Enduring CME Programs
Date: From February 26, 2015 at 7:15 am EST through May 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm EDT
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Sponsored Projects Essentials (CUMC)
Sponsored Projects Essentials (CUMC)
Date: From May 02, 2016 at 12:00 pm through May 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT
Location: Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 312
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2897.
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Bookmark and Share Sponsored Projects Essentials is an in-depth course that picks up where the Research Compliance Foundations course left off. The course delves more deeply into the policies and processes that govern Sponsored Projects at Columbia – both pre- and post-award. Sponsored Projects Essentials has been developed and is presented by Sponsored Projects Administration and Sponsored Projects Finance. Registration is limited to those who participated in Research Compliance Foundations and is by invitation only.

The course is divided into two parts:

* Part One (Sessions 1-3) - Presented by Sponsored Projects Administration, covers the details of Proposal Preparation, Budget Creation, Award Acceptance and Program Monitoring.

* Part Two (Sessions 4 & 5) - Presented by Sponsored Projects Finance, covers Financial Management, Accounting and Monitoring, and Project Closeout.

The class is presented on Mondays from noon to 1:30, May 2 to May 31 in Hammer 312.  Note: Because of the Memorial Day holiday, the final session will be held on Tuesday, May 31.


 

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Study Days
Study Days
Date: From May 03, 2016 through May 05, 2016, All Day Event
Location: Morningside Campus
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Student Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
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2016 Polar Prediction Workshop
2016 Polar Prediction Workshop
Date: From May 04, 2016 through May 06, 2016, All Day Event
Location: Columbia University,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
Monell Building Auditorium
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Betsy Turner-Bogren, ARCUS by sending email to betsy@arcus.org .
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The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) present a Workshop on Polar Predictability.

The 2016 workshop will focus on:
•Sources of polar predictability on sub-seasonal to inter-annual timescales
•Sea ice prediction
•Operational and research efforts

Forecast users and operational forecasters are encouraged to attend the workshop.

The meeting will include a series of invited talks on the first day, followed by contributed talks and poster sessions.

Outcomes of the meeting will include recommendations for the Sea Ice Outlook and other activities related to polar prediction.

There is no charge for the workshop and lunch, coffee, and food during breaks will be provided.

Sponsored Projects Essentials (Morningside)
Sponsored Projects Essentials (Morningside)
Date: From May 04, 2016 at 12:00 pm through June 01, 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT
Location: The Interchurch Center, 61 Claremont Avenue, at 120th Street, in the Robing Room
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joel Roselin by sending email to jr2644@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2897.
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Bookmark and Share Sponsored Projects Essentials is an in-depth course that picks up where the Research Compliance Foundations course left off. The course delves more deeply into the policies and processes that govern Sponsored Projects at Columbia – both pre- and post-award. Sponsored Projects Essentials has been developed and is presented by Sponsored Projects Administration and Sponsored Projects Finance. Registration is limited to those who participated in Research Compliance Foundations and is by invitation only.

The course is divided into two parts:

* Part One (Sessions 1-3) - Presented by Sponsored Projects Administration, covers the details of Proposal Preparation, Budget Creation, Award Acceptance and Program Monitoring.

* Part Two (Sessions 4 & 5) - Presented by Sponsored Projects Finance, covers Financial Management, Accounting and Monitoring, and Project Closeout.

The class is presented in The Interchurch Center, 61 Claremont Avenue, at 120th Street in the Robing Room, on Wednesdays  noon to 1:30, from May 4 to June 1. 


 

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Managing Patient Centered Care
Managing Patient Centered Care
Date: May 05, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location: Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room: 310
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Aaron Vieira by sending email to av2548@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-0187.
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Bookmark and Share This course is designed to reinforce the skills and provide the tools managers need to support the behavior that drive a Culture of Service.

Learning Objectives:
  • To introduce the People Management Track in The Learning Academy
  • To define the ownership role for Managers  
  • To develop awareness of where your department is currently regarding patient satisfaction results, where you are expected to be, and how to get there  
  • To learn how to manage staff members to attain and reinforce a Culture of Service  
  • To introduce tools and checklists to reinforce role modeling and communication

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Microsoft Office - Excel 2010 Level 1
Microsoft Office - Excel 2010 Level 1
Date: May 05, 2016 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 Kathryn McBride by sending email to ksm2139@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2816.
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Target audience: All Faculty, Managers, and Staff who desire to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Office Excel 2010 worksheets.

Price: $160.00

 By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Create basic worksheet by using Microsoft Excel 2010

  • Perform calculations in Excel worksheet

  • Modify an Excel worksheet

  • Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet

  • Manage Excel workbooks

  • Print the content of an Excel worksheet




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IRB 101
IRB 101
Date: May 05, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: P&S Amphitheater 1
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact IRB by sending email to IRBoffice@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-5883.
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Bookmark and Share The intent of this session is to provide basic information about the history of human subjects protection, regulatory requirements, submission tips, and RASCAL updates as they relate to the Human Research Protection Program at CU.

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Senior Design Expo
Senior Design Expo
Date: May 05, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Lerner Hall
Roone Arledge Auditorium
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Sarah Oldham by sending email to smo2127@columbia.edu .
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Don't miss this year's Senior Design Expo! Seniors from all nine Engineering departments will showcase their innovative capstone projects at this annual event.

