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Sunday Routine: How the Members of the Band AJR Spend Their Sundays

From planning their next tour to going out for sushi, the Met brothers are, for the most part, inseparable.
Tags: Pop and Rock Music, Columbia University, AJR (Music Group


Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs

First Round Capital has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school. Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation led by Eric Tarczynski, is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropo...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, California, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Economy, Engineer, Mit, Austin, Harvard


Will choosing between too many presidential candidates paralyze voters?

The Democratic primary field has grown to be one of the largest in history, partially due to a desire to take down Donald Trump.But this may backfire; social behaviorists warn that presenting people with too many choices can produce choice overload, resulting in paralysis and regret.What are the negative effects of being offered too many choices? Are there any benefits to be had from this huge field of candidates? None Here's a fun exercise: try to list all of the Democratic candidates for the 2...
Tags: Politics, Democracy, Government, Joe Biden, Policy, Chicago, United States, Innovation, Columbia University, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Pepsi, Sheena Iyengar, Iyengar


Columbia University to produce Obama presidency oral history

CHICAGO (AP) — Columbia University Libraries in New York will produce the official oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. Obama Foundation officials announced Thursday that the project at The Columbia Center for Oral History Research will provide a record of the decisions, actions and effects of Obama’s presidency. The former president is a graduate of […]
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Columbia University, Obama Foundation, Columbia University Libraries, Columbia Center for Oral History Research


Public Speaking

I don’t do as much public speaking as I used to. Fortunately my colleagues at USV have picked up the slack and we are still out there telling the world what we believe in and why. I think that is critical to building the brand of an investment business. Because it is Blockchain Week in NYC, I have done a number of public speaking events this week and have two more today. I also did something up at Columbia University last week for a friend and do a fair number of public appearances for the K12 C...
Tags: Trends, USV, Life Lessons, Crypto, Columbia University, CS Education, Olaf Carlson Wee


Voices in AI – Episode 87: A Conversation with Sameer Maskey

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode Episode 87 of Voices in AI features Byron speaking with Sameer Maskey of Fusemachines about the development of machine learning, languages and AI capabilities. Listen to this one-hour episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm and I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Sameer Maskey. He is the founder and CEO of Fusemachines and he’s an adjunct assistant professor...
Tags: Blog, Seo, Artificial Intelligence, Nepal, Machine Learning, Columbia University, Ai, Voice, Agi, Columbia, Byron, Bates College, Byron Reese, Pedro Domingo, Master Algorithm, Openworm Project


From IKEA to Home Depot, major companies are offering 'intrapreneurship' programs that let top talent lead their own startup-like projects. Here's how they work.

Home Depot, IKEA, and Accenture are examples of major companies with innovation labs. The labs are designed to attract the brightest minds in technology, giving them a place to channel their entrepreneurial spirit with the security of working for an established organization. Companies benefit as well, because they're less likely to lose their top talent to the startup world. Alphabet, Google's parent company, has a famous innovation lab called X. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington Dc, Ikea, Marriott, Columbia University, Accenture, Copenhagen, VentureBeat, Georgia Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Markham


Harlem Chamber Players: Friday, May 31 at 7 PM: Season Finale Gala Orchestra Concert

Ariel Rudiakov, conductor;  Janinah Burnett, soprano;  Ashley Horne, violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola Season Finale Gala Orchestra  Concert Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7 PM Miller Theatre at Columbia  University 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)  New York, NY 10027 (This venue is wheelchair- accessible.) Click here for directions. Click here to view and print a  flyer Tickets $50 - VIP Patron reserved  center orchestra  seating $...
Tags: Religion, Broadway, Columbia University, New York Ny, Viola, Terrance McKnight, Ashley Horne, William J Zick, Samuel Barber Knoxville, Harlem Chamber Players, Ariel Rudiakov, Harlem Chamber Players Inc, Amadi Azikiwe, Janinah Burnett, 116th Street New York NY, Claremont Avenue


Genomic collision may explain why many kidney transplants fail

Up to 1 in 7 kidney donors and recipients may have a type of genetic incompatibility that leads to organ rejection, researchers at Columbia University have found.
Tags: Science, Columbia University


