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CSA Blog February 2014

Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) Open House (3/12)

Wednesday, March 12
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Casa Hispánica 201

  • Meet with Faculty
  • Meet Other Major and Concentrators
  • Learn About Study Abroad Programs

Tapas Will Be Served

Architecture Program Planning Meeting (4/9)

Wednesday, April 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
6th floor lobby of the Diana Center

Astronomy Open House (2/27)

Thursday, February 27
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
1332 Pupin

Pizza will be provided

Center for Career Education - This Week at CCE: Feb. 24-28, 2014

Hello Students,

We hope your midterms are going well!

We have posted the results of the 2013 Graduating Student Survey HERE . You'll see that over 76% of respondents to the surveys were employed or going to graduate school. We also have data to share about the work of CCE HERE .

PANEL: Premedical Record-Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Programs (3/3)

Is it your dream to go to medical school? Were you shocked to learn that the average gpa accepted medical school applicants was  3.67 last year and the average science gpa a 3.61? Are worried that your academic performance at Columbia might not be strong enough to get you into medical school?

Don’t despair! There are great options for improving your academic record before applying to medical school.

Come join us for an informative program:

Panel on Premedical Record Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Programs
Monday March 3
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Info Session: NEW Columbia Middle Eastern and North African Studies Summer Program in Amman/Paris (2/27)

Starting in summer 2014, Columbia offers a new summer program, focusing on the languages, history and culture of the Maghreb region and its relations with the Middle East and France. The program, based first in Amman and then moving to Paris, allows students to take coursework in Arabic (first through fourth year offered) and a seminar on the Maghreb region, including the topics of migration, diaspora and transnationalism in the context of music, literature and film. Come learn more about the program from the Faculty Directors!

Thursday, February 27

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies: Semester and Academic Year Program Info Session (2/27)

  • Intensive Japanese language study and the opportunity to choose from a broad spectrum of social sciences and humanities courses on premodern and contemporary Japan.
  • Courses that integrate the historical and cultural resources of Kyoto into the curriculum through excursions, field trips, and guest lectures.
  • Live with a Japanese family, take classes with Japanese students, and participate in a wide array of extracurricular activities.
  • Full-time on-site staff to assist students with academic and personal needs.

Come learn more about the program at the i

The Columbia Engineering Venture Competition

Are you a Columbia student with a vision?
Make your vision a venture: The Columbia Engineering Venture Competition has arrived so get ready to compete for a prize pool of $50,000 and make your idea a reality!

What is the Columbia Engineering Venture Competition?

Peer Adviser Post: Declaring a Major (part 3)

Peer Adviser Post: Declaring a Major (part 3)
By Amanda Suárez CC'14

Pre-law Google Hangout w/ Adam Sieff, CC’11/Stanford Law ‘14 (2/27)

Adam will answer your questions about pursuing a legal education and his experience at Stanford Law.   We are excited to offer our first Google Hangout.

Thursday, February 27
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

To participate visit:

If you have questions, please email Cindy Cogdill

Core Scholars Program - Core Reflections Deadline (4/1)

Become a 2014 Core Scholar

Each year the Core Scholars Program invites anyone who has taken a Core course to reflect on the materials of the Core Curriculum by creating a Core Reflection.

English & Comparative Literature Open House (3/3)

English & Comparative Literature will hold their open house, as follows:

Monday March 3
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
612 Philosophy Hall

CC Drop Deadline is TOMORROW!! - Tuesday, February 25

TOMORROW!!! -  TUESDAY (2/25) is the last day for Columbia College students to DROP a Spring 2014 class without the mark of W.  After TOMORROW (2/25) you have until Thursday, March 27 to withdraw from a course and recieve a W.

Germanic Languages Open House (2/27)

Thursday, February 27
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Deutsches Haus - 420 W. 116th St (btw. Amsterdam & Morningside Dr)

Religion Open House (3/4)

We will hold our Open House for prospective majors in Religion

Tuesday, March 4
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Room 101 at 80 Claremont Ave (on the NE corner of 120th and Claremont)

French Open House (3/5)

Drop in for Café & Croissants with the French department faculty at the Maison française

Wednesday, March 5
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
East Gallery, Buell Hall, Maison française

All students of French and prospective majors welcome!

Philosophy Open House (3/4)

Interested in Philosophy?  Please come to an Open House for Prospective Philosophy Majors.

Tuesday, March 4
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
716 Philosophy Hall

Meet faculty, current majors, and other prospective majors, and ask all your questions!

Sandwiches, cookies, and beverages will be served.

