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Columbia Engineering at 150

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

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Research Compliance Foundations 8-week Course (Morningside)

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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San Antonio: Fourth Annual Ivy Plus Summer Meetup

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

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Seattle: Summer BBQ at Gasworks Park

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

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CDM Alumni, Faculty & Student Luncheon

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

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Back to Columbia

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

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

*Advance Registration will close on Friday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m. 

 

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Back to Columbia

Date:July 27, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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On Sunday, July 27, come back to Morningside with family and friends to enjoy some summertime fun!

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

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

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

Questions?
Email caaevents@columbia.edu.

Follow the fun by using the hashtag #Back2Columbia.

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Atlanta: Legal Meet-up

Date:July 27, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Roswell, GA
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Atlanta is home to many Columbia Law School alums, as well as other alumni in the legal field. CCOA would like to provide these groups with an opportunity to meet, share insights about the profession, and find new ways to connect in the future. Please join us for conversation and refreshments.

RSVP by July 22rd HERE

WHEN
July 27, 2014 at 2pm - 5pm

WHERE
Home of Clive Davis
555 Slane Trce
Roswell, GA 30076
United States


CONTACT
Michelle Walsh · michelle.audrey@gmail.com · 917-701-5242

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Atlanta: Legal Meet-up

Date:July 27, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Roswell, GA
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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Atlanta is home to many Columbia Law School alums, as well as other alumni in the legal field. CCOA would like to provide these groups with an opportunity to meet, share insights about the profession, and find new ways to connect in the future. Please join us for conversation and refreshments.

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A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

Date:From July 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm through July 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm EDT
Location:St. Regis Hotel, Aspen
315 East Dean Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact ColumbiaCME by sending email to cme@columbia.edu or by calling 2123053334.
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This course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, and others in the health profession who wish to enhance their knowledge of movement disorders. This program will deal with classification of these disorders, their differential diagnosis and treatment. The goals of the course are twofold: to introduce the field to the novice, and to increase the level of knowledge of current practitioners in the field. This material will be presented in four morning and two evening sessions utilizing didactic lectures and videotape demonstrations. The format of the program is intended to provide ample time for questions and discussion following each presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring interesting cases from their own practice for presentation during the "Night Video Rounds" session. At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be better able to: Recognize, diagnose and classify the various dyskinesias Differentiate Atypical Parkinsonism from Parkinson Disease (PD) Utilize new treatments for patients with PD and dyskinesias Recognize and treat psychogenic movement disorders

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NYC STEM VersatilePhD Meeting

Date:July 27, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Whole Foods Cafe on Columbus Avenue at 97th Street
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact NYC Versatile by sending email to nyc.vphd@gmail.com .
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Please join us on Sunday, July 27th at 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Whole Foods Cafe on Columbus Avenue at 97th Street (convenient to the 1, 2, 3, and C trains). Look for the sign on the table.  This month's meetup is being hosted by Melissa. We invite you to prepare a thirty-second "elevator speech" describing your post-academic story. After introductions, we will devote most of the meeting to informal networking.

RSVP by e-mail to 
nyc.vphd@gmail.com

or on Meetup: 
http://www.meetup.com/NYC-VersatilePhD/


NYC VersatilePhD provides monthly networking opportunities for humanities and social science PhDs, ABDs and students currently in PhD programs who are considering, or have followed, career paths outside of academia. We also welcome students of STEM and other disciplines contemplating non-traditional career paths.

Our LinkedIn group now includes over 250 members in the New York area and beyond who work in areas as varied as advertising, analytics, editing, electronics, the environment, ethics, ethnography, film, finance, healthcare, history, law, marketing, museums, neuroscience, nonprofit, policy, publishing, real estate, strategy, teaching and translation. 


DONATIONS: We welcome all members, and do not charge a set fee for attendance because nobody should feel excluded if cost is an issue. However, we do pay $144/yr for Meetup. If you have not already made a donation, please consider donating whatever you can to help keep NYC VersatilePhD afloat.

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Minnesota: New Student Send-Off

Date:July 27, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Plymouth, MN
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join the Columbia University Club of Minnesota to give our newest Columbians a warm send-off to Columbia and the Big Apple. Meet the students who will be starting in the fall and share your NYC experiences with them and their families. Please bring a salad, appetizer or dessert to share. We will provide hot dogs, chips, condiments, charcoal, pop, water, and paper products. The shelter is covered, so event will be held rain or shine. An adjacent playground is available for youngsters. RSVP by Friday, August 9 to Darin Kragenbring Â’91CC at darin.kragenbring@gmail.com or 763-656-3453. We hope to see you there!

