This Week at Columbia: Events & Opportunities (11/14)

November 14, 2023

Dear Students, 

Below are upcoming events happening across campus. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of them.

All events below are in Eastern Time, free, and open to all students unless otherwise noted.

University Life Events & Opportunities

  • Board Game Social (In-Person). Play board games, meet new people, and enjoy Insomnia Cookies with the University Life Events Council. Kick off the evening with a quick round of board game trivia, then enjoy a casual space to play board games and relax with friends. Thursday, November 16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Register here.
  • Community Impact(ed): A Panel on Education and Community Engagement (In-Person). Join Community Impact for a conversation with educators about career opportunities. Hear from community leaders affecting policy on the local, state, and federal level and those involved in the school system. Dinner will be provided. Friday, November 17, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Register here.
  • Call for Low Lounge Performers. The University Life Events Council seeks performers to share their talent at Low Lounge: Summer in December, which will take place on Sunday, December 10 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM in Low Library. This annual Columbia tradition is open to all students from all schools, and provides a space where students can relax and unwind during finals. Apply here by November 22.
  • Cultivating Hope. You can learn to be more hopeful. Cultivating a deep hope that is aware of darkness is a practice. Join Dr. Shirley Matthews of Counseling and Psychological Services and Dr. Karissa Thacker of Union Theological Seminary to explore what the combination of positive psychology and religious traditions have to offer you on the path to a more hopeful life. This event will be hosted by Religious Life. Date is forthcoming. Please fill out this form for further information
  • Spiritual Wellness Workshops (In-Person). Religious Life and the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College invite you to recharge and care for yourself. These upcoming workshops will explore yoga, mindfulness, connecting with nature, photography, and more. Various times, October 24 - December 14. Learn more and register here.
  • Yoga Class (In-Person). Take a break and relax at this yoga class hosted by Religious Life. Bring your own mat and arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in and set up. Thursday, November 16, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.

Summer Research Opportunity

  • Summer of Translational Aging Research for Undergraduates (STAR U). The Department of Neurology invites undergraduate students from all Columbia schools to apply for this fully-funded summer research training program. STAR U is designed to encourage students from diverse and underrepresented communities to pursue further studies and careers in aging and neuroscience related research through mentorship, education, and community building. Learn more and apply by January 17.

Happening Around Campus

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
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Ixchel Rosal
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
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