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.
El trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo puede debutar en la infancia. Con terapias específicas sus pacientes logran una vida armónica. Aquí, el psiquiatra argentino Pablo Goldberg, uno de los grandes expertos en este tema, explica por qué el éxito depende de la consulta temprana.
A delegation from Columbia’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) traveled to Santiago to participate in a joint-symposium with Universidad Católica’s (UC) Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering, which was part of Columbia's 2016 President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF).
Thomas Di Prete, Giddins Professor of Sociology, and Co-Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University, visited Santiago and spoke on Gender Inequality in STEM Education in an event organized by the Santiago Center, Comunidad Mujer, COES, and the School of Economy and Business of the University of Chile.
Strengthening the participation of women in the clean energy revolution that Chile is experiencing, as well as promoting their inclusion in leadership positions within the sector’s companies, universities, government, and non-profit institutions, was the main objective of an extremely successful workshop organized by the Santiago Center in conjunction with the Chilean Renewable Energy Association (ACERA).