Special Materials Science & Engineering / Applied Mathematics Seminar
Special Materials Science & Engineering / Applied Mathematics Seminar
Date: May 05, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus
S.W. Mudd, Room 214
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Simon Billinge by sending email to sb2896@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2918.
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"Integrated Imaging: Creating Images from the Tight Integration of Algorithms, Computation, and Sensors"

Charles A. Bouman
Purdue University

Abstract: Imaging research is entering into a new era of innovation driven by the tight integration of algorithms, computation, and sensor design. This emerging field, which we call integrated imaging, is evolving from classical sensors and developing into a wide array of new imaging modalities and applications. Integrated imaging systems will drive both scientific exploration and consumer products by blending novel and often counter-intuitive sensor design with algorithms that exploit the availability of enormous quantities of data and computation. This talk presents some examples of state-of-the-art integrated imaging systems based on computed tomography (CT), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), synchrotron beam imaging, optical sensing, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). For each of these examples, we also explore their use and potential impact in applications ranging from healthcare to jet engine design. We conclude with some speculation on where integrated imaging might be going; where it might have greatest impact; and what will be the greatest challenges ahead.

Biography: Charles A. Bouman is the Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, M.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1989.

Professor Bouman's research is in statistical signal and image processing in applications ranging from medical to scientific and consumer imaging. His research resulted in the first commercial model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) system for medical X-ray computed tomography (CT), and he is co-inventor on over 47 issued patents that have been licensed and used in millions of consumer imaging products. Prof. Bouman is member of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of the IEEE, AIMBE, IS&T, and SPIE. He has served as the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Vice President of Technical Directions, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vice President of Publications for the IS&T Society and was the 2014 recipient of the Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year award.

Host: Simon Billinge

APR Seminar: Joshua Benjamin Miller (Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University)
APR Seminar: Joshua Benjamin Miller (Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University)
Date: May 05, 2016 from 1:10 pm to 2:10 pm EDT
Location: Mudd 627
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact IEOR Department by sending email to info@ieor.columbia.edu .
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Speaker: Joshua Benjamin Miller (Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University)

Title: The Hot Hand Fallacy Fallacy

Abstract: The Hot Hand Fallacy -- the mistaken belief that good outcomes have a tendency to cluster -- has long been considered a fallacy with important economic consequences. In the domain in which it was first identified, basketball shooting, it has also captured the popular imagination. This talk will cover the content of three papers by Miller & Sanjurjo that study the hot hand fallacy, and uncover a novel form of selection bias present in the seminal work of Gilovich, Vallone and Tversky (1985) and in subsequent studies.  The first half of the talk will cover the historical background and the empirical work of Miller & Sanjurjo.  The second half of the talk will provide two intuitive explanations for understanding the subtleties of this selection bias, and then relate it back to the study of the hot hand. 

Bio: Joshua B. Miller is an economist who specializes in behavioral and experimental economics.  He received his MA in Mathematical Statistics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2003, and his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2009.  He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS)
SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science (SCiCS)
Date: May 05, 2016 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm 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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Louise Nuijens

MIT

"When shallow convection deepens and precipitates: rethinking the role of subsiding regions in large-scale circulations"

Large areas over subtropical and tropical oceans experience only weak subsidence on average, or even weak ascent. In the subtropics these conditions coincide with strong boundary layer winds, which promote the large surface moisture flux that leads to ubiquitous "trade-wind" cumuli. The vertical distribution of these clouds, which is linked to lower tropospheric moisture mixing, has emerged as a key uncertainty in modeled predictions of future global mean temperatures.

In this talk I will use long records of atmospheric profiling in the trades alongside model output to discuss why climate-model feedbacks related to these clouds might be unrealistic. I will show that models tend to overestimate variability in cloud fractions near the saturation level - and discuss mechanisms for why this component of cloudiness appears to be relatively invariant in nature. At the same time, models misrepresent more pronounced variability in cloud fractions related to a deeper mode of shallow convection, which produces rain showers and significant evaporation-driven downdrafts. Variability in this deeper mode might on the one hand be significantly influenced by mesoscale organization of the cloud field, but is also linked to variations in the strength of boundary layer horizontal winds and vertical wind on longer time scales.

I will hypothesize on mechanisms - which involve precipitation, beyond cloud-radiative effects - through which these seemingly persistent clouds might be important to circulations and climate, and will present ongoing experiments with a two-dimensional conceptual model of an overturning circulation between areas of deep ascent and moderate descent, where the latter supports two modes of (shallow) convection with varying precipitation rates.

Host: Aiko Voigt


Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Date: May 05, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location: HHSC Room 401, 701 West 168th Street, (BTW Ft Wash & Haven Ave)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Wanda Noriega by sending email to wn18@columbia.edu .
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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Date: May 05, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location: HHSC, rm 401 - 701 West 168th Street (btw Ft Wash & Haven Ave)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Wanda Noriega by sending email to wn18@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Dr. Antonio Giraldez, Professor of Genetics, Yale University school of Medicine - "Hidden codes in the genome, and their function during the maternal to zygotic transition"

United Nations Studies' End of Year Celebration!
United Nations Studies' End of Year Celebration!
Date: May 05, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Building, Room 802
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Hanno Focken by sending email to hwf2107@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Dear fellow students, you are cordially invited to attend The United Nations Studies' End of Year Celebration! Take a break from finals and join us as we celebrate the end of the academic year together! Drinks and food will be served! We can't wait to see you there! Please register via: https://orgsync.com/116719/events/1477653

How We Did It: Sustainable Manufacturing in Esquel
How We Did It: Sustainable Manufacturing in Esquel
Date: May 05, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia Club
James Madison Room (2nd floor)
15 West 43rd St.
NY NY, 10036
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business by sending email to chazen@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-4750.
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Bookmark and Share The textile and garment industry is among the most cutthroat on the planet. Competitiveness is predicated on slashing costs. With the aspiration to take the innovation and environmental lead in the industry, generating a positive cash flow can seem impossible.

