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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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Name: Register for Deantini's ResHall Road Trip (Carman Hall residents)
Date: April 21, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:01 am EDT
Location: Carman Hall Lounge
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kyle Krause by sending email to kk2775@columbia.edu .
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Carman Hall residents are invited to register for a chance to dine with Dean Valentini in a casual group setting on Sunday, April 26. Please note that registration does not guarantee your admission to the event. Attendees will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23.

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Morningside Faculty and Staff Orientation: Welcome Program

Date:April 21, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 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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Welcome to Columbia University! During Orientation you will receive information to help you more effectively navigate Columbia University as a new member of our community.

 

Orientation includes representatives from Central HR, Work/Life Office, Environmental Stewardship, Environmental Health & Safety, Research and Public Safety. The session concludes with a representative from Benefits where you will learn about all of your Benefits options and have the opportunity to discuss your benefit questions to a member of the HR Benefits team.

 

Please note, we start the program promptly at 9am with an engaging group activity so please arrive on time. You can anticipate Orientation can last up to 1 pm so please plan accordingly.

 

Continental breakfast will be served. 

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Interviewing and Hiring

Date:April 21, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-210
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 equip managers with the knowledge and skills needed for effective interviewing and hiring. Participants will explore the concept of “hiring for fit” and the long-term effects of hiring decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn the skills for effective interviewing and hiring
  • To understand the concept of “hiring for fit” and the long term effects of the hiring process

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UG Worshops Session 1 - Morningside

Date:April 21, 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 1, will focus on Proposal Preparation and Subrecipient Monitoring.  Session 2 will focus on Financial Monitoring and Closeout and you must register separately.


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Sexual Respect & Community Citizenship Initiative: Arts Option Exhibition

Date:April 21, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jonathan Morales by sending email to jdm2218@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-7144.
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ARTS OPTION EXHIBITION

A special two-day event featuring student work created for Columbia University’s Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative

April 21-22, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative, including the Arts Option, is a joint effort of students, faculty, and administrators from across the University to create a forum for learning, conversation and expression about the link between sexual respect and University community membership. See sexualrespect.columbia.edu for more information.

Arts Option Commentators:

Colm Toίbίn, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature

Nina Berman, Associate Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Deborah Cullen-Morales, Director and Chief Curator, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Pamela Shifman, Executive Director, NoVO Foundation

Adam Bandler, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Exhibition Coordinator, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Victor LaValle, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Writing in the Faculty of the Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts

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101 Lunch & Learn Series: Introduction to Network Field Services

Date:April 21, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:conference room 531
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Latisha Lambert by sending email to ll2343@columbia.edu or by calling 2128544572.

101 Lunch & Learn Series

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Careers in Data Science and Data Engineering - Info Session from Insight Data Science

Date:April 21, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Morningside Campus - Davis Auditorium (Room 412 in Schapiro/CEPSR Building)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Rory Flinn by sending email to rf2531@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4073.

·         Careers in Data Science and Data Engineering - Info Session from Insight Data Science

 

Top companies are hiring data scientists and engineers to help find insights in the petabytes of data that they collect every day. Scientists and engineers with research backgrounds in physics, astronomy, computational biology, neuroscience, math, statistics, computer science, and other quantitative fields are playing key roles in transforming the way these companies work with data to impact our daily lives.

 

Yan Kou, Kevin Mercurio, and Genevieve Smith, Insight Program Directors, will be leading a discussion and Q&A on careers in data science and data engineering.

 

We will provide a high-level overview of data science in technology, health, media, and non-profits. The session will include time for Q&A, as well as advice for those interested in transitioning to careers in data science and data engineering.

 

The Insight Fellows Program is a free training fellowship for graduate students and postdocs designed to bridge the gap between academia and a career in data science and engineering. Insight provides seven-week, full-time, postdoctoral training fellowships in New York City, Boston, and Silicon Valley. They offer a full-tuition scholarship, dedicated office space, and self-directed, project-based learning under the guidance of top industry mentors. The first session focused specifically on Health Data will be held this summer in Boston.

