Online Fashion Retailer, Accompany, Makes Ethical Shopping Easy

Accompany, an e-commerce website dedicated to “ethical fashion,” sells handmade, one-of-a-kind items from low-income areas such as Nepal, Cambodia, and Kenya. The Huffington Post spoke with Jason Keehn, the CEO and Founder, and Columbia Bioethics master’s program alum, on how he got started, how he picks products, and what’s next.

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Reading a Newborn’s DNA

Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, joins Ed McCabe, Chief Medical Officer of the March of Dimes, and New York Times reporter Anne Eisenberg to talk about the ethical questions testing a newborn’s DNA raises for parents and doctors.

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Does Intuition Matter in a Big Data World?

Even as quantitative analytic techniques become more powerful, they will never supplant the need for human intuition and creativity, writes Jeanne Harris, faculty for Columbia’s M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy program, in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal.

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Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases

Robert Klitzman, Program Director for Columbia’s Bioethics master’s program, comments on preimplantation genetic diagnosis used in conjunction with IVF.

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The Secrets of the Best Public Speakers

Jesse Scinto, instructor in Columbia’s Communications Practice program, reveals how celebrities and politicians manage to deliver smooth and seemingly spontaneous performances.

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Ex-NFL Players Cash-In on Super Bowl Events

Former NFL players can make money at appearances related to Super Bowl XLVIII, says Joe Favorito, faculty for Columbia’s Sports Management master’s program.

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The Three Types of Design Necessary for Enduring, Prosperous Networks

Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director of Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy Master’s program, contributes a blog entry on the three types of design required for a network to endure and prosper, in advance of her session on the topic at the AIIM 2014 Conference, April 1 to 3, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

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Bioethics Student’s Artwork Chosen for ‘Academic Medicine’ Cover

Obiora Anekwe, a student in Columbia’s Bioethics master’s program, had his artwork, Doctor-Patient, a collage representing a moment from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, reproduced as the cover of the December 2013 issue of Academic Medicine.

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IKNS Alumnus to Speak at Philadelphia-Area ARMA Seminar

Alexander Campbell, 2010 alumnus of the Information and Knowledge Strategy program and Records Manager for Cohen & Gresser, LLP, will speak about information governance at the annual seminar of ARMA International’s Liberty Bell chapter, February 19 in Lafayette Hill, PA.

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Kira Peikoff and Robert Klitzman on Home Genetic Testing

Columbia Bioethics graduate student Kira Peikoff, who wrote a recent article for the New York Times on her experience with direct-to-consumer DNA testing, joined Robert Klitzman, Columbia’s Bioethics program Director, for a discussion on home genetic testing for KCRW.

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