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CSA Blog October 2015

Info Session: Congressional and Other Washington D.C. Internships (11/11)

The Office of Government & Community Affairs will offer resources and review timelines for applications. Meet past participants and Columbia’s government relations staff. Lerner Hall, Broadway Room, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 3:00–4:30 p.m.RSVP to

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Death Valley Spring Break Field Trip - Apps Due: (11/13)

Geological Excursion to Death Valley, California
Spring Break Field Trip for First-­Year and Sophomore undergraduates!
March 12-19, 2016

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 13, 2015 to:

Urban Studies Program Planning Meeting (10/28)

Please join the Urban Studies faculty for the fall program planning meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. in 421 Lehman.  Our faculty will be available to answer questions regarding majoring in Urban Studies and new upcoming courses as well.  As always, pizza will be served!

Chemical Engineering Ice Cream Social (10/29)

Thursday, October 29
3:30-5:00 p.m.
801 Mudd (Chemical Engineering office space)

With the major declaration period just around the corner (Oct. 27th to Oct. 30th) the Chemical Engineering Department would like to invite you to our ice cream social to be held from 3::30-5:00 p.m. on Thursday October 29th in the 801 suite of Mudd (the Chemical Engineering office space).

Journalism School Fall Information Session (11/7)

Are you a good writer and interested in telling great stories?

You’re cordially invited to attend the next Saturday information session at the J-School! 

Learn about our graduate degree programs, admission, financial aid and career services. Q&A with faculty, staff and students. 

Saturday, November 7
10:00 a.m.
Pulitzer Hall

Additional information

Counseling and Psychological Services at Columbia University

Counseling and Psychological Services supports the psychological and emotional well-being of the Columbia campus community by providing counseling, consultation and crisis intervention — all of which adhere to strict standards of confidentiality.

CSArts Spring '16 Call for Submissions (Due: 11/6)

Calling All Artists, Writers, and Composers

CSArts is seeking submissions of original artwork, poetry, photography, film/multi-media, and music compositions from CC and SEAS students for our Spring 2016 exhibit and concert. Columbia College and SEAS students should complete and submit the application by November 6, 2015. Each individual may submit up to three works for consideration.

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Music Performance Program Upcoming Concerts


Upcoming October Events

Our students have been busy preparing for these performances and we hope you will join us!   All events are FREE and OPEN to the public!

Reminder: CCE Spring Internship Programs Deadline (10/25)

The Sunday, October 25 deadline for the CCE Spring Internship Programs to intern in the arts, start-ups, civic engagement field or to work remotely is fast approaching.

Sample of CCE Spring Internship Positions:

Science of Studying: Brain-Based Strategies that Work (10/23)

The Science of Studying: Brain-Based Strategies that Work
Friday, October 23

CSA Family Weekend Open House (10/16)

Come visit the Berick Center for Student Advising during our Family Weekend Open House on Friday, October 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in 403 Lerner. Meet with Advising Deans, browse the CSArts Fall 2015 Exhibit, learn more about advising at Columbia and enjoy some light refreshments. 

Info Session: Columbia Engineering Graduate Program (11/5)

If you are a SEAS or a College senior majoring in a science, economics, math, or statistics, then you may be interested in the express application process for Masters degrees in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  Please join us for an info session on Thursday, November 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Davis Auditorium. 

Please RSVP
Questions? Email:

LGBTQ Career Panel: Finding Your Professional Community (10/21)

Wednesday, October 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level

Biomedical Engineering Open House (10/16)

Friday, October 16
1:00-2:00 p.m.  
343 Mudd 

There will be a program overview and several current students available for any questions.  James Ihn will also be in attendance to field any questions. 

Light refreshments provided.

Civil Engineering Open House (10/21)

Wednesday, October 21
6:00-7:00 p.m.
CEEM Conference Room in 611 Mudd

Please RSVP here.

MEET AND GREET with Dr. Muller, Resident Director of the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (10/15)

Share your stories! Come learn how you can spend a semester or academic year in Berlin!

Thursday, October 15
5:00-6:00 p.m.
603 Hamilton Hall

Dr. Muller will be holding an informal meeting for alumni, spring 2016 applicants, and all students who might be interested in spending a semester or year abroad in Berlin.

Info Session: Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (10/16)

Come learn how you can spend a semester, academic year or summer in Kyoto!

Friday, October 16
3:00-4:00 p.m.
407 Kent Hall

App Deadline: Columbia Global Seminar in Mexico (10/15)

The Office of Global Programs is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 Columbia Global Seminar in Mexico City!  No Spanish required.