For more information, please contact Maia Bernstein,  

Film Studies Open House (2/28)


2:00 - 3:00 p.m.


New Course on Berlin Consortium for German Studies Program that Includes Trip To Istanbul

If you are currently in German Intermediate II or above (or you have the equivalent language background), don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply to study in Berlin for the academic year next year! Many Columbia students from a variety of majors (History, Political Science, Chemistry, Literature, Sociology, Art History, etc.) have done so in the past and loved the experience. A new course on Berlin and Istanbul (which includes a trip to Istanbul) with Columbia Professor Mark Anderson will be available.

Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University Information Session (2/26)

  • A unique opportunity for advanced Chinese language students to enroll directly in courses at Tsinghua University, one of China's premier universities.
  • Take courses in a broad range of subjects alongside local Tsinghua University students.
  • Must have completed at least three years of college-level Chinese or at least two years of Chinese in heritage tracks to apply.

Wednesday, February 26

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
403 Kent Hall

Columbia-Boğaziçi University Byzantine Studies and Urban Mapping Summer Program in Istanbul Info Session (2/25)

This summer learn about the history, urban development and monuments of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires in Istanbul! Unique opportunity for advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore Istanbul’s modern to­pography as an exciting palimpsest of empires, cultures, and religions first hand with research and fieldwork opportunities.

Blown Youth (March 6-8)

Blown Youth

A play by Dipika Guha
Directed by Alice Reagan

Thursday, 3/6 at 8 PM
Friday, 3/7 at 8 PM
Saturday, 3/8 at 3 PM and 8 PM

This new play, co-commissioned by Barnard and downtown theatre company New Georges, presents an original, contemporary riff on Hamlet. The play is directed by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Alice Reagan, features thesis performer India Choquette, and is stage managed by thesis student Amelia Lembeck.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Open House (3/3)

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will hold its Major Declaration Information Open House on

Monday, March 3
8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
555  Schermerhorn Extension

Faculty and current students will be on hand to talk about the program and answer questions.

Refreshments will be served! 

All are Welcome!

Human Rights Open House (2/25)

Undergraduate Human Rights Program Open House

Tuesday, February 25
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lerner 401

Are you an undergraduate in Columbia College or the School of General Studies with questions about the human rights major or concentration requirements? Interested in learning more about the course advising process and opportunities available to human rights students? Come to the UHRP human rights major and concentration info session.

Physics Open House (2/27)

Thursday, February 27
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
705 Pupin

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) & Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species (EBHS) Open House (2/27)

Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
One Department, Two Great Majors

Come to the E3B Open House!

Thursday, February 27
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
10th Floor of Schermerhorn Extension

To learn more about majoring in
Environmental Biology
The interactions of all kinds of life, all around the world
Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species
How humans became human, biologically and behaviorally

Psychology Open House (3/5)

Open House for Prospective Psychology Majors, Concentrators and Neuroscience & Behavior Majors will be held on:

Wednesday, March 5
7:15 - 9:00 p.m. (or later, if necessary)
200B Schermerhorn Hall

Psychology DUSes will be on hand to approve students' Major Declaration Checklists and to sign their major declaration forms. 

Italian Open House (3/4)

Open House for prospective Italian majors and concentrators:

Tuesday, March 4
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
514 Hamilton

History Open House (2/27)

Prospective History Major and Concentrator Open House 
Thursday, February 27
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
411 Fayerweather

Economics Open House (3/6)

Thursday, March 6
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
1027 IAB

Biology and Chemistry Open House (2/25)

Tuesday, February 25
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
7th Floor Lounge, Havemeyer Hall

Engineering Icons: Mike Massimino (2/24)

Forget GRAVITY. Experience the Real Thing!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity.  A night at the movies, with popcorn, soda, and Professor Mike Massimino !

Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce cordially invites you to the next installment of the "Engineering Icons" series with Mike Massimino '84, NASA astronaut and visiting professor of mechanical engineering. Hosted at the IMAX Theatre inside the AMC Lincoln Square, the evening will feature a screening of IMAX Hubble 3D, a documentary film about the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission on which Mike served.

Drama & Theatre Arts Open House (2/24)

Drama & Theatre Arts Open House and Program Planning Meeting

Monday, February 24
5:00 p.m.
325 Milbank

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Summer (2/20)

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Summer
A Center for Student Advising Peer Advising Event
Thursday February 20
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Lerner 401

Facebook Link:

RESCHEDULED - Mexican American Educational Empowerment: Book Talk with Darius Echeverría (2/20)

Thursday, February 20
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
301M Fayerweather

Please join us for a talk with Darius Echeverría, author of the book Aztlán Arizona: Mexican American Educational Empowerment, 1968-1978 with the University of Arizona Press.

