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Columbia Engineering at 150

Date:From May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am through September 05, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Chang Octagon Room - Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Butler Library, 6th Floor, East
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Allison Morrow by sending email to amm2394@apps.cul.columbia.edu .
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See a Columbia University Libraries exhibit showcasing the past 150 years of Columbia Engineering history.

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Research Compliance Foundations 8-week Course (Morningside)

Date:From July 01, 2014 at 12:00 pm through August 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Hamilton
1130 Amsterdam Avenue
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Davlyn La by sending email to dl2825@columbia.edu .

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

 Class Dates Class Location
 Tuesday, July 1516 Hamilton 
 Tuesday, July 8 516 Hamilton
 Tuesday, July 15 516 Hamilton
 Tuesday, July 22 516 Hamilton
 Tuesday, July 29 516 Hamilton
 Tuesday, August 5 516 Hamilton
 Tuesday, August 12 516 Hamilton
 Tuesday, August 19516 Hamilton 

 

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Turkey: Voyage to the Lands of Gods & Heroes: A Family Learning Adventure in the Ancient Mediterranean

Date:From July 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm through July 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT
Location:TBD
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) on a voyage of discovery in the Mediterranean from July 13 – 24, 2014. History will come alive for the whole family in Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey—lands where ancient cities, idyllic islands, myth, and history are intertwined. Our itinerary is designed to enlighten the senses and ignite the imagination of your children or grandchildren, awakening their minds to the wonders of Classical antiquity and the legacy of great empires and ancient civilizations. Experience some of the seminal sites of the Classical world in Athens, Olympia, Ephesus, and Rhodes, as well as the great cities of Venice and Dubrovnik.

For more information, please visit http://alumni.columbia.edu/research-learn/study-trips/voyage-lands-gods-heroes-family-learning-adventure-ancient-mediterranean

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The Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning

Date:July 22, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus
Butler Library, room 522/523
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Clara Lapiner by sending email to cl2779@columbia.edu or by calling 212-304-5637.
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Exploring Teaching and Learning Strategies in Health Sciences Education

The 7th Annual Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning is a day-long workshop devoted to exploring effective teaching and learning strategies in health sciences education. This event is designed for junior faculty or senior faculty who recently taken on a new teaching role. Encourage your new teaching faculty to apply for free admission to the Summer Institute by submitting the online application. 

This year's Summer Institute will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 8:00am to 5:00pm in 522/523 Butler Library on the Columbia Morningside Campus. If you have questions about the event, please contact us at cumc-sitl@columbia.edu.

 

 

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Morningside Faculty and Staff Orientation: Welcome Program

Date:July 22, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Manhattanville
622 West 132nd Street
Studebaker 469
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Sasha Goluskin by sending email to sng2125@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2816.
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Welcome to Columbia University! During Orientation you will receive information to help you more effectively navigate Columbia University as a new member of our community.

 

Orientation includes representatives from Central HR, Work/Life Office, Environmental Stewardship, Environmental Health & Safety, Research and Public Safety. The session concludes with a representative from Benefits where you will learn about all of your Benefits options and have the opportunity to discuss your benefit questions to a member of the HR Benefits team.

 

Please note, we start the program promptly at 9am with an engaging group activity so please arrive on time. You can anticipate Orientation can last up to 1 pm so please plan accordingly.

 

Continental breakfast will be served. 

 

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Interviewing and Hiring

Date:July 22, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-109A
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

This course will equip managers with the knowledge and skills needed for effective interviewing and hiring. Participants will explore the concept of “hiring for fit” and the long-term effects of hiring decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn the skills for effective interviewing and hiring
  • To understand the concept of “hiring for fit” and the long term effects of the hiring process

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GS Planning Day: Tuesday, July 22

Date: Tuesday, July 22 from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm EDT
   
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus
   
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.
 

Note: You may not register for an Academic Planning Session if you have not received an offer of admission from the School of General Studies. 

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.
GS Lounge, Third Floor, Lewisohn Hall
Student-led Campus Tour
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Departs from GS Lounge, Third Floor, 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 (also included in your Acceptance Packet). In order to assign you an academic advisor who will register you for courses, these items must be received two weeks prior to attending an Academic Planning Session.

