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CDM: D.C. Alumni Study Club Dinner

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

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Position: Istvan Deak Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies at Columbia University

Date: From August 01, 2014 through May 29, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Humanities or Social Science Departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Violetta Tutunik by sending email to vt2237@columbia.edu .

Position: István Deák Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies at Columbia University Columbia University invites applications for the István Deák Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies for one semester (Fall or Spring) in the academic year 2014-2015. The professorship, commemorating Professor Deák's legacy of excellence in research and teaching, is open to senior scholars with active interest and accomplishments in East and Central European studies. The visiting professor will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science Departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and will teach two courses, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. The visitor is expected to give one public lecture and participate in the academic life of the University, whose interests in East and Central European studies are well represented on campus by the East Central European Center, the Blinken European Institute, and the Harriman Institute. Minimum qualifications: Masters Degree in a relevant discipline. Distinction in research and teaching in the field of East and Central European Studies. Preferred qualifications: PhD preferred. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Special Instructions to applicants: All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Using RAPS, applicants can upload the following required materials : a letter of application; curriculum vitae; the names of three persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference; and a modest sample (article or book chapter) of scholarship. The letter of application should include a statement of which semester the applicant prefers, a short list of possible courses which the applicant might teach, and a description of the applicant's current research interests. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size). For inquiries about the position please contact Alan Timberlake, at2205@columbia.edu. For questions about the RAPS application process please contact David Eisenberg, de2205@columbia.edu Required applicant documents for Upload: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, List of References, Writing, Sample/Publication 1 Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To apply, go to: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58163

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

Date:From December 09, 2014 at 10:30 am through February 03, 2015 at 11:30 pm EST
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Late Registration and Change of Program

Date:  From Monday, January 26 through Friday, January 30, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the GS Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Late registration and change of program online or by phone. Consult SSOL for registration appointment information.

A late registration fee will be assessed; students who register after January 30 must pay an additional fee. 



Late Registration and Change of Program for Spring 2015

Date:  From Monday, January 26 through Friday, January 30, 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 Spring 2015. Students may only register during designated appointment times (available in SSOL).

Students who register for the first time after Friday, January 17, 2015 must pay a late fee. Students who register after Friday, January 31, 2015 must pay an additional late fee.

See the Registration page of the GSAS website for additional information

 

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Late Registration and Change of Program

Date:  From Monday, January 26 through Friday, January 30, 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 or by phone. Consult SSOL for registration appointment information.

A late registration fee will be assessed; students who register after January 30 must pay an additional fee. 

 

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Fall Term Deferred Examinations

Date: Monday, January 26, 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.
 

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Fall Term Deferred Examinations

Date: Monday, January 26, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 


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Online Information Session - Data Science Institute Academic Programs

Date:January 26, 2015 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am EST
Location:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6650850541926541313
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact The Data Science Institute by sending email to datascience@columbia.edu .
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Join us for our Online Information Session. This session will include an overview of the Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences and the future MS in Data Science programs, admissions criteria, financial aid and student life! To register, please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6650850541926541313

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IRB 101

Date:January 26, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EST
Location:Black Building, Alumni Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Lally by sending email to rcl2118@columbia.edu or by calling 342-0948.
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This session will provide:

 

- A history of human subjects protection and the ethical principles that guide human subjects research;

- An overview of the federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research;

- Criteria for IRB review;

- Tips for submitting complete and understandable new protocols, modifications, renewals and adverse event reports;

- Tips for obtaining IRB approval more quickly;

- The RASCAL system;

- The IRB review process.

 

Who should attend?

- Research personnel who have not attended the IRB 101 series in the past;

- Individuals new to the research environment;

- Research personnel new to Columbia;

- All those who wish to gain a historical perspective and learn the ethical and regulatory guidelines for Human Subjects Research.

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CCNMTL Faculty and Instructor Workshop: How Mediathread can Transform your classroom

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Date: January 26, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Room 204
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ellen 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.

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Irving Institute CER/PCOR Seminar

Date:January 26, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Irving Institute Educational Center Classroom (PH-10-405A/B)
622 West 168 Street, Floor 10, Room 405A/B
NYC 10032
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact David Zhai by sending email to dz2214@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-304-5550.