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Summer Send-Off Rye

Date:July 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Rye, 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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This summer, join Columbia alumni, incoming students and their families for a reception to welcome Westchester based first year students into the Columbia family! Alumni will be able to share their Columbia stories, insight and advice which will be invaluable to these students as they embark on their journey to Morningside Heights in August.

Refreshments will be served and families are encouraged to attend.

For any further questions, please email Megan Cheever or call 212-851-7438.

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Summer Send-Off Rye

Date:July 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Rye, 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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This summer, join Columbia alumni, incoming students and their families for a reception to welcome Westchester based first year students into the Columbia family! Alumni will be able to share their Columbia stories, insight and advice which will be invaluable to these students as they embark on their journey to Morningside Heights in August.

Refreshments will be served and families are encouraged to attend.

For any further questions, please email Megan Cheever or call 212-851-7438.

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Kolkata: New Student Send-Off

Date:July 27, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Kolkata, India
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Please join Columbia alumni and incoming students for a send-off for all undergraduate and graduate students going to Columbia this fall. Hosted by Rudra Chatterjee '04BUS, Kolkata Chapter Head. Open to all incoming CU students, alumni, parents, and guests. Please RSVP by July 21 to Debasmita Kundu at debasmita@luxmigroup.in.

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Advance Registration for Fall 2014

Date:  From Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1, 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 .
 
Continuing students may register for classes for the Fall 2014 semester.

Check SSOL for registration appointment times.
 

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Welcome Reception for Lawrence Lustig, MD

Date:July 28, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location:701 West 168th Street
Teaching and Learning Center
HHSC Lower Level 1
New York City
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Christina Hansen by sending email to ch2011@columbia.edu or by calling 2123047215.

Please join

Lee Goldman, MD

Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor

Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine

Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences

 

Steven J. Corwin, MD

Chief Executive Officer

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

 

at a reception to introduce and welcome

 

Lawrence Lustig, MD

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University

Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

 

Monday, July 28, 2014

4-5:30 pm

Teaching and Learning Center, Lower Level 1

701 West 168th Street

New York City

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Thesis Defense in Chemistry - Ava Kreider-Mueller

Date:July 28, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus
Room 209 Havemeyer
3000 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

Thesis Defense in Chemistry

"Ligand Exchange, Hydrides, and Metal-Metal Bonds:
An Investigation into the Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Group 12 Metal Complexes in Sulfur-Rich Environments"

Presented by Ava Kreider-Mueller (Parkin & Owen Groups)

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:30pm

Room 209 Havemeyer

 

The tris(2-mercapto-1-t-butylimidazolyl)hydroborato ligand has been used to synthesize the first monomeric zinc complex featuring a terminal hydride, [TmBut]ZnH, in a sulfur rich coordination environment and its reactivity towards a variety of reagents, including group 6 metal hydride complexes, has been investigated.  For example, [TmBut]ZnH and [TmBut]MR (M = Zn, Cd; R = Me) have proven to be useful precursors in the synthesis of a series of heterobimetallic [TmBut]M-M’Cp(CO)3 (M’ = Cr, Mo, W) complexes,  and the first molecular structures of complexes featuring Cr-Zn and W-Cd bonds, namely [TmBut]Zn-CrCp(CO)3 and [TmBut]Cd-WCp(CO)3, have been obtained.  Additionally, [TmBut]MR complexes have been used to synthesize a variety of [TmBut]MO2CR complexes, and an overview of carboxylate ligand exchange will be discussed.

 

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Research on Laboratory Learning

Date:July 28, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus
The Miller Room 328 Havemeyer
3000 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

Research on Laboratory Learning

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:00pm
Room 328 Havemeyer Hall

Speaker: Dr. Luis Avila, Columbia University
A student-­‐centered approach to materials science for high school students:
The Introduction to Materials Science and Nanotechnology summer program A three-­‐week student-­‐centered summer program designed to expose junior and senior high school students to materials science and nanotechnology problems is described. The program activities are grouped into two learning stages: The training-­‐learning stage and the educating-­‐learning stage.  The training-­‐learning stage integrates a wide range of teaching strategies, including informal and formal learning. The educating-­‐learning stage is a Problem-­‐Based Learning (PBL) session in which the students solve ill structured problems in the form of independent projects. At the end of the program the students present their results in a public poster session. The effectiveness of the program has been evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively using Students Assessment of their Learning Gains (SALG) surveys.
 