 

Over 200 PhDs have completed the program; Insight alumni are now data scientists and engineers at the New York Times, Netflix, NBC, MTV, Khan Academy, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bloomberg, Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Reddit, and other top companies.

 

Find out more about our Data Science and Data Engineering programs in New York City and Silicon Valley: insightdatascience.com and insightdataengineering.com

 

Learn more about our first Health Data Science session in Boston at: insighthealthdata.com

 

Morningside

Date:                Tuesday, April 21st

Time:                12-1 PM talk with 1-1:30 PM for Q/A

Location:         Morningside Campus - Davis Auditorium (Room 412 in Schapiro/CEPSR Building)

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Visit from University of Michigan Medical School

Date: Tuesday, April 21 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
   
Location: 313 Fayerweather
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Premedical students are invited to attend an information session where Carol Teener, Director of Admissions at the University of Michigan Medical School, will discuss the University of Michigan Medical School and the medical school application process.

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Dean's Seminar Series on Race and Policy: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Genealogy, Genetics, and Race

Date:April 21, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Morningside Campus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Stacie Burroughs by sending email to sb3693@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-7280.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, addresses issues of genealogy, genetics, and race in this, the third lecture in the Dean's Seminar Series on Race and Policy.

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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Kostas Bimpikis (Stanford)

Date:April 21, 2015 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Uris 330
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .
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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR

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Finance Overview

Date:April 21, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 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 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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Book Talk: Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future

Date:April 21, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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International Affairs Building
Room 1501
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center on Global Economic Governance by sending email to cgeg@columbia.edu .
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Please join us for a book talk with Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Professor of Economics at Kozminski University in Warsaw and Former Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister. Professor Kolodko will discuss his new book, Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future, with Edmund S. Phelps, Joseph E. Stiglitz, and Jan Svejnar.

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

Grzegorz W. Kolodko, a key architect of Poland's successful reforms, is Professor of Economics and the Founder and Director of the TIGER Center - Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, at Kozminski University in Warsaw. He is also the author of international bestsellers From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation and Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World.

Co-sponsored by the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG), The Center on Capitalism and Society, and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD).

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If Global Warming Is So Urgent, Why Is There So Little Action? - A Talk with Per Espen Stoknes

Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Uris Hall, Room 301

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Courtney St. John, cstjohn@ei.columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Per Espen Stoknes, Author, Psychologist, Economist

The Earth Institute's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) presents "What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming," with Per Espen Stoknes, Author, Psychologist and Economist. 

Book Description
The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead.

Rich in story and examples, Stoknes reviews recent psychological research and explores emerging strategies for how to overcome this paradox. A more compassionate climate communication can now rely on approaches that employ the power of social networks, reframing, nudging, storytelling and better climate response indicators. Also, the acknowledgement of grief, helplessness and despair can be a deep source of motivation for a grounded hope. Stoknes seeks to answer the fundamental questions: Is humanity up to the task? Or are we humans inescapably locked into short-termism?

In What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming, Stoknes not only masterfully identifies the five main psychological barriers to climate action, but addresses them with five strategies for how to talk about global warming in a way that creates action and solutions, not further inaction and despair.

About Per Espen Stoknes

Per Espen Stoknes is a psychologist and an economist. An entrepreneur, he has co-founded clean-energy companies, and he spearheads the BI Norwegian Business School’s executive program on green growth. He has previously worked both as a clinical and organizational psychologist and as an advisor in scenario planning to a wide range of major national and international businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions. His research interests include climate and environmental strategies, economic psychology, and energy systems. Teaching areas include green growth, foresight and corporate strategy, behavioral economics and expressive arts. He has written three books, including Money and Soul. He lives in Oslo, Norway.

Open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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MRSEC Seminar: Correlated Motion, Quantum Dissipation, Mutamers: Insight into the Chemistry and Physics of Crystalline Arrays of Molecular Rotors

Date:April 21, 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 .


