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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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NURSING IN MAINE

Date:From June 28, 2014 at 11:00 am through September 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT
Location:MAINE
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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SON IN MAINE

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Position: István Deák 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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Late Registration and Change of Program

Date:  From Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 5, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the GS Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsdeanofstudents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 


Late registration and change of program online. Students may only register during their registration appointments. A late registration fee will be assessed; students who register after 9/16 must pay an additional fee. 


 

M.A. Application Deadline for October Degree Conferral

Date: Tuesday, September 2, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 
Students who are earning the M.A. either as part of a free-standing master's program or en route to the Ph.D. must apply for graduation by September 2 for the October degree conferral.

For application instructions, see the Registrar's website.
 

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Late Registration and Change of Program

Date:  From Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 5, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0467.
 

Late registration and change of program online. Students may only register during their registration appointments. A late registration fee will be assessed; students who register after 9/16 must pay an additional fee.

Late Registration and Change of Program for Fall 2014

Date:  From Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 5, All Day Event
   
Location: Register online through SSOL
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 

Late registration and change of program (adding/dropping courses) for Fall 2014. Students may only register during designated appointment times (available in SSOL).

Students who register for the first time after Thursday, August 28, 2014 must pay a late fee. Students who register after Friday, September 12, 2014 must pay an additional late fee.

See the Registration page of the GSAS website for additional information

 

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First Day of Classes

Date:September 02, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.

First Day of Classes

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Fall 2014 Semester Begins

Date: Tuesday, September 2, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 
First day of classes for the Fall 2014 semester.
 

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First Day of Classes

Date: Tuesday, September 2, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University
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Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsdeanofstudents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Classes begin for the 258th academic year.
 

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First Day of Classes

Date: Tuesday, September 2, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University
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Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0467.
 


Classes begin for the 261st academic year.

CCNMTL CourseWorks Open Lab for Faculty & Instructors

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Date: September 02, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Room 204
CCNMTL Faculty Support Lab
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarohini Chahal by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

CourseWorks Open Labs are designated times where faculty can explore all the innovative features of CourseWorks, and receive individualized support from CCNMTL's educational technologists.

Bring your syllabus and files, and build your course site with an educational technologist. We'll cover how to navigate CourseWorks, edit course pages, add course materials, and utilize communication features in the system. This hands-on consultation is recommended for faculty of all experience levels.

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Power Half Hour: Resumes & Cover Letters

Date:September 02, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University Center for Career Education
East Campus Lower Level
Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jill Burya by sending email to jb3412@columbia.edu .
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:30 – 1:00pm

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 12:30 – 1:00pm

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:30 - 1:00pm

Monday, September 29, 2014, 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: This event is open to all students and alumni served by CCE.

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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Ronnie Sircar (Princeton University)

Date:September 02, 2014 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Uris 330
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .
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Ronnie Sircar (Princeton University)

Portfolio Choice in Uncertain Market Environments

Investing in a risky asset to maximize expected utility is necessarily influenced by the nature of its uncertain volatility and uncertain growth rate (collectively, its stochastic Sharpe ratio). The classical Merton solution is the benchmark, in the case where volatility and growth rate are constant, and utility is of some specific forms. We discuss an approach to analyzing the investment problem when these constraints are not imposed, using multiscale perturbation analysis. This leads naturally to the concept of implied Sharpe ratio, analogous in many respects to implied volatility in options pricing. If there is time, we also look at the effect of transaction costs.

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CCNMTL Faculty and Instructor Workshop: Blackboard @ JTS: Getting Started

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Date: September 02, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Unterberg 501
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kenneth Hirschmann by sending email to khirschmann@jtsa.edu or by calling 212-280-6198.

An introduction to using Blackboard for new JTS instructors and a basic refresher for returning instructors.

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Discussion with Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell plc

Date:September 02, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Memorial Library
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ke Wei by sending email to kw2373@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2745.
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Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion on the state of the energy sector with Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell. Mr. Van Beurden will deliver a keynote speech followed by an on-stage conversation with Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS and Founder, Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Center Director Jason Bordoff will then moderate a panel on Future Trends in Energy Geopolitics. Confirmed participants include Carlos Pascual, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs, U.S. State Department; Mona Sutphen, Partner, Macro Advisory Partners and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy; and Dr. Daniel Yergin.

