Events and Opportunities, 10/4-10/18
We hope these upcoming events and opportunities offer you a chance to learn and make new connections in the community.
- Get your flu shot! Columbia Health and Student Health on Haven will host vaccination fairs for Morningside/Manhattanville students and CUIMC students. Just walk in to get your shot; this is how we stay healthy together!
- Questions about monkeypox? Columbia Health will host a webinar for students on Friday, October 7th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Learn more and register.
- Take a moment to review: Updated guidance on COVID-19, masking and other policies.
Events and Opportunities with University Life:
- Awakening Our Democracy (Hybrid). Columbia experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the Dobbs vs. Jackson ruling, its potential impacts on the November midterm election and pillars of social progress previously thought untouchable, and how we can meaningfully engage around these topics. Registration for this event has reached capacity; however, we encourage you to watch the livestream. Thursday, October 6, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Learn more.
- 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 6, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.
- Coffee with Joseph Greenwell (In-Person). Join Joseph Greenwell, Vice President for Student Affairs, in small group coffee conversations for an opportunity to get to know each other, meet other students, and share how University Life can serve as a partner to you in making important connections across Columbia. Tuesday, October 11, 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Sign up here by Friday, October 7.
- Constructing Confidence: How to Combat Imposter Syndrome (Virtual). What is imposter syndrome? Why do so many great students experience this feeling of inadequacy? At this workshop, you can learn about the signs and causes of imposter syndrome and 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.
- Park Clean-Up & Picnic (In-Person). Clean up Morningside Park and enjoy a picnic lunch with the University Life Events Council. Lunch will be provided to registered volunteers. Saturday, October 15, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Learn more and register.
- Social Justice Mini-Grant Program. University Life invites all 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 an information session TODAY, October 4, 4:00 - 5:00 PM. 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.
Community Citizenship Initiative Events
The following events fulfill one of the requirements for the Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI).
- Spirit of Place: Healing & Restoration of Indigenous Peoples and their Homeland (In-Person). Join the School of Nursing’s Office of Diversity & Cultural Affairs for an event observing the meaning and purpose of Indigenous Peoples’ Day with special guest Curtis Zunigha. Reception to follow. Monday, October 10, 1:00 - 2:30 PM. This event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. Register here.
- 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 and campuses. Attending a Campus Conversation event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. To receive information about upcoming sessions, complete this form.
Happening Around Campus
- Queering Wesley, Queering the Church (Virtual). Theologian and librarian Keegan Osinski will discuss queer interpretations of John Wesley’s sermons and her new book. Wednesday, October 5, 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Learn more and register.
- Third Annual Kotak Lecture: Immigration and Admissions of Indian Americans (In-Person). Join SIPA for a discussion on immigration and admissions of Indian Americans presided by Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, featuring Harriet Duleep Professor Pravin Krishna. Wednesday, October 5, 4:45 - 7:30 PM. Register here.
- Guided Historical Tour of the Morningside Campus (In-Person). Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculptures of Columbia and the Morningside campus. This tour will take place rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather. Thursday, October 6, 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Register here.
- "Our Unfinished March": A Conversation with Eric Holder (In-Person). Join Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.. CC’73, LAW’76, and Professor Frank A. Guridy, executive director of the Holder Initiative, as they discuss his new book, Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote. The first 100 students to check in will receive a signed copy of Eric Holder's book. Thursday, October 6, 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Register here.
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Open House (In-Person). Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries on the Lamont-Doherty campus. Saturday, October 8, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Register here.
- Reporting Under Fire: Reporters from Mexico, Brazil and Honduras (In-Person). Join the Institute of Latin American Studies for a panel discussion with journalists from Mexico, Brazil, and Honduras on how to cover news under dangerous conditions. Monday, October 10, 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Register here.
- Person Place Thing Podcast Live Taping (In-Person). The Mailman School of Public Health invites you to a live taping of the Person Place Thing podcast with creator and author Randy Cohen. The episode will feature Professor Ashwin Vasan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Tuesday, October 11, 3:00 - 4:00 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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