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CSA Blog March 2016

Urban Studies Program Planning (4/13)

Wednesday, April 13
6:00 p.m.
Altschul 530, Barnard Campus

Please join us for our Spring 2015 informational meeting, where we will give a general overview of the courses being offered next term, answer questions about our curricular requirements, and discuss the unique opportunities that the Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program has to offer.

All Urban Studies majors, faculty members, and prospective students are invited to attend.

Summer Sessions Registration

Try something new or advance your academic plan by taking one of hundreds of courses offered by Columbia during the Summer Sessions. Summer Session 1 is May 23-July 1, and Summer Session 2 is July 5-August 12.

Courses fill up quickly, so register on SSOL soon!

Visit the Columbia Summer 2016 website for details.

The Art of Data Visualization (4/5-7)

Join us on April 5-7 for a series of events designed to showcase the art and science of effective data visualization. A key aspect of scholarship in the 21st century is the collection and analysis of ever-growing data sets, both within and across various subject areas. We are tasked with discerning hidden patterns in gargantuan quantities of data, as well as communicating our findings to research communities, policy makers, and the general public.

The Science of Studying: Brain-Based Strategies that Work (3/25)

Friday, March 25
1:00-2:30 p.m.
401 Lerner Hall

Studying for midterms? Wondering if you could study better? Caroline Marvin from the Psychology department will share how research findings from cognitive neuroscience can help you develop stronger study skills. We'll leverage what we know about learning and the brain to discuss why strategies we commonly use don't work and to suggest strategies that save time and get results.

Enhancing Your Relationship: A Workshop for Couples (4/18-5/2)

This hands-on, sequential 3-session workshop will provide practical tools for couples who wish to strengthen their relationship. Topics include Understanding Relational Expectations and Beliefs, How to Nurture the Positives in the Relationship, and How to Improve Problem Solving Ability and Communication Skills.

The group will meet 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on the following  Mondays, 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2 in the  CPS Conference Room, Lerner Hall, 8th Floor.

Deadlines Extended! Columbia Study Abroad Programs (3/25)

The following Columbia summer and fall/academic year programs will continue to accept applications on a space available basis until Friday, March 25!

Summer 2016

*Summer Arabic Program in Amman 
*Middle Eastern and North African Studies 
*Summer Language Program in Beijing
*Beijing Visual Cultures Summer Program
*Columbia-Boğaziçi Summer Program in Balkan Transcultural Studies
*Summer Programs in Modern and Classical Japanese (4th & 5th year Japanese only)

Book Talk | Failure: Why Science Is So Successful by Stuart Firestein (3/31)

A Book Talk with Stuart Firestein, Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Columbia University || Failure: Why Science Is So Successful | This book delves into the origins of scientific research as a process that relies upon trial and error, one which inevitably results in a hefty dose of failure. In fact, scientists throughout history have relied on failure to guide their research, viewing mistakes as a necessary part of the process.

Raspberry Pi Workshop: Pi From Scratch (3/30)

So you have a Raspberry Pi and you’re not afraid to use it, but … what now? What can you do with it? What do you want to do with it? Starting a project from scratch can be daunting, and it’s easy to put it off while your hardware collects dust. If you’re currently scratching your head about what to do next with your Pi, this workshop will provide you with strategies to get your project ideas off the ground. Using interactive group work and brainstorming exercises, we will provide you with tips and tricks on how to prototype your first project from start to finish!

The Science of Studying: Brain-Based Strategies that Work (3/25)

The Science of Studying: Brain-Based Strategies that Work (3/25)

1:00 p.m. in 401 Lerner Hall

Studying for midterms? Wondering if you could study better? Caroline Marvin from the Psychology department will share how research findings from cognitive neuroscience can help you develop stronger study skills. We'll leverage what we know about learning and the brain to discuss why strategies we commonly use don't work and to suggest strategies that save time and get results.  RSVP

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Deadline Extension: SIPA Dual Degree Five-Year Program (3/28)

If you are a junior interested in applying please note that the application deadline for this program only has been extended to March 28.

