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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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Major Declaration Month

Date:  From Wednesday, October 1 through Friday, October 31, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University 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.
 

Students may declare a major using the online major declaration form.

 

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Race Matters But Not How You Think It Does!: The Psychology of How Stereotypes Affect How We Live, Work, Play and Pray

Date:From October 14, 2014 at 10:30 am EDT through December 03, 2014 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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Art Exhibit: THE BOOK

Date:From October 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm EDT through November 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .
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Exhibition can be viewed October 23-November 21, 12-5 p.m., and during evening events; Opening reception Wednesday, October 22, 5-7 p.m.

Elisabeth Raphaël’s fourteen sculptures exhibited at the Columbia Maison Française draw their inspiration from a reading of the Tanakh - the Hebrew Bible - but other books can be imagined too in these works. Each sculpture contains an ancient Hebrew text stamped on fragile leaves made of bone china. Some leaves are hidden between minimalist clay blocks. Other leaves are caressed by hands of wrapped textile.

Elisabeth Raphaël lives and works in Paris. Her works have been exhibited in France, Belgium, Israel, the United Kingdom and China. She won the Grand Prix of the International Biennale of Vallauris in 2012. Her sculptures and installations are represented in the Magnelli Museum of Vallauris, the Museum of Châteauroux and the Yad Vashem Museum of Jerusalem.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation

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Financial and Retirement Planning Workshop for Officers Ages 21-39 (Studebaker Location)

Date:October 31, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Studebaker Building, 622 West 132nd Street, Room 469
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Gisele Monroe by sending email to gm2522@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7016.
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This workshop is designed to help Officers who are ages 21-39 make decisions about their personal financial goals and retirement planning.

The following topics will be covered:

•    Cash and Debt Management
•    College Planning
•    Insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Retirement Income Sources and Investments
•    Estate Planning for Employees Early in their Career
 
This Financial and Retirement Planning Workshop is a partial-day session, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.  Coffee/Tea will be served at 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. 

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APAM Research Conference

Date:October 31, 2014 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am EDT
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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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.



Brian Cairns, NASA GISS
"A Polarizing View of Clouds and Aerosols"
&
Jan Perlwitz, NASA GISS
"Predicting the Mineral Composition of Dust Aerosols With an Earth System Model"

Andrew Cole, Fall 2014 Coordinator

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Visit from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Date: Friday, October 31 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
   
Location: 601 Fairchild
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lourdes Jiminez by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 
An admissions representative from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine will visit to discuss Campbell's medical school program and the admissions process.
 
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Special MSE Colloquium with Michael Fitzpatrick

Date:October 31, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
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Prof. Mike Fitzpatrick
Lloyd's Register Foundation Chair in Materials Fabrication and Engineering, Coventry University, UK

"Residual Stresses in Materials: why they matter for Structural Integrity, and how to measure them"

Residual stresses are those stresses that exist in a material or a component as a result of its fabrication. They can be caused by forming deformations, heat treatment, welding, surface treatment, and fit-up forces. In service, residual stresses can lead to premature failure, or, conversely, can be deliberately introduced in order to increase life and maintain structural integrity. Tensile residual stresses associated with welding can lead to stress corrosion cracking, for example, whilst peening methods from shot peening to laser shock peening can introduce beneficial compressive residual stress. There are many examples of engineering failures where residual stress was in some way a contributory factor.

This talk will review some of the key concepts around residual stress, and will illustrate the range of experimental methods that can be used for their determination. All the available experimental techniques have advantages and limitations, and selection of the correct process, with appropriate validation, is an important skill for those concerned with the analysis and consequences of residual stresses. There is increasingly a trend towards modelling of residual stress effects, often with incomplete or incorrect material data, and the use of a single measurement technique, selected for convenience rather than because it is the most informative method to use.

The talk will be illustrated with examples from a range of industries. In recent years, advanced non-destructive techniques such as neutron and synchrotron X-ray diffraction have been used alongside novel destructive methods such as the contour method and deep-hole drilling for the study of problems relevant to the nuclear and aerospace industries: both industries are highly-safety-critical and heavily regulated, and there are severe consequences for in-service failures.

