Aleksandar Hemon on Storytelling, Grief, and American Medical Care

At the October 2013 edition of Narrative Medicine Rounds, author Aleksandar Hemon read from his essay “The Aquarium” on his daughter’s isolating illness, took questions, and reflected on the purpose of writing and storytelling, American medical care, grief, and the language of catastrophe.

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Morton Deutsch Reflects on Conflict Resolution

Morton Deutsch, E.L. Thorndike Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at Teachers College and founder of College’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, reflects on his work in conflict resolution.

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Beth Fisher-Yoshida Interviews Dr. Robert Ferguson on Power and Conflict Intelligence

Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Academic Director of Columbia’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program and Co-Chair of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, speaks on WKCR with Dr. Robert Ferguson, a professional therapist, coach, consultant, and instructor at Columbia’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.

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Designing Effective Knowledge Networks

Knowledge networks are “collections of individuals and teams who come together across organizational, spatial and disciplinary boundaries to invent and share a body of knowledge.” The eight critical design dimensions of knowledge networks are the focus of new research by Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director of Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy Master’s Program. Knowledge networks, also called “communities of practice,” are a central subject in the Networks and Collaboration course Pugh teaches.

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Corporations Must Gain Speed and Agility, Emphasizes P&G CIO

Filippo Passerini, Group President of Global Business Services and CIO of Procter & Gamble, addressed an audience of 100 C-level executives, Columbia faculty, students, and guests during an invite-only CIO Forum breakfast, held at the Columbia Club on September 6 by the School of Continuing Education’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program and hosted by Arthur Langer, the program’s Academic Director.

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Who Won in the NFL-Retired Players Settlement?

In an article for Progressive Law Practice, Carla Varriale, who teaches Sports Law and Ethics for Columbia’s M.S. in Sports Management program and is an attorney with Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale, LLP, comments on the settlement between the NFL and nearly 4,500 retired players who have suffered “cognitive injury.”

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Will New York City Continue to Have a Green Mayor?

On the day before New York City’s primary elections, Steven Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, asks whether the green initiatives of the Bloomberg era will remain a priority of the new mayor and whether the city will continue to be a leader in sustainability planning and management.

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Cancer Gene Sequencing Raises New Medical Ethics Issues

Genomic information can now become electronic information almost immediately, cautions Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program.

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Henrietta Lacks' Genes and All of Yours?

Referencing recent developments in the case of Henrietta Lacks, Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, writes that a tsunami of genomic info is about to hit us, and we are utterly unprepared.

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Alumnus Q&A: Finding a Dream Job with a Construction Administration Degree

Greg Brooks, Columbia University School of Continuing Education class of 2013, had an MBA and a 20-year career as a private banker. Now he manages all renovation projects for HSBC Bank nationwide. His M.S. in Construction Administration from Columbia helped him get there.

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