Esquel, one of the world's leading producers of premium cotton shirts based in Hong Kong, has managed to balance the profit motive with corporate citizenship – even in regions with the most fragile ecosystems. Marjorie Yang, Esquel's chairman, will make a rare US appearance to talk about how she’s run one of the world's largest textile and apparel manufacturing companies without compromising her ethics – or the bottom line.

What you'll learn:

    How an "old economy" business can be married to new technology and new business models
    Why doing good also ensures doing well
    How to gain internal and external buy-in for sustainability initiatives
    How even SMEs can embed sustainability into their operations.

About the Speaker

Marjorie Yang is Chairman of Esquel Group, a leading Hong Kong-based textile and apparel manufacturer with operations throughout the world. She is dedicated to sustainable development and environmental conservation and is a strong advocate in promoting innovative technologies.

Marjorie has been a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since 2003. She also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC), with the purpose of providing advice to the Mayor of Seoul, and she is the Honorary Chair of Shan Shui Conservation Center.

Marjorie is Co-chairman of the advisory board of CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab) at MIT. She also serves as Member of various advisory boards including Harvard University, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan and Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management. She has been the Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for six years till year 2015.

Marjorie is an Independent Non-executive Director for both The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Swire Pacific Limited.

Marjorie has a Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About the Forum

The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum at Columbia Business School promotes the academic study and professional understanding of China's economy and business practices. By bringing recognized business leaders and policy makers to New York to share their perspectives on this vital region, the Sir Gordon Wu Speaker Forum informs and engages Columbia Business School faculty, students and alumni through an active dialogue about China and its prospects in the 21st century. The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum at Columbia Business School was made possible by the generosity of Sir Gordon Wu and the Wu family.

San Diego: All Ivy Plus Mixer
San Diego: All Ivy Plus Mixer
Date: May 05, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PDT
Location: Panama 66
1450 El Prado
Balboa Park 92101
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association of San Diego by sending email to sandiego@alumniclubs.columbia.edu .
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Please come out for another Ivy-Plus Networking & Happy Hour Mixer on the first Thursday of each month to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

We are joining with other Ivy Groups in San Diego each month to broaden our group of friends.

Panama 66 has a delicious food menu in addition to wine, beer and craft cocktails. Please feel welcome to bring a friend, partner, or spouse to these events throughout the year. The more the merrier!

No need to register; just show up and enjoy the evening!

M.Phil. Application Deadline for May Degrees
M.Phil. Application Deadline for May Degrees
Date: May 06, 2016, All Day Event
Location: Columbia University
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dissertation Office by sending email to dissertations@columbia.edu .
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Last day for the department or program to submit the M.Phil. application for May degree conferral.

Final Exams
Final Exams
Date: From May 06, 2016 through May 13, 2016, All Day Event
Location: Morningside Campus
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Sudent Affairs by sending email to gsas-studentaffairs@columbia.edu .
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Brown Bag for Planning and Performance Tool
Brown Bag for Planning and Performance Tool
Date: May 06, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Schapiro Conference Room, 8th Floor
Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Human Resources/Talent Management by sending email to cachr@columbia.edu or by calling (212)851-7871.
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Bookmark and Share Come learn how to use the Planning & Performance Tool or to get a quick refresher. A light fare will be served.

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Retirement Planning Workshop for Support Staff Employees Ages 40+ - (12:00pm - 2:00pm)-Studebaker - Conference Room 469
Retirement Planning Workshop for Support Staff Employees Ages 40+ - (12:00pm - 2:00pm)-Studebaker - Conference Room 469
Date: May 06, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Studebaker Building
Room 469
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gisele Monroe by sending email to gm2522@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-7016.
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These workshops are specifically for people age 40 or older and are designed to help you make decisions about your retirement planning and personal finances.

The following topic areas will be covered in the workshops:

  • Health Benefits During Retirement and Introduction to Retirement Planning
  • Retirement Income Sources
  • Investments Discussion, Estate Planning & Distribution of Assets                                                


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Attendance at the workshop is voluntary.  In order for you to attend, you MUST obtain your Manager’s approval before you register, as approval will be granted based on the business need.  Once you register please have your Manager initial the Confirmation Page and bring that with you to the workshop.

This Retirement Planning Workshop is a two hour workshop from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Lunch will be served.

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Development Colloquium: Teachout, Ahn, Jung, and Nguyen
Development Colloquium: Teachout, Ahn, Jung, and Nguyen
Date: May 06, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Building, Room 1101
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Olena Jennings by sending email to omj2101@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share As part of Columbia University's Spring 2016 Development Colloquium, Mathieu Teachout will present "Trade and Conflicts in Myanmar," So Yoon Ahn will present "The Ones Who Were in Your Shoes: The Impact of Peer Effect of Upperclass Men on College Achievement," Jaehyan Jung will present TBA, and Anh Nguyen will present "Bundling to Reduce Adverse Selection: Evidence from Social Health Insurance in Vietnam."