Students may apply online at: 
https://apply.sipa.columbia.edu/apply/.  

Procrastination Workshop (3/21)

Do You Procrastinate?  What Can You Do About It?

Deadline: Core Scholars Program (4/1)

The Core Scholars Program is now accepting submissions for 2016. The program invites students to submit an artistic piece of work (a poem, essay, dance, video, music) that reflects their Core experience.

DEADLINES: SEAS Drop Date and others for CC/SEAS (3/24)

The CC Pass/D/Fail deadline, the CC R-credit deadline, the CC Withdrawal (W) deadline, the SEAS Pass/Fail deadline, and the SEAS drop deadline are all Thursday, March 24. 

Please contact or make an appointment with your advising dean if you have any questions about the deadlines. 

Peer Adviser Post: It’s Almost Time for Spring Break!

Peer Adviser Post: It’s Almost Time for Spring Break!
by Dylan Cooper, CC '18

Melting snow, housing drama, non-stop midterms… the spring season must be approaching! And that means it’s time to count down to Spring Break.

Whether you and the gang are blasting off to Cancun or you’re kicking it back here in New York City, Spring Break should be a time for refueling and some good ole relaxation. After a couple grueling months of classes, it is so crucial to take a deep breath and unwind.

SIPA Dual Degree Five-Year Program: Information Session and Deadline Extension (3/9)

The Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is holding an Information Session for the SIPA Dual Degree Five-Year Program on Wednesday, March 9 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in 1512 IAB.  
 
If you are a junior interested in applying please note that the application deadline for this program only has been extended to March 28.

Tutor High School Students with the Tutoring & Learning Center!

The Tutoring & Learning Center provides free academic support and tutoring to high school students in Harlem and Morningside Heights. We're hiring qualified tutors to help! Work-study and volunteer positions are available. Commit as little as two hours per week!

No tutoring experience is needed, and training is provided.

Peer Adviser Post: Benefits of Study Abroad

Peer Adviser Post: Benefits of Study Abroad
by Jessica Geddes, CC '16

1. Explore academic interests in a new setting. I studied abroad in Athens, Greece and took only History and Language classes for a semester. You can get a whole new appreciation for the material by practicing the language every day with locals, and taking field trips/going to museums either through a program or on your own!

Positions Announced for Summer Bridge Program (App due 3/15)

Academic Success Programs (ASP) has two positions available for the 2016 Summer Bridge Program. We are hiring for the Residential Counselor and Help Room Tutor positions. Applications are due March 15, 2016.
 

CSArts Seeks Submissions for Fall '16 (App due 4/8)

CSArts seeks submissions of original artwork, poetry, film, music compositions, and other multi-media works from CC and SEAS students for our Fall 2016 exhibit.

Columbia College and SEAS students should complete and 
submit the application by Friday, April 8, 2016.

Each individual may submit up to three works for consideration.

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Foreign Affairs Open House (3/8)

Thinking about graduate degrees? 

Join us on Tuesday, March 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Foreign Affairs Open House, an online graduate school fair.  

Chat with admissions reps at (your school) and over 30 of the top programs from across the globe. 

Register soon: www.foreignaffairs.com/openhouse

 

Girl Rising Film Screening and Gender Rights Discussion Panel (3/8)

CUCSD is hosting a film screening of the thoroughly moving documentary Girl Rising followed by a discussion panel with accomplished professionals in the field of gender equality.

Please join us on International Women's Day:

Tuesday, March 8
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Lerner's Roone Arledge Cinema

Join us at the March SHAC General Council Meeting with GHAP (3/8)

Tuesday, March 8
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
John Jay Hall 3rd floor Conference Room (Come in through the John Jay Health Center, make a right, and go straight)

Snacks: Guacamole, dips, and chips + seltzers

The who, what, where, when, and why of Columbia Health’s Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP)

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/242648902735240/

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