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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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Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC: Columbia Alumni Discussion Group

Date:From February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST through May 06, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Online
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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If you are a Columbia University Alum, please take a moment to register for this exciting opportunity to be part of an exclusive alumni discussion group in Eric Foner's Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC on edX.

In addition to completing the form below you must also register for the course on edX. To do so please visit: http://bit.ly/cwrMOOC3

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Enduring CME Programs

Date:From February 26, 2015 at 7:15 am EST through June 08, 2020 at 5:15 pm EDT
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Evolution of the European Central Bank Quantitative Easing program and its impact on Central Europe

Date:April 28, 2015 from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu or by calling 2128544618.

Please join us for the talk by Andrzej Kazmierczak, on Evolution of the European Central Bank Quantitative Easing program and its impact on Central Europe.

Andrzej Kazmierczak is Professor of finance at the Warsaw School of Economics, Deputy Director of the Institute of Banking and Insurance, and a Member, Monetary Policy Council, National Bank of Poland.

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

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Performance Management Training

Date:April 28, 2015 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am EDT
Location:102 Philosophy Hall Training Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Finance Human Resources by sending email to financehr@columbia.edu .

At the end of the Performance Management Training for Managers, you will gain a better understanding that will allow you to have a thoughtful conversation with your staff on his or her performance during FY15, as well as being able to discuss goals and deliverable for FY16 and beyond. 

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Name: Enter the LOTTERY for Dine with Deantini by 4/28 at 9:00 a.m. (CC First Years)
Date: April 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:01 am EDT
Location: 208 Hamilton Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kyle Krause by sending email to kyle.krause@columbia.edu .
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Columbia College first years are welcome to enter into this lottery to be selected, at random, to dine with Dean Valentini in an intimate, group setting, on Friday, May 1. By entering the lottery, you are confirming your availability for the entire duration of the event. NOTE: This registration is ONLY to be entered into the lottery. Students who are selected to attend will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29.

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UG Worshops Session 2 - Morningside

Date:April 28, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Davis Auditorium, Shapiro Center (CEPSR) Room 412
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 851-2897.

The Uniform Guidance: What You Need to Know, is a two-part workshop for administrators, principal investigators and others involved in sponsored projects planning and management. The workshops will explain the impacts (large and small) that new federal guidelines will have on many aspects of the sponsored project lifecycle – from the way proposals and budgets are developed and grants are managed, to the way subrecipients are handled, and projects are monitored and closed out.

This session, Session 2, will focus on Post-award, Quarterly Monitoring and Closeout.  Session 1 will focus on Proposal Preparation and Subrecipient Monitoring and you must register separately.

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Purchasing Basics I

Date:April 28, 2015 from 10:00 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 Finance Training by sending email to financetraining@columbia.edu .
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This live class is not required for ARC access.  Please complete the required web-based training Requisitions, Change Orders, & Purchase Orders prior to taking this instructor led class. 

 

 

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Institute for Cancer Genetics Seminar

Date:April 28, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm EDT
Location:Medical Center Campus
1130 St. Nicholas Ave. at 166th St.
Irving Cancer Research Center
Auditorium - Ground Floor
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Kimberly Labor by sending email to kjl2006@columbia.edu or by calling 2128515283.
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John H. J. Petrini, PhD, Paul A. Marks Chair of Molecular Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Genetic Analysis of Chromosome Break Metabolism in Eukaryotic Cells. Hosted by Shan Zha, MD, PhD.

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2015 Columbia Global Energy Summit

Date:April 28, 2015 from 1:15 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Memorial Library
Rotunda
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact CGEP by sending email to energypolicy@columbia.edu .

The Center on Global Energy Policy is delighted to invite you to the 2015 Columbia Global Energy Summit. Structured as a half-day forum, the Summit will include keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geopolitics. A formal agenda will be forthcoming.  Distinguished speakers so far confirmed include:

  • Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Emilio Lozoya, Chief Executive Officer, Pemex;
  • Governor John Hickenlooper, State of Colorado;
  • Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, White House;
  • Sheikh Nawaf Saud Nasir Al-Sabah, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company;
  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy;
  • David Foley, Chief Executive Officer, Blackstone Energy Partners;
  • Peter Kagan, Managing Director for Energy, Warburg Pincus;
  • Dr. Edward L. Morse, Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities Research, Citi;
  • Shigeru Muraki, Member of the Board and Executive Advisor, Tokyo Gas;
  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy;
  • Zach Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, PointState Capital;
  • Charif Souki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cheniere Energy;
  • Mona Sutphen, Partner, Macro Advisory Partners; and
  • Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS.