There are many examples of residual-stress-driven problems in automotive, marine, and other sectors where knowledge of the residual stresses would be of great value, but the drive towards cost containment means that even when a problem is identified as having a residual stress origin, there is neither the resource nor the in-house expertise to be able to tackle it appropriately. With the ongoing improvement in experimental and analytical techniques, we are now at the point where residual stress measurements can be more widely accessed and given correct interpretation.



Prof. Fitzpatrick is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University, and also holds the Lloyd's Register Foundation Chair of Materials Fabrication and Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Scientist, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

His research centres around the application of advanced experimental methods to materials engineering applications, particularly in the nuclear power and aerospace industries. His group has a range of research projects assessing materials performance and structural integrity issues in collaboration with partners in industry and government research laboratories around the world, including Airbus, Alcoa, and the US Air Force Research Laboratories. He leads the L1.7M EPSRC PROMINENT consortium researching metallic materials for nuclear fission applications, and is a partner in the new International Joint Research Centre on Nuclear Safety funded by the Lloyd's Register Foundation.

His recent interests include the study of laser shock peening for life enhancement of aerospace and marine structures, and components in nuclear power plant. He also works on and the development of novel structural concepts such as bonded crack retarders for improving airframe structural integrity. Mike has been a user of the international neutron and synchrotron X-ray facilities for over 20 years, for the study of internal stress and damage development in metallic materials and components. He has published over 150 research papers and has successfully supervised 24 PhD students to completion.


Host: I.C. Noyan


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GSAS Teaching Center Workshop: Student Video Creation and Learning

Date: Friday, October 31 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
   
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
208 Butler Library
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GSAS Teaching Center by sending email to gsas-teachingcenter@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0210.
 
How do you get students engaged with video production that promotes learning and doesn't lead into a swamp of technical problems? Learn about ways Columbia instructors are asking students to produce video as part of assignments -- including class presentations, role-play, fieldwork, and storytelling. Emphasis will be put on low-barrier solutions for student video production and file management, as well as rubrics for assessing this kind of work.

After an overview session and a pizza lunch, a lab will provide hands-on support for conceiving a student video assignment and creating technical instructions for it, as well as practice creating a sample response to this assignment.

This workshop is in the Teaching With Video track. See information about this workshop track and certification on the GSAS Teaching Center website.

 
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Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Friday Seminar Series

Date:October 31, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:HHSC 312
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Mesa by sending email to jm3119@columbia.edu .

Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Friday Seminar Series

 

MID1IP1 in HIV-1 Infectivity

 

Marina Ermakova

Goff Lab

 

12:00 Noon

HHSC 312

Friday, October 31, 2014

 

 

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Lunch & Learn

Date:October 31, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker - Conference Room 531
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

Security Awareness Lunch & Learn

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The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine

Date:October 31, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .
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The Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Harriman Institute invite you to a discussion with Ana Gomes.
 
The discussion will feature a welcome by Alexander CooleyProfessor of Political Science and Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute, and will be moderated by David PhillipsDirector of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. 
 
Ana Gomes has been a member of the European Parliament since 2004.  She is a full member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and of the Subcommittee for Security and Defence, as well as a full member of the Delegation for the relations with the United States and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.  She is a substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Ms. Gomes has been Rapporteur for Libya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the PCA with Indonesia, and on the "EU CBRN Action Plan," "Maritime Dimension of CSDP," and "Human Rights and Corruption" reports.  Her work focuses on foreign affairs, namely security, defence and human rights, justice and home affairs, fight against tax havens and corruption, and the rule of law.

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Discussion with Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament

Date:October 31, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Danielle Goldberg by sending email to dg2651@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2417.

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Harriman Institute invite you to a discussion with Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament:

"The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine."

Welcome: Alex Cooley, Director of Political Science at Barnard College, Deputy Director of Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Moderator: David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights


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Employer Presentation: American Express

Date:October 31, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Mudd 303
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to career@ieor.columbia.edu .
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When: Friday, Oct 31st - 12:30PM

Location: Mudd 303

About Us
A single decision can have many outcomes. And when that decision affects hundreds of thousands of customers and employees, it needs to be the right one. That's where our Risk & Information Management (RIM) team comes in. RIM is responsible for mining AXP's massive data to inform decisions across the organization and at all levels. To ensure the right decision is made, RIM makes talent its top priority, invests in state of the art technology, and embraces a growth mindset. 

