A Message from the Dean on Giving Day

Columbia Giving Day, the one-day online fundraising event that encourages friends and alumni to unite and help their favorite schools win prizes in matching funds, was another huge success for the School of Continuing Education.

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How Much Say Should Donors Have on How Charities Use Their Funds?

Doug White, Faculty with the M.S. in Fundraising Management program, comments on donors who wish to retain control over how charities use their donations, and the ethics of a complicated case in Michigan involving a cancer researcher who relocated but whose donated funds and equipment didn’t follow.

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IKNS Facilitator Gail Gottehrer on Litigation, Discovery, and Technology

Law Technology News profiles Gail Gottehrer, who assisted her friend and colleague, Anne Kershaw, in teaching a course for Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy M.S. program, Information Policy and Regulatory Issues: Knowledge, Ethics and the Law.

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Alumnae Launch Landscape Design Firm

Katherine L. Aul and Hannah Warren, both 2012 graduates of Columbia University’s Landscape Design master’s program, with their partner Leone Kraus, have launched their own landscape design firm, Staghorn Design Studio.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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