Peer Adviser Post: Getting through Midterms

Peer Adviser Post: Getting through Midterms
by Nina Mandracchia, CC '18

Happy fall everyone!  First of all, congratulations to football on their first win of the season! Now that we’re all done celebrating, it’s time to face the dreaded midterm season.   There are some tips that we’ve all heard before such as start studying early (aka don’t cram), get plenty of sleep, etc.

Earth and Environmental Engineering Open House (10/9)

Earth and Environmental Engineering will have an open house on Friday, October 9, at 5:00 p.m., in 924 Mudd.

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) Open House (10/9)

Friday, October 9
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
301 Mudd

The Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) Department of Columbia University will be hosting an open house for first year and sophomore SEAS students interested in majoring in IEOR. Please bring your questions and concerns and join representatives from the IEOR Faculty and Professional Staff to discuss and address questions about IEOR majors.

Computer Science Open House (10/22)

Thursday, October 22
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Davis Auditorium, 4th floor (campus level), room 412
[The Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research]

The Computer Science Department would like to invite you to our major information session. Prof. Paul Blaer, the Director of Undergraduate Studies for BS Programs, will go over the major requirements, and current CS majors will talk about their experiences as CS/Info Science majors.

Applied Physics and Applied Math Open House (10/9)

Friday, October 9
12:00-2:00 p.m.
214 Mudd

Students interested in majoring in applied physics, applied mathema6cs, or materials science are invited to meet with faculty advisors for lunch and an informal discussion.

Naval Academy of Science and Engineering Annual Conference: Nov 8-10

SEAS students interested in "Science, Technology, and Adaptation" ?

The SEAS Dean’s Office is looking for students interested to attend the annual conference at the Naval Academy of Science and Engineering in Annapolis, Maryland, November 8 – 10. This annual conference, hosted by the Academy, brings together students and thought leaders from all over the country.

This year the conference will be organized around the following themes:

EE/CE Coffee Hour: Sophomore Social (10/16)

Interested in majoring in Electrical or Computer Engineering?

Stop by the 13th floor EE Conference Room (1300 Mudd) to chat with Dept. Chair Keren Bergman, Vice Chair Charles Zukowski, other faculty and EE/CE students.


Friday, Oct. 16th from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

For questions and to RSVP, email

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Open House (10/16)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering will have their open house on Friday, October 16 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the 13th floor EE Conference Room (1300 Mudd).


Study Abroad Fair (10/9)

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, and staff from more than 50 approved study abroad programs, international universities and fellowships organizations. All undergraduates welcome...

Are you thinking of studying abroad as part of your Columbia education?

Come speak with:

Peer Adviser Post: To Drop or Not to Drop - CC Drop Deadline Next Week

To Drop or Not to Drop - CC Drop Deadline Next Week!
by Katie Kester, CC '16

It’s the beginning of October, and we’re a few weeks in the semester.  All of our classes and activities are starting to gear up to full speed.   Now is a good time to ask yourself – am I taking on too much?  Will I be able to successfully manage all of these classes or is there somewhere I should cut back?

Undergraduate Research at Columbia: the What, When and How (10/16)

Friday, October 16
1:00 p.m.
312 Math

Interested in getting involved in research, but don’t know where to start or what you might like to do? This workshop aims to facilitate undergraduate student involvement in science and engineering research at CU. This workshop will be led by Dr. Vesna Gasperov from the Department of Chemistry. Topics to be covered include:

Retreat: Intergroup Community Building Initiative (Nov 7-8)

Are you a first year or sophomore who is looking to build real connections across different identities and make new friends?  

Are you a still searching for a community where you can be yourself?

Are you interested in gaining a new set of skills to have dialogues across difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, the Intergroup Community Building Initiative (ICBI) Weekend Retreat is the perfect opportunity for you!  

November 7 and 8
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Education Program Open House (10/12)

Education Program Open House
Monday, October 12
6:00 p.m.
Milbank 306

CC Drop Deadline is Tuesday, October 13

Tuesday, 10/13 is the last day for Columbia College students to DROP a fall 2015 class without the mark of W.  After Tuesday, October 13, you have until Thursday, November 19, to withdraw from a course and recieve a W.

If you plan to DROP a class, please use new SSOL electronic add/drop to drop a class.  **Please note: With the new electronic add/drop, students must complete the add/drop before it goes through.  Double check your SSOL grade screen to make sure all adds/drops have gone through BY Tuesday, October 13.


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