Online Registration for Summer 2014
Date: From March 03, 2014 through June 02, 2014, 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.
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Online course registration for Summer 2014. Students may only register during their registration appointments.

Online Course Registration for Summer 2014
Online Course Registration for Summer 2014
Date: From March 03, 2014 through June 02, 2014, All Day Event
Location: Morningside Campus
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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Advising Period for Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 Semesters
Advising Period for Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 Semesters
Date: From March 03, 2014 through June 02, 2014, 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.
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Advising Period for Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 Semesters
Advising Period for Early Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 Semesters
Date: From March 03, 2014 through June 02, 2014, All Day Event
Location: Morningside Campus
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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Online Registration for Fall 2014
Online Registration for Fall 2014
Date: From April 14, 2014 through April 18, 2014, 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.
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Early Registration for Fall 2014
Early Registration for Fall 2014
Date: From April 14, 2014 through April 18, 2014, All Day Event
Location: Morningside Campus
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Postbac Premed Office by sending email to gspostbac@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2881.
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Deadline to Apply for 2014 Launching Your Career: Professional Development & Networking Series for Undergraduates and Recent Graduates
Deadline to Apply for 2014 Launching Your Career: Professional Development & Networking Series for Undergraduates and Recent Graduates
Date: April 18, 2014, All Day Event
Location: Diversity Pipeline Initiatives
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Clare Plunkett by sending email to cplunkett@nycbar.org .
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We are pleased to announce our 2014 Launching Your Career Series. For six weeks, participants will visit each of the sponsoring law firms for sessions presented by partners and associates, where they will have an opportunity to learn about resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, presentation skills, office etiquette, legal writing, and career development/mentorship. This will be an interactive series of workshops to help young women and men develop necessary professional skills and begin to build their professional networks.

Twenty-five men and twenty-five women will be selected to participate, and equal consideration will be given to all regional schools. To apply, please submit a resume and statement of interest to me at cplunkett@nycbar.orgby Friday, April 18th. Selected participants will be notified by Friday, April 25th. The series will begin on May 1st for women, and May 5th for men.

10th Annual India Business Conference
10th Annual India Business Conference
Date: April 18, 2014 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Low Memorial Library
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ninad Naik by sending email to NNaik14@gsb.columbia.edu or by calling 734-277-2345.
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The annual India Business Conference, hosted by the South Asia Business Association at Columbia Business School is the premier India-focused conference in New York City and is a powerful forum that inspires thought leadership and generates discussions around the business, social, political and creative undercurrents that permeate India life.

Over the last decade, the India Business Conference has enabled discourse around varied topics including driving growth on the foundation of structural reforms, maintaining momentum provided by the sustained success of the Information Technology sector, and having an honest conversation about the challenges inherent in the Indian political and democratic system. The ideas exchanged during past conferences have permeated the academic, political and social circles.

The India Business Conference brings together decision makers and opinion shapers from across the business, social, political, and creative spectrums of India. Over the years, the conference has attracted thought leaders including former Finance Minster Hon. Yashwant Sinha, Fortis Healthcare CEO Mr. Bhavdeep Singh, Infosys Co-Founder and CEO Mr. S. D. Shibulal, Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, Indian Ambassador to the United States of America Mrs. Meera Shankar, Co-President of Warburg Pincus Mr. Charles Kaye, and Standard & Poor’s President Mr. Deven Sharma.

The 2014 India Business Conference

As we considered the various themes surrounding India in the present times, we realized that in the midst of the current challenging environment, there is an inherent and untapped opportunity that serves as an inspiration to us all. In keeping with this sentiment, the theme of this year’s conference is Inspiring India.

During the 2014 India Business Conference, we will focus the lessons India can learn from the West as it charts a new social and economic policy post-elections, delve into the key strategies relating to financial inclusion and equality, and look back at the last decade of successes and challenges.

Additionally, we will talk about the rise and rise of Indian cuisine in the global arena and discuss the pathways to making Indian cuisine a globally local cuisine.

Finally, we will discuss the contribution, role, and leadership of Indian entrepreneurship as it relates to not just the Indian context, but also the global context.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 India Business Conference!

Emotional Intelligence & Teamwork
Emotional Intelligence & Teamwork
Date: April 18, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location: Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-201
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.
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This course is part of the Customer Service Track and will increase your understanding of how Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills can enhance teamwork and patient-centered care. Through interactive exercises, participants will learn how to use EI skills to increase their effectiveness with colleagues and patients.

Learning Objectives:

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

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APAM Research Conference
APAM Research Conference
Date: April 18, 2014 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am EDT
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus,
Room 214 S.W. Mudd
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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Bookmark and Share APAM faculty, staff and students are invited to the APAM Department Research Conference every Friday morning during the academic year.

The lecture series features faculty talks in the Fall semester and graduate student talks in the Spring semester.



Chenxi Guo, Applied Mathematics (Advisor: Guillaume Bal)
"Anisotropic Inverse Problems from Internal Functionals"
&
Qian Peng, Plasma Physics (Advisors: Andrew Coloe & Michael Mauel)
"Feedback system in HBTEP"

Spring 2014 Coordinator: Francesco Volpe

"Islamic Urbanism? Space, Consumption, and Development in Instanbul and Jakarta"
"Islamic Urbanism? Space, Consumption, and Development in Instanbul and Jakarta"
Date: April 18, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Knox Hall, Room 509
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Saskia Schaefer by sending email to ss4605@columbia.edu .
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Recent protests and upcoming elections have again raised the visibility of Turkey and Indonesia, and particularly their respective Muslim mega-cities, Istanbul and Jakarta, as locations seeing the rise of a new kind of Islamic urbanism, culture and politics. On the one hand, they are praised as shining examples in debates on alternate modernities, Islam and democracy, with stunning development dynamics framing a rapid change in populace and their urban landscapes. On the other, their economic transformation is hitched to populist politics that has raised concern worldwide about the imposition of "neo-liberal" policies, authoritarian planning, and the suppression of opposition groups and human rights activists. Both countries see elections coming in 2014. One of the most popular potential candidates in the Indonesian race is increasing his popularity through regular surprise visits to the cities vast slums. What role do discussions of urban space and Islamic consumption play in the elections in both countries? What are the emerging problems and what can we learn from the parallels and differences of the cases?

