This Week at Columbia: Events & Opportunities (2/27)

February 27, 2024

Dear Students, 

As you take on midterms in the coming weeks, we invite you to take a break and connect with us at these upcoming events.

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

LENS Survey - Check Your Email

On February 9, you received an email from Qualtrics/Isobar ([email protected]) inviting you to complete the Columbia LENS (Lived Experiences & Needs of Students) Survey. This is an opportunity to let us know how Columbia can support you. Complete the survey by March 11 to receive a $10 gift card and be entered to win additional prizes. 

Your responses will inform resources, policies, programming, and services for current and future Columbia students (including emails like this one). Learn more. 

University Life Events & Opportunities

  • Black and Latinx Roundtable with Columbia Faculty (In-Person). As part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement, University Life, in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, invites graduate and professional school students to a roundtable event where Columbia faculty will share their experiences navigating higher education as members of the Black and Latinx community. Dinner will be provided. TONIGHT, February 27, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Learn more and register.
  • A Break in the Fast Lane: Coffee & Treats (In-Person). Stop by Butler 214 to sample coffee from different vendors around campus, vote for your favorite, and enjoy a donut! Wednesday, March 6, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Register here.
  • CU Film Showcase: Call for Student Films! Do you have a short film you’d like to share with the Columbia community? The University Life Events Council wants to showcase 2-10 minute films created by Columbia students! Selected films will be shared at the 2024 CU Film Showcase in Lerner Cinema. Submit by Tuesday, March 19.
  • Community Lunch (In-Person). Community Impact and Broadway Community invite you to participate in a culinary service opportunity. You'll work alongside Community Lunch's head chef to prepare meals for neighbors in the Morningside Heights community. Want to learn more? Contact: Jonathan Socoy at Community Impact ([email protected]). Extra hands are especially needed Thursday mornings. Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 12 - 2:30 p.m. Sign up for a "Meal Prep" or "Soup Kitchen" shift. 
  • Reading Group: Being and Time (In-Person). Religious Life invites you to dive into Martin Heidegger's Being and Time and discuss how facing our mortality can unlock a deeper understanding of life's meaning. Email [email protected] to join the reading group. Thursdays, 5 - 6 p.m. Learn more.
  • Yoga Class (In-Person). Take a break and relax with yoga hosted by Religious Life in Earl Hall. Please bring your own mat and arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in and set up. Thursday, February 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Learn More.

It’s Integrity Week

Integrity Week at Columbia facilitates conversations with our campus community about ethics and academic integrity in research, teaching, and learning. Explore one of the featured events below or see a full calendar of events.

  • Student Panel: Exploring Artificial Intelligence's Impact on Academia (Virtual). This panel provides a platform for students to share insights, experiences, and perspectives on how they are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Register here.
  • AI Literacy: The Uses and Limits of Machine Intelligence (In-Person). In this interactive session, participants will review A.I. generated images and text and discuss the uses and limits of AI in scholarly work. Wednesday, February 28, 1 - 3 p.m. Register Here. 
  • Using Zotero for Academic Integrity (In-Person). Join Columbia Libraries for a workshop on how to use Zotero, a free resource that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research. Thursday, February 29, 12 - 1 p.m. Register here. 

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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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