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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Online course registration for Summer 2014.

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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Glide Year Planning
Glide Year Planning
Date: April 23, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Glenn Novarr by sending email to gn2206@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-3672.
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DEES Thesis Proposal: Seismicity and Seismic Imaging of the Alaska Megathrust Fault
DEES Thesis Proposal: Seismicity and Seismic Imaging of the Alaska Megathrust Fault
Date: April 23, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Location: Columbia University
Lamont Campus
Marine Biology/Seismology Building
Seismology Seminar Room
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Missy Pinckert by sending email to missy@ldeo.columbia.edu .
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The Columbia University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) presents "Seismicity and Seismic Imaging of the Alaska Megathrust Fault," a thesis proposal with Jiyao Li, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University.  Open to the public.

For more information on DEES visit eesc.columbia.edu

Special Materials Science & Engineering Seminar
Special Materials Science & Engineering Seminar
Date: April 23, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Heights,
210 Mudd (APAM Conference Room)
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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Lisa Chen (Materials Science, Columbia University, B.S. '08)
University of Pennsylvania

"Investigating Thermally Activated Incipient Plasticity in Pd Nanowhiskers"

While plastic deformation in bulk FCC metals is primarily mediated by dislocation motion and interactions, single-crystal nanostructures lacking pre-existing dislocations or dislocation sources must rely on other mechanisms such as dislocation nucleation. Several experiments have demonstrated this phenomenon at room temperature, but challenges remain in quantitatively evaluating the barriers for nucleation as well as the associated scatter in the measured yield strengths. In particular, dislocation nucleation is predicted to be thermally activated and thereby much more sensitive to parameters such as temperature than incipient plastic flow in bulk systems. To investigate the presence of thermally activated processes, tensile tests on nominally defect-free single-crystal Pd nanowhiskers have been performed over a range of strain rates (10-5 to 10-3/s) and temperatures (100K to 475K).  The resulting mechanical response during in situ SEM and TEM testing and temperature testing in a controlled cryostat environment are coupled with a theoretical framework to enable the quantification of relevant thermal activation parameters.

Joint work with Jungho Shin a, Soraya Terrab a, b, Gunther Richter c, John P. Sullivan d, Daniel S. Gianola a 

a Department of Materials Science, University of Pennsylvania
b Department of Physics, Bryn Mawr College
c Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
d Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Host: I.C. Noyan


Ergonomic Workshop
Ergonomic Workshop
Date: April 23, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Studebaker Building, 615 West 131 Street, 3rd Floor, Room 367
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dr. Muhammad Akram by sending email to ma102@columbia.edu or by calling 212-305-6780.
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Bookmark and Share Environmental Health & Safety offers regularly scheduled ergonomic workshops designed to offer tips and techniques for avoiding Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) and receiving advise on making your workplace more ergonomically fit.  Employees are encouraged to register for the workshop below.  If you have any questions, please contact us at erg-ehrs@columbia.edu.

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The new edge of rocket science: “mohawk guy” Bobak Ferdowsi
The new edge of rocket science: “mohawk guy” Bobak Ferdowsi
Date: April 23, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Davis Auditorium (412 CEPSR/Schapiro Building)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Becca Chambers by sending email to rc2421@columbia.edu or by calling 854-3874.
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Bookmark and Share Emerging as one of NASA’s most popular Systems Engineers, Bobak Ferdowsi served on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission.  Dubbed by President Obama as “Mohawk Guy”, he popularized the landing by refreshing the public perception of NASA Engineers and Scientists. Come listen to him speak on his professional journey and the future of Science and Engineering

My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power
My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
515 West 116th Street
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tina Yin by sending email to tty2104@columbia.edu .
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Brown Bag Lecture with Lu Hsiu-lien (Annette Lu), Former Vice President, Republic of China. Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University. No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the APEC Study Center.