21st Annual W.S. Jardetzky Lecture: Laurentide Ice Sheets, the Emergence of the Isthmus of Panama, and the Great American Biotic Interchange: A Red Herring Inserted Between Climatic Cause and Biological Effect
21st Annual W.S. Jardetzky Lecture: Laurentide Ice Sheets, the Emergence of the Isthmus of Panama, and the Great American Biotic Interchange: A Red Herring Inserted Between Climatic Cause and Biological Effect
Date: May 06, 2016 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 Miriam Cinquegrana by sending email to miriamc@ldeo.columbia.edu .
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The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory presents the 2016 W. S. Jardetzky Lecture "Laurentide Ice Sheets, the Emergence of the Isthmus of Panamá, and the Great American Biotic Interchange: A Red Herring Inserted Between Climatic Cause and Biological Effect" with Peter Molnar, Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Abstract: Two events seemed to have occurred virtually simultaneously at ~2.5 million years ago (Ma): the first big ice sheet, since 300 Ma, covered Canada, and the Great American Biotic Interchange began with the crossing of largely large mammals through the Isthmus of Panamá, from North to South America and vice versa.  An emergent isthmus seems required for such animals to change hemispheres.  A popular myth, pervading textbooks and Wikipedia, holds that the isthmus emerged near ~2.5 Ma or perhaps slightly earlier, and that by doing so, it altered Atlantic Circulation sufficiently to enable ice sheets grow on Canada.  I contend that the Great American Biotic Interchange, which seems to consist of four (or more) separate events, occurred when large Laurentide ice sheets pushed the ITCZ southward so as to cool and aridify eastern Panamá.  Most of the animals involved in the Great American Biotic Interchange seem to have been savannah-dwellers; not only do they refrain from passing through eastern Panamá today, but (I presume that) they also would have avoided its swamps, jungles, snakes, crocodiles, mosquitoes, and other nasty predators before savannah-like environments drew them in and facilitated safe passage.  Although at times shallow connections between the Caribbean and the Pacific may have confined terrestrial fauna to one of the Americas, recent geologic evidence shows that the principal gateway, the “Bolívar Trough” in eastern Panamá, had emerged by ~15 Ma.  Moreover, for the passage of Pacific waters to have affected Atlantic Ocean circulation before ~2.5 Ma, ancestors of salamanders, frogs, snakes, fish, etc., who currently confine themselves to fresh water but passed through Panamá before ~5-20 Ma, must have been extraordinary swimmers to beat the required Pacific to Caribbean current.  Although herrings do swim, red ones, like a recent emergence of the Isthmus of Panamá, live longest out of water, before rotting away in full view.


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Friday Synthesis Symposium - Michael Campos
Friday Synthesis Symposium - Michael Campos
Date: May 06, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Room 209 Havemeyer
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .
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Friday Synthesis Symposium

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 4:00pm
Room 209 Havemeyer

Michael Campos (Owen Group)

Humanties and Social Sciences Postdoc Happy Hour
Humanties and Social Sciences Postdoc Happy Hour
Date: May 06, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location: West End Hall Beer Garden (Broadway and 106th)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Amanda Kelly by sending email to ak3841@columbia.edu or by calling 2123054073.
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Bookmark and Share Come meet and mingle with some of your fellow Humanities and Social Sciences postdocs while enjoying a few drinks at a local bar …on us! All postdocs within the Humanities and Social Sciences are welcome to attend this happy hour.

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A Conversation with the Writer Mario Liguori
A Conversation with the Writer Mario Liguori
Date: May 06, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 1219
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Mario Liguori (Sarno, Italy, 1976) holds a BA in Comparative Languages and Cultures from the University L'Orientale of Naples, and MA and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. He writes in Italian and Serbian languages, and speaks Italian, English, Slovenian, Swedish and Serbian. He has been published in the anthology Buket za Staru Damu (Protego, 2008), and he penned travel essays Snatrenja (Official Gazette, 2010), a bilingual collection Sette storie autunnali/Sedam jesenjih priča (Academic Book, 2013), book of short stories Prva ljubav (Laguna, 2014) and the monograph Vedi Napoli e poi muori: Napulj u srpskim putopisima od 1851. do 1951. godine (Official Gazette, 2015). Liguori also published articles and papers in Italian, Serbian and Bosnian dailies and magazines. He translated papers and catalogs for the Gallery of Matica srpska, and has worked as a simultaneous interpreter at conferences in Italy and Serbia. From 2007 to 2009 he lived in Sweden, where, among other things, he taught Italian language at the Center for languages Kavlinge Larcentrum. As a passionate traveler, he visited more than thirty countries. He teaches Italian in the School of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad and at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. Mario Liguori is presently one of the most popular writers in Serbia.

Miami: 'A Special Day' at the Colony Theater
Miami: 'A Special Day' at the Colony Theater
Date: May 06, 2016 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
Location: Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jane E Zucker by sending email to columbiaalumsofla@gmail.com .
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Join us for a new production from Michel Hausmann at Miami New Drama (yes, the same folks who brought you "The Golem of Havana," the highest grossing show in the history of the Colony Theater): A SPECIAL DAY.

Inspired by Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-winning film Una Giornata Particolare, two actors explore the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor, set against the backdrop of rising fascism on the day of Hitlers 1938 visit to Mussolini's Itlay.

There is special "Columbia Night" pricing for Friday May 6 2016 at 8 pm. Columbia Night tickets will be $30.

RSVP here to get your purchase link and ticket code. 

Guangzhou: The Gala Dinner in Honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Guangzhou: The Gala Dinner in Honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Date: May 07, 2016 from 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm CST
Location: Garden Hotel
368 Huanshi Dong Road
Guangzhou
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association of Guangdong by sending email to guangdong@alumniclubs.columbia.edu .
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You are cordially invited to attend The Gala Dinner in Honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Saturday May 7, 2016.