Ann, Nancy and Quincy

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Heart for my "Anatomy of a Song" column on their 1977 hit, Barracuda (go here). I spoke with Ann and Nancy Wilson, Roger and Mike Fisher and Mike Derosier about the sexist ad and remark that led Ann Wilson to write the lyrics to the song. [Photo above of Ann Wilson, left, and Nancy Wilson courtesy of Facebook] Here's the band performing Barracuda in 1977... Also in the WSJ, I interviewed Moby for my "House Call" column in the Mansion...
Tags: Facebook, New York, New Jersey, Jazz, Columbia University, John Coltrane, Mansion, ANN, East Coast, Wall Street Journal, Ross, James, Alfred, Quincy Jones, Roxy, Don


Trade war: Trump warns China not to retaliate over tariffs - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a deepening trade war hit shares in AsiaLatest: Trump warns China will be hurt badlyChina vows not to surrender Yuan hits lowest level since January; soybeans at record lowAmerica now drawing up tariffs on all Chinese goodsIntroduction: Beijing expected to retaliate to US tariffs 12.20pm BST Is Donald Trump correct that China picks up most of the new tariffs on their goods entering the US, as he just tweeted?It appear no...
Tags: Business, China, US, International Trade, Economics, UK News, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Global Economy, Columbia University, University Of California Berkeley, Donald Trump, Yuan, Ucla, Trump


AT&T Byron Nelson picks: Why our experts don't expect Jordan Spieth to turn it around in his hometown

Jason Sobel, the Action Network's senior golf expert, joins our weekly panel, which includes a PGA Tour caddie, offering insight from the range and putting green of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson, thanks to our partnership with The Caddie Network; two of the most respected fantasy golf experts, Pat Mayo of DraftKings and Brandon Gdula of FanDuel; and Columbia University senior lecturer and Ph.D. Lou Riccio, who uses predictive analysis and modeling to forecast winners in golf. Read on t...
Tags: News, Fantasy Sports, Columbia University, Jordan Spieth, Byron Nelson, Jason Sobel, Action Network, Pat Mayo, Caddie Network, Brandon Gdula, Lou Riccio


"Rewriting the Sentence Summit on Alternatives to Incarceration"

The title of this post is the title of this great event taking place next month in New York City hosted By Columbia University and The Aleph Institute at Columbia Law School.  Though I have played a small role in helping to plan the event, some folks much more talented than me have arranged for an extraordinary array of great speakers to be at the event (as detailed at this link). The event website provides this overview: What is the Rewriting the Sentence Summit on Alternatives to Incarceratio...
Tags: Law, New York City, Columbia University, Columbia Law School, Douglas A Berman, Aleph Institute


There’s gold in your brain — we now know where it came from

A unique, tiny grain of stardust has provided a look at the early universe. Computer simulations point to a single neutron-star collision as a significant source of heavy metals. Gold is more than bling — it's in our neurons. None If you've got a thing for gold, you'd better have some money. Not only is the precious metal beautiful, but the amount of it in the universe is finite. A new study concludes that a single neutron star merger some 300 parsecs away produced a significant amount of it. ...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Gold, Chemistry, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Columbia University, University Of Arizona, Antarctic, UA, Heavy Metals, Cosmos, Marka, Szabolcs Marka


36 Lessons for Business & Life from Trillion Dollar Coach Bill Campbell

BILL CAMPBELL was one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley. He helped to build some of Silicon Valley’s greatest companies including Google, Apple, and Intuit and to create over a trillion dollars in market value. In Trillion Dollar Coach, authors Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle, state that “without a doubt, Bill Campbell was one of the people most integral to Google’s success. Without him, the company would not be where it was today.” Campbell was a co...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, Bill, Intuit, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Bill Campbell, Campbell, Google Apple, Facebook He, Sheryl Sandberg COO


Scientists Discover a Game-Changing Way To Remove Salt From Water

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: [T]he ability to quickly and easily desalinate water has long been a goal of scientists around the world. And now, a group of researchers from Columbia University believe they've found a way to do it. The process is called Temperature Swing Solvent Extraction (TSSE) and it's designed to purify hypersaline brines (water that contains a high concentration of salts, making it up to seven times as salty as seawater). This kind of waste water is produced...
Tags: Tech, Columbia University, Cnet, Columbia Engineering, Ngai Yin Yip, Environmental Science Technology Letters Read


Scientists Think They've Found the Ancient Neutron Star Crash That Showered Our Solar System in Gold

Two astronomers think they've pinpointed the ancient stellar collision that gave our solar system its cache of precious gold and platinum -- some of it, anyway.In a new study published May 1 in the journal Nature, the duo analyzed the remnants of radioactive isotopes, or versions of molecules with different numbers of neutrons, in a very old meteorite. Then, they compared those values with isotope ratios produced by a computer simulation of neutron star mergers -- cataclysmic stellar collisi...
Tags: New York, Science, European Space Agency, Columbia University, University of Florida, Marka, Szabolcs Marka, Bartos, Imre Bartos


Could the Inuit Steer Us Through Climate Change?

