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CSA Blog September 2013

CC Drop Deadline is - Tuesday, October 8th

NEXT -  TUESDAY (10/8) is the last day for Columbia College students to DROP a Fall 2013 class. After NEXT TUESDAY you can no longer DROP classes from your Fall schedule.

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Open House (10/9)

Wednesday, October 9th
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Conference Room (inside department office), Mudd 6th floor

Please RSVP by sending an email to:

Computer Science Open House (10/4)

Friday, October 4th
12:40 - 1:40 p.m.
501 NWC Building

Oxbridge Info Session (10/11)

Friday, October 11th
3:30-4:30 p.m.
202 Hamilton (Core Conference Room)

Learn more about the opportunity to spend your full junior year at Oxford or Cambridge. This program offers immersion by placement at a specific college of Oxford or Cambridge. Experience the famed tutorial system.  At the information session you can learn more about the program, the application process and hear about the student experience from returning alumni.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Open House (10/9)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Open House

Wednesday, October 9th
12:30-1:30 p.m.
EE Conference Room, 1300 Mudd

ENTER NOW: Lottery for President Bollinger's Fireside Chat

You are invited to register for the lottery to attend the

Fireside Chat with President Bollinger

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

This event provides students of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering with the opportunity to have a candid conversation with the president of Columbia University.

Statistics & Computer Science Seminar Series Fall 2013

The Statistics Department and the Department of Computer Science presents a student seminar series on (applications) at the interface between statistics and computation.

The seminars are given by Columbia faculty, on research topics, but are pitched for an undergraduate audience.

The seminars take place in Room 903 of the School of Social Work Building at 11:00 on Fridays.  All interested are welcome!

Friday, 20 September - Professor Philip Protter: Probability and its Use in Modern Finance.

Center for Career Education - This week at CCE: Sept. 23-27, 2013

Hello Students,

It was good to see so many of you at the Fall Career Fair making connections with employers in education, fashion, consumer products, gov't agencies, consulting, and so on.

Second Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium (10/3)

The SEAS Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Global Programs, Engineering Student Council, and the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program  will be holding the Second Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium on Thursday, October 3rd,  from 5-8 pm in Carleton Lounge.  26  SEAS students will showcase their summer research undertaken at Columbia, and other universities both domestic and international. Light refreshments will be served.

Law School Application Process Workshop (9/24)

Tuesday, September 24
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
401 Lerner Hall

There will be a second occurrence of this workshop in early October. Date TBD.
This workshop is intended for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students and alums who are applying to law school this fall/winter to begin law school September 2014. Register for this workshop date at

Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University Information Session (9/25)

Are you interested in studying abroad in China?

Attend this information session to learn more from faculty and past participants about studying at Tsinghua University!

Premed Study Abroad Information Session (9/30)

Preprofessional Advising and the Office of Global Programs present:

Premed Study Abroad Information Session

Monday, September 30th
6:00 p.m.
401 Lerner Hall

Premed & Study Abroad - It's possible and encouraged!! 

Academic Success Programs Fall 2013 Seminar Series

Note Taking & Learning Styles
An opportunity to identify which learning style best suits your needs. We will also discuss effective ways to improve your note taking skills.

Friday, October 4, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
401 Lerner Hall

Undergraduate Study Spaces

We want to ensure you are informed about access to the libraries during midterms and finals this semester. The updates below outline access policy changes. The new Study Space Open Now page shows you which libraries are currently open, and the Library Hours page provides a calendar view for each library's hours of operation.

CPS Workshops and Groups

CPS Workshops – Fall 2013
All workshops will be held at Lerner Hall, 8th floor.  You may simply attend without prior interview.

Enhancing Your Relationship: An Experiential Workshop for Couples

Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D.,
Aoife Villafranca-West, Ph.D.,
4 sessions: Tuesdays, 5:45–7:00 pm 11/19, 11/26, 12/3 & 12/10/13

Chemical Engineering Department Junior Welcome Lunch (9/23)

Monday, September 23rd
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Department, 8th Floor
Room 801 of the S.W. Mudd Bldg.

Calling all Columbia Artists: CSArts

Calling all Columbia artists!  CSArts is a new initiative to exhibit student artwork and design in the CSA.  We are currently soliciting student submissions to be considered for the Fall 2013 CSArts exhibit.  Submissions may include any media that is able to be hung or displayed on a wall, including but not limited to: painting, drawing, graphic design, and architectural designs.  Selected works will then be exhibited throughout the CSA for the semesterand student artists will be honored at a grand opening reception for the exhibit.  Columbia College and SEAS students should submit a digita

DEATH VALLEY Spring Break Field Trip (3/15-3/22)

Spring Break Field Trip for First-­Year and Sophomore Students
March 15-­22, 2014

A chance to see geology in action, and to look back more than 1 billion years through geological time, in an area of outstanding vistas and natural beauty.