Registration is required for in-person attendance. It will also be livestreamed at: http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch

This event is open to press. Media must register by contacting Molly Taft (molly.taft@berlinrosen.com)

For more information please contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

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Beijing: Women's Rights in China

Date:April 28, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Beijing, China
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You are invited to a panel discussion on Women's Rights in China: How Far Have We Come Since 1995? Columbia Global Centers | East Asia is holding a Beijing+20 Seminar Series in 2015 on women's empowerment in China, a series of public panels as part of its Beijing+20 program commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. 20-year has passed since the Fourth World Conference on Women and China has made gender equality as a fundamental national policy. Which areas of gender equality have progressed significantly? How have policy makers, academia, NGOs, and citizens working individually and collaboratively improved the environment for women in China? What political, economic, and social obstacles work against the realization of goals set by the Beijing Declaration? Leading experts working on women's issues will answer these questions by exploring past achievements and current challenges. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. (Simultaneous Chinese-English interpretation will be available) Please RSVP Here.

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Robert Somerville: The Origins of the Papacy

Date:April 28, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Allison Jeffrey by sending email to ajl2200@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8942.
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Robert Somerville is the Tremaine Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D at Yale University. His primary research interests include the history of Christianity through the 16th century Reformation, the Medieval Latin Church, the Papacy in the High Middle Ages and Medieval Latin Manuscripts. His graduate courses deal with the papacy, papal institutions, canon law in the Middle Ages and study of medieval Latin man! uscripts. His publications include: Pope Alexander III and the Council of Tours; Scotia Pontifica: Papal Letters to Scotland before the Pontificate of Innocent III; Pope Urban II, the Collectio Britannica, and the Council of Melfi (1089), and Pope Urban II's Council of Piacenza.

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MRSEC Seminar: Recent advances in quantum structure infrared photodetector

Date:April 28, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:750 CEPSR
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dario Vasquez by sending email to dv2324@columbia.edu .



"Recent advances in quantum structure infrared photodetector"

David Ting, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 
Time: 4:00 PM 
Place: 750 CEPSR

Abstract

With highly developed material growth technology, and GaAs, InP, InAs, InSb, and GaSb substrates being widely available and affordable, III-V semiconductors offer ample opportunities for the development of advanced infrared photodetectors.     Traditionally, while HgCdTe (MCT) grown on nearly-lattice-matched CdZnTe (CZT) substrate offers continuous cutoff wavelength coverage from the short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) to the long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) and beyond,   detectors based on lattice-matched bulk III-V absorbers are limited to the few SWIR and mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) cutoff wavelengths offered by InGaAs (on InP substrate), InAs, InAsSb (on GaSb substrate), and InSb.  Recent development of metamorphic InAsSb absorbers with higher Sb content allows for continuous cutoff wavelength coverage from MWIR to LWIR, although it requires growth on compositionally graded buffer layers.  Alternatively, nearly-lattice-matched or pseudomorphically-grown III-V semiconductor quantum structures such as quantum wells, quantum dots, and type-II superlattices can provide high degree of flexibility in cutoff wavelength range.  In addition, III-V semiconductors, particularly the antimonides, offer a highly effective platform for the development of sophisticated heterostructure-based MWIR and LWIR detector architectures, as exemplified by the high-performance double heterstructure (DH), nBn, and XBn.  These device architectures exploit the unipolar barrier for reducing dark current generation without impeding photocurrent flow.  In this talk we present an overview of recent advances in III-V semiconductor based quantum structure infrared photodetector.