Peer Adviser Post: Declaring a Major (part 2)

Peer Adviser Post: Declaring a Major (part 2)
By Carlos Garcia CC'14 and Rachel Wangler CC '15

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Center for Career Education - This Week at CCE: Feb. 17-21, 2014

Hello Students,

There are over 800 positions in LionSHARE in fields that range from engineering to government agencies and arts organizations that have social media work as part of the job description. Join us on Wednesday to discuss careers in social media with Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Public Interest Career Fair (2/28)

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural Public Interest Career Fair, hosted by Barnard Career Development and Community Impact at Columbia University.

The Fair will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 11am - 2pm in LeFrak Gymnasium on Barnard's campus. The event will draw over 50 nonprofit sector employers with unique permanent paid, internship and post-graduate fellowship opportunities in the health, policy/advocacy, social services, education related fields and more.

African-American Studies Open House (2/26)

Wednesday, February 26
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
IRAAS Seminar Room (Schermerhorn Extension 758)

There will be pizza and soda.

Creative Writing Major Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, Mon, Feb 24

To all the Undeclared:

Students who would like to be considered for the Creative Writing major MUST submit an application to the Creative Writing Department in 617 Kent Hall no later than 5pm, Monday, February 24th.

An application consists of (1) a cover sheet and (2) a writing sample.

Center for Career Education - This Week at CCE: Feb. 10-14, 2014

Hello Students,

GS students, join CCE in Lewisohn at the Dean's Coffee Hour this Thursday (2/13) and, if you're declaring your major soon, come over to CCE the following Wednesday (2/19) to have a joint advising session with an academic advisor and career counselor to discuss majors and careers. Engineers, meet alumni from a range of fields next Wednesday (2/19) at SEAS Your Network. CC students, note the deadline extension (2/16) to apply for the Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internships (CCASSIP).

A Conversation with Chelsea Clinton at the Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Forum (2/26)

The Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program is proud to present the 2014 Spring Forum:


A Conversation With Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton photo

 Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation


 Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Roone Arledge Cinema

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Narrative Medicine Workshops For Pre-Health Students (2/12)

Come to an information session on Wednesday February 12th, 2014 at 7.30 pm,

Lerner Hall, Room 403

Please register for the info session here:

Mexican American Educational Empowerment: Book Talk with Darius Echeverría (2/20)

Thursday, February 20 (Rescheduled from 2/13)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
301M Fayerweather

Please join us for a talk with Darius Echeverría, author of the book Aztlán Arizona: Mexican American Educational Empowerment, 1968-1978.

Math Open House (2/26)

Mathematics Department is hosting an undergraduate Open House:

Wednesday, February 26
6:30 p.m.
508 Mathematics Building

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Columbia University Medical School Fair (2/21)

Columbia University Medical School Fair | Friday, February 21, 2014

The Premedical Association and the Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and are pleased to invite students to the 2014 Medical School Fair on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Lerner Hall.  Below is a full schedule of the day’s events.

Senior Research Prize in Biology

Biological Sciences have announced a competition for the annual Bridges and Sturtevant Prize for undergraduate research for graduating seniors.  The aim of the prize is to stimulate research and honor outstanding students. Please find a description and deadlines for nominations and submission of a research paper.  An anonymous donation in 2011 established an endowment for the prize. Bridges and Sturtevant were Columbia undergraduates that were true pioneers of modern genetics.

Center for Career Education - This Week at CCE: Feb. 3-7, 2014

Hello Students,

Hope you're warm and enjoying more snow! We anticipate that all scheduled employers will be on campus tomorrow and for the rest of the week so go sledding early and then get ready to speak about internships and jobs. Read on for details on events and opportunities.

Warmest regards,
Niamh and all at CCE

Tea with Transfers (2/9)

The 2015 Columbia College Student Council, in partnership with the Center for Student Advising, is hosting an informal afternoon tea for Fall 2013 transfer students and continuing transfer students.  Come socialize with fellow transfers and get your second semester questions answered -- all while sipping tea and enjoying pastries!

Sunday, February 9th 
2:00 p.m.
Jed D. Satow Room, Lerner Hall


Dear students:

Tonight's overSEAS information session will be postponed due to inclement weather.

For general information about study abroad, please come to the General Information Session tomorrow evening:

Tuesday, February 4th
7:10 - 8:10 p.m.
Hamilton 602

Stay warm!

All the best,

Office of Global Programs


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