Starting Your Career as an Artist
Starting Your Career as an Artist
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Webinar for Alumni and Students (access via Internet and Phone)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kohari by sending email to lk2574@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-0276.
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Starting Your Career as an Artist

Speaker: Stacy Miller, Founder of Higher Up

This webinar will share sound advice for artists seeking to advance their professional careers. Veteran art career professional Stacy Miller shows aspiring artists how to evaluate their goals, create a plan of action, and use their talents to build a productive life in the art world. Topics covered will include artist’s resumes and CVs, developing marketing plans and refining career aspirations.

Registration for Webinar:
Registering for this webinar is free - simply click on the registration link below. Please note that UNI login is required for registration for all webinars. If you do not know your UNI or password please click
here for Alumni or here for Students.

After completing registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from our webinar service, GoToWebinar, with a link to log on to the seminar on the scheduled day. Note that this link is unique to you - please save it as CCE is unable to generate the link. Finally, to join the webinar, in addition to the unique link, you will need a computer, Internet access, and speakers/microphone attached to your computer or a telephone. For more information on how the webinars work, please visit this link.

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Starting Your Career as an Artist Webinar
Starting Your Career as an Artist Webinar
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Online
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Islands for Life: Artistic Responses to Remote Social Polarization and Decline in 'Post-Growth' Japan
Islands for Life: Artistic Responses to Remote Social Polarization and Decline in 'Post-Growth' Japan
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Kent Hall, Room 403
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tina Yin by sending email to tty2104@columbia.edu .
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Contemporary Japan, nearly 25 years into its long, slow post-Bubble decline, is emerging as the world's leading laboratory of the "post-growth" society: in at once its economic, demographic, political and cultural dimensions. While any growth and dynamism is located in Tokyo and a short list of other cities, its peripheral regions are suffering extraordinary shrinkage through ageing populations and disappearing industrial production. Among the most dramatic versions of this story can be found in the symbolic heartland of Japan's inland sea, where numerous industrially despoiled volcanic islands, house extremely old and isolated populations in genkai shuuraku type settlements with little or no hope of sustainability by conventional political or social intervention.

It is here that a number of ambitious, ostensibly utopian, artistic projects are engaging in interventions based on a creative economy logic to revitalize, sustain or at least soothe places which seem doomed to die out. Through the particular example of of artist Yanagi Yukinori on the islands of Inujima and Momoshima, I will reflect upon how such art projects are way of imagining the future of post-growth societies, with comparative relevance far beyond Japan: offering welfare and community to isolated ageing residents; practical engagement for the "lost generation" young artists who join these projects; and proposing radical ideas for low energy lifestyles, which recycle abandoned public and private building, and reconnect locals with outsiders.

These projects provide a quiet space for both backward looking memory of the boom years and reflection about alternative futures: a "small good thing" emerging from the avant garde, in a Japan still ruled by mainstream politics and business oblivious to the disaster towards which they are leading the country. 

A specialist on migration, multiculturalism and globalization, Adrian Favell is the author of Before and After Superflat: A Short History of Japanese Contemporary Art 1990-2011 (Blue Kingfisher / DAP 2012). For more information and links to his writings see: http://www.adrianfavell.com 

Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Alliance Program.

Microbiology & Immunology Seminar - Christopher Goodnow
Microbiology & Immunology Seminar - Christopher Goodnow
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: HHSC 301
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Carla Horne by sending email to ch3042@columbia.edu or by calling 212-342-5424.
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Bookmark and Share Christopher Goodnow, Ph.D., F.R.S. NHMRC Australia Fellow, Distinguished Professor of Immunology and Chief Scientific Officer of the Australian Phenomics Facility, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University "Self-nonself Discrimination by Antibodies: Clonal Selection for Somatic Mutations in V-regions and in Oncogenic Signalling Molecules" Hosted by Riccardo Dalla-Favera

Bicycle Commuting 101 - Morningside
Bicycle Commuting 101 - Morningside
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University - Morningside, Low Library Trustees Room 212
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Work/Life by sending email to worklife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-8019.
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Bicycling is a great way to get to and from work. It is fun, great for your health, and is frequently the fastest way to commute. Bike Commuting 101 is an inspiring one-hour presentation covering the many benefits of bike commuting. While no riding is involved, the class provides information on how to get started as a bike commuter and on ways you can make your bike commute more comfortable, more efficient, and safer.

