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Online Registration for Summer 2014

Date:  From Monday, March 3 through Monday, June 2, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsdeanofstudents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Online course registration for Summer 2014. Students may only register during their registration appointments.
 

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Online Course Registration for Summer 2014

Date:  From Monday, March 3 through Monday, June 2, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 


Online course registration for Summer 2014.

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Advising Period for Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 Semesters

Date:  From Monday, March 3 through Monday, June 2, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsdeanofstudents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 
Advising Period for Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 semesters.
 

School of General Studies
Columbia University in the City of New York

Advising Period for Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 Semesters

Date:  From Monday, March 3 through Monday, June 2, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Advising Period for Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 semesters.

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Theatre Thesis Festival I 2014

Date: From April 24, 2014 through April 26, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
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Four senior theatre majors present their theses in directing and two present theses in dramaturgy. Performances run in repertory. Design, performances, and management are by Barnard and Columbia theatre students, who are advised by theatre department faculty members Linda Bartholomai, Alice Reagan, and Sandra Goldmark. HAMLETMACHINE By Heiner Müller Directed by Naomi Boyce Dramaturgy by Jessica Castro FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH
 By Bertolt Brecht
 Directed by Alejandra Duque Dramaturgy by Rebecca Miller FAR AWAY By Caryl Churchill Directed by Lilla Goettler THE LOVE OF DON PERLIMPLÍN AND BELISA IN THE GARDEN
 By Federico García Lorca Directed by Alexis Wilcock Performances: Thursday, 04/24 7, 8 & 9 PM Friday, 04/25 7, 8 & 9 PM Saturday, 04/26 at 2, 3 & 4 PM Saturday, 04/26 at 7, 8 & 9 PM Information theatre.barnard.edu

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ASN World Convention

Date:April 24, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Alissa Sevrioukova by sending email to as4301@columbia.edu .
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The Harriman Institute hosts the 19th Annual ASN World Convention.
 
Registration is required; click here to register.

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April Alumni Networking Breakfast

Date:April 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 Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@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!

All breakfasts take place at the Columbia Alumni Center located at 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY.

Resources to prepare for the Networking Breakfasts can be found here.

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Being an Effective Manager

Date:April 24, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-202
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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Managing Your Time with More Work & Fewer Resources

Date:April 24, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:30 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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By the end of the workshop participants will:

 

  • Discover where their time is currently going
  • Set goals to make sure time is spent on the most important tasks
  • Learn how to organize their work for maximum efficiency
  • Be able to determine priorities and communicate these priorities to others
  • Learn how to eliminate time wasters and handle distractions

This class is $70.00, charge back to your department. Please provide a valid Department number and Project number

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Research Data Management Planning Workshops

Date:April 24, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Geoinformatics Center Conference Room, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Katherine France-Prouvoste by sending email to kfrance@ei.columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-5821.
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Given the success of our Research Data Management Planning Workshops last semester, we’re excited to announce we’ll be holding repeat workshops for researchers based at Columbia’s Earth Institute as part of the Earth Institute Grants Management Roundtable, an initiative hosted by the Earth Institute Office of Grants & Contracts. Together with the Earth Institute, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship is collaborating with our colleagues in Columbia Libraries/Information Services and Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA) to work with you in these sessions to start planning your data management for your next projects. Data management plans 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.

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The Dean's Seminar Series on Incarceration: Asylums, Prisons, and the Political Economy of a Punitive Society: An American Genealogy of Morals

Date:April 24, 2014 from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm EDT
Location:Rosenfield 532B
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Chelsea Davis by sending email to cbd2116@columbia.edu or by calling 305-0757.

Dean Linda P. Fried and Dr. Lisa Metsch, chair of Sociomedical Sciences, are hosting a series of seminars that will apply a public health lens to the problem of incarceration in the United States. Many of the factors in people's lives that create vulnerability to imprisonment are also key public health issues: early child development; environmental, socio-economic, mental and physical health; homelessness; drug abuse; violence; and others. Our school has committed to leading innovative analysis to understand this complex web of causes in new ways and to identify more effective approaches to prevention along these pathways. This series will bring to the Mailman campus a diverse group of scholars, clinicians, criminal justice officials, and policy advocates—each of whom provides a unique perspective on incarceration as a significant social and public heath phenomenon, including its history, conceptual foundations, relationship to crime, and consequences for public health. A light lunch will be served at each of the seminars in the series. Kindly RSVP to Chelsea Davis.

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Seminar in Neurobiology

Date:April 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University Medical Center
Neurological Institute Auditorium, 1st Floor
710 W. 168th Street
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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EJ Chichilnisky, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery & Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, will speak on "Functional circuitry of the primate retina at cellular resolution".

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A Contemporary Conversation on a Chinese Erotic Classic: David Roy's Translation of 'Jin Ping Mei' and New Scholarly Directions

Date:April 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 918
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tina Yin by sending email to tty2104@columbia.edu .

