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Posted: April 6

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of its new Study Group Consulting support service, which is designed to help existing study groups optimize productivity and maximize learning outcomes.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of its new Study Group Consulting support service, which is designed to help existing study groups optimize productivity and maximize learning outcomes.

For more information, email gs-arc@columbia.edu.

Posted: April 6

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of the Reading Coaching program, which is designed to help students taking social sciences and humanities courses to develop critical literacy skills.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of the Reading Coaching program, which is designed to help students taking social sciences and humanities courses to develop critical literacy skills. These skills include conquering “hard” readings, identifying different demands made by different types of reading assignments, and efficiently managing large volumes of reading.

Posted: April 15

The Bank Street Summer Camp August Alliance is seeking students to work as summer counselors during the month of August.

Position Description
The Bank Street Summer Camp August Alliance is seeking students to work as summer counselors during the month of August. These are paid positions. 

Counselor positions are available in the following programs:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Spanish Immersion
  • Swim Staff
  • Film
  • General Day Camp

Apply
For more information, visit the website or call 212-875-4705. To apply, mail your resume to camp@bankstreet.edu.

Posted: March 27

Columbia Health and Sexual Violence Response invites students to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout April by attending various events, including lectures, film screenings, exercise classes and more.

Event Description
Columbia Health and Sexual Violence Response invites students to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout April by attending various events, including lectures, film screenings, exercise classes and more. 

Information about sexual assault prevention can be found on the Sexual Violence Response Facebook page.

Posted: March 25

The Committee on Instruction has approved new courses for the Fall 2015 semester.

The Columbia College-General Studies Committee on Instruction has approved new courses for the Fall 2015 semester.

A full listing of the courses may be found on the Newly Approved Courses page.

New courses that have been added to the Global Core curriculum may be found on the Global Core page.

Posted: Feb. 24
Registration Dates: Mon., March 2 - Fri., July 10

Registration for the Summer 2015 semester opened on March 2 and continues through July 10. As registration deadlines differ for each session, students should refer to the Columbia Summer website to ensure they do not miss a deadline. 

Registration for the Summer 2015 semester opened on March 2 and continues through July 10. As registration deadlines differ for each session, students should refer to the Columbia Summer website to ensure they do not miss a deadline. 

Posted: Jan. 23

Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to attend support groups on a variety of topics.

Event Description
Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to attend support groups on a variety of topics.

Support Group Topics

  • Bereavement
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Getting Things Done
  • Making Peace with Food
  • Managing ADHD
  • Public Speaking: Learn to Speak with Confidence
  • Queer Academics
  • Women in Recovery from an Eating Concern
  • Students with Families
  • Substance Use Concerns
  • Women Healing from Sexual Abuse in Childhood or Adolescence
  • Women of Color
  • Women Survivors of Recent Sexual Assault

Register
For more information, including meeting times and registration instructions, visit the website.

Application Deadline: Mon., April 27, 10 a.m.

Students are invited to apply for the Carl B. Boyer Memorial Prize in the History of Science.

Students are invited to apply for the Carl B. Boyer Memorial Prize in the History of Science. This prize may be awarded annually to an undergraduate who writes the best essay on any topic in the history of science or mathematics as judged by a faculty committee.

Apply

Featured Event: École Centrale Paris for Engineers Information Session
Event Date and Time: Mon., April 27, 4 - 5 p.m.
Location: 520 Mudd Building

Students interested in studying abroad are invited to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various study abroad programs.

Event Description

Students interested in studying abroad are invited to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various study abroad programs.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Study Abroad in German: Before or After Graduation
Event Date and Time: Thurs., April 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 402B International Affairs Building

Office of Global Programs Newsletter

For the most up-to-date information about study abroad events and opportunities, sign up for the OGP newsletter by emailing ogp@columbia.edu. Include your full name, college, anticipated graduation year, and region of interest in the email.

Event Date and Time: Mon., April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Garden Room 1, Faculty House

Students are invited to join Men's Peer Education (MPE) for dinner and a discussion on "What Makes a Healthy Relationship."

Event Description
Students are invited to join Men's Peer Education (MPE) for dinner and a discussion on "What Makes a Healthy Relationship." The discussion will focus on signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and communications, as well as on understanding power and control in abusive relationships.