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P-Card Training

Date:September 03, 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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CCNMTL Faculty and Instructor Workshop: Blackboard @ JTS: Getting Started

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Date: September 03, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location: Unterberg 501
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kenneth Hirschmann by sending email to khirschmann@jtsa.edu or by calling 212-280-6198.

An introduction to using Blackboard for new JTS instructors and a basic refresher for returning instructors.

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CCNMTL CourseWorks Open Lab for Faculty & Instructors

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Date: September 03, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Room 204
CCNMTL Faculty Support Lab
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarohini Chahal by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

CourseWorks Open Labs are designated times where faculty can explore all the innovative features of CourseWorks, and receive individualized support from CCNMTL's educational technologists.

Bring your syllabus and files, and build your course site with an educational technologist. We'll cover how to navigate CourseWorks, edit course pages, add course materials, and utilize communication features in the system. This hands-on consultation is recommended for faculty of all experience levels.

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Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: Introduction to Early Environmental Legislation, Pre-1969

Date:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:50 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 407

Contact:
Hayley Martinez, hmartinez@ei.columbia.edu

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Event Description:
Speakers: Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling

The Earth Institute presents Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series Description: Introduction to Early Environmental Legislation, Pre-1969.  

This seminar is part of a semester-long lecture series entitled The Origins of Environmental Law: Regulation and Evolution. Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling are the two senior staff members who led the Senate environment subcommittee which originated and developed major environmental legislation in the 1970s, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Superfund Act. Over the course of a single decade, Congress enacted a series of environmental laws that defined the direction and character of environmental policy in the US and globally. Learn about the process that led to these seminal laws from the writers of the legislation themselves.

This first talk will provide an overview of environmental legislation and early environmental federalism. The speakers will review the evolution of existing pollution law, circa 1969: water pollution legislation from 1948 through 1966 and air pollution legislation from 1955 through 1967. They will also consider what things can limit federal intervention, and will look at the role of external factors such as Earth Day and the Vietnam War protests on environmental legislation. 

RSVP is required for this event. Please note this lecture is part of a regularly scheduled course. Guests will join registered students in the class for the lecture and discussion.

For more information about the Earth Institute education programs and certificates, please click EARTH ED

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


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CCNMTL Faculty and Instructor Workshop: Student Engagement with TurningPoint Audience Response System @ CUMC

Home > Events > CCNMTL Faculty and Instructor Workshop: Student Engagement with TurningPoint Audience Response System @ CUMC

Date: September 03, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: CCNMTL Conference Room, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) , The Amory, 2nd floor
216 Fort Washington
*Once you enter into the Armory, turn left. Walk up to the second floor and you will see a sign that says CCNMTL.
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Michelle V. Hall by sending email to mhall@columbia.edu or by calling 646-772-8612.

This workshop will provide the basics of how to use the system to engage students in the classroom. During the workshop, you'll learn how to create polling slides, add countdown timers and response objects, and how to use ResponseWare with mobile devices to receive responses. The workshop will also help instructors to think about how to construct meaningful questions. This workshop is conducted by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and is recommended for CUMC professors who would like to experiment with the TurningPoint Audience Response System and, potentially, use it in upcoming courses.

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Becoming Soviet: The Transformation of Everyday Life in Stalin's Times

Date:September 03, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rebecca Dalton by sending email to rld2130@columbia.edu .

Mass festivals were a trademark of twentieth-century authoritarianism, as seen in fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and elsewhere. But nowhere was this phenomenon more prevalent than in the Soviet Union. Despite being a dominant feature of Soviet culture, these public spectacles have been largely overlooked as objects of study by historians. Originally published in German, Malte Rolf’s highly acclaimed work examines the creation and perpetuation of large-scale celebrations such as May Day, the anniversary of the October Revolution, Harvest Day, and others throughout the Soviet era. He chronicles the overt political agendas, public displays of power, forced participation, and widespread use of these events in the Soviet drive to eradicate existing cultural norms and replace them with new icons of Soviet ideology. Rolf shows how the new Red Calendar became an essential tool in redefining celebrations in the Soviet Union. Malte Rolf is professor of history at the University of Bamberg, Germany. His book, Soviet Mass Festivals, 1917-1991 (University of Pittsburgh Press 2014), has received the Klaus Mehnert Award by the German Society for East European Studies and the Doctorate Award of University of Tübingen.

