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37 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
CALE 2020: Leadership Innovator Podcast | The Future of Tech Sector Leadership
Technology leaders today are faced with the intersection of urgent legal, trade, and privacy issues that the tech sector must address. In this podcast, former FTC Commissioner and industry veteran Mozelle Thompson '76CC, '79SIPA, '81LAW discusses this increasingly critical topic.
45 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
CALE 2020: Who's Saving The Planet - Economics, Energy, Environment, And National Security
Join Lex Kiefhaber '17BUS, of the Who's Saving the Planet Podcast, and Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, for a timely conversation on the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. These need to be addressed holistically and coherently rather than as separate issues if we are to save our planet.
66 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
CALE 2020: From Sharecropper to Shareholder
In this new podcast, Rendel Solomon '05BUS shares his story and his mission. His great-grandparents were sharecroppers, picking cotton for meager wages. Nearly 70 years later, Rendel bought his 8-year-old niece shares in public companies, creating a new family legacy. Now, through his non-profit One Stock One Future, Rendel is on a mission to instill hope and turn 1 million underserved youth into empowered shareholders.
38 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
CALE 2020: Leadership Innovator Podcast | Becoming a Trusted Leader
Leadership Innovator Podcast | Becoming a Trusted Leader Caroline Ceniza-Levine ’93BC - Speaker Co-Founder and Career Coach SixFigureStart Inspiration is important, but truly effective leadership requires the ability to engender trust— both within your organization and among your audience. In this segment, Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC analyzes this key leadership trait and offers tips on how to cultivate it yourself. Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC is a longtime recruiter, media personality on career issues and a career coach who helps people make a great living doing work they love. A Senior Contributor to Forbes, Caroline also formerly wrote career columns in Money, CNBC and Portfolio. She has appeared as a guest expert on CNN, CNBC, CBS, FOX Business and other outlets. As a coach, Caroline has worked with professionals from Amazon, Conde Nast, Goldman Sachs, Google, McKinsey, Tesla, and other leading firms. Caroline teaches at Columbia University, wrote “Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career“ and created the online courses, “Behind The Scenes In The Hiring Process” and “Making FIRE Possible”. Caroline specializes in career change and is a multiple-time career changer (classical pianist, banker, consultant, executive recruiter, actor, HR, entrepreneur…). Her latest career adventures include running SixFigureStart® career coaching, and CostaRicaFIRE, a personal finance and real estate site.
50 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
CALE 2020: Leadership in Times of Crisis
To kick off the the Columbia Alumni Association's (CAA) Columbia Alumni Leaders Experience (CALE) 2020, tune in to a timely episode of What in the World?, a podcast by Bunmi Akinnusotu '14SIPA, which has been specially prepared for alumni leaders. What in the World (https://soundcloud.com/what-in-the-world-podcast) normally explains policy issues such as elections in other countries and trade wars. But behind every policy, is a person. A person or group of people researching ideas and writing arguments. And then there is the person or group of people affected by the policy. This episode gets personal and presents three women who embody the different perspectives of policymaking and whose experiences are connected. These women are leading from where they are despite the world being a mess: Dr. Tener Veenema, a disaster nurse who leads other disaster nurses; Grelia Steele, a vibrant emergency manager and Phebean Akinwande, a Nigerian immigrant who for 30 years has cared for the elderly. This episode was produced in partnership with the Diversity in National Security Network, Ink Stick Media, and Columbia University. Production Assistant is Mandy Kwan.
10 minutes | May 17, 2019
In 1963, a man named Don Buchla made history. Under commission by a pair of avant-garde composers, Buchla designed one of the world’s first modular synthesizers, helping to change the course of pop music. Today Buchla’s earliest creations are prized commodities—the Library of Congress currently owns one, and the Smithsonian reportedly tried to acquire the one belonging to Mills College. Columbia’s Computer Music Center is home to not one but three of his seminal instruments, much of which were most likely soldered together by the inventor himself. Now, this rare gem is receiving a first-ever scrupulous restoration. The Low Down's Acacia O’Connor '18JRN checks in with the student group that has spent the past two years patiently coaxing a priceless artifact back to life.
13 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
The Low Down's Acacia O'Connor '18JRN brings you the story of Denise Murrell '04, '10, '14GSAS, curator of the groundbreaking "Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today," at the Wallach Art Gallery on Columbia's new Manhattanville campus, who discusses the story behind the hugely popular exhibit.
24 minutes | Oct 20, 2018
The Low Down Goes to the Opera
The Cagliari Opera House, one of Italy’s most renowned opera companies, presented the first modern rendering of the opera in the Rotunda of Columbia's Low Library. In this episode of The Low Down, we take you on a trip to the opera with the works of Lorenzo Da Ponte, the author of Mozart’s most important opera librettos, and the first Professor of Italian at Columbia.