Correlated Motion, Quantum Dissipation, Mutamers: Insight into the Chemistry and Physics of Crystalline Arrays of Molecular Rotors

Prof. Patrick Batail
Laboratory MOLTECH, CNRS and University of Angers, France

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 ~ Time: 4:00 PM ~ Place: 750 CEPSR

Abstract
We present a research combining the design of crystalline arrays of functional chiral rotators with variable-temperature proton spin-lattice relaxation, 1H T1–1, and calculations of rotational barriers, allowing to discriminate between the site location of different Brownian rotators with different activation energies; to control their dynamics by squeezing their hydrogen-bond cloud; to demonstrate correlated rotational motion in pairs of molecular rotors; and to touch upon the emerging issue of quantum dissipation in crystalline hybrids of molecular conductors and molecular rotors. In addition, space-inversion symmetry breaking is discussed in the context of mutamers that are sequences of conformational mutations in dynamic equilibrium in the solid state.

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Genetics and Developement Departmental Seminar

Date:April 21, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:ICRC Auditorium, 1st Floor
(1130 St. Nicholas Avenue)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Fanny Lissette Rodriguez by sending email to flr2113@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4011.

Essential Roles for the 5-Methylcytosine Dioxygenases Tet2 and Tet3 in Normal Development and Hematopoiesis Mary Goll, PhD Assistant Professor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:00 PM ICRC Auditorium, 1st Floor (1130 St. Nicholas Avenue) Host: Tim Bestor (thb12@cumc.columbia.edu)

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A Tribute to Steve Greenhouse and Floyd Norris

Date:April 21, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
World Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Gary Hill by sending email to gh2206@columbia.edu .

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program & IMAC at the School of International and Public Affairs cordially invite you to a tribute to Steve Greenhouse and Floyd Norris in honor of their decades of service to journalism and The New York Times.
 
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception. Co-hosted by the International Labor Association of the United Nations.
 
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: “The New Labor Journalism,” with Steve Greenhouse, former New York Times correspondent; Lydia DePillis, The Washington Post; and Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union’s Founder and Executive Director.
 
Moderated by Anya Schiffrin, Director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
 
Introduction by Terri Thompson, Director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program.
 
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Floyd Norris and David Wessel in Conversation.
 
Floyd Norris (Knight-Bagehot ’82) is the former chief correspondent of The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune. David Wessel (Knight-Bagehot ’81) is the Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution, and contribute correspondent to The Wall Street Journal. 

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Emerging Powers and Conflict Management: Lessons from Central Asia

Date:April 21, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

The international management of internal armed conflicts is becoming a primary area of dispute in world politics. At the global level, the UN Security Council has become deadlocked over the appropriate international response to rebellions and civil wars, including those in Sudan, Sri Lanka, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine. At a domestic level, states such as Russia and China have rejected international liberal norms and practices and managed internal conflicts through alternative mechanisms. Meanwhile, in post-conflict environments, such as Angola, Cambodia, Tajikistan or Rwanda, international peace interventions constructed within a liberal peacebuilding framework have given way to authoritarian political outcomes. An array of non-liberal norms, discourses and practices in relation to peace and conflict have gained ground, both within local spaces of armed conflict and at global sites of policy contestation.  This panel of distinguished international scholars and practitioners of peace-building will examine the implications for the rise of such “illiberal practices” in the management of conflicts in post-Soviet Central Asia and critically evaluate the implications of this turn to “authoritarian conflict management.”

Chair: Alexander Cooley

Panelists: David Lewis and John Heathershaw

Discussants: Severine Autesserre and Christoph Zuercher
 
Severine Autesserre is Assistant Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College, Columbia University. Dr. Autesserre works on civil wars, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, and African politics. She is the author of Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention(Cambridge University Press, 2014) and The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding(Cambridge University Press, 2010), as well as various scholarly and policy articles.

John Heathershaw is Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Exeter and Principal Investigator (2012-2016) of the ESRC Research Project ‘Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia’.

David Lewis is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exeter, UK. He previously held academic posts in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, and worked at the Brussels-based think-tank, the International Crisis Group, where he led research projects in Central Asia and Sri Lanka. David’s current research focuses on the impact of geopolitical change on international peace and conflict. He is Co-Investigator on a major research project, Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia (2012-2016), which examines Russian, Chinese and Western responses to conflict in Central Asia. His other main research interests are in the politics, security, and economic development of post-Soviet authoritarian states in Eurasia.