 
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Music at St. Paul's

Date:July 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
St. Paul's Chapel
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of the University Chaplain by sending email to dd2675@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0480.
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Christopher Johnson,
Director of Music and Organist,
The Riverside Church

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Lunch & Learn

Date:July 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker - CR 531
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

Please join us for our monthly Lunch & Learn!

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Thesis Defense in Chemistry - Timothy Berkelbach

Date:July 22, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus
Room 209 Havemeyer
3000 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

Thesis Defense in Chemistry

"Microscopic theories of excitons and their dynamics"

Presented by Timothy Berkelbach (Reichman Group)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:30pm

Room 209 Havemeyer

Bound electron-hole pairs known as "excitons" are ubiquitous in biological, organic, and inorganic semiconductors.  A theoretical understanding of excitons and their dynamics is crucial for the interpretation of linear and non-linear (time-resolved) spectroscopies, and for the rational design of new material technologies such as photovoltaics.  In this talk I will discuss my work towards developing microscopically-defined theories of excitons in (1) organic materials, with an emphasis on the dynamics of the photophysical phenomenon known as singlet fission, and (2) monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides, with an emphasis on the binding energies and selection rules at play in linear spectroscopy.

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Press Ganey Reporting

Date:July 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-203
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 intended for managers and will provide an overview of patient satisfaction reporting, including a tutorial on generating reports through Press Ganey Online.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the patient satisfaction survey tool and scoring methodology
  • Educate Managers and Administrators about the patient satisfaction data and comment reports available in PGO
  • Ensure that Managers and Administrators have access to the Press Ganey Online database  
  • Practice creating and saving customized report queries 

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Melbourne: AIDS 2014 Afternoon Tea Seminar

Date:July 22, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 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 City of Melbourne, Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association (MBSCA) and the US Consulate Melbourne will host an afternoon tea seminar during the 2014 International AIDS Conference to showcase international speakers that promote the relationship between Australia and USA through the life sciences industry. AIDS 2014 will bring together the world's most eminent HIV clinicians, researchers, policymakers, activists, and representatives of affected communities to Melbourne. This seminar will feature a series of special presentations and afternoon tea, with introductions from His Excellency Mr. John Berry, Ambassador of the United States of America to Australia, and Mr. Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne. To RSVP contact Katharine Knowles, City of Melbourne: katharine.knowles@melbourne.vic.gov.au. Please RSVP by Friday 18 July. Also, if you are interested in attending, please also email Tony Bracy at bracy@iprimus.com.au.

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Research Data Management Planning Workshop

Date:July 22, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:203 Butler Library, Columbia Morningside Campus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Amy Nurnberger by sending email to anurnberger@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2827.
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Data management issues are basic to your research endeavor, regardless of discipline, format, or project. A data management plan (DMP) is not just required by the NSF, it can help you to successfully manage your data from your project’s inception, through its publication, and to its next instantiation, paving your way to success in meeting funder requirements, enabling future data sharing, and making you a more effective and efficient researcher or scholar. Come join us in 203 Butler Library to start writing the DMP for your next NSF grant submission!

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Monthly IRB Investigator Meeting: Clinical Trials Office Resources/IRB Update

Date:July 22, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Hammer 312
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Lally by sending email to rcl2118@columbia.edu or by calling 342-0948.
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Special Chemistry Seminar - Jake Janey

Date:July 22, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus
Room 209 Havemeyer
3000 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

“Navigating Reaction Space and Time via Automated, Parallel Reaction Discovery and Optimization”

Presented by Dr. Jake Janey, Senior Principal Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick NJ

Hosted by Tristan Lambert

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 4:00pm
Room 209 Havemeyer

Abstract  The design, development, and implementation of a robust and scalable pharmaceutical manufacturing process is predicated on our ability to understand and predict reaction performance. At Bristol Myers-Squibb, a key enabling technology is the use of automated, parallel experimentation to discover and develop robust reaction conditions, and the implementation of multivariate analysis to both define the operating space and build predictive models.  Through some select examples, this presentation will highlight key aspects of our reaction array design process as well as the associated challenges and opportunities in the iterative generation of automation derived data sets and their subsequent analysis.