Our one day conference seeks to juxtapose the cities of Istanbul and Jakarta, as well as other urban examples from Turkey and Indonesia, through an exploratory discussion of the ways in which Islamic values and ideology are linked to new forms of urban development and urban lifestyle that pose questions to existing global city paradigms. At the center of this lies the emergence of new, business oriented, conservative, Islamic middle classes who have provided the mass political movement behind the ruling powers. Our exploration will be both top down and bottom up: looking at urban development policies and the economic interests that drive them, their transformation of the city and the new divisions and contests they are producing; and at the new and fast developing consumer lifestyles created by these changes, linked to suburban housing, gated communities, shopping malls, private schooling and affluence -- particularly as experienced with the changing place of women in these societies.

Participating in the event will be experts on Turkey and Indonesia, who will generate comparative discussion on issues such as urban planning, changing religious or religiously-themed lifestyles, and new elites.


Panel I: Urban Planning

Panel II: Muslim Urban Lifestyles 

Organized by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life. Cosponsored by the INTERACT Program and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. 



MSE Colloquium - Prof. James Rondinelli
MSE Colloquium - Prof. James Rondinelli
Date: April 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Room 214, S.W. Mudd
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Wesley Hattan by sending email to wjh2121@columbia.edu or by calling 2128547860.
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Versatile Abilities of Lattice Instabilities:

New Design Strategies for Emergent Ferroics

 

There are two main routes to accelerate materials discoveries for advanced electronic and sustainable energy technologies: serendipitous realization through conventional synthesis or computationally guided growth of novel materials through, e.g., artificial structuring of bulk compounds at the atomic scale. Recently, the launch of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) at the national level has reinvigorated the search for new routes to accelerate the discovery of advanced materials for rapid deployment - the aim being to evolve a "hunter and gatherer"discovery paradigm into the cultivation of materials by design. 

Within this setting, and motivated by prospects of integrating perovskite-structured oxides into electronic devices to reduce consumer power consumption, I describe in this talk the design methodology and theoretical discovery of a new class of "rotation-induced" ferroelectric materials. By tailoring the instabilities of the octahedral rotations common to perovskites oxides, I show these lattice distortions provide a new structural "sand box" from which to design and discover such ferroic phases (Figure 1). Bottom-up engineering of the transition metal octahedra at the unit cell level, is applied to realize ferroelectricity in artificial ABO3-structured composites formed by interleaving two bulk materials with no tendency to such behavior. This emergent, chemistry-independent, form of ferroelectricity - octahedral rotation-induced ferroelectricity - offers a reliable means to externally address and achieve deterministic electric-field control over magnetism. I discuss the required crystal-chemistry criteria, which are obtained from a combination of group theoretical methods and electronic-structure computations, to select the compositions and stoichiometries giving polarizations comparable to the best known ferroelectric oxides. Much rarer in crystalline materials with an electric polarization, however, is the appearance of a ferri-electric (FiE) state, vis-a-vis ferrimagnetism, where local electric dipoles of different magnitude are anti-aligned to yield a net non-zero electric polarization. The underlying reason is that the long-range Coulomb forces in oxide-based dielectrics favor the cooperative alignment of all electric dipoles in the crystal through cation displacements that occur against an oxygen ligand framework. I conclude by describing our recent discovery of a first-order, isosymmetric, transition between a ferrielectric (FiE) and ferroelectric (FE) state in A-site ordered perovskite superlattices and proposing new arenas for ferroic discovery.

Employer Presentation: Intent Media
Employer Presentation: Intent Media
Date: April 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Location: MUDD 303
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Career Team by sending email to career@ieor.columbia.edu .
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About Intent Media:

Intent Media harnesses data to build predictive models that are disrupting how commerce is conducted. We launched our groundbreaking Ads for Travel product two years ago, and it has improved the profitability of the world's largest travel sites. How? By showing competitive ads, but only to those more likely to buy on a different site. We're now using our data, our modeling chops, and our technology platform to expand our products and accelerate our growth. We're finding new approaches to established businesses, which has been a lot of fun.

 

About The Team:

We are 70 people and a few cool dogs, and our investors will tell you they haven't seen a stronger team of canines, top to bottom, in the business. We're backed by Redpoint and Matrix, plus individuals including Reid Hoffman, Brian O'Kelley, Kevin Ryan, and David Rosenblatt. And if this is the kind of thing that matters to you, Crain's named us one of the best places to work in NYC in 2012 and 2013.

 

Our data team consists of data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts. For some reason, about half of our data team is left-handed. We're trying to figure out why, and maybe you can help us figure that out. (Of course, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.)

You must register for this event: https://astro.ieor.columbia.edu/view.php?id=382 

Modernizing the Housing Market in the Era of Developmentalism: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro during the 1960s
Modernizing the Housing Market in the Era of Developmentalism: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro during the 1960s
Date: April 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Building, Room 802
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email to dl2714@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Part of the New York City Latin American History Workshop series. Free and open to the public. Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers prepared by each presenter. Please contact ajd2128@columbia.edu to be placed on the mailing list to receive the papers, which are circulated one week prior to each meeting. Sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in History, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, the SUNY-Stone Brook University History Department, and the Committee on Historical Studies of the New School University.

The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World
The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World
Date: April 18, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Building, Room 417
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jeff Potent by sending email to jp2339@columbia.edu .
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Mr. Winston will explore "the mega challenges of climate change, scarcity, and radical transparency that threaten our ability to run an expanding global economy and that are profoundly changing business as usual."  He will provide cause for optimism as he profiles leaders in the business community who are bringing value to society and positioning themselves to capture the unprecedented opportunities that will emerge in responding to these challenges.  These individuals and companies, and others to come, will be "the winners of this new game who will profit mightily."

