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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

August 14, 2017

Our responsibility on a university campus is to face the depth and breadth of this hostility directly. At Columbia, we reject the white supremacist violence and hatred that are at odds with our core values and our commitment to a diverse, inclusive community here and in society at large.   

Upcoming Events

May 23, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Check back for upcoming University Life events, and see what we did together in the '16-'17 academic year here!

From the University Life Blog

May 5, 2017

Samia Abedin (Columbia College '19), creator of "We Are Columbia" - a video challenging students to be uncomfortable and talk to each other, writes about her project.