Schedule of events:

6:15pm Reception, Lobby

7:30pm Dinner, Convention Hall

The event will be held at the Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou.

RSVP with APAN by April 22 at apanetwork@21cn.com

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

Please bring invitation and ID to the event

Brought to you by APAN Garden Hotel US Consulate General Guangzhou Columbia Alumni Association(CAA).

We hope to see you there!  

Washington D.C.: 18th Annual Ivy Row at Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase
Washington D.C.: 18th Annual Ivy Row at Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase
Date: May 07, 2016 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Great Meadow Park
5089 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association of Washington DC by sending email to dc@alumniclubs.columbia.edu .
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Are you ready to dress your best, head out to the race tracks, enjoy the spring sun, and be part of a grand social gathering steeped in tradition and fun? The Ivy tent, hosted by Harvard, will host alumni from the Ivy League, MIT, the Manhattan School of Music, and Bucknell University. The 2016 University Row will be celebrating its 18th season and remains the place to see and be seen.

This year’s University Row will host 10 tents and alumni from over 90 local chapters, totaling over 1,000 guests, making it one of the largest inter-alumni social events in the Mid-Atlantic region. University Row is where DC’s finest watch the races…and where they mingle with charming women in sundresses and dapper men in pastels.

This year’s Row will build upon last year, with our expanded space across from Members Hill, along with new transportation and catering partners. The Washington Post recognized the Row as “the primary social area” along the North Rail. We’ve continued to set new records in a number of categories, including sponsorship, alumni group recruitment, press coverage, and sales. Historically, we sell out within weeks of the race.

All tickets to University Row provide access to our exclusive tent area, our quality buffet, an open bar with premium liquor, beer, and wine selections, and of course, the races themselves. Most tickets also include luxury transportation to and from the Row. Since we treat all our guests like VIP’s, University Row provides the best value at the Virginia Gold Cup!

Admission to University Row Includes:

-Admission to Gold Cup, one of the most attended horse races on the East Coast

-Welcome drinks

-Open bar for the day, including premium liquor, beer, and wine selections plus waters, sodas, and juices

-Appetizers, Main Fare, and Afternoon meals

-Activities between races (including but not limited to onsite games, best dressed competition, best tent decorations, and group photos for alumni chapters)

-Private betting tent

-Private bathrooms

-Wifi Towers

Ticket Descriptions:

-Admission + Transportation (Ballston): $129.99. Access to University Row's private tent area and round-trip bus transportation from A-Town Bar & Grill, 4100 Fairfax Dr, in Arlington, VA on the Orange Line Metro.Check-in begins at 7:30am, buses leave from 10:00am to 11:00am. Buses depart Great Meadow from 4:30pm to 5:30pm to return.

-Admission + Transportation (DC): $134.99 Access to University Row's private tent area and round-trip bus transportation from the Mad Hatter, 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC in Dupont Circle. Check-in begins at 9:00am, bus leaves at 10:30am. Bus departs Great Meadow at 5:30pm to return.

-Tent-Only Admission (does not include transportation): $106.99 If you are planning to drive, a valid race day Parking Pass will be required for entry on to the grounds. Directions to the event will be printed on your parking pass.

-Parking Pass: $76.99 Allows vehicle access with up to five passengers on Gold Cup's grounds.

If you have questions, would like to volunteer, or are interested in marketing opportunities for your business, please contact ttheringer@gmail.com.

Click this link to purchase tickets.

We hope to see you there!

Earth2Class Workshop: Studying Plankton Adaptations to Different Marine Environments
Earth2Class Workshop: Studying Plankton Adaptations to Different Marine Environments
Date: May 07, 2016 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University,
Lamont Campus,
Seismology Building,
Seismology Seminar Room
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Mike Passow by sending email to michael@earth2class.org .
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Bookmark and Share Earth2Class is a series of Saturday workshops for educators that connects them to cutting-edge research being done by Lamont scientists and provides them an opportunity to develop curriculum materials for their classrooms. Since 1998, we have provided more than 120 workshops featuring over 80 Lamont-Doherty scientists. A key element of these workshops is that educators will not only receive scientific talks and training on specific topics, they will also have immediate access to a range of online resources that will allow them to extend classroom learning.

 

To register for this class, please contact Mike Passow at michael@earth2class.org.

For more information on Earth2Class, please click earth2class.org.

For more information on the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, please click ldeo.columbia.edu.  

Long Island: Lamont-Doherty Family Day
Long Island: Lamont-Doherty Family Day
Date: May 07, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:45 pm EDT
Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association of Long Island by sending email to longisland@alumniclubs.columbia.edu .
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Whether you're an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you're sure to enjoy a day at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Participate in hands-on Earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries.

Schedule of the Day's Events:

10:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast at the Comer Geochemistry Building Welcome remarks will begin at 10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m. - Lecture from Doherty Senior Research Scientist, Robin Bell

11:30 a.m. - Demonstration Sessions (Choose two)

Core Repository Lab - The world's greatest collection of scientific samples from deep in the sea. The core samples are used for studying the earth's climate, plate tectonics, ocean biology and chemistry, and past environments

The Great Phytoplankton Race - Adults and kids get to make their own phytoplankton out of materials provided and view Phytoplankton through a microscope. The scientist will talk about what are phytoplankton and their importance in the ocean

Sounds of Seismology - Listen to the sounds of an earthquake

12: 45 p.m.- Closing Remarks and Brown Bag Lunch at the Comer Geochemistry Building

Lecture and demonstrations are suitable for children ages 10 and up.

