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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
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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
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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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Major Declaration Month

Date:  From Sunday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 31, All Day Event
   
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Stalking the Essay

Date: From March 28, 2015 through March 29, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Il Teatro - At the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
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The graduate Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce the second annual Stalking the Essay Conference, to be held Saturday, March 28. The conference, organized by Nonfiction Concentration Director Phillip Lop! ate, is free and open to the public. With this symposium, the Writing Program aims to encircle the practices, theories, and possibilities of the essay form by bringing together those who love it.

The goal of the conference is to help build a legacy for the essay as an enduring, various, mutating, endearing, essential literary expression. For this must be said in its favor: the Essay is the classic, reliable tool for human consciousness to track itself, and at the same time to overcome isolation—making it possible for writers to establish with readers a bond of friendship. It is a response to the present historical moment, and a fertile meeting-ground for truth and imagination, the personal and the impersonal.

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Current Musicology 50th Anniversary Conference

Date:From March 28, 2015 at 8:30 am through March 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library, Rooms 522-523

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Current Musicology by sending email to current-musicology@columbia.edu .
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Current Musicology, a leading journal for scholarly research on music, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a music scholarship conference.

Dr. Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford, will give the keynote address. A roundtable discussion titled "The Future of Music Studies" will feature speakers Professors Kofi Agawu, Lydia Goehr, Lawrence Kramer, George Lewis, and Ingrid Monson. Over the two days, the event will include paper presentations on a wide range of topics, from graduate students, early career scholars, and senior scholars from across Canada, Europe, and the United States. We are very pleased to welcome back founding editor Austin Clarkson, as well as former editors Professors Anthony Barone, Eleonora Beck, Murray Dineen, Peter Lefferts, Jay Rahn, and Karen Painter, who will all give paper presentations.

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Code Liberation & Microsoft Women's History Month LadyJam

Date:From March 28, 2015 at 9:00 am through March 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Microsoft Offices
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New York, NY 10036
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ellen Thorley by sending email to elthor@microsoft.com .

If you identify as a woman, Code Liberation and Microsoft invite you to come make games in a weekend-long game jam! In 48 hours, you can learn to code, make a game, and meet new friends! Open to women from all walks of life and skill levels, this game jam (similar to a hackathon) will be held at Microsoft's space in Times Square. For those of you unfamiliar with game jams, they are short-term events during which people gather to form teams and rapidly prototype games, often based on a theme. Our game jam will last from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. The space will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. We will announce a theme on Saturday morning — it's a secret for now! On Sunday afternoon, teams are welcome to present and playtest their games. Don't have a team? Don't worry, you can come and find one no problem. We'd love to welcome all ages, its never too young to get making games! Don't know how to make games? Come to our free Unity workshop on March 26th and learn! We have a few prizes to raffle off to participants too courtesy of Microsoft! Interested in an Dell Venue Pro tablet? We have a bunch of goodies that you could walk home with. To see some of the amazing games made at the last Code Liberation LadyJam check out these previews of "Beacon" and "Therapy Sesh". Both games were made by designers with little to no previous coding experience and completed in under forty-eight hours. We urge you all to come and code, but it's ok if that's not your thing. It takes all types to make games, whether you're an artist, a musician, a writer, or you just love games. Well-rounded people make well-rounded games! Microsoft will have space, wifi, and all the coffee you could want, along with some food. Please feel free to bring your own computers and prototyping materials, and if you need a computer, reach out and we will do our best to accomdate you with some advanced notice. If you are an experienced woman programmer, please let us know. We are looking for mentors to help others during the jam! Univeristy Students: Interested in a summer internship or full time role with Microsoft? Bring your RESUME! We will be gladly collecting those at the event! E-mail any questions to us at hello [at] codeliberation.org. or at stacey.mulcahy[at]microsoft.com SCHEDULE: SATURDAY Arrive at 9:00AM with theme announcement at 9:30AM. Form teams and Jam until 6:00 PM Code Liberation organizers will be around to answer any questions. SCHEDULE: SUNDAY Jam 9:00AM until 5:30PM. Participants will present their games at 5:45PM. Free play is available until 6:30PM. We will raffle off a few prizes for the particpants. LOCATION Please bring valid ID for entrance into the Microsoft building. The building entrance is on 8th ave, facing Port Authority, just around the corner of 8th and 41st. RAFFLE/SWAG We will raffle off a few goodies to participants.

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NYC: Stalking the Essay 2 - A Two-Day Conference

Date:From March 29, 2015 at 10:00 am through March 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
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The graduate Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce the second Stalking the Essay Conference, to be held Saturday, March 28 and Sunday March 29 from 10 am to 5 pm. The conference, organized by the Director of Nonfiction, Phillip Lopate, is free and open to the public. With this symposium, the Writing Program aims to encircle the practices, theories and possibilities of the essay form by bringing together those who love it.

