Your Weekly Low Down | August 26, 2016

What you need to know this week from the Columbia Alumni Association: 

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Preview: Columbia Energy Exchange

Every once in a while, we like to shake things up a bit at The Low Down and give you a peek at some other Columbia-related podcasts out there.

In this preview, we’re featuring an episode from the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast. The Columbia Energy Exchange is a weekly podcast series by the Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. Each episode explores the most pressing energy issues with top leaders in government, business, academia, and civil society to enhance the global energy policy dialogue.

In this episode, host Bill Loveless sits down with a Columbia expert to discuss the effects of the Iran nuclear deal, since its implementation in January 2016. The landmark deal between Iran, the US, UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany was developed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and lift the nuclear-related economic sanctions on Iran.

You can hear more interviews about current energy issues and trends by subscribing to the Columbia Energy Exchange through their website at energypolicy.columbia.edu or through iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.


Your Weekly Low Down | August 19, 2016

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) was victorious at the ALUMpics! Read about this and more exciting news in this week's Low Down roundup: 

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Columbia Celebrity Sightings

One of the many enviable perks of being a Columbia student is being able to meet people of all different cultures and backgrounds just by walking on campus. Notably, this includes the celebrities and renowned individuals that Columbia students may just casually bump into and meet. 

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Smart Looks Like This—The Story of The CAA Shop

Columbia alumni have been known to wear their passions and school pride proudly.

In 2016, that concept was made literal with the launch of the CAA Shop—a new online store featuring products with designs and messaging that help alumni affiliate with and represent the Columbia Alumni Association, the University, and important causes in the world today.

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Your Weekly Low Down | August 12, 2016

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) has been sweeping the ALUMpics this week!

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The Benefits of a Career Transition

By Kris Ishibashi '78BC, '82BUS of the Columbia Career Coaches Network

You’ve been successful in your career for more than ten years. You learned quickly, worked on great projects, and you advanced. Everything was going really well, and then you wake up one day realizing that you have plateaued. What do you do?

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Visiting Rio: Top Tips from a Local

Rio is experiencing something of a moment right now, thanks to the Olympics. So, whether you're already in the city, planning a trip post-Olympics, or are just curious about the "cidade maravilhosa" (marvelous city), we asked a Rio local (the Vice President of the Columbia Alumni Club of Rio) to offer her top 10 tips, activities, and must-sees. 

Should you plan to be in Rio in August, be sure to join the Rio Club for a special happy hour at Bar Astor on August 11. Mix, mingle, and celebrate Columbia by the beach. RSVP here.

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Olympics Edition: Going for Gold

dimas.jpgTrent Dimas graduated from the Columbia School of General Studies in 2002. He also worked for an advertising agency in New York, graduated from law school, coached gymnastics at Yale, and now works as a fundraiser for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

But before doing all that, Trent won a gold medal in gymnastics at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona, Spain.

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2016 Olympics Coverage

The Olympics are finally here! So, we've rounded up the latest Olympic news, insights, and coverage from the Columbia community. Learn about the Columbia athletes who are competing in the games, Columbia Olympians from previous games, health and economic updates coming out of Rio, and much more.

 

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