COVID-19 Forums, Racial Justice Reimagined, and Other Events and Opportunities, 5/4-5/18
As summer approaches, join us for the many upcoming events and opportunities available to you. Mark your calendars for University Life’s next Forum: COVID-19 Update, Vaccines & Planning for Fall. Hear from a range of Columbia experts on the University’s ongoing response to the pandemic, vaccine availability and requirements, and more. Thursday, 5/13, 4:00-5:00 PM ET. All students are welcome to participate. Submit questions with your registration!
If you’re an international student, you can also join the Global Centers on Monday, 5/10 from 8:00-9:00 AM ET for a Forum specifically designed for you! Register here.
University Life Events (All events are ET)
- Financial Wellness & You: Contribute Today & Protect Your Tomorrow. Join Student Financial Services for a presentation on Financial Wellness and steps to achieving it. Wednesday, 5/12, 12:00-1:00 PM. Register here.
- Summer Movement Challenge Registration. Are you looking to break away from screens and get moving? This four week challenge runs from 6/1-6/30 and promises to inspire better health. Registration is limited to 100 people and closes on 5/30! Register here.
Racial Justice Mini Grants Events
- Racial Justice Reimagined: Creating Change at Columbia & Beyond. Come celebrate the work of the inaugural recipients of the Racial Justice Mini-Grants. Grantees will share more about the projects they created this Spring with a goal of advancing racial justice at Columbia and beyond. Wednesday, 5/5, 4:00-5:00 PM. Register here.
University-wide Events and Opportunities
- A Black Feminist Approach to Life: A conversation with Minna Salami. This discussion from the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality will explore life though the prism of black feminism and the need for an Africa-centered feminist approach to advocacy. Wednesday, 5/5, 4:00-5:30 PM. Register here.
- May Narrative Medicine Rounds with Author Suleika Jaouad. The Division of Narrative Medicine presents a talk by Suleika Jaouad, whose recently published memoir Between Two Kingdoms was a New York Times bestseller. Wednesday, 5/5, 6:00-7:00 PM. Register here.
- American Voter Project: The Department of Justice. The Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights invites you to a panel discussion on the road ahead for the Department of Justice under President Biden's administration. Wednesday, 5/5, 6:00-7:30 PM. Register here.
- Columbia Precision Medicine & Society Conference: New Perspectives. This conference from the Precision Medicine & Society Program will address two main topics: the promise of Machine Learning and artificial intelligence to improve medical diagnosis, treatment and care, and the ethical questions raised by genomics research. Friday, 5/7, 10:45 AM - 3:00 PM. Register here.
- Hackathon for the Humanities Invisible Cities: 24hr Design Challenge. Undergraduate students are invited to participate in a virtual “Hackathon for the Humanities” hosted by the Institute for Comparative Literature. Following a short workshop, participants will have 24 hours to explore a theme related to the urban landscape of the contemporary city and to devise a speculative alternative model for an imagined future city. Graduate students are invited to attend as observers. Friday, 5/7, 12:00 PM - Saturday, 5/8, 12:30 PM. Register here.
More info can be found on University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or concerns!
Have a great week,
Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life
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Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office of University Life
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