This Week at Columbia: Events & Opportunities (3/19)

March 19, 2024

Dear Students, 

Help us improve the student experience at Columbia. Complete the LENS Survey by Monday, March 25! Check your inbox for your personalized survey link. 

You will receive a $10 gift card for answering the survey, and your responses will shape the kinds of events and resources available to you and future Columbia students. We’ve extended the deadline so you can still participate. 

And, join us for these upcoming events:

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

University Life Events & Opportunities

Upcoming Campus Conversations
Campus Conversations are part of the Dialogue Across Difference Initiative

  • Critical Listening Skills (In-Person) Listening, when done with intention, can have a transformative effect on relationships, as well as the climate and culture of organizations. Join us at 50 Haven Ave. on the CUIMC campus for a workshop to build your listening skills. Dinner will be served.  Wednesday, March 20, 5 - 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 2, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations (In-Person). In this workshop, we ask what makes conversations difficult? And, how can we make them productive? Participants will walk through a step-by-step process to engage in tough conversations with less stress and more success. Join us at 50 Haven Ave. on the CUIMC campus. Dinner will be served. Wednesday, March 27, 5 - 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 17, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Accessibility, Ableism, and Advocacy (In-Person). This workshop will explore our understanding of disabilities, how ableism works, and how it is all intertwined with our daily work and interactions at Columbia University. Join us on the Morningside Campus for a conversation challenging you to think critically about your own biases. Lunch will be served. Friday, March 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Register here.
  • LGBTQIA+ Rights & Advocacy (In-Person) Together, we’ll explore our understanding of LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences, the impact of legislation rooted in heteronormativity and cisgenderism, and how it impacts and influences our lives. Join us on the Morningside campus to think critically about your implicit biases. Lunch will be served.  Friday, April 19, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Register here.

Social Justice Mini-Grant Spotlight

  • Taylor Rae Almonte-Roman on Teaching in Prisons. In this podcast, Taylor discusses her work teaching in two correctional facilities over the last year, why she focuses her studies and social impact work on mass incarceration, and how she got involved in this work while a student at Columbia. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Taylor’s website.
  • Learn more about all of the 2023-24 Social Justice Mini-Grantees and their projects.

Happening Around Campus

  • The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA (In-Person). Author Liza Mundy will share insights from her new book about the women who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and how they shaped the modern landscape of intelligence gathering. Hosted by the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace. Wednesday, March 20, 12 - 2 p.m. Register here. 
  • Tales from the Legal Front Line: Philippe Sands in conversation with Monica Hakimi (In-Person). Join two scholars in international law for a conversation about the present-day conflicts in Ukraine and Russia, Israel and Palestine, and the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius and the UK). Hosted by The Italian Academy. Thursday, March 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Register here.
  • Decolonizing Gender: Sex/ualities and Performance in South Asia and Its Diaspora (In-Person). This panel discussion will address art and research practices, the diverse ways of being in the world embodied by South Asians, and the stakes and politics of representing those ways of being. Thursday, March 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn more. 
  • Lenfest Kids: Coco (In-Person). Join the Lenfest Center for the Arts for a screening of the movie, Coco – shown in Spanish with English subtitles. This family-friendly event is open to the public. Saturday, March 23, 1 - 2:50 p.m. Register here.
  • Music Monday at The Forum: Harlem Chamber Players (In-Person). Join Columbia community members and neighbors for a concert, featuring the Harlem Chamber Players at The Forum. Monday, March 25, 6 - 7 p.m. Register here. 

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Ixchel Rosal

Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers