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Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute and Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia, explores a UNICEF report that shows investing in the health, education, and skills of children offers the highest economic returns to a country.
“Green office space,” vocal university students, and participants in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Carbon Challenge have brought New York City ahead of the pack in addressing global warming, notes Steven Cohen, Earth Institute Executive Director.
Business Insider points to a TEDx talk by Simon Sinek, Professor in the Strategic Communications master’s program at Columbia University, who states that trust is the basis for how communities and organizations grow and succeed. When growing a business, argues Sinek, it’s more important to hire people who share similar beliefs and values, versus hiring solely for skill.
Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, has been named a Guggenheim Fellow and the only one this year in the field of Medicine & Health. “I am thrilled to have been awarded this fellowship, and deeply honored,” says Dr. Klitzman. “The fellowship provides important support for the book I am writing about ethical, legal and social implications of assisted reproductive technologies.”
April 14 marked the tenth anniversary of the first complete mapping of the human genome. Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master’s and Certification Programs in Bioethics at Columbia University, joined the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC earlier today to talk about how human genome sequencing has changed medicine and bioethics. In addition, Dr. Klitzman wrote about this anniversary in a recent post on Psychology Today, “Am I My Genes?”
The generation born since the mid-1980s has internalized aspects of an environmental ethos. That awareness will soon have a major impact on American politics, predicts Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen.
Since nuclear power has no chance of widespread adoption in the U.S., we need to develop viable, renewable sources of energy, says Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen.
Beginning in September 2013, Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education will offer an online Bioethics Certification program comprised of four courses addressing critical issues concerning the ethical implications of advances in biology, biotechnology and biomedicine.
“Designing in trust” makes knowledge networks succeed, according to “Trusting in Us,” an article cowritten by Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director for the Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) Masters program at Columbia University, and published in the March 2013 issue of Critical Issues.
Columbia’s Business Edge program is an intensive six-week program offered by the Columbia University School of Continuing Education in partnership with the Columbia Business School. This program gives undergraduates or recent graduates with a non-business background the opportunity to acquire essential skills in finance, accounting, marketing, and management through an integrated curriculum taught by Columbia Business School faculty.