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CDM: D.C. Alumni Study Club Dinner

Date:From January 01, 2013 at 10:30 am EST through March 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT
Location:Washington, D.C.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Please join alumni representatives Fred Liu '08 and Mitali Patel '08 at the D.C. Alumni Study Club Dinner featuring Dean, Christian Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent

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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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Major Declaration Month

Date:  From Sunday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 31, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsdeanofstudents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 
Students may declare a major throughout the month of March by submitting this form.
 

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Dissertation Proposal - Sophia Brumer

Date:March 02, 2015 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am EST
Location:Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY
Monell Auditorium
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 Sophia Brumer,  "Wave breaking in high wind speeds and its effect on air-sea gas exchange"

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Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series

Date:March 02, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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 on:

Mechanisms of Selective Neuronal Vulnerability in Dystonia

Speaker William T. Dauer, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan

Hosted by Dr. Gil Di Paolo and Dr. Howard Worman

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Book Talk: Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order

Date:March 02, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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 .

A book talk by Rajan Menon and Eugene B. Rumer on their latest publication, Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order.

Visit http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/conflict-ukraine for a book description and author biographies.  

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Power Half Hour: On-Campus Interviewing

Date:March 02, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jeanine Daley by sending email to jad2239@columbia.edu .
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The Center for Career Education’s (CCE) On-Campus Recruiting Program (OCR) brings employers to campus for the purpose of meeting, interviewing and recruiting students. On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is a critical component to the success of the On-Campus Recruiting program for both students and employers alike.

Based on recent employer and student feedback, we have updated our OCI policies and procedures. To ensure that everyone is made aware of these updates, all students must gain or re-gain OCI access*. Students who attend this event will be granted OCI access within two business days of the training.

In this training, we will provide students with an overview of The Center for Career Education services and the ways in which they can best prepare for their job search. We will also review how to search and apply for jobs and internships using LionSHARE, CCE’s online job database and recruiting system. Largely, we will speak about the On-Campus Recruiting Program, with a particular focus on on-campus interviews. Students will learn how to best prepare for on-campus interviews, become aware of both student and employer expectations throughout this process, and most importantly, learn how to utilize available resources while navigating the job search and interview process.

*Please keep in mind that if you had OCI access prior to 7/1/2013 and are currently enrolled at Columbia, your OCI access was turned off as new policies are now in place. You must complete the On-Campus Recruiting Program Overview training to re-gain access.

This workshop will be offered on:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Monday, February 16, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm

Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm 

Tuesday, March 26, 2015, 12:30-1:00pm  

Casual attire.

Registration is not required, but suggested in advance.

Resume required? No.

Eligibility: Students and alumni that attend Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of the Arts

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LDEO Biology and Paleoenvironment Spring Seminar Series: Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy - Paleotempestology on Long Island

Date:March 02, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building,
First Floor Seminar Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Cassaundra Rose by sending email to cam2210@columbia.ledu or by calling 8453658727.
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The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Division of Biology and Paleo Environment (BPE) Spring Seminar Series and LDEO Extremes Initiative present:

“Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy: Paleotempestology on Long Island.”

E. Christa Farmer and J. Bret Bennington

 

Abstract:

Analysis of the sedimentology and stratigraphy of Superstorm Sandy washover lobes reveals a grain size profile that is consistent with washout of the dune line as the major source of washover sand. Superstorm Sandy washover deposits are compared to overwash-generated layers in core matched to 20th Century storms using historical aerial photographs. The close similarity in sedimentological characteristics demonstrates that previous washover deposits in this area preserved in the subsurface have very similar characteristics to Sandy overwash, which can be used to distinguish overwash from other types of coarse-grained deposits in the marsh. Trace metal (Cu, Zn, and Pb) concentration profiles in the sediment cores collected from a saltwater marsh on a barrier beach island near Hampton Bays, NY are consistent with values seen in other Atlantic coast saltwater marshes. Peak Pb values in the middle of the profiles are consistent with a higher anthropogenic signal in the middle of the last century, and provide insight into the timing of storm deposits.

 Open to the public.

