CU Film Showcase, Self Defense Class, and Other Events and Opportunities 4/5-4/19
Mark your calendars for University Life’s next Awakening Our Democracy: Future Present: Building Community & Advancing Equity in a Digital World, Wednesday, April 20 at 3:30 PM at Low Library (and via livestream). Hear from a panel of experts tackling some of the most challenging questions around digital citizenship, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), the rise of social media, and the ways in which our choices online impact the world around us. Register and submit your questions here!
All events listed below are free of charge and open to all students unless otherwise noted.
University Life Leadership Opportunity
- Want to help plan fun events on campus and gain leadership experience? The University Life Events Council is made up of students from all schools who plan activities to create community across Columbia’s schools and campuses. Deadline extended to Sunday, April 10. Apply here!
University Life Events (All events in ET)
- CU Film Showcase 2022 (Virtual). The University Life Events Council is hosting a screening of short films created by students throughout the University community. Thursday, April 7, 6:00-7:00 PM. Register here.
- Hybrid Zumba Fitness Class (Hybrid). Get moving with a fun hybrid Zumba fitness class! Zumba mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. All fitness levels are welcome. Monday, April 11, 2:00-3:00 PM. Register here for Zoom or here for in-person.
- Campus Conversations (Hybrid). Connect with students from across the University and engage in meaningful, student-facilitated dialogue about identity and inclusion. Make friends, have real conversations, and build community. Food and University Life swag will be provided. Now through Thursday, April 28, with in-person and virtual options available. Register here for Tuesday, April 12 or here for Monday, April 18.
Racial Justice Mini-Grant Program Events:
- Financing and Measuring in Global Health: A Case Study Discussion on Racial and Social Myths in Practice (virtual). This three-part seminar series will grapple with the racial and social myths that underlie global health education and their practical implications. At each event, DrPH students Joanne Michelle Ocampo and Alejandra Paniagua-Avila will moderate a conversation focused on a practical case study. April 13, 20, and 27, 12:00-1:00 PM. Register here.
- Dismantling Racism and Decolonizing Ourselves Through Art (virtual). This poetry slam event aims to heal racial traumas through the art of poetry and performance. Artists, students, and community members will have an opportunity to share stories and lived experiences on racial trauma, Harlem and racialized gentrification, the War on Drugs, Black joy, and more. Thursday, April 14, 6:30-8:00 PM. Register here.
- Resilience Against Power and Privilege (R.A.P.P) Podcast. The first two episodes of R.A.P.P. are out now! Listen here.
University-wide Events and Opportunities
- How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America (virtual). For the 2022 Lucille N. Austin Lecture, Dr. Clint Smith will discuss his research on how the legacy of slavery continues to shape everyday life in the United States, which culminated in a #1 New York Times bestselling book. TODAY, Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 PM. Register here.
- "New Beginnings” Spring Blood Drive (in-person). Help save lives during the annual spring blood drive campaign. CUIMC: Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at 50 Haven Avenue Main Lounge and Morningside: Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 64 Morningside Drive, 3rd Floor Presidential Ballroom. Schedule an appointment here.
- A Public Health System for the Future (virtual). Join the Mailman School for the next event in the Centennial Distinguished Speakers Series. Wednesday, April 6, 4:00-5:00 PM. Register here.
- Columbia at Home: Learn the Keys to Early Career Success (virtual). Columbia Alumni is hosting a conversation with Phil Groden ‘13BUS, senior finance professional and author of the book Just Tell Me What I Need to Know!. He will speak in detail about how to become a top performer and will answer career questions as well. Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 PM. Register here.
- Nonfiction Dialogues: Jelani Cobb (in-person). Come to the Lenfest Center for the Arts to see journalism professor Jelani Cobb discuss his work and career with writing program chair Lis Harris as part of the 2022 Nonfiction Dialogues. Wednesday, April 6, 7:30-9:00 PM. Register here.
- Combating Imposter Syndrome and Building Your Brand on LinkedIn (virtual). Join Student Support Services at Columbia School of Social Work for a conversation on combating imposter syndrome and utilizing LinkedIn. Thursday, April 7, 7:00-8:00 PM. Join with Meeting ID: 91827734317. Password: POWERFUL.
- The Urgency of Global Ethics: Notions of Justice in an Interconnected World (virtual). Join the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought for a conference on Global Justice, Responsibility, and Impact. Friday, April 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Register here.
- Self Defense Class (in-person). The Department of Public Safety is partnering with the Shotokan Karate Club to offer a free self-defense class. Monday, April 11, 6:00-8:00 PM. Register here.
- Student Conduct Navigators - Applications Now Open. Are you interested in supporting fellow students going through the University's student conduct process? If so, consider becoming a Student Conduct Navigator. Learn more and apply here.
- Spring Clothing Drive. Join Columbia Community Service for their annual spring clothing drive to donate gently used clothing, professional attire, socks, shoes, belts, hats, jackets/coats, bags, and unopened travel-sized toiletries to help our community. Now - April 30, Monday - Thursday. Locations vary. Learn more.
2022 Commencement Opportunities.
- Share Your Columbia Memories. Submit a photo or video of your favorite Columbia memories for a chance to be part of the University’s Commencement celebration!
- Volunteer for Commencement. The Commencement Office is looking for volunteers to help celebrate the success of Columbia’s graduates! Volunteers will receive a special commencement volunteer t-shirt and hat. Interested? Visit the Commencement Volunteer page for more information or email [email protected].
Have a great week,
Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
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Associate Vice President for Student Life
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