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Power Half Hour: On-Campus Interviewing

Date:September 03, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University Center for Career Education
East Campus Lower Level
Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Career Education by sending email to careereducation@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:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:30 – 1:00pm

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:30-1:00pm

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:30 – 1:00pm

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Monday, October 27, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Friday, November 7, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:30-1:00pm

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

Eligibility: This event is open to all students and alumni served by CCE.

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Undergrads: How to Get a Job On Campus

Date:September 03, 2014 from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Center for Career Education Conference Room (East Campus, Lower Level)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Gerald Tang by sending email to gt2257@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5609.
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Undergraduates!  Are you looking for an on-campus job?

Join CCE Staff to learn about the many Columbia resources for finding a job on campus, including LionSHARE, Work-Study website and other departmental listings.   

Attire: Casual
Registration: Suggested in advance.
Resume: Not required.

This event is open to all undergraduate students from the following schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science and The School of General Studies. 

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CCNMTL Faculty and Instructor Workshop: Mediathread: Getting Started

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Date: September 03, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Room 204
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ellen F. Maleszewski by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

This session is ideal for Columbia faculty and instructors who are interested in creating innovative, multimedia-based assignments and elevating their students’ video and image analysis using CCNMTL's annotation platform Mediathread.

In this beginner-level session, we will explore methods of analysis to improve students' skills of observation, interpretation, reasoning, judgment and self-reflection using videos, images and text. Specifically, topics such as system requirements, creating a Mediathread course, enrolling your students, creating an assignment, creating a discussion topic, embedding selections into your assignments and compositions, stocking your course's digital media collection, importing digital materials using the bookmarklet and providing instructor feedback will be addressed. This hands-on session is targeted towards faculty who are in the early stages of using Mediathread in their courses, and for the teaching assistants who support them.

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Lazard Info Session

Date:September 03, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

EVENT CANCELLED: Come learn about Lazard Middle Market's 2015 Investment Banking Analyst position! This is for graduating seniors interested in pursuing a career in Investment Banking.

Suggested Attire: Business Casual

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THE ULTIMATE INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA COMPETITION-World Affairs Council of San Antonio 14th Annual WorldQuest Games!

Date:September 03, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:University of the Incarnate Word - SKY ROOM, 847 E. Hildebrand, San Antonio, Texas 78212
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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WorldQuest is an international affairs and current event trivia competition. It is fun, fast-paced, and a great way to test your knowledge about international affairs! Along with a night of intense cognitive athleticism, there will be dinner, door prizes and silent auction items between rounds. WorldQuest is played by teams of up to 6 people. Answers are submitted by teams, not by individuals. The game consists of 6 rounds of questions. The questions will be read by an emcee and projected onto a screen. Rounds are timed, and answer sheets are collected at the end of each round. The team with the highest number of correct answers after the final round wins! Last year the Columbia WorldQuest Team garnered third place in the competition. This year's rounds are: Round 1: Flags of the World Round 2: Geography and Places Round 3: Faces in the News Round 4: World History Round 5: Current Events & News Round 6: WILDCARD

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OmniLearn Info Session

Date:September 03, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room LL205
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rory Flinn by sending email to rf2531@columbia.edu .

·         OminLearn Info Session: Teaching Opportunities in K-12 Science Education

 

OmniLearn is dedicated to sharing the power and wonder of science with pre K-12 students, teachers, and parents.  We collaborate with classroom teachers to bring the lab bench to public and private schools across the tri-state area.  We stress rigor, critical thinking skills, and creative behaviors, by modeling Nobel Laureates and replicating established protocols using real equipments. 

            The National Research Council second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards has been adopted by 26 states.  Our company develops activities to help teachers realize these standards.  We are seeking graduate students and post-docs to work full or part- time with us to elevate American education and make all citizens scientifically literate.

 

Date:               Wednesday, September 3rd

Time:               5:30-6:30 PM

Location:         (CUMC) Hammer Health Sciences Building, room LL205

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Chicago: The Book Club Reads Courtroom 302

Date:September 03, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm EDT
Location:Club Member's Apartment

South Loop

Chicago, IL

Details and directions will be emailed to those attending.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse, by Steve Bogira, takes you inside the Cook County criminal justice system. Published by Knopf in 2005, the book is the result of an astounding level of author access to the judge, prosecutors, and public defenders.

"Steve Bogira, for years a reporter for The Chicago Reader, burrows into the machine that processes thousands of citizens a year, most of them poor, African-American and involved with drugs. His intuition was that the goings-on in the old limestone courthouse on 26th Street, however banal-seeming, might hide sprawling human dramas. And by focusing on something small -- the cases coming before one judge, in a single courtroom -- he gets a handle on something large and hard to make sense of: the American way of criminal justice." (Ted Conover, New York Times, May 1, 2005).

Cost: We ask for a $10 donation to cover the cost of food and beverage.

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Shared Interest Groups: End of Summer BBQ

Date:September 03, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join the Columbia University Alumni Shared Interest Groups on Wednesday, September 3rd at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for our second co-sponsored event of the summer. Alumni will enjoy a private room above the restaurant where we can enjoy good times, music and FOOD. Come enjoy some great BBQ and not have to worry about cleaning up. (Plenty of wet napkins will be provided...!)

RSVP by September 2, 2014 at noon. Please click here to purchase your ticket!

Price:
$30 per person includes all food and entertainment. Cash bar with inexpensive drinks.

Questions? Contact Justin Ifill at justin.ifill@gmail.com.

Sponsored By:
Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)
Black Alumni Council (BAC)
Columbia College Women (CCW)
Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)

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Shared Interest Groups: End of Summer BBQ

Date:September 03, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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Join the Columbia University Alumni Shared Interest Groups on Wednesday, September 3rd at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for our second co-sponsored event of the summer. Alumni will enjoy a private room above the restaurant where we can enjoy good times, music and FOOD. Come enjoy some great BBQ and not have to worry about cleaning up. (Plenty of wet napkins will be provided...!) RSVP by September 2, 2014 at noon. Please click here to purchase your ticket! Price: $30 per person includes all food and entertainment. Cash bar with inexpensive drinks. Questions? Contact Justin Ifill at justin.ifill@gmail.com. Sponsored By: Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA) Black Alumni Council (BAC) Columbia College Women (CCW) Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)

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Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Company) Info Session

Date:September 03, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Faculty House, Skyline
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) is the pre-eminent strategy-through-execution consulting firm. We are a fast-growing, market-changing global business backed by the strength of the PwC network. Together, we bring more than 250 years of experience in over 157 countries around the world.

Want to find out more? Come to our Information Session on Wednesday, September 3rd in the Skyline Room at the Faculty House.

Target Audience: Undergraduate Seniors
Suggested Attire: Business Casual

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CCNMTL CourseWorks Open Lab for Faculty & Instructors

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Date: September 04, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Room 204
CCNMTL Faculty Support Lab
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarohini Chahal by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

CourseWorks Open Labs are designated times where faculty can explore all the innovative features of CourseWorks, and receive individualized support from CCNMTL's educational technologists.

Bring your syllabus and files, and build your course site with an educational technologist. We'll cover how to navigate CourseWorks, edit course pages, add course materials, and utilize communication features in the system. This hands-on consultation is recommended for faculty of all experience levels.

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The Sustainability Essentials Training Program (SET) Online Information Session

Date:
Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Location:
ONLINE

Contact:
Sustainability Essentials Training Program , gc2422@columbia.edu or call 212-861-2092

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Event Description:
Speaker: Nancy Degnan, Director, Sustainability Essentials Training (SET) Program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute has developed the Sustainability Essentials Training Program for people who wish to explore the concepts and principles of sustainability and who want to learn how to introduce sustainability practices into their organizations, new projects, and other aspects of their lives.