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Fulbright IIE Information Session

Date: Tuesday, July 22 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
   
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
302 Philosophy Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GSAS Office of Financial Aid by sending email to gsas-finaid@columbia.edu .
 

All graduate students interested in learning more about preparing a successful application for the Fulbright IIE are welcome to attend one or more of the Tuesday afternoon Fulbright information sessions hosted by GSAS.

Join us in 302 Philosophy Hall and bring your questions. The internal Fulbright IIE deadline to submit your online application is September 8, 2014. At-large applicants, who have an October deadline for applying directly to Fulbright, are welcome to attend as well.

You may attend only part of the information session. Please review the Fulbright IIE website for more information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

 

GSAS Summer Research Program Research Symposium

Date: Wednesday, July 23 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
   
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Low Library, Room 207
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GSAS Office of Academic Diversity by sending email to gsas-diversity@columbia.edu .
 
Participants in the GSAS Summer Research Program conduct graduate-level research under the supervision of Columbia and Barnard faculty and graduate student mentors from the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

Join us at the Research Symposium to hear presentations from these talented young scholars.

Please RSVP to gsas-diversity@columbia.edu.
 

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P-Card Training

Date:July 23, 2014 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
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 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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Ergonomic Workshop

Date:July 23, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker Building, 615 West 131 Street, 3rd Floor, Room 367
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact EH&S by sending email to occusafety@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-6780.
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Environmental Health & Safety offers regularly scheduled ergonomic workshops designed to offer tips and techniques for avoiding Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) and receiving advise on making your workplace more ergonomically fit.  Employees are encouraged to register for the workshop below.  If you have any questions, please contact us at erg-ehrs@columbia.edu.

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SIPA MIA & MPA Virtual Information Session

Date:July 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Virtual Information Session hosted through Adobe Connect. Registrants will receive a URL to participate in the session.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact SIPA Admissions by sending email to sipa_admission@columbia.edu or by calling +12128546216.
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Join the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) for a Virtual Information Session focused on the two year full time Master of Public Administration and Master of International Affairs. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

This is an online information session. You will be emailed a URL to join the session upon registration.

To attend, you will need access to a computer with headphones/speakers, an internet connection, and Adobe Flash Player to participate.

Before the meeting:

1. Test your computer http://www.adobe.com/go/meeting_test

2. Download Adobe Flash http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 23, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker CR 502
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

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Emotional Intelligence & Teamwork

Date:July 23, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - 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.

This course is part of the Customer Service Track and will increase your understanding of how Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills can enhance teamwork and patient-centered care. Through interactive exercises, participants will learn how to use EI skills to increase their effectiveness with colleagues and patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review Emotional Intelligence skills and how they can be used to enhance patient-centered care.
  • To define the different types of empathy and how they can be expressed.
  • To identify barriers that block empathy and strategies to overcome them.
  • To assess your own level of empathy and willingness to help others.
  • To explore the connection between Emotional Intelligence skills and team performance by engaging in group activities.

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 23, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Location: Studebaker - Conference Room 531
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

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Colorado: Boulder Happy Hour

Date:July 23, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Boulder, CO
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join the Columbia Alumni Association of Colorado for an alumni happy hour in Boulder. We will be meeting at Backcountry Pizza & Tap House for good food and friends.

Cash bar.

RSVP to Caroline Shanor '06CC at cshanor@shanorcollins.com.

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Colorado: Boulder Happy Hour

Date:July 23, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Boulder, CO
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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Join the Columbia Alumni Association of Colorado for an alumni happy hour in Boulder. We will be meeting at Backcountry Pizza & Tap House for good food and friends.

Cash bar.

RSVP to Caroline Shanor '06CC at cshanor@shanorcollins.com

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CDM Philadelphia Alumni Study Club Spring Meeting

Date:July 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Philadelphia, PA
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Ethiopia: Alumni Dinner at Juventus Club

Date:July 23, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Our next alumni dinner is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 23, at 7 pm at Juventis Sports Club, just behind Meskel Square. We hope you can join us in order to catch up, hear from a current Columbia student (see below), and discuss upcoming events. Natan Kibret, who is a rising sophomore at Columbia, will join us for dinner in order to speak about the Ethio-Eritrean Students Association. Please contact Abigail Greenleaf, abgreenleaf@gmail.com, with questions or to RSVP.