The AXP Advantage
-Apply, deepen, and broaden your quantitative and analytical skills in an engaging work environment 
-Be part of a talented and diverse team of subject matter experts 
-Continue to learn via trainings on the latest analytical and technical techniques 

 Candidate Profile
We are looking for creative problem solvers with a passion for analytics and an insatiable intellectual curiosity. Preferably with a degree in a quantitative field (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, etc.)

Learn more about a career at American Express by speaking with a representative during the on campus event.

Please submit your resumes to: IM.CampusRecruiting@aexp.com

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Identify Your Skills Workshop for Masters Students

Date:October 31, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam, through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Vyju Manian by sending email to vvm8@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5609.

Are you unsure of how to use the skills you have gained in graduate school in your career? Are you wondering what skills you have that employers want? Join us for an interactive workshop for masters students where we will use the SkillScan assessment to identify your transferable skills and discuss how to find career paths that match your skill set. Assessing your skills is the first step in exploring career options, marketing yourself through resumes and cover letters, and preparing for interviews. Whether you are unsure which career path(s) to pursue or already have some ideas and need help articulating your qualifications, this workshop will get you started. Attendance is limited to 20 masters students.

Registration: REQUIRED (Because this workshop is open to such a limited number of students, we ask that you only register if you are certain that you will attend and that you cancel your registration if your plans change.)
Attire: Casual
Resume: Not required
Eligibility: Masters students and alumni from schools served by CCE

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CCNMTL rewirED Series @ Morningside: PRESENT the Information

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Date: October 31, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Room 523
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact CCNMTL by sending email to ccnmtl-workshops@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9058.

Welcome to CCNMTL's rewirED series; a place to discuss how Columbia faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can harness the power of technology to make learning environments as effective as possible.


This week we will discuss what it takes to design presentations that are sleek, engaging, and effective for your specified audience.  We will explore a handful of presentation tools, from the traditional PowerPoint to the web-based Google Presentations.  We will then discuss how your presentation can be delivered (in-person, stand-alone, recorded lecture, etc) and the different implications this will have on your presentation design.  Lastly, we will discuss the various ways of delivering your presentation, from uploading it to Courseworks or embedding it into a website, to sharing your recorded lecture or having a multi-media asynchronous conversation around your presentation (with Voicethread).

An optional hands-on open lab will follow this discussion in 204 Butler Library, from 2-3 pm. Educational technologists will be on hand to guide you through the process of customizing your own blended learning environment; one that meets your needs, goals, and objectives.

We'll provide the technology, you bring your ideas, and together we'll continue the blended learning conversation.

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MCAT 2015 Info Session

Date:October 31, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Location:401 Lerner Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tara Maguire by sending email to tm2703@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9120.
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MCAT 2015 Info Session The MCAT is changing and the first administration of the new test will be in April 2015. Come to an informative session designed to familiarize you with the new components of the exam as well as help you think about how to best prepare for it. Premed advisors will cover the content and structure of the new exam, review resources for self-study as well as courses at Columbia that will help you prepare, and talk about how the exam fits into the larger admissions process.

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Name: Deantini Office Hours (CC students)
Date: October 31, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Location: 208 Hamilton Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Beth Nakamura by sending email to bn2235@columbia.edu .
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Drop by with a question or comment for Deantini this afternoon. He wants to hear from you! Registration is NOT required for this event.

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Linkage Program Visit: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Date: Friday, October 31 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
   
Location: Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
   
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.
 

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2 p.m.

This event provides students eligible to apply for linkage in the current cycle with a special opportunity to visit this linkage school and speak with admissions representatives and with current students. 

Linkage Requirements



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APAM Department Tea

Date:October 31, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 200
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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All faculty, staff, and students in the APAM Department are invited to the Department Tea every Friday afternoon in 200 Mudd at 3:00 PM. 

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LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: The Hydrologic Response to Rapid Warming in the Early Eocene

Date:October 31, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
Monell Building Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Alberto Malinverno by sending email to alberto@ldeo.columbia.edu .
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The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Earth Science Colloquium presents "The Hydrologic Response to Rapid Warming in the Early Eocene", with James Zachos, Professor Physical and Biological Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz. Open to the Public.

