Events and Opportunities, 11/1-15
We hope you’ll join us for Women, Life, Freedom: Iran's Movement for Women's Rights this Thursday, November 3rd from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. This conversation, with a range of Columbia experts, will explore the unrest in Iran within the broader historical and geo-political context, where it may lead, and how it connects with other global challenges. This virtual event is hosted by University Life in partnership with the Office of the President.
Events and Opportunities with University Life:
- Social Justice Mini-Grant Program. This is the final week to apply for the Social Justice Mini-Grant Program!
Grantees will receive funding to share innovative ideas to address social injustices, including efforts to bring awareness to racial, economic, accessibility and educational inequities. Apply here by Monday, November 7.
- LGBTQ+ Roundtable with Columbia Faculty (In-Person). University Life, in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and the School of Nursing, invites you to a roundtable event where Columbia Faculty will share their experiences navigating their identities as members of the LGBTQ+ community in higher education. Appetizers and University Life swag will be provided. Thursday, November 10, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Learn more and register.
- Rocky Horror Picture Show (In-Person). Join the University Life Events Council, in collaboration with Ferris Reel Film Society and GS Alliance, for a thrilling live action performance and screening of the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Come early to grab a good seat and a prop bag while they last! Thursday, November 10, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Learn more and register.
- Managing Procrastination: A Workshop with Dr. Yaniv Phillips (Virtual). As part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion & Engagement, join Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist in Columbia Health Counseling and Psychological Services, who will address procrastination and time management difficulties that can affect your studies and your life. Monday, November 14, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Learn more and register.
- 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, November 3, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.
It’s the final week of the Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI)!
All New Students are required to complete Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI) by this Friday, November 4. Each of the following events fulfill one of the requirements for CCI.
- 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, and conversations will continue after CCI. Lunch will be provided at in-person conversations.
Register for one of our upcoming conversations or complete this form to get notified about future events:
- Accepting Rejection (In-Person and Open to CC/SEAS Undergraduates). Learn skills to cope with emotions related to rejection in romantic relationships. Gain skills that will help you communicate clearly and respectfully when delivering or accepting rejection. Attending this event fulfills the Sexual Respect component. Tuesday, November 1, 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Learn more and register.
- Reflecting on Burnout (In-Person). Join GSAS students Demi Fortson, Madison Ogletree, and Sam Niu for a Campus Conversation focused on the particular challenges that graduate BIPOC students and ways to combat burnout. Attending this event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Register here.
- We Just Want to Exist: Anti LGBTQ+ Legislation and LGBTQ+ Youth (In-Person). Join the Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Council, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement for a conversation about recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and efforts to prohibit schools from discussing gender identity or sexual orientation. Attending this event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. Wednesday, November 2, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Register here.
- The Art + Science of Flirting (In-Person). Interested in improving your flirting skills? Join Dr. Jane Bogart, Director of Well-Being and Health Promotion at CUIMC and author of Sexploration: The Ultimate Guide to Feeling Truly Great in Bed, for an interactive workshop to help you improve your communication skills and make meaningful connections. Attending this event fulfills the Sexual Respect component. Thursday, November 3, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Learn more and register.
Happening Around Campus
- Call for Submissions: Horror Scripts. The School of the Arts welcomes submissions for the William Goldstein / Dr. Phibes Award for Screenwriting. A prize of $10,000 will be awarded for the best script in the style of Dr. Phibes written by a current Columbia student. Submit by 12:00 PM on Monday, December 12.
- Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing, and Public Bioethics (Virtual). The Division of Ethics will host Ruha Benjamin, PhD for a presentation about incarceration, policing and health justice. Tuesday, November 1, 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Register here.
- World Leaders Forum: Klaus Welle (In-Person). This conversation with Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament, will explore the politics of Russia's war on Ukraine and Europe's response to date. Cosponsored by the Center on Global Economic Governance and Harriman Institute. Wednesday, November 2, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Register here.
- Aftershock: Film Screening and Discussion (In-Person). Join the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a screening of Aftershock. This documentary follows the family of Shamony Gibson as they cope with her death following a C-section and advocate for improved maternal care and racial equity. Wednesday, November 2, 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Register here.
- Narrative Medicine Rounds with Sara Nović (Virtual). Join Narrative Medicine and the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics for a conversation with novelist and instructor of Deaf studies Sara Nović about her new book, True Biz. Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Learn more and register.
- Reflections on Reproductive Justice with Faye Wattleton (In-Person). Join She Opened the Door, the Black Alumni Council, and the School of Nursing for a conversation with Faye Wattleton about her insights on the history, current status, and future of reproductive justice in America. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks will be provided. Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Register here.
- Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds – A Book Talk with Huma Abedin (In-Person). Join SIPA for a conversation between Dean Keren Yarhi-Milo and Huma Abedin. Abedin will discuss her new memoir and her journey from White House intern to personal advisor to Hillary Clinton. Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Register here.
- The Human Rights Council in the Current Geopolitical Context (In-Person). Join the Institute of Latin American Studies for a conversation with Ambassador Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council. November 3, 5:00 - 6:30 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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