Christoph Zürcher is a professor at  the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.  His research and teaching interests include conflict, peacebuilding, and international development. His regional focus is on the Former Soviet Union especially on Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia including Afghanistan. He is the editor of “Potentials of Disorder. Explaining Violence in the Caucasus and in the Former Yugoslavia” (Manchester UP, 2003) and the author of “The Post-Soviet Wars: Rebellion, Ethnic Conflict and Nationhood in the Post-Soviet Era (New York: University Press, 2007) and Costly Democracy. Peacebuilding and Democratization after War (Stanford, Stanford UP, 2013).

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Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Early Decision Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
   
Location: 602 Lewisohn Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Premedical students are invited to attend a meeting where Dr. George Heinrich, Associate Dean for Admissions at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), will discuss NJMS and their Early Decision option.

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The New Cuban Socio-Economic Model and Labor Policy: The Challenges for Gender and Social Equity

Date:April 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 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 .

SPEAKERS: Dayma Echevarría León has a doctorate in sociology from the University of Havana. She is a Professor in the Cuban Economic Studies Center at the University of Havana. She is also the coordinator of Equity and Development Team in that Center. Her research focuses on social impacts of economic transformation and challenges to equity, mainly in terms of gender and labor issues.

**The talk will be in Spanish.

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The Art of Networking with GS Alumni

Date:April 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113 Street
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.

Students are invited to a networking workshop hosted by the Career Center for Education. At the workshop, students will learn how to start conversations and walk out with contacts and learn follow-up techniques to maintain meaningful professional relationships. Following the workshop, students will speak with GS alumni to practice networking at a reception. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Business attire is recommended; however business casual is permitted. The favor of a reply is requested by Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

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Energy Innovation and National Security: A conversation with US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus

Date:April 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1501
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ke Wei by sending email to kwei@sipa.columbia.edu .

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion with US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on the role that the US Navy plays in driving energy innovation as well as the broader relationship between energy and national security. Secretary Mabus will offer remarks on the importance of energy to the Navy's mission. Following Secretary Mabus' remarks will be a moderated conversation with CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow. Registration is required for in-person attendance. This event is open to press. It will also be livestreamed at: energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch (no registration is required to view the livestream). A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~3 to 5 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website. For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

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Health Professions Personal Statement Workshop

Date:April 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:401 Lerner Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tara Maguire by sending email to tm2703@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9120.

Participants will learn strategies for writing an effective personal statement. Please bring paper and a pen. This workshop is for CC and SEAS students and alumni applying to health professions schools for entrance in 2016.

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Music at St. Paul's featuring Chamber Music by Juilliard

Date:April 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
St. Paul's Chapel
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Andrew Lynch by sending email to ajl2200@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0480.
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Music at St. Paul's welcomes back students from one of the world's leading musical conservatories!

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EU External Investment Policy: Review of the first five years and future prospects for T-TIP and beyond

Date:April 21, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Jerome Greene Annex
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Paulo Cunha by sending email to pmc2105@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1830.
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In 2009, the EU acquired exclusive competence on foreign direct investment (FDI), which allows the EU to conclude investment protection treaties. Since that time, the EU has concluded trade and investment agreements with Singapore and Canada, and is negotiating a number of additional treaties, including an agreement with China and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) agreement with the United States. In connection with those negotiations, the EU has also prompted a broad reexamination — within the EU and beyond — of policies regarding promotion and protection of FDI, and the use of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Colin Brown will discuss the EU’s experiences thus far, and also provide insights as to what may lie ahead. Colin Brown is Deputy Head of Unit, Dispute Settlement and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission, and Visiting Lecturer, Catholic University of Louvain.

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Sustainability Management Policy Forum: Do Energy Codes Save Energy?

Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affair Building, Altschul Auditorium, Room 417

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

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Event Description:
Speaker: Arik Levinson, Professor, Department of Economics, Georgetown University; Moderator: Luke Falk, Sustainability Manager, Related Companies; Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

In January 2015 Dr. Arik Levinson, a former senior economist for environmental issues with the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama, released a controversial study indicating that, in California, energy codes for residential buildings haven’t resulted in energy savings. The paper’s seemingly counter-intuitive findings were recently highlighted on the Freakonomics Podcast, setting off a heated debate in the energy policy community.