Details at:

Email applications no later than November 8, 2013 to:

Professor Nicholas Christie-­Blick

THIS FRIDAY is the Deadline to Uncover a “P”: (9/13)

***For Columbia College students***

The deadline to uncover a “P” from last semester (Spring 2013) is THIS Friday, September 13th.

Students can uncover their grade by going on SSOL and clicking on the link on the left side of the page marked “P/D/F Grading.”

Once you open the P/D/F Grading page, the grade should be indicated. On the same page, there are instructions about how to uncover your grade. Please read them carefully and send an e-mail request to the Registrar by using the link provided.

THIS FRIDAY is the Last Day to ADD a Class: (9/13)

REMINDER: CC & SEAS – FRIDAY (9/13) is the LAST day to ADD a class for the Fall 2013 semester.

**The Registrar’s Office (205 Kent Hall) closes at 5:00 p.m. and on-line/SSOL registration closes at 9:30 p.m.

Other important dates:

Last Day to Drop a Class

  • Tuesday, October 8 (Columbia College)
  • Thursday, November 14 (SEAS)

Last Day to Select Pass/D/Fail Option

  • Thursday, November 14

Last day to DROP a Core Class: THIS Friday, September 13th

Last day to DROP a Core Class: THIS Friday, September 13th
After this date students MAY NOT drop their Core classes.  Students with questions and concerns should see their academic advisers.  This Core Drop is earlier than the regular drop date, so it is imperative that students keep this deadline in mind as they finalize their schedules.

Fall Career Fair 2013 (9/20)

Friday, September 20th
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall

Italian Cultural Studies in Venice (9/19)

The Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Department of Italian offer a six week summer program based at Ca' Foscari University in Venice. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Italian culture through study of its language, literature, art history, and architecture and the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the rich Venetian culture, traditions and history. Beginning Italian available! Visit the website for more information:

Tropical Biology and Sustainability in Kenya Information Session (9/19)

In partnership with Princeton University, Columbia has developed a new field semester abroad program in Kenya on Tropical Biology and Sustainability. Operating during the spring semester, this global immersion experience will give students the opportunity to study ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, environmental engineering, and sustainable development in the environmental hub of East Africa.

Study Abroad Fair (9/27)

Come explore your options at the annual Study Abroad Fair. Don't miss this chance to speak with academic program representatives, returned study abroad students, Columbia faculty, and staff from more than 50 approved study abroad programs and international universities. If you are thinking about study abroad, there is a program that can fit your major, interests, and time constraints. We hope to see you there. This is the one study abroad event that you don't want to miss!

Sept Info Sessions: Sustainability Graduate Programs

The Earth Institute would like to invite you to two upcoming information sessions on its graduate programs, which train students to address the very real environmental challenges that are a consequence of climate change.


Monday, September 16, 2013 from 6:30-8:00Pm (On- Campus). RSVP here.

NEW COURSE: Philosophical Problems of Climate Change

Announcing a new Course (for juniors and seniors) only being taught this semester with these specific instructors:
Professor Philip Kitcher and visiting Professor Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT)

Philosophical Problems of Climate Change
(PHIL W3552) – Lecture MW 4:10pm-5:25pm

Instructors: Professor Philip Kitcher; Professor Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT)

The Columbia Activities Fair is TODAY (9/9) on Low and Butler Plazas (1:00-5:00 p.m.)

Stop by the Activities Fair today from 1-5pm on Low and Butler Plazas. Over 300 student organizations will be represented.


Columbia Law School Visitation Day (9/12)

Columbia Law School's first visitation day will be next week, Thursday, September 12th  - and the events are as follows:

New MESAAS Courses Offered this Fall

Please find below a list of new courses offered by the MESAAS Dept this fall...

New MESAAS Courses Fall 2013

MDES W3250, Professor Ahmad Sadiya

LionSHARE Opportunities

LionSHARE Opportunities

Set up a job agent in LionSHARE so you don't miss a single opportunity! In the meantime, we've pulled a few examples of current positions that we thought might be of interest to you. Employers are posting positions every day, and the active employment and internship opportunities below are just a small sample of the thousands currently available.

Center for Career Education - This week at CCE: Sept. 2-6, 2013

Happy first day of classes!

Seniors, you might be starting a full time job search, evaluating an offer from a summer internship, preparing applications for graduate school, or paralyzed by the thought of leaving Columbia! Irrespective of where you are, prioritize visiting our Center to discuss your plans and connect with employers, alumni, and resources that match your interests. That goes for Juniors, Sophomores and First Years too! Once you're acclimated to classes, visit us and we'll help you to connect with relevant opportunities and resources.


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