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Intellectual sparks fly constantly at Columbia, where courses, labs, studios, lectures and other school-based activities offer room for thought, learning and debate. Amidst the extraordinary number of events happening each day, there are some that focus particularly on significant, challenging issues that have broad community-based or societal impact. The Office of University highlights these events for the broader University community.  Through “Ideas and Action,” the Office also creates space for ongoing digital conversation and exchange about these issues of our day.

What’s New

March 6, 2017

With a new immigration executive order that continues to restrict entry to the United States for most citizens from six Muslim-majority nations, it is important to reiterate Columbia’s fundamental commitment to welcoming students, faculty and staff from around the world.

Upcoming Events

February 14, 2017 to April 25, 2017

Columbia Law School hosts a series of workshops on racial and environmental justice litigation, free and open to the public.

From the University Life Blog

February 24, 2017

At a time when the federal government has withdrawn important protections for transgender students, it is ever more important to reiterate Columbia’s own policy:  All students, faculty, staff and visitors should use whichever restroom is most consistent with their gender identity.