The event will be followed by a book signing by the author.

Andrew Winston advises some of the world’s leading companies on how companies can navigate and profit from the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. He is a globally recognized speaker, writer, and adviser on sustainable business. Andrew is also the co-author of the international best-seller Green to Gold (125,000 copies in seven languages).

April 18, 2014, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Altschul Auditorium (Room #417)
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Registration Required

A Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute event, hosted by Jeffrey Potent, adjunct professor, SIPA and the Earth Institute

Priority, Time & Stress Management
Priority, Time & Stress Management
Date: April 18, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-201
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.
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Bookmark and Share This course will offer strategies and tools to staff better manage priorities, time and stress. Self-management in these areas will improve the delivery of patient-centered care.

Learning Objectives:
  • To develop an awareness of the need for priority, time, and stress management and how the use of effective skills impacts daily work processes and the delivery of Patient Centered Care
  • To analyze individual current habits and practices for handling priorities, time, and stress
  • To identify and distinguish between time wasters and time savers
  • To learn skills and to use tools for effectively managing priorities, time, and stress
  • To implement priority, time, and stress managing skills and tools on an individual basis

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The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer and More Open World
The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer and More Open World
Date: April 18, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
School of International and Public Affairs
Altschul Auditorium, Room 417

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jeff Potent by sending email to jp2339@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0149.
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Mr. Winston will explore "the mega challenges of climate change, scarcity, and radical transparency that threaten our ability to run an expanding global economy and that are profoundly changing business as usual."  He will provide cause for optimism as he profiles leaders in the business community who are bringing value to society and positioning themselves to capture the unprecedented opportunities that will emerge in responding to these challenges.  These individuals and companies, and others to come, will be "the winners of this new game who will profit mightily."

The event will be followed by a book signing by the author.

Andrew Winston advises some of the world’s leading companies on how companies can navigate and profit from the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. He is a globally recognized speaker, writer, and adviser on sustainable business. Andrew is also the co-author of the international best-seller Green to Gold (125,000 copies in seven languages).

April 18, 2014, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Altschul Auditorium (Room #417)
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Registration Required

A Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute event, hosted by Jeffrey Potent, adjunct professor, SIPA and the Earth Institute

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The 2014 Oscar Lee Symposium
The 2014 Oscar Lee Symposium
Date: April 18, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
403 Kent Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Shing-Ting Lin by sending email to sl2814@columbia.edu .
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The Oscar Lee Symposium is an annual conference which provides undergraduate researchers of East Asia a forum for discussion of their research findings. In 2014, the Symposium is proud to announce the following presentations on original research by Columbia University undergraduate scholars:


"The Emperor and the Prostitute: The Concept and Usage of 'Prostitute' in He-Yin Zhen's Anarcho-Feminist Writings in Tianyi" 

-- Xinyi "Leila" Lin

 "The Economic Price of the Senkaku Islands on Japanese Multinational Corporates"

-- Julian Ulysses Richardson

 "China's New Wine Connoisseurs: Investigating the Production of Cultural Capital in 21st Century Urban China and the Implications for the Emerging Middle Class Consumer"

-- Dana Benami

 "Otogizoshi: A Genre Defined by its Medium"

-- Andy Naoto Patrick 

 

All undergraduates are welcome to attend. 

No registration required.

Refreshments will be served. 

Cosponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. 


Plasma Physics Colloquium
Plasma Physics Colloquium
Date: April 18, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 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.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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Claude M. Lyneis

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Sources: Past, Present and Future"

Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) ion sources share a number of characteristics with plasma fusion devices and also differ from them in several important aspects. While fusion devices are designed to heat the ions, the goal in an ECR source is to keep the ion temperature low in order to produce optimal ion beam emittances for injection into accelerators. ECR sources provide beams of high charge state ions for accelerators used for nuclear physics research and for cancer therapy. Today, the demand for a new generation of radioactive beam facilities, such as the Facility for Rare Ion Beams (FRIB), which is beginning construction at Michigan State University, is driving the development of ECR sources capable of producing higher intensity, high charge state beams. The VENUS ECR source now operating at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has defined the performance levels for third generation ECR sources operating with NbTi superconducting magnets and a 28 GHz gyrotron. Scaling laws predict improved performance for fourth generation sources utilizing Nb3Sn superconducting magnets and operating frequencies up to 56 GHz or higher. Designs for these fourth generation sources are now under development.

The talk will cover the development of ECR sources from the early magnetic mirror machines, the typical plasma parameters needed for the production of high charge state ions, atomic physics of multiply-charged ions and evolving technologies to build a fourth generation ECR ion source. In addition some ongoing experimental work on microwave coupling and the dynamics of ECR ion source plasmas will be described.

Host: Francesco Volpe

APAM Department Tea
APAM Department Tea
Date: April 18, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus,
Room 200 S.W. Mudd
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact APAM Department by sending email to seasinfo.apam@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4457.
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2014 Spring Diversity Lecture: "It's about Time: How We Can (Finally) Get More Women into STEM
2014 Spring Diversity Lecture: "It's about Time: How We Can (Finally) Get More Women into STEM
Date: April 18, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Monell Building Auditorium
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kuheli Dutt by sending email to kdutt@ldeo.columbia.edu .
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The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory presents "It's about Time: How We Can (Finally) Get More Women into STEM", with Eileen Pollack, Author. Open to the public.

For more information on LDEO visit

www.ldeo.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute visit

www.earth.columbia.edu 

Film Screening: A Place to Stand
Film Screening: A Place to Stand
Date: April 18, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Hamilton Hall, Room 703
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Violeta Tutunik by sending email to vt2237@columbia.edu .
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Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia University Central and Eastern European (CUCEE) Club for the screening of A Place to Stand, a documentary film by Polish filmmaker Anna Ferens. The film will be presented by Anna Ferens, and the event will be moderated by Anna Frajlich, Senior Lecturer, Columbia University.