Speaker: Reyne Pullen, University of Tasmania
Improving the student laboratory experience using alternative teaching methods:
In an effort to improve upon the laboratory experience had by students at the University of Tasmania, Australia, this study investigates the advantages and disadvantages in using different teaching methods. The unit in question is the foundational chemistry unit taken by students lacking the pre-­‐requisites to enter into first year chemistry. Current laboratory experiments prior to this study most closely relate to Expository as teaching method and the methods to be investigated including pure Expository, Guided Inquiry, and Problem solving. A total of four experiments were considered covering several experiment types including basic skills, separation by distillation, identification of an unknown organic acid, and fundamentals of acids, bases and buffers. Results have been obtained for each of the teaching methods and statistical analysis has been carried out. This study will be extended for further iterations within the foundation unit in addition to considering experiments from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels of chemistry units. This project intends to not only improve the laboratories currently used at the University of Tasmania, School of Chemistry, but also provide insight into which teaching methods are appropriate depending on experiment type.

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Procter & Gamble: Research Your Future in Science Seminar

Date: From July 29, 2014 through August 01, 2014, All Day Event
Location:Cincinnati, Ohio, P&G World Headquarters
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact CCE by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .
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Procter & Gamble will be hosting their annual Research Your Future in Science Seminar held on July 29-August 1, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio, P&G World Headquarters. Application deadline- March 14, 2014.

Program Overview:
Our R&D organization is hosting a seminar in the summer of 2014. Through hands-on involvement and a variety of tours and presentations, seminar participants will learn what it is like to work as an R&D Researcher at P&G as we explore all areas of R&D within P&G.  P&G Researchers have unique and challenging careers supporting a wide range of cutting-edge research. During the seminar, full-time P&G Researchers will showcase various work areas, providing exposure to analytical labs, product formulation, process design and scale-up, products research, packaging, etc., to increase your understanding of Research career opportunities in science at P&G.  As a participant, your students will be placed in the fast-lane with the opportunity to interview for a 2015 P&G Research Summer Internship prior to any other intern recruiting.
 
The Research your Future in Science Seminar is targeted to diverse college students in a science or engineering technology related major that are finishing their first year or second year of a Bachelor's degree program.  However, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

All travel and accommodations will be paid by P&G for those selected to attend.
 
Online applications will be accepted year-round, but must be received by March 14, 2014 to be considered for the 2014 Research your Future in Science Seminar.   All applicants will be contacted in spring/summer 2014 as to their status. To apply visit US.ExperiencePG.com. Job Number: RND00002544.
 
We are seeking students with:
• Proven/exhibited leadership on or off campus.
• Ability to solve problems.
• Ability to engage and work in a diverse working environment 

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 29, 2014 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am EDT
Location:Studebaker - Conference Room 531
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

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GS Planning Day: Tuesday, July 29

Date: Tuesday, July 29 from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm EDT
   
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsaps@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

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

Schedule of Events

Academic Planning Session (mandatory)
10-11:30 a.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall

Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
GS Lounge, Third Floor, Lewisohn Hall
Student-led Campus Tour
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Departs from GS Lounge, Third Floor, Lewisohn Hall
Financial Aid Workshop
2-2:45 p.m.
408 Lewisohn Hall

Important Registration Information

All newly admitted students must attend an Academic Planning Session before meeting with an advisor and registering for classes.

Before registering for a Planning Day session, you must formally accept the offer of admission by returning the tuition deposit and the Acceptance Reply Form (also included in your Acceptance Packet). In order to assign you an academic advisor who will register you for courses, these items must be received two weeks prior to attending an Academic Planning Session.

 
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Emotional Intelligence & Teamwork

Date:July 29, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - LL-110
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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Thesis Defense in Chemistry - Ashley Zuzek

Date:July 29, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus
Room 209 Havemeyer
3000 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

Thesis Defense in Chemistry

Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Transition Metal Silyl Complexes

Presented by Ashley Zuzek (Parkin Group)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:00pm
Room 209 Havemeyer

Abstract: 

Transition metal catalysts are essential to many important transformations in silane chemistry; therefore, an in-depth knowledge of both the reactivity of transition metal compounds with hydrosilanes and the coordination of silanes to metal centers is valuable in gaining a better understanding of metal-catalyzed silane chemistry. In this talk, I will examine the reactivity of silane (SiH4) and the series of phenylsilanes (PhxSiH4-x) with electron-rich molybdenum and tungsten trimethylphosphine complexes.  These reactions afford a variety of novel silyl, hypervalent silyl, bridging silylene, silane, and disilane complexes.  Structural and spectroscopic characterization, along with mechanistic investigations and computational work, will be discussed.