Latent Variable and Structural Equation Melanie Wall PhD, Professor of Biostatistics (in Psychiatry); Director, Division of Biostatistics (in Psychiatry), CUMC

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CLE event with Lee Caplan on Transparency of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (practitioners)

Date:January 26, 2015 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall room 807
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Paulo Cunha by sending email to pmc2105@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1830.
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One common critique of investor-state arbitration (or "ISDS") under investment treaties is that the process allows disputes with important public policy implications to be resolved behind closed doors. But, with recent actions by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) to increase transparency in ISDS, there is an opportunity to minimize this concern. In July 2013,UNCITRAL adopted a set of rules - the Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration ("Transparency Rules") -- to provide a template for opening up these proceedings to public view, and to give amicus curiae and the investors' home state greater clarity regarding their ability to participate in the disputes. More recently, in July 2014, UNCITRAL adopted a treaty (the "Mauritius Convention on Transparency") that governments can ratify in order to ensure wide application of the Transparency Rules. The Mauritius Convention will be open for signature in March 2015.

This free CLE session for practitioners will provide governments, investors, and other interested stakeholders with an overview of the Transparency Rules, the Mauritius Convention on Transparency, and what these instruments mean for them.

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, each live non-transitional CLE panel will provide one credit hour that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only for full attendance of a panel in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. Please note that there will be separate registers for each CLE panel, with sign-out and sign-in required for each one. On sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

Registration is free but required for CLE credit.

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CLE event with Lee Caplan on Transparency of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (students)

Date:January 26, 2015 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall Room 807
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Paulo Cunha by sending email to pmc2105@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1830.
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One common critique of investor-state arbitration (or "ISDS") under investment treaties is that the process allows disputes with important public policy implications to be resolved behind closed doors. But, with recent actions by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) to increase transparency in ISDS, there is an opportunity to minimize this concern. In July 2013,UNCITRAL adopted a set of rules - the Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration ("Transparency Rules") -- to provide a template for opening up these proceedings to public view, and to give amicus curiae and the investors' home state greater clarity regarding their ability to participate in the disputes. More recently, in July 2014, UNCITRAL adopted a treaty (the "Mauritius Convention on Transparency") that governments can ratify in order to ensure wide application of the Transparency Rules. The Mauritius Convention will be open for signature in March 2015.

This free CLE session will provide governments, investors, and other interested stakeholders with an overview of the Transparency Rules, the Mauritius Convention on Transparency, and what these instruments mean for them.

Registration is free but required.

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Power Half Hour: LinkedIn Profile Development

Date:January 26, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tracy McGarry by sending email to tm2713@columbia.edu .
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Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

With over 200 million professionals on LinkedIn, LinkedIn is one of the most powerful online professional resources and an easy way for you to connect with alumni and industry professionals. Join this workshop to learn how to develop your profile and make it stand out.

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

Eligibility: Students that attend Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of the Arts

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Data Management Planning Workshop

Date:January 26, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library
Studio@Butler (208 Butler Library)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Amy Nurnberger by sending email to anurnberger@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2827.
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Data management issues are basic to many, if not most, disciplines, formats, and projects. A data management plan 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 by making you a more effective and efficient researcher or scholar, meeting funder requirements, and enabling future data sharing. Come join us in the studio@butler to start planning your data management for your next project! (computing device recommended by previous attendees)

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What's Next? The Ukraine Crisis in the Global Context

Date:January 26, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

Please join the Harriman Institute for a round table discussion about the international implications of the Ukraine Crisis.

Panelists:

Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College.

Valery Kuchinsky, Former Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations; Adjunct Professor of International Relations, Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.

Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College.

Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University.

Moderated by Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Profesosr of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy; Director, Harriman Institute.