For more information on LDEO visit www.ldeo.columbia.edu

 

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FULL - Introduction to Step UP!

Date:March 02, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Room 555, Lerner Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact AdminUser by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu .

Introduction to Step UP! Bystander Intervention. This session is for upper class students and not intended for those that attended a Step UP! session during orientation in 2014.

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Making the Most of the Spring Career Fair for Graduate Students

Date:March 02, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Vyju Manian by sending email to vvm8@columbia.edu .

Attending a career fair can be a rewarding but overwhelming experience but with our help, you can attend with confidence. This workshop is designed to help you make the most of meeting recruiters at both the Spring Career Fair and the Startup Career Fair and how to follow up and make connections after the event.

Attire: Casual
Registration: Required
Eligibility: This event is open to all Graduate Students of GSAS, SEAS, and SOA


 

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Indian Economy: The Way Forward

Date:March 02, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location:Room 1501, International Affairs Building
Morningside Campus, Columbia University
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact JoAnn Crawford by sending email to jac12@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-7156.

Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, will discuss challenges and opportunities for the Indian economy in the next decade.

Sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs and the Program on Indian Economic Policies

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Teach & Talk: Relationship Violence

Date:March 02, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm EST
Location:P&S Amphitheater 1, CUMC Campus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Sexual Respect by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu .

A presentation and discussion with Sexual Violence Response as part of the Sexual Respect & Community Citizenship initiative.

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Book Launch: The Age of Sustainable Development

Date:
Monday, March 2, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025

Contact:
Tamara Plummer, tcp2114@columbia.edu or call 212-851-9406

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Event Description:
Introduction: John H. Coatsworth, Provost; Professor, International and Public Affairs; Professor, History, Columbia University, Speaker: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development; Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

The Earth Institute Presents a book launch with Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs on his newest publication, "The Age of Sustainable Development."

4:30-6:00 PM Lecture

6:00-7:30 PM Followed by reception

Introduction:
John H. Coatsworth is the Provost of Columbia University, as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History. Provost Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. Previously, he was Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Dean in 2008, he served as a visiting professor at Columbia University (2006 – 2007) and Interim Dean of SIPA (2007 – 2008). 

Presentation: Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.

Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

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Mexican Mondays - The Right to the City, More than a Slogan: From the International Movement to the Mexico City Charter

Date:March 02, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
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 Lorena Zarate.

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Latin American and Caribbean Laboratory (Latin Lab) and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Part of the Mexican Mondays series, Center for Mexican Studies - Institute of Latin American Studies.

 

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Eurasian Economic Union: Myths and Reality

Date:March 02, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
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 talk by Tatiana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) for the Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission and Professor of International Economic Relations at the Financial University (Moscow).

In 1999, Tatiana served as Deputy Head, and in 2001 as Head of the Department of International Cooperation in the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation. Previous positions include Head of the Monetary and Financial Policy Department in the Ministry for Cooperation with Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Consultant to the Presidential Administration, where she covered issues of cooperation with member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Seattle: Entrepreneurship Panel

Date:March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Seattle, WA
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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In cooperation with the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Seattle and Columbia Venture Community, we're excited to be hosting Chris McGarry, Director for Entrepreneurship at Columbia, Ethan Rudin, CFO of Rhapsody, and Edmond Sanctis, Co-Founder of Sahale Snacks, for a panel discussion about entrepreneurship.

Started in July 2013, Columbia Entrepreneurship (CE) seeks to help Columbia students, faculty and alumni launch Columbia-born ventures. One example of their efforts is the Columbia Startup Lab in SoHo in New York City that provides subsidized space for 71 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs. Learn more about Columbia Entrepreneurship HERE.

Streaming music company Rhapsody competes in a field of players larger than itself: Spotify, Pandora, Apple, Amazon. It has huge growth, having increased its user base 60% from a year ago. Though Rhapsody has existed in different forms since the early 2000's, it is like a startup in many ways. Ethan Rudin, a graduate of Columbia Business School, is one of the people leading the charge at Rhapsody as CFO.