Cheryl Ramalho/GettyWhen I set out to talk to traditional navigators in the Arctic, Australia, and Oceania, I had not anticipated how intricately the issue of climate change would be intertwined in these conversations. Again and again the indigenous communities I visited happened to be on the front lines of climate disruption, and only later did I fully appreciate that it was often because of their unique cultural practices, including oral transmission of information through generations and meth...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Nasa, Mit, Atlantic, Alaska, Arctic, Columbia University, South Pacific, Greenland, Lapland, North America, Pacific, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Columbia


At 16, She Schooled A Republican Senator On Planned Parenthood. That Was Just The Beginning.

In April 2017, 16-year-old Deja Foxx stood up at a town hall with Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona and questioned him about his support of legislation allowing states to block health clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal Title X family-planning money, a move that makes it more difficult for low-income people to access birth control, cancer screenings, and more."I just want to state some facts," she said to Flake. "I'm a young woman; you're a middle-aged man. I'm a person of color, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mac, Arizona, Columbia University, Jeff Flake, Columbia, Trump, Foxx, Spike, Teen Vogue, Flake, Sen Jeff Flake, Karamo Brown, Tonya Lewis Lee, Deja Foxx


At 16, She Schooled A Senator On Planned Parenthood & That Was Just The Beginning

In April 2017, 16-year-old Deja Foxx stood up at a town hall with Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona and questioned him about his support of legislation allowing states to block health clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal Title X family-planning money, a move that makes it more difficult for low-income people to access birth control, cancer screenings, and more."I just want to state some facts," she said to Flake. "I'm a young woman; you're a middle-aged man. I'm a person of color, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mac, Arizona, Columbia University, Jeff Flake, Columbia, Trump, Foxx, Spike, Teen Vogue, Flake, Sen Jeff Flake, Karamo Brown, Tonya Lewis Lee, Deja Foxx


Other Fiction Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth: Mammon. V1 [German] 2.5.2019

Das hier vorgelegte eBook "Mammon" von Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen ist eine eigene (mittlerweile meine dritte hier in MR erschienene) Übersetzung eines bislang noch nicht ins Deutsche übertragenen Buches . Es handelt sich dabei um einen 1891 in den USA erschienenen Roman, der im Original den Titel "The Mammon of the Unrighteousness" (386 Seiten; die Übersetzung bringt es auf ca. 480 Seiten) trägt. Eine vollständige Übersetzung des Titels (Der ungerechte Mammon) erschien zu ungefüg, zumal die Anspi...
Tags: Books, Usa, ePub Books, Columbia University, Wie, Edith Wharton, Buch, Scheu, Leser, Gunnar, Titel, Handlung, Beschäftigung, Friedrich Spielhagen, Boyesen Hjalmar Hjorth, Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen


FutureLearn takes $65M from Seek Group for 50% stake in UK online degree platform

Edtech and recruitment continue to converge. London-based online degree platform, FutureLearn, is taking £50 million (~$64.6M) from Australian-based online job matching group, Seek, in exchange for a 50 per cent stake in the business — just days after the same group led a massive Series E in U.S. online learning giant Coursera. U.K. distance learning veteran, the Open University — which had wholly owned the FutureLearn platform up til now — retains a 50 per cent stake in the business followin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, London, Education, Australia, Mexico, Tech, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Columbia University, Accenture, Edtech, Johns Hopkins, Open University, Financial Times