The essay has a long and glorious history as a literary form, and is the intellectual bellwether of any modern society. The genre is at a particularly interesting transitional moment, what with the emergence of the lyrical essay and other hybrid forms, the debate about the line between nonfiction and fiction, and the resurgence of the essay film, the digital essay and the radio essay. While considerable experimentation is going on at the moment, it should be noted that the essay has always been a daringly open, experimental form—from the French word “essai,” meaning “attempt.” Unlike fiction and poetry, which have spawned systematized approaches to narratology and poetics, the essay continues to be an elusive eel in the literary waters, neglected by scholars. As one of the genre’s foremost experts, Carl H. Klaus, has written, “a methodology for understanding the essay is long overdue.” The conference will attempt to contribute toward developing this methodology, as well as celebrating the varieties of this ubiquitous form.

This is the second Stalking the Essay to be held. The first was a one-day conference in 2013 and strictly a literary affair. Stalking the Essay 2 will be double the length and investigate the essay across media: literature, film, radio, and graphics. It is intended to be the second of an annual event, as part of a larger effort to establish Columbia University as a magnet for studying the essayÂ’s history and current practice, and nurturing and propagating its future. What makes this location so apt is Columbia's especially rich essayistic tradition, which includes Lionel Trilling, Jacques Barzun, John Dewey, Mark van Doren, F. W. Dupee, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Randolph Bourne, Zora Neale Hurston, Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, Daniel Bell, Susan Sontag, Meyer Schapiro, Eric Bentley and Edward Said.

The goal of the conference is to help build a legacy for the essay as an enduring, various, mutating, endearing, essential creative expression. For this must be said in its favor: the Essay is the classic, reliable tool for human consciousness to track itself, and at the same time to overcome isolation—making it possible for writers to establish with readers a bond of friendship. It is a response to the present historical moment, and a fertile meeting-ground for truth and imagination, the personal and the impersonal.

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Schedule:

Saturday, March 28
The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

10 AM: Welcome and Overview: Phillip Lopate

10:15 AM -12 PM: The New Essay: Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams, current Writing Program faculty member), Lia Purpura (Rough Likeness), Meghan Daum (Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, current Writing Program faculty member), moderated by Amy Benson (The Sparkling-Eyed Boy)

12-1 PM: Lunch

1-2:45 PM: Book Length Essays: Wayne Koestenbaum (The QueenÂ’s Throat, My 1980s & Other Essays, Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center), Geoff Dyer (Out of Sheer Rage, Another Great Day at Sea), Laura Kipnis (Against Love, Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation), moderated by Margo Jefferson (On Michael Jackson, Writing Program professor)

3-5 PM: Readings and Talks by Novelists and Critics Who Are Also Essayists: Marilynne Robinson (Housekeeping, Lila, The Death of Adam, Iowa Writers Workshop professor), Jonathan Lethem (The Fortress of Solitude, The Disappointment Artist, Roy Edward Disney Professor in Creative Writing at Pomona College), Hilton Als (The Women, White Girls, current Writing Program faculty member), moderated by Richard Locke (Critical Children: The Use of Children in Ten Great Novels, Writing Program professor)

5-7 PM: Screenings of Essay Films, 511 Dodge Hall

Sunday March 29
The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

10 AM: Welcome and Introduction to the dayÂ’s events (Phillip Lopate)

10:15 AM—12 PM: The Essay in Other Media: Roz Chast, cartoonist (Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?), Maira Kalman, writer and illustrator (And the Pursuit of Happiness), Jeff Porter, radio essayist (Understanding the Essay, associate professor of English, University of Iowa), moderated by Ross Posnock (Anna Garbedian Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University)

12-1 PM: Lunch

1-2:45 PM: The Essay Film, Historical and Critical Perspective: Richard Peña (Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University), Michael Renov (The Subject of Documentary, professor of Critical Studies, University of Southern California), Timothy Corrigan (The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker, professor of English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania), moderated by Nico Baumbach (Film Program professor)

3-5 PM: The Essay Film, PractitionersÂ’ Perspective: Ross McElwee (ShermanÂ’s March, professor of filmmaking, Harvard University), Alan Berliner (First Cousin Once Removed), Su Friedrich (Sink or Swim, video production professor, Princeton University), Shelly Silver (Touch, Visual Arts Program professor), moderated by Phillip Lopate (Portrait Inside My Head, Writing Program professor).

5-9 PM: Screenings of Essay Films 511 Dodge Hall

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Hawaii: Young Alumni Ivy Scavenger Hunt

Date:March 29, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Honolulu, HI
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Join Young Alumni Hawaii for our First Annual Scavenger Hunt + pups and drinks at Longhi's Restaurant! Meet new people and explore new alcoves of the city in this competition with other young professionals in Honolulu... and a grand prize of $100! Registration: $5 with RSVP; $8 at the door Please RSVP through the Google Form.