Finally, from the seemingly simple ingredients of a friendship, a hike, and a love for good food, Edmond Sanctis and Josh Schroeter created Sahale Snacks in 2003. These two graduates of Columbia Business School came from backgrounds in media and technology rather than food and, by not doing things the usual way, they've brought their passion from their kitchen - rather than a garage - to a 2014 acquisition by the J.M. Smucker Company.

Whether from working with a startup mentality at internationally recognized brands or creating a whole new brand, Ethan and Edmond have unique insight into what it takes to build something from the bottom up. Come hear about the present and future for Columbia entrepreneurs.

What's going to happen:

We'll be hosting this event at the K&L Gates offices in downtown Seattle. The night will start with time for food, drinks, and conversation. Chris will then give us a presentation on the SoHo Startup Lab and updates on the Columbia Entrepreneurship program. This will be followed by a speaking panel featuring Chris, Ethan, and Edmond with some Q&A. Finally, there will be a chance for more conversation and to meet with Chris, Ethan, and Edmond more personally at the end of the night.

Tickets:
Space is limited. Please click here to RSVP.
The week before the event, tickets will be $15.

There will be food and drinks at the event.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

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Washington, DC: "The Flying Dutchman" with the Washington National Opera

Date:March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Washington, DC
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Join Columbia and Ivy alumni for a wine and cheese reception at the Kennedy Center's Russian Lounge.

Our host is Cornell Club of Washington DC inviting our members and their guests to a wine and cheese reception at the Kennedy Center's Russian Lounge, followed by a full-orchestra rehearsal of Wagner's opera, "The Flying Dutchman," conducted by Philippe Auguin. The rehearsal will feature the complete opera, including all singers as well as the full orchestra.

A member of the production's creative team, one of the singers, and Washington National Opera's Executive Director Michael Mael will join us during the reception to answer our questions about opera, discuss the WNO's production of The Flying Dutchman, and talk about the rest of this and next year's exciting season.

Cost: $62

More info here: http://dc.alumni.columbia.edu/flying_dutchman

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Mu Sigma Inc Info Session

Date:March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

Interested in a career in Decision Sciences? Big Data? Analytics?
You are invited to an evening with Mu Sigma, and an opportunity to learn more about us and the work we do for our clients. Come experience the Mu Sigma vibe.

Target Audience: Undergraduates, Business, Arts
Suggested Attire: Business Casual

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Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) Free Preview Screening of New Documentary "Merchants of Doubt" with Director Robert Kenner

Date:March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Pulitzer Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Christopher Wiss by sending email to cw2827@columbia.edu or by calling 917-597-9865.
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Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) hosts director Robert Kenner and a FREE advance screening of "Merchants of Doubt" a documentary about the paid climate change naysayer business. Free food and drink.

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Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) Free Preview Screening of New Documentary "Merchants of Doubt" with Director Robert Kenner

Date:March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Pulitzer Hall
Lecture Hall (3rd Floor)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Christopher Wiss by sending email to cw2827@columbia.edu .
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Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) invites you to a free screening of “Merchants of Doubt,” a new documentary about paid climate change naysayers. 

Liz Spayd, CJR Editor in Chief, will welcome the Director, Robert Kenner, who will introduce the film. 

Free refreshments at 6pm. Program at 6:30pm. Film at 7:00pm. Q&A post screening, 8:30pm.

Lecture Hall (3rd Floor), Pulitzer Hall/Columbia Journalism School.  www.merchantsofdoubtmovie.com.  RSVP Here

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Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar: Dario Villani

Date:March 02, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location:Davis Auditorium, CEPSR Building
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .
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Title: 6 Memos for the Next Trading Years

Abstract: The talk explores six topics in trading and risk management that are key to differentiate between a good trade and a bad one. Correlation, frequency content of a noisy signal, and portfolio construction will be discussed with special emphasis on how models and strategies need to be different on the buy side vs. the sell side (practical applications will be drawn from rates, credit, and equities). Trading and modeling challenges of current rates environment will also be discussed.

