Kazuya Takishima: Developing a Global Perspective on Risk

“Columbia is preparing me to be a leader,” says Kazuya Takishima (’19SPS, Enterprise Risk Management), who works as an Associate for Nomura Holding Americas Inc. and is learning about mitigating risks across an organization.

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Dr. Yvette Burton to Advise on Talent Strategy for Federal Reserve Board

The Master of Science in Human Capital Management program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies is helping set the course of talent strategy for the Federal Reserve Board.

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What's Next in the World of Fintech?

Fintech and Applied Analytics student clubs from SPS recently hosted a panel on the future of fintech in collaboration with the Fintech club from Columbia Business School.

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Rita Charon Reflects on a Life of Narrative Medicine

In the fall 2018 issue of Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, NEH Chairman Jon Parrish interviews Dr. Rita Charon, who will deliver the 2018 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in Washington, D.C. on October 15.

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Craig Irvine Writes an Appreciation of Rita Charon

Dr. Craig Irvine, Academic Director for the Master of Science in Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University, who has known Dr. Rita Charon for 20 years, has written an appreciation of her life and career on the occasion of her being named 2018 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities.

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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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