Come join the discussion on April 21st when Dr. Levinson presents his working paper “How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence From California” at Columbia University with Q+A to follow. Moderated by Luke Falk, Adjunct Lecturer in Columbia’s Sustainability Management Program.

This event is open to the public.

Sponsors:
Earth Institute

Web Site:
http://sustainability.ei.columbia.edu

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An evening with Ron Leshem

Date:April 21, 2015 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location:501 Schermerhorn Hall,
Columbia University
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Annela Levitov by sending email to aml2271@columbia.edu .
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Columbia's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies presents an evening with RON LESHEM. Meet Israel's multi-talented Novelist ("Beaufort"), Screenwriter ("The Gordin Cell"/"Allegiance"), and Producer for Legendary Entertainment and Keshet Broadcasting ("Prisoners of War," "Arab Labor," "Traffic Light," and others). We'll screen the pilot episode of "The Gordin Cell," followed by a wide-ranging Q&A with Ron. Refreshments will be served. Tuesday, April 21 8:00pm 501 Schermerhorn Hall RSVPs to iijs@columbia.edu are appreciated You may also join our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/706125369496491/ Synopsis for "The Gordin Cell": Eyal Gordin has no idea his parents were once Russian spies, and he has become a decorated air force officer in a high-security post. Eyal is also keen for the family to erase their cultural heritage and behave as Israeli natives. When the Gordins' former handler re-appears on their doorstep, he now asks for more than their loyalty to their home country -- he wants Eyal recruited to the cause, as well. (episode run time: 53 min)

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Northeast Grad School Virtual Fair

Date:April 22, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Online
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact NEGrad by sending email to NEGrad@careereco.com .
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The online event is free to prospective students interested in graduate & professional programs in New England & New York. It is a convenient, efficient way to connect with admissions reps & faculty.

Click here to view the list of participating schools.

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Institute of Human Nutrition Obesity Course

Date:From April 22, 2015 at 8:00 am through April 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
William Black Medical Research Building
Alumni Auditorium*
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center for Continuing Medical Education by sending email to cme@columbia.edu or by calling (212-305-3334.
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*On Sunday, April 26, 2015, the location will be:
Columbia University
Medical Campus
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room 401

Wednesday - Sunday
April 22-26, 2015
Register: columbiacme.org

Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment
A five-day course providing in-depth coverage of obesity topics, presented by renowned basic science, public health, and clinical medicine practitioners and researchers.
 
A discounted rate is available for CUMC students, fellows, trainees and integrated health professionals.

Course Directors:
Sharon R. Akabas, Ph.D.
 
Associate Professor of Nutrition (in Pediatrics and in the Institute of Human Nutrition) at CUMC
Associate Director of Educational Initiatives; Director, MS Program, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York
 
Mary DiGiorgi, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition in Surgery
Associate Director of the Medical Nutrition Program for Health Professionals
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York
 
F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Director, New York Obesity Center
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York
 
Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nutritional Medicine (In Medicine and the Institute of Human Nutrition) at CUMC
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York

 

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Institute of Human Nutrition Obesity Course

Date:From April 22, 2015 at 8:00 am through April 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
William Black Medical Research Building
Alumni Auditorium
(Wednesday - Saturday)

(Sunday, April 26, 2015)
Hammer Health Sciences Building
701 West 168th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10032
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact ColumbiaCME by sending email to cme@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-3334.
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Lifestyle behaviors including diet, physical inactivity, alcohol abuse, and tobacco use have been linked to increased risk of leading causes of death and chronic diseases. The challenge of reversing the obesity epidemic in the US and beyond has highlighted the need for new ways to teach complex skill sets which effectively target lifestyle behaviors, particularly diet and physical activity. However, most health professionals, with the exception of registered dieticians, have little or no training in the science of nutrition, diet and physical activity. Moreover, health professionals lack training in facilitating behavior change. Many, in fact, do not engage in nutrition counseling at all.