Cost: Children attend for free, adults may purchase tickets for $10.00. Purchase tickets here.

Directions to Lamont Doherty: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/about-ldeo/maps-contacts

We hope to see you there! 

Atlanta: Open Executive Board Meeting
Atlanta: Open Executive Board Meeting
Date: May 07, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Tin Drum Asia Cafe
265 18th St NW 4110
Atlanta, GA 30363
United States
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Carol Ann Arvan by sending email to caa100@caa.columbia.edu .
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Want to get involved in planning CCOA events and activities? Stop by the Open Executive Board Meeting and share your ideas! Open Executive Board Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of the month.

This months meeting will be held at Tim Drum Asian Cafe.

No RSVP necessary, just drop by!

We hope to see you there!  

Deadline: Recruiting Candidates for Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2016
Deadline: Recruiting Candidates for Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2016
Date: May 08, 2016, All Day Event
Location: n/a
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Riordan, Stephanie by sending email to sriordan@penguinrandomhouse.com .
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Bookmark and Share Bertelsmann, the global employer of Penguin Random House, is hosting their annual Talent Meets Bertelsmann event in Berlin from June 20 to June 22. They are looking for outstanding students from around the globe to work on challenging case-studies and to present their results to a jury consisting of Executive Board and GMC members. The application deadline is May 8, and all information can be found via www.talentmeetsbertelsmann.com. Here is the link to last year´s video: Talent Meets Bertelsmann: Highlights 2015. Attached, you´ll find a flyer that can be distributed to your students, as well as promotional materials should you choose to endorse the event on your social media pages.

2016 Energy Day: Theme Sustainable and Affordable Energy Challenge for the World
2016 Energy Day: Theme Sustainable and Affordable Energy Challenge for the World
Date: May 08, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Davis Auditorium (4th floor)
Morris Shapiro Building
530 West 120th Street
NY NY 10027
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lisa Stelzer by sending email to lms2149@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0661.
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Bookmark and Share The last few years have brought global energy issues to the fore. At the recently concluded COP21 in 2015 and signed April 22nd 2016, it became clear that both emerging and developed countries will need to accelerate deployments of renewable energy. This puts many developing countries in a technologically and financially challenging position. Not surprisingly they are keen to accelerate deployment of carbon-neutral technologies such as: wind, solar, nuclear, CCS, biofuels or some combination- while also addressing issues of energy security, access and growth in an affordable fashion. India is a classic case, with a goal to deploy 160 GW of solar and wind by 2020, when last year’s average power consumption was 120GW. At the same time 20% of Indians have no electricity access. We will also learn of the challenges and opportunities of rethinking the power system, in a state like New York that is leading the way through the REV initiative.

2016 Energy Day: Theme Sustainable and Affordable Energy Challenge for the World
2016 Energy Day: Theme Sustainable and Affordable Energy Challenge for the World
Date: May 08, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Davis Auditorium (4th floor)
Morris Shapiro Building
530 West 120th Street
NY NY 10027
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lisa Stelzer by sending email to lms2149@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0661.
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Bookmark and Share The last few years have brought global energy issues to the fore. At the recently concluded COP21 in 2015 and signed April 22nd 2016, it became clear that both emerging and developed countries will need to accelerate deployments of renewable energy. This puts many developing countries in a technologically and financially challenging position. Not surprisingly they are keen to accelerate deployment of carbon-neutral technologies such as: wind, solar, nuclear, CCS, biofuels or some combination- while also addressing issues of energy security, access and growth in an affordable fashion. India is a classic case, with a goal to deploy 160 GW of solar and wind by 2020, when last year’s average power consumption was 120GW. At the same time 20% of Indians have no electricity access. We will also learn of the challenges and opportunities of rethinking the power system, in a state like New York that is leading the way through the REV initiative.

Australia: Book Launch "South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After"
Australia: Book Launch "South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After"
Date: May 09, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
Location: Multicultural Hub, Drill Hall
506 Elizabeth Street
opposite the Victoria Market (Melway 2B C11)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association of Australia by sending email to australia@alumniclubs.columbia.edu .
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You are warmly invited to the launch of South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After by Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen.

To be launched by Professor Peter Edwards, Official Historian of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975. There will be an opening address by Professor Alistair Thomson, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University.

Please RSVP to arts-eventsmanagement@monash.edu by no later than May 2nd if you wish to attend.

Delicious Vietnamese Finger Food will be served!

Sponsored by the Australian Vietnamese Women's Association.

We hope to see you there!

Jewish Renaissance?: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Eastern Europe 1989-2000
Jewish Renaissance?: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Eastern Europe 1989-2000
Date: May 09, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Joseph Maberry by sending email to jtm2170@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Eszter Gantner completed her Ph.D. in History at the Humboldt University of Berlin 2010. Currently she is executive director of the Leibniz Graduate School at the Herder-Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, where she is working on her second book with the title: Industrial Palace, Urania and Logos: Knowledge transfer and Urbanization in East Central Europe 1873-1914. Eszter has studied Law, History and Political Sciences in Budapest, Jerusalem and Berlin. She was a visiting scholar at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University in 2015. Her research fields include: history of science and knowledge, urban history (with focus on Central Europe), intellectual history of Europe, Jewish history of Central Europe and Heritage Studies.

Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
Date: May 09, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location: Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Lower Level Room LL-205
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Shanaz Pershad by sending email to sp2446@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-0262.
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Bookmark and Share If you asked managers to describe the performance appraisal process, what would that word be? “Grueling?” “Tedious?” “Anxiety-producing?” However, the appraisal is an essential part of providing feedback to employees, and it offers a perfect opportunity to coach and motivate. The key lies in the way you approach and conduct the review process. After participating in this workshop, managers will be better able to: - Recognize the opportunity provided by the performance appraisal - Write an effective appraisal - Hold a successful performance review meeting - Handle challenging interchanges with employees during the meeting - Develop performance objectives and ensure follow-up

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Data Science Institute Colloquium Series Event: Jeannette Wing
Data Science Institute Colloquium Series Event: Jeannette Wing
Date: May 09, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Location: Costa Engineering Commons, 750 CEPSR
530 West 120th Street, 7th Floor
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Data Science Institute by sending email to datscience@columbia.edu .
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Colloquium Series: Jeannette Wing
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research

TITLE: Crashing Drones and Hijacked Cameras: CyberTrust Meets CyberPhysical

ABSTRACT: Cyber-physical systems are engineered systems that require tight conjoining of and coordination between the computational (discrete) and the physical (continuous).   Cyber-physical systems are rapidly penetrating every aspect of our lives, with potential impact on sectors critical to national security and competitiveness, including aerospace, automotive, chemical production, civil infrastructure, energy, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, materials, and transportation.  As these systems fulfill the promise of the Internet of Things, smart cities, household robots, and personalized medicine, we need to ensure they are trustworthy: reliable, secure, and privacy-preserving.  This talk will look at cyber-physical systems from the lens of trustworthy computing.  Throughout my talk, I will raise research challenges for how to make cyber-physical systems trustworthy, with a special emphasis on privacy.


BIOGRAPHY:
Jeannette M. Wing is Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research. She is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon where she twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department. From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.  She received her S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Wing's general research interests are in the areas of trustworthy computing, specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her current research is on the foundations of security and privacy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).





Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®
Date: From May 10, 2016 at 9:30 am through May 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Manhattanville
622 West 132nd Street
Studebaker 469
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kathryn McBride by sending email to ksm2139@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2816.
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Please note that this is a 2-day workshop:

May 10th, 9:30am-4:30pm 

May 11th, 9:30am-4:30pm

 

Target audience: All Faculty, Managers, and Staff who are want to leverage their strengths in achieving target goals and building relationships.

Price: $240.00


By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Assess paradigms and align to principles of effectiveness

  • Assume responsibility, focus, and act on what can be controlled and influenced, instead of what can’t

  • Define clear measures of success and create a plan to achieve them for both life and work

  • Prioritize and achieve the most important goals instead of constantly reacting to urgencies

  • Collaborate more effectively with others by building high-trust relationships of mutual benefit

  • Influences others by developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives

  • Develop innovate solutions that leverage diversity and satisfy all key stakeholders

  • Increase motivation, energy, and work/life balance by making time for renewal activities








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Gray Matters At Columbia Spring Benefit Luncheon
Gray Matters At Columbia Spring Benefit Luncheon
Date: May 10, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: The Plaza Grand Ballroom
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York City
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Bill Devers by sending email to william.devers@columbia.edu or by calling 212-304-7222.
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Please Join Us as We Support the Science that Unravels the Mysteries of the Brain

GRAY MATTERS AT COLUMBIA
SPRING BENEFIT LUNCHEON

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Honoring

Audrey Gruss
Founder and Chair
Hope for Depression Research Foundation

The Plaza
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York City

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

Please reply by April 26th

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www.columbiapsychiatry.org

*  If you are unable to attend the event but wish to make a 100 percent tax-deductible contribution, please click here.  

As permitted by law, we do not disclose nonpublic personal information that we have obtained to any of our affiliates. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of personal information you provide. Access to your personal information is restricted to those employees who need to know that information as part of their job, to provide effective services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that are reasonably designed to guard your nonpublic personal information.

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LinkedIn/ Networking Workshop
LinkedIn/ Networking Workshop
Date: May 10, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location: Fairchild 700
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Amanda Kelly by sending email to ak3841@columbia.edu or by calling 2123054073.
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Rome: Inclusive Leadership which Values and Leverages Diversity
Rome: Inclusive Leadership which Values and Leverages Diversity
Date: May 10, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm CEST
Location: LVenture Group and HITALK
via Giovanni
Giolitti 34 (2nd fl. above Stazione Termini)
Roma
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Isabella Isola by sending email to isa.i.isola@gmail.com .
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The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Italy invites you to an event on “Inclusive leadership which values and leverages diversity.” 

Speakers include:

Nicoletta Luppi - President & CEO - MSD Italia

Sergio Liberatore - Managing Director - IMS Health

Paolo Cionini - General Manager - LEO Pharma

Agenda:

18:30 – 19 Welcome

19 – 20 Panel of speakers

20 – 21 Cocktail reception

Contribution for Happy Hour: €15 early bird reservations or €30 at the door, cash only. Space is limited.

RSVP and register for the event here.  

This event is open exclusively to the alumni of Columbia university and the other leading business schools in Rome and to their guests, including, but not restricted to: Insead, Harvard, MIT-Sloan, Stanford, Wharton, NOVA, London Business School, London School of Economics, Wharton, Bocconi, NYU, Brown, Thunderbird, JCU, Loyola, St. John’s, Univ. of Chicago Booth, AUR, LUISS. 

We hope to see you there!  

