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Zelon Crawford Named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

School News | December 11, 2014

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What Really Motivates Us in the Workplace?

Media Mentions | November 30, 2014 | Forbes

Professor Tory Higgins and Heidi Grant Halvorson of the Motivation Science Center examine two types of motivational focus—promotion focus and prevention focus—that help to cultivate strengths and compensate for weaknesses in the workplace.

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The New Black Friday Means Lines but Less Frenzy at Kmart, Sears

Media Mentions | November 28, 2014 | The Huffington Post

Professor Mark Cohen says Black Friday and the window of hyper-promotion is “really a race to the bottom for all retailers participating.”

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Perfect Pitch Winners Prove Staying Power

Media Mentions | November 26, 2014 | Crain's New York Business

The article highlights the progress of three Columbia Business School startups—, weeSpring, and Try the World—since the 2013 Crain’s Perfect Pitch competition.

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Doing One Thing Can Make People Perceive You as More Powerful

Media Mentions | November 26, 2014 | Forbes

Research by Professor Adam Galinsky shows that being in a position of power can alter one’s speech patterns.

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How to Sound More Powerful

Media Mentions | November 25, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

People recognize the sound of power when they hear it, finds research by Professor Adam Galinsky.

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How to Convey Power with Your Voice

Media Mentions | November 25, 2014 | Forbes

Professor Adam Galinsky says that simply thinking about a time when you experienced power can help you speak with a more dynamic voice.

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Will Calorie Counts on Menus Really Work? Why Obama's Move Won't Turn Most of Us into Biggest Losers

Media Mentions | November 25, 2014 | New York Daily News

Research by Professor Donald Lehmann suggests that simply putting the calorie counts next to all items as opposed to sectioning off the low–calorie options on a menu could lead to healthier choices by consumers.

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What Global Warming? Pass Me a Blanket

Media Mentions | November 24, 2014 | Bloomberg View

The article cites research by Professor Eric Johnson that shows when people think the current day’s temperature is warmer than usual, they are more likely to believe in and worry about global warming.

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The Term ‘Black Friday’ Has Lost All Meaning

Media Mentions | November 21, 2014 | The Huffington Post

Professor Mark Cohen says the frenzy around Black Friday is “completely unwarranted” as shoppers may actually get better deals closer to Christmas.

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