GIS Trainings!

Exciting events are coming in the next few weeks! In cooperation with MEss (Monitoring & Evaluation Student Society), we are going to have trainings and a brownbag lunch on GIS, which was the most requested training topic. The trainings are tailored those who want a basic or more intermediate understanding of GIS, and the brownbag will help you understand how GIS is being used in the field. Hopefully, these events will give you a leg up on the competition as you apply for summer internship. Looking forward to see you!

NMTF/MEss Brown bag: GIS in field (Megan will talk about how she uses GIS in her work with the Earth Institute)

Wednesday, 4/17, 1-2pm, IAB Room 405A

Speaker: Megan Cassidy (Program Associate, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute)

 *Lunch provided

NMTF/MEss Workshop 1: GIS Basic Skills

Friday, 4/26, 11am-1pm, DSSC Data Services (Digital Social Science Center), Lehman level 2, below the computer lab

Speaker: Jeremiah Trinidad-Christensen (DSSC)

NMTF/MEss Workshop 2: GIS  Intermediate-basic skills

Friday, 5/3, 11am-1pm, DSSC Data Services, Lehman level 2, below the computer lab

Speaker: Dara Mendeloff (CIESIN)          

Other events:  

The World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group: Sustainable Development for Human Security

Thursday, 4/18, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Columbia University, Lamont Campus, Monell Building Auditorium

Speaker: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Lee Schwartz , Director, Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, U.S. Department of State; Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), The The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Ayako Kagawa,Chief Geographic Information Officer, United Nations Disengagement and Observer Force and Geographic Information Officer, United Nations Cartographic Section; Deborah Balk, Associate Director, CUNY Institute for Demographic Research; Marc Levy, Deputy Director, CIESIN, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Register and details:

Crai Bower “From Pitch to Paycheck”

Monday, April 15, 5pm – 6pm, Stabile Student Center (map)

Speaker: Crai Bower

SPJ presents Crai Bower “From Pitch to Paycheck – The Reality of Living the Dream as a Travel Writer. Crai Bower contributes scores of articles and photographs annually to more than 30 publications and online outlets including Alaska Airlines, Journey, and Inspirato magazines, The Toronto Star, Travel + Leisure Digital, and MSN Travel, where he is also the lead travel blogger. He frequently speaks throughout North America at travel-related conferences. His book of humor, “Farts: A Spotter´s Guide,” has sold over 250,000 copies and been translated into five languages. He contributed four chapters to Fodor´s “Vancouver-Victoria” (2010) and is profiled in the bestselling photography book, “Seattle 100: Portrait of a City – Voices that Matter.” He is the television travel commentator for KCPQ-13 and is widely syndicated on Tribune Broadcasting.  @craisbower

Delacorte Lecture: Keisha Minor, Editor-in-Chief, Brides Magazine

Thursday, April 18, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, World Room (map)

The Delacorte Lectures, presented each week in the spring semester, examine aspects of magazine journalism by a leader in the field of magazine publishing. The series is headed by Victor Navasky, the George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and director of the Delacorte Center.