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Postcrypt exhibit explores artistic collaboration through cross-university partnership

By Rowanne Dean / Spectator Staff Writer October 21, 2014, 1:07am A childhood game is given an artistic makeover in Postcrypt Art Gallery’s newest exhibit. This Friday, Postcrypt will present “Exquisite Corpse” in partnership with students from Wesleyan University. “Exquisite Corpse” began as an artistic game among Surrealist artists in the 1920s in which a group of artists, sharing a folded piece of paper, would each draw parts of a body based only on the very bottom section of what their partner had drawn before them. After a quick back-and-forth, the artists would reveal the final—often disjointed and bizarre—figure. “The weird thing about this game is that it’s collaborative, but you have your own autonomy in your given space,” the exhibit’s organizer, Katie Lee, CC ’16, said. As in the original game, drawings, poetry, and collage will be presented, but the Postcrypt artists have used contemporary technology to expand the game to include choreographed dance pieces, [...]

Postcrypt exhibit explores artistic collaboration through cross-university partnership2014-10-23T15:59:33-04:00

Union Theological Seminary – Space Rentals

The Seminary welcomes space reservations for conferences, retreats, business presentations, board meetings, dinners, and weddings. Three large welcoming rooms are available for rental: the Social Hall, the Refectory and James Chapel. We also offer superb in-house catering services. Union Theological Seminary is a residential and educational community, therefore, an 11:30 p.m. curfew on music is enforced, and guests are requested to remain in the vicinity of their event. Rooms are rented for an 8-hour period (consisting of five (5) hours for event and three (3) hours for clean up). Each additional hour will be charged at $500.00/hr. All rooms require a $500.00 refundable deposit to confirm the reservation. Cancellations made fewer than four (4) months before the event will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit, unless the space can be rented again. (Full refund can be arranged only if notice of cancellation is received one month in advance). Full payment of room rental fees is [...]

Union Theological Seminary – Space Rentals2018-10-10T14:01:57-04:00

Cathedral of St. John The Divine – Space Rentals

Event and Facility Rentals The Cathedral welcomes inquiries about use of its capacious and dramatic spaces for corporate and not-for-profit events and facility rentals. While the Cathedral primarily serves its diverse communities, its history, architecture, and capability to seat more guests than many Broadway theaters make it a highly desirable New York City event and performance venue, with the capacity to accommodate the finest arts professionals from around the world. When not in use for its own programming, the Cathedral is pleased to consider requests for public and private events. For details, please contact Isadora Wilkenfeld at (212) 316-7468 or email at iwilkenfeld@stjohndivine.org.

Cathedral of St. John The Divine – Space Rentals2017-04-12T14:45:05-04:00

Making Conflict Work: TC Psychologist Peter Coleman launches his new book on Oct. 9th at TC

Published in TC People 9/30/2014 “What can you do when your boss holds all the cards and enjoys being a jerk? Or when an employee you really depend on is constantly whining and being difficult? Or when vitally important clients insist on being demeaning? Those questions, and others about “the challenges and opportunities we face when we find ourselves in conflict with those in authority… and with those we have authority over,” are the focus of Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement, (Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) coauthored by Peter T. Coleman, Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of TC’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, and psychologist and executive coach Robert Ferguson. The two will discuss their work at TC at a book launch on Thursday, October 9th, from 6 to 8 pm in 179 Grace Dodge Hall. Johnston Barkat, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Ombudsman & Mediation Services (M. Phil. ’01) will [...]

Making Conflict Work: TC Psychologist Peter Coleman launches his new book on Oct. 9th at TC2014-11-19T21:18:14-05:00

Frank Nuara – Chief Operating Officer of Bank Street College

Frank Nuara assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer for the College in 2010, after serving as the College's Vice President for Finance and Administration from 2001-2010, Executive Director of Finance from 1999-2000, and Controller from 1997 to 1999. As Chief Operating Officer, Frank is responsible for all administrative and financial functions of the College. This includes overseeing the following function: Budgeting, Human Resources, Risk Management of Facilities, Business Office, Bursar, Purchasing, information Technology and Auxiliary Services. Nuara also serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and with the investment, finance and audit committees of the Board of Trustees. Prior to Bank Street, Frank was the Assistant Treasurer/Controller for the Fashion Institute of Technology. His professional affiliations include the National and Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers. He is an elected trustee to the Valley Stream School District #24 Board of Education. Frank received a BBA from Bernard Baruch College, and a MBA [...]