A Place to Stand examines the fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and the role of the European Parliament in the process of the political transformation of Europe during the years 1980-1990. This film also celebrates the tenth anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union in 2004.

Based on unpublished archival materials and interviews with members of the European Parliament, the film also features extensive interviews with a number of democracy activists throughout the Eastern Bloc. Moreover, Ms. Ferens’s film highlights over 50 resolutions passed by the European Parliament during the seminal decade that began with the rise of the Solidarity movement in Poland in 1980.

Recently screened in Brussels for the leaders of the European Parliament, the film was introduced by Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament from 2007 to 2009 and current Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as well as a member of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group.

The screening is free and open to the public.

Film Screening: A Place to Stand
Film Screening: A Place to Stand
Date: April 18, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Hamilton Hall, Room 703
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alissa Severioukova by sending email to as4301@columbia.edu .
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Please join the Harriman Institute and Columbia University Central and Eastern European (CUCEE) Club for the screening of A Place to Stand, a documentary film by Polish filmmaker Anna Ferens. The film will be presented by Anna Ferens, and the event will be moderated by Anna Frajlich, Senior Lecturer, Columbia University.

A Place to Stand examines the fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and the role of the European Parliament in the process of the political transformation of Europe during the years 1980-1990. This film also celebrates the tenth anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union in 2004.

Based on unpublished archival materials and interviews with members of the European Parliament, the film also features extensive interviews with a number of democracy activists throughout the Eastern Bloc. Moreover, Ms. Ferens’s film highlights over 50 resolutions passed by the European Parliament during the seminal decade that began with the rise of the Solidarity movement in Poland in 1980.

Recently screened in Brussels for the leaders of the European Parliament, the film was introduced by Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament from 2007 to 2009 and current Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as well as a member of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group.

The screening is free and open to the public.

A Reading and Conversation with Andrei Gelasimov
A Reading and Conversation with Andrei Gelasimov
Date: April 18, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alissa Severioukova by sending email to as4301@columbia.edu .
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Please join the Harriman Institute for a reading and talk by Russian writer Andrei Gelasimov, author of the novelThirst. Gelasimov, born in Irkutsk in 1965, studied foreign languages at Yakutsk State University and directing at the Moscow Theater Institute. In 2001, he became an overnight literary sensation in Russia when his story, "A Tender Age," which he published on the Internet, was awarded a prize for the best debut. It went on to receive the Apollon Grigorev and Belkin prizes as well, and his novels have been consistently met with critical and popular success in Russia and throughout Europe. Thirst, published in Russian in 2002 to great acclaim, was his first book to come out in English in 2011, followed by three others—all translated by Marian Schwartz--including Gods of the Steppe, the Russian original of which won the 2009 "Big Book" Russian National Bestseller award. Gelasimov won the Award for Best Screenplay for Thirst at the Honfleur Film Festival (2013). He will read from Thirst, talk about his screenplay and the making of the film based on the novel, and entertain questions about contemporary Russian culture. 

Screening of Fandry and Discussion with Director Nagraj Manjule
Screening of Fandry and Discussion with Director Nagraj Manjule
Date: April 18, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Jerome Greene Hall, 105
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Anupama Rao by sending email to arao@barnard.edu .
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"Fandry"

Award-winning Marathi film addressing issues of caste, gender and stigmatized labor

(In Marathi with English Subtitles)

Screening, and discussion with director, Nagraj Manjule; Joel Lee (PhD candidate, Anthropology); Professor Anupama Rao (History); Professor Balmurli Natarajan (Anthropology, WPUNJ)


Friday, April 18, 2014, 7-9pm

Doors open at 6:45 (seating is limited on first-come basis)

Refreshments will be served



Supported by: ISHR; IRCPL; Barnard Center for Research on Women; Center for Religion and Sexuality; MESAAS; NYU Marron Media Initiative; SAI; and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Columbia Academic Symposium on International Relations (CASIR)
Columbia Academic Symposium on International Relations (CASIR)
Date: April 19, 2014 from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Low Library, Rotunda
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Zunaira Mubasher by sending email to zm2198@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share The Columbia International Relations Council and Association is hosting its INAUGURAL Academic Conference, the Columbia Academic Symposium on International Relations (CASIR). It is an opportunity to learn about some of the most relevant issues in international politics and economic concerns and to interact with some of the leading international scholars and policymakers at a NETWORKING LUNCH! Tickets are on Sale now here! For more information check out the Facebook Page! For questions or concerns about the event, discounted tickets for groups, or anything else please contact Zunaira Mubasher at zm2198@columbia.edu

Schedule:

10:30AM                                 Breakfast and Registration

 

11:00AM                                 Opening Remarks

 

11:10AM                                 Keynote Speaker

 

11:30PM                                 African Solutions for African Problems Panel

 

  1:15PM                                 Lunch (informal session to interact with the speakers)

 

  2:30PM                                 Return of Russia

 

  4:00PM                                 Coffee Break

 

  4:30PM                                 BRICS- Ethics in Economic Development?

 

  6:00PM                                 Closing Remarks

EMPA Spring Policy Forum
EMPA Spring Policy Forum
Date: April 19, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Building, Room 1501
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The EMPA Forum proudly hosts Jeffrey Liszt as guest speaker for the EMPA Spring Policy Forum. Jeff is a partner in Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, a nationally-recognized Democratic polling firm. Along with partner John Anzalone, Jeff polled for the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign in seven states, including Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. He has polled for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Democratic Governors Asso...ciation independent expenditures, including the DSCC's successful IE campaign for Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010.

To learn more about Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, please visit:
http://www.algpolling.com/

Chennai: An Evening with Fellow Columbians
Chennai: An Evening with Fellow Columbians
Date: April 19, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location: Chennai, India
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share The Columbia Alumni Association of India (CAAI) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) cordially invite you to an evening of Art, over wine and hors d'oeuvres with fellow Columbians in Chennai, hosted by Pavitra Sriprakash GSAPP'03.

