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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.
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.
Closed Loop Advisors, the sustainability management consultancy cofounded by JD Capuano, May 2012 graduate of Columbia’s M.S. in Sustainability Management program (SUMA), now can be counted among hundreds of forward-thinking small businesses and several large ones, including Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, and the Cabot Creamery dairy cooperative. The common factor is B Corp Certification, which designates a business that meets standards set by the B Lab nonprofit agency for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It’s like LEED Certification, but for an entire business instead of a single building, and it’s an achievement Capuano and his business partner, fellow SUMA graduate Sami Abbay, knew they wanted when they started their business a year-and-a-half ago, when both were still Columbia students.
Last month, several hundred delegates gathered at Kings College, London, for the first international Narrative Future for Health Care Conference, co-organized by Rita Charon, founder of Columbia's Narrative Medicine program.
President Obama’s recent reflections on Trayvon Martin and race in America remind Steven Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, of the danger of living too much in the present and expecting that the world of tomorrow will look like the world of today.
Closed Loop Advisors, the sustainability management consulting firm cofounded by Sami Abbay and JD Capuano, 2012 graduates of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, has gained B Corporation Certification, reflecting its commitment to positive social and environmental impacts within their business practices, accountability, and transparency.
amNew York takes a look at the School of Continuing Education’s online education model, which allows students and faculty to communicate using social networking and other tools.
As Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management, Steve Cohen has concerns about the thin research base supporting this new field.
Let’s stop all this talk about creating a CDO position, argues Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management Program. “Technology will continue to evolve,” he writes, “but every specific function does not need another executive.” Organizations should continue to look to one senior executive to manage all the complex issues concerning technology–the CIO.