Abstract:

Host: Maureen Raymo, Lamont-Research Professor, Biology and Paleo Environment, Director, Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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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IEOR Halloween Happy Hour

Date:October 31, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Bistro 1018

1018 Amsterdam Avenue
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Career Team by sending email to career@ieor.columbia.edu .
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Dear IEOR Community: Come join us for the IEOR Halloween Bash! Food, drinks, and of course, wicked treats will be served. The Department expects its attendees to come in creative Halloween costumes. Prizes will be awarded! We encourage you to come early to enjoy the festivities; refreshments and treats are served on a first come first serve basis. Please bring your IDs.

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Application Deadline for February Recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences

Date: Saturday, November 1, 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.
 

Application Deadline for February recipients of the Certificate in Premedical Sciences.

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In Plain Sight: Towards Engendering the Fight for Racial Justice in the 21st Century

Date:November 01, 2014 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rachel Gilmer by sending email to rg2963@columbia.edu .
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Why Are Women of Color! ?

KILLED BY STATE VIOLENCE, but their names, faces and stories unknown?
EXPERIENCING PRIVATE VIOLENCE, but silenced by community politics?
OVER-REPRESENTED IN THE PRISON SYSTEM, but considered outside the fight against the New Jim Crow?
MORE DEEPLY IMPACTED BY THE RECESSION, but not represented in economic justice agendas?
TARGETED BY RACISM but excluded from racial justice initiatives?

Join us as we work together to build a holistic racial justice agenda that addresses gendered needs and systemic conditions.


Please RSVP for this event in advance.

 


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Presentation Skills for Educators

Date: Saturday, November 1 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
   
Location: 208b Butler Library
Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GSAS Teaching Center by sending email to gsas-teachingcenter@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0210.
 
This unique interactive workshop is led by Jen Oleniczak, founder of The Engaging Educator. Drawing on improv techniques, it introduces participants to a series of warm-ups and activities that address the fear of public speaking, build confidence and clarity, and most of all create true engagement with a class or lecture audience. The workshop focuses on pose, projection, enunciation, gesture, eye contact, and the ability to listen and react on the fly. It culminates in personalized feedback for each participant on presentation strengths and areas to continue working on. Participation in this workshop is limited to current GSAS doctoral students.
 
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Literary Agent Vicki Bijur Visits the Fiction Foundry

Date:November 01, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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Vicky Bijur started her agency in 1988 after working at Oxford University Press and with the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. She represents fiction and non-fiction. Books she represents have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, in the New York Times Notable Books of the Year, Los Angeles Times Best Fiction of the Year, Washington Post Book World Rave Reviews of the Year, and been nominated for the L.A. Times Book Award as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. Three of her mystery writers have won Edgar awards.

Vicky has served as president of the AAR (Association of AuthorsÂ’ Representatives), the only organization of literary and dramatic agents in North America. She has been a member of the AAR Royalties Committee since 1993 and is currently Chair of its Ethics Committee.

Vicky has been profiled in Poets & Writers and in Literary Agents: A WriterÂ’s Introduction by John Baker (Macmillan). She has been quoted on the subject of agenting in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. She can be heard on Writers on Writing.

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Jazz: Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Date:November 01, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Miller Theatre
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Miller Theatre by sending email to miller-arts@columbia.edu or by calling (212)-854-7799.
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Dynamic pianist Cyrus Chestnut's trio brings together old-school jazz, blues, and gospel with the heartfelt passion that has made him a long-standing favorite at Miller. From a childhood spent playing the piano at church, Chestnut grew to perform alongside jazz greats such as Chick Corea and Dizzy Gillepsie. Today, he has earned his own place amongst today's standout players with Time magazine calling him "the best jazz pianist of his generation."

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Singapore: Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) Program Info Session

Date:November 02, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location:Singapore
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Interested in hiring a Columbia undergrad as a summer intern for 8 weeks over the summer of 2015? Please join us to learn more about the Columbia Experience Overseas ("CEO") program. For more information, please contact Mary Kuo at maryakuo@yahoo.com.

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Academic Holiday

Date: Monday, November 3, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Heights campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0467.
 


Academic Holiday. Classes are not in session, but administrative offices are open. 

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Last Day to Apply or Reapply for Degrees or Certificates to Be Awarded in February

Date: Monday, November 3, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University 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.
 