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CUMC Symphony Orchestra 2nd Annual Spring Concert

Date:March 29, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
Alumni Auditorium, Black Building
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarah Harney by sending email to cumc.symphony@gmail.com .
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The CUMC Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto featuring soloist Elliott Huang and conductor Hanjay Wang.

Tickets: $5 at the door, children under 12 free

About the Orchestra:

The CUMC Symphony Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, and staff from the many schools and departments of Columbia University Medical Center, including GSAS, Public Health, Nursing, Dental, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, NYPH and more. Our mission is to use orchestral music and symphonic concerts to bring together the diverse population of the CUMC community, including students, teachers, researchers, clinicians, healthcare workers, staff, and patients and their families. 

Sponsored in part by the President's and Provost's Fund and the Arts Initiative at Columbia University through a generous gift from The Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

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Long Island: Networking Open House

Date:March 29, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location:Roslyn Heights, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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The Mentoring Committee of the Columbia University Alumni Club of Long Island would like to invite all alumni to a networking event on Sunday, March 29 from 7-9 pm at the Opera House located at 255 Willis Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with Columbia alumni in a casual setting, which can lead to potential mentoring relationships, friendships, and other connections. This program is open to all alumni. We hope you can make it! If you plan to attend, please RSVP by clicking here now. For any questions, please contact Sejal Shah at sejalmanoj@gmail.com Columbia Alumni Association of Long Island http://longisland.alumni.columbia.edu/

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The Concept of Artistic Transfer Applied to a Rural Thematic: A Comparison of Painting in the USSR and United States

Date:March 30, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Juliette Milbach (Visiting Scholar, Harriman Institute).

In the 1920s, American realism, though incorporating foreign influences including European realism, distinguishes itself in the importance accorded daily life. Works of artists of the Ashcan school, led by Robert Henry, pay particular attention to urban life and echoes contemporary literature (e.g. Dos Passos’s USA trilog). After 1929, this movement takes a new turn with public commissions during the New Deal aimed at illustrating the national history for the masses. This new focus has its equivalent in Social realism as demonstrated by Boris Groys in Educating the Masses: Socialist Realist Art.

During the 1930s in USSR, artists were asked to illustrate collectivization, and were encouraged to go to the kolkhoz. Moreover, all major exhibitions in Moscow and Leningrad had a rural section. This thematic is illustrated by such prominent painters as Arkady Plastov, Sergey Gerasimov, Mikhail Avilov, Vitold Bialynisky-Birulia, Fedor Bogorodsky. This production should be compared to U.S. works of art from the same period, for example, Mexican artists working in New York during that decade and the American regionalism of Thomas Hart Benton.

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Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series

Date:March 30, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
Vanderbilt Clinic
Humphreys Auditorium (VC 14-240)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Milan J. Fredricks by sending email to mjf2167@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-7198.

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

Epigenetic Remodeling of NDMA Receptors

Speaker Suzanne Zukin, Ph.D.

F.M. Kirby Professor of Neural Repair and Protection,

Director, Neuropsychopharmacology Center,

Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience,

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hosted by Dr. Clarissa Waites

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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Presentation

Date:March 30, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room - Lower Level, East Campus - enter through gates at 116th and Amsterdam, via Wein Courtyard, entrance opposite entrance to Faculty House
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Richard Kurz by sending email to rk347@columbia.edu .

Transform your career by applying your expertise to bridge the gap between science and policy. The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are a professional development and public service opportunity for scientists and engineers at all career stages. These are post-graduate fellowships offering scientists and engineers the opportunity to contribute your analytical skills to policymaking in Washington DC, while learning about the role of science in the federal government. Learn more.

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The Current Geopolitical Context and Brazil

Date:March 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ryan Berger by sending email to rb2963@columbia.edu .

The United Nations Studies Specialization at SIPA invites SIPA students to a working lunch featuring Ambassador Antonio Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations. Professor Elisabeth Lindenmayer, Director of United Nations Studies at SIPA and Acting Director of International Conflict Resolution at SIPA, will moderate the discussion. The purpose of these working lunches is to give SIPA students access to the current thinking of the UN's diplomatic community on specific issues, while at the same time providing UN Ambassadors the opportunity to hear students’ views and perspectives on topics of mutual concern and interest. They are meant to continue strengthening the relationship between the United Nations and SIPA and create an ongoing dialogue between the world of international politics and academia. As space is very limited, this is an application-only event. The full application can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/g47wkst9R8. Applicants must be signed in through LionMail and the application deadline is Wednesday, March 25, at 5:00pm.

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Catalyzing Social Innovation in Health and Education to Transform Lives in Pakistan

Date:March 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1302
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilona Vinklerova by sending email to iv2105@columbia.edu .