Brown Bag Lecture with Paize Keulemans, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University; Wei Shang, Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

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Lunch in John Jay with Dean Martinez

Date:April 24, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location:John Jay Dining Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jen Thompson by sending email to jmt2167@columbia.edu .

Come stop in to John Jay Dining hall and have lunch with Dean Martinez!

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Instituto Palmas: Innovative Community Banking to Promote the Solidarity Economy in Brazil

Date:April 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 407
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilona Vinklerova by sending email to iv2105@columbia.edu .

Instituto Palmas is the umbrella organization of an innovative network of community development banks (CDBs) in Brazil, led by Joaquim de Melo, a social activist and social entrepreneur who has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2004. Instituto Palmas established a research and innovation lab - PalmasLab - which won a competition organized by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund and its Innovation and Knowledge Platform (Nexso) as one the three most innovative and promising development solutions being implemented in Latin America.

Speaker:
Joaquim de Melo is a local teacher (educador popular), community leader and theologist. In 1998, he founded Banco Palmas, the first community development bank (CDB) in the history of Brazil, dedicated to community development in accordance with the principles of solidarity economy. After the success of the initiative he decided to create Instituto Palmas de Desenvolvimento e Socioeconomia Solidária, whose mission is to disseminate the experience and technology of Banco Palmas all over Brazil, where there are now 67 community development banks. He is currently the coordinator of Institute Palmas and the Brazilian Network of Community Development Banks.

Speaker: Asier Ansorena, Microcredit Director, Instituto Palmas

This event is sponsored by the Economic and Political Development concentration at SIPA.

 

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Emotional Intelligence & Teamwork

Date:April 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-201
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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Brazilian Center Brown Bag: Recent Patterns of Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use in Brazilian Youth & Adults by Professor Silvia Martins, MD, PhD

Date:April 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
IAB 802
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Gustavo S Azenha by sending email to ga2161@columbia.edu .

The presentation will cover findings on recent patterns of alcohol and illegal drug use obtained in studies conducted with middle and high-school students in the 27 Brazilian capitals, patterns of alcohol and drug use among Brazil college students as well as patterns of alcohol and drug use in the general adult population in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The presentation will also have an in-depth discussion on the relationship between binge-drinking and socio-economic status among Brazilian youth in Brazil's 5 geo-economic regions.

Data will be presented on drug use transitions among Brazilian university students and report on the patterns of DSM-5 alcohol and tobacco use disorders among adult alcohol and tobacco users in São Paulo, Brazil.

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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Ariel Pakes

Date:April 24, 2014 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:URIS 332
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Krupa Thakore by sending email to kt2451@columbia.edu .
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Title: "Moment Inequality Methods to Estimate Discrete Choice Models and an Application to Hospital Prices"

Below are two papers that will form the basis of Ariel Pake's talk next week.

1. Hospital Choices, Hospital Prices and Financial Incentives to Physicians

2. Moment Inequalities for Semiparametric Multinomial Choice with Fixed E ffects 

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Time Management: The Conversation

Date:April 24, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Manhattanville
622 West 132nd Street
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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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By the end of the workshop participants will:

 

    ·         Establish the link between goal setting and successful time management

    ·         Discover where their time goes

    ·         Explore the “5 Phases of Mastering Workflow”

    ·         Receive tools and tips on how to get organized and set priorities

    ·         Learn how to handle distractions and avoid procrastination

This class is $70.00, charge back to your department. Please provide a valid Department number and Project number

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Budget Process at Columbia

Date:April 24, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm 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 Katie Germana by sending email to kg2520@columbia.edu .
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This hands-on training session will cover the basics of the Columbia budget process in the new ARC environment including how to enter direct activity, dealing with allocations and transfers, entering payroll information, batch uploads and other processes.

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Seminar on Modern Europe with Daniel Ziblatt

Date:April 24, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Cyrielle Jean by sending email to cgj2109@columbia.edu .
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Professor Ziblatt will discuss conservatives and democracy in Europe. Daniel Ziblatt is interim director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

He is the author of Structuring the State: the Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (Princeton University Press, 2006), as well as co-editor (with G. Capoccia) of The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies (2010). http://scholar.harvard.edu/dziblatt

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Date:April 24, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Center
701 West 168th St. 4th Fl. Rm. 401
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Hernandez by sending email to rh2021@columbia.edu .

Dr. Michael Eisen Investigator, HHMI, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Department of Molecular and Cell Biology University of California, Berkeley "Activation and control of gene expression in early Drosophila embryos"

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Date:April 24, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Center
701 West 168th St. 4th Fl. Rm. 401
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Hernandez by sending email to rh2021@columbia.edu .

Dr. Michael Eisen Investigator, HHMI, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development Department of Molecular and Cell Biology University of California, Berkeley "Activation and control of gene expression in early Drosophila embryos"

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Medical Physics Seminar

Date:April 24, 2014 from 4:10 pm to 5:15 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact John Arbo by sending email to jca10@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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Guang Li, PhD, DABR
Assistant Attending Physicist, Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"What does it take to predict lung tumor motion during radiotherapy treatment?"