Biography
Dr. David Ting is a Senior Research Scientist, Principal Member of Engineering Staff, and Deputy Director of the Center for Infrared Photodetectors at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.  He received the B.S. degree (Hons.) in physics from the California Institute of Technology, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Physics, Caltech, before joining the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, as an Associate Professor of Physics.  His research activities have been in the area of semiconductor physics and devices.  Since joining JPL in 1998 he has been working on non-magnetic semiconductor spintronics, and quantum well, quantum dot, and type-II superlattice based infrared detectors. Results of his work have been reported in over 200 research publications and in over 130 conference presentations and technical seminars. He holds 10 patents.  He is a Fellow of the SPIE, and a senior member of the IEEE.  He currently serves as the Secretary for the IEEE Metropolitan Los Angeles Section Photonic Society Chapter.

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Fuzz Productions Open House

Date:April 28, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Brooklyn
158 Roebling St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Fuzz Productions by sending email to info@fuzzproductions.com or by calling 212-219-7696.
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We're Fuzz an award-winning product agency purposefully evolved for today’s connected world and the exceedingly high expectations of the on-demand consumer that drives it.  

We create, evolve and optimize products -- mobile, tablet, and web applications -- and are uniquely positioned to serve the rapidly growing number of product and platform owners in leading organizations across the world. 

Our clients are our partners bound not by contracts (those too), but by powerful relationships built on shared values and a common vision for their product ecosystem. From leading Fortune 100 clients to disruptive start-ups, we are committed to creating a diverse portfolio of interesting work and are excited for you to be a part of shaping it. 

A few clients we currently work with are Citi, CBS, TKTS, Forever 21, Wegmans, AB InBev, Style.com, YMCA and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

You will get to hear from the hiring managers mouths exactly what they are looking for and what they're departments do. These departments are as follows: 
 
Marketing and Business Development
Strategy
Creative (UX and UI)
Producer (Product Managers and Client Service)
Android
iOS
Web
QA
 
You will also find out what its like to work at Fuzz!  

The Open House will also outline our 2015 intern program. This is a paid intern program where interns will learn from some of the best in the industry. 
 
The Agenda is as follows:
 
4-4.30pm          Meet and greet and Registration
4.30-4.45pm     Outline the structure of our 2015 intern program
4.45-5.30pm     Explanation of various Departments and what they will be looking for
5.30 - 6pm        Q&A
6pm-6.30pm     Tour of Fuzz
 
For more information about Fuzz visit www.fuzzproductions.com

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A Baby Shower for New and Expectant Parents 2014-2015 and 2015-2016

Date:April 28, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus - 516 W. 112th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam. (Between "Lionsgate" apartments and Christian Science Reading Room).
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact The Office of Work/Life by sending email to worklife@columbia.edu .
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Join other expectant and new parents  to learn about the variety of ways that Columbia can support you and your family as you embark on this exciting life transition of welcoming a baby into your home! 

In addition to time for parents to meet each other, representatives from the Office of Work/Life, HR Benefits, and Columbia Health will guide attendees through programs, services, benefits and policies available to Columbia families. 

Spouses/Partners are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Win a door prize!

Presenters: Representatives from Columbia University's Office of Work/Life, HR Benefits, and Columbia Health. 

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Reading & Signing, New Novels by Greg Baxter & James Hannaham

Date:April 28, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Columbia University Bookstore, Basement of Lerner Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarah Haze by sending email to bkstore707@bncollege.com or by calling 212-854-4265.
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Please join us as we welcome James Hannaham, author of "Delicious Foods", and Greg Baxter, author of "Munich Airport". They will be reading from and signing copies of their new novels.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the authors:

Greg Baxter is the author of two novels, "Munich Airport" and "The Apartment", as well as a work of nonfiction, "A Preparation for Death". He is Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts. Born and raised in Texas, he now lives in Berlin. Read the New York Times Review of "Munich Airport" here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/books/review/greg-baxters-munich-airport.html

James Hannaham is the author of the new novel "Delicious Foods" and previously of "God Says No", which was honored by the American Library Association. He holds an MFA from the Michener Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and lives in Brooklyn, where he teaches creative writing at the Pratt Institute. Hear an NPR review and interview about "Delicious Foods" here: http://www.npr.org/2015/03/13/391914914/if-drugs-could-talk-in-delicious-foods-they-do

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M.S. in Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop Final Briefings

Date:April 28, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Kraft Center, Rennert Hall

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Admissions by sending email to ce-info@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9666.
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The M.S. in Sustainability Management program presents the fall Final Briefings for the Integrative Capstone Workshop.