SET is a 40-hour, non-credit training Program designed to address the four central areas of achieving sustainability. The Program offers well-designed lectures and participatory learning experiences designed to address four key questions:
- What is sustainability and how does one manage it in any organization?
- How can government policy and regulation speed the transition to a sustainable economy?
- How do we create a built environment, including workplaces, buildings, and infrastructure, while conserving water and energy and reducing environmental damage?
- How can we finance sustainability initiatives that may be risky and involve a long time gap between investment and pay-off?

For more information on the SET program please click earth.columbia.edu/set
For more information on the Earth Institute please click earth.columbia.edu



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Web Site:
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Effective Job Search Strategy: Finding the Right Opportunity in the Least Amount of Time

Date:September 04, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Location:Webinar for Alumni and Students (access via Internet and Phone)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Leigh Sylvia, by sending email to les2195@columbia.edu .

Speaker: Steve Dalton, Author of "The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Job Faster" & Senior Associate Director, Career Management Center, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Random House published Dalton's debut book in March 2012 and its concepts are now taught at over fifty universities worldwide. Dalton has appeared in the Financial Times, Wall St. Journal, and Forbes.com, and he is a regular contributor at The Huffington Post.


The ability to predictably secure internal referrals is a fundamental skill for job seekers, new hires, and experienced professionals alike. In this session, The 2-Hour Job Search author and full-time Duke MBA career coach Steve Dalton outlines an exact process - rather than a series of tips - for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more interviews, better internal networks, and higher sales. The 2-Hour Job Search methodology provides an alternative to online job posting "black holes" and speculative cold calling by turning the difficult topic of networking into something finite, easy to implement, and repeatable.

Registration for Webinar:
Registering for this webinar is free. Simply click on the registration link below.
(Please note that UNI log-in is required for registration for all webinars. If you do not know your UNI or password please click here for Alumni or here for Students.) 


After completing registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from our webinar service, GoToWebinar, with a link to log on to the seminar on the scheduled day. Note that this link is unique to you. Please save it, as CCE is unable to generate the link. Finally, to join the webinar, in addition to the unique link, you will need a computer, Internet access, and speakers/microphone attached to your computer or a telephone.

To register and for more information, please click on this link: Effective Job Search Strategy: Finding the Right Opportunity in the Least Amount of Time

All webinars are 35 minute sessions with 10 minute Q&A. 

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Power Half Hour: Job & Internship Search

Date:September 04, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University Center for Career Education
East Campus Lower Level
Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tracy McGarry by sending email to tm2713@columbia.edu .
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Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:30 – 1:00pm

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 12:30 – 1:00pm

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 12:30 – 1:00pm 

Friday, September 26, 2014, 12:30 – 1:00pm 

Learn how and where to search, and how to make the most effective use of your time in today’s job market. Tap into Columbia-specific tools and learn about social media resources to incorporate into your search.

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

Eligibility: This event is open to all students and alumni served by CCE.

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Individual, Business and Society Fireside Chat with Raymond McGuire, Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Citigroup

Date:September 04, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Uris Hall, Room 301
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Uris Hall, Room 301

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Raymond McGuire, Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Citigroup, will discuss the importance of leadership, values and corporate governance in finance with Professor Bruce Kogut. The two will also explore what MBAs need to do to succeed in financial services. 

Raymond J. McGuire is a member of the Institutional Clients Group Executive Committee and the Institutional Clients Group Business Practices Committee at Citi. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. McGuire was the Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley; Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.; and one of the original members of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. where he became a Partner/Managing Director in 1991. He started his career in 1984 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of The First Boston Corporation. Mr. McGuire received his M.B.A. and J.D. from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School (1984), and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College (1979). He received a L.H.D. from Pratt Institute (2011).He also attended the University of Nice, France while on a Rotary Fellowship (1980). He has had legal experience at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as well as Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler.

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Effective Job Search Strategy: Finding the Right Opportunity in the Least Amount of Time

Date:September 04, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Location:Online
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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The 2-Hour Job Search author and full-time Duke MBA career coach Steve Dalton outlines an exact process for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more interviews, better internal networks, and higher sales.