All external thoracic tumor motion surrogates used in radiotherapy clinic so far are correlation-based, which means the external-internal relationship is obtained based on the history of a patient's respiration at one point in time. When the patient breathes differently, which frequently occurs unlike a periodic oscillator, the external-internal relationship will get degraded or even fall apart. To overcome the fundamental limit of the statistical approach, we have studied physical relationships between external and internal motions, aiming to establish an accurate and robust tumor motion surrogate that will be resilient to breathing irregularities to improve clinical practice.

Host: John Arbo

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Development Workshop: Christopher Woodruff

Date:April 24, 2014 from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1101
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Frank Mamo by sending email to fam2140@columbia.edu .
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As part of Columbia University's Spring 2014 Development Workshop, Christopher Woodruff, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick will present his recent work.

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Chemistry Colloquium - Paul Wender

Date:April 24, 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 .

"The Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Therapeutic Leads for Aids Eradication, Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer Immunotherapy"
Presented by Paul Wender, Stanford University

Hosted by the Chemistry Graduate Students

Tea & Cookies at 4:00 Room 328 Havemeyer
Seminar at 4:30 Room 209 Havemeyer

ABSTRACT: 

Research in our group is directed at addressing problems in chemistry, biology, medicine and materials science. A special emphasis is placed on addressing unsolved problems such as the eradication of HIV/AIDS, treatment of cognitive dysfunction through synaptogenesis, and treatment of cancer using non-toxic small molecule immunotherapy. These and related projects rely heavily on the synthesis-informed, computer-guided  design of molecules with unusual if not unique biological functions (Function-Oriented Synthesis) and the development of new reactions and strategies for their step economical synthesis. This lecture will cover the background, progress and prospects of projects directed at the titled therapeutic indications. Pertinent recent studies from our group can be found in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2013, 11698; Accts, 2013, ASAP;  Nature Chemistry 2012, 705; Oncotarget 2012, 58; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 9228; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2011, 6721; Clinical & Experimental Immunology  2009, 158, 186; Nature 2009, 197; Neurobiology of Disease 2009, 332; Science 2008, 649.

Paul Wender (Yale PhD with Fred Ziegler; Columbia NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Gilbert Stork) is the Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology (by courtesy, Stanford Medical School), a cofounder of the Quantitative Chemical Biology Program, on the advisory committees of the Stanford Molecular Imaging Program and the Stanford Institute for Chemical Biology, and is affiliated with the Bio-X Program, the Center for Molecular Analysis and Design, the Program for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Cancer Pharmacology Program, the Cancer Nanotechnology Program, the Molecular Therapeutics Program, and the National Translation Research Initiative. He was a cofounder, advisor and board member of CellGate, a now acquired biotech company that pioneered new strategies for drug delivery, and has contributed to the founding of other biotech companies, including two in the past year, focused on therapeutic leads developed in his laboratories. He serves on numerous science advisory boards including the non-profit Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative, the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, the Sanford-Burnham Institute, the Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, the SUNY Upstate Cancer Research Institute, and the Institut des Biomolecules Max Mousseron (France). His research involves studies in chemistry, biology, medicine, and materials science. His group is interested in the design and mechanism of action of molecules that exhibit unique biological activity and transformative, first-in-class therapeutic potential. His group has developed fundamentally new ways of synthesizing such compounds with an emphasis on the “Ideal Synthesis”, “step economy”, and “function oriented synthesis and design”. His group has introduced over 25 new reactions, completed the first and/or shortest syntheses of numerous major synthetic and therapeutic targets (including taxol, phorbol, bryostatin, resiniferatoxin), and advanced therapeutic leads and drug delivery systems (e.g., cell-penetrating arginine-rich molecular transporters) into human clinical trials. Current research involves synthesis directed at transformative strategies and methods, and novel chemistry driven approaches to imaging, diagnostics, drug delivery, cancer and disease resistance, immunotherapy, HIV/AIDS eradication, and Alzheimer’s disease. The work of his group is described in approximately 300 publications and over 20 issued or pending patents. Professor Wender is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association of Arts and Sciences. He is also an elected foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, Sloan Fellowship Award, Eli Lilly Grantee Award, Ernest Guenther Award of the American Chemical Society, Pfizer Research Award for Synthetic Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, the ICI Pharmaceutical Group's Stuart Award for Excellence in Chemistry, Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, National Science Foundation Award for Special Creativity, two National Institutes of Health Merit Awards (1993, 2006), Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Award, the American Chemical Society H. C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods and the Wilbur Cross Medal of Yale University, an honorary doctorate from the University of Montpellier (France, 2012), the 2012 Tetrahedron Prize For Creativity in Organic Chemistry, and the 2013 Prelog Medal awarded by ETH Switzerland. He has been recognized for his teaching as well with the first Associated Stanford Students Union Teaching Award, the Hoagland Prize for Undergraduate Teaching, the Bing Teaching Award, and the Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award from Stanford University. He has lectured extensively (>350) as a named, plenary or keynote speaker. Professor Wender has served as a consultant to various pharmaceutical companies and on various editorial advisory boards and on science advisory boards of several companies, institutes and universities. He is a former editor of Synthesis and has served on the Chemistry Advisory Boards to the National Science Foundation and the American Association for Cancer Research, as Chairman of the National Institutes of Health Medicinal Chemistry Study Section, the NIH Synthetic and Biological Chemistry Study Section, and the NIH Taxol Study Section and is currently a member of the NIH College of CSR reviewers.

