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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A Sustainability Consultancy That "Walks the Talk"

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.

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A Recap of the Narrative Future for Health Care Conference

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.

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Sustainability, Racism, and America's Capacity to Change

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.

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