Val Ackerman Named First Commissioner of New Big East

The new Big East has hired founding WNBA President and Master of Science in Sports Management faculty member Val Ackerman as its first commissioner.

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How to Improve IT Leader Selection, Performance, and Succession

CIOs believe the key to IT leadership is not technical ability but driving results and change through people, according to a major quantitative research study developed by Russell Reynolds Associates in partnership with Art Langer, Academic Director for the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management.

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Better Late than Never: Obama, Climate Change, and the Renewable Economy

Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute, is encouraged that President Obama considers the transition to a renewable energy economy a major theme of his second term.

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What Should be Done to Crack Down on Bad Charities

Doug White, M.S. in Fundraising Management faculty member, joins a panel discussion on KQED public radio to discuss the recent joint investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting, the Tampa Bay Times, and CNN, what should be done to crack down on bad charities, and how to make good decisions about where donors can send charitable dollars.

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Val Ackerman Suggests Changes to NCAA Basketball

Val Ackerman, the WNBA’s first president and M.S. in Sports Management faculty member, feels that women’s college basketball needs to make changes if the sport is to grow.

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Doug White Weighs in on "America's Worst Charities"

Commenting on reportage by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting identifying America’s worst charities, Doug White, M.S. in Fundraising Management faculty member, dismisses the argument that charities without telemarketers would have no money.

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Fisher-Yoshida and Riley to Present at Association for Conflict Resolution Conference

Faculty and Academic Director Beth Fisher-Yoshida and faculty member Michele Riley, both of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, will present at the 12th annual conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter on June 20, 2013 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Fisher-Yoshida will speak on a panel about “Higher Education in Conflict Resolution” and both she and Riley will present for a workshop, “Coaching in the Caucus.”

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The Problems with Money and Medical Testing

Bioethics program faculty member Kenneth Prager weighs-in on health care costs in a letter to the editor of The New York Times.

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Columbia Graduates Largest SCE Class Ever

More than 500 students, the largest class yet, graduated from Columbia’s School of Continuing Education’s 13 master’s programs on May 22, 2013.

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The Centrality of the Politics of Energy

The addiction to energy and the seductiveness of energy-based technology is contagious. But fossil fuels are finite, causing climate change when burned and ecological damage when extracted from the ground. These two fundamental facts will motivate human ingenuity to develop better alternatives, writes Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute.

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