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July Alumni Networking Breakfast

Date:July 24, 2014 from 8:15 am to 10:00 am 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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Networking is one of the best ways to reconnect with your fellow alumni and make inroads for that next career step! Join the monthly breakfast series to meet alumni, and career professionals to learn about ways to connect.

Be prepared to share highlights about yourself as well!

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 24, 2014 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am EDT
Location:Computer Center - Conference Room 115
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 24, 2014 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am EDT
Location:Computer Center - Conference Room 115
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

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Priority, Time & Stress Management

Date:July 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-204
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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Thesis Defense in Chemistry - Jeffrey Bandar

Date:July 24, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus
Room 209 Havemeyer
3000 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

Thesis Defense in Chemistry

"The Design of Reactions, Catalysts and Materials with Aromatic Ions"

Presented by Jeffrey Bandar (Lambert Group)

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:30pm
Room 209 Havemeyer
 
Abstract: In this seminar, I will discuss the use of aromatic ions, especially aminocyclopropenium ions, as empowering design elements in the development of new chemical reactions, organic catalysts and polymeric materials. The aminocyclopropenium ion provides an attractive platform for these applications due to its (a) high stability; (b) scalable preparation; (c) electronic and structural tunability; and (d) aromaticity-enhanced reactivity. A particular focus will be placed on understanding the intricate relationship between the structure of aminocyclopropenium derivatives and their performance in these novel contexts. Additionally, the benefits that aromatic ions provide in these contexts are highlighted.
 

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Moments in Materials - Spencer Brucks

Date:July 24, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Room 703, NW Corner Building

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

Please join us for the Moments in Materials (MiMs) summer seminar series.

Speaker: Spencer Brucks
When: Thursday 07/24 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: NWC, 7th floor meeting room, RM 703

Antimicrobial Polymers

Abstract: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose one of the greatest threats to global public health. In the United States alone, two million patients annually suffer from hospital-acquired infections. Globally, 1/4 of all deaths are caused by microbial infection, many of which were previously treatable with antibiotics such as penicillin. There is thus a worldwide need for new prevention and control strategies. Antimicrobial polymers represent a paradigm shift in bacterial treatment and a promising solution to this global crisis. I will discuss the mechanism by which antimicrobial polymers are thought to selectively target bacteria, and the structure-function relationships that endow these materials with bactericidal activity. I will conclude with recent applications across several industries.


Selected references:
(1) Kenawy, E.-R., Worley, S. D., Broughton, R., Biomacromolecules 2007, 8,  1359-1384
(2) Muñoz-Bonilla, A., Fernández-García, M., Prog. Polym. Sci. 2012, 37, 281-339

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

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Writing About Global Science for the International Media: Editor's Night

Date:
Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Lewisohn Hall, Room 606

Contact:
Claudia Dreifus, cd2106@columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speakers: Curtis Brainard, blogs editor, Scientific American; Thomas Kelleher, executive editor, Basic Books/Perseus Books

The Master’s in Sustainability Management program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University presents a summer edition of “Editor’s Night” in the course “Writing About Global Science for the International Media."

SPACE IS LIMITED AND RSVP IS REQUIRED TO: Professor Claudia Dreifus

Guests will be Curtis Brainard, the blogs editor for Scientific American.   Brainard, has a master’s in environmental science and journalism from Columbia and oversees some forty different blogsites for SciAm.  Before joining the magazine, he covered science, the environment and medicine for the Columbia Journalism Review. He’ll speak about how blogging has transformed science journalism and about the new possibilities for scientists to tell their stories on the web.  Bring your questions.

Thomas Kelleher, the executive editor of  Basic Books/Perseus Books.  Mr. Kelleher acquires and publishes the science and mathematics books for Basic Books.  He'll speak about what he looks for in a science based non-fiction title.

Sponsors:
Earth Institute

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Washington, DC: New Student Send-Off

Date:July 24, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:Washington, DC
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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This summer, join Columbia alumni and other new students for an informal regional reception to welcome you to Columbia University in the City of New York! Meet alumni, connect with your new classmates, and get excited about moving to Morningside Heights in August. Family members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Nairi Checkosky Balian at nairibalian@aol.com or 301-440-7063.

