Henrietta Lacks' Genes and All of Yours?

Referencing recent developments in the case of Henrietta Lacks, Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, writes that a tsunami of genomic info is about to hit us, and we are utterly unprepared.

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Alumnus Q&A: Finding a Dream Job with a Construction Administration Degree

Greg Brooks, Columbia University School of Continuing Education class of 2013, had an MBA and a 20-year career as a private banker. Now he manages all renovation projects for HSBC Bank nationwide. His M.S. in Construction Administration from Columbia helped him get there.

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Does Progress Breed Mental Illness?

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, joins a HuffPost Live panel discussion on whether our obsession with progress and the success of others could be responsible for the dramatic increase in mental illness across the U.S.

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Gennaro, Favorito, and Brodsky Appointed to Sports Management Leadership Roles

Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education has appointed Vince Gennaro, Joseph Favorito, and Bess Brodsky to new two-year management posts for the Master of Science Program in Sports Management.

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What It Takes to Become a Successful Knowledge Leader

Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director of Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) master’s program, and Glynys Thomas, Senior Knowledge Manager of The Parthenon Group, have pinpointed key factors of experience, skills, and personality traits shared by successful knowledge management (KM) career practitioners.

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How to Give a Great Speech

Jane Praeger, faculty for Columbia’s M.S. in Strategic Communications program, explains how to give a great speech. “People would find speechwriting much easier if they realized that all they needed to do was find a key message and three great stories to support it,” she says. Read more at Forbes.

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Can We Control Our Own Genetic Destiny?

Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, speaks to CNN.com about the case of Henrietta Lacks, who in 1951 unwittingly became one of the most important contributors ever to medical research and whose family only now has say over her cells’ destiny.

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SCE Graduate Designs Courtyard For Russell Sage College

M.S. in Landscape Design program graduate Todd Haiman designed a courtyard for Russell Sage College in Troy, NY, using native plants and sustainable methods, while satisfying the college’s program requirements and the site’s constraints.

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EPA's Gina McCarthy Vows to Act on Climate Change

The EPA is under attack but its newly confirmed Administrator, Gina McCarthy, won’t let it go down without a fight, predicts Steven Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.

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How Much Should Patients Know About Their Own Genome?

In April, the American College of Medical Genetics recommended that all labs sequencing the human genome report on medically actionable mutations of 57 genes, whether or not requested by the physician or patient. In an article cowritten for JAMA, Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, argues that first we must understand how common these genes are in the general population, whether patients and the parents of pediatric patients want such information, and if so, what they will do with it.

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