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Environmental Science Senior Thesis Poster Session 2014

Date:April 24, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Barnard College, Event Oval, The Diana Center
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
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Come see the best student research in the areas of environmental science, environmental biology, environmental policy, and sustainability. These innovative presentations mark the culmination of the cutting-edge work Barnard and Columbia students have done with their research mentors, and are a fantastic way to learn about the important topics with which they’ve been engaged. Visit envsci.barnard.edu for a detailed list of thesis topics as the date approaches, then join us in celebrating our students’ impressive accomplishments. Reception to follow presentations. Information envsci.barnard.edu

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Environmental Science Senior Thesis Poster Session

Date:
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location:
Barnard College, The Diana Center, Event Oval

Contact:
Catherine Cook, ccook@barnard.edu

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Event Description:
Speakers: Various

Come see the best student research in the areas of the Environmental, as Barnard and Columbia majors in Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, Environmental Policy, Earth and Environmental Science, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, and Sustainability present their thesis projects in this annual Poster Session. The event marks the culmination of the cutting-edge research Barnard and Columbia students have done with local scientists and a great way to learn about the fascinating topics with which they’ve been engaged. It has always been attended by friends, students, faculty, mentors, research scientists in the area, and family members and co-sponsored by Barnard's Office of the Provost and the Earth Institute at Columbia. A Reception and Poster Session will follow each student's One-Minute Presentation of their thesis.

Visit the Barnard Environmental Science Department web page for a detailed list of thesis topics as the date approaches, then share the excitement by joining us in celebrating our students impressive accomplishments. Please feel free to pass this information onwards.

Schedule
4:30-5:30 pm: One Minute Presentations
5:00-6:30 pm: Presentations and Reception

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Sponsors:
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EDWARD S. HARKNESS EYE INSTITUTE SEMINAR

Date:April 24, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Eye Institute, 7th Floor Amphitheater, 635 West 165th Street, New York, NY 10032
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Kara Bauer by sending email to kkb20@columbia.edu .

Complement Dysregulation in Age-Related and Recessive Stargardt Macular Dystrophy Dean Bok, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology, Retina Cell Biology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

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GS Mentoring in Medicine Study Break

Date: Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
   
Location: Baer Room, Lewisohn Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Students who are participating in Mentoring in Medicine Program are invited to an informal gathering to celebrate the inaugural year of the program. The gathering will provide participants with the opportunity to celebrate their experience and offer feedback on improving the program in future years. Refreshments will be provided.

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LDEO Spring Public Lecture Series: Western Antarctic Peninsula- Rapid Climate Change and an Ecosystem Near a Tipping Point

Date:April 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
The Faculty Room
Low Memorial Library
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lamont-Doherty Events by sending email to events@ldeo.columbia.edu or by calling 845-365-8998.
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The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Public Lectures presents  "The Western Antarctic Peninsula: Rapid Climate Change and an Ecosystem Near a Tipping Point," with Hugh Ducklow, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University.

Open to the public.  RSVP recommended.

The ecosystem of Antarctica is changing in response to global atmospheric warming faster than any other marine ecosystem in the world. Professor Hugh Ducklow, has been observing these changes at Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula for over 10 years. Join us as he discusses these changes, how they affect life in Antarctica and can provide clues to help predict ecosystem changes throughout the world.

For more information on LDEO visit www.ldeo.columbia.edu

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

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Flex Med Program at Mount Sinai: Info Session

Date:April 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:401 Lerner Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tara Maguire by sending email to tm2703@columbia.edu .
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Flex Med Program at Mount Sinai

Have you heard about the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s new early assurance program, Flex Med? Come to a session with an admissions officer from Mount Sinai to see if you might be a good fit for this program.

About Flex Med:

In response to major changes in the priorities of biomedical science and health care, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has expanded its renowned Humanities in Medicine (HuMed) program to become the first medical school in the United States to offer early acceptance to college sophomores from any major, with no MCAT requirement, and a progressive approach to medical school preparation for half of each entering class.

FlexMed is a groundbreaking new path to medical training at Icahn School of Medicine. It will allow a new cohort of students to join our tradition of cultivating future physicians who are self-directed in their learning, thrive on a culture of academic rigor and mentorship, and have a strong appreciation of human rights and social justice.