Join Ahsan Jamil, Chief Executive Officer at The Aman Foundation based in Pakistan for a talk and discussion on the strategies used to build a health eco-system along with viable innovative methods catered to address an education crisis by using global expertise to solve local problems.

The Aman Foundation
is based on the belief that Pakistan is not a poor country but a poorly managed country and so Pakistanis must take the lead in solving Pakistan's problem. With a focus on health and education, Aman's services are explicitly designed to be scalable, sustainable, and capable of systemic change. The Aman Foundation has also partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, South Asia Institute at Harvard University, Real Madrid Foundation, the British Asian Trust (A Prince Charles charity) and other international organizations to apply global expertise to solve local problems. Mr. Jamil will discuss the strategies used to build a health eco-system along with viable innovative methods catered to address an education crisis by using global expertise to solve local problems.

Ahsan Jamil bio

Sponsored by the Economic and Political Development Concentration at SIPA.

 

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Second Annual Mechanisms and Practice Alumnus Lecture

Date:March 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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Alumni Auditorium
First Floor
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dr. Patrice Spitalnik by sending email to pfs2101@columbia.edu .

The Second Annual Mechanisms and Practice Alumnus Lecture will be presented by Jerome Groopman, MD, P&S '76 and Pamela Hartzband, MD, at 1:00pm on Monday, March 30.

Dr. Groopman is the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Hartzband is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Their lecture entitled, "When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making" will be held in Alumni Auditorium.

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International Student Panel: Navigating Career Opportunities

Date: Monday, March 30 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
   
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room
   
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.
 
Dean Elisa Chavarría and Peer Advisor Roni Saporta invite international students to a panel discussion on internships, full-time employment after graduation, Optional Practical Training (OPT), Post-Completion OPT options, and more. International panelists will share personal insights and experiences about navigating various career opportunities.
 
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Applied Geography for a Better World

Date:
Monday, March 30, 2015 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Buell Hall, East Gallery

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Speaker: Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri); Moderator: Robert S. Chen, Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute's Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) presents "Applied Geography for a Better World," with Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) and moderated by Robert S. Chen, Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

 In an era of ever-expanding open data, connectivity, mobility, and analytics, geographic information systems are helping better understand our world.  Jack Dangermond, President and Founder of Esri, the technical and market leader in global GIS technology will share his vision for the future of applied geography for a better world.  
 
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond's leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating cutting-edge GIS and GeoDesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.  Dangermond fostered the growth of Esri from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development.

Open to the public. Reservation required.

Photo ID required at check-in.

For more information on CIESIN visit www.ciesin.org

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


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Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lectures

Date:March 30, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
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CEPSR 414, Davis Auditorium
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Rodriguez by sending email to jr3056@columbia.edu .
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Is Terahertz a Communication Waste Land or a Vibrant Frontier?

ABSTRACT The infamous “Terahertz Gap” represents frequency spectrum that ranges from 0.3 to 3THz (or 300 to 3000GHz). It lies between traditional microwave and infrared domains but remains “untouchable” via either electronic or photonic means. The conventional “transit-time-limited” electronic devices can hardly operate even at its lowest frequency; the “band-gap-limited” photonic devices on the other hand can only operate beyond its highest frequency. Since wavelengths range from 1000 to 100 μm, Terahertz signals tend to behave quasi-optically and are potentially instrumental for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications. Those include high-data rate, short distance and secured wireless & wireline communications, telemetric and remote sensing based on high-resolution radar, spectrometer and imagers for intelligent traffic/landing control, safety/security screening and bio-medical/food/drug sensing, and analysis and controls. In this talk, we will discuss fundamental & technical challenges involved in building Terahertz systems and progress made recently at UCLA to overcome electronic/photonic barriers for realizing highly integrated (sub)-mm-Wave and Terahertz systems.  

BIO Mau-Chung Frank Chang, Professor University of California, Los Angeles Host: Professor Harish Krishnaswamy Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lectures Dr. Frank Chang is currently the Wintek Chair Professor and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. Before joining UCLA in 1997, he was the Assistant Director and Department Manager of the High Speed Electronics Laboratory at the Rockwell Science Center, Thousand Oaks, California (1983-1997). Throughout his career, his research has primarily focused on developing high-speed semiconductor devices and circuits for high-frequency and mixed-signal communication, radar, interconnect and imaging systems. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008 and Academia Sinica (Taiwan, ROC) in 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow and received the IEEE David Sarnoff Award in 2006 for developing and commercializing GaAs HBT power amplifiers for modern wireless communication systems (especially for cell phones).

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Roundtable Discussion on the Proposal for an International Anti-Corruption Court

Date:March 30, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
William and June Warren Hall
Room 101
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact CGEG by sending email to cgeg@columbia.edu .

By invitation only.