This event is open to all students who identify as men or masculine.

Contact
For more information, email Christiana Sulinski.

Registration Deadline: Wed., April 29
Event Date and Time: Tues., May 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard

The Columbia Zuckerman Institute invites students to a lecture by Dr. Walter Mischel, known for pioneering the Marshmallow Test, called "How Mind and Brain Enable Self-Control: The Marshmallow Test and Beyond."

Event Description
The Columbia Zuckerman Institute invites students to a lecture by Dr. Walter Mischel, known for pioneering the Marshmallow Test, called "How Mind and Brain Enable Self-Control: The Marshmallow Test and Beyond." Dr. Mischel will examine the mind and brain mechanisms that allow us to overcome "the weakness of the will," as shown throughout his research on the mechanisms of willpower. This lecture is part of the Brain Insight Lecture series.

Register

FAFSA Deadline: Thurs., April 30
Planned Enrollment Form Deadline: Thurs., April 30

Students applying for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year are advised to review upcoming deadlines for submitting forms.

Students applying for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year are advised to review upcoming deadlines for submitting forms. Once forms are submitted, students can track their scholarship and financial aid application documents and view relevant messages online.

Financial Aid Forms and Deadlines

GS Institutional Scholarship Application
Deadline:
Wed., April 15
Current GS students are applicable for institutional scholarship awards.
Apply

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Deadline: Thurs., April 30
Those GS students eligible to apply for federal aid (generally this is limited to US citizens and Permanent Residents) must complete the FAFSA.

Planned Enrollment Form
Deadline: Tues., April 30
A requirement for all students requesting GS Scholarship and federal aid consideration.
Planned Enrollment Form

Application Deadline: Thurs., April 30

Students are invited to apply to be a facilitator for ROOTEd (Respecting Ourselves and Others Through Education), a student program supported by the Office of Multicultural Affairs that is dedicated to facilitating respectful and informed dialogues about diversity in the United States with regards to power and privilege.

Description
Students are invited to apply to be a facilitator for ROOTEd (Respecting Ourselves and Others Through Education), a student program supported by the Office of Multicultural Affairs that is dedicated to facilitating respectful and informed dialogues about diversity in the United States with regards to power and privilege.

ROOTEd peer facilitators are trained in power, privilege and oppression issues and how these translate to a diverse college campuse. Facilitators then examine their own personal and cultural place in contemporary society through innovative exercises and are trained to be facilitators around diversity issues. ROOTEd also creates and facilitates floor dialogues for residential students, student organizations, and other constituents.

Apply

Next Application Review Deadline: Mon., May 4

Students are invited to apply for SEE-U, a study abroad program that allows students to fulfill two core or elective science requirements in five weeks.

Program Description
Students are invited to apply for SEE-U, a study abroad program that allows students to fulfill two core or elective science requirements in five weeks. SEE-U is designed for students of all majors and there are no prerequisites to enroll.

Columbia University Tuition Benefits may be applied toward the cost of the SEE-U Program, and significant fellowship funding is available from the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability.

Registration Deadline: Thurs., May 14
Course Dates and Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 26 - July 2, 6:15 - 9:25 p.m.

Students are invited to register for French Expressive Dance in NYC and Paris, a five-week course that examines not only French dancers and choreographers, but also French conceptions of the expressive body seen in other urban art forms.

Course Description
Students are invited to register for French Expressive Dance in NYC and Paris, a five-week course that examines not only French dancers and choreographers, but also French conceptions of the expressive body seen in other urban art forms. The course will be conducted in English and includes performances and museum visits.

Register
To register, or for more information, visit the website. Questions may be directed to John Robinson-Appels.

Application Deadline: Wed., May 27, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply to work as resident advisors for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Students are invited to apply to work as resident advisors for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Position Description
Resident advisors (RAs) are members of the GS Housing team who are primarily responsible for community development, mediation, programming, policy communication, and crisis intervention. RAs work collaboratively with University offices including GS Housing, the GS Dean of Students Office, University Apartment Housing, Health Services, and Public Safety. RAs report directly to Sean Trulby, Associate Director of Student Life.

Apply
For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the website.

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