Our guest of honor will be Mr N Ram JRN '68, former editor in chief of The Hindu.

A short film screening on Classical Dance Music and Architecture will also be part of the evenings program.

Spouses/Partners are welcome. We hope you can join us.

RSVP: Pavitra Sriprakash ps2051@columbia.edu +919884910988

Beijing: Dim Sum on Easter Sunday
Beijing: Dim Sum on Easter Sunday
Date: April 20, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location: Beijing, China
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share The Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing invites Columbians and friends to gather on Easter Sunday for a casual dim sum luncheon at the Yihexuan Restaurant located on the third floor of Beijing Boyue Hotel (北京中航泊悦酒店) (64689999). This event is open to everyone. For this Columbia Community Outreach event, alums have voted to support Bridging Education and Mobility (BEAM), which facilitates educational programs at underserved classrooms in China. BEAM will receive a donation from CAABJ and individuals can contribute through Yoopay or on the BEAM website. Details The venue is located at here (Chinese), near the corner of the Third Ring and Xiaoyunlu in Chaoyang District. Unlimited dim sum and a non-alcoholic beverage are included (regular price is RMB159). Children under 1.2 meters free when accompanied by adult. Overseas credit cards not accepted for Yoopay payment. We acknowledge the generous support of Due West Education for this CCO event. Look forward to seeing you there! Questions? Karl Metzner (metzner.karl@gmail.com, 13501384022).

Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series
Pathology & Cell Biology Seminar Series
Date: April 21, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Humphreys Auditorium (VC 14-240)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Salome Henderson by sending email to smh2169@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-3300.
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Bookmark and Share "Cell Biology Of Alzheimer's Disease Beta-Amyloid Production" Gopal Thinakaran, PhD Professor of Neurobiology, Neurology and Pathology, The University of Chicago

NECR Brown Bag: Professor Aldo Civico in Conversation with Catalina Duque
NECR Brown Bag: Professor Aldo Civico in Conversation with Catalina Duque
Date: April 21, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Hamilton Hall, Room 303
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Admissions by sending email to sce-negotiation@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9666.
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Bookmark and Share Professor Civico will be joined by guest Catalina Duque, who will speak on her work in social entrepreneurship and the role that civil society and artists can have in supporting peace efforts. Duque is Director of Mi Sangre Foundation, an organization doing cutting edge work on peace-building, reconciliation, and youth leadership in some of the toughest areas of Colombia.

Russian Energy Politics: From Europe to Asia
Russian Energy Politics: From Europe to Asia
Date: April 21, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alissa Severioukova by sending email to as4301@columbia.edu .
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Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Louis Skyner, Head of Oil & Gas, Clifford Chance, Moscow.
 
Co-sponsored by Columbia's Center on Global Energy Policy.
 
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE--FORMERLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 28, 2014

Columbia University Superfund Research Program
Columbia University Superfund Research Program
Date: April 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Medical Center
Mailman School of Public Health
EHS Conference Room (room 1101)
Allan Rosenfield Building

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Meredith Golden by sending email to mg587@columbia.edu or by calling 845-365-8968.
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Welcome to the Columbia University Superfund Research Program Spring 2014 Seminar/Webinar Series

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to our next seminar on Monday, 21st April 2014, from 3pm to 5 pm.

Pinar Keskin,, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Wellesley College, will give a talk on, “Water Quality Awareness and Infant Health: The Role of Breastfeeding”.
Benjamin Bostick,
Lamont Associate Research Professor at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will present, “Potential Alternative Water Sources in Arsenic-Impacted Areas of Cambodia”.

The seminar will take place at Columbia University's Environmental Health Sciences Conference Room (eleventh floor, room 1101), Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168 Street, New York, NY.

If you are planning on attending in person, please bring a photo id and mention that you are attending the Superfund seminar when you arrive at the front desk. The conference room (1101) is one flight up.
If you are interested in participating remotely, please send an email with "CU SRP April 2014 Webinar" in the subject line to <mgolden at ciesin dot columbia dot edu>. Please indicate your affiliation in the email. An invitation to participate in the webinar will be sent to you if you send your request by Friday, April 18th.

The Seminar/Webinar Series is open to everyone interested in the topic.

Here is the more detailed agenda of the seminar/webinar:


3:00pm-4:00pm
“Water Quality Awareness and Infant Health: The Role of Breastfeeding”
Pinar Keskin
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Wellesley College

4:00pm-4:05pm Break

4:05pm-5:00pm

“Potential Alternative Water Sources in Arsenic-Impacted Areas of Cambodia”
Benjamin Bostick
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University

5:00pm Adjourn

If you would like more details on these presentation, you may contact the speakers directly via email:
Dr. Keskin, <pinar dot keskin at wellesley dot edu>
Dr. Bostick, <bostick at ldeo dot columbia dot edu>
 
For more information about Columbia's SRP projects please see our website at http://superfund.ciesin.columbia.edu.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Nancy LoIacono (212-305-1623212-305-1623) at Division of Environmental Health Sciences of the Mailman School of Public Health or Jessica Levinson at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (845-365-8301845-365-8301).

Keywords: Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversations: "Vulnerability" featuring Walter Bockting, Katherine Ewing, Marianne Hirsch, Richard Park, and Alondra Nelson
Keywords: Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversations: "Vulnerability" featuring Walter Bockting, Katherine Ewing, Marianne Hirsch, Richard Park, and Alondra Nelson
Date: April 21, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Laura Ciolkowski by sending email to lec30@columbia.edu .
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1512 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

Featured participants:

WALTER BOCKTING
Interim Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology and Co-Director, Initiative for LGBT Health
Columbia University

KATHERING EWING
Professor of Religion and Coordinator of the Master of Arts Program, South Asia Institute
Columbia University

MARIANNE HIRSCH
William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies and Director, Center for the Study of Social Difference
Columbia University

RICHARD PARKER
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology, and Director, Center for the Study of Culture, Politics, and Health
Columbia University

Moderator:

ALONDRA NELSON
Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, and Director, Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Columbia University

Keywords: Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversations is a series inspired by the innovative interdisciplinary scholarship promoted by the Center for the Study of Social Difference. The series draws participants together from a wide range of disciplinary homes in order to explore the various ways we think about fundamental critical/theoretical ideas and to generate new vocabularies and new methodologies.

