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#Columbia University Chief Digital Officer Developing MOOCs

 #Columbia University Chief Digital Officer Developing MOOCs

Graduate Journalism Professor Sree Sreenivasan, is now working to coordinate an online learning strategy across Columbia University.  His focus for Columbia thus far is to work on hybrid programming for low-residency programs, to connect people to Columbia who aren’t already, and to elaborate the [Full Story…]

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

Students in NYC will now have access to a $500,000 fund put into place by First Round Capital. The initiative, The Dorm Room Fund, was begun in Philadelphia and last year invested in student-run start ups at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel. NY-based Partner Phin Barnes, said that the idea [Full Story…]

Columbia Student Calls for Support of Innovation, Tech

Columbia Student Calls for Support of Innovation, Tech

Andrew Hitti, a Columbia College student majoring in Computer Science, wrote an article in the Columbia Spectator calling for more support of innovation at his school. At the end of November the Brownstone Review Committee at Columbia will be determining who will move into the vacated fraternity [Full Story…]

Columbia Inks Deal for Applied Sciences NY Campus

Columbia Inks Deal for Applied Sciences NY Campus

NY recently announced a deal with Columbia University for a new science institute. This is the city’s fourth science and technology campus agreement, after CornellNYCTech, New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress and the New York Genome Center. All four universities competed in [Full Story…]

Gurley Brown Gives $30 Million to Columbia Univ. for Media Innovation Center

Gurley Brown Gives $30 Million to Columbia Univ. for Media Innovation Center

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, has donated $30 million to Columbia University’s School of Journalism and Stanford University’s engineering school. The two schools will form an institute for media innovation named after Gurley Brown and her late husband, David [Full Story…]

Debian Conference 2010 to be Held at Columbia

Debian Conference 2010 to be Held at Columbia

The 2010 Debian Conference for developers and project participants will be held at Columbia University on August 1st - 7th, in collaboration with the Columbia Computer Science Department. In Debian Conference's eleven-year history, this will be the first time it's being held in the USA. [Full Story…]

Math Whizzes Abandon Wall Street for Tech Jobs

Math Whizzes Abandon Wall Street for Tech Jobs

The entrepreneurial interests of students who grew up during the Internet age and the ethical cloud that hangs over NY finance is causing a growing number of math student considering jobs in NYC's technology community.  Schools like NYU and Columbia, which graduate several hundred [Full Story…]

FT.com Partners with Foursquare for Subscription Giveaway

FT.com Partners with Foursquare for Subscription Giveaway

The UK's Financial Times is working with NY-based Foursquare on a social networking partnership that would give free subscriptions to FT.com to some users who "check in" on Foursquare at selected spots near highly rated business schools and financial centers. For this giveaway, [Full Story…]

Interview With Sree Sreenivasan

Interview With Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan, the Dean of Student Affairs at the Columbia University's School of Journalism, says he's an evangelist and a skeptic of social media. Evangelical about Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, skeptical about Foursquare, Google Buzz and Google Wave. Mediabistro's Aliya S. King [Full Story…]

Celebrity-Sponsored Tweets “Waste of Money”

Celebrity-Sponsored Tweets "Waste of Money"

During a panel at the BRITE Conference, going on now through tomorrow at Columbia University, Yahoo's principal research scientist Duncan Watts presented his findings on influencers on Twitter. After a 2 month analysis, he found that while it is hard to identify and quantify influencers on [Full Story…]

Two Metro-Area Twitterers Take Home #ShortyAwards

Two Metro-Area Twitterers Take Home #ShortyAwards

NYConvergence ORIGINAL Two metro-area Twitter users took home awards last night at the Second Annual Shorty Awards, Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker, who won a Shorty Award in the "Government" category, and Sesame Street, which tied for an award in the "Best Brand" category.  [Full Story…]

BRITE Conference Continues Today at Columbia

BRITE Conference Continues Today at Columbia

Following up on our coverage yesterday of the BRITE conference at Columbia University, we obtained some more interesting insight from David Polinchock's blog on today's sessions. Seth Godin opened with a conversation about tribes, which are either centered around spiritual beliefs, work or [Full Story…]

BRITE Conference Begins at Columbia

BRITE Conference Begins at Columbia

NYConvergence attended the opening day of the BRITE Conference today at Columbia University. Digital marketing and media dominated conversations at the show with industry veterans like Jeff Jarvis and Seth Godin speaking. Topics such as the current Skittles campaign were addressed. David Polinchock [Full Story…]

Unemployed Reporters Beef Up Online Skills

Unemployed Reporters Beef Up Online Skills

In order to enhance their chances of finding a job, unemployed New Yorkers in the media industry are using their off time to enroll in courses aimed at updating their online writing and design skills. Courses are being offered online as well as off: - Noble Desktop, digital training center in Soho [Full Story…]

Professors Aim to Teach with Blogs and Online Video

Professors Aim to Teach with Blogs and Online Video

Crain's New York Business (subscription required) Professors at New York City's Hunter College are devoting sixty hours of their summer to training focused on how to incorporate blogs and online video into their teaching. Crain's notes that since today's students are so engaged in the digital world, [Full Story…]