 

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Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

Date:July 29, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker - Conference Room 531
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .

Service Now Dashboards - Review/Training sessions

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GS Placement Exams

Date: Tuesday, July 29 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
   
Location: 703 Hamilton Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
 
Some GS students are required to take math, chemistry or quantitative reasoning placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the GS website.

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map

 
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Fulbright IIE Information Session

Date: Tuesday, July 29 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
   
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
302 Philosophy Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GSAS Office of Financial Aid by sending email to gsas-finaid@columbia.edu .
 

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

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

Please review the Fulbright IIE website for more information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

 

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Earth Institute Intern Appreciation Event

Date:July 29, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House, Ivy Lounge
64 Morningside Drive
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tamara Plummer by sending email to tcp2114@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9406.

Intern Appreciation event for all Earth Institute Interns and employees only.

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GS Placement Exams

Date: Tuesday, July 29 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
   
Location: 703 Hamilton Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
 
Some GS students are required to take math, chemistry or quantitative reasoning placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the GS website.

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map

 
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Japan: Meet Dean Merit E. Janow

Date:July 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Tokyo, Japan
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Save the date to meet and greet Dean Merit E. Janow as she visits Japan! Please stay tuned for more details. Time and location are still to be determined.

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Alumni Celebration for New SIPA Students in Boston

Date:July 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:Back Bay Social Club, downstairs, 867 Boylston Street.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jose Hunt by sending email to jh3309@columbia.edu .
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Join SIPA alumni in Boston to welcome members of the Class of ’16 to our community. The evening will feature a discussion with Paul Lagunes, one of SIPA's newest star faculty members, about curbing corruption in Latin America. Light food and drink specials will be offered.

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Japan: SIPA Dean Merit E. Janow Reception, Panel Discussion in Tokyo

Date:July 29, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Tokyo, Japan
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Merit E. Janow, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs, and the Columbia Alumni Association of Japan cordially invite you to a reception followed by a panel discussion on "Abenomics," featuring University of Tokyo Professor Taketoshi Ito and Kathy Matsui, Co-head of Macro Research in Asia and Chief Japan Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs.

Questions? Contact Scott Pesner, SIPA Director of Alumni Affairs

Please RSVP by July 27 at 12:00pm.

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Delhi: New Student Send-Off

Date:July 29, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:Delhi, India
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Please join Columbia alumni and incoming students for an afternoon tea send-off for all undergraduate and graduate students going to Columbia this fall.

Hosted by Gautam Dalmia '90SEAS '92SEAS and Rubal Jain '04SEAS, CAAI Advisory Council Members. Open to all incoming CU students, alumni, parents, and guests.

Please RSVP to Nikhil Wason at nikhilwason@gmail.com

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Priority, Time & Stress Management

Date:July 30, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-203
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

This course 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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Finance Overview (copy)

Date:July 30, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Finance Training Center - 367 Studebaker - 622 West 132nd Street, 3rd Floor (between Broadway and 12th Ave)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Katie Germana by sending email to kg2520@columbia.edu or by calling 851-7128.
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This hands-on session, is designed to provide new and recent administrative staff with a basic introduction to key financial lifecycle processes at Columbia.

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Finance Overview

Date:July 30, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Finance Training Center - 367 Studebaker - 622 West 132nd Street, 3rd Floor (between Broadway and 12th Ave)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Katie Germana by sending email to kg2520@columbia.edu or by calling 851-7128.
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This hands-on session, is designed to provide new and recent administrative staff with a basic introduction to key financial lifecycle processes at Columbia.

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Postbac Planning Session (PPS) and Tour

Date: July 30, 2014 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
   
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Program Office by sending email to gspps@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

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

Student-Led Campus Tour: 10:30 a.m.

Departure Location

University Visitors Center
Room 213
Low Memorial Library

Join a Postbac Premed student for a tour of campus and discover what it’s like to be a Columbia student while learning more about the campus history and architecture. 


Postbac Premed Planning Session: 12:00 p.m. (Required)

Location
408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Led by a Postbac Premed advisor, this session will provide a program overview, details about the curriculum and clinical research opportunities, and information about medical school planning and preparation. Current students will be available to answer questions, and lunch will be provided. All newly admitted students must attend a PPS before meeting with an advisor.


