

Date:
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Kellogg Center, Room 1501

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Moderator: Curtis Probst, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute; Speakers: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Alison Miller, Deputy Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University present a book launch, Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. Authors Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, and Alison Miller will be discussing their new book, published by Jossey-Bass in January 2015.   

Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption. The book describes the critical role the government plays in the transformation of our economy, and underscores the importance of public-private partnerships. The authors feature policies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels across all areas of environmental sustainability. Emphasizing politically-feasible policy tools, the book demonstrates current and potential applications and focuses on public sector actions that spur innovation and organizational change in the private sector and behavioral change at the individual level.

Panel event 6:00-7:00 PM.  Reception to follow.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Open to the public.  RSVP required.  Photo ID required.

For more information about The Earth Institute, click earth.columbia.edu.  

Book link: www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118916379.html


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Data in the Museum

Date:February 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard College
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
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Barnard’s Empirical Reasoning Lab works to support the transformation of women into effective data users to increase their numbers in STEM fields, where they are consistently underrepresented, and to increase their effective use of data across all fields, including public policy, health, journalism, and education.

In rethinking how museums engage with their communities, Sebastian Chan's work in Australia and North America has focused on implementing digital interfaces and technology-driven experiences both in galleries and online. He has developed interfaces that allow scholars and amateurs to explore and play with collections beyond the museum itself; he has been experimenting with methods for preserving source code and data so that future researchers can look at that information through the lens of the limits in technology of the day; and he has led Cooper Hewitt's digital redesign of its user experience and the digitising of all of its collections.

In this talk, Sebastian Chan discusses his insights, experiences, and the challenges faced during his efforts to combine emerging technologies, data, and the world of museums. Sebastian Chan is the director of digital and emerging media at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Previously he was at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and has worked extensively as a museum consultant. He blogs at freshandnew.org.

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Book Launch: Sustainability Policy - Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

Date:February 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Room 1501, Kellogg Center
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Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption.

The book describes the critical role the government plays in the transformation of our economy, and underscores the importance of public-private partnerships. The authors feature policies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels across all areas of environmental sustainability. Emphasizing politically-feasible policy tools, the book demonstrates current and potential applications and focuses on public sector actions that spur innovation and organizational change in the private sector and behavioral change at the individual level.

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Washington, DC: Gateway to Freedom by Eric Foner

Date:February 03, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Washington, DC
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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad By Eric Foner, professor of history at Columbia University Eric Foner builds on fresh evidence, including a secret, detailed record of slave escapes, to tell the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. Ed Ayers, President of the University of Richmond, moderates a panel including Eric Foner, professor of history at Columbia University and author of Gateway to Freedom; Edna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University; and Adam Rothman, associate professor of history at Georgetown University. Cost: Free (RSVP recommended) More info here: http://dc.alumni.columbia.edu/foner

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The Embodied Cognition Workshop: Dance and Physics

Date:February 03, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Austin Quigley Black Box Theater
Lerner Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Heyman Center for the Humanities by sending email to heymancenter@columbia.org .
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The intersection between kinesthetic imagination and scientific ideas are explored in this presentation by Yale University professors Emily Coates (Dance) and Sarah Demers (Physics). The presentation will include several outcomes of their collaborative venture, including excerpts of “Incarnations: Sketches for a Longer Work,” which Coates is currently developing for Danspace Project’s Platform 2015, and a screening of their co-created short science-art film, “Three Views of the Higgs and Dance.”

Michael Tuts, Professor of Physics at Columbia University, and Carrie Noland, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine and author of Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures/Producing Culture, will offer remarks in response to the presentation, followed by a conversation among the participants.

Guests without CU or Barnard ID must register for the event. RSVP does not guarantee a seat. Please arrive early as seating is first come, first served.

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Public welcome if pre-registered

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Improvisation and the Moving Image: Artist on Film

Date:February 03, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia University by sending email to events-reply@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9275.

A film discussion with Krin Gabbard and Diedra Harris-Kelley.

When he created his Black Odyssey, Romare Bearden was improvising at the same time that he was carefully constructing works of art he knew would last. We hope to begin a conversation in which Bearden’s achievement is placed in a variety of contexts.  First, to investigate the myths of painterly creation, we will look at clips from films that have attempted to represent the work of the artist.  Regardless of how much credence we wish to give to these cinematic representations, we will consider scenes from An Unmarried Woman (1978), New York Stories (1989), Pollock (2000), Basquiat (1996), and The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza [2013]), as well as the documentary, Bearden Plays Bearden (2000). In order to explore the Bearden/jazz connection, we will be especially sensitive to the music that filmmakers have associated with the work of painters. Ultimately, we will explore the improvisational action of artists at work in film, both documentary and fictional.

