U.S. Water Systems Crumbling Despite Higher Debt

The average debt of municipal water systems in the United States increased by 33 percent from 2000 through 2010, and consumers paid 23 percent more in rates on average over the same period, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Water Center.

Read More

 

We Need to Accelerate the Development of Sustainability Metrics

If we are to make the transition to a renewable resource based economy, we need to do a better job of measuring the sustainability of our organizations, cities and nations, argues Steven Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.

Read More

 

Favorito Praises Mondelez's Soccer Sponsorship

Joseph Favorito, faculty and Director of Industry Relations for Columbia’s M.S. in Sports Management program, speaks to the New York Times about snack-food giant Mondelez International’s sponsorship deal with American soccer teams and players.

Read More

 

New Big East Conference Looks to a Pro to Guide It

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Val Ackerman, Commissioner of the reconfigured Big East Conference and faculty for Columbia’s M.S. in Sports Management program.

Read More

 

Dr. Peter T. Coleman Discusses the Federal Government Shutdown

Dr. Peter T. Coleman, faculty member with Columbia’s M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, speaks about the art of negotiation in an age when compromise seems impossible, discussing with Minnesota Public Radio the shutdown of the federal government as well as the Minnesota Orchestra.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

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.

Read More

 

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.

Read More