In recognition of this need, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has made recommendations to include counseling on lifestyle behaviors in clinical practice settings as a means to implement the Affordable Care Act. In addition, The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) along with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) has established a credentialing protocol which includes an exam for practitioners to become specialty trained in obesity management. The Institute of Human Nutrition of Columbia University is an ABOM Partner Organization and will now offer their long-standing obesity course to prepare physicians for the ABOM exam, and provide CME credits to help practitioners meet the requirements to become a Diplomate of the ABOM.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:
• Discuss the role of nutrition in health and human disease as it relates to obesity management.
• Use nutrition counseling skills to help patients improve their diet.
• Use behavior counseling skills to help patients engage in healthy behaviors.
• Apply exercise counseling strategies which can be conveyed to patients.

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From Hot War to Cold War: Transnational Trajectories

Date:April 22, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .
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SESSION ONE 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Images of War, Peace, and Revolution

Comments: Irina Sandomirskaja (Södertörn University)

Tarik Cyril Amar (Columbia University), “Cold War Mythologies of Secrecy: Espionage Heroes in Soviet and East European TV Series”

Rad Borislavov (Columbia University), “Behind the Iron Curtain: Soviet Cinema and Images of Consumption in the 1960s”

Serhy Yekelchyk (University of Victoria), “National Heroes for a New Ukraine: Merging the Vocabularies of the Diaspora, Revolution, and Mass Culture” 

SESSION TWO 1:30 – 3:30 PM Émigré Politics and War Memory

Comments: Dominique Arel (University of Ottawa)

Jared McBride (Columbia University), “The CIA’s Ratline? Ukrainian Nationalists in Emigration in the Early Cold War”

Benjamin Tromly (University of Puget Sound), “How the West was Won: The People’s Labor Alliance, Russian Émigré Politics, and the CIA”

Per Anders Rudling (Lund University), “Cold War Representations of a Wartime Life: Memory and Contention” 

SESSION THREE 3:45 – 5:45 PM Global Developments: Divisions and Contacts Beyond the Cold War Core

Comments: Juliane Fürst (University of Bristol)

Elidor Mehilli (Hunter College), “On Transnational Contacts”

Malgorzata Mazurek (Columbia University), “Bandung Economics: Polish Economic Advisers in India, 1955- 1960”

Abigail Kret (Princeton University), “Beyond the Cold War Divide: International Development and Globalization 1968-1985” 

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Navigating Columbia University as a New Manager/Supervisor

Date:April 22, 2015 from 9:30 am 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: New and current managers and supervisors at the University.

Price: $160.00 cancellation fee ONLY if cancellation notice not received within 5 business days of course

 

 By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Review manager/supervisor role and responsibilities at Columbia University
  • Gain tips on identifying and navigating relevant University resources
  • Review core management skills and applicable tools
  • Practice solving basic management issues
  • Gain a greater understanding of how to manage union staff
  • Gain a better understanding of HR Disability information and resources 

 


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Creating & Modifying Vendors

Date:April 22, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am 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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Learn procurement vendor management basics including how to set-up or modify a vendor as well as key transaction details

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Personal Statement Writing Workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
   
Location: 602 Lewisohn Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Students preparing to apply for the entering class of 2016 (EC 16) are invited to attend one of two workshops to hear suggestions and caveats of writing the personal statement, a key component of the common applications for health professional schools. Led by Jaime Green, the workshop will cover the techniques students can use to stand out as applicants, and alert participants about topics to avoid. Students should come prepared to get started on their personal statements.

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Sexual Respect & Community Citizenship Initiative: Arts Option Exhibition

Date:April 22, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jonathan Morales by sending email to jdm2218@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-7144.
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ARTS OPTION EXHIBITION

A special two-day event featuring student work created for Columbia University’s Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative 

April 21-22, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative, including the Arts Option, is a joint effort of students, faculty, and administrators from across the University to create a forum for learning, conversation and expression about the link between sexual respect and University community membership. See sexualrespect.columbia.edu for more information.