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Thesis Defense Presentation

Date:September 04, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus
700 Fairchild
1212 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Alla Kerzhner by sending email to ak487@columbia.edu or by calling 646-774-7332.
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Ana Calabrese, a Neurobiology PhD candidate in Sarah Woolley Lab, will present her thesis talk entitled " Single Cell and Population Coding Principles in the Songbird Auditory Cortex".

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Culture of Service

Date:September 04, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-106
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

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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Chemistry Colloquium - Alice Ting

Date:September 04, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 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 .

“Spatially-resolved proteomic mapping of living cells using engineered peroxidase reporters”

Presented by Alice Ting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hosted by Dali Sames

Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 4:30pm

Room 209 Havemeyer

Abstract: Microscopy and mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics are complementary techniques: the former provides spatiotemporal information in living cells, but only for a handful of recombinant proteins at a time, while the latter can detect thousands of endogenous proteins simultaneously, but only in lysed samples. In this talk, I will describe a new technology that combines the strengths of microscopy and MS by generating spatially and temporally-resolved proteomic maps of endogenous proteins within living cells. The method relies on a genetically targetable peroxidase enzyme that biotinylates nearby proteins, which are subsequently identified by MS. We used this approach to identify 495 proteins within the human mitochondrial matrix, 127 intermembrane space proteins, and 137 outer mitochondrial membrane proteins, including 76 proteins that have never before been assigned to mitochondria. The labeling was exceptionally specific, able to distinguish between inner membrane proteins facing the matrix versus the IMS. Our catalog also revised the sub-mitochondrial localizations for several well-studied proteins, with the new assignments confirmed by electron microscopy.

Bio: Alice Ting was born in Taiwan and emigrated with her family to the U.S. at age three. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, with two younger brothers. At age 15, Alice moved to Denton, Texas, to complete her last two years of high school at the Texas Academy of Math and Science. There, she developed a strong interest in organic chemistry, first through coursework, then through tutoring the subject, then through research in the laboratory of Prof. Roderick Bates.

Alice received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Harvard. She started working in the laboratory ofProf. E. J. Corey as a freshman, and remained there until her graduation in 1996. In the Corey lab, Alice worked on the development of catalysts for asymmetric dihydroxylation and on the cloning of lanosterol synthase genes. As a Harvard undergraduate, Alice also served as a TA for Stuart Schreiber’s Chemistry 27 course. These experiences cemented her interest in biological chemistry.

As a graduate student with Prof. Peter Schultz, first at Berkeley from 1996-1999, then at Scripps from 1999-2000, Alice worked on unnatural amino acid mutagenesis, single molecule imaging, and kinase engineering by phage display. After graduation in 2000, Alice moved across the street to UCSD, to complete a post-doc withProf. Roger Tsien. There, her work led to the development of fluorescent reporters for imaging kinase activities in living cells.

Alice Ting has been a faculty member in the MIT Chemistry Department since 2002. Her work has been on the development of probes and reporters for live cell imaging. To simultaneously harness the power of genetics and the power of chemistry, Alice’s lab has exploited enzymes that act on both protein and small-molecule substrates. Her lab has developed new technologies for imaging protein trafficking, protein-protein interactions, and enzymatic activity. Current research interests include imaging studies of synapse formation/development, and in vitro evolution of novel enzyme function.

Alice Ting has received the NIH Director's Pioneer Award, the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, the McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, the Technology Review TR35 Award, the Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. She was appointed to the Ellen Swallow Richards Chair in 2011.

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NYC ASCENT Kickoff Event

Date: September 04, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: Microsoft Technology Center
11 Times Square
New York, NY
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kate Mazal by sending email to kmm2261@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2093.
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Inspired by New York City's emerging tech markets and advances in the fields of computer science and engineering, Columbia University, Cornell University, the City University of New York, and New York University have formed a consortium to connect the growing community of computing science and engineering postdocs, entrepreneurs, technology professionals, and senior researchers. This is the Launch Event for the Program.