Last day to apply or reapply for degrees or certificates to be awarded in February.
 

M.A. Application Deadline for February Degree Conferral

Date: Monday, November 3, All Day Event
   
Location: Columbia University
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 
Students who are earning the M.A. either as part of a free-standing master's program or en route to the Ph.D. must apply for graduation by November 1 for the February degree conferral.

For application instructions, see the Registrar's website.
 

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Academic Holiday

Date: Monday, November 3, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Heights 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.
 

Academic Holiday. Classes are not in session, but administrative offices are open. 
 

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Academic Holiday

Date:November 03, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.

The APAM Department will be open, but classes have been canceled for the Academic Holiday.

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Date: Monday, November 3, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 
Classes are not in session, but University offices are open.
 

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NTC 2014 Kavli Futures Symposium: “The Novel Neurotechnologies”

Date:November 03, 2014 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
NorthWest Corner Building
5th floor Auditorium, (Rm 501)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Julia Sable by sending email to js1719@columbia.edu or by calling 646-283-4421.
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Registration is required for this event:  http://ntc.columbia.edu

The 2014 Kavli Futures Symposium “The Novel Neurotechnologies” is the inaugural meeting of the new NeuroTechnology Center at Columbia University.

The symposium is a 2 day event that will feature talks from leaders in neurotechnology, including optics, nano-neuro and computational methods, and two Keynote addresses by John Donoghue (Brown) and George Church (Harvard).

Day 1 events:
Session I: Neuro Imaging
Chris Harvey, Harvard
Andreas Tolias, Baylor
Jerome Mertz, BU

Session II: Nano Neuro
Michael Roukes, Caltech
Daryl Kipke, Michigan
Tim Harris, Janelia
Charles Lieber, Harvard


There will be catered breakfast and lunch, a Rapid Networking Event and a sponsored Reception and Poster Session for CU graduate students and postdocs.

 

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2014 Kavli Futures Symposium: “The Novel Neurotechnologies” All Day Event: no

Date:From November 03, 2014 at 8:00 am through November 04, 2014 at 4:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
NWC Building
5th floor Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Julia Sable by sending email to js1719@columbia.edu or by calling 646-283-4421.

The 2014 Kavli Futures Symposium “The Novel Neurotechnologies” is the inaugural meeting of the new NeuroTechnology Center at Columbia University.

The symposium will feature talks from leaders in neurotechnology, including optics, nano-neuro and computational methods, and two Keynote addresses by John Donoghue (Brown) and George Church (Harvard).

Session I: Neuro Imaging
Chris Harvey, Harvard
Andreas Tolias, Baylor
Jerome Mertz, BU

Session II: Nano Neuro
Michael Roukes, Caltech
Daryl Kipke, Michigan
Tim Harris, Janelia
Charles Lieber, Harvard

Session III: Neuro Computation
Konrad Kording, Northwestern
Eero Simoncelli, NYU
Sebastian Seung, Princeton
Gyuri Buzsaki, NYU

There will be catered breakfast and lunches (November 3 and 4) and a sponsored Reception and Poster Session (November 3, 6PM)

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Special Applied Physics Seminar

Date:November 03, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Nanfang Yu by sending email to ny2214@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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Gary Bernard

"Optical Peculiarities of Insect Compound Eyes"

Insect compound eyes are comprised of thousands of seemingly identical units, each of which has a simple lens system that illuminates a dichroic, birefringent, multi-mode, photodetector waveguide. The units are not identical. The substantial differences are driven by requirements of their visually mediated behaviors.

The following optical techniques for measuring physical, physiological and photochemical properties of insect compound eyes will be explained, then applied to Far-Red sensitivity of lycaenid butterflies:

  • Epi-microspectrophotometry
  • Butterfly Retinal densitometry
  • Intracellular Optical Physiology



About the speaker

After earning three degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Washington studying guided and radiated electromagnetic waves, Gary D Bernard moved to MIT. As an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering he became involved in research on insect vision, collaborating with William Miller of the Yale University Medical School. Together they discovered the optical basis for butterfly eyeshine. Bernard joined Miller at Yale in 1968 and developed optical methods for measuring spectral sensitivity and polarizational sensitivity of the compound eyes of living, completely intact insects. Over the years he has published papers on bees, ants, flies, dragonflies, spiders, beetles, moths and butterflies. In 1989 Bernard moved back to Seattle and joined Boeing Commercial Airplanes. There he applied speech recognition technology to detecting wear and tear while machining parts. Retired in 2007, Bernard is currently an Affiliate Professor of Electrical Engineering at UW, continuing his research on polarization vision and color vision of butterflies.