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No-Regrets Parenting: Making the Most of the 940 Saturdays of Childhood

Date:April 28, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard College
James Room, 4th Floor of Barnard Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 2128542037.
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The 10:00 PM news hasn’t even started, but you’re too exhausted to watch: who can stay awake that late? Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bath time, bedtime. You do it all—on top of your own job—and have just enough energy left to drag yourself to bed so you can wake early and start the routine all over again. Each day with young kids feels like a week, each week like a month. Yet as every new birthday passes, childhood seems to be moving at warp speed: five-month-olds become five-year-olds, then 15-year-olds in the blink of an eye. How can we possibly be working so hard to get through each crazy, chaotic day with our kids, and yet have the years fly by so quickly? How do we make our time with kids more meaningful and memorable?

Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatric specialist for the past 32 years and current professor and vice chairman emeritus of the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado guides us in taking the mundane, exhausting routines of parenthood and turning them into special parenting events. Come learn how to redefine “quality time.”

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M.S. in Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop Final Briefings

Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:10 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Kraft Center, Rennert Hall

Contact:
Alyssa Rome, adubov@ei.columbia.edu

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The M.S. in Sustainability Management program presents the fall Final Briefings for the Integrative Capstone Workshop.

For more information regarding the MS in Sustainability Management, please click MSSM.

For more information about the Earth Institute, please click EARTH.  

Sponsors:
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The Responsive Cities Initiative

Date:April 28, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Pulitzer Hall
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Elizabeth Boylan by sending email to eb2596@columbia.edu .

Over the last few months, the Responsive Cities Initiative, led by Professor Susan Crawford, of the Berkman Institute for Internet and Society at Harvard University, convened three workshops. The workshops gathered leading thinkers with the aim of answering the following questions: What could a university center do to advance policy making and planning for fiber optic networks connecting everyone in America to the Internet that would (a) improve local governance and (b) support civic journalism? We invited leading U.S. fiber builders, city officials, and civic journalists to the first two sessions and hosted a large group of Danish municipal fiber companies and lawmakers for the third.
 
We organized our findings into a white paper, and have convened a panel of workshop participants to discuss the findings and their implications.  The paper will be released in April, and hard copies will be available at the event.
 
The panel will be moderated by Susan Crawford.  Panelists include:
•  Lev Gonick, Chief Executive, OneCommunity
•  Brett Goldstein, Fellow in Urban Science, U. of Chicago, Board Member of CFA
•  Elin Katz, Consumer Council, State of Connecticut
•  Jim Baller, President, Baller Herbst Law Group, Co-Founder and President of Coalition for Local Internet Choice
•  Oliver Wise, Director, Office of Performance and Accountability, City of New Orleans
Refreshments will be served; we look forward to seeing you on April 28th.

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CDM CT Alumni Study Ckub - Spring 2015

Date:April 28, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Darien, CT
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Northern California: From BootStrap Start-Up to Acquisition

Date:April 28, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm EDT
Location:TBD
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Varun Gulati (SEAS '10) & Chris Yim (CC '10) share insight about founding UClass and bringing the company to the Bay Area. UClass is a district content management solution that helps administrators and teachers measure the efficacy of their curriculum. UClass was recently acquired by Renaissance Learning in February 2015.

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Class of 2015 Alumni Welcome Reception

Date:April 28, 2015 from 6:30 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 classmates for an open house at the Columbia Alumni Center to welcome the Columbia College Class of 2015 to the young alumni community. There will be dessert, champagne, giveaways and raffle prizes such as free tickets to the Columbia Young Alumni Party! When: Tuesday, April 28 6:30pm – 9:00pm Where: Columbia Alumni Center 622 West 113 Street (Between Broadway and Riverside) RSVP is required. This event is for graduating Columbia College seniors.