•    Presenter: Certified League Cycling Instructor, Bike New York

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Chemistry Seminar - Jürgen P. Rabe
Chemistry Seminar - Jürgen P. Rabe
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Morningside Campus
Room 320 Havemeyer
3000 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Dani Farrell by sending email to mdf2105@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share “Functional Hybrids from Graphenes and Small as well as Large Molecules”

Presented by Professor Jürgen P. Rabe
Department of Physics & IRIS Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Hosted by Prof. Colin Nuckolls

Wednesday, April; 23, 2014 at 12:00pm
Room 320 Havemeyer

DEES Thesis Proposal: Investigating the Dynamics of the Woodark Rift, Papua New Guinea, Using Teleseismic Earthquakes
DEES Thesis Proposal: Investigating the Dynamics of the Woodark Rift, Papua New Guinea, Using Teleseismic Earthquakes
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University,
Lamont Campus,
Marine Biology/Seismology Building,
Seismology Seminar Room
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Missy Pinckert by sending email to missy@ldeo.columbia.edu .
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The Columbia University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) presents "Investigating the Dynamics of the Woodark Rift, Papua New Guinea, Using Teleseismic Earthquakes, a thesis proposal with Zachary Eilon, Graduate Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University.  Open to the public.

For more information on DEES visit eesc.columbia.edu

CSSW Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming Grand Rounds - Fountain House: A Working Community That Brings Hope to Mind
CSSW Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming Grand Rounds - Fountain House: A Working Community That Brings Hope to Mind
Date: April 23, 2014 from 12:10 pm to 1:50 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Social Work Building
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Fang-pei Chen by sending email to fc2208@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-2187.
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Established in 1948, Fountain House in New York City is the origin of the evidence-based clubhouse model that supports people with severe mental illness in pursuit of healing and recovery. Through innovative
strength-based, community building approaches, Fountain House shifts the focus of mental health intervention from patienthood to personhood, and combats mental illness stigma. Audience will learn and discuss the theoretical framework of Fountain House, member experiences, and implications to mental health practice. This is a public, video-recorded event.

Fulbright Scholarship Information Session
Fulbright Scholarship Information Session
Date: April 23, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Location: Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Office of Financial Aid by sending email to gsas-finaid@columbia.edu .
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Daniel Kramer, Director of U.S. Student Programs at the Institute of International Education (IIE), will present an overview of Fulbright scholarship opportunities and the application process.

Space is limited; RSVP required.

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East Asia Regional Security Panel
East Asia Regional Security Panel
Date: April 23, 2014 from 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University,
Teachers College,
Room 305
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Masa Yoshihara by sending email to my2414@columbia.edu or by calling 917-756-0976.
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Bookmark and Share Ms. Sue Mi Terry, Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Mr. Ryo Fukahori, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN

Supplemental Voucher Approvals
Supplemental Voucher Approvals
Date: April 23, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 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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Bookmark and Share This hands-on session, meant specifically for school-level supplemental voucher approvers, will cover the University’s supplemental approval policy and processing basics.

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GS Graduation Kick-off
GS Graduation Kick-off
Date: April 23, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT
Location: 555 Alfred Lerner Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact GS Student Life Office by sending email to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-9536.
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Bookmark and Share Graduating seniors are invited to attend the GS Graduation Kick-off to begin the countdown to registration. The Kick-off is the place where graduates must pick up their graduation packet and may give to the Senior Class Fund, purchase Class Rings, learn about graduation events and meet with GS Alumni Relations and Center for Career education staff.

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

Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health
Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health
Date: April 23, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Medical School
Alumni Auditorium
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Kim Milian by sending email to km2884@columbia.edu .
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When Our Environment Acts like Medicine...

Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS; Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program

In the same way as medicines are delivered to produce effects in the endocrine system, environmental chemicals can be similarly delivered to produce unwanted endocrine effects, resulting in a staggering increase in several diseases. These effects on endocrine and other physiological systems can have significant population-level impacts and thus require public health approaches to disease control.

2013-2014 Series
Taking Action to Address the U.S. Health Gap

Visionary speakers will focus on the declining U.S. health standing among peer nations, and the directions public health leadership must take to change this course.

These talks will build on two critical reports that have been published by the National Academy of Sciences in the last year and contribute to a school-wide agenda to lead in addressing this gap.



Discussion with Jacob A. Frenkel, Former Governor of the Bank of Israel
Discussion with Jacob A. Frenkel, Former Governor of the Bank of Israel
Date: April 23, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Faculty House, 3rd Floor
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Cynthia Dare by sending email to chd2112@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share CGEG in discussion with Jacob A. Frenkel, former Governor of the Bank of Israel.  

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Franz Boas Seminar by Rudolf Mrazek, Department of History, University of Michigan
Franz Boas Seminar by Rudolf Mrazek, Department of History, University of Michigan
Date: April 23, 2014 from 4:10 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
963 Schermerhorn Extension

Reception follows in the Robert F. Murphy/Morton H. Fried Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Marilyn Astwood by sending email to mp20@columbia.edu .
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IDSE Online Information Session
IDSE Online Information Session
Date: April 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Location: Online
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Mazurowski by sending email to lm2963@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Join us for our Online Information Session. This session will include an overview of the Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences and the future MS in Data Science programs, admissions criteria, financial aid and student life! To register, please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8883867392633940482

Madness is Civilization: The Suicidal Person in Colonial Korea
Madness is Civilization: The Suicidal Person in Colonial Korea
Date: April 23, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 918
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jooyeon Kim by sending email to jk2857@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-1728.
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A talk with Professor Jun Yoo, Associate Professor of Modern Korean History, East Asia, Colonialism, Cultural & Gender Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

No registration required.

On Social Verdicts : Classes, Identities, Trajectories
On Social Verdicts : Classes, Identities, Trajectories
Date: April 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to ll2787@columbia.edu .
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Society assigns places: it pronounces verdicts and marks us for life. It puts up frontiers and establishes hierarchies between individuals and groups. The role of critical thought  is to shed light on these social mechanisms and on the logic of social domination and reproduction. Through an analysis of literary, philosophical and sociological texts, Didier Eribon proposes a new theory of political subjectivity.

Didier Eribon is a professor at the School of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the University of Amiens. His books include Michel Foucault (1989, Harvard UP, 1991), Réflexions sur la question gay (1999), Retour à Reims (2009; Returning to Reims, Semiotext(e), 2013) and most recently, La société comme verdict (2013).

Health Professions Personal Statement Workshop
Health Professions Personal Statement Workshop
Date: April 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Location: 401 Lerner Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tara Maguire by sending email to tm2703@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9120.
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Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Building Sustainable Communities
Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Building Sustainable Communities
Date: April 23, 2014 from 6:10 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Havemeyer Hall
Room 209
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Yasmin Williams by sending email to ywilliams@ei.columbia.edu .
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The Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education MSSM Practicum present "Building Sustainable Communities," with Howard Slatkin, Director of Sustainability and Deputy Director of Strategic Planning, NYC Department of City Planning.

In this lecture, Howard Slatkin will introduce and discuss the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, created in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of transportation to support locally driven efforts to advance sustainability.

RSVP is required for this event.  

To RSVP for this event please contact Yasmin Williams at ywilliams@ei.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute education programs, please click EDUCATION.