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Accenture Info Session

Date:January 26, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Location:Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

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

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

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The Politics of Russian and Western Responses to Refugee Displacement from Eastern Ukraine

Date:January 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location:Barnard College
Broadway at West 117th Street
New York, NY 10027
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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Russian justifications for aiding separatists in Eastern Ukraine pose the largest challenge to western conceptions of humanitarianism since the end of the Cold War. Likewise, the displacement of nearly one million people “at the heart of Europe” has generated competing claims from Russia and the West over the victimhood of the people of the Donbas. This contention challenges not only national and state boundaries but also commonly held ideas on the relationship between territory and rights. 
 Raphi Rechitsky is an assistant professor of sociology at the European University at Saint Petersburg, and recently finished his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He is currently completing a monograph on refugees in Ukraine, and a study of Ukrainian refugees in Russia. 
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Tortoise Investment Management, LLC Info Session

Date:January 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

Tortoise Investment Management is a rapidly growing independent investment management firm managing approximately $550 million. Based in White Plains, NY (just outside of New York City), we provide customized, sophisticated investment management and financial advice for high net worth families and individuals throughout the country. Our investment philosophy emphasizes asset allocation, risk management and a conservative, long-term approach. Every member of our investment team, from the junior-most analyst to the founder, participates in the management of our investment portfolios and our client relationships. Our business has been built upon our core principle of putting our clients' interests first. It is crucial to our ongoing success that we continue to attract, develop and retain employees with the highest level of integrity. Please join us for an information session to learn more about the wealth management industry, as well as our summer internship opportunities.

Target Audience: Juniors
Suggested Attire: Business casual

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Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar: Dario Villani

Date:January 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location:Davis Auditorium, CEPSR Building
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .
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Title: 6 Memos for the Next Trading Years

Abstract: The talk explores six topics in trading and risk management that are key to differentiate between a good trade and a bad one. Correlation, frequency content of a noisy signal, and portfolio construction will be discussed with special emphasis on how models and strategies need to be different on the buy side vs. the sell side (practical applications will be drawn from rates, credit, and equities). Trading and modeling challenges of current rates environment will also be discussed.

Bio: Dario Villani is Co-Head of Global Rates & Macro at Hutchin Hill Capital LP. Dario joined Hutchin Hill from BlueCrest Capital Management where he was Portfolio Manager and built the Credit and Macro effort in the US. Dario was Managing Director in Global Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank before BlueCrest. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2008, Mr. Villani was Managing Director of the Global Strategic Risk Group at Merrill Lynch. In this role, he headed proprietary trading for structured credit, ABS and CMBS. From 2004 to 2006, he was Vice President of the Proprietary Positioning Business at JPMorgan Chase. Previously, Mr. Villani worked at Hess Energy Trading Company as a Commodities Trader. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics with highest honors and a Masters in Finance from Princeton University and has authored over 25 articles in finance, physics and statistics. Dario is also a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University where he teaches a graduate class in Trading and Risk Management.

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Public Culture: Celebrities and Publics in the Internet Era

Date:January 26, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm EST
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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Orlando Harriman professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Sharon Marcus, discusses the history of celebrity in public culture.,br>

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Film Screening: The Unvanquished

Date:January 26, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

This event, originally set for 1/26, has been postponed to 2/9.

This is a rare chance to see a forgotten film, newly subtitled by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival.
 
Remarkably, The Unvanquished (directed by Mark Donskoy, 1945; Kiev Film Studio) was not just the first Soviet film that portrayed mass murder of Jewish people—it was one of the first Holocaust films worldwide. It remains one of the rare films that portray the “Holocaust by bullets,” the mass executions that killed millions of Soviet Jews even before the death camps. The execution scene was filmed on location, in Babii Yar in Kiev, a place which came to symbolize the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. But The Unvanquished also introduced a number of motifs that we will see in later international films: the Jewish child in hiding, the character of the righteous gentile, and the tragic procession of Jews being marched towards their death.
 
This film will be introduced by Olga Gershenson, Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of The Phantom Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and Jewish Catastrophe (2013). Professor Gershenson will also lead a Q&A after the film screening.
 
Presented by the Slavic and East European Film Series at Columbia University (funded by the Department of Slavic Languages, and the East Central European Center) and the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies.

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AQR Capital Management Info Session

Date:January 26, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Faculty House, Garden Room 2
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

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Applied Mathematics Colloquium

Date:January 27, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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POSTPONED: This seminar will be rescheduled.

