- Master's Degrees
- Actuarial Science
- Actuarial Science Online
- Communications Practice
- Construction Administration
- Fundraising Management
- Information and Knowledge Strategy
- Landscape Design
- Narrative Medicine
- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Sports Management
- Strategic Communications
- Sustainability Management
- Technology Management
- Actuarial Science Online
- Bioethics Online
- Critical Issues in International Relations
- Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
- Graduate Foundations
- Human Rights
- Quantitative Studies for Finance
- Sustainability Analytics
- Sustainable Water Management
- United Nations Studies
- Graduate Preparation
- Summer Study
- Columbia Students
- Graduate Visiting Students
- Undergraduate Visiting Students
- High School Visiting Students
- Adults & Professionals
- Business Edge
- Business Practice
- Summer Program for High School Students: New York City
- The Barcelona Experience
- Culture and History: Understanding the Arab World
- High School Programs
- American Language Programs
- Intensive English Program
- Part-Time English Programs
- Special Programs
- Summer Executive Communications Program
- Auditing and Lifelong Learners
- Coming Soon
Weathering the Storm: Horticulture Management in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Rebecca McMackin, Landscape Design graduate and the Park Horticulturalist for the award-winning Brooklyn Bridge Park, writes about forward-looking horticulture practices used to maintain and nourish the park after the experience of Hurricane Sandy. She explains, “Landscapes should be created with rising waters and extreme weather events in mind, and management practices for storms and floods should be researched, established, tested, and shared.” McMackin describes horiculturally-focused storm management practices, including experiments used to desalinate the flooded Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Columbia University High School Program in Creative Writing alumnus and director Benh Zeitlin was nominated by the Motion Picture Academy for his work on the Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
Zeitlin received nominations for directing and writing for the film's adapted screenplay, which he wrote with longtime friend Lucy Alibar. "Beasts" was also nominated for best film.
Robert Klitzman, Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program, urges us to reconsider left brain/right brain assumptions recently brought up by Jill Bolte Taylor's TED talk and book My Stroke of Insight. Klitzman discusses neuromythology and the dangers of attributing openness, spirituality, and creativity to the right side of the brain, when scientists are still discovering the interrelated complexity of the brain and human existence.
In a Christian Science Monitor article on Jahi McMath, a brain-dead 13-year-old girl at the center of a tense legal battle, Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, discusses what constitutes death.
Sports Management professor Neal Pilson will be the television consultant and advisor for the seven basketball schools who have recently announced they will be leaving the Big East to launch their own conference. Pilson is the former president of CBS sports and has negotiated TV deals for the International Olympic Committee, NASCAR, and the Rose Bowl. When the seven schools left the Big East conference last month, many television partners expressed interest in working with the new league; Pilson’s experience will certainly be utilized in this exciting new venture.
Benjamin Royce, current Information and Knowledge Strategy student and manager of ecommerce at Alacra, is featured in an executive profile in Information Today Magazine. Bridging the gap between information science and computer science, Royce has been working to innovate search engine technology, information usability, and data accessibility. He expects his new master’s degree will help him to “build a next generation organizational knowledge management department that could span the large gap between data and the cultivation, distribution and management of knowledge.”
Robert Klitzman, Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program, discusses ethical dilemmas brought up by the tragic death of Jacintha Saldanha, the British nurse who revealed the health status of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Although patients’ privacy has improved since the United States implemented the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 2003, we still deal with privacy issues related to both basic human nature and a new digital landscape. Klitzman says, “We are not all royalty, but we do deserve medical privacy. I have seen both sides, and continue to be amazed how much more careful we need to be.”
Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen champions a federal disaster superfund in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in his most recent article on The Huffington Post. With the extreme damage caused by the storm and the time it is taking New York and New Jersey residents to recover from it, having a plan in place to keep families in their homes and help them return to normal life quickly is paramount.
BP CIO and founding mentor to the Technology Management program Dana Deasy has been profiled by I-CIO: Global Intelligence for the CIO. Deasy’s story of mentorship and education during his early career forms the backbone for a portrait of entrepreneurial attitude and determination. This article details many of the necessary qualities for success in the ever-evolving technology management industry. You can read the full story here.
This Library of American Landscape History film features landscape design program faculty member, Darrel Morrison. "Designing in the Prairie Spirit" includes interviews, photos and coverage of the prairies where Morrison grew up, and the designers and conservationists who influenced his career.