Host: Nanfang Yu

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IEOR Graduate Admissions Information Session

Date:November 03, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Location:317 Mudd
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Adina Brooks by sending email to acb25@columbia.edu .
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Information session for prospective graduate students - please register for this session here: http://ieor.columbia.edu/ieor-graduate-admissions-information-sessions.

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Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series

Date:November 03, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Humphreys Auditorium (VC 14-240) Vanderbilt Clinic
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Milan J. Fredricks by sending email to mjf2167@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-7198.

You are invited to attend the Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series:

Lysosome Function, Dysfunction and Neurodegenerative Disease

Speaker: Shawn Ferguson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University

Hosted by Drs. Gil Di Paolo and Clarissa Waites

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Lunch & Learn

Date:November 03, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Studebaker - Conference Room 469
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

Retirement and Presentation

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Is International Investment Law an Obstacle to Decentralized Smart Sanctions in International Law?

Date:November 03, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Jerome Greene Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Paulo Cunha by sending email to pcunha@law.columbia.edu .

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and the Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) will co-host a talk and discussion with Anne van Aaken on “Is International Investment Law an Obstacle to Decentralized Smart Sanctions in International Law?”

The US and the EU are currently implementing smart sanctions against Russian individuals and organizations due to the Ukrainian crisis. Some of those have assets in the US and the EU. For example, a Russian citizen having an account in London and whose account is frozen could sue the UK before international investment tribunals for expropriation under the UK-Russian BIT. If successful, the UK would need to pay damages to the sanctioned individual. This example illustrates a broader problem. Whereas collective sanctions under the UN-Charter would not come into conflict with investment protection, the decentralized smart sanctioning system in international law may come into conflict. Under what circumstances and legal assumptions is that the case? Are countermeasures against individuals allowed as a defense in a treaty claim? And if not, what does this mean for effectuation of international law?
This talk will describe the problem, highlight legal junctions and explore which norms in investment treaties may justify sanctioning measures.

Anne van Aaken is Professor for Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Public International Law and European Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Research of Collective Goods as well as at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. She holds a Master in Law and one in Economics, a Doctorate in Law and a habilitation, and is admitted to the bar in Germany. She taught at several universities in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia and was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin. She was Vice-President of the European Association of Law and Economics (2008-13), is Chair of the Academic Board of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law and Member of the Executive Board of ESIL and ICon-S as well as a member of the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors. Her main research areas are international law with a special focus on international economic law, (international) legal theory, (behavioural) law and economics as well as corruption and state liability. She has been an expert consultant for the World Bank, OECD and UNCTAD.
Pizza and refreshments will be served.

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Genetics & Development Thesis Seminar

Date:November 03, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Location:ICRC 1st floor Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jennifer Mesa by sending email to jm3119@columbia.edu .

Thesis Seminar

 

Function and regulation of HLH-2/E2A during C. elegans gonadogenesis

 

 Maria Sallee

Greenwald Lab

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

1:00 PM

ICRC 1st floor Auditorium

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AgCenter Seminar

Date:
Monday, November 3, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University Morningside Campus Low Memorial Library Burden Room, #206

Contact:
Mary Pasquince, mp536@columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Johan Six, Full Professor, Sustainable Agroecosystems, Department of Environmental System Science, ETH, Zurich

The Earth Institute's Agriculture and Food Security Center (AgCenter) presents "Elucidating Sustainable Agroecosystems Across Scales and Disciplines," with Johan Six, Full Professor, Sustainable Agroecosystems, Department of Environmental System Science, ETH, Zurich.

