Patent Protections Impede Public Health

Angelina Jolie’s openness about her decision to undergo mastectomies ignores the fundamental issue of justice and health care: why the costs of genetic testing are so high and what can be done to reduce the cost.

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Rebuilding Beach Communities Requires a Balance Between Science and Policy

Sustainability decision-making requires the input of a wide variety of experts, including ecologists, environmental scientists, lawyers, health experts, economists, political scientists, engineers and a number of other disciplines.

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Advancing to the UN with a Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Degree

Columbia’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution master’s program enabled Shweta Dhiman to better understand her purpose and move beyond a career in finance to an ombuds role with the United Nations.

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Lee Lowenfish Discusses the Man Who Broke Baseball's Color Line

Lee Lowenfish, lecturer for Columbia’s Master of Science in Sports Management program, speaks with L.A. Theatre Works about Branch Rickey, the man who signed Jackie Robinson and broke Major League Baseball’s color line.

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Sustainability and the Generational Divide

Steve Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, observes that the “Sustainability Generation” understands the world’s potential and limits in a way that older generations cannot.

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Corporate Boards Relying More on CIOs For Opportunities

At Columbia’s inaugural CIO Forum, “What Boards Need From Their CIOs,” Virginia Gambale, a former CIO who now sits on the board of JetBlue Airways Corp. and serves as a mentor to students in the Executive M.S. in Technology Management program, says corporate boards are turning to CIOs less to manage tech risk and more to focus on opportunities in cloud, mobility, and Big Data.

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Rethinking Restoration Relief Post-Sandy

The disruption Superstorm Sandy caused to lives and communities has been unnecessarily and unacceptably long, says Steven Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia’s Earth Institute.

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Art Langer Addresses CIO Visions Conference, Technology Business Management Council Roundtable

Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management program, delivered addresses this week at the CIO Visions conference in Brooklyn and the Technology Business Management Council’s Executive Roundtable in Houston. Both events targeted CIOs and senior IT executives and covered strategic decision making, as well as business intelligence- and cloud-based solutions to changing and challenging IT environments. Langer discussed the shift in mindset necessary for technology executives to establish a seat at the table in the C-suite as a respected strategic partner, strategic advocacy, and the personal attributes and organizational philosophy CIOs require to become a next-generation leader.

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Collaboration Begins with Relationship Building

Driving collaboration cannot just be top-down but throughout the IT organization, says Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management Program. And those that do not collaborate–or foster collaboration–will become obsolete.

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Debating the Ethics of Paying Donors for Organs

On the CBC Radio program, The Current, Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program at Columbia University, voices concerns about a system that pays donors for organs.

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