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June 2015
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Columbia Astronomers Draw Roadmap for Collaboration with Chile's Universidad Católica

From May 27-29, eleven faculty members and postgraduate students from the Department of Astronomy of Columbia University met with their counterparts from Instituto de Astrofísica of the Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC) during a joint three-day workshop. Among the Columbia faculty who travelled to Chile were the Department's chair Kathryn JohnstonZoltán HaimanDavid SchiminovichMarcel Agüeros and Mary Putman. Both institutions stressed their eagerness to increase collaboration in the form of staff exchanges and joint applications to Chilean grants. Another major theme of the workshop was their joint preparation ahead of the arrival of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope to Chile in 2020. Among their many week-long activities, Columbia's team also presented their work  and engaged in small group working sessions with colleagues and students from PUC.

See also:

  Save the Date: Pre-Orientation Departure Session for Future U.S. University Students (July 8)


This workshop is geared at students who will begin undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and intensive English studies in the United States in 2015. A representative of the U.S. Consulate and Conicyt will attend the meeting and will answer questions on issues related to student visas and Becas Chile, respectively.
This event is being organized by the Santiago Center in conjunction with the State Department's Education USA.

Teachers College's Martin Vinik participates in joint workshop and conference in Chile


Adjunct Professor of the Art Administration Program at Teachers College, Martin Vinik, visited Chile in May to give two public presentations at Universidad Católica's School of the Arts, drawing more than 200 attendees. Vinik's trip was partially funded by the Santiago Center and Universidad Católica, together with a FONDART (Chilean government grant for the Arts). During his visit, Vinik shared with the Chilean arts community many useful tips on financial management, strategic planning and fundraising for the arts. One of the topics he developed during his lecture was the obsession with gigantic art venues that prioritize easthetics over functionality. He specifically mentioned the case of a theater in Dallas, Texas, where the stage was so big no show could fit the space.
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Funding opportunity for research in Chile now open until July,27


Chile’s National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) is funding international research projects in all areas of science between researchers from local and foreign universities under the Program of International Cooperation (PCI). Researchers can receive up to $35,000,000 CLP or US$57,400 per year to cover for investigation costs in Chile for a maximum of 34 months. For further information, visit CONICYT's PCI link.

Chilean Alumnus Honored with Alumni Medal


During the 2015 Commencement Day, Miguel Schloss, Business '69, was one of the 10 awarded with the Alumni Medal, which recognizes alumni for distinguished service of 10 years or more to the University. Schloss is President and CEO of Surinvest Ltda., Chile.
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