May e-News 2010

May 2010





In the News
A High-Minded Look at Electric Cars, The New York Times, April 23

Journalism Names Co-Director of Dual-Degree, School of Journalism, April 21

Prof. Sia's Lab that Fits in a Hand, Popular Science, April 13 __________

New Associate Dean for Advancement - Peggy Maher will become the new associate dean for advancement at Columbia Engineering beginning May 1. MORE

All Engineering Alumni are encouraged to vote for the 2010 CEAA Slate of Officers and Managers as well as participate in the Alumni Poll. Click here to vote by May 4th!

Special Invitation
For Reunion Years and the Class of 2009 - Join the Class of 2010 as they celebrate their graduation from Columbia Engineering on Class Day! We would like to invite you to carry your class banner and march in the annual Parade of Classes at Engineering Class Day, Sunday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. To RSVP or find out further details, please contact Scott Kelly, Alumni Programs Coordinator, at

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Commencement Set for May 18

Engineering Class Day kicks off Commencement festivities at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, featuring as keynote speaker alumnus and Professor Emeritus Paul Brandt-Rauf, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Columbia University Commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18.



Engineering & IBM Form Green Jobs Initiative
Columbia Engineering and IBM have launched a joint initiative to provide technology and academic resources to prepare students for the emerging green economy. MORE

Dual-M.S. With Journalism Launches
Columbia Engineering and the Graduate School of Journalism have announced plans to launch a dual-degree to prepare a new generation of professionals. MORE


CSTB Appoints Professor Bellovin
Professor Steve Bellovin has been appointed to the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, which advises the nation’s leaders on science, engineering and medicine. MORE

India Honors Professor Somasundaran
The Indian government has awarded the Padma Shri title to Ponisseril Somasundaran, Columbia Engineering’s LaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering. MORE


VIDEO: Arseniy Kukanov - Ph.D. '13, IEOR
Kukanov is in his second year at Columbia Engineering, after graduating from Moscow State University in Russia. He worked there in a bank, which attracted him to the field of finance. MORE

VIDEO: Panel on Electric Cars & NYC
Columbia Engineering hosted a panel of technology experts from the School and industry on Friday, April 23, that addressed the question "Is New York Ready for Electric Cars?" MORE


Café Science, May 10
Extreme Science—Secrets Hidden Under Polar Ice, with Antarctic Researcher Robin Bell, director of ADVANCE at Columbia University's Earth Institute and a Doherty Senior Research Scholar MORE

Brown, MIT & Columbia Spring Fling, May 12
Join alumni of Brown, Columbia, and MIT for a relaxed evening at the Obivia Lounge with drinks and appetizers as we celebrate Springtime. Capacity is limited so sign up now! Register here.

Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 3-6
Columbia Engineering wants you to join with classmates for a weekend of nostalgia, reminiscing with former classmates and professors, making new memories, and having lots of fun! Register

Dean's Day, June 5
Please join us for the welcome reception June 3 and on June 5 for a wide range of activities including lectures, a concert, the Magill Lecture and the Dean's Day luncheon. Register


WEBINAR: Twitter Your Way to a New Job
Tuesday, May 18, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (EST)
Learn how Twitter can enhance your reach and reputation, deepen your digital footprint, and lead to job search success.  Register

Columbia Professional Networking Events
Networking Breakfast: First and Third Thursday of each month
CPN After Work: One evening each month. Full Calendar

Columbia Alumni - Seeking new job options?
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