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Friend for Rachel Information Session

September 04, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
401 Lerner Hall

“A Friend for Rachel” affords students with professional interests in healthcare with a unique learning experience and volunteer opportunity. Students provide ongoing companionship to people with early-stage dementia. “Friends” must commit to: • Spending 3-4 hours/week for the full academic year with a person with early-stage dementia. • Participating in a series of didactic and experiential learning workshops (scheduled on Sundays September 28, October 19; October 27; November 9, and a December date to be determined) from approximately 1-4 pm as well as ongoing weekly supervision. • Participating in research on the impact of the project on all participants.

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Alabama: Reception for Ivy Alumni Near Birmingham

Date:September 04, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Birmingham, AL
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 Columbia alumni in Birmingham for a BBVA Compass reception for all Ivy League alumni. A confirmation of your attendance is requested by Friday, August 29. Kindly include your full name, preferred first name, school affiliation, and graduation year. RSVP: sheree.thompson@bbva.com

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Films on the Green @ Columbia:Quai d'Orsay

Date:September 04, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Library Plaza

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .
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Special Outdoor Film Event on Low Plaza Steps

 

Films on the Green Festival @ Columbia: Quai d'Orsay (The French Minister)

Bertrand Tavernier, 2013, 113 min.

The young Arthur Vlaminck is hired as speechwriter for the French Minister of Foreign Affairs. Struggling to handle the minister’s overbearing personality, Vlaminck navigates the ever-changing plots of foreign affairs with the minister’s ultra-calm private secretary and a band of quirky counselors by his side.

This screening is featured as part of the Films on the Green Festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE and the City of New York Parks & Recreation. Sponsorship is provided by BNP Paribas, Air France and TV5 Monde.

 

Please note that in case of rain, the screening will be held in the East Gallery in Buell Hall—seating is limited. No alcohol is permitted at this event.

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Retirement Planning Workshop

Date:September 05, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Studebaker Building, 622 West 132nd Street, Room 469
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Gisele Monroe by sending email to gm2522@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7016.
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These workshops are specifically for people age 40 or older and are designed to help you make decisions about your retirement planning and personal finances.

The following topic areas will be covered in the workshops:

  • Health Benefits During Retirement and Introduction to Retirement Planning
  • Retirement Income Sources
  • Investments Discussion
  • Estate Planning, Distribution of Assets and Federal Gift & Estate Tax


  

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GSAS New Student Extended Orientation

Date: Friday, September 5 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm EDT
   
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
Columbia University, Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 

Entering GSAS students in an Arts and Sciences program are invited to attend Extended Orientation.

Extended Orientation includes a resource fair and presentations by representatives from Columbia Public Safety, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct. See the GSAS website for more information.

 
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Barnard Fall Career Fair

Date:September 05, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Lefrak Gymnasium, Barnard Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Barnard Career Development by sending email to ocd@barnard.edu .
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Barnard Career Development is hosting their annual Fall Career Fair on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 11:00am – 3:00pm in Barnard’s Lefrak Gym.

Note that this event is open to all undergraduate students including CC, SEAS and GS. 

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CCNMTL Faculty and Instructor Workshop: Mediathread Open Lab

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Date: September 05, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Room 204
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ellen F. Maleszewski by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

Mediathread Open Labs are designated times where faculty can receive individualized support from CCNMTL's educational technologists as they create their Mediathread courses and assignments. This session is ideal for Columbia faculty, instructors and teaching assistants who intend to use Mediathread in a course this semester.

Bring your course syllabus and assignments and create your Mediathread course with an educational technologist. We'll cover creating a Mediathread course, enrolling your students, creating an assignment, creating a discussion topic, embedding selections into your assignments and compositions, stocking your course's digital media collection, importing digital materials using the bookmarklet and providing instructor feedback will be addressed.

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Employer Presentation: Ernst & Young

Date:September 05, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Davis Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to career@ieor.columbia.edu .
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EY Complex Securities Valuation | Transaction Advisory Services

The Complex Securities Valuation team at EY uses sophisticated techniques from financial engineering and decision analytics to assist clients in understanding and valuing complex securities and in managing risk, for financial reporting, corporate strategy, transaction support, tax and regulatory compliance. Please join us for an information session hosted by current EY Complex Securities professionals highlighting the group's full-time employment opportunities such as the role attached. Refreshments will be served.

You must register to attend this event: http://astro.ieor.columbia.edu/view.php?id=449

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