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Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen writes about the growing need for sustainability management skills around the world. As human society advances, and consequently uses resources at a rate that grows exponentially each year, having skilled professionals who can manage those resources and help governments and businesses preserve the limited supply will become more and more necessary.
The Earth Institute's State of the Planet blog has an updated selection of posts and news. Included in this blog round-up are profiles of a faculty and alumna, a post on the sustainability of the Brooklyn Navy Yards, and coverage of the effectiveness of online discussions when teaching sustainability.
Dr. Arthur Langer, Academic Director of the Executive Master’s in Technology Management program at the School of Continuing Education, will participate in the Wall Street Journal CIO Network in San Diego, on January 14 – 15, 2013.
In August 2012, Babi Kruchin, an instructor in the School of Continuing Education’s American Language Program, attended a week-long education fair in Brazil, with stops in Brasilia, São Paolo, and Rio de Janiero. Under the auspices of U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration/EducationUSA, representatives of 66 U.S. universities participated in the largest education trade mission in history.
What started in 1912 as a $15 language course for immigrants in New York City has evolved into a robust linguistic and cultural curriculum with a focus on professional and academic fluency in the United States.
Joseph Yi works with high school students during the week, and spends his weekends volunteering as a mentor for even younger students.
Yi, Enrollment Coordinator for the Summer Program for High School Students, began volunteer work when he was a Columbia College undergraduate, volunteering with the non-profit New York Asian Women’s Center, whose mission is to mentor adolescents who have been affected by domestic violence. For three years he coordinated Columbia’s involvement with the Center, in charge of 10 – 15 students. “It took a lot of time and effort,” he says, “but I became invested in it.”
Interim Academic Director, Katrina (Kate) Pugh’s article, “Sharing Hidden Know-How,” was published in the May issue of the Henry Stewart peer-reviewed publication, Journal of Digital Media Management. This article summarizes the elements of the unique conversation-based knowledge transfer process called the “knowledge jam.”
Fundraising Management graduate Sarah Coulam put her skills to work - she raised money for the Children's Tumor Foundation by participating in the Lake Placid Iron Man. As Coulam put it, "fundraising allows us to give others hope."
A sizable share of the U.S. organizations recruiting egg donors online don't adhere to ethical guidelines, according to a recent study by bioethics program director, Dr. Robert Klitzman.