16 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
The Doctor's Office
Nuclear war. Jimmy Kimmel. Lionel Richie. What do these things have in common? Dr. Irwin Redlener. We take you inside the doctor's office on this episode of The Low Down.
16 minutes | Mar 27, 2018
On the latest edition of The Low Down podcast, Columbia University's Acacia O'Connor spoke with everyone's favorite chef, Michael DeMartino of Columbia Dining, about his cooking beginnings, what he loves about his job, what his last meal would be, and the special thing he does for students during his impressive commute.
20 minutes | Oct 14, 2017
Society of Women Engineers: The Future of Science
Society of Women Engineers: The Future of Science by Columbia Alumni Association
47 minutes | Oct 2, 2017
Julia Bacha ‘03GS: Behind the Scenes of Non-violent Resistance
Julia Bacha ‘03GS: Behind the Scenes of Non-violent Resistance by Columbia Alumni Association
28 minutes | Sep 16, 2017
Ayushi Roy ‘14CC: We Need Human Rights at Home in the U.S.
Ayushi Roy ‘14CC: We Need Human Rights at Home in the U.S. by Columbia Alumni Association
20 minutes | Sep 4, 2017
Nicole Crescimanno ‘11GSAS: The Art of Climate Activism
Nicole Crescimanno ‘11GSAS: The Art of Climate Activism by Columbia Alumni Association
22 minutes | Aug 21, 2017
A’Lelia Bundles ‘76JRN: Writing History Herself
A’Lelia Bundles ‘76JRN: Writing History Herself by Columbia Alumni Association
1 minutes | Jul 31, 2017
Coming Soon: "The Future Is..."
The Low Down is launching a special mini-series this summer.
25 minutes | Jul 19, 2017
Talking Science with Brian Greene
You may have noticed that we’ve been digging into our archives a lot. To be fair, there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on at Columbia and we want to revisit some talks that haven’t gotten a lot of attention lately. One of those talks was with Columbia physicist Brian Greene. In 2014 he sat down with the writer, and award-winning TV correspondent, Gideon Yago '00CC to talk about World Science U, Columbia's Science Initiative, and some of his out-of-this-world ideas. This episode includes excerpts from the conversation. If you’re interested in hearing the full discussion, you can watch that here: https://youtu.be/h94Rd9AIfwE?t=9m25s
25 minutes | Jul 6, 2017
Jack Dorsey's Tools for Entrepreneurs
Odds are good you’ve heard of Jack Dorsey. He’s the co-founder of Twitter and the co-founder of the mobile payment company, Square. In 2013, Dorsey gave a talk at Columbia and, at the time, it was the largest entrepreneurship event in Columbia history, attracting over 1,000 Columbia students, alumni, and friends. Since we’ve been digging into the archives lately, we thought we’d play you some highlights from that keynote address where he talks about how he turned his obsession with urban maps, punk music, art, and coding into a micro blog that has changed the way we communicate. This episode includes excerpts from his talk. If you’re interested in hearing his full presentation, you can watch that here: https://youtu.be/byBmeC9E5Os
22 minutes | Jun 25, 2017
Can Engineers Help Deliver Babies?
Last year, Kristin Myers gave a lecture to Columbia alumni returning to campus for reunion. Myers is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and her talk offered an engineering perspective on why women give birth preterm. Specifically, she explored the biomechanics of pregnancy and how engineers work with clinicians to try to understand why some women give birth before term and how we can stop it. You’re about to hear some excerpts from her talk. Now, if you’re still thinking, what is preterm birth and what does biomechanics have to do with it? Don’t worry – you’re about to find out. If you want to find out more about the work that Kristin is doing, check out The Myers Soft Tissue Lab website: https://kristinmyerscolumbia.com/
25 minutes | Jun 6, 2017
Jazz, Mind, Brain
If you haven’t heard of the Columbia Center for Jazz Studies, that’s a shame, but we can’t be too disappointed in you. After all, the center is still relatively new. It was founded in 1999 and, since then, it has been integrated into the Core Curriculum at Columbia College. That means a lot of College students are getting exposed to music that isn’t exactly topping the charts nowadays. But the Center for Jazz Studies takes a more broad view of the genre than one might initially think. Courses at the center look at jazz as it relates to technology, community, innovation, and even neurology. It’s that last approach that you’re going to hear about in this episode. You’re going to hear vibraphonist Stefon Harris demonstrate jazz improvisation as it relates to issues of mind-brain coordination and creativity. You’re also going to periodically hear questions posed by Columbia professor of neuroscience, Michael Shadlen. To find out about upcoming events from The Columbia Center for Jazz Studies, visit jazz.columbia.edu.
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