Important Registration Information
Before registering for a PPS, you must formally accept the offer of admission, signified by returning the Acceptance Reply Form for enrollment (also included in your acceptance packet) along with the required tuition deposit. In order to assign you an academic advisor who will register you for courses, these items must be received two weeks prior to attending a Postbac Planning Session.

Once you have formally accepted the offer of admission, to complete the registration process you will need your Personal Identification Number (PID or CUID) provided in your Admissions Packet. If you need to cancel or change your PPS registration, refer to your confirmation email, which provides a URL where you may cancel your previous reservation.



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Postbac Placement Exam: Math Part I

Date: Wednesday, July 30 from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
   
Location: 703 Hamilton Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
 

Some Postbaccalaureate Premedical students are required to take math or chemistry placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the Postbac Premed website.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map



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Postbac Placement Exam: Chemistry

Date: Wednesday, July 30 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm EDT
   
Location: 703 Hamilton Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
 

Some Postbaccalaureate Premedical students are required to take math or chemistry placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the Postbac Premed website.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map



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Postbac Placement Exam: Math Part II

Date: Wednesday, July 30 from 4:45 pm to 5:25 pm EDT
   
Location: 703 Hamilton Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Academic Resource Center by sending email to gs-arc@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4097.
 

Some Postbaccalaureate Premedical students are required to take math or chemistry placement exams, which are designed to determine the appropriate level of study in which they should enroll. For a complete description of the exams and to determine if taking a placement exam is necessary, students should visit the Postbac Premed website.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with a photo ID; the exams will begin promptly. Campus map



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Sustainability Essentials Training (SET) Program Information Session

Date:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Location:
Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025

Contact:
Gabriella Cohen, gc2422@columbia.edu or call 212-851-2092

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Event Description:
Speakers: Various

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

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

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



Sponsors:
Earth Institute

Web Site:
http://earth.columbia.edu/SET

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Columbia Alumni Wine and Food: Mid-Summer Beer Garden Bash

Date:July 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Come relax on warm mid-summer's evening with your fellow foodie Columbia alumni and friends at Battery Garden's Beer Garden http://www.batterygardens.com/restaurant_the_beer_garden_2014_37.html. Nestled at the southern most corner of Battery Park, right along the water's edge, lies a Manhattan oasis called Battery Gardens - a restaurant with sweeping panoramic views of glorious New York Harbor, including historic Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty. The restaurant boasts an amazing dream-scape view, delicious fare, and is a Battery Park gem. The Columbia Alumni Association cordially invites Columbia alumni and friends to a casual out-door evening against the backdrop of one of New York's most spectacular, tranquil and breathtaking settings. Join Columbia alumni and friends for a laid-back evening of beer and traditional barbecue fare. If you missed our inaugural sold-out launch event, you have another chance to learn about Columbia's newest shared interest group, and how to get involved. Reawaken your senses at this festive bash while enjoying two hours of unlimited food and drink-- a perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones! Space is limited, and tickets are non-refundable rain or shine. Date: July 30, 2014 Time: 6:30-8:30 Location: The outdoor Beer Garden- Inside Battery Park • Opposite 17 State Street, On The Water • New York, NY 10004 Price: $35.00 for alumni and friends (price includes two-hour open Beer Garden Bar, and two-hour unlimited Beer Garden Food menu)

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Columbia Alumni Food and Wine: Mid-Summer Beer Garden Bash

Date:July 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join fellow foodie Columbia alumni and friends for a summer evening at Battery Garden's Beer Garden. Nestled at the southernmost corner of Battery Park, right along the water's edge, lies a Manhattan oasis called Battery Gardens - a restaurant with sweeping panoramic views of New York Harbor, including historic Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty.

The Columbia Alumni Food & Wine group cordially invites Columbia alumni and friends to a casual out-door gathering with food, friends, and great views. Join us for a laid-back evening of beer and traditional barbecue fare. If you missed the Food & Wine group's sold-out launch event, you have another chance to learn about Columbia's newest shared interest group and how to get involved.

Please note that space is limited and registration is a two-step process. First, complete the form below to be added to the registration list. Next, please purchase tickets at the door (sold only to alumni and guests who have registered below) for $35.00 exact cash for the two-hour open beer garden food and drink menu.

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Summer Rooftop Happy Hour: July

Date:July 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) and recent graduates from all Schools within the University for the return of the Summer Rooftop Happy Hour Series.