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Capco Info Session

Date:February 03, 2015 from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location:The Diana, Room 504, Barnard College
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Brosnan by sending email to jessica.brosnan@capco.com .

We will be discussing the ins and outs of Capco, our Associate Talent Program, and it's recruitment process. Plus, we always feature a few Associates who provide real stories, experiences, and looks into a day in the life as an Associate. At our info session/presentation, we provide opportunities to hear exclusive tips on successfully interviewing with us, to network with varying levels of Capco employees, and to ask any question that may come up when learning all about Capco what the ATP has to offer for grads in 2015!

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Managing Patient Centered Care

Date:February 04, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-107
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

This course is designed to reinforce the skills and provide the tools managers need to support the behavior that drive a Culture of Service.

Learning Objectives:

  • To introduce the People Management Track in The Learning Academy
  • To define the ownership role for Managers  
  • To develop awareness of where your department is currently regarding patient satisfaction results, where you are expected to be, and how to get there  
  • To learn how to manage staff members to attain and reinforce a Culture of Service  
  • To introduce tools and checklists to reinforce role modeling and communication

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P-Card Training

Date:February 04, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am EST
Location:FINANCE TRAINING CENTER - 367 Studebaker (3rd Floor Training Room) - 622 West 132nd Street (between Broadway and 12th Ave. - Bring CU ID for building entry)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact P-Card Team by sending email to pcard@columbia.edu .
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Only individuals who have completed the application process, registered for training and who have a designated approver already trained in the program will be allowed to attend a training session. 

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MSS Training

Date:February 04, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am EST
Location:Columbia University
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622 West 132nd Street
Studebaker 160
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Denise Luciano by sending email to dl2532@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-0664.

At the end of this session you will be able to: - Access and navigate MSS - View and update employee information - Generate PAFs

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Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

Date:February 04, 2015 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
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High Mobility Charge Carriers in Two-dimensional Semimetal [Pb2BiS3][AuTe2]
and Huge Critical Current Density in Iron-based Superconductor SmFeAsO0.8F0.15

Lei Fang

Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL

 

   Studying two-dimensional (2D) materials is a mainstream in material science due to the unique properties, emerging physics, and great impacts on next-generation microelectronic devices. Currently, materials discovery is a compelling mission in 2D materials research. Inspired by the discovery of quantum spin Hall insulator state in HgTe quantum wells, our research focuses on novel electronic states in heterostructure-like materials with strong spin-orbit coupling. In this talk, I will first introduce our recent research on layered material [Pb2BiS3][AuTe2] which is composed of insulating layer [Pb2BiS3] and conductive sheet [AuTe2]. This naturally formed heterostructure exhibits a multiband electronic structure featuring high hole mobility of 1360 cm2/Vs. The insulating layer [Pb2BiS3] and the weak interlayer coupling lead to an extremely large anisotropy Г≈104, comparable to that of benchmark 2D materials graphite and Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8. The weak interlayer coupling also endows this material with a highly cleavable property and enables nano crystals with a thickness smaller than 10 nm via exfoliation. More strikingly, this material exhibits linear band dispersions which coincide with the half branch Dirac cone of graphene. Ultrahigh Fermi velocities 106 m/s and light effective mass 0.046 me of carriers were found.  Our results provide a novel candidate for a monolayer platform to investigate emerging electronic properties at the atomic sale [1].

   The second part of my talk focuses on the newly discovered iron-based superconductors. Due to the relatively high superconducting transition temperature (TC) and critical current density (JC), iron-based superconductors have prompted great enthusiasm for electricity distribution and high superconducting magnet applications. SmFeAsO1-xFx is of particular interest as it has the highest TC (57 K) among these materials. However, the knowledge of application potential of SmFeAsO1-xFx remains limited because of the lack of sizeable single crystals for study. To meet this challenge, we fabricated micro Hall magnetometer array and micro calorimeter to characterize micrometer-sized SmFeAsO0.8F0.15 crystals which incorporate columnar nano defects via particle irradiation. A record high JC of 2x107 A/cm2 was observed at 5 K and self-fields. We also observed a notable reduction of the thermodynamic anisotropy, from 8 to 4 upon irradiation. The huge JC, low anisotropy and high TC of SmFeAsO0.8F0.15 strongly suggest that this material may be the best iron-based superconductor for application [2].

   At the end of my talk, I will briefly discuss my future directions on 2D electronic materials with highlights on synergistic research between design, theoretical calculations, synthesis and advanced characterizations. Particularly, I will introduce my 2D materials database which contains more than 1000 novel inorganic systems. This database can be used for structure mining to pursue powerful electronic and energy materials.