Bio: Dario Villani is Co-Head of Global Rates & Macro at Hutchin Hill Capital LP. Dario joined Hutchin Hill from BlueCrest Capital Management where he was Portfolio Manager and built the Credit and Macro effort in the US. Dario was Managing Director in Global Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank before BlueCrest. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2008, Mr. Villani was Managing Director of the Global Strategic Risk Group at Merrill Lynch. In this role, he headed proprietary trading for structured credit, ABS and CMBS. From 2004 to 2006, he was Vice President of the Proprietary Positioning Business at JPMorgan Chase. Previously, Mr. Villani worked at Hess Energy Trading Company as a Commodities Trader. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics with highest honors and a Masters in Finance from Princeton University and has authored over 25 articles in finance, physics and statistics. Dario is also a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University where he teaches a graduate class in Trading and Risk Management.

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Premedical Record Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Panel

Date:March 02, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Hamilton Hall, Room 517
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Niki Cunningham by sending email to njc2001@columbia.edu or by calling 854-2513.

Is it your dream to go to medical school? Were you shocked to learn that the average gpa accepted medical school applicants was  3.67 last year and the average science gpa a 3.61? Are worried that your academic performance at Columbia might not be strong enough to get you into medical school?

Don’t despair! There are great options for improving your academic record before applying to medical school.

Come join us for an informative program:

Panel on Premedical Record Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Programs

Monday March 2nd, 2015

6:30-8:00pm

517 Hamilton Hall

Come out and learn about these programs. Representatives from many of the most successful record-enhancing programs will be here to tell you about their program and answer questions you may have.

Representatives will be here from:

Boston University School of Medicine

Commonwealth Medical College

Drexel School of Medicine  

Georgetown University

New York Medical College

University of Pennsylvania

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Film: Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé

Date:March 02, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .
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Movies are screened in the East Gallery followed by a moderated discussion in French. Attendance is free. Unless indicated otherwise, films are in French with English subtitles.

U.S. premiere followed by Q & A with director Jérôme Prieur and historian Robert O. Paxton
Film in French with English subtitles

This new documentary by talented filmmaker Jérôme Prieur follows the life and times of Hélène Berr, a young French Jewish woman who lived in Paris with her family during the Occupation until she was arrested in March 1944 and sent to Auschwitz and then Bergen-Belsen, where she died in April 1945. She kept a journal during the war that remained private until it was published in 2008, becoming widely read, translated into 25 languages, studied in French schools, and treated in several exhibitions. This documentary (never before shown in the U.S.) has just received the award for best French television documentary in 2014 from the Syndicat Français de la Critique de cinéma et des films de télévision. Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and the author of several works, most notably, Vichy France (1972).

Funding for this event is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation

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International Alumni Networking Reception

Date:March 02, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
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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Finding internships and full-time employment in America as an international student is difficult, and you need all the help you can get. The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) offers you the opportunity to network with young alumni at top firms in finance, consulting, and tech, and listen to their personal experiences and advice on finding jobs, navigating work authorization, and other challenges. Co-Sponsors: Columbia College Alumni Association Space is limited! Light refreshments provided.

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Power, Coercion, Choice: A Workshop in HIV Risk Reduction for Men Who Have Sex With Men

Date:March 02, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location:John Jay Lounge, John Jay Hall, Morningside Campus
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Sexual Respect by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu .

This session is ONLY for men who have sex with men. How much choice do people feel like they have in terms of the amount of risk they’re willing to take in sexual encounters? Explore the social and psychological obstacles familiar to men who have sex with men – such as age and power differences, gendered notions of sexual position preferences, and challenged self-esteem – that are sometimes obstacles to staying safe and feeling in control. Think through realistic, effective ways of gaining a sense of self-determination of risk.

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Senior Thesis Stipend Application Deadline

Date: Tuesday, March 3, All Day Event
   
Location: Morningside Campus
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact the Dean of Students Office by sending email to gsdeanofstudents@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 
Senior thesis stipend applications due for spring-term senior projects.
 