Arts Option Commentators:

Colm Toίbίn, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature

Nina Berman, Associate Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Deborah Cullen-Morales, Director and Chief Curator, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Pamela Shifman, Executive Director, NoVO Foundation

Adam Bandler, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Exhibition Coordinator, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Victor LaValle, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Writing in the Faculty of the Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts

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Model Citizenship and Early Social Democracy in Uruguay, 1890-1930

Date:April 22, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 802
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact ILAS by sending email to ilasRSVP@gmail.com .

Talk with Gerardo Caetano Hargain, Instituto de Ciencia Política, Universidad De La República, Montevideo.

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EAP Seminar - RESPECT: Find out What it Means to Your Workplace

Date:April 22, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room 404
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Shanaz Pershad by sending email to sp2446@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-0262.

Respect is a key - but often neglected - business asset.  And, in order to be the most effective, respect must operate up (from employee to management), down (from management to employee), and sideways (from peer to peer).

After participating in this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the importance of demonstrating respect for colleagues
  • Utilize communication skills that demonstrate respect for others
  • Give feedback to others when they feel disrespected 

 

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Human Rights Under Xi Jinping: Is There Room for Optimism?

Date:April 22, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 918
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Katherine Forshay by sending email to kdf2116@columbia.edu .

Lecture Series:Human Rights in East Asia and Beyond: Critical Perspectives  with Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch. Moderated by Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

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National Academy of Engineering 2015 Regional Symposium

Date:April 22, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Library
Rotunda
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact SEAS Dean's Office by sending email to maf2182@columbia.edu .
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"The Engineering in Medicine" 

When the National Academy of Engineering announced its 14 grand challenges in 2008, it noted, “The century ahead poses challenges as formidable as any from millennia past.” For engineering, these challenges present opportunities to design and develop technologies that are game-changing and have global impact. It is no surprise that three of the challenges on the list were specifically at the interface of engineering with medicine and health: advance health informatics; engineer better medicines; and reverse-engineer the brain.

Clearly engineering is important to the future of medicine and health. By marrying medical science and engineering, we have new ways to diagnose and treat illness, utilize the explosion of ever-growing amounts of data, regenerate human tissue, and more fully explore and harness the power of the brain.

In this symposium, we will address four key areas of exciting discovery and innovation where engineering meets medicine: data and health; imaging and health; regenerative medicine; and neuroengineering. NAE members and the general public are invited to get a glimpse into the amazing transformative power of applying engineering principles and techniques to medicine and the promise this holds to positively affect the future of human health.

To see the symposium agenda, visit http://engineering.columbia.edu/nae.

To register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-academy-of-engineering-regional-symposium-tickets-15996016516

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On the Frontier of Urbanization: Informal Settlements in Yangon, Myanmar

Date:April 22, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 402B
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilona Vinklerova by sending email to iv2105@columbia.edu .

Speaker: Eben Forbes, Rajawali Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School and Program Officer, UN-Habitat, Myanmar (on leave).

Myanmar (Burma) is often considered a “rural” country. Yet at the current rate of urbanization, the urban population will exceed the rural by the year 2040. In Yangon, the provision of infrastructure and services is already unable to keep pace with population growth. While informal settlements have always been part of the city’s landscape, recent years have seen big changes in the geographical spread of these settlements. Development in the city’s core has led to the eviction of most inner-city squatters and the “pricing out” of many low income renters, while new industry in the city’s periphery has attracted many more squatters to peri-urban areas. During field research from December through February, Mr. Forbes interviewed scores of families representing the poorest of Yangon’s poor: the residents of informal settlements in both central and peripheral areas of Yangon. This presentation will elucidate the trends observed amongst these settlement areas and will highlight the many challenges faced by this population during this critical time of transition in Myanmar.

Sponsored by the Economic and Political Development concentration at SIPA.
No registration is required for this event.

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AgCenter Seminar: Bob Scholes, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Monell Building Auditorium

Contact:
AgCenter, arose@ei.columbia.edu

Event Description:
Speaker: Bob Scholes, Leader, Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics Research Group; Fellow, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa.

The Earth Institute's Agriculture and Food Security Center (AgCenter) presents Bob Scholes, Leader, Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics Research Group; Fellow, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa.