Go to socialdifference.columbia.edu to learn more about the Center and our work. Visit irwgs.columbia.edu/wgsscu for information about the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council.

Questions from inside: A critical view of global mental health
Questions from inside: A critical view of global mental health
Date: April 21, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Medical School
New York Psychiatric Institute (Herbert Pardes Building)
6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Patricia Kelly by sending email to trishkelly315@gmail.com .
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The University Seminars & the Columbia Global Mental Health Program invite you to:

The Columbia University Seminar on Global Mental Health:

'Questions from inside: A critical view of global mental health' -- A seminar with Dr. Alex Cohen

On Monday, April 21st, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at the NY State Psychiatric Institute.

About the Speaker: Alex Cohen, PhD

Dr. Cohen is an anthropologist who is interested in models of community mental health services and sociocultural and environmental influences on the mental health of populations. He is the Course Director of the MSc in Global Mental Health Program, an initiative launched in 2012 and jointly run by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the King's College London Institute of Psychiatry. Dr. Cohen is also a Senior Lecturer on the Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has conducted ethnographic research examining how social worlds shaped the emotions and behaviors of homeless mentally ill persons living in the Skid Row district of Los Angeles (CA) and has developed a qualitative case study method to monitor and evaluate community mental health programs in low-income countries.

From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Cohen was the academic director of the Training Program in International Mental Health (funded by the Fogarty International Center of the US NIH), which offered Chinese and Indonesian psychiatrists the opportunity to spend an academic year in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. During those years, he also helped to establish and taught in the International Mental Health Leadership Program in the Centre for International Mental Health, at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Cohen is co-author on three of the papers in the 2007 Lancet series on Global Mental Health. Furthermore, he has edited two case books of mental health programs and published literature reviews on a range of topics including the mental health of indigenous people, mental health services in primary care and the course and outcome of schizophrenia in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Currently, his research includes two two pilot studies: 1) development of a set of methods to investigate the epidemiology, phenomenology, and course and outcome of psychosis in diverse settings; 2) background research to establish comprehensive services for people with psychosis in Ibadan, Nigeria. In addition, he is also continuing with secondary data analyses that examine social inequalities in response to treatment for late-life depression.

Faculty Page: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/Cohen.Alex

Seminar Location:

New York State Psychiatric Institute, Board Room 6601

Greenwich Roundtable Lecture Series: Understanding Fixed Income & Credit Strategies
Greenwich Roundtable Lecture Series: Understanding Fixed Income & Credit Strategies
Date: April 21, 2014 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 Corina Copp by sending email to cc3662@columbia.edu .
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Greenwich Roundtable Lecture Series: Understanding Fixed Income & Credit Strategies

Brian R. Feurtado, Managing Director, BlackRock, Inc.

In the third installation of the Greenwich Roundtable’s series on Best Practices, a broad and diverse group of investors examined the due diligence requirements of Fixed Income and Credit strategies.  With the purpose of uncovering “soft” aspects of performing hedge fund due diligence, we put an emphasis on developing an interpretative discussion whenever a flag is raised. There have been many generic investor questionnaires circulated. Most were focused on collecting quantitative data. Quantitative analysis is backward looking while Qualitative analysis is more useful as a forward looking tool.

 

This event is for IFEP students only.

Brian R. Feurtado, Managing Director, BlackRock, Inc., is a member of the US and Canada Institutional management team within BlackRock's Institutional Client Business. He leads a team focused on BlackRock's family office, HNW, foundation and endowment channels.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, Mr. Feurtado was a Client Advisor at Offit Hall Capital Management LLC (a multi family office), where he designed and implemented traditional and alternative investment programs for ultra high net worth families. Previous to that, Mr. Feurtado was a private client product manager for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) and a client advisor in the firm's Private Client Services group. Mr. Feurtado began his career with J.P. Morgan Investment Management in 1992 where he had responsibilities for developing and maintaining institutional client relationships in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.


Mr. Feurtado is a trustee of the Greenwich Roundtable, a non-profit research and educational organization for investors allocating to alternative investments. He earned a BBS degree from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1992 and a Master of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales in 1996.

 

The Greenwich Roundtable Lecture Series is co-sponsored by IFEP, Professor Richard Robb, and the Greenwich Roundtable. All IFEP students are welcome and encouraged to come. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Business attire recommended.

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SIPA MIA/MPA Information Session
SIPA MIA/MPA Information Session
Date: April 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
Room 408
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact SIPA Admissions by sending email to sipa_admission@columbia.edu or by calling 2128546216.
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We invite you to learn more about SIPA's two year full time MIA and MPA degree programs as well as our application process and procedures at our on-campus information session.  Seats are limited.

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 212-854-6216 or at sipa_admission@columbia.edu

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Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar: Professor Steve Ross
Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar: Professor Steve Ross
Date: April 21, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
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: The Recovery Theorem

Abstract:
We can only estimate the distribution of stock returns, but from option prices we observe the distribution of state prices. State prices are the product of risk aversion - the pricing kernel - and the natural probability distribution. The Recovery Theorem enables us to separate these to determine the market's forecast of returns and risk aversion from state prices alone. Among other things, this allows us to recover the pricing kernel, market risk premium, probability of a catastrophe, and to construct model-free tests of the efficient market hypothesis.

To read the full paper please click here.