 
Name: Enter the LOTTERY for Dine with Deantini by 3/3 at 9:00 a.m. (CC Sophomores)
Date: March 03, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:01 am EST
Location: 208 Hamilton Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kyle Krause by sending email to kyle.krause@columbia.edu .
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Columbia College sophomores are welcome to enter into this lottery to be selected, at random, to dine with Dean Valentini in an intimate, group setting, on Friday, March 6. By entering the lottery, you are confirming your availability for the entire duration of the event. NOTE: This registration is ONLY to be entered into the lottery. Students who are selected to attend will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

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Leadership Series: Having Difficult Conversations

Date: Tuesday, March 3 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
   
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room
   
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.
 
In this interactive workshop, students will learn strategies on how to approach difficult conversations and resolve conflict.
 
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Getting a Jump on the Independent School Kindergarten Admissions Process (for Kindergarten 2016)

Date:March 03, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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 212-854-8019.
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The spring can be a great time for you to  learn more about independent schools in New York City without having to send in applications first.  We’ll talk about the independent school timeline, how to find out about spring tours and open houses, and the admissions and financial aid processes.

Presenter: Deborah Ashe, Director, School & Child Care Search Service

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Postcards From the Future: A Woman’s Guide to Financially Ever After

Date:March 03, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
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 3, 2015

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: Studebaker Building, Room 469

Please note that 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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Culture of Service

Date:March 03, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Location:Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-110
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Tsun by sending email to ekt2118@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5279.

Patient centered care focuses our attention on increased patient loyalty, maintaining current patients, growing practices and increased volume that leads to increased revenue. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of a service of culture and the impact of individual performance to reinforce it and awareness of our expectations for service.

Learning Objectives:

  • To clarify the meaning and importance of patient-centered care
  • To review patient satisfaction data and areas for improvement
  • To identify the key competencies needed to deliver WOW service
  • To discuss the core skills that support a culture of service
  • To practice using customer service skills that enhance patient-centered care

 

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A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

Date:March 03, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Location:406 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Nick Juravich by sending email to lehmancentercolumbia@gmail.com .
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The Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, Columbia University, presents

Robert McCaughey
Professor of History and Janet H. Robb Chair in the Social Sciences, Barnard College

A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM
406 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street

Lunch will be served.

RSVP: lehmancenter@columbia.edu

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Dual BA Remote Academic Planning Session

Date: Tuesday, March 3 from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm CET
   
Location: Remote
   
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Office of the Dean of Students by sending email to gsaps@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
 
All newly admitted students must attend an Academic Planning Session before meeting with an advisor and registering for classes.
 
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Violentology: A Photographic Exploration of Conflict, Political Change, and Human Rights in Colombia

Date:March 03, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
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 .

Stephen Ferry is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, GEO, TIME and the New York Times, among other outlets.

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Genetics & Development Seminar

Date:March 03, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
ICRC Auditorium, 1st Floor
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Celia Morales by sending email to cr2020@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-4011.

“The Role of Genomics in Precision Medicine”,

Wendy K. Chung, M.D., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor
Division of Molecular Genetics, Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
4:00 PM
ICRC Auditorium, 1st Floor
(1130 St. Nicholas Avenue)

Host: Gerard Karsenty
(gk2172@columbia.edu)

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What is the Future for the Eurasian Economic Union?

Date:March 03, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House, Ivy Lounge
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending email to zid2000@columbia.edu .

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Central Asian Studies Institute of George Washington University for a panel discussion.
 
Panelists:
 
Rilka Dragneva is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham. She has worked and published extensively in the area of legal reform, regional integration and EU's external policy with special reference to Eastern Europe and Eurasia. She has extensive experience in technical assistance and consultancy in the field of legal reform and rule of law post-communism. Her latest research focus is on the the institutional architecture of the Eurasian Economic Union and its internal and external implications.  Her recent publications include ‘Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy and Politics’ (Edward Elgar 2013). Rilka is also actively engaged in policy advice in relation to these matters.
 