Frank Nuara – Chief Operating Officer of Bank Street College2015-06-29T15:33:01-04:00

Richard A. Madonna, Jr. – Vice President of Finance & Operations at UTS

Richard Madonna joined Union in 2010 after holding the position of Director of Finance and Administration for Yale University's Offices of the Vice President and General Counsel, of the President, of the Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs, of University Properties and the Investments Office and affiliated 501c3's. He previously served as Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of Cooperative Research/Technology Transfer at Yale, as the Director of Finance and Administration at the Yale Divinity School & Berkeley Divinity School, and prior to that as Senior Internal Auditor at Yale University. Rich also spent several years in public accounting at Marcum LLP (formerly Simione, Scillia, Larrow & Dowling). He co-founded the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, a program to help foster entrepreneurship at the University among undergraduates. Mr. Madonna is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CPE). Rich, as [...]

Richard A. Madonna, Jr. – Vice President of Finance & Operations at UTS2015-06-29T15:33:06-04:00

Nancy Streim – Associate Vice President of Teachers College

Nancy Streim joined Teachers College in August 2007 as the Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships and has an appointment as Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost. Streim's role is to coordinate the College's activities in NYC public schools and develop new and more intensive partnerships with the Department of Education, local communities and local schools. Dr. Streim came to Teachers College after nineteen years at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education where she most recently served as Associate Dean for Educational Practice. Dr. Streim's research interests include university-school collaboration and science education in urban schools. She recently completed a year long project for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in which she documented principles underlying successful university-assisted public schools across the U.S., and she has served as principal investigator for five major grant-funded projects that address the teaching and learning of math and science in elementary and middle grades.

Nancy Streim – Associate Vice President of Teachers College2019-05-03T10:52:09-04:00

Barnard names Robert Goldberg as Chief Operating Officer

June 04, 2014 Dear Colleagues, It is my great pleasure to announce that Robert Goldberg has been named the next Chief Operating Officer of the College. Chosen from a remarkable group of final candidates, Rob brings an extraordinary depth of experience in budget, finance, and policy management to this vital role. I will be honored and delighted to welcome him to Barnard on August 11, 2014, when he begins his tenure as COO. From the start of the search this spring, the committee was charged with finding an imaginative leader with vision, energy, and a distinguished record of administrative achievement. At this important moment in the College’s history—with a strategic planning process underway, and a major fundraising campaign in its early stages—we were seeking a candidate who could lead and develop a team of experienced professionals, manage and secure our complex fiscal landscape, and navigate the nuanced environment that is Barnard. Rob Goldberg’s financial expertise and [...]

Barnard names Robert Goldberg as Chief Operating Officer2014-09-25T16:20:45-04:00

Countdown to OHNY Weekend

After months of planning, the 12th Annual OHNY Weekend is now just three weeks away! As we head into the home stretch, I wanted to reach out to you, as the Primary Contact for your site or tour, to go over a few housekeeping items. To wit: Key Dates: There are a number of important dates coming up over the next few weeks. Here are the highlights: Wednesday, 9/24: Site & Tour Sponsor Reception (Wollman Hall, 6-8pm, Click here to register) Tuesday, 9/30: OHNY Weekend Guide & web listings go live at ohny.org; printed guides become available at a dozen info hubs around the five boroughs Wednesday, 10/1: Reservations for Advanced Reservation tours go live at ohny.org Thursday, 10/2: The issue of Time Out New York with 150,000 Weekend Guide inserts hits subscriber mailboxes and newsstands Week of 10/6: Volunteer contacts will be emailed to you early in the week; toward the end of the week, [...]

Countdown to OHNY Weekend2014-09-24T18:14:16-04:00

Morningside Heights Scavenger Hunt – Volunteer Opportunity

Morningside Area Alliance is seeking a team of 8 Neighborhood Guides with a passion for architecture and exploring new neighborhoods for a one-time volunteer opportunity on Saturday, October 11, 2014. You will work as part of a team of volunteers and neighborhood residents to introduce hundreds of visitors to Morningside Heights, also known as Manhattan's Oasis on the Hill, or "Academic Acropolis." Guides will give directions (training provided), distribute a beautiful color promotional brochure of neighborhood sites, and help families participate in the Morningside Heights Scavenger Hunt. Location: Meet at the Morningside Area Alliance Booth at 116th and Broadway during the 22nd Annual Upper Broadway Fall Festival. Duties: Greet visitors. Assist families with interactive GARGOLYES OF MORNINGSIDE booth exhibit. Help form teams for the Morningside Heights Scavenger Hunt. Some volunteers will do a bit of walking, and all will be standing most of their shifts. Taking photographs. Soliciting feedback on the event (survey). Times: Available Shifts [...]