For more information on the Earth Institute visit EARTH

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Redefining Realness: A Salon in Honor of Janet Mock
Redefining Realness: A Salon in Honor of Janet Mock
Date: April 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Barnard College
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
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 new memoir by writer Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path 
to Womanhood, Identity, Love & 
So Much More, which relates the author’s experience as a young 
trans woman of color working 
in mainstream media. In 2012,
 Mock, who served as a staff editor for People.com for five years, launched the social media project #GirlsLikeUs which aims to raise 
the visibility of trans women. She currently travels the country speaking about her experience of living at 
the intersections of identities. The evening begins with a reading by 
the author, followed by a discussion with scholars, activists, and writers whose work is engaged in the history of media and literary representations of women of color in the U.S., the importance of storytelling in social movements, trans women’s activism, and the role of community and personal relationships in establishing resilience to hostile environments. For more information, visit bcrw.barnard.edu/event/redefining-realness-a-salon-in-honor-of-janet-mock or call 212.854.2067.

Midtown Networking Night
Midtown Networking Night
Date: April 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia Club
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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CAA Career Services Midtown Networking Night
CAA Career Services Midtown Networking Night
Date: April 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036-7402
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Expand your rolodex and cultivate your professional network by connecting with fellow Columbians in midtown Manhattan.

Industry stations will be set up for you tap into an incredible community and easily find connections. Sign up today for a chance to enjoy wine and refreshments while building your network!

In the spirit of making connections, we’d like to invite all of our existing Columbia Alumni Association Network LinkedIn members to receive a discounted ticket. Not a current member? Join today for a chance to receive a reduced rate!

We look forward to seeing you next week! Dress code is business or business casual.

Midtown Networking Night
Midtown Networking Night
Date: April 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University Club of New York
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 Please note that this event is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please e-mail Lindsay Macala at lah2174@columbia.edu.

Expand your rolodex and cultivate your professional network by connecting with fellow Columbians in midtown Manhattan.

Industry stations will be set up for you tap into an incredible community and easily find connections. Sign up today for a chance to enjoy wine and refreshments while building your network!

Please note that the event "Every Job is a Green Job: Sustainability and Your Career" was postponed. Alumni with fields in sustainability and related fields will still be in attendance, so make sure to check out the "Sustainability" industry table for a chance to connect with this group.

In the spirit of making connections, we'd like to invite all of our existing Columbia Alumni Association Network LinkedIn members to receive a discounted ticket. Not a current member? Join today for a chance to receive a reduced rate!

Resources to prepare for the Networking Breakfasts can be found here.

Every Job is a Green Job: Sustainability and Your Career
Every Job is a Green Job: Sustainability and Your Career
Date: April 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location: New York, NY
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development by sending email to ccalumni@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for an evening panel discussion featuring environmentally conscious alumni experts in green careers who will discuss the benefits of adopting sustainable thinking for entrepreneurs, corporations, and employees and shed light on environmental issues affecting todayÂ’s modern workplace.

Alumni at every career level are invited to learn about how sustainability will impact your professional lives in a multitude of industries and hear insight on how “green goal setting” can positively influence your field, whether you’re interested in marketing, technology, journalism or construction.

Speakers include:

Ron Gonen,'04BUS, Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability, New York City
Susanne DesRoches '08SIPA, Assistant Chief of Resilience and Sustainability, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
JD Capuano '12SCE, Co-founder and co-CEO, Closed Loop Advisors

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A Reading and Conversation with Gary Shteyngart
A Reading and Conversation with Gary Shteyngart
Date: April 23, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 417
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 of Gary Shteyngart's new memoir, Little Failure, followed by a discussion with the author.

Theatre Thesis Festival I 2014
Theatre Thesis Festival I 2014
Date: From April 24, 2014 through April 26, 2014, All Day Event
Location: Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lindsay Stuffle by sending email to lstuffle@barnard.edu or by calling 212-854-2037.
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Bookmark and Share Four senior theatre majors present their theses in directing and two present theses in dramaturgy. Performances run in repertory. Design, performances, and management are by Barnard and Columbia theatre students, who are advised by theatre department faculty members Linda Bartholomai, Alice Reagan, and Sandra Goldmark. HAMLETMACHINE By Heiner Müller Directed by Naomi Boyce Dramaturgy by Jessica Castro FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH
 By Bertolt Brecht
 Directed by Alejandra Duque Dramaturgy by Rebecca Miller FAR AWAY By Caryl Churchill Directed by Lilla Goettler THE LOVE OF DON PERLIMPLÍN AND BELISA IN THE GARDEN
 By Federico García Lorca Directed by Alexis Wilcock Performances: Thursday, 04/24 7, 8 & 9 PM Friday, 04/25 7, 8 & 9 PM Saturday, 04/26 at 2, 3 & 4 PM Saturday, 04/26 at 7, 8 & 9 PM Information theatre.barnard.edu