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Washington, DC: New Student Send-Off

Date:July 24, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:Washington, DC
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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This summer, join Columbia alumni and other new students for an informal regional reception to welcome you to Columbia University in the City of New York! Meet alumni, connect with your new classmates, and get excited about moving to Morningside Heights in August. Family members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact xxx. To RSVP, please go to xxx. (This may change based on event)

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Application Deadline: Columbia Graduate Consulting Club 2014 Case Competition

Date:July 25, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Graduate Consulting Club by sending email to columbiacasecomp@gmail.com .
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The Columbia Graduate Consulting Club 2014 Case Competition

 Date: Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Applications are due July 25th at midnight. Apply Here.

Teams will need to submit one cover letter, a single-page resume for each member, and a short form with background and contact info for all members. 

Please see rules for applying and additional details below. Email us at columbiacasecomp@gmail.com for questions related to the case competition.

 
About:

  • Columbia Graduate Consulting Club's annual Case Competition is designed to give non-MBA graduate degree candidates (MA/MS, PhD, MD, JD, or Postdoc) a chance to work as a team to solve a case together while  demonstrating their analytical, problem solving and presentation skills to a judging panel of current consultants. There will be a $1,000 cash prize for the winning team.
  • Our Case Competition is a one-day, completely free event that does not require previous business experience or any other specialized knowledge (ie sciences, economics, etc). We highly encourage all our CGCC members to form teams and apply!

 
Application Rules:

  • Teams must have 4-5 members. Teams must also have a name - feel free to get creative.
  • Non-students are welcome to apply, but there must be at least 3 degree candidates (MA/MS, PhD, MD, JD, or Postdoc) per team.
  • Please be prepared with the following information for each team member: Names, Email, Degree Program (MA/MS, PhD, MD, JD, Postdoc, or non-student), University/Organization, and whether they are a CGCC member. 
  • Please submit one cover letter for the team, and the resumes for each team member together in a single PDF file.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be accepting applications for individuals. If you are a CGCC member, please go to our members only section to access our spreadsheet that will match interested individuals into teams.
  • Applications must be submitted by July 25th at midnight. Apply here
  • Email us at columbiacasecomp@gmail.com if you have questions about the application or eligibility. 

Event Format:

  • Teams arrive at Columbia\'s Morningside Campus by 8:30 AM on Friday, August 22nd.
  • Private workspaces provided for each team (bring your own laptops!).
  • Case and all related data will be released at 9:30 AM; slide decks due via email by 1:15 PM.
  • All teams present recommendations to a panel of judges (current consultants and project leaders).
  • Finalist presentations will be open to the public.
  • Judges provide feedback on teams\' analyses and presentation skills; teams will be given time to improve their presentations for the final round.
    And the best part... Happy Hour for teams and judges following the event! 

The Case:

  • No business experience required!
  • The case is designed to be approachable for aspiring consultants from the sciences and humanities.
  • We, via your \"client,\" will provide all information needed to reach a recommendation. No pre-work is required - just show up on Friday ready to get started.
  • Case will ask a strategic business question (e.g., \"How to increase profitability of division X?\")
  • Successful recommendations will involve quanitative and qualitative analyses... ...and your team\'s creativity and structured thinking!
  • The topic will not be released ahead of time.
  • We are not accepting case topic requests at this time. 
     

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Being an Effective Manager

Date:July 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-109A
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 25, 2014 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm EDT
Location:Watson Hall - 4th Floor Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

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SIPA MIA/MPA Information Session

Date:July 25, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
Room 408
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact SIPA Admissions by sending email to sipa_admission@columbia.edu or by calling 2128546216.
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We invite you to learn more about SIPA's two year full time MIA and MPA degree programs as well as our application process and procedures at our on-campus information session.  Seats are limited.

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 212-854-6216 or at sipa_admission@columbia.edu

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 25, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EDT
Location:Watson Hall - 6th Floor Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 25, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker - Conference Room 531
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training Sessions

Date:July 25, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker - Conference Room 531
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

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Michigan: A Walking Tour of Downtown Detroit Led by Columbia "Insiders"

Date:July 26, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Detroit, Michigan
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join Columbia University alumni Vadim Avshalumov and Rebecca Binno Savage on a walking tour of downtown Detroit on Saturday, July 26th. The tour will highlight the rehabilitation of DetroitÂ’s historic architecture and its newest development projects.