 

References

[1] L. Fang, et. al. to appear in JACS.

[2] L. Fang, et al. Nat. Commun. doi: 10.1038/ncomms 3655 (2013).



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S.T.E.M. Educational Outreach Opportunities – Workshop and Info Session

Date:February 04, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Location:Medical Campus, Russ Berrie Building, Room 1 (entrance floor across from Security Guard Desk)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rory Flinn by sending email to rf2531@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4073.

S.T.E.M. Educational Outreach Opportunities – Workshop and Info Session

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) educational outreach entails working with traditionally under-served children and young adults to increase their knowledge in S.T.E.M. areas and awareness of S.T.E.M. careers. Participation in outreach programs can be an immensely rewarding experience with great benefits for all involved.  For postdocs, educational outreach builds teaching and mentoring skills and demonstrates one’s interest in education and in broadening participation in S.T.E.M fields.  

This 90 minute workshop and info session will be co-led by Kelley Remole, the Director of Neuroscience Outreach at Columbia University, Emily Ford, the Director of Outreach at Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Columbia University, and Rory Flinn the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The session will cover what S.T.E.M. outreach entails, why it is so critical, ways for postdocs to get involved, and the benefits of participating in outreach programs. Additionally there will be a discussion about teaching careers and ways that participation in outreach programs can help one bolster their teaching and mentoring interests and experiences.

 

Date: February 4th

Time: 12:00-1:30 PM

Location: Medical Campus, Russ Berrie Building (168th St and Saint Nicholas Ave), Room 1 (entrance floor across from Security Guard Desk) 

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Let's Go...Exploring the Tools to Travel the World

Date:February 04, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Library Burden Room 206
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Work/Life by sending email to worklife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8019.
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Planning a getaway for spring break?  Trying to figure out when to visit family this summer? Learn a number of tips, tools, and strategies for maximizing your travel opportunities.  Time will be spent on how to find deals, earn and spend frequent traveler points/miles, and how to reduce/remove barriers to seeing the world in an affordable manner. 

Presenter: Dr. Michael McNeil, Columbia Health, visitor to all 50 states and more than 40 countries on all 7 continents, combines his past experience of working at the world's busiest airport and a large hotel with his up to date knowledge of the travel industry.


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Power Half Hour: Resumes & Cover Letters

Date:February 04, 2015 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 Lindsay Granger by sending email to ljm2167@columbia.edu .
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

Friday, February 13, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

By attending a 30-minute Power Half Hour workshop on Resume & Cover Letter writing, you will be able to confidently format, revise, and improve the documents and the way you present yourself on paper. Before you attend the workshop, please visit our website, which will give you a great overview of the topic.

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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Leadership Series: Giving and Taking Constructive Feedback

Date: Wednesday, February 4 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
   
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.
 
In this interactive workshop, students will learn strategies for giving feedback and questions to ask when receiving feedback.
 

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PAC Learning Lab

Date:February 04, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
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622 West 132nd Street
Studebaker 160
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Denise Luciano by sending email to dl2532@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-0664.

What is a PAC Learning Lab? This is an opportunity to ask questions and practice actions within the People @ Columbia (PAC) system at your own pace using the hands on training environment in the computer classroom at 160 Studebaker. What a PAC Learning Lab is not. This is not a complete training session for those who have not attended a prior Manager Self Service (MSS) or Template Based Hire (TBH) training session or have not completed the online Labor Accounting courses. This is an opportunity to refresh your skills, ask questions and practice activities specific to your needs. Covered topics: • Access and navigate PAC • Practice Manager Self Service actions including eTerm • Create and format MSS reports • Practice Template Based Hire entries • Navigate the websites to find information • Review Labor Accounting functionality

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Chinese Dreams and Chinese Nightmares, 1989 to 2014

Date:February 04, 2015 from 2:10 pm to 4:00 pm EST
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 .

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Department of History, University of California Irvine. This talk is part of the Harriman Institute Core Project 2014-2015: “Learning from Transition: From the Local to the Global.”

How has the Chinese Communist Party stayed in power so long after similar organizations fell in Eastern and Central Europe?  Are the strategies that it has been using to deal with protest since 1989 still effective?  What makes Xi Jinping similar to and different from his immediate predecessors?  These are the sorts of questions the speaker will address, focusing in part on the different sorts of dreams that inspire hope and nightmares that cause anxiety among various groups within the People's Republic of China, from officials in Beijing, to students in Hong Kong, from migrant workers in Dongguan to Uyghurs in Urumqi.

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