Bio:
Stephen A. Ross is the Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He was previously the Sterling Professor of Economics and Finance at Yale University and, prior to that, a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ross is the Managing Partner of Ross, Jeffrey & Antle (RJA), a registered investment advisor specializing in providing options overlays and is also the chairman of Compensation Valuation, Inc. (CVI) which advises on option valuations for corporations that issue employee stock options. 

Ross is the author of more than 100 articles in economics and finance and is the coauthor of an introductory textbook in finance. He is probably best known for having invented the Arbitrage Pricing Theory and the Theory of Agency, and as the co-discoverer of risk neutral pricing and of the binomial model for pricing derivatives. Models developed by Ross and his colleagues, including term structure models and option pricing models, are now standards for pricing in major securities trading firms. 

He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Graham and Dodd Award for financial writing, the Pomerance Prize for excellence in the area of options research, the University of Chicago's Leo Melamed Prize for the best research by a business school professor, and the 1996 IAFE Financial Engineer of the Year Award. In 2006, he was the first recipient of the CME-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Application, in 2007 he won the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize given by the Toulouse School of Economics, in 2012 he won the Onassis Prize in Finance and in 2014 he won the Morgan Stanley Prize and AFA Award. A Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he currently serves as an associate editor of several economics and finance journals and in 1988 was president of the American Finance Association.

Ross has been a consultant to a number of investment banks as well as many major corporations. In addition, he has served as an advisor to government departments such as the U.S. Treasury, the Commerce Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the EXIM Bank. He co-founded and was the co-chairman of Roll and Ross Asset Management Corp., an equity money manager; chairman of the American Express Advisory Panel; and a former director of General Re and of CREF, a former member of the board of directors of Freddie Mac; and a trustee of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he chaired the investment committee and is a current director of Dataminr.  He holds a BS in physics from Caltech and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Panel Discussion: How to be an Effective Board Member
Panel Discussion: How to be an Effective Board Member
Date: April 21, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: Lerner Hall, 5th Floor
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Oraia by sending email to or2202@columbia.edu .
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Are you interested in leveraging your skills to serve on a nonprofit Board of Directors? Passionate about causes in your community, but uncertain what Board Members actually do? Want to help your favorite NGO, while gaining leadership experience, but not sure where to start?

Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion on the important role of the Board of Directors, with strategies for how you can become an effective Board Member, advisor or supporter.

This informative panel discussion will highlight the work of prominent local and international leaders in philanthropy, LGBTQ advocacy, community organizing, social media and the arts. The panel will be followed by Q+A and networking. Panelists include:

Jarrett Lucas, Executive Director of Stonewall Community Foundation
and Astraea Foundation Board Member

N. Jerin Arifa
, Board Member of National Organization for Women and Board Member of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute


Todd Lester, founding Executive Director of freeDimensional; lead instigator of Lanchonete.org

Tracy Hobson, Executive Director of The Center for Anti-Violence Education

Opening remarks will be made by Oraia Reid, GS '16 and founder of several grassroots organizations
. The panel will be moderated by Shelley Fischel, '77 and Board Member at Point Foundation.

Sponsored by Center for Career Education, General Studies Student Council and Cluster Q

If you have any questions about the event, or to add the names of non-CU affiliates to the guest list (as requested by Lerner security), please email Oraia at or2202@columbia.edu

Columbia Global Centers | Middle East: A Talk by Christine Tohme, Founder of Ashkal Alwan
Columbia Global Centers | Middle East: A Talk by Christine Tohme, Founder of Ashkal Alwan
Date: April 21, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Join Columbia alumni in Jordan and Columbia Global Centers | Middle East for a talk by Christine Tohme, founder of Ashkal Alwan. Christine Tohme is a Beirut-based cultural organizer, art activist and curator. She founded Ashkal Alwan in 1994, a non-profit organization committed to the production, facilitation and circulation of creative and intellectual endeavors across a range of disciplines and media. TohmeÂ’s work has continued to offer a stage for free expression in Lebanon for the past 19 years. In 2001, Tohme introduced Home Works; a forum on cultural practices. In 2006, she received the Prince Claus Award for her achievements in inspiring local multi-disciplinary art production and art criticism.

Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence with Angela Rose, 9th Annual Jeanne Clery Lecture Series
Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence with Angela Rose, 9th Annual Jeanne Clery Lecture Series
Date: April 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard Hall, Room 304
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Edith Lerner by sending email to eel2144@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-4366.
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Angela Rose is a survivor, activist, and the founder of the national non-profit organization, PAVE. She is a leader in the movement to end the silence and stigma surrounding sexual violence. Her speech is sure to create space for open dialogue in the Barnard/Columbia sphere.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Columbia Health makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities at campus events. We will include a disability accommodations notice on all events held by Columbia Health and posted to event calendars. This information will include how visitors may inquire about disability accommodations to attend an event.

 

Conversations around public health, architecture, and cities
Conversations around public health, architecture, and cities
Date: April 22, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Location: Studio X
180 Varick Street
New York, NY
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gerald Govia by sending email to gg2431@columbia.edu or by calling 212-342-4542.
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This symposium, entitled Conversations around Public Health, Architecture, and Cities, is being co-sponsored by the Mailman School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation  (GSAPP), at Columbia University.   It will take place on April 22, 2014 from 8:30 – 3:45, in GSAPP’s Studio X located at 180 Varick Street.  The event is informed by an appreciation of the ever-growing role of the urban environment in shaping the health of populations, both in the US and globally.  Urban environments, including physical, social, and service spaces shape the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat. Emerging evidence suggests that the urban environment shapes how we feel, think, and behave.  This understanding animates scholarship that must, definitionally, exist at the interstices of public health and urban planning/architecture. It is the intent of this meeting to explore these interstices.

 

The symposium will feature talks and panel discussions addressing our understanding of cities and their role in shaping public health, how we can learn from case studies, and how we can set an agenda for building healthy cities in the future.