This event will bring together academics, legal experts and policy makers to discuss the case for the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC) proposed by Senior United States District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf. Given the pressing need to enhance anti-corruption efforts worldwide, the IACC would function as a mechanism to enforce laws prohibiting serious public corruption. For details visit http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/07/international-anti-corruption-court-wolf.

Columbia University students are invited to participate as observers in this roundtable discussion. If you are interested, please RSVP to cgeg@columbia.edu.

Co-sponsored by the Center on Global Economic Governance and the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.

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Breastfeeding Matters

Date:March 30, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University - Morningside Campus
Low Library, Trustees Room, 212
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact The Office of Work/Life by sending email to worklife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8019.
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This is an educational workshop for expectant and new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies when they return to work or school.  Participants will learn breastfeeding basics, including common difficulties and how to manage them, and return-to-work/school strategies and resources.  Feel free to bring your spouse or partner, and your infant if you have already given birth. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Presenter: Beverly Solow, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)  

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SAI: Siddharth Varadarajan on "Modi as P.M.: A Preliminary Balance Sheet"

Date:March 30, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Knox Hall, Room 208
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Bill Carrick by sending email to wac2112@columbia.edu .
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Monday, March 30, 2015
A talk by Siddharth Varadarajan
"Narendra Modi as Prime Minister: A Preliminary Balance Sheet"
 
Siddharth Varadarajan is a journalist and senior fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, New Delhi. He was until October 2013 the Editor of The Hindu. An economist by training, he studied at the London School of Economics and Columbia University and taught at New York University before returning to India to work as a journalist. He has been a visiting lecturer at the journalism school at the University of California, Berkeley and a Poynter Fellow at Yale University.

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Contested Normality: Bedouin \\\"Citizens\\\" Under the Supreme Court of Israel

Date:March 30, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Law School
Jerome GreeneHall
Room 103

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dahlia El Zein by sending email to de2304@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2992.
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Contested Normality: Bedouin \\\"Citizens\\\" Under the Supreme Court of Israel

Monday March 30, 2015, 4:30-6:00PM
Jerome Greene Hall 103, Columbia Law School
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Suhad Bishara, 2014-2015 Palestine & Law Fellow at the Center for Palestine Studies, will speak about the role played by the Israeli Supreme Court in \\\'normalizing displacement\\\' of Palestinian citizens of Israel in the Naqab (Negev) desert, and facilitating recent re-construction of space.

Bishara is a senior attorney and Head of the Land and Planning Unit of Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. She has litigated numerous constitutional rights cases before the Israeli Supreme Court concerning the land rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). She co-authored a report in 2011 about the State of Israel\\\'s attempt to expel Arab Bedouin citizens of the state from their village in the Naqab.

Moderated by Professor Katherine Franke, Isidor & Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies, the Middle East Instutie, and Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.

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Outcome of the Iranian Nuclear Negotiations and Outlook for U.S. Policy

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House
Presidential Ballroom
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ke Wei by sending email to kwei@columbia.edu .

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion on the outcome of Iranian nuclear negotiations and next steps for U.S. policy, featuring Richard Nephew, former U.S. negotiator with Iran and current Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy's new program on Economic Statecraft, Sanctions, and Energy Markets, Dr. Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, and President of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), and Gary Sick, Senior Research Scholar, Middle East Institute at Columbia University.

The deadline for an agreement on the political elements of a deal resulting from ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the members of the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, coordinated by the EU) is March 24. The results of the talks will have significant implications for the stability of the Middle East, the future integrity of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, and the international economy.

This event will be livestreamed at: energypolicy.columbia.edu

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Climate Shock: A Conversation with Gernot Wagner

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Stacie Burroughs by sending email to sb3693@columbia.edu .

A talk by Gernot Wagner, lead senior economist at Environmental Defense Fund, adjunct associate professor at Columbia, and research associate at Harvard's Kennedy School. He will discuss Climate Shock, the new book he co-authored with Martin L. Weitzman that is an authoritative call to arms for tackling the defining environmental and public policy issue of our time.

Moderated by Joe Aldy, Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy

Copies of Climate Shock will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

 

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Law School Application Process Workshop

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:403 H&I Lerner Hall (through the double doors to the left of the elevators outside the Center for Student Advising)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Tara Maguire by sending email to tm2703@columbia.edu or by calling 1-212-851-9120.
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This workshop is intended for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students and alums who are applying to law school this fall/winter to begin law school September 2016.

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What is a Moral University in the 21st Century?

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Hamilton Hall, Room 517
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lillian Ringel by sending email to ler2143@columbia.edu .
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Universities today face myriad ethical challenges concerning issues from high tuition and overseas investments, to sexual assault to scientific fraud. 

Come hear Jeffrey Sachs – one of the world's leading public intellectuals, in the first of a series on "What is a Moral University in the 21st Century?"

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

The Careers in Bioethics series is presented by Columbia University's Master of Science program in Bioethics.