ASN World Convention
ASN World Convention
Date: April 24, 2014, All Day Event
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alissa Sevrioukova by sending email to as4301@columbia.edu .
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The Harriman Institute hosts the 19th Annual ASN World Convention.
 
Registration is required; click here to register.

April Alumni Networking Breakfast
April Alumni Networking Breakfast
Date: April 24, 2014 from 8:15 am to 10:00 am EDT
Location: New York, NY
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia Alumni Association by sending email to alumni-events@columbia.edu .
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Bookmark and Share Networking is one of the best ways to reconnect with your fellow alumni and make inroads for that next career step! Join the monthly breakfast series to meet alumni, and career professionals to learn about ways to connect.

Be prepared to share highlights about yourself as well!

All breakfasts take place at the Columbia Alumni Center located at 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY.

Resources to prepare for the Networking Breakfasts can be found here.

Being an Effective Manager
Being an Effective Manager
Date: April 24, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Hammer Health Science Building - 701 West 168th Street - Room LL-202
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 enable managers to increase their knowledge of team leadership, conflict resolution and change management. Managers will have an opportunity to assess their progress in developing a broad range of managerial competencies. The course will also provide a review of key concepts and techniques from previous Learning Academy programs.

Learning Objectives:
  • To develop team leadership skills, including delegating
  • To learn conflict resolution techniques
  • To learn how to build partnerships
  • To understand and apply the elements of managing change
  • To review and assess individual growth in Managerial Competencies in order to be a more effective manager
  • To summarize the Learning Academy programs

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Managing Your Time with More Work & Fewer Resources
Managing Your Time with More Work & Fewer Resources
Date: April 24, 2014 from 9:30 am to 12:30 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:

 

  • Discover where their time is currently going
  • Set goals to make sure time is spent on the most important tasks
  • Learn how to organize their work for maximum efficiency
  • Be able to determine priorities and communicate these priorities to others
  • Learn how to eliminate time wasters and handle distractions

This class is $70.00, charge back to your department. Please provide a valid Department number and Project number

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Research Data Management Planning Workshops
Research Data Management Planning Workshops
Date: April 24, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Geoinformatics Center Conference Room, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory
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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Bookmark and Share 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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The Dean's Seminar Series on Incarceration: Asylums, Prisons, and the Political Economy of a Punitive Society: An American Genealogy of Morals
The Dean's Seminar Series on Incarceration: Asylums, Prisons, and the Political Economy of a Punitive Society: An American Genealogy of Morals
Date: April 24, 2014 from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm EDT
Location: Rosenfield 532B
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Chelsea Davis by sending email to cbd2116@columbia.edu or by calling 305-0757.
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Bookmark and Share Dean Linda P. Fried and Dr. Lisa Metsch, chair of Sociomedical Sciences, are hosting a series of seminars that will apply a public health lens to the problem of incarceration in the United States. Many of the factors in people's lives that create vulnerability to imprisonment are also key public health issues: early child development; environmental, socio-economic, mental and physical health; homelessness; drug abuse; violence; and others. Our school has committed to leading innovative analysis to understand this complex web of causes in new ways and to identify more effective approaches to prevention along these pathways. This series will bring to the Mailman campus a diverse group of scholars, clinicians, criminal justice officials, and policy advocates—each of whom provides a unique perspective on incarceration as a significant social and public heath phenomenon, including its history, conceptual foundations, relationship to crime, and consequences for public health. A light lunch will be served at each of the seminars in the series. Kindly RSVP to Chelsea Davis.