Aitolkyn Kourmanova is the head of the private consultancy Central Asia Strategic Management Group, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She specializes in economic policies and regional cooperation in Central Asia. Her recent publications include “Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: Nurturing from the Ground” (George Washington University, 2013), “Lessons from Zhanaozen. Bringing Business, Government and Society Together” (George Washington University, 2012). She was a principal researcher for the two studies funded by the Asian Development Bank: Remittances of International Migrants and the Financial Sector (December 2008) and Study of Mechanisms and Potential for Agricultural Trade in Central Asia (June 2007). She was a coauthor of New Industrial Asia: Lessons for Kazakhstan (Almaty Institute, 2007). Ms Kourmanova has a considerable media experience being the head of the Central Asia Institute for Economic Strategies from 2007 to 2011, where she launched a popular economic magazine, Vox Populi, and edited a quarterly academic business magazine, Economic Strategies—Central Asia. In 2011 she was Kzakhstan country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and earned her executive master of business administration degree from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris. She was a Central Asia Fellow at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs from April to August 2013 and Hubert Humphrey Fellow in 2011-2012.
 
Marlene Laruelle is Director of the Central Asia Program and a Research Professor of International Affairs at The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She has authored Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia(Palgrave, 2009), and Russia's Strategies in the Arctic and the Future of the Far North (M.E. Sharpe, 2013). She has co-authored Globalizing Central Asia: Geopolitics and The Challenges of Economic Development(M.E. Sharpe, 2013) and The 'Chinese Question' in Centra Asia: Domestic Order, Social Changes, and the Chinese Factor (Hurst and Oxford University Press, 2013), and co-edited China and India in Central Asia: A New 'Great Game?' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies (Ashgae, 2011).
 
Nate Schenkkan is a Program Officer in Eurasia Programs at Freedom House, covering Central Asia and Turkey. He works closely with Freedom House's Central Asia offices in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan implementing democracy and governance programs in partnership with local human rights organizations. Most recently, he has been spending considerable time in Turkey preparing for a special Freedom House report on the Turkish media. Prior to joining Freedom House, he worked as a journalist in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, covering social and political issues including Islamic revivalist movements, Kyrgyzstan's hip-hop scene, and the aftermath of the Zhanaozen events. His writing has appeared in Eurasianet, Atlantic Online, World Politics Review, and Registan.net, and he has appeared as a commentator on Al Jazeera's The Listening Post. He has a Master's degree in Russian and Eurasian studies from the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, where he was the 2010-2011 Pepsico Junior Fellow and a 2010 Critical Languages Fellow in Ankara, Turkey.
 
Moderated by Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College; Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming, Harriman Institute.

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Boston Consulting Group, The Info Session

Date:March 03, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST
Location:Faculty House, Presidential Rooms 2 & 3
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

Calling all Columbia Advanced Degree Candidates! Do you have a PhD, JD, or an MD, and an interest in a business career? Then you should consider a career in management consulting at BCG. At BCG we know that ADCs bring intellectual curiosity, creativity, and problem solving skills, and make valuable contributions to our client projects from day one.

All MDs, JDs, Post-Docs and PhD students are welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.   

Suggested Attire:  Business Casual

Hors D'oeuvres will be served. 

This is a great chance for you to learn more about BCG and the many diverse opportunities available to you. We’re looking forward to sharing the BCG experience with you. 

All Advanced Degree students interested in a consulting career are invited to attend.

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Melbourne: Ivy & Friends 2015 Kick-Off Celebration

Date:March 03, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Melbourne, VIC
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 Columbia Association of Australia & The Yale Club of Victoria with the alumni clubs of Brown, Cambridge, Chicago, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, M.I.T.,   Northwestern, Oxford, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, & University College London invite you and your guests to join us for the Ivy & Friends 2015 Kick-Off Celebrations and Yale's Annual Alumni Global Get-Together.  

Cost: Drinks and food at bar prices

For information please contact Tony Bracy at bracy@iprimus.com.au or 0418 268 060.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends there!