Graduates of the last ten years are invited to mix, mingle, and network with their fellow Columbia alumni over cocktails at rooftop venues in New York. Dress is code is business or business casual.

The July edition of the Series returns to Sky Room, one of our most popular annual venues. The space has an indoor lounge area and outdoor roofdeck, which boasts stunning views of the skyline. Tickets to the event include a two-hour open bar and light hors d'oeuvres. Non-Columbia guests are welcome to attend with an alumni host.


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Recent Alumni Summer Rooftop Happy Hour - July Edition

Date:July 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) and recent graduates from all Schools within the University for the 2014 Summer Rooftop Happy Hour Series.

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hackNY Speakers Series: Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Date:July 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .
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How to Crack the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs

Speaker: 
Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Founder / CEO of CareerCup.com and Author of Cracking the Coding Interview, Cracking the PM Interview, The Google Resume.
 
Topic: 
CS interviews are a different breed from other interviews and, as such, require specialized skills and techniques. This talk will teach you how to prepare for coding and PM interviews, what top companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft really look for, and how to tackle the toughest programming and algorithm problems. This is not a fluffy be-your-best talk; it is deeply technical and will discuss specific algorithm and data structure topics.
 
Signed copies of McDowell's Cracking the Coding Interview and Cracking the PM Interview will be on sale after the talk. Cracking the Coding Interview is the #1 interview prep book for software engineers and Cracking the PM Interview serves the same purpose, but for product managers. The Google Resume is a broader book to teach people what they need to do to position themselves for a tech job, starting from early in college up through the offer and job performance itself. 
 
Bio:
Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of Cracking the Coding Interview, Cracking the PM Interview, and The Google Resume. CareerCup is the leading source of technical interview preparation and provides a free forum with 8000+ technical interview questions, a book, a video, and mock interviews. 
 
Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple and has extensive interviewing experience on both sides of the table. She has interviewed and received offers from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Goldman Sachs and a variety of other firms, and she has interviewed over 120 candidates at Google and served on its hiring committee. 
 

Gayle holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Admission is free.

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Beijing: Ivy League Speed Dating and Happy Hour

Date:July 30, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Beijing, China
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join Columbia alumni and other Ivy League alums for Pre-Qixi Speed Dating and Happy Hour. Speed dating: Seating is limited and advanced RSVP and payment is required (https://yoopay.cn/event/94269243) Simultaneous happy hour will continue downstairs during speed dating event. 100 RMB online, 130 RMB at the door. Price includes appetizers and 2 drinks Address: Parnas, 1/F Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Rd, Chaoyang district, Beijing, (10)5288-7665, www.parnas-restaurant.com POC: Courtney Mazzone (Columbia), courtney.mazzone@gmail.com or Alex Edmunds (Princeton), edmunds.alex@gmail.com

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Call for Applications to the Young Entrepreneurs Initiative

Date:July 31, 2014, All Day Event
Location:France
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Oscar Castanon by sending email to Oscar.castanon@ambascience-usa.org .
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THE 2014 YEI PROGRAM IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

Apply by July 31st and grow your business in France, a gateway to Europe!

GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN FRANCE by leveraging transatlantic resources and partnerships!

The Young Entrepreneurs Initiative (YEI) program is now accepting applications! The Young Entrepreneurs initiative (YEi), started in 2006 and organized by The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the US, is an accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business in France and Europe. It provides an intensive training in Boston and Paris and a one week immersion in France that will allow laureates to benefit from an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe. The fiercely competitive global technology market is a challenge to any entrepreneur, and the key to success is being able to internationalize your vision and activities at an early stage. France’s Young Entrepreneurs Initiative can help you achieve your goal through a free, personalized, one-stop service. US-based entrepreneurs selected to participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Initiative will benefit from mentoring, funding and a networking program to help them study the feasibility of setting up their venture in France, the stepping stone to Europe.

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Refresher Course: Bourbon

Date:July 31, 2014 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University Morningside Campus (116th and Broadway). 227 MUDD.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jemille Bailey by sending email to cbamanager@columbiabartending.com or by calling 3106636907.
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Interested in becoming a bartender or want to learn how to make hundreds of drinks? Impress your friends or potential employers through our School of Mixology, learning the skills and knowledge it takes to be a great bartender. The Columbia Bartending Agency is one of the few Schools that teach using real alcohol, so you can drink your own creations (provided you are 21+). And with an unbeatable price, why learn anywhere else?

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