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The Writing Lives Series Marilynne Robinson and Robert Hardies: A Reading and Discussion

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Pulitzer Hall (Journalism)
Room 301
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Heyman Center for the Humanities by sending email to heymancenter@columbia.edu .
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The Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Writing Program of the School of the Arts present an evening with Pulitzer-prize winning author Marilynne Robinson, who will read from her work and be in discussion with Unitarian Minister, Robert Hardies.

Robinson's recent book, Lila, was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. The novel tells the story of Lila, a homeless drifter who steps inside a small-town Iowa church—the only available shelter from the rain—and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security.

Ellis Avery, Author and Assistant Professor of Writing at Columbia University, will serve as moderator.

To hear an excerpt of the book, visit the publisher's website.

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The Writing Lives Series: Marilynne Robinson and Robert Hardies: A Reading and Discussion

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 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 Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Writing Program of the School of the Arts presents an evening with Pulitzer-prize winning author Marilynne Robinson, who will read from her work and be in discussion with Unitarian Minister, Robert Hardies.

Robinson's recent book, Lila, was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. The novel tells the story of Lila, a homeless drifter who steps inside a small-town Iowa church—the only available shelter from the rain—and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security.

Ellis Avery, Author and Assistant Professor of Writing at Columbia University, will serve as moderator.

To hear an excerpt of the book, visit the publisher's website.

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Marilynne Robinson and Robert Hardies: A Reading and Discussion

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 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 Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Writing Program of the School of the Arts presents an evening with Pulitzer-prize winning author Marilynne Robinson, who will read from her work and be in discussion with Unitarian Minister, Robert Hardies.

Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night and other works, will serve as moderator.

To hear an excerpt of the book, please visit the publisher's website.

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A Conversation with U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia Law School, Room 103 of Jerome Green Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Peter Kalicki by sending email to pdk2111@columbia.edu .

On Monday, March 30th, the Political Science Students Association will be hosting U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff for a speaking engagement at Columbia Law School. From 6:15pm to 8:00pm in Room 103 of Jerome Green Hall, Judge Rakoff will be making moderated remarks followed by a short Q&A session by the audience. The Executive Board of the Political Science Students Association warmly invites you to attend this event.

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NYC: Marilynne Robinson and Robert Hardies: A Reading and Discussion

Date:March 30, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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The Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Writing Program of the School of the Arts presents an evening with Pulitzer-prize winning author Marilynne Robinson, who will read from her work and be in discussion with Unitarian Minister, Robert Hardies.

Robinson's recent book, Lila, was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. The novel tells the story of Lila, a homeless drifter who steps inside a small-town Iowa church—the only available shelter from the rain—and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security.

Ellis Avery, Author and Assistant Professor of Writing at Columbia University, will serve as moderator.

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Career Recruiting Insights from GS Alumni

Date: Monday, March 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
   
Location: 602 Lewisohn 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.
 

Join Elle Littlefield '12GS, Customer Success Consultant, who will provide an overview how to successfully navigate the recruiting and hiring processes--with a focus on business and finance.

 
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Social Enterprise Fellowship

Date:March 31, 2015, All Day Event
Location:Online application deadline
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ivy Hatsengate by sending email to tamersesf@gmail.com .
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Students from engineering, public health, public policy, economics, medicine, biotechnology, nursing, journalism, arts, urban planning, social work, law/public interest, international development, sustainability, education, and other Columbia degree programs are able to apply. The Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program can contribute a stipend of $200 to $600 per week to assist with expenses associated with your internship. Applications are rolling: March 31, April 15 and May 15 or until funds are depleted. Apply early!

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GSAS Alumnae Networking Breakfast

Date:March 31, 2015 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am EDT
Location:Landmarc at the Time Warner Center - New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Celebrate Women's History Month with Vice Dean Andrea Solomon at the GSAS Alumnae Networking Breakfast on Tuesday March 31st from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.at Landmarc restaurant.

Join us for a captivating conversation on “How Women Successfully Navigate Multi-Sector Careers". Hear the stories of distinguished GSAS alumnae, share your professional expertise and enhance your network.


* This is an invitation only event exclusive to GSAS Alumnae. 

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Data on a Mission: Innovation and Application @ Columbia

Date:March 31, 2015 from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: Columbia University Low Memorial Library, Rotunda
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact The Data Science Institute by sending email to datascience@columbia.edu .
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Data on a Mission: Innovation and Application @ Columbia // Data Science Researchers Demo and Present New Work

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Goldman Sachs Recruiting Day-Undergraduate Freshmen and Sophomores

Date:March 31, 2015 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Faculty House
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Alexandra Campolong by sending email to Alexandra.Campolong@gs.com .