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Switzerland: Multi-University Networking in Zurich

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Zurich, 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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This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow Columbians and get to know alumni from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Toronto, McGill University, Georgetown, Northwestern University, and the London School of Economics. Cash bar contact info: Nicole Bullock at nbullock@caa.columbia.edu

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Pittsburgh: Global Net Night with Princeton Alumni Club

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Location:Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Princeton's Global Net Night is returning to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Allegheny HYP Club. Just like last year, the networking portion of the program will begin at 6:00 PM and will be followed by a panel discussion at 7:30 PM. The panel will be focusing on issues raised by Princeton's highly successful oncampus Career and Life Vision program, which emphasizes how to choose a career that leads to a happy and meaningful life. Global Net Night is open to all Princeton alumni and their guests. We also welcome all Ivy League and Georgetown alumni to join us. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available during the networking, and dessert and coffee will follow the panel discussion. The event is free for Princeton alumni, and the cost is $10 for all others. Please rsvp to Rich Brean at rbrean@usw.org, no later than February 28th.

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Google Inc. Info Session

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Schapiro Center, Room 750
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

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Target Audience: CS, CE, EE students
Suggested Attire: Casual

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Editor's Night

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Fayerweather Hall, Room 313
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Amy Georgianna McDermott by sending email to agm2159@columbia.edu .

Join professor Claudia Dreifus' class on Tuesday, March 3, for a panel-style discussion and Q&A by top science editors from the New York and DC areas (including Tom Lin from Quanta and Lesley Seymour from More Magazine). It's a great place to learn more about communicating science from the media side, and for students to make contacts if they're interested in writing popular science. 

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Russian Poetry in Translation

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:New York, NY
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The Heyman Center welcomes Russia-born poets and translators to speak about the art of translation and the subject of Russian poetry.

Speakers include: Alexander Skidan, Alexandra Petrova, Shamshad Abdullaev, and Keti Chukhrov.

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Russian Poetry in Translation

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
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 welcomes Russia-born poets and translators to speak about the art of translation and the subject of Russian poetry.

Speakers include:

  • Alexander Skidan
  • Alexandra Petrova
  • Shamshad Abdullaev
  • Keti Chukhrov

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NYC: Your Language—My Ear: Russian and American Poets at Close Quarters

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:New York, NY
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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A bilingual reading in Russian and English of poetry, with discussion to follow, by four leading Russian poets from points across the geography of the Russian-Speaking world, including Shamshad Abdullaev (Fergana, Uzbekistan), Keti Chukhrov (Moscow), Alexandra Petrova (Rome), and Alexander Skidan (St. Petersburg). The poets will be joined by poet/translators Julia Dasbach (Philadelphia), Kevin M. F. Platt (Philadelphia), Alexandra Tatarsky (New York; Philadelphia) and Matvei Yankelevich (New York).

This reading presents the fruits of an intense workshop on poetic translation that is taking place at the University of Pennsylvania from February 26-28, with support of that UniversityÂ’s Kelly Writers House, Slavic Department, Program in Comparative Literature and a Cross-Cultural Conference Grant sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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M.S. in Sustainability Management Information Session

Date:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, The Faculty House

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

Event Description:
Speaker: Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

The Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education present an information session for the M.S. in Sustainability Management with program director, Steve Cohen.

Open to the public.

Registration is required. To register for the event, please click RSVP.

For more information about the MSSM program, please click HERE.

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

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

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In Darwin's Footsteps: Witnessing the Origin of a New Species in the Galapagos

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:New York, NY
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In Darwin's Footsteps: Witnessing the Origin of a New Species in the Galapagos Featuring Professor Jonathan Weiner

Date:March 03, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Graduate School of Journalism Lecture Hall

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lisa Glynn by sending email to zuckermaninstitute@columbia.edu .
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Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jonathan Weiner of Columbia University will tell a story of discovery. By going back to the Galapagos year after year, scientists in Darwin’s islands have now witnessed an event that Darwin himself did not think could be seen at all.

Darwin wrote that the origin of a new species would require “the lapse of ages.” But a small team of biologists has been observing the evolution of Darwin’s finches on a desert island in the center of the Galapagos archipelago for more than forty years. Their study shows that evolution can be surprisingly rapid and turbulent. The work throws light on many aspects of the science of life--including the science of the brain.

Weiner is the author of The Beak of the Finch, and five other books. His writing has received many honors, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

This talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Seating is First Come First Serve.

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