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Latin Americans in Italy: Migration, Religion, and Gender

Date:April 24, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard College
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
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Based on fieldwork among Catholic Latin American migrants (mostly women caregivers)
 and religious orders in Rome, Valentina Napolitano argues 
that current Latin American migration to Italy is an Atlantic Return from the Americas 
that holds the possibility for rejuvenation of the Catholic Church, while also generating anxieties over its possible pollution. Associate professor
 of anthropology and the director of Latin American Studies at the University of Toronto, Valentina Napolitano’s newest project is Bordering Madonnas and the New Evangelization at the US/ Mexico Border and in Palestine. This event is co-sponsored with Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies. Sponsored by the Barnard Forum on Migration. For more information, visit barnard.edu/fom.

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Jacob Soll on “The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations”

Date:April 24, 2014 from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room
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Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting at University of Southern California, will speak about his forthcoming book, The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations.

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Screening of Unafraid

Date:April 24, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus,
Barnard Campus,
504 Diana Center
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Take Back the Night Organizers by sending email to tbtn.at.columbia@gmail.com .

After years of silent suffering, four rape survivors bravely share their stories of victimization, trauma, and recovery. As it looks back at the founding of New York's foremost rape crisis center by two pioneering women at the height of 1970s feminism, UNAFRAID tells a deeply personal story of courage, activism, and the resiliency of the human spirit. (http://www.unafraidfilm.com)

Unafraid film screening, followed by a Q&A with director Karin Venegas and Co-founder of the Crime Victim's Treatment Center (St Luke's Hospital).

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Comrade Baron: From the Vanished World of the Eastern European Aristocracy to Contemporary Eastern Europe

Date:April 24, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Deutsches Haus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Wijnie de Groot by sending email to wed23@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1856.
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With Russia taking control of Crimea, tensions in the Eastern Block have once again come to recent actuality. During his lecture at Columbia University, Scholten will focus on Hungary and its past relationship to former Eastern Block countries. 'Comrade Baron: A Journey Through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy' (2010) records an unknown episode of recent history when practically all of the Transylvanian aristocracy were arrested and loaded into lorries as Communism demanded the destruction of these ultimate 'class enemies'. Scholten has traveled extensively throughout Romania and Hungary seeking out the few remaining aristocrats who experienced that night. He spoke with survivors of the Romanian Gulag and met with the youngest generation of the once so distinguished aristocracy, to talk about restitution of assets and about the future.


This book was selected for the shortlist of the Bob den Uyl Prize for the best travel book of 2011 and awarded with the Libris History Prize 2011.
Jaap Scholten lives in Hungary with his family, where he writes columns and feature articles for the Dutch leading newspaper NRC Handelsblad and other publications.


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Ethiopia: Alumni Mediterranean Dinner

Date:April 24, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Join Columbia alumni in Ethiopia for an Alumni Mediterranean Dinner at Aladdin Restaurant. Meet up with friends old and new as we enjoy a meal and catch up with one another. RSVP to Jennifer Fong, SIPA'11 at jf2612@caa.columbia.edu by Tuesday, April 22.

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Application Year Panel

Date: Thursday, April 24 from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm EDT
   
Location: 702 Hamilton Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Students are invited to learn more about the application/glide year from a panel of their peers.

All students are welcome to attend; students preparing to submit applications to medical, dental and veterinary school over this summer are especially encouraged to attend.

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John R. MacArthur, Publisher of Harper's Magazine: A Delacorte Lecture

Date:April 24, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Pulitzer Hall, World Room (3rd Floor)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Schaefer by sending email to ls2999@columbia.edu .

John R. (Rick) MacArthur is president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine and an award-winning journalist and author. Under his leadership, the magazine has received 18 National Magazine Awards, the industry’s highest recognition. In 2008, MacArthur published his third book, "You Can’t Be President: The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America." He writes a monthly column for the "Providence Journal" and, in French, for "Le Devoir" (Montreal) on a wide range of topics, from politics to culture. In 1993 he received the Mencken Award for best editorial/op-ed column for his New York Times investigation of Nayrah Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador's daughter who helped fake the Iraqi baby-incubator atrocity.

MacArthur’s first book, "Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War", won the Illinois ACLU’s 1992 Harry Kalven Freedom of Expression award. His follow-up, "The Selling of “Free Trade”: NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy", was published in the spring of 2000. A tireless advocate for international human rights, MacArthur founded and serves on the board of directors of the Death Penalty Information Center and the Roderick MacArthur Justice Center. Along with members of his family he founded Article 19, the International Center on Censorship, based in London, and in 1989 he initiated and helped organize the PEN/Article 19/Author’s Guild rally for Salman Rushdie. He is also on the board of directors of the Author’s Guild, and he is a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities. The Delacorte Lectures, presented in the spring semester, examine aspects of magazine journalism by a leader in the field of magazine publishing. The series is headed by Victor Navasky, the George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and director of the Delacorte Center. First guests will receive a copy of Harper's Magazine Lecture to begin at 7:30PM

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Cinema Thursday: Games of Love and Chance (L'esquive)

Date:April 24, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
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Movies are followed by a moderated discussion in French. Attendance is free. Films are in French with English subtitles.