Women to Watch Argentina 2019

For the fifth consecutive year, Adlatina and Ad Age will honor a group of outstanding women in the field of marketing and communications in Argentina. The event will be held at the Four Seasons hotel on Monday, May 27. Gabriela Balestrieri, marketing manager at Santander Río She has worked at Santander Río for 21 years. At the beginning it was developed in the operations area and then moved to the commercial area. He was responsible for strategic alliances, mass promotions, shows and the Sup...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Mexico, Germany, Advertising, Unilever, Paraguay, Argentina, American Express, Ibm, South America, Columbia University, Uruguay, Coca Cola, Shell, Mondelez International


George Clooney and Microsoft’s TrialWatch hopes to put a spotlight on injustice

Microsoft and The Clooney Foundation for Justice unveiled the TrialWatch app Thursday during an event at Columbia University — a new tool in CFJ’s ongoing effort to shine a light on injustice in courts around the globe. The post George Clooney and Microsoft’s TrialWatch hopes to put a spotlight on injustice appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Columbia University, George Clooney, Brad Smith, Clooney Foundation for Justice, High-tech Furniture, Tech For Change


“Sunlight is the best disinfectant’: Clooney, Microsoft unveil TrialWatch app

Microsoft and The Clooney Foundation for Justice unveiled the TrialWatch app Thursday during an event at Columbia University -- a new tool in CFJ’s ongoing effort to shine a light on injustice in courts around the globe. The post “Sunlight is the best disinfectant’: Clooney, Microsoft unveil TrialWatch app appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Columbia University, George Clooney, Brad Smith, Clooney Foundation for Justice, High-tech Furniture, Tech For Change, Clooney Microsoft, CFJ


How to Talk to a Political Opponent Without Losing Your Cool

In a hard-to-find windowless room deep inside a New York university, some difficult conversations are taking place. But this is not unusual, because this is a Difficult Conversations Laboratory. Though it does not physically resemble a dungeon, it probably should. Researchers conducting experiments here routinely generate the kind of excruciating discomfort that most of us spend every family gathering trying to avoid. Participants sign a waiver warning them that the experiments could cause str...
Tags: New York, Parenting, America, Hillary Clinton, Columbia University, Israel Palestine, John Gottman, Coleman, Friedman, Gary Friedman, Peter T Coleman


Tay joins TA Associates

TA Associates said April 23 that it hired Andrew Tay as a senior vice president in its Hong Kong office. Tay was previously a vice president at Baring Private Equity Asia in the firm’s Singapore office. PRESS RELEASE TA Associates Announces New Hire in Hong Kong BOSTON and HONG KONG, April 23, 2019 – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the hiring of Andrew Tay as a Senior Vice President in its Hong Kong office. “We are pleased to welcome Andrew to TA Assoc...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Trends, People, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Columbia University, Ta, Andrew, Asia Pacific region, Tay, SDA, Andrew Tay, Operations Research


Professor Who Scanned All of Notre Dame Died Months Before Fire

Andrew Tallon (Vassar College/Columbia University)Few people outside certain techie and cultural heritage circles had ever heard about self-described ‘gadget geek’ Andrew Tallon’s work until Monday, when Notre Dame cathedral in Paris went up in a cloud of smoke. Tallon, a Belgium-born Vassar College art professor who died six months ago at the age of 49, of terminal brain cancer, was the first—and the last—person to digitally scan the entire 850-year-old cathedral. He used special lasers to crea...
Tags: Europe, News, Paris, European Commission, Belgium, Wisconsin, Columbia University, Time Magazine, National Geographic, Notre Dame, Afp, Viola, Tallon, Vassar College, Vassar, Tibor Navracsics


Billy Collins Teaches Poetry in a New Online Course

In its latest release, Masterclass has launched a new course, which they describe in the trailer above and the text below. You can . The cost is $90. Or pay $180 and get an everything from filmmaking, to acting and creative writing, to making music and writing plays. Each course is taught by an eminent figure in their field. Known for his wit, humor, and profound insight, Billy is one of the best-selling and most beloved contemporary poets in the United States. He regularly sells out ...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Poetry, America, United States, Online Courses, Columbia University, Npr, Billy, Facebook Twitter, Billy Collins, Sarah Lawrence, Lehman College, City University of New York Now


Black Columbia Student’s Confrontation With Security Becomes Flashpoint Over Racism on Campus

A video of Alexander McNab being pinned down by security officers is adding to a broader conversation about how students of color are treated at one of the nation’s most prominent universities.
Tags: News, Columbia University, Racial Profiling, Barnard College, Race and Ethnicity, Alexander McNab