Morningside Heights Scavenger Hunt – Volunteer Opportunity2014-12-11T17:43:17-05:00

Riverside Church Rentals and Services

Organizations and individuals looking to hold weddings, receptions, concerts, rehearsals, conferences, video productions and meetings in a unique public space will feel right at home at The Riverside Church. We offer a wonderful blend of history and architectural design which translates beautifully to the many locations within the building. This historic landmark provides both grand and intimate spaces and some premium amenities from staging to working fireplaces, all lending warmth and ambience to your special event. We also provide in house catering, dressing rooms, event planners and floral options.

Riverside Church Rentals and Services2018-10-10T13:44:57-04:00

International House

If you’re looking for the perfect location for an upcoming wedding, concert, reception or meeting, look no further than International House. International House offers several public spaces, each with a unique feel, making it the perfect location for your upcoming event. Alumni of International House receive a discount on all public room rentals. Rooms available for rental include the Dodge Room, the Edmonds Room (Home Room), the Hall of History (Davis Hall Foyer) and Davis Hall. Because space is limited and the House is committed to providing its residents the highest quality experience, the House gives preference to those events that are most compatible with its mission. The House’s academic and summer programs receive priority for all facilities at all times. Because International House is a private residence, all events must end by 11 p.m. Available Rooms Davis Hall features a New England-style interior, hardwood floors, a crystal chandelier, and a skylight. This space seats 250 [...]

International House2017-04-12T15:18:14-04:00

Join Us for High Holiday Services at JTS—Register Now

For decades, JTS has served as the makom tefillah (place of prayer) for Jews of the Upper West Side and the JTS community on the High Holidays. JTS's High Holiday services are warm, welcoming, and fully egalitarian, featuring traditional liturgy, engaging melodies, and words of Torah to enhance the prayer experience. To attend High Holiday services at JTS, you must register in advance. JTS offers two High Holiday services: Main Service—Feinberg Auditorium Led by Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Rabbi Julia Andelman, Dr. Alan Cooper, and Liza Wohlberg. Chancellor Arnold Eisen will deliver a sermon at Kol Nidrei services. Kehillah Minyan—Women's League Seminary Synagogue Led by rabbinical student Lauren Henderson and doctoral student Rabbi Benjamin Resnick. Space is limited. JTS will also host Kehilat Hadar for Rosh Hashanah. Reservations are required and open to members of the Hadar community. For more information, please visit www.kehilathadar.org. View a schedule of JTS High Holiday service times for 2014. Reservations If you are planning on making JTS your makom [...]

Join Us for High Holiday Services at JTS—Register Now2014-09-10T16:51:53-04:00

Amale Andraos Appointed Dean of Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Aug. 12, 2014 Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced his appointment of Amale Andraos as the next dean of the University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She is an associate professor of architecture, planning and preservation at the School and a principal at WORKac, a New York-based firm devoted to projects that seek to reinvent relationships between urban and natural environments. The appointment is effective on September 1. “An inspiring teacher, a respected colleague, and a pioneering practitioner whose innovative commissions in cities around the world have earned widespread admiration, Amale is a new leader among a rising generation of creative architects and designers of our physical environment,” said Bollinger. “She is just the kind of person who can further expand the role of the School as a center of interdisciplinary thinking across Columbia about how to develop a more just and sustainable society.” Andraos is a leading voice on urbanism and [...]

Amale Andraos Appointed Dean of Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation2014-09-10T16:30:38-04:00

Zuckerman Institute Introduces Local High School Students to Brain Research

Aug. 14, 2014 Over the summer Idniel Paula headed to Nobel laureate and University Professor Eric Kandel’s neuroscience lab, donned a white coat and peered through a microscope. His daily routine resembled that of many experienced scientists but not of a typical 16-year-old high school student. He was part of BRAINYAC (Brain Research Apprenticeships in New York at Columbia), a research program at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute that places New York City high school students in laboratories for five weeks during the summer following training sessions on Saturdays during the preceding months. Funded by the Pinkerton Foundation, it helps students broaden their scientific knowledge, hone research skills and learn about possible biomedical careers. It is one element of the Zuckerman Institute’s unique mission to increase public understanding of brain science, especially in our community. The 19 students, primarily minorities, earn a $1,000 stipend and present their research at the end of the summer to faculty [...]

Zuckerman Institute Introduces Local High School Students to Brain Research2014-09-10T16:25:24-04:00
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