Vadim & Rebecca have been at the forefront of Downtown Detroit's revitalization and will share their “insider's knowledge” with you.
• Vadim Avshalumov works for Rock Ventures and focuses on initiatives, programs, and developments that promote living, working, and playing in Detroit.
• Rebecca Binno Savage works for Kramer Design Group and focuses on historic preservation and adaptive reuse of Detroit’s historic architecture.

Among the structures to be visited is the Guardian Building, a National Historic Landmark often called the Cathedral of Finance due to its history as a bank headquarters and the church-like feel of its lobby with a three-story vaulted ceiling, Pewabic tile, stained glass, and rare marble.

Tour attendees will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Library Street and need to be able to walk up stairs and negotiate several blocks of downtown Detroit.

The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and end at Campus Martius Park – with drinks and snacks available there for purchase.

This event is free but will be limited to approximately 25 people, so R.S.V.P. soon to Rebecca at rebeccabinno@ameritech.net to reserve your place. In case of rain, the tour will be rescheduled for the same time on Sunday July 27th.

Recommended parking is the new Z Deck 10-story parking structure located at 1234 Library St. It is bordered by Library, Grand River, Broadway, and Gratiot and is open 24 hours daily. Weekend rates are $9 daily maximum. Customers can pay with credit or debit cards.

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San Antonio: Fourth Annual Ivy Plus Summer Meetup

Date:July 26, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:San Antonio, TX
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Connect with fellow Ivy alums and members of the class of 2018! Join us for the fourth annual Ivy Plus Meetup — your chance to connect with alums and students from the San Antonio region attending Ivy League universities and other selective colleges this fall. RSVP to Simon Salas ’79CC, ’83LAW, ’83SIPA at s.salas@caa.columbia.edu.

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Seattle: Summer BBQ at Gasworks Park

Date:July 26, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Seattle, WA
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 us for a late afternoon BBQ at Gas Works Park. We will have a variety of burgers, dogs and vegan choices for this years BBQ at Gas Works Park. Tickets are $10 for Alumni Club members and $20 for non-members. Take $5 off your ticket by bringing a side dish (and please let us know what you plan to bring). Family tickets available for $25 (two or more people in a family).

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CDM Alumni, Faculty & Student Luncheon

Date:July 27, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:New Orleans, LA
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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CDM Alumni, Faculty & Student Luncheon

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Back to Columbia

Date:July 27, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 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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On Sunday, July 27, come back to Morningside with family and friends to enjoy some summertime fun!

Bring the kids for treats and games, connect and meet with fellow Columbians at the place where it all began, and learn more about what your Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) can offer you at any stage in your life.

•Campus scavenger hunt
•Great food and fun treats
•Blue carpet photo opp
•Carnival games, bouncy castles, magicians, face painting, and art activities
•Book readings
•School demos and information
•Raffle with great prizes from the Lion Mobile Store

Register by July 18 to take advantage of discounted pricing! The first 50 registrants will receive a special gift.

Questions?
Email caaevents@columbia.edu.

Follow the fun by using the hashtag #Back2Columbia.

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Back to Columbia

Date:July 27, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Whether you graduated last month or last century, you can always come home to Alma Mater.

 This summer, come back to Morningside with family and friends to enjoy a day of fun-filled events.  While the kids enjoy the summer fun, meet fellow Columbians at the place where it all began, and learn more about what your alumni association can offer you at any stage in your life.

 *Pricing below is valid through July 22.  Beginning July 23 the pricing will be as follows: Adults: $25 and Kids (ages 6-12): $15.  Registration will close on Friday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m. 

 

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Atlanta: Legal Meet-up

Date:July 27, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Roswell, GA
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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Atlanta is home to many Columbia Law School alums, as well as other alumni in the legal field. CCOA would like to provide these groups with an opportunity to meet, share insights about the profession, and find new ways to connect in the future. Please join us for conversation and refreshments.

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