Christopher Henderson
Stanford University

"Front Propagation in Population Dynamics and Combustion"

Introduced in the early twentieth century, the Fisher-KPP equation models the growth and spread of a population. Later, related reaction advection-diffusion (RAD) equations emerged as useful models for a wide variety of natural phenomena, from combustion to criminal behavior to mathematical physics. Typically, solutions to these equations are characterized by the invasion of an unstable state by the stable state. In this talk, I will discuss this phenomenon in two such RAD equations: the Fisher-KPP equation (used to model population dynamics) and ignition-type reaction-advection-diffusion equations (used to model combustion in a fluid). In the case of the former, I will go over new results on the precise speed with which the stable state spreads. In the case of the latter, I will discuss the existence of traveling fronts, which typically determine spreading rates, in a relatively new model for combustion in a fluid which arises through coupling.

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Finance Town Hall Meeting

Date:January 27, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
Location:Alfred Lerner Hall Auditorium (2920 Broadway at 115th Street)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Finance Human Resources by sending email to financehr@columbia.edu .

Breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m.  If Kosher meals are needed, please contact Cynthia Leslie at cleslie@columbia.edu

RSVP required by Wednesday, January 21st.  


 

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Name: Enter the LOTTERY for Dine with Deantini by 1/27 at 9:00 a.m. (CC Juniors)
Date: January 27, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:01 am EST
Location: 208 Hamilton Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kyle Krause by sending email to kk2775@columbia.edu .
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Columbia College juniors are welcome to enter into this lottery to be selected, at random, to dine with Dean Valentini in an intimate, group setting, on Friday, January 30. By entering the lottery, you are confirming your availability for the entire duration of the event. Note: This registration is ONLY to be entered into the lottery. Students who are selected to attend will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28.

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Careers Beyond the Academy for PhD Students

Date:January 27, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam, through the Wein Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Richard Kurz by sending email to rk347@columbia.edu .

This workshop is designed to help PhD students from all disciplines prepare for and execute a non-academic job search. Discussion will focus briefly on the nuts and bolts of the job search and will also explore the myriad career options available to you - the process by which you indentify 'best fit' career options, survey resources to examine those options, and locate opportunities.

Attire: Casual
Registration: Required
Eligibility: This event is open to all Graduate Students of GSAS, SEAS, and SOA

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Introduction to Citation Management Software

Date:January 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Lehman library, room 321a, IAB
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Fadi Dagher by sending email to fd2102@columbia.edu .

Learn about citation management tools and how to cite while you write. We'll introduce two tools available to the Columbia community - Endnote and Zotero. We will show how to import citations and cite as you write.

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Rascal IRB Module Update

Date:January 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Library, Trustee's Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Lally by sending email to rcl2118@columbia.edu or by calling 342-0948.
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Join us for an update on the progress of the IRB 2.0 system development and a discussion regarding next steps for IRB submissions.

While there is not a set date for the new system to go live, researchers will need to start taking action NOW to ensure a smooth transition.

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Power Half Hour: On-Campus Interviewing

Date:January 27, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Career Education by sending email to cce@columbia.edu .
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The Center for Career Education’s (CCE) On-Campus Recruiting Program (OCR) brings employers to campus for the purpose of meeting, interviewing and recruiting students. On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is a critical component to the success of the On-Campus Recruiting program for both students and employers alike.

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

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

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

This workshop will be offered on:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

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

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

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

Eligibility: Students and alumni that attend Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of the Arts

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Handling Challenging Situations

Date:January 27, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - HSC LL-107
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

This course is part of the Customer Service Track and will enable you to apply effective communication and EI skills in potentially challenging situations. Participants will learn techniques to proactively prevent and learn ways to handle challenging situations with patients and colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review Emotional Intelligence skills and how the failure to use them can impact a patient visit
  • To study a proactive approach to service that helps prevent challenging situations
  • To discuss helpful responses to challenging situations
  • To define "Service Recovery" and how it can be used to address a service breakdown with patients or colleagues
  • To practice handling challenging situations by managing other people's expectations

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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Thomas Wollmann (Harvard)

Date:January 27, 2015 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EST
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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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Aharon Ben-Tal (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

Date:January 27, 2015 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Location:Mudd 303
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Title: The Power of Duality


Speaker: Aharon Ben-Tal, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 27th  1:10 - 2:00PM

Location: Mudd 303

Abstract: The talk discusses the use of Duality Theory to greatly simplify the solution of otherwise much more intricate optimization problems.  This is illustrated by considering applications arising in Robust Optimization,Statistical Information Theory, Structural Design and Machine Learning.

