In mid-October, Wellesley College’s professor Marjorie Agosin – also a poet, human rights activist, and literary critic—spoke about Akhmatova´s life and work in the context of the series the commemorate the one hundred years of the Russian Revolution jointly organized by the Santiago Center and local universities Católica de Valparaíso, Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile.
The Panama Papers and the report “Vacations in no Man’s Sea” were portrayed as two examples of serious, thorough and uncompromising investigate reporting, as well as of good instances of joint-collaboration between media outlets and journalism schools, in an event featuring Ernest Sotomayor, Dean of Student Affairs & Director of Latin American Initiatives at Columbia School of Journalism.
Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of biological sciences, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017, shared with Richard Henderson and Jacques Dubochet “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.”
Radio Ambulante is an award-winning Spanish language podcast, distributed by NPR, which uses long-form narrative radio journalism to report on Latin American and Latino stories. Since its creation in 2012, it has covered themes, events, and people from all over the continent in a groundbreaking, unique audio sequence that includes reporters’ descriptions, interviews, dialogues, and realistic backdrop sounds.
The rapid growth of waste materials generated by humanity and the ever-increasing scarcity of landfill space worldwide have resulted in a major environmental problem. Faced with this challenge, municipalities and companies are seeking alternative solutions to the age-old method of landfilling. The only proven alternative for the management of the post-recycling waste, that means the waste with no value in the market or recovery potential, is thermal treatment for the recovery of energy (waste-to-energy or WTE).
Every year, millions of individuals suffer from acute stroke, the second leading cause of death globally, as well as other neurological emergencies. Stroke, severe traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and spinal cord injury all cause significant morbidity and mortality. Often in resource-limited settings, delays in diagnosis and appropriate management lead to poor outcomes such as death or permanent and significant neurological deficits.
With an extremely successful festival on Film Noir –featuring presentations, reviews and commentaries on “Double Indemnity” (1944), “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947) and “Kiss me Deadly”(1955)-- Richard Peña ended his one-week visit to Chile in late August.
Maggie Hopkins, Program Coordinator at the Columbia’s Business School’s Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America program (ECLA) traveled to Chile in mid-August to meet with local entrepreneurs and start-ups interested in applying to the program.
The questions board members should ask and how/when to ask was the focus of a very successful seminar on corporate governance held by the Santiago Center as part of its joint series with Columbia’s Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership on “The Role of Directors in Creating Long-Term Value.”
On November 19, Chile will hold Presidential and Congressional elections. In early July, two of the three main political coalitions, the center-right alliance Chile Vamos and the leftist partnershipFrente Amplio, held primaries to select their presidential candidates, a process in which former President Sebastián Piñera and journalist Beatriz Sánchez were elected, respectively.