Combating Imposter Syndrome, Join the University Life Events Council, and Other Events and Opportunities, 10/11-10/25
We hope you’ll join President Bollinger’s 21st Annual Fun Run, Walk, & Roll. Kick off this weekend of movement at the Fun Run Extravaganza on Friday, October 14, 12:00 - 2:00 PM on Low Plaza and South Lawn. Enjoy activities, prizes, food, and more. Register for the 5K and complete the distance from Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16 to receive a commemorative T-shirt. This event is sponsored by the Office of the President and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.
Events and Opportunities with University Life:
- Financial Well-being: International Student Workshop (Virtual). Join Student Financial Services, University Life and the International Students and Scholars Office to learn about how you can promote your own financial well-being. Gain greater agency and choice in your future, and get answers to frequently asked questions about managing finances as an international student. All are welcome. Friday, October 14, 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Learn more and register.
- Constructing Confidence: How to Combat Imposter Syndrome (Virtual). What is imposter syndrome and why do so many of us experience it? Learn about the signs and causes of imposter syndrome and gain tools to feel more confident. This event – part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion & Engagement – was designed with the needs of students from historically marginalized communities in mind, including BIPOC and first-generation students. All students are welcome. Friday, October 14, 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Learn more and register.
- Social Justice Mini-Grant Program. University Life invites students to apply for the Social Justice Mini-Grant Program and share innovative ideas to address social injustices, including efforts to bring awareness to racial, economic, accessibility and educational inequities. Join us for the next information session on Thursday, October 20. Apply here by November 7.
- Apply to the University Life Events Council. Interested in developing leadership skills and planning fun events for all students at Columbia? Want to build a sense of community here at Columbia? Apply to the University Life Events Council! Applications for leadership, committee members, and school liaisons will be accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply here.
- Yoga Class (In-Person). Take a break and relax with yoga in Earl Hall, hosted by Religious Life every Thursday. Please bring your own mat and arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in and set up. Thursday, October 13, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.
Community Citizenship Initiative Events
The following events fulfill one of the requirements for the Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI).
- Book Club Discussion – Caste: The Origins of our Discontents (In-Person). The School of Nursing is hosting a discussion on Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, which explores how a hidden caste has shaped American systems that influence people’s lives and behavior. Light refreshments will be served. Monday, October 17, 4:30 - 5:30 PM. This event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. Register here.
- Campus Conversations (Hybrid). Campus Conversations offer students a way to talk about identity and community with peers across schools. Attending a Campus Conversation event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. Register for one of our upcoming conversations:
- Re-Evaluating Masculinity (In-Person). Sexual Violence Response will host a workshop exploring how expectations of masculinity can contribute to power-based violence and how to challenge these norms and contribute to a culture of consent and care. Attending this event fulfills the Sexual Respect component. All CC/SEAS undergraduates students are invited to participate. Wednesday, October 19, 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Learn more and register.
Happening Around Campus
- Advancing Racial Equity in NYC (In-Person). Join this School of International and Public Affairs event to learn about three proposed changes to the New York City Charter (the City’s constitution) on NYC voters’ ballots this November 8th. Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Register here.
- African Book Talk Series: Madam First Lady by Lilian Ng'ang'a (Hybrid). Join Columbia Global Centers Nairobi for a conversation with Lilian Ng'ang'a about her role in spearheading health, education, social welfare, tourism and youth programs in Machakos County, Kenya. Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 - 10:00 AM. Register here.
- Winter Is Coming: Europe’s Energy Crisis and What It Means for Climate Change (Hybrid). Columbia's Center on Global Energy Policy, within the School of International and Public Affairs, is convening experts to discuss natural gas shortages caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and how to align energy needs, security, and climate protection. Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Register here.
- The New Latin American Left: Chile in Comparative Perspective (Hybrid). Join Columbia Global Centers Santiago and the Institute for Latin American Studies for a conversation about Chile’s new generation of left-wing politicians. Wednesday, October 12, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Register here.
- iCubed Seminar: Mastercard (Hybrid). Columbia's Data Science Institute sponsors an event for participants to learn how Mastercard’s cyber & intelligence division uses data to support cyber security and career opportunities in this field. Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Register here.
- Putin's Annexations and His War of Wills with the West (In-Person) The School of International and Public Affairs presents Columbia’s top experts on Russia, Ukraine, China, and military strategy in a panel focused on Putin's annexations in eastern Ukraine. Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Register here.
- CU there! Presents: The Art and Science of Networking (Virtual). Hone your networking skills with the Columbia Alumni Association at this workshop led by career coach Eric Horwitz ‘90CC. Wednesday, October 12, 8:00 - 9:00 PM. Register here.
- Social Enterprise Conference, Capital for Good (Hybrid). The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise is hosting their 21st annual Social Enterprise Conference, where you can learn from social impact leaders in business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy. Columbia students attend for free with code C4Gsave100. Friday, October 14, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM. Register here.
- The Witness: Memories of the Colombian Armed Conflict (In-Person). Photojournalist Jesús Abad Colorado López will discuss his archive of photos, which document over 30 years of the Colombian armed conflict. Sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies. Tuesday, October 18, 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Learn more.
- Britt Wray's Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Change (Virtual). Explore how fears about climate change can be turned into action that transforms our world for the better with Britt Wray, author of Generation Dread. Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Register here.
Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
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Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
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