Partners:
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Columbia Athletics Varsity C Celebration

Date:April 28, 2015 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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The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education and The Varsity C Club cordially invite you to attend the 94th Annual Varsity C Celebration, saluting our Student-Athletes and honoring our Athletics Alumni Award Winner:

Joseph Simone Â’79CC (Golf) With Special Recognition of Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, 2004-2015

Individual Tickets: $50

7-8 p.m. | Awards Program
Levien Gymnasium, Dodge Physical Fitness Center, Columbia University

8:15-9 p.m. | Reception
Lou Gehrig Lounge, Dodge Physical Fitness Center, Columbia University

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Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy Spring Final Briefings

Date:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House, Seminar Level

Contact:
Sarah Tweedie, st2745@sipa.columbia.edu

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The Earth Institute's Office of Academic and Research Programs and the School of International and Public Affairs present the Spring Final Briefings for the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy.  Open to the public.

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 For more information on the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, please click MPA ESP.

Sponsors:
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Being an Effective Manager

Date:April 29, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room 310
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

This course will enable managers to increase their knowledge of team leadership, conflict resolution and change management. Managers will have an opportunity to assess their progress in developing a broad range of managerial competencies. The course will also provide a review of key concepts and techniques from previous Learning Academy programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop team leadership skills, including delegating
  • To learn conflict resolution techniques
  • To learn how to build partnerships
  • To understand and apply the elements of managing change
  • To review and assess individual growth in Managerial Competencies in order to be a more effective manager
  • To summarize the Learning Academy programs

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CCE's Graduation Kickoff

Date:April 29, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Lerner Hall Ramps
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kohari by sending email to lk2574@columbia.edu .

Kick off your graduation celebrations with the Center for Career Education! Stop by our table on the Lerner Hall ramps and you could win big!

Let us know the places you’ll go by filling out the 2015 Graduating Student Survey! Complete the survey for a chance to win an Apple Watch, Beats by Dre Headphones, or a Columbia gear prize pack.

Plus, learn about CCE’s alumni career services and find out how you can stay involved as an alumnus.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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P-Card Training

Date:April 29, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Location:FINANCE TRAINING CENTER - 160 Studebaker (Hands-On Training Room - basement level) - 622 West 132nd Street (between Broadway and 12th Ave. - Bring CU ID for building entry)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact P-Card Team by sending email to pcard@columbia.edu .
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Only individuals who have completed the application process, registered for training and who have a designated approver already trained in the program will be allowed to attend a training session. 

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Coach, Recognize and Reward Staff for Peak Performance

Date:April 29, 2015 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Manhattanville
622 West 132nd Street
Studebaker 469
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact HR Service Center by sending email to hrlearning@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2888.
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Target audience: Managers or anyone involved in improving staff performance

Price: $80.00 

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Examine the benefits and risks of coaching and what needs to be done before coaching begins
  • Learn and practice the GROW model of coaching
  • Discover what successful recognition and rewards look like and what pitfalls to avoid
  • Investigate the different types of incentives and their link to motivating employees
  • Create an action plan for coaching, recognizing and rewarding staff with a goal of improved performance

 For further development, it is recommended that this class be paired with Develop Effective Working Relationships: Managing Up, Down and Laterally

 

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18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum

Date:April 29, 2015 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University,
Morningside Campus,
Low Memorial Library Rotunda
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Kevin Gully by sending email to kg2515@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-0264.

The 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum will take place at Columbia University's Low Memorial Library Rotunda on Wednesday, April 29th

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the keynote address at this year's Forum. The keynote will be followed by a distinguished panel including: Sheldon Danzinger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation; Jacob Hacker, Director of the Institution for Social Policy Studies at Yale University; Jeanette Takamura, Dean of the Columbia University School of Social Work; and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation. The panel will be moderated by Ester Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science at Columbia SIPA.

Registration via Sundial will open exclusively to SIPA students on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to heightened security requirements and space constraints associated with this event.  Registration for this event is non-transferable and valid only for the registered individual.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING GUESTS, as they will not be given access into the venue.

Photo IDs will be required and checked for entry.
 It is likely that everyone must be in seats by 9:15 am as the program will begin promptly at 9:30 am.


A reminder email with essential arrival information will be sent to all confirmed registrants (and those on the wait list) a few days prior to the 29th.

For those unable to register, this event will be livestreamed in its entirety: sipa.columbia.edu/dinkins-forum

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Medical School Interview Workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 29 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
   
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Glenn Novarr by sending email to gn2206@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-3672.
 