Seminar in Neurobiology
Seminar in Neurobiology
Date: April 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University Medical Center
Neurological Institute Auditorium, 1st Floor
710 W. 168th Street
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Alla Kerzhner by sending email to ak487@columbia.edu or by calling 646-774-7332.
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Bookmark and Share EJ Chichilnisky, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery & Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, will speak on "Functional circuitry of the primate retina at cellular resolution".

A Contemporary Conversation on a Chinese Erotic Classic: David Roy's Translation of 'Jin Ping Mei' and New Scholarly Directions
A Contemporary Conversation on a Chinese Erotic Classic: David Roy's Translation of 'Jin Ping Mei' and New Scholarly Directions
Date: April 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 918
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tina Yin by sending email to tty2104@columbia.edu .
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Brown Bag Lecture with Paize Keulemans, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University; Wei Shang, Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Lunch in John Jay with Dean Martinez
Lunch in John Jay with Dean Martinez
Date: April 24, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Location: John Jay Dining Hall
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Jen Thompson by sending email to jmt2167@columbia.edu .
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Instituto Palmas: Innovative Community Banking to Promote the Solidarity Economy in Brazil
Instituto Palmas: Innovative Community Banking to Promote the Solidarity Economy in Brazil
Date: April 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: International Affairs Building, Room 407
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilona Vinklerova by sending email to iv2105@columbia.edu .
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Instituto Palmas is the umbrella organization of an innovative network of community development banks (CDBs) in Brazil, led by Joaquim de Melo, a social activist and social entrepreneur who has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2004. Instituto Palmas established a research and innovation lab - PalmasLab - which won a competition organized by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund and its Innovation and Knowledge Platform (Nexso) as one the three most innovative and promising development solutions being implemented in Latin America.

Speaker:
Joaquim de Melo is a local teacher (educador popular), community leader and theologist. In 1998, he founded Banco Palmas, the first community development bank (CDB) in the history of Brazil, dedicated to community development in accordance with the principles of solidarity economy. After the success of the initiative he decided to create Instituto Palmas de Desenvolvimento e Socioeconomia Solidária, whose mission is to disseminate the experience and technology of Banco Palmas all over Brazil, where there are now 67 community development banks. He is currently the coordinator of Institute Palmas and the Brazilian Network of Community Development Banks.

Speaker: Asier Ansorena, Microcredit Director, Instituto Palmas

This event is sponsored by the Economic and Political Development concentration at SIPA.

 

Emotional Intelligence & Teamwork
Emotional Intelligence & Teamwork
Date: April 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 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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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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Brazilian Center Brown Bag: Recent Patterns of Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use in Brazilian Youth & Adults by Professor Silvia Martins, MD, PhD
Brazilian Center Brown Bag: Recent Patterns of Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use in Brazilian Youth & Adults by Professor Silvia Martins, MD, PhD
Date: April 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
IAB 802
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Gustavo S Azenha by sending email to ga2161@columbia.edu .
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The presentation will cover findings on recent patterns of alcohol and illegal drug use obtained in studies conducted with middle and high-school students in the 27 Brazilian capitals, patterns of alcohol and drug use among Brazil college students as well as patterns of alcohol and drug use in the general adult population in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The presentation will also have an in-depth discussion on the relationship between binge-drinking and socio-economic status among Brazilian youth in Brazil's 5 geo-economic regions.

Data will be presented on drug use transitions among Brazilian university students and report on the patterns of DSM-5 alcohol and tobacco use disorders among adult alcohol and tobacco users in São Paulo, Brazil.

IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Ariel Pakes
IEOR-DRO SEMINAR: Ariel Pakes
Date: April 24, 2014 from 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location: URIS 332
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Krupa Thakore by sending email to kt2451@columbia.edu .
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Title: "Moment Inequality Methods to Estimate Discrete Choice Models and an Application to Hospital Prices"

Below are two papers that will form the basis of Ariel Pake's talk next week.

1. Hospital Choices, Hospital Prices and Financial Incentives to Physicians

2. Moment Inequalities for Semiparametric Multinomial Choice with Fixed E ffects