Rainforest-Friendly Livelihoods Can Be More Lucrative Than Gold Mining

A recent study from Columbia University suggests that sustainable activities—including Brazil nut harvesting and fish farming—can outpace the financial gains of gold mining and serve as a solution to long-term forest conservation in the Amazon.

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SPS Community Relations Offers Career Discovery Lab for High School Students

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) Community Relations department is collaborating with the Columbia Double Discovery Center (DDC) to offer a nine-week survey course, “Career Discovery Lab: Turning Interests and Passions into Careers,” for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders from DDC’s partner public schools in fall 2018.

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Five Ways Data is Changing the Way You Shop

Analytics can provide a richer, more nuanced view of customer buying behavior, given the increase in the number of channels by which consumers can access products. Here are five ways data is changing the game in retail.

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Americans to Receive Cell Phone Alert From Trump in First National Test

The fact that you can’t turn off the new national alert system may be “upsetting and concerning to some people,” says Andy Whitehouse, lecturer in political communications for the Programs in Strategic Communication at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.

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Cheryl Dixon Speaks on Advertising Week Panel

At the recent Advertising Week New York 2018 conference, M.S. in Strategic Communication lecturer Cheryl Dixon took part in a panel discussion on what brands must do to engage today’s conscious consumers.

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The Five Biggest Bioethical Issues of the Next Five Years

Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, predicts the five biggest bioethical issues of the next five years.

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Conflict As A Catalyst For Corporate Success

To most organizations, conflict is a scary word. It conjures up visions of disgruntled employees, frazzled leaders, and minimal progress. But conflict can help—rather than hurt—an organization, writes Dean Jason Wingard.

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Want to Help After a Disaster? Consider Waiting.

Natural disasters such as Hurricane Florence engender large amounts of philanthropic support, partially due to media coverage. Yet most of this aid is given quickly and addresses immediate needs, as opposed to longer-term recovery and reconstruction efforts. What’s the best way to help victims?

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SPS Welcomes Inaugural Master’s Cohorts in San Francisco

The hybrid cohorts of the Master of Science programs in Applied Analytics, Bioethics, and Strategic Communication programs at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies began their first in-person intensive study last month.

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Five Ways to Feel Less Overwhelmed

Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Academic Director for the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, suggests five ways to reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed.

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