 Abdellatif Kechiche, 2003, 123 min

A young tough living in a Parisian ghetto, Abdelkrim, develops a taste for the classics when he falls for a girl who wants to be an actor. Winner of four Cesar awards, including Best Film.

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Dominican Republic: Talk Series

Date:April 24, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm EDT
Location:Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Please join Columbia alumni in the Dominican Republic for the first in a series of talks about our great country. The talk, "La cuestion nacional en la Republica Dominicana," will be given by Dr. Frank Moya Pons.

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Calculating Capitalism

Date:April 25, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room
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Among the most striking trends charted in the humanities in recent years has been the remarkable investment made in trying to understand modern capitalism.

This conference seeks to profit from that boom by bringing together a range of scholars from the various disciplines that have developed novel methods for studying economic life: history, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies, literary studies, as well as economics, accounting, and! business studies. Organizing the conference will be the theme of calculation. Participants are invited to present papers that examine the place of computations, computational technologies, and the individuals who carry them out within the activities of capitalism. “Calculation” is understood expansively, encompassing a wide range of technicality, from the rudiments of commercial accounting to the most intricate algorithms of current quantitative finance.

Economic calculation might be found in many places: the budgeting practices of the family, the capital expenditure decisions of the corporate manager, the investment theses of the financier, the theoretical models of the academic economist, the public accounts of the state. It is hoped that examples will be drawn from a wide range of geographies and time periods, from the early-modern period to the present day.

Participants are particularly encouraged to reflect on how calculations encode the values—economic but also moral, political, and epistemological—of capitalism. How have particular calculations shaped (and continue to shape) market activities, as well as the regulations that govern them and the ethical expectations to which they are held? What cultural, social, and historical factors have been most important in shaping capitalism’s essential calculations? What calculations have come to define what qualifies as rational economic behavior, for individuals, firms, or governments? How have calculations come to measure political-economic success, whether for a credit-seeking individual, a corporate CEO, or a “developing” nation? What role have calculations served in reconciling or exacerbating the political tensions produced by capitalism? Have calculations promoted economic accessibility, both in the sense of facilitating commercial and governmental transparency and in making bu! siness activities open to a greater number of people? What role do scholars, particularly those adopting humanistic and qualitative methods, have to play in shaping our economy’s quantitative future?

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Dissertation Deposit Deadline for May Conferral (Booklet Inclusion)

Date: Friday, April 25, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dissertation Office by sending email to dissertations@columbia.edu .
 

Last day to complete a dissertation deposit for the May conferral and have your name appear in the Convocation Booklet.

 

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2014 WIPO World IP Day (April 25)

Date:April 25, 2014 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:New York at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mazurowski by sending email to lm2963@columbia.edu .
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USPTO, AIPLA, and WIPO invited you to join us at 2014 WIPO World IP Day event in New York at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from 8am - 12pm (8-9am is check-in & breakfast networking reception).

WIPO World IP Day is free & open to public. This year's event theme is "Movies a Global Passion" and it will highlight the importance of intellectual property in the TV/film industries.

We will have important keynote speakers including Deputy Director Michelle Lee of USPTO, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and Congresswoman Grace Meng (Invited). We will also have a panel discussion on "IP in Films" with renowned IP experts in NYC.

Following the panel, there will be a public exhibits featuring film studios, film service providers, and IP service providers.

Please RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/m8wabct

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2014 China Business Conference

Date:April 25, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Alfred Lerner Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jiayi Hao by sending email to jhao14@gsb.columbia.edu .
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Open to the Public: 
Please visit www.cbschinaconference.com to purchase a ticket.

The annual China Business Conference, sponsored by Columbia Business School and the Greater China Society, is the largest student-led conference among ! US business schools exploring current issues pertinent to domestic and multinational firms with current or prospective operations in China. The conference aims to provide a forum to elevate understanding of China’s rapidly evolving business landscape as well as discuss key opportunities and challenges associated with doing business in and with China.

This year’s conference will explore the theme of “the Search for the Next Growth Frontier”, as China begins to pivot away from an investment-driven growth model in favor of new growth strategies. The introduction of a new policy regime as well as a changing global macro economy presents unique challenges and opportunities for continued growth for both domestic firms and multinationals seeking cross-border growth. What macroeconomic policies would facilitate continued and sustainable GDP growth in China? What unique growth opportunities exist for private equity and venture capital investment? What strategies can multinational companies employ to grow in China? How can domestic Chinese firms expand globally? How can China’s capital markets support such transactions? Finally, with the recent focus on healthcare reform in the US, what opportunities and challenges are presented by China’s own ambitious healthcare reform, which aims to provide universal coverage to a population fo! ur and half times greater than that of the US?

Our keynotes and panels will explore these and other critical questions about China's evolving business environment.

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17th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum

Date:April 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Memorial Library, Rotunda
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lynda Hamilton by sending email to lh2671@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4253.
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Named for the 106th Mayor of the nation's largest city and the first African American Mayor elected in New York City, the David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum provides a vehicle for analysis, focus and dialogue around the dynamic elements of urban policies, programs, and initiatives.

