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Archive for January 2008
January 15, 2008

Blogging Means Business

It is hard to believe that just 10 years ago no one had yet used “google” as a verb, sent an email invitation to another person requesting declaration of their friendship to the world, or even remotely considered penning a Wikipedia entry.

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January 14, 2008

Putting Skills to the Test in Africa

If I think too much about it, Nigeria scares me. But my nervous tension is dwarfed by the excitement that only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity can create.

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January 11, 2008

Master Architect Designs Manhattanville Campus

Looking at Renzo Piano’s design for Manhattanville (the future home of CBS), one can see why this world-renowned architect is often described as “a master of light and art.”

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January 11, 2008

Friends Shouldn’t Let Friends Make Recommendations

Facebook users sent a strong message to the company in November: don’t share our online buying information. But how valuable is this information among friends?

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January 10, 2008

What You Can Get From a Messy Desk

“Since the book was published, I feel a lot more pressure to have a messy desk,“ said Professor Eric Abrahamson in a recent conversation.

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January 09, 2008

How to Start a Microcredit Investment Fund

The cofounders of Microlumbia tell how their experience at Columbia propelled them to start something big — really big.

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January 08, 2008

Why Do Dancers Smoke?

In the face of strenuous physical demands, many dancers smoke cigarettes — to the detriment of their health. Why do they do it? The answer may surprise you.

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January 07, 2008

Can Video Games Teach Algebra?

On a giant video screen, robot avatars armed with space-age immobilizers competed in a 3D landscape. But in order to win, these players better know their algebra.

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January 07, 2008

Music and the Double-Entry System

“Did you know Alan Greenspan was a great saxophone player?” said Professor Julian Yeo. “He toured with Henry Jerome and his orchestra after high school.”

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