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Past Events

Date:
Mar 05, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center
Speaker(s):
Susannah Cahalan
Date:
Feb 20, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
David Goldhill

David Goldhill, former President of Universal Television Group, will discuss how he entered the healthcare policy debate with his 2009 Atlantic article and subsequent memoir, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father—And How We Can Fix It (Knopf, 2013). This session is presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs. Refreshments will be served.

Date:
Feb 04, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Date:
Jan 24, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Edith Updike

Most cover letters are formulaic and boring. Applicants are too afraid of offending to risk standing out. And in an era of automated screening, one can legitimately ask: Do cover letters even matter?

This seminar offers reasons why standing out in a crowded labor market is more necessary than ever. Attendees will gain insights on the roles and goals of a good cover letter and how to use audience insight to showcase themselves to greatest effect. Through analysis of cover letters that worked, they will come to a fresh understanding of pitching strategy and learn to distinguish elegant flourishes from cheap gimmicks. The workshop will demonstrate the core principles of persuasive writing to help applicants attune themselves successfully to a range of readers and provide them with a framework for taking calculated risks in their professional prose as they seek employment.

Date:
Dec 04, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Dr. Arthur Kleinman

This edition of Rounds will feature Dr. Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He has authored, coauthored, or edited dozens of books, including What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life amidst Uncertainty and Danger (Oxford University Press, 2007), Deep China: The Moral Life of the Person – What Anthropology and Psychiatry Tell Us about China Today (University of California Press, 2011), and Japan’s Wartime Medical Atrocities: Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics (Routledge, 2011).

Date:
Nov 12, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University Medical Center, 650 W. 168th St.

Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine program is hosting a day-long event commemorating the 20th anniversary of Philadelphia, the groundbreaking film starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. “Philadelphia Twenty Years Later: Narrative and the Epidemic” will mark the milestone with a series of sessions that includes a reunion of director Jonathan Demme and the team directly involved in the film, as well as performances and discussions involving those who lived through the era and guided the narrative.

Date:
Nov 11, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Armand Hammer Building, Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University’s program in Narrative Medicine presents a free Veterans’ Day screening of the award-winning film by writer-director K. Lorrel Manning, Happy New Year, a hard-hitting portrait of the human cost of war.

Date:
Nov 06, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Rachel Adams

This edition of Rounds will feature Rachel Adams, a writer and Professor of English and American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of numerous academic articles and book reviews, as well as three books: Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination and Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America (both published by the University of Chicago Press), and her most recent, Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery (Yale University Press). Her writing has also appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Times of London.

Date:
Oct 02, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center

This edition of Rounds will feature author Aleksandar Hemon, whose The Book of My Lives, his first book of nonfiction, was published earlier this year. He also has written The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and three collections of short stories. Hemon was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004.

Date:
Sep 03, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University Medical Center, 650 W. 168th St.

This edition of Rounds will feature David Leventhal, member of the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1997 to 2010, and program manager and a founding teacher of the group’s Dance for PD program. A collaboration with the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, Dance for PD offers weekly classes for people with Parkinson’s at the company’s studios in Brooklyn, fosters similar classes in more than 40 communities around the world, and presents regular training workshops for teachers interested in leading Dance for PD classes.

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