For the past 19 years, this annual forum has addressed many of the challenging issues including education, the environment, labor, tourism, immigration and fiscal crises that successful and urban ecosystems must contend with. This year’s Forum is proud to welcome New York City’s 109th Mayor, Bill de Blasio, to present the keynote speech. As the first democrat and resident family to occupy Gracie Mansion in over twelve years, Mayor de Blasio joins the Forum’s legacy of keynoters that includes notables such as US Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Kirsten Gillibrand, Vice President Al Gore, Rep. Charles Rangel, Mayors Ed Rendell, Michael Nutter and Michael Bloomberg, and labor leaders John Sweeney, Lillian Roberts, Randi Weingarten and Dennis Rivera to provide the featured address.

This event will be live streamed through this link (http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?func=VIDI&id=columbiasipa&date=2014-04-25&seq=1&ext=1) as well as archived for future viewing.

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The Durst Conference: From Port to People: Reinventing Urban Waterfronts

Date:April 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
The Italian Academy
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Gavin Browning by sending email to gdb2106@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9248.
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Istanbul
Ulaş Akın, Serdar Bilgili, Sibel Bozdogan, Haluk Gerçek, Selva Gürdoğan and Alexis Şanal

Mumbai
P K Das, Surendra Hiranandani, Pankaj Joshi, Sulakshana Mahajan, Rahul Mehrotra, Geeta Mehta and Rajeev Thakker

New York City
John Alschuler, Vishaan Charkrabarti, Jesse M. Keenan, Helena Durst, Tom Fox, Paul Januszewski, Regina Myer and Richard Plunz

Rio de Janeiro
Shawn Amsler, Verena Andreatta, Washington Fajardo, Vitor Hugo dos Santos Pinto, Pedro Rivera and Gregory Vaca

Organized by Kate Ascher for CURE., Center for Urban Real Estate

For centuries, ports and harbors have played a seminal role in the development of commerce and cities. They evolved as a means of defense and of transportation—for both goods and people. Waterfronts were intense zones of use, dominated by piers, warehouses, markets and manufacturing workshops. Industrialization and increases in trade only reinforced the significance of water access, and harbors became an even more important asset of cities.

Over the course of the last half century, however, changes in shipping and trade have fundamentally reshaped the physical relationship between port areas and the cities that grew up around them. Advances in land transportation, new technologies for cargo handling, and the physical space required by containerization made many inner-city port facilities obsolete, drastically reducing the number of people whose livelihoods are made along the shore.

These changes have been felt by cities around the world, some as early as the 1960s and 1970s and some only more recently. Yet despite the disparity in time, the challenge has been the same: how to reclaim the waterfront for development, recreation or culture in a way that synthetically reconnects it to the city and the people it serves. Doing so is not a simple matter of physical planning; it often involves overcoming the challenges of contaminated lands, reluctant neighboring communities and environmental regulation that closely circumscribes what can be built (or rebuilt) in or along the water.

The reactivation of redundant “working waterfront” lands occurred first in industrially advanced countries in Europe and the US, in cities such as New York and London. Containerization left central city dockyards and piers silent, and the second half of the twentieth century saw ambitious—and not always successful—efforts to repurpose them. Today, similar changes are taking place in rapidly industrializing and growing cities in the Eastern Europe, Asia, and South America. The different stages and nature of such transformation processes will be the subject of the one-day symposium From Port to People: Reinventing Urban Waterfronts, which will look closely at the experience of waterfront redevelopment in four cities: Istanbul, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro.

As early as the 1970s, New York spearheaded waterfront redevelopment, revitalizing parts of lower Manhattan through development projects such as Battery Park City and the South Street Seaport. Since then, other parts of New York’s formerly working waterfront have been rezoned from non-residential uses to mixed-use, and redevelopment is taking place at a fast pace. Spurred in part by the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, Rio de Janeiro is moving ahead with a wildly ambitious plan to redevelop a major segment of its urban port zone—including the construction of underground roadways, new rail lines and significant new commercial development. Istanbul is likewise moving forward on significant waterfront projects, including the recent privatization of one of its former commercial ports as part of an effort to create a new district for tourism. In contrast, Mumbai’s waterfront has long been overlooked as part of the city’s development plans—though the opening of a new su! bway along the eastern side of the city has focused attention on the potential of the city’s eastern waterfront.

The symposium will consider these realized, ongoing, and planned waterfront revitalization projects, investigating the challenges and opportunities that waterfront development presents for planners, developers and cities. Focusing among other areas on governance, finance, transportation planning, and design, panelists will explore what these waterfront cities can learn from each other in an effort to identify solutions and ideas that can help ease the exciting transition along the waterfront “from port to people.”