 

Bio: Aharon Ben-Tal is a Professor of Operations Research and former Head of the MINERVA Optimization Center at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and holder of the Dresner Chair.  He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1973.  He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, University of Copenhagen, Delft University of Technology, MIT, CWI Amsterdam, Columbia and NYU. His interests are in Continuous Optimization, particularly nonsmooth and large-scale problems, conic and robust optimization, as well as convex and nonsmooth analysis. Recently the focus of his research is on optimization problems affected by uncertainty. In the last 15 years, he has devoted much effort to engineering applications of optimization methodology and computational schemes. Some of the algorithms developed in the MINERVA Optimization Center are in use by Industry (Medical Imaging, Aerospace). He has published more than 125 papers in professional journals and co-authored three books:  Optimality in Nonlinear Programming:  A Feasible Direction Approach (Wiley-Interscience, 1981) Lectures on Modern Convex Optimization:  Analysis, Algorithms and Engineering Applications (SIAM-MPS series on optimization, 2001) and Robust Optimization (Princeton University press ,2009). Prof. Ben-Tal served two term as the Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion. He served as a council member of the Mathematical Programming Society (1994-1997).  He was Area Editor (Continuous Optimization) of Math. of  Operations Research (1993-1999), member of the Editorial Board of SIAM J. Optimization, J. Convex Analysis, OR LettersMathematical Programming, Management ScienceMath. Modeling and Numerical Analysis, European J. of Operations Research and Computational Management Science.  From January 2012 he is the Area Editor (Optimization) for Operations Research.

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How to Run for an Office: The Art Of Campaigning

Date:January 27, 2015 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1201
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu or by calling +12128512326.

Please join us for a conversation with the leading Czech political campaign strategist Anna Matuskova who will share her extensive experience with how to run for an office and manage a major political campaign.

Anna Matuskova lectures political marketing and strategy at Charles University, Institute of Communications and Journalism in Prague. She was 2007 Fulbright Research Fellow at Columbia University ISERP. Her work as a campaign strategist includes political parties in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Kosovo, Turkey, Bosna and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Egypt. Since 2006, she is a vice-chair of European Values Think-Tank in Prague.

The event is sponsored by the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center.

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Weatherhead East Asian Institute Fellowships Information Session

Date:January 27, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
International Affairs Building 918
420 West 118th Street #1, New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Laura Lechner by sending email to ll2963@columbia.edu .
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The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) offers funding for research, language acquisition, internships, and dissertation write-ups during the summer and academic year to selected Columbia students committed to professional and academic engagement concerning East and Southeast Asia.  The WEAI is dedicated to providing students access to professional and academic opportunities at the undergraduate, master, doctoral, and postdoctoral level. For more information on various fellowships, grants, eligibility and how to apply, please visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/funding/

The deadline for summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 WEAI fellowships and grants is February 13, 2015

If you are interested in applying for a WEAI fellowship, or just learning about the different funding opportunities, please come to this Information Session.

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CUMC Research Associates Program Information Session

Date: Tuesday, January 27 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
   
Location: 212A Lewisohn Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Registration Deadline: January 26, 2015, 5:00pm

Students are invited to an information session led by Dr. Ellen Sano who will discuss opportunities in emergency medicine research through the Research Associates Program she directs at Columbia University Medical Center.

This program has a limited number of volunteer positions for qualified Postbac Premed and GS undergraduate premed students.  The work requires a firm commitment of eight hours per week during the fall semester.  The Program can be a good way to satisfy all or part of the clinical and research requirement.

[The School of General Studies does not screen the healthcare jobs and volunteer positions posted on its listservs.  This posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.  Investigate all opportunities before committing.]



