This Week at Columbia: Events & Opportunities (9/26)

September 26, 2023

Dear Students,

I hope to see you at Columbia Quest Scavenger Hunt this Friday, September 29 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

Join the newest members of Columbia University, including President Minouche Shafik, on this cross-campus scavenger hunt to explore Columbia's incredible resources! Register individually or join a team. Complete the hunt to find swag and win prizes. All students are welcome to participate! Friday, September 29, 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Learn more and register.

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

More University Life Events & Opportunities

Community Citizenship Initiative Events Happening this Week

The following events fulfill one of the requirements for the Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI).

  • Connection, Communication and Consent - Thriving Relationship Skills (Virtual). Build skills in communication, consent, and self-acceptance at this workshop hosted by Columbia Health. Whether you’re making new friends, new dates, or new professional relationships, these skills will help you have thriving relationships here at Columbia and beyond. This event fulfills the Sexual Respect component. Thursday, September 28, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Register here.
  • Social Justice Series Workshop: Unpacking Identity (In-Person). During this session, you can explore your own identities, delve into the theory of intersectionality, and understand how the complexity of overlapping identities relates to power and privilege. Hosted by the School of General Studies. This event fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component. Thursday, September 28, 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Register here.

Happening Around Campus

  • Covering Democracy: Protests, Police, and the Press (In-Person). Join the Knight First Amendment Institute for a reception, film screening, and panel discussion of this new documentary short about the more than 100 journalists arrested while covering protests in 2020. Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Register here.
  • Jewish Identity and Diversity Exhibit Opening (In-Person). Join the Columbia School of Social Work for the opening of a new exhibition featuring the work of Zion Ozeri. Wednesday, September 27, 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Register here.
  • Anti-Racism Speaker Series (Virtual) Dr. Veronica Barcelona, Assistant Professor of Nursing, will share her research on the root causes of inequities in pregnancy and birth outcomes for pregnant people and their newborns. Thursday, September 28, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Register here.
  • CU there! The Art and Science of Networking (Virtual). The Columbia Alumni Association invites you to a workshop led by Career Coach, Eric Horwitz, CC‘90. You’ll learn tips and tricks to make new connections and maintain existing ones. Thursday, September 28, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Thinking about dental coverage? How about a vision plan? (Virtual). Learn about the Aetna voluntary dental and vision plans and if they are for you. You don’t need to be enrolled in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan to enroll in the voluntary vision and dental insurance plans. Thursday, September 28, 3:30 - 4:00 PM. Register here.
  • Situational Awareness Training (Virtual). Public Safety presents this training on Situational Awareness. Learn to be alert to potential threats to your health and safety and be cognizant of emergency exits and other paths to safety. Friday, September 29, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Register here.
  • Nano Lantern Workshop for the 12th Annual Morningside Lights (In-Person). Make your own lantern at The Forum to get ready for Morningside Lights – an annual celebration featuring handmade lanterns. Friday, September 29, 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Register here.
  • McDonald’s and the Opening and Closing of Russia (In-Person). This talk – with Kristy Ironside and Timothy Frye – will examine how McDonald’s has functioned as a powerful symbol of Russia’s global economic aspirations. Hosted by the Harriman Institute. Tuesday, October 3, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Register here.

Have a great week,

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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