Events and Opportunities, 11/29-12/13

Low Lounge: A Winter Workshop, Graduate Hangout, Study Break at Butler, and Other Events and Opportunities, 11/29-12/13

November 15, 2022

Dear Students, 

We hope you’ll take a break from studying to join us for Low Lounge: A Winter Workshop on Sunday, December 11th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Low Library Rotunda will be transformed into the ultimate study break featuring student performances, a hot beverage station, an ice cream cart, snacks, giveaways, raffles, and craft & activity tables. This event is free and open to all students, from all schools and campuses. Take a break and join the University Life Events Council for a winter wonderland!

Register here.

Events and Opportunities with University Life:

  • Grad Hangout: International Game Night (In-Person). Learn how to play board games from around the world, make friends and win prizes! Food and refreshments will be provided. This event is part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement. Tuesday, December 6, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Register 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, December 1, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.
  • Seeking Singers: Lessons & Carols. Religious Life is seeking students to sing in the annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at St. Paul’s Chapel. If interested in joining the choral performance, please email Julian Bennett Holmes ([email protected]) with your name and voice type. Sign up by Thursday December 1. Performance on Friday, December 9, 6:00 - 7:15 PM. Learn more.

Writing and Fellowship Opportunities

Happening Around Campus

  • Masha Gessen in Conversation with Jelani Cobb (In-Person). Join Dean Jelani Cobb and Masha Gessen for a conversation about Gessen’s reporting on Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s rise to power in Russia, and L.G.B.T. rights. Hosted by Columbia Journalism School.Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Register here. 
  • Contributing to the Public's Good: Foundational, Core and Local Public Health Services (Hybrid). Join the Mailman School of Public Health for Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health, a panel featuring Columbia experts and public health officials. A reception will follow. Wednesday, November 30, 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Register here. 
  • Winter Haven Lighting (In-Person). Join the CUIMC community for music, hot beverages, snacks, and festive holiday lights in Haven Plaza. Thursday, December 1, 4:30 - 5:30 PM. Learn more.
  • College Walk Tree Lighting (In-Person). Join the Morningside community outside for a festive winter evening and tree lighting. Acappella performances begin at 6:00 PM in Low Plaza, and the countdown to light the College Walk tree starts at 7:30 PM. Thursday, December 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.
  • Black France (In-Person). Join the Holder Initiative for a conversation with Maboula Soumahoro & Lilian Thuram about race in France, the history and culture of the African diaspora, and the role of sports in contemporary life. Thursday, December 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Register here. 
  • 2022 Dart Awards Celebration (Hybrid). Join Columbia Journalism School for an awards presentation, roundtable discussion and reception celebrating the 2022 Dart Award honorees. Thursday, December 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Register here.
  • Study Break in Butler (In-Person). Columbia Libraries, Alice! Health Promotion, Undergraduate Student Life, and Religious Life invite you to take a break and relax, connect to campus resources, and hang out with therapy dogs. Friday, December 2, 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Learn more.
  • "Our Kind of People" Exhibit Opening (In-Person). Join Columbia Law School and the Dart Center for a photography exhibit by Bayeté Ross Smith exploring how perceptions of appearance shape interpersonal interactions. Friday, December 2, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Register here. 
  • The Inspection: Film Screening (In-Person). The Inspection, written and directed by Elegance Bratton (GS ‘14), follows a young, gay Black man who joins the Marines after being rejected by his mother. The new film draws inspiration from Bratton’s own life story. Friday, December 2, 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Register here.
  • Film Screening: Bad Roads (In-Person). Join the Harriman Institute for a screening of Bad Roads, which weaves together four stories set in the conflict zone of Ukraine before the recent full-scale military invasion. Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Register here. 
  • CU there! Industry Night 2022 (In-Person). Join the Columbia Alumni Association for a networking event at the Lenfest Arts Center. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Register here.

Upcoming Public Safety Trainings

  • Recommendations for Active Shooter Incidents Presented by the NYPD (Virtual). Public Safety will host a training about how to mitigate the risk from active shooter attacks led by the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau. Friday, December 2, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Register Here.
  • Situational Awareness Training (Virtual). Public Safety presents a training on Situational Awareness: being aware of where you are and what is happening around you. Learn to be alert to potential threats to your health and safety and be cognizant of emergency exits and other paths to safety. Monday, December 5, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Register here.

Visit University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook for more information and events, and please reach out to [email protected] with any suggestions or questions.

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Ixchel Rosal
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
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