Schedule

9:15–9:30am
Welcome & Conference Goals
Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University GSAPP
Kate Ascher

9:30–10am
Cities on the Water: A Historic Overview
Studio-X Directors will present their respective cities in the context of their waterfront history, ports and harbors. The presentations identify and locate the sites of current port redevelopment projects that are of primary interest, and introduce the different issues at play.

Mumbai: Rajeev Thakker
Istanbul: Selva Gürdoğan
Rio de Janeiro: Pedro Rivera

10–11am
Urban Mobility: Access to and from the Waterfront
The first panel discusses the link that exists between waterfront uses, infrastructure and development. Creating access to the waterfront plays a crucial role in the implementation and success of redevelopment projects, bringing people to and from jobs, recreation, and living—particularly in areas with no pre-existing infrastructure. How do you connect people from both the city’s heart and outlying areas to the old and new waterfront and beyond? The panel will examine issues of job access, infrastructure, governance, and management.
Facilitator: Tom Fox
Istanbul: Haluk Gerçek
Mumbai: Pankaj Joshi
New York: Helena Durst
Rio de Janeiro: Verena Andreatta

11–11:15am
Break

11:15–12:15pm
Envisioning & Financing Development
In this panel, real estate developers will examine the strategies that guide their investments in waterfront developments. How are they different from typical developments? What are the risks? How have waterfront developments been financed? How do local regulations (e.g. coastal zoning laws) influence investment strategies? The panel will compare the underlying economic context, finance mechanisms, and development approaches in the four cities.
Facilitator: Vishaan Chakrabarti
Istanbul: Serdar Bilgili
Mumbai: Surendra Hiranandani
New York: Paul Januszewski
Rio de Janeiro: Gregory Vaca

12:15–1pm
Lunch

1–2pm
Identifying the Legal and Regulatory Framework
The first panel sets the stage by discussing the various political challenges and legal hurdles that frame waterfront development, identifying the factors that impact the speed and nature of waterfront projects. What are the different levels of government and types of oversight involved in the planning and implementation of redevelopment schemes? Issues of governance, development rights, land-use regulations and ownership will be covered.
Facilitator: Jesse Keenan
Istanbul: Ulaş Akın
Mumbai: Sulakshana Mahajan
Rio de Janeiro: Vitor Hugo dos Santos


2–3pm
From Port to People: Shaping Public Space
It is people who create successful urban spaces. How do we design waterfronts for the public’s access, use and benefit? What is the role of community and cultural heritage in the creation of new urban conditions? The panel will discuss various strategies proposed by designers and planners that enable the activation and transformation of these waterfronts to benefit more than just the development community alone.
Facilitator: Geeta Mehta
Istanbul: Sibel Bozdogan
Mumbai: P K Das
New York: Regina Myer
Rio de Janeiro: Washington Fajardo

3–3:30pm
Break

3:30–4:30pm
Now What? Planning for the Future
Having discussed a wide range of issues and case studies, this last panel explores ideas and lessons that may be transferred from one place to another. How might the experiences of an ‘early adapter’ like New York or an ‘innovator’ like Rio help structure thinking about waterfront developments still in very early stages, e.g. the eastern waterfront in Mumbai? How do specific local contexts hinder or limit such transfer of ideas and knowledge?
Facilitator: Kate Ascher
Istanbul: Alexis Şanal
Mumbai: Rahul Mehrotra
New York: Richard Plunz
Rio de Janeiro: Shawn Amsler

4:30pm–4:45pm
Closing Remarks
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Columbia University GSAPP

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Culture and Everyday Life in North Korea

Date:April 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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Kent Hall, Room 403
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jooyeon Kim by sending email to jk2857@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1728.
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A conference with Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History, Columbia University; Ruth Barraclough, Senior Lecturer, School of Culture, History & Language, Australian National University and Visiting Scholar, Columbia University; Cheehyung Kim, ACLS Faculty Fellow in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University; Suzy Kim, Assistant Professor of Korean History, Rutgers University; Andre Schmid, Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto; Dafna Zur, Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University.

No registration required.

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APAM Research Conference

Date:April 25, 2014 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am EDT
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus,
Room 214 S.W. Mudd
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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APAM faculty, staff and students are invited to the APAM Department Research Conference every Friday morning during the academic year.

The lecture series features faculty talks in the Fall semester and graduate student talks in the Spring semester. 



Kate Eckerle, Applied Mathematics (Advisors: Brian Greene & David Keyes)
"Moving Through the Landscape By Way of Kink Collisions"
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Zhaoyi Li, Materials Science & Engineering (Advisor: Nanfang Yu)
“Modulation of Mid-infrared light using Graphene-Metal plasmonic metasurface”

Spring 2014 Coordinator: Francesco Volpe

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IPWSD Keynote Speech

Date:
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 417

Contact:
Eyal Frank, egf2117@columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute; Quetelet Professor, Sustainable Development; Professor, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Prof. Jeffery Sachs will talk about the research challenges in the field of sustainable development, what are the important research questions that require the attention of the research community, and how research is connected to with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

For more information about the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development 2014 click here

Sponsors:
Earth Institute

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