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Seattle: Eric Avila on Race, Space, and American Culture after WWII

Date:January 27, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Seattle, WA
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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UCLA Professor Eric Avila describes how his scholarly interest in racial identity, urban space and cultural expression have shaped his research and writing thus far, and sketches the contours of his next research project--a broad investigation of postwar American culture, reinterpreted through the rise of the postwar urban region and its attendant disparities of race, class and gender. In Chocolate Cities and Vanilla Suburbs, Avila proposes a new interpretation of postwar American culture, moving away from standard Cold War narratives to explore how the structural transformation of urban life after World War II—highway construction, suburbanization, urban renewal, slum clearance, deindustrialization and white flight—engendered new discourses of identity, new imaginings of community, and new expressions of social conflict. Let's meet up at Big Time Brewing Company at 5pm and then head over to Kane Hall together for this lecture at 6:30pm. Please register for the event on UW's site and rsvp on this page. UW registration page: http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=121521&view=Detail Big Time Brewing Company 4133 University Wy NE Seattle, WA 98105 Kane Hall 4069 Spokane Lane Seattle, WA 98105 WHEN January 27, 2015 at 5pm - 8pm WHERE Kane Hall (University of Washington)

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Book Talk: Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future

Date:January 27, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Theresa Murphy by sending email to cgeg@columbia.edu .
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Join Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Former Polish Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister, as he discusses his new book Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future, with Edmund Phelps, Joseph Stiglitz, and Jan Svejnar.

Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future addresses
the challenging questions of mankind's long-term future and the global economy. It employs a holistic approach in answering fundamental questions about the threats and opportunities ahead and proposes strategies for ways to move forward.

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (www.volatileworld.net), intellectual and politician, a key architect of Poland's successful reforms, the founder and Director of TIGER Center – Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research at the Kozminski University, Warsaw, is the author of international bestsellers From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation and Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World. His books and papers have been translated in 25 languages.


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The UN at 70: Past Experiences and Future Opportunities

Date:January 27, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ryan Berger by sending email to rb2963@columbia.edu .

The United Nations Studies Specialization at SIPA invites Columbia students and faculty to a commemorative discussion on the UN's 70th anniversary in 2015. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will reflect on the UN’s progress since its founding and discuss the road ahead in light of new challenges. Professor Elisabeth Lindenmayer, Director of United Nations Studies at SIPA, will moderate a subsequent conversation and a question-and-answer period with the audience will follow. A reception will conclude in the Kellogg Center. Advance registration and CUID are required.

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Miller Theatre: Trios by Zorn

Date:January 27, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
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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Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of todayÂ’s most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select Tuesday evenings.

New-music maverick John Zorn created this program of three works for violin, piano, and cello that run the gambit between heaven and hell. The Aristos presents “ten metaphysical ambiguities” for the musicians to perform, while Hexentarot—completed by Zorn on the eve of the Grand Sabbath Beltane—provides music for witches’ rites. With Amour Fou, the composer delves into a whirlwind of emotion at the core of human experience: crazy love.

Concert starts at 6 p.m. Admissison is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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POSTPONED: Data Science Institute Colloquium Series Event, Prof. Kathleen R. McKeown

Date:January 27, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Davis Auditorium, 412 CEPSR (Schapiro Center), 530 W 120th St, 4th Floor
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Data Science Institute by sending email to datascience@columbia.edu .
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Due to the expected snowstorm, this event has been postponed. Details with the new date will be announced soon - stay tuned!

Professor Kathleen R. McKeown
Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science and Director of Data Science Institute

Title: At the Intersection of Data Science and Language

Abstract:  Data science holds the promise to solve many of society’s most pressing challenges but much of the necessary data is locked within the volumes of text and speech on the web. Thus, in many cases, data science can only succeed if paired with natural language processing. In this talk, Professor McKeown will describe research projects that draw from language data along a continuum from fact to fiction. She will present a system that predicts the future impact of a scientific concept - represented as a technical term - based on the information available in recently published research articles, research on learning from knowledge of past disasters, as seen through the lens of the media and on the use of data science in a far different discipline, the field of literature.

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Miller Theatre: Trios by Zorn

Date:January 27, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
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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Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of todayÂ’s most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select Tuesday evenings.

New-music maverick John Zorn created this program of three works for violin, piano, and cello that run the gambit between heaven and hell. The Aristos presents “ten metaphysical ambiguities” for the musicians to perform, while Hexentarot—completed by Zorn on the eve of the Grand Sabbath Beltane—provides music for witches’ rites. With Amour Fou, the composer delves into a whirlwind of emotion at the core of human experience: crazy love.