In this participatory workshop, Glenn Novarr, Assistant Dean, will help orgo/bio year students prepare for a successful medical school interview. Students will learn to define for themselves what they want to get across to interviewers, and learn how to highlight their previous careers/experience and connect it with their interest in medicine.

This workshop will lay the foundation for an interview, through preparation and self-awareness, for spontaneity, authenticity, confidence, and humor.

This workshop is guaranteed to be enjoyable and useful, but is not a replacement for a Committee Interview.



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Postbac Planning Session (PPS) and Tour: Wednesday, April 29

Date: April 29, 2015 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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Gray Matters At Columbia Spring Benefit Luncheon

Date:April 29, 2015 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:The Plaza Hotel
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York City
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Regina Roper by sending email to regina.roper@columbia.edu or by calling 212-304-7227.
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Please Join Us as We Support the Science that Unravels the Mysteries of the Brain

GRAY MATTERS AT COLUMBIA

SPRING BENEFIT LUNCHEON

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Plaza Hotel
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York City

11:00 a.m. Reception
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Program

Please reply by April 13th

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On Location: The Wall Street Journal

Date:April 29, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:The Wall Street Journal Office
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Communication by sending email to info@cencom.org .
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Meet The Wall Street Journal editors who break stories that influence business ideas and intelligence.  The daily newspaper has been covering primarily business and economic news since 1889, and it is the largest United States newspaper by circulation.  Find out what skills you need to join this team.

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Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

Date:April 29, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Noon to 1 PM in HHSC 301
701 W. 168th St.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Carla Horne by sending email to ch3042@columbia.edu or by calling 212-342-5424.

Stephen L. Nutt, Ph.D. Head, Molecular Immunology Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research "The Transcriptional Control of Humoral Immunity" Hosted by Ulf Klein

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Cut the Clutter and Get Organized

Date:April 29, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway
(Between Lionsgate apartments and Christian Science Reading Room)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact The Office of Work/Life by sending email to worklife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9180.
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Need some tips on how to better organize your home or office and spend less time looking for your things? Three professional organizers will provide you with valuable techniques for de-cluttering and suggest tools to help you stay organized. Come with your questions in order to receive specific guidance. Presenters: Wendy Samuel, Clutter Therapy, LLC; Gail Furgal, Outtasight Organizing, LLC; and Donna Goldberg, The Organized Student, LLC

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Former Yugoslavia: From War to European Integration; Perspectives on Reconciliation

Date:April 29, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

Ricardo Alexandre, Visiting Scholar, Columbia University from ISCTE/Lisbon in Political Science and International Relations

Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor, Moderator

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Develop Effective Working Relationships: Managing Up, Down and Laterally

Date:April 29, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Manhattanville
622 West 132nd Street
Studebaker 469
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact HR Service Center by sending email to hrlearning@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2888.
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Target audience:  All staff, including individual contributors and managers

Price: $80.00 

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Have completed a 360 analysis of your working relationships, analyzing needs and interests of each group
  • Examine and practice effective communication methods for different relationships
  • Discuss differences in handling work relationships in commonplace settings such as: making agreements, presenting problems, giving feedback, persuading and saying no
  • Learn tools to enhance working relationships

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For further development, it is recommended that this class be paired with Coach, Recognize and Reward Staff for Peak Performance

 

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Postbac Placement Exam: Math Part I

Date: Wednesday, April 29 from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
   
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall, Conference Room
   
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.  

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DEES Dissertation Proposal - Magmatism at the Southern End of the East African Rift System - Origin and Role During Early Stage Rifting

Date:April 29, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, First Floor Seminar Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Missy Pinckert by sending email to missy@ldeo.columbia.edu .

The Columbia University Department for Earth and Environmental Science (DEES) presents  "Magmatism at the southern end of the East African Rift System - Origin and Role During Early Stage Rifting," a dissertation proposal with Gary Mesko, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Open to the Public 

For more information on DEES at http://eesc.columbia.edu/

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Postbac Placement Exam: Chemistry

Date: Wednesday, April 29 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm EDT
   
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall, Conference Room
   
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.  

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Serbia's Transition: Challenges for Policy-makers

Date:April 29, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 413
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Christine Francis by sending email to cf2553@columbia.edu .