Dr. Six received his PhD in Soil Science in 1998 from Colorado State University. His PhD research was conducted at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL). His research focused on the mechanisms underlying greenhouse gas mitigation by no-tillage practices. Dr. Six remained as a Research Scientist at NREL from 1998 until 2002. He led and was involved in many projects investigating the effect of land use change and management on greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural, grassland and forest ecosystems. At UCDavis (2002-2012), Dr. Six further developed this line of research with a focus on the feedbacks between ecosystem management options (e.g., tillage, cover cropping, green manuring, sustainable farming, and grazing), global change (e.g., elevated CO2 and climate change), and biogeochemical cycling. Since 2013, Dr. Six is the chair of the Sustainable Agroecosystems Group at ETH-zurich, where he has continued the research program developed at UCDavis, but with more of an emphasis on landscape analyses and global Food Security. More specifically, he studies the complex interactions between soil (e.g, structure, texture and mineralogy), plants (e.g., diversity, nutrient uptake, and root growth), soil biota (e.g. fungi, bacteria, and earthworms), and the carbon and nitrogen cycles in terrestrial ecosystems, especially agroecosystems. His general approach is to conduct experimental work from the micro- to landscape scale and subsequently integrate it with modeling to interpolate and extrapolate it to the regional and global scale. The modeling has also as goals to identify gaps in our knowledge, generate testable hypotheses, and test the mechanistic bases of biogeochemical models. Furthermore, bio-economic modeling is conducted in collaboration with economic and social scientist to holistically assess the sustainability of agriculture. The project sites span from small growers’ fields to intensively-farmed production systems to agricultural research stations.

Dr. Six is a Chancelor’s Fellow of the University of California – Davis, a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Philippe Duchaufour medallist in Soil Science.

For more information on the AgCenter visit agriculture.columbia.edu

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

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10 Steps to Success: Managing Your Data and Your Dissertation

Date:November 03, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Studio@Butler - 208 Butler Library, Columbia University
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Kathryn Pope by sending email to kpope@columbia.edu .
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In this workshop hosted by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, we’ll discuss steps you can take to be a more effective and efficient researcher or scholar. Learn tips and tricks to help you be a better steward of your data, your dissertation, and your future projects.

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

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

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Nomura 2015 Asia Pac Summer Intern Presentation

Date:November 03, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Location:Nomura Headquarters, 309 W 49th Street
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

2015 Investment Banking and Sales and Trading - Summer Analyst – Hong Kong and Singapore

Please join us for an in house event at our Nomura headquarters, located at 309 W 49th Street on Monday, November 3rd at 5 PM to meet with professionals from our Asia Pac offices and learn about summer internship opportunities in our Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

Nomura recruits a number of undergraduate students in their penultimate year

for our 10-week Summer Analyst Program in the Investment Banking Division.

The Program offers an exciting opportunity for accomplished and highly

motivated individuals to gain exposure to the investment banking industry. It is

also a great chance to get a feel for our culture, create new networks and gain

valuable on-the-job training.

Target Audience: Juniors
Suggested Attire: Business Professional

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Paris: Conversation with Teachers College President, Susan Fuhrman

Date:November 03, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Paris, France
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman '77TC cordially invites you to attend a Roundtable Discussion and Reception at the Columbia Global Center Europe, Reid Hall. Teachers College President Fuhrman will participate in an engaging roundtable discussion covering accessibility and socioeconomic diversity, with a focus on elite educational institutions, presented in collaboration with the Columbia Global Center Europe. Moderated by Christophe Prochasson, University Chancellor and Head of Regional Education, historian and professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the Roundtable will also include French education leaders Christine Musselin, Dean of Research at Sciences Po, and Marc Mezard, Director of the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS). A festive alumni reception will follow. RSVP to: tc.edu/events/14093 For more information, please contact TC Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu. It is always a pleasure for President Fuhrman to meet TC and CU alumni, who are making incredible contributions to education around the globe. We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

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University Holiday

Date: Tuesday, November 4, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
 
Classes are not in session, and University offices are closed.
 

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Election Day | University Holiday

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 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.
 
Election Day - University Holiday. Classes are not in session, and administrative offices are closed.
 

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Election Day - University Holiday

Date:November 04, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 200
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Christina Rohm by sending email to cr2090@columbia.edu .

The APAM Department will be closed for the Election Day University Holiday.

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Election Day | University Holiday

Date: Tuesday, November 4, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Heights campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0467.
 

Election Day - University Holiday. Classes are not in session, and administrative offices are closed.