Concert starts at 6 p.m. Admissison is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Houston: "Global Disruption in Energy Markets"

Date:January 27, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location:Houston, TX
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Patricia Gras (JRN '90) moderates a panel of experts from IHS, EnCap Investments, Dyna-Drill and Rice U. Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 pm at The Junior League 1811 Briar Oaks in Houston 77027 $35 if registered by January 22.

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Industry Showcase: AMP (Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations)

Date:January 27, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location:Lerner Hall, Room 569
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

The Center for Career Education (CCE) in collaboration with Columbia Women’s Business Society will hold a panel and networking session for organizations with opportunities in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations. This event will shed light on the differences between these three industries and allow you to network with professionals from several organizations.

Companies Participating (to date):
AOL
Burson-Marsteller
DeVries Global
FITZ & CO
Kelton Global
New York Yankees
TVI

Eligibility: Students that attend Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of the Arts

Resume: it is always good practice to have your resume on-hand. Employers may request one.

Registration: Students should register online through CCE's calendar 
 
Target Audience: All students

Suggested Attire: Professional attire required
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Applied Mathematics Colloquium

Date:January 28, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd
Room 210 (APAM Conference Room)
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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POSTPONED: This seminar will be rescheduled.

Leonardo Andres Zepeda Nunez
MIT


"The method of polarized traces: How to solve the High Frequency Helmholtz equation in sublinear runtime"

The high-frequency Helmholtz equation in a heterogeneous medium is a difficult problem in numerical analysis. Direct solvers are either unwieldy to set up for the problem as a whole, or are hard to link up in a domain decomposition framework. On the other hand, preconditioners for iterative solvers tend to suffer either from a lack of scalability, or from a convergence rate highly dependent on the frequency. 

In this work, we present a hybrid approach, which results in a highly scalable algorithm with sublinear runtime in the number of unknowns normally needed to represent the solution in the volume.

This approach uses efficient direct solvers locally in large subdomains and properly couples them with transmission conditions in the form of incomplete Green's integrals. The coupling allows us to reduce the problem to a boundary integral equation, which is solved iteratively. The BIE is preconditioned by introducing a polarization of the waves thus achieving a fast convergence rate independent of the frequency and the number of subdomains. This approach is especially attractive when the local Green's functions are precomputed, and a fast algorithm is available for their application.

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Application Deadline: 2015 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Internship

Date:January 28, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Apply Online.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Jolly or LT James Gooch by sending email to cleh@cdc.gov .
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2015 Summer Internship Opportunity Announcement

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR.  Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program. 

 

Application due date: January 28, 2015

Program dates:  June 10 – August 14, 2015

“No two days at CDC/ATSDR were the same throughout my 10-week internship. Each day presented me with new opportunities for exploration and growth, and enabled me to think outside of the box about many environmental issues I had never before considered as important to human health.”

– Celia Karp, 2013 CLEH intern


Eligibility requirements:
1. US citizenship or permanent residency with a green card.
2. Full-time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2015. 
Note: Seniors graduating in spring 2015 will not be accepted into this program.
3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Note: The number of intern positions is dependent on funds available.

 

Please visit our website for more information and application instructions.

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Pink Elephant ITIL Foundations Training

Date:January 28, 2015 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST
Location:Studebaker, 622 West 132nd Street, 1st floor
Conference room 160
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Eaton by sending email to je2429@columbia.edu or by calling 212-853-0484.

January 28th - 30th ITIL Foundations Training from 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Priority, Time & Stress Management

Date:January 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - 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.

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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DEES Dissertation Defefense:Subseasonal-to-Decadal Predictability of Extreme Rainfall Events in South East South America for the Austral Summer

Date:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location:
Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Marine Biology/Seismology Building, Seismology Seminar Room, Second Floor

Contact:
Missy Pinckert, missy@ldeo.columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Angel Muńoz, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

The,Columbia University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) presents "Subseasonal-to-Decadal Predictability of Extreme Rainfall Events in South East South America for the Austral Summer," with Angel Muńoz, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University.

Open to the public.  For more information visit http://eesc.columbia.edu/

Sponsors:
Lamont-Doherty
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