Serbia is one of the countries that has emerged from the disintegration of Socialist Yugoslavia in 1991. It's transition to a market economy has been particularly difficult, due to adverse political and economic conditions that prevailed in the 1990s. Bold economic reforms started being implemented primarily after the political changes in late 2000. The lecture will discuss Serbia’s difficult twenty-five years of transition to a market economy (1989-2015), explaining why a country that had among the best starting conditions in 1989 ended up lagging so much behind. Initial conditions in Serbia in 1989 are briefly recalled, the difficult 1990s when the country experienced extreme political and economic instability, severe UN economic sanctions and NATO bombing, and the new phase of Serbia's transition after the political changes in autumn 2000. The main achievements and failures of the post-2000 strategy are analysed in some detail. The challenges Serbian policy-makers presently face are also addressed. The global economic crisis has pushed the country into a double-dip recession accompanied by very high unemployment and low employment rates, increasing public and foreign debt, slow recovery of foreign direct investment, requiring several arrangements with the International Monetary Fund.

Milica UVALIC is a Professor at the Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics of the University of Perugia (Italy). Formerly she was member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, nominated for two terms (2008-2012), Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC (2009) and Vice-Minister in the Federal government of FR Yugoslavia (2001). She holds a PhD. In Economics from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Recent publications include "FDI into transition economies: Are the Balkans different?" (with Saul Estrin), (2014), The Economics of Transition, Vol. 22 (2), pp. 281-312. Serbia's Transition – Towards a Better Future (2010); Western Balkans' Accession to the European Union (with B. Cerovic, 2010); "Transition in Southeast Europe: Understanding Economic Development and Institutional Change", in G. Roland (ed) (2012), Economies in Transition; "Why development patterns differ: the Czech and Serbian models compared" (with J. Svejnar) in M. Aoki (ed) (2012), Institutions and Patterns of Economic Development.

The event is sponsored by the Program in Economic Policy Management and the Center on Global Economic Governance

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IHN Distinguished Lectures in Nutritional Sciences

Date:April 29, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 401
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Alexander Sosa by sending email to sa96@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4808.
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Distinguished Lectures in Nutritional Sciences

William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.
Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University



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Franz Boas Seminar by Gaston Gordillo, University of British Columbia, Department of Anthropology

Date:April 29, 2015 from 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
963 Schermerhorn Extension
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Marilyn Astwood by sending email to mp20@columbia.edu .

The Emergent Properties of Destruction: A Forensic Ethnography of the Argentine Soy Boom

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Postbac Placement Exam: Math Part II

Date: Wednesday, April 29 from 4:45 pm to 5:25 pm EDT
   
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall, Conference Room
   
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.  

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Then, Now, Next: Oral History and Social Change

Date:April 29, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
The Refectory at Union Theological Seminary
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Audrey Augenbraum by sending email to aa2813@columbia.edu .
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Join Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) for Then, Now, Next: Oral History and Social Change, a multimedia interactive popup exhibition of stories in step with the city, curated by the students and faculty of the Columbia Oral History Master of Arts program. Audience members will be invited to don headphones and be transported to vital spaces, from a sultry jazz club to the midwife's office or the neighborhood hair salon. 

Refreshments will be served and children are welcome!

Exhibits include:

Church as Community: St. Augustine's on the Lower East Side by Kate Brenner
A look at the vibrant African American community around St. Augustine's Church on the Lower East Side.

Building Bridges by Leonard Cox
Listen to stories from a homeless shelter and share ideas on how to connect with the homeless.

Word Up Community Bookshop Oral History Project by Benji de la Piedra
This pop-up recreation of Washington Heights’ beloved volunteer-run bookstore invites you to browse books, enjoy music, writing and photography from local artists, and consider the cultural significance of community bookstores in 2015.

BlackMother: Stories Surrounding Childbirth & Remembrances of Traditional Birth Workers in the American South by Nicole J.
Black women's voices on intergenerational experiences with and issues surrounding childbirth.

Refugee Resettlement in Orange County by K Lee
Website introducing the Vietnamese refugee resettlement in Orange County

The Human Be-In Teach-In by Steven Palmer
Voices from a hippie happening in San Francisco.

