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CSA Blog September 2015

Community Impact 2015 Fall Gala (10/15)

Come Celebrate!
Community Impact at Columbia University’s 
Fall 2015 Gala Benefit Auction

Spring break opportunity for first- and second-year undergraduates!

Geological Excursion to Death Valley, California, March 12-19, 2016

Email applications no later than Friday, November 13, 2015 to Professor Nicholas Christie-Blick <>

 "The best class you can take at Columbia." – Cleo Chou, CC'10, Ph.D. student at Princeton


Peer Adviser Post: Life After Study Abroad - 6 Things to Consider

Peer Adviser Post: Life After Study Abroad - 6 Things to Consider
by Jessica Geddes CC'16

Whether, like me, you have returned from Study Abroad and are dealing with re-entry firsthand, or you are considering studying abroad in the future, here are some thoughts on what it’s like returning to Columbia after your travels. 

OverSEAS: Info Session (9/30)

Are you a SEAS student hoping to study abroad? Don’t know whether you can go abroad, let alone how the process works? Come to OverSEAS, a SEAS-focused study abroad info session to get your questions answered!

Hear from other SEAS students who have successfully studied abroad and learn about various international opportunities available to you as a SEAS student. Get an overview of Columbia’s clearance process for engineers going abroad, and hear students’ experiences and tips about maneuvering the system.

Info Session: Columbia College Study Abroad (9/29)

Interested in studying abroad? Come and hear how you can fit a semester of study abroad from OGP staff and former study abroad students.

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Info Session: Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University (9/29)

Tuesday, September 29
4:00-5:00 p.m.
403 Kent Hall

Columbia University in Beijing provides a rare opportunity for advanced students to directly enroll in a broad range of courses at Tsinghua University, one of China's top institutions.


Have you thought about pursuing a Master’s degree at Columbia Engineering? (10/7)

To learn about graduate program opportunities come to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs Information Session:

Wednesday, October 7

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Davis Auditorium

Juniors and Seniors majoring in: engineering, statistics, mathematics, or economics, are especially welcome! If eligible you may apply using the M.S. Express application, which greatly simplifies the admissions process for Columbia students. 

Become a Global Ambassador - Apps Due: (9/30)

Interested in Intercultural Exchange?: Global Ambassador Program  Ready to step out of your comfort zone to make new friends and/or learn new cultures? Join the Global Ambassador Program (GAP), a year-long international friendship program that aims to foster intercultural dialogues among Columbia's diverse student body.

Peer Adviser Post: How Healthy Are You?

Peer Adviser Post: How Healthy Are You?
by Dylan Cooper CC'18

Can you believe it? We’re already about a month deep into our classes, and it feels like the semester is whizzing by. If your schedule at all resembles mine, you’ll know that problem sets are beginning to pile on, labs and weekly quizzes are underway, and midterms are quietly creeping around the corner. Now seems like the perfect time to do a brief wellness check to assure yourself that you’re taking care of the most important thing on this campus – YOU.

Info Session: Columbia Global Seminar in Mexico City Spring 2016 (9/24)

Thursday, September 24
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
457 Schermerhorn Extension

Learn about an exciting new study abroad opportunity with Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology, who plans to teach the following two courses in Mexico City in Spring 2016. Other courses will be chosen from a local host institution. Open to current juniors in good academic standing. No Spanish language required.

    •   ANTH 2005  The Ethnographic Imagination

New 5-Year Program in Sustainable Development and Sustainability Management

Information Session: New 5-Year Program in Sustainable Development and Sustainability Management
Join us to learn more about a new accelerated program that allows students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in just five years.

Maker Space Open House

The Columbia MakerSpace is open to all Columbia University affiliated students, faculty, staff, and post-docs, and is available for work on projects that require physical lab space and equipment.  The space is equipped with a range of equipment for arts and crafts work, 3D printing, woodworking, plastics fabrication, electronics work, sewing and embroidery, bicycle and mechanical repair, and more.  The facilities can be for any purpose...for class, research, club activities, or just for fun.
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Writing Workshop

The Writing Center and First-in-Family Programs will be holding a special workshop on WRITING FOR THE UNIVERSITY specifically for First-Gen First-Year students. This workshop will be designed for first-years in SEAS, CC, and GS as well as for transfer students who are in their first-year at Columbia. The workshop will be in Hamilton 303 on FRIDAY 9/18 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (although we'll probably end a little early.) We hope to see you there.

Churchill, Goldwater, and Gates-Cambridge Scholarships Announced

The Office of Global Programs is holding several events of particular interest to students in scientific fields. Students in all class years are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact Scott Carpenter, Associate Dean, Global Education and Fellowships at

Peer Adviser Post: Fall Semester Deadlines

Peer Adviser Post: Fall Semester Deadlines

Deadline to Uncover a “P” is THIS Friday: (9/18)

***For Columbia College students***

The deadline to uncover a “P” from last semester (spring 2015) is THIS Friday, September 18.

If you are a CC student who took a spring 2015 class Pass/D/Fail, you can elect to uncover your grade by emailing a request to the Registrar's Office:

Please cc your advising dean and include the course name, course number, and call number in the email.

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship (MHIRT)

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship (MHIRT)​is funded by NIH, and aims at young US students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in science and research – those from specific ethnic minorities, lower SES, and rural backgrounds.

Last day to Add, DROP or Change a Section of a Core Class: Friday, September 18, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

After this date students MAY NOT drop or change sections of their Core classes (Literature Humanities, Contemporary Civilization, African Civilizations, Art Humanities, Music Humanities, Frontiers of Science). 

Students with questions and concerns should see their academic advisers. This Core Drop Date happens much earlier than the regular drop date, so it is imperative that students keep this deadline in mind as they work out their schedules.

Photo Shoot, Calling all SEAS students!

Doing anything Wednesday, Sept 30 between 10 – 1pm? If you are available, please show up at the Carleton Commons (4th floor Mudd) where our architects are looking for students to be part of the photo shoot to capture this incredibly awesome new student space. Please come for any part of that time you are available! 

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Graduate School Fair

The Graduate Schools at Columbia University would like to cordially invite you to the 1st annual Graduate School Fair.  The following graduate schools will have representatives available to answer your questions about their programs and the admissions process:

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