The Definition of an Explorer

One of the most pressing and universal issues of our day is how to address climate change. Although most do agree that the environment has evolved tremendously over time, many are not aware of how rapidly the recent changes are occurring and what the consequences can mean for us in the years to come.

That’s where researchers like Hugh Ducklow come in. 

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Overcoming Automated Resume Scanners: How Can You Stand Out?

There has been buzz recently surrounding resumes being reviewed through automatic scanners and applicant tracking systems (ATS). Goldman Sachs is one company that is changing its hiring process, including an electronic screening tool for resumes and having applicants interview via a prerecorded-video platform. In a time when a computer is the first pair of eyes to evaluate your credentials, how can you stand out?

Members of the Columbia Career Coaches Network and the Columbia Alumni Career Coalition offer these eight tips: 

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It's Super Effective! Pokémon Go(es) to Morningside Campus

For those living under a rock (or Onix) this past week, you missed the launch of Pokémon Go, the new augmented reality mobile app game from Niantic and Nintendo that has been a smash hit among players around the world.

Those deep in the game already know that university campuses are PokéStop hotspots for students, alumni, and the visiting general public who are looking to catch 'em all. Morningside Heights is no exception. In fact, so many places on campus have been designated PokéStops that it's getting hard to keep track! Check out some of the most popular spots below.

Have you visited them all?

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 15, 2016

Pokemon, polo, and precision medicine at Columbia this week: 

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Who You Gonna Call?


ghostbusters2311.jpgThe Ghostbusters reboot just opened in theaters across the country. So, it seemed like the perfect time to revisit the movie that not only started it all, but also arguably gave Columbia its biggest movie cameo yet.

Don't believe us? Just check out the still (on the left) of the movie's opening title sequence with Columbia's Alma Mater and Butler Library featured prominently. Of course, Columbia looks less gloomy these days.

Keep reading for even more photographic evidence.

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 8, 2016

Get the Low Down on the latest from your Columbia alumni community:

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The New York Times and Columbia

When The New York Times and Columbia University meet, there are a number of interesting things to discover. Two of the most notable institutions residing in the heart of New York City, The Times and Columbia are linked together through the movement of people and the incredible ideas that they carry.

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 1, 2016

 

Use jazz to better your skills in the workplace and network with Columbians at a rooftop happy hour‚ÄĒour weekly Low Down to kick off July:¬†

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Hamilton and Jay: Get the Low Down on Columbia's Founding Fathers

Did you know that Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, two of America's Founding Fathers‚ÄĒand half of the "Quartet" behind the adoption of the Constitution‚ÄĒare Columbia alumni? In his book, The Quartet,¬†released last year, Joseph Ellis says¬†the men¬†were responsible for "the most creative and consequential act of political leadership in American history." ¬†

In honor of upcoming Independence Day, here are a few facts about Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.

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All That Jazz

For most Columbia students and alumni, when you hear the words "jazz at Columbia" it's almost impossible not to think of Christopher Washburne '92GSAS, '94GSAS, '99GSAS. Washburne is an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance program at Columbia. In addition to being a jazz scholar, he's a jazz musician in his own right. He has performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Tito Puente, Justin Timberlake, Marc Anthony, Celine Dion, and the list goes on. His most common instrument of choice is the trombone, though he also plays the tube, the didjeridu, and percussion.

In this episode, we play you a mashup of two talks that Washburne gave at Columbia. One he gave as part of the School of Professional Studies (SPS) T@lks Columbia series. The other was delivered to Columbia staff members. In both talks, Washburne explores the creative process of jazz, paying particular attention to the role that collaboration and improvisation plays. And in this exploration, he delves into how this process can inform your everyday decisions in the workplace, from leadership and adaptability to innovation and risk management.

Who knew jazz was so useful? Well...Washburne did.

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