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CSA Blog November 2014

Columbia Juilliard Fall Concert

Columbia Juilliard

Columbia Juilliard Fall Concert
Saturday, December 6
6:00 p.m.
Italian Academy

CSA Talks

Peer Adviser Post: Thanksgiving Break

Peer Adviser Post: Thanksgiving Break
By Jessica Geddes, CC '16

American Thanksgiving will be here soon, along with a much-needed break from academics. There are many different ways that Columbia students spend the holiday, and there’s no single “right way” to do Thanksgiving break. The most important thing is to return to school relaxed and rejuvenated so you can end your semester on a high note.

Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship Info Session (12/2)

December 2
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Core Conference Room, 2nd floor Hamilton

Eligibility for this fellowships requires you to be EITHER an NIH defined minority OR low-income OR from a rural area. Students must have completed their sophomore year by May 2015, must have a 3.0 grade point average and be a citizen or permanent resident of the US. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Katie Tang at kkt2115@columbia.edu.

Final Exams Overlaps & Conflicts - Fall 2014

Final Exams are Friday, December 12 – Friday, December 19

Your Final Exam Schedule is available through SSOL under the “My Exam Schedule” link on your “Student Schedule” page.

Information Session – Columbia Summer Program: Hadrian’s Villa, The Archaeology of an Imperial Court (11/20 & 21)

Columbia’s Advanced Program of Ancient History and Art (APAHA) offers a four-week summer program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with the unique opportunity to excavate and learn together at Hadrian’s Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Rome and the most important of Roman imperial villas. Students will learn archaeological techniques at all levels and think critically about how excavation work allows for deeper insight into the social, political, economic, architectural and artistic history of classical antiquity.

SIPA’s Five-Year Joint Bachelor/Master Program Information Session (12/3)

SIPA will be holding an information session for students who may be interested in the 5-year program on December 3, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in room 1512 IAB.  Please feel free to send any of your students to the session and please feel free to attend yourself.

Giving Thanks: Thank You Card Event (11/20 & 21)

The CSA Peer Advisers and Rotaract of Columbia University are co-hosting the second-annual “Giving Thanks” event. Stop by the Lerner ramp tables on Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21 between 11:00-4:00 p.m. to write out a card to any Columbia Faculty/Staff member or department. We provide you with the supplies and free snacks, and you provide us with your thoughts and words of gratitude!

Undeclared No More: CC Major Discovery (11/21)

Undeclared No More: Friday, November 21, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

CCMajorDiscovery

Share Your Thoughts on Global Education (11/20)

You are invited to attend

Columbia Global Night

An Undergraduate Student Town-Hall Forum


Thursday, November 20
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Schapiro Hall, Lounge, 605 West 115th Street

Information Session – Columbia Summer Program: Hadrian’s Villa, The Archaeology of an Imperial Court (11/20 & 21)

Columbia’s Advanced Program of Ancient History and Art (APAHA) offers a four-week summer program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with the unique opportunity to excavate and learn together at Hadrian’s Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Rome and the most important of Roman imperial villas. Students will learn archaeological techniques at all levels and think critically about how excavation work allows for deeper insight into the social, political, economic, architectural and artistic history of classical antiquity.

China Summer Study Abroad Programs Information Session (11/19)

Wednesday, November 19
4:00-5:00 p.m.
403 Kent Hall

Beijing Summer Program
: This nine-week program immerses students in one of the world's most dynamic cities and offers five levels of intensive Chinese language studies from beginner through fifth year. Students complete the equivalent of one year of Chinese at Columbia. Group excursions in and around Beijing, lectures by local experts, and a week-long travel break give students insight into Chinese society and lifestyle.

University Writing Course Descriptions – Spring 2015

Students scheduled to take University Writing in the spring 2015 semester must register for the course through SSOL. There are theme-based options from which to choose, as well as 36 sections of the standard University Writing course.

Invention Through Research (11/21)

Friday, November 21
12:00-1:30 p.m.

707 Hamilton Hall


In this workshop, we'll discuss how to get the most out of your research and help writers use sources in richer, more complex ways. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

 

Forum to Discuss the Core Science Course (11/19)

Dear Students,

I am writing to invite you to a forum to discuss the Core science course. The forum, hosted by the co-chairs and student members of the Committee on Science in the Core, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in 501 Schermerhorn Hall.

Combined Plan Information Session (11/17)

Combined Plan Information Session for current Columbia College Students

Monday, November 17
5:30 p.m.
Sulzberger Parlor (3rd Floor) of Barnard Hall

Join us for the Information Session to learn more about the Combined Plan Program.  Admissions, CSA, & Financial Aid representatives will be present and available for questions.

Pizza will be served!

CSA Talks: Abigail Disney (12/4)

Please join us for dinner, a talk, and Q&A with filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney (GSAS’94) on December 4 at 6:00 p.m. in 401 Lerner Hall.  

RSVP at the CSA Appointments page under “Events”

Spring 2015 Registration!

The first registration period for the spring 2015 term will begin the week of November 17.

Please make an appointment with your advising dean now to discuss your class schedule, ask questions, and check to see if you are completing the necessary requirements to be on track to graduate.

Helpful Links:

Legally Speaking (11/12)

Legally Speaking
Wednesday, November 12
7:00-9:00 p.m.
401 Lerner Hall

REGISTER


Students and alumni/a interested in the law are invited to a panel discussion and reception with Columbia alumni/ae who are practicing attorneys.

Panelists:

Cindy Espinosa, EN '04, St. John's Law '10
Manager, Anti-Money Laundering Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Ali Manigat, CC '05, Fordham Law '08

Important Deadlines!

Thurs, Nov 13:

  • Last Day to withdraw from an individual course and receive a notation of “W” on the transcript in place of a letter grade. (CC)
  • Last Day to change a letter grade to a Pass/D/Fail or a Pass/D/Fail to a letter grade. (CC)
  • Last Day to register for R credit. (CC seniors)

Fri, Nov 14:

  • Last Day to DROP a Class (SEAS)
  • Last Day to change a letter grade to a Pass/Fail or a Pass/Fail to a letter grade. (SEAS)

Lerner Flu Fair (11/11)

The final Lerner Flu Fair event is coming up this Tuesday, November 11 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. in the Broadway room.  With just your Columbia ID, Columbia students, faculty and staff on the Morningside campus can receive a free flu shot at the following flu shot clinics. No appointments are needed - shots are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Peer Adviser Post: When to Pass/D/Fail

Peer Advising Post: When to Pass/D/Fail
By Jiawen Tang, CC '15

Hi everyone, hope you all had a relaxing fall break! This week’s post is about two important deadlines that you don’t want to miss: Thursday, November 13th is the last day for CC students to Pass/D/Fail a course, and Friday, November 14th is the last day for SEAS students to drop a course.

Making the Most of Academic Resources: TAs, Help Rooms, and the Writing Center (11/7)

Friday, November 11
12:30-1:30 p.m.
401 Lerner Hall

Vital to your undergraduate career is the ability to take advantage of academic resources outside the classroom. This workshop will discuss how to build productive relationships with your TA's, how to capitalize on help rooms, and how to make the best use of the Writing Center.

Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lectures (11/7)

Electrical Engineering Distinguished Lectures

Educating the 21st Century
Scientist and Engineer

Speaker: Cherry Murray, Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Science Harvard University

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Davis Auditorium

Host: Professor Debasis Mitra

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