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 10:00 AM-11:00 AMBagels & Branding- Diversity & The Art of Self Promotion Faculty House
 11:30 AM-1:30 PMCampus Ambassador Cafeteria Hours/Flash MobColumbia Dining Hall
5:00-5:30 PM Demystifying GS & the Recruitment ProcessFaculty House
5:30-6:30 PMExploring Our Divisions: Analyst Insights PanelFaculty House
7:00-8:00Campus Ambassador Connections EventMel's Burger Bar

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Applying to Graduate School in the Humanities

Date: Tuesday, March 31 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
   
Location: 408 Lewisohn, Baer Room
   
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.
 
Deans Josh Edwin and Irene SanPietro will provide information to help students navigate the daunting process of applying to graduate schools, from approaching professors for a letter of recommendation to preparing for the GRE. This workshop is relevant for students wishing to apply to graduate school for the humanities, not students wishing to applying for professional schools (law, medicine, business or STEM subjects).
 
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Postcards From the Future: Your Guide to Financially Ever After

Date:March 31, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Studebaker Building
Room 469
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Gisele Monroe by sending email to gm2522@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7016.
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Retirement is not as far away as you think! Learn what you can do to help make your retirement dream come true on schedule.

TIAA-CREF’s workshop leaders will share retirement strategies that work:

  • Identify your “retirement vision” – how much you’ll need and when, so you can have the retirement you want

  • Define the simple steps to getting your finances on track to reach your ideal retirement in 10 to 15 years

  • Learn the unique characteristics of retirement plans from403(b) to IRAs to annuities – and which work best for you 

Join TIAA-CREF for a brown bag lunch as we share experiences, develop new investing skills and bring retirement into focus.

Date: March 31, 2015

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: Studebaker Building, Room 469

Please Note: While the content in this workshop is geared towards women, the information shared may benefit any employee. We invite all employees who have interest in the topic to join the discussion, regardless of your gender.


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101 Lunch & Learn Series - Overview of CUIT Finance function

Date:March 31, 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 212-854-4572.

101 Lunch & Learn Series

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Chemistry Seminar - Mindy Levine

Date:March 31, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
328 Havemeyer
The Miller Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .

"Functional Supramolecular Architectures for Toxicant Detection in Complex Environments"

Presented by Mindy Levine, University of Rhode Island

Hosted by Ronald Breslow

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:00pm
Miller Room 328 Havemeyer

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IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Bary Pradelski (Oxford University)

Date:March 31, 2015 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:Uris 306
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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Applied Mathematics Colloquium

Date:March 31, 2015 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.columbia@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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Jichun Li
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"Mathematical analysis and time-domain simulation of invisibility cloaks with metamaterials"

In the June 23, 2006's issue of Science magazine, Pendry et al and Leonhardt independently published their works on electromagnetic cloaking. In Nov. 10, 2006's Science, Pendry et al demonstrated the first practical realization of such a cloak with the use of artificially structured metamaterials. Since then, there is a growing interest in using metamaterials to construct invisibility cloaks.

In this talk, I'll first give a brief introduction to wave propagation in metamaterials, then I'll focus on the mathematical analysis of some cloak models. Numerical simulations using finite element methods in time domain will be presented.

Host: Michael Weinstein

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MRSEC Seminar: From “Super-atoms” to “Super-molecules”: Cobalt Chalcogenide Clusters as Precise Building Blocks for Functional Nanomaterials

Date:March 31, 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 .

From “Super-atoms” to “Super-molecules”: Cobalt Chalcogenide Clusters as Precise Building Blocks for Functional Nanomaterials

  Anouck Champsaur  Alexandra Velian

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 ~ Time:
4:00 PM ~ Place: 750 CEPSR


Abstract
Encoding nanomaterials with desirable functions hinges on the ability to control their architecture and composition. To this end, attractive building blocks are metal chalcogenide “superatoms”, which are atomically defined molecular clusters (1-10 nm) with rich electrical, optical and magnetic properties. Recently, a first generation of solid-state nanomaterials exhibiting long-range cooperative properties was assembled by co-crystallizing electron-rich metal chalcogenide clusters with fullerenes.

To achieve cooperative effects and electronic coupling between the clusters, we are now exploring methods to chemically link the “superatoms” into “supermolecules”. To facilitate this, we are introducing a new class of metal chalcogenide clusters, Co6Se8(PR3)n(CO)6-n, featuring chemical handles which allow the installation of ditopic linkers at precise positions on the clusters. Studies regarding the ligand dependence and pathways of single-molecule conductance through individual clusters are discussed.

Biography
Anouck is currently a second year graduate student working with Colin Nuckolls. Previously, she pursued her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley. Alexandra recently received her PhD in Chemistry from MIT, under the guidance of Kit Cummins. Currently, she is a MRSEC postdoctoral fellow working primarily with Colin Nuckolls.

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Genetics & Development Departmental Seminar

Date:March 31, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Medical Campus
ICRC Auditorium, 1st Floor

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.