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Enter the LOTTERY for Dine with Deantini by 4/22 at 9:00 a.m. (CC Juniors)
Enter the LOTTERY for Dine with Deantini by 4/22 at 9:00 a.m. (CC Juniors)
Date: April 22, 2014 from 9:00 am to 9:01 am EDT
Location: TBA
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Beth Nakamura by sending email to bn2235@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Columbia College Juniors are welcome to enter into this lottery to be selected, at random, to dine with Dean Valentini in an intimate, group setting, on Friday, April 25. By entering the lottery, you are confirming your availability for the entire duration of the event. Note: This registration is ONLY to be entered into the lottery. Students who are selected to attend will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.

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Performance Management
Performance Management
Date: April 22, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Manhattanville
622 West 132nd Street
Studebaker 469
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sasha Goluskin by sending email to sng2125@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2816.
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By the end of the workshop participants will:

 

·         Learn to create and communicate clear and achievable performance goals for their staff

·         Provide appropriate context and required information when assigning work

·         Understand individual staff member coaching, support and developmental needs  

·         Recognize essential components of successful performance reviews

·         Provide feedback in the context of previously defined performance standards

 $70.00,  cancellation fee ONLY if notice not received within 5 business days of course.

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Finance Overview
Finance Overview
Date: April 22, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Finance Training Center - 367 Studebaker - 622 West 132nd Street, 3rd Floor (between Broadway and 12th Ave)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Katie Germana by sending email to kg2520@columbia.edu .
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Converged Infrastructure Q & A Sessions
Converged Infrastructure Q & A Sessions
Date: April 22, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location: Studebaker Conference Room 531
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Daniella Satterfield by sending email to ds2722@columbia.edu .
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Research Data Management Planning Workshop
Research Data Management Planning Workshop
Date: April 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
523 Butler Library
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Katherine France-Prouvoste by sending email to kfrance@ei.columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-5821.
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Given the success of our Research Data Management Planning Workshops last semester, we’re excited to announce we’ll be holding repeat workshops for researchers based at Columbia’s Earth Institute as part of the Earth Institute Grants Management Roundtable, an initiative hosted by the Earth Institute Office of Grants & Contracts. Together with the Earth Institute, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship is collaborating with our colleagues in Columbia Libraries/Information Services and Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA) to work with you in these sessions to start planning your data management for your next projects.

Data management plans can help you to successfully manage your data from your project’s inception, through its publication, and to its next instantiation, paving your way to success in meeting funder requirements, enabling future data sharing, and making you a more effective and efficient researcher or scholar.

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Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lecture
Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lecture
Date: April 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Davis Auditorium
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Rodriguez by sending email to jr3056@columbia.edu .
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Resilience and Risk in Networked Systems April 22, 2014 11:00am-12:00pm Location: Davis Auditorium Speaker: Prof. Munther A. Dahleh, Associate Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT Abstract We will present recent work on the resilience and risk of failure emerging in cyber-physical infrastructures such as smart transportation systems and the smart grid.

In the first part of the talk, we present results on the volatility and risk of failure associated with real-time response in the future smart grid. Real-time demand response has been postulated as the solution to the intermittency problem created by renewable generation. The proposed market architecture is simple, namely, consumers react directly to spot market prices in order to fulfill their demands. This mechanism creates a closed loop system between price and demand that has implications on efficiency, demand and price volatility, and risk of demand spikes.

In this talk, we first present an analysis of this closed loop system for homogeneous consumers and highlight the tradeoffs between market efficiency and demand and price volatility. Then, we present an abstracted framework to analyze the tradeoffs between efficiency and risk for heterogeneous consumers in the presence of shiftable demands. In this context, we expand the market mechanism to study the impact of coordination on such a tradeoff. We show that although the non-cooperative load-shifting scheme leads to an efficiency loss (otherwise known as the price of anarchy), the scheme has a smaller tail probability of the aggregate unshiftable demand distribution than cooperative schemes.

This tail distribution is important as it corresponds to rare and undesirable demand spikes. Such instances highlight the role of the market mechanisms in striking a balance between efficiency and risk in real-time markets. In the second part of the talk, we present results on the robustness (resilience) properties of transportation networks for various agents' route-choice behavior. We perform the analysis within a dynamical system framework over a directed acyclic graph between a single origin-destination pair. We give a precise characterization of various margins of resilience of the network with respect to the topology, "pre-disturbance" equilibrium, and agents' local route-choice behavior. We show that the cooperative route choice behavior is maximally resilient in this setting. We also setup a simple convex optimization problem to find the most resilient "pre-disturbance" equilibrium for the network and determine link-wise tolls that yield such an equilibrium. Finally, we extend the analysis to link-wise outflow functions that accommodate the possibility of cascaded failures and study the effect of such phenomena on the margins of resilience of the network.

Speaker Bio Munther A. DahlehMunther A. Dahleh received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1983 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 1987. He has been a professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department since 1998 and the associate department head since 2011. Prof. Dahleh has also served as the associate head of MIT's Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) between 2007 and 2010. His work has been recognized by numerous awards, including a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1991. Prof. Dahleh is interested in problems at the interface of robust control, filtering, information theory, and computation, which include control problems with communication constraints and distributed mobile agents with local decision capabilities. His interests include problems in network science, such as distributed computation over noisy networks and information propagation over complex social networks. He also studies model reduction problems for discrete-alphabet hidden Markov models and universal learning approaches for systems with both continuous and discrete alphabets. His research includes the interface between systems theory and neurobiology, and in particular, providing an anatomically consistent model of the motor control system.

April Quarterly Club Calls
April Quarterly Club Calls
Date: April 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Conference Call
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Institute for Cancer Genetics
Institute for Cancer Genetics
Date: April 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm EDT
Location: Medical Center Campus
1130 St. Nicholas Ave. at 166th St.
Irving Cancer Research Center
Auditorium - Ground Floor
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Bookmark and Share Jon C. Aster, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Notch Signaling in Cancer.  Hosted by Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PhD.