Open to the public.

Professor Bob Scholes is a systems ecologist, specializing in African savannas and global change. He was co-coordinating Lead Author of chap 4, WG2 of the recent IPCC assessment report.  This seminar will examine discontinuous change in ecosystems exposed to a steady forcing – the notion of ‘surprises’. They are caused by non-linearities, feedbacks, thresholds, tipping points, lags and contingent effects. Examples will be drawn from the ecosystems chapter of working group 2 of the recent fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Sponsors:
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Open Dissertation Defense - John Templeton

Date:April 22, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY
Seismology Seminar Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Missy Pinckert by sending email to missy@ldeo.columbia.edu .

The Department for Earth and Environmental Science presents a dissertation proposal by John Templeton,  "Structural Evolution of Hornelen Basin (Devonian, Norway) from Detrital Thermochronometry"

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Party Systems and Market Institutions

Date:April 22, 2015 from 2:10 pm to 3:10 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

This talk is part of the Harriman Institute's Core Project for 2014-15, titled "Learning from Transition: From the Local to the Global."

In late 1989 and early 1990, the dominant idea was that policymakers in Eastern Europe would be learning from the West. The term “transition” offered an image in which East Europeans were on a road to catching up with Western institutions which had earlier “arrived” at the right answers for the proper models of the relationship between markets and democracies. Twenty five years later, our goal is to consolidate existing research – less about “1989” itself than about the past 25 years of experience with political and economic transformation. To do so, this component of the Harriman Core Project for 2014-15 will focus on how different actors are learning from each other. Who is paying attention to whom? And what new combinations are being cobbled together in this process?

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Party Systems and Market Institutions

Date:April 22, 2015 from 2:10 pm to 3:10 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

This talk is part of the Harriman Institute's Core Project for 2014-15, titled "Learning from Transition: From the Local to the Global."

In late 1989 and early 1990, the dominant idea was that policymakers in Eastern Europe would be learning from the West. The term “transition” offered an image in which East Europeans were on a road to catching up with Western institutions which had earlier “arrived” at the right answers for the proper models of the relationship between markets and democracies. Twenty five years later, our goal is to consolidate existing research – less about “1989” itself than about the past 25 years of experience with political and economic transformation. To do so, this component of the Harriman Core Project for 2014-15 will focus on how different actors are learning from each other. Who is paying attention to whom? And what new combinations are being cobbled together in this process?

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Party Systems and Market Institutions

Date:April 22, 2015 from 2:10 pm to 3:10 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

This talk is part of the Harriman Institute's Core Project for 2014-15, titled "Learning from Transition: From the Local to the Global."

In late 1989 and early 1990, the dominant idea was that policymakers in Eastern Europe would be learning from the West. The term “transition” offered an image in which East Europeans were on a road to catching up with Western institutions which had earlier “arrived” at the right answers for the proper models of the relationship between markets and democracies. Twenty five years later, our goal is to consolidate existing research – less about “1989” itself than about the past 25 years of experience with political and economic transformation. To do so, this component of the Harriman Core Project for 2014-15 will focus on how different actors are learning from each other. Who is paying attention to whom? And what new combinations are being cobbled together in this process?

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GS Graduation Kick-off

Date: Wednesday, April 22 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
   
Location: 555 Alfred Lerner Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life Office by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.
 
Graduating seniors are invited to attend the Graduation Kick-off begin the countdown to Commencement Week. Graduates must pick up their graduation packet and may give to the Senior Class Fund, purchase Class Rings, learn about graduation events and meet with GS Alumni Relations and Center for Career education staff.

Students are required to respond to the senior survey prior to attending this event.

 

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Performance Management Training

Date:April 22, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Studebaker 367
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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The Orgo/Bio Year: I Will Survive

Date: Wednesday, April 22 from 4:10 pm to 5:40 pm EDT
   
Location: 703 Hamilton Hall
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 

Student are invited to a discussion amongst peers focusing on meeting the challenges of the orgo/bio year. The discussion will address what to expect from this notoriously challenging year and strategies to help students not only survive, but succeed.


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