U.S.-Cuban Relations: An Assessment
U.S.-Cuban Relations: An Assessment
Date: May 10, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Room 802
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jose Francisco Ramirez Rivera by sending email to jfr2139@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Dr. Soraya M. Castro Marino is full Professor and Senior Researcher at the Research Center for the Study of International Politics, Institute of International Relations, Havana, Cuba. She earned her doctorate in law at Havana University in 1992 and has done postdoctoral studies at Universita di Bologna (UNIBO) in Italy.  Dr. Castro is the co-editor with Ronald W. Pruessen and coauthor of the books Fifty Years of Revolution Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World; Estados Unidos y America Latina; Los Nuevos Desafios: Union o Desunion?; Coauthor of the Report Retreat from Reason: U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations and the Bush Administration. She has published chapters in the following books: A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution; Redefining Cuban Foreign Policy; Foreign Policy Toward Cuba: Isolation or Engagement?; Del TLC al Mercosur: Integracion y Diversidades en America Latina.  In addition, Dr. Castro has published numerous articles in journals relating to her interest in U.S. Cuban relations, U.S foreign Policy and U.S. foreign policymaking process.

Dr. Castro has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Georgetown University, SAIS-John Hopkins University, Indiana State University, University of St Thomas (Minnesota), California Polytechnic University, Pomona, California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, San Bernardino and University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

America's Water: Infrastructure in Peril - What to Do, How to Fix It, and How to Finance It
America's Water: Infrastructure in Peril - What to Do, How to Fix It, and How to Finance It
Date: May 11, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Location: Online
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Earth Institute Events by sending email to events@ei.columbia.edu .
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The Earth Institute's Columbia Water Center, Circle of Blue, and American Public Media present: "America's Water: Infrastructure in Peril - What to Do, How to Fix It, and How to Finance It."

Join American Public Media Marketplace’s David Brancaccio, national experts, and journalists for the first in a timely H2O Catalyst series of interactive town hall broadcasts that explores the nation’s imperiled water systems.

Bring your voice and participate with leaders in finance, water infrastructure, and policy in a virtual, interactive town hall to learn the latest news, information, and share ideas about how the nation can respond to its grand water infrastructure challenge.

A Defining Moment

America built its water systems to last. But they will not last forever. Communities throughout the country face an era of replacement, repair, and reinvestment.

The stakes are high.

Leaky pipes waste trillions of gallons per year. Droughts and floods inflict deep financial wounds. Lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, and countless other cities shows the risks to public health and economic well-being because of outdated infrastructure.

Beginning May 11 and running through fall 2016, Circle of Blue, American Public Media, and Columbia University — and a global audience — will dig deep and explore the state of the nation's water infrastructure. From what happens when pipes and policies fail to the opportunities for innovative finance, policy, and technology.

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Brown Bag for Planning and Performance Tool
Brown Bag for Planning and Performance Tool
Date: May 11, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: King's College Conference Room, 1st Floor
Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Human Resources/Talent Management by sending email to cachr@columbia.edu or by calling (212)851-7871.
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Bookmark and Share Come learn how to use the Planning and Performance Tool or to get a quick refresher. A light fare will be served.

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Professional Communication Skills
Professional Communication Skills
Date: May 11, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-103
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Aaron Vieira by sending email to av2548@cumc.columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-0187.
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This course is designed to help build professional communication skills to manage interactions with internal and external customers. It will also enable you to apply communication and emotional intelligence skills to identify and anticipate difficult situations and to be proactive in handling them before they arise.

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop professional communication skills to manage interactions with internal and external customers
  • To enhance verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills
  • To strengthen Emotional Intelligence skills and understand the role of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in handling difficult situations
  • To apply communication and EI skills to identify and anticipate difficult situations and be proactive in handling them before they arise


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HICCC Distinguished Seminar Series
HICCC Distinguished Seminar Series
Date: May 11, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Florence Irving Auditorium
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Batori by sending email to mb3155@columbia.edu or by calling 646-317-0254.
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Bookmark and Share Speaker: Dan Haber, MD, PhD, MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School Title: TBD

Chicago: The Film Club Screens Heist
Chicago: The Film Club Screens Heist
Date: May 11, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm CDT
Location: Member's Home
2248 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association of Chicago by sending email to chicago@alumniclubs.columbia.edu .
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Join the film club as we screen Heist - a crime film, written and directed by David Mamet with Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, and Delroy Lindo. Roger Ebert praised Heist for Mamet's trademark verbal constructions, his restrained approach to on-screen gunplay, and the care that he takes in shaping the relationships between the principals.

Join us at 6:30pm to get settled in and the screening will begin promptly at 7pm.

Cost: $10 admission covers rental, food and beverage.

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Singapore: Shakespeare in the Park
Singapore: Shakespeare in the Park
Date: May 12, 2016 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm SGT
Location: Fort Canning
River Valley Road
Singapore 179037
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact BX by sending email to cualumnisg@gmail.com .
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Whether you side with the Montagues or the Capulets join Columbia University Club of Singapore for an evening of Shakespeare in the Park with a rendition of Romeo & Juliet. Add a delicious picnic basket to complete the experience from the Four Seasons Hotel including Spinach & mushroom quiche, hot smoked salmon & white asparagus and a raspberry tart for dessert. Through the club enjoy discounts, front row seating and a meet & greet with the cast following the show.

Show begins at 7:30PM with members arriving at 6:45PM.

Please RSVP by May 8, 2016.

For any questions reach out to BX at cualumnisg@gmail.com.

Cost:

-$82.00 NON-MEMBER WITH PICNIC BASKET

-$74.00 CAA SINGAPORE MEMBER WITH PICNIC BASKET

-$51.00 NON-MEMBER

-$43.00 CAA SINGAPORE MEMBER 

Purchase tickets here.

We hope to see you there!