Personal Storytelling as Advocacy by Steven Puente
Hepatitis C Peers from Einstein's Methadone Clinics, located in the South Bronx, will be sharing their personal stories as a form of personal outreach and advocacy.

Guardians in the NYPD by Liz Strong
Work, identity and advocacy in law enforcement remembered by retired members of the NYPD Guardians Association for black officers.

Paying Respects by Leyla Vural
Hear from people with family and friends buried on Hart Island, our city's potter's field, the final resting spot for nearly one million New Yorkers that's hidden in plain sight.

Gathering Time by Erica Zora Wrightson
The sounds of change in jazz.

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Teaching and Education Career Panel for PhD students and Postdocs

Date:April 29, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus, Davis Auditorium in the CEPSR Building
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rory Flinn by sending email to rf2531@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4073.

Panel Session on Teaching and Education Careers:

A panel focused on careers in teaching and education will take place in the early evening of April 29th at Columbia University. This career panel session is part of a monthly career panel series for doctoral level graduate students and postdocs at Columbia University. The goal of the career panel series is to expose trainees to a broad range of career options available to them and provide a forum for trainees to learn about the experiences of individuals who have transitioned into these careers following their graduate or postdoctoral training. The panelists will respond to moderated questions in the first half of the event, after which questions from audience members will be addressed.

The panelists, who have training backgrounds in the fields of veterinary medicine and parasitology, developmental biology, metabolism and nutrition, as well as chemical engineering include:

 

Amy Savage, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Biology and Director of Citizen Science Program at Bard College

Matthew Marcello, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology at Pace University
 
Jeanne Garbarino, PhD
Director of Science Outreach at Rockefeller University
 
Elizabeth Biddinger, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at City College in New York

 

Mandë Holford, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Hunter College
 Research Associate of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History

 

Daniel Concepcion, PhD
NYC Teaching Fellow, Biology and Chemistry Teacher at the Bronx Theatre High School

 

 

Date: Wednesday, April 29th

 

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM (panel); 7:30-8:30 PM (networking reception)

 

Location: Morningside Campus, Davis Auditorium in the CEPSR Building

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Philadelphia: Second Annual Investment Panel Discussion

Date:April 29, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Following the success of last year's impact investing seminar, we have decided to offer another opportunity to learn from experts in the field. Please join us for the second annual investment panel discussion at Smith & Wollensky on Wednesday, April 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. This year's topic is Markets and Planning in the Information Age. Our keynote speaker is Maureen Austin, President of the Harvard Radcliffe Club of Philadelphia and Vice President of AllianceBernstein. To register, please click here. Columbia University Club of Philadelphia philadelphia.alumni.columbia.edu

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Contemporary Political and Territorial Issues Facing Brazil’s Maroon Communities

Date:April 29, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 802
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS RSVP by sending email to ilasrsvp@gmail.com .

Presentations and discussion of the challenges and successes of the quilombo movement following the 1988 Constitution’s guarantee of land rights, with Professor Mariléa de Andrade and Professor José Maurício Arruti , both of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Presentations in Portuguese

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On the Rights of Muslim Migrants: Indian Missionaries in West Africa since the 1920s

Date:April 29, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Barnard College
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor of Barnard Hall
West 117th Street and Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 2128542037.
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From the 1920s, Muslims in British India promoted an active missionary agenda. Seeking political recognition as well as an antidote to Hindu conversion campaigns, the heterodox Muslim sect, the Ahmadiyya, had a vision of global evangelism in which Western and Sudanic Africa figured centrally. Its members argued that Muslims had a right to migrate for the purpose of evangelism and, to support this, they drew on the history of cosmopolitanism and non-racial egalitarianism in Islamic networks in earlier centuries, citing specifically the African settlement in Mughal, India. In this way, West Africa became a prime area of Ahmadiyya conversion, the appeal of the sect coming in part from the protection to migrate in the era of late empire and independent nation-state building. Shobana Shankar is assistant professor of history at SUNY Stony Brook. Her book, Who Shall Enter Paradise? Christian Origins in Muslim Northern Nigeria, c.1890-1975, was published in 2014 in the Ohio University Press’ New African Histories Series. In addition to authoring numerous journal articles and essays, Professor Shankar co-edited with Afe Adogame Religions on the Move: New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World.

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