Choosing the Right Partner and Getting the Right Outcome: The Interplay Between Meiotic Chromosome Structure and Recombination Biochemistry

Michael Lichten, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
4:00 PM
ICRC Auditorium, 1st Floor
(1130 St. Nicholas Avenue)

Host: Rodney Rothstein & Lorraine Symington
(rothstein@columbia.edu & lss5@columbia.edu)

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Public and Private High School Admissions Process: An Overview with Q&A Session

Date:March 31, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway (Between “Lionsgate” apartments and the 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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This workshop will cover timelines, eligibility, requirements, testing and test preparation, and practical tips for applying to high school.  Experts will discuss admission to NYC public and private high schools, as well as boarding schools.  The workshop is geared toward students who will be entering high school in Fall 2016.  Families with students who will begin high school in Fall 2017 or Fall 2018 are also welcome.  

Presenters:

•    Deborah Ashe, Director, School & Child Care Search Service 
•    Jill Buttenwieser, Crossman Consulting
•    Donald Viscardi, Inspirica
•    Maurice Frumkin, President of NYC Admissions Solutions

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C. Wright Mills at Columbia

Date:March 31, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Butler Library
Room 523
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Thai Jones by sending email to tsj2001@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9616.


“C. Wright Mills at Columbia”

Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 p.m.

A discussion by John Summers, Editor in Chief, The Baffler

Butler Library, Room 523

Co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University

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Basel: Ivy League Bowling Evening

Date:March 31, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Basel, Switzerland
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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The Basel chapter of the MIT Club of Switzerland invites you to join them at an Ivy League Alumni Bowling evening on Tuesday March 31, 2015 starting at 18h till around 20h.

Approximate cost: 46 CHF per lane, per hour, plus 3 CHF shoe rental per person. One lane can be used by up to six people. So I reckon about 12 CHF per person per hour.

Drinks can be ordered, but not food. Those who wish to continue the evening can adjourn to one of the restaurants in the vicinity (e.g. Eoipso, 5 Signori, Bonvivant).

Invitations have been extended to Basel-based Columbia, Cornell, Yale and MIT Alumni.

Please register with Eva Krug by Monday the 30th March at e.krug@bluewin.ch, and CC to Philippe Wälle (pw123@columbia.edu).

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Bosnia Rising: Film Screening and Book Talk

Date:March 31, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

Please join the Harriman Institute for a screening of Bosnia Rising, produced by Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, on the February 2014 protests in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Panelists: 

Dr Damir Arsenijevic, is a Leverhulme Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, leading a project ‘Love after Genocide’. An Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and a psychoanalyst in training he mainly works in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His book Forgotten Future: The Politics of Poetry in Bosnia and Herzegovina was published in 2010. His most recent book is an edited volume on Bosnian popular protests Unbribable Bosnia and Herzegovina—the Fight for the Commons published in 2014. 

Fred Harrison is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and London, author of The Traumatised Society (2012) and Director of the Land Research Trust, London. He devoted 10 years to trying to help the post-Soviet authorities to develop a people-centred model of the market economy, but he and his colleagues were defeated by the oligarchs who now run Russia. He is currently actively seeking to help the people of Scotland, Greece and Spain to develop the alternative to the capitalist model, and places his hopes for the future of Eastern Europe in the revival of the plenums of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jasmin Mujanovic is a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute and a PhD candidate in political science at York University in Toronto, Canada.  His dissertation concerns the development of the state in the Balkans, in particular, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also an editorial board member and policy advisor of the Culture Shutdown civic initiative and a Fellow and Social Media Director at the Emerging Democracies Institute (EDI).  Mujanovic is a contributing author to Unbribable Bosnia: The Fight for the Commons.

Carlo Nero (Writer/Director/Producer) Graduated from the Centro Sperimentale Film Institute in Rome, Italy, which he followed with a diploma course, with honors, at New York University Film School. He has written, directed, and produced a number of award-winning films and documentaries, mostly dealing with the major socio-economic-political-environmental issues of our times, including; (Feature Films) “The Fever” (HBO Films), “Uninvited” (Mediaset), “The Touch”: (Documentaries) “Roma Intorno a Roma” (Rome Around Rome), “A Kid From Bensonhurst”, “Letter From New York to Sarajevo”, “Russia/Chechnya: Voices of Dissent”, “Wake Up World” (Unicef), “The Killing Fields”: (Shorts) “Larry’s Visit”, “The Call Out” (Sky Arts UK).

Vanessa Redgrave first came to Bosnia with Harvey Keitel for UNICEF in 1993, and many times during the siege of Sarajevo and after the Dayton Agreement. She was also in Belgrade, in refugee camps in Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, and many times in Kosovo, before and after the Liberation. Carlo Nero made a documentary in 1995 of the concert/conference Vanessa produced in New York, hoping to communicate the need to stop the siege and send funds for UNICEF to provide computers for a school in Sarajevo.

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