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DOS News & Announcements

Application Deadline: Tues., Sept. 15, 12 p.m.

Students are invited to apply for a locker in Lerner Hall for the fall semester or full academic year.

Locker Requests
Students are invited to apply for a locker in Lerner Hall for the fall semester or full academic year. A limited number of lockers are available.

Students with Disabilities
Students applying for lockers that have medical conditions or disabilities and who believe that obtaining a locker would help them more easily manage on-campus activities should contact GS Student Life Coordinator Lourdes Jimenez in person or via email at lj2002@columbia.edu so that your application may be prioritized. This information will remain confidential.

Students requesting this accommodation must be registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) and provide proper documentation from the office.

Apply
To request a locker, submit the application.

Application Deadline: Tues., Sept. 22, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply for a position as a student committee member on the GS Student Life Allocations Board, which serves to provide financial support to GS students and student organizations for events and initiatives.

Position Description
Students are invited to apply for a position as a student committee member on the GS Student Life Allocations Board, which serves to provide financial support to GS students and student organizations for events and initiatives. Applicants for funding from GS Student Life may be recognized GS student organizations on campus, unrecognized student groups at GS, or individual GS students. Funding requests will be reviewed by the Allocations Board, which consists of GS staff members and 3 student committee members.

Position Responsibilities

  • Working with GS staff members and other student committee members to ensure that funding is appropriately allocated
  • Serving as a representative of the School of General Studies

Position Requirements

  • Must be a current GS student
  • Must be registered for classes for the duration of the position
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be proud to be a GS student
  • Must be punctual, dependable, and responsible
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment

Time Commitment
Student committee members are required to attend bi-weekly meetings to review funding requests (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.), and must serve through the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

Apply
To apply, submit the application. Strong candidates will be invited to individual interviews. Interviews will be held with GS Student Life members and will be scheduled as applications are received. Questions about the GS Student Life Allocations Board or the application may be directed to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu.

Posted: Aug. 31

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of its tutoring services, which include walk-in, peer, and group tutoring.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers free tutoring, tutor-led study groups, walk-in tutoring and tutor-staffed work spaces to help all GS students approach gateway math, science, economics, and foreign language classes with confidence. Current subjects include:

Calculus I, II, & III
Principles of Economics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
French
Spanish
General Physics I & II
Chemistry I & II
Organic Chemistry I & II
Biology I & II
Intro to Statistics (with or without Calculus)

Walk-in tutoring begins September 8, and traditional appointments and groups open September 21. An email from the ARC will go out announcing when registration will open for traditional and group tutoring appointments.

For more information, please visit the ARC website.

Applying to Be a Tutor
Students interested in becoming tutors should submit a completed application packet to 403 Lewisohn Hall.

Posted: Aug. 17

The Columbia Student Calling Center at the Alumni Center is hiring students for part-time positions as student callers.

Position Description
The Columbia Student Calling Center at the Alumni Center is hiring students for part-time positions as student callers. The position involves raising funds to support scholarships, faculty and research, and student programming, as well as fostering relationships between alumni and the University. 

Time Commitment
Part-time with flexible scheduling; available shifts are on Mon. - Thurs., 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and Sun., 2 - 5 p.m. and 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. A minimum of 3 shifts (9 hours) per week.

Compensation
Up to $12.75 per hour plus tuition assistance, with the opportunity for bonuses and incentives. This position does not qualify for work-study, and students on an F1 visa are not eligible to apply.

Apply
Apply online at the Student Calling Center's website. For more information email st2996@columbia.edu or call 212-851-7997.

Event Dates and Times: Mondays - Thursdays, Aug. 3 - Sept. 3, 4 p.m.
Location: UAH Conference Room, 401 West 119th Street

The Columbia Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office invites students to attend free off-campus apartment-hunting workshops.

The Columbia Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office invites students to attend free off-campus apartment-hunting workshops.

Workshop Dates
All workshops are held at 4 p.m.

  • Mon., Aug. 3 - Thurs., Aug. 6
  • Mon., Aug. 10 - Thurs., Aug. 13
  • Mon., Aug. 17 - Thurs., Aug. 20
  • Mon., Aug. 24 - Thurs., Aug. 27
  • Mon., Aug. 31 - Thurs., Sept. 3

Students may also view the OCHA Webinar about finding housing in New York City.

No registration required.

Featured: University of Hong Kong
Application Deadline:
Tues., Sept. 1

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

Bologna Constorial Studies
Application Deadline: Tues., Sept. 1

Hong Kong University of Science and Techonology
Application Deadline: Tues., Sept. 1

Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona (CASB)
Application Deadline: Fri., Sept. 4

Schwarzman Scholars
Application Deadline:
Sun., Sept. 13

Bocconi University in Milan
Application Deadline: Tues., Sept. 15

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
Application Deadline: Wed., Sept. 16

Fulbright US Student Program
Application Deadline:
Tues., Oct. 13

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.

Next Lecture: Exploring the Universe with the Big Bang Machine
Date and Time: Thurs., Sept. 10, 7 - 7:45 p.m. 
Location: Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, 136 South Broadway, Irvington, NY

Nevis Laboratories invites students to attend Science-on-Hudson, a public science lecture series, at which Columbia physicists and scientists will present an overview of international and local experiments that they are working on. 

Event Description

Nevis Laboratories invites students to attend Science-on-Hudson, a public science lecture series, at which Columbia physicists and scientists will present an overview of international and local experiments that they are working on. Refreshments will be served before the lecture, and a question and answer session will follow.

Register

Lecture Series

The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility: Radiation on the Small Scale Working on Some Big Questions
Date and Time: Thurs., Oct. 8, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, 136 South Broadway, Irvington NY

Fishing for Neutrinos at the South Pole
Date and Time: Thurs., Nov. 12, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, 136 South Broadway, Irvington NY

The Hunt for Dark Matter with the XENON Experiment
Date and Time: Thurs., Dec. 10. 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, 136 South Broadway, Irvington NY

Event Date and Time: Mon., Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
Location: Conference Room at Counseling and Psychological Services, 8th Floor, Lerner Hall

Students are invited to attend an information session about becoming peer advocates for the Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) at Columbia Health Services.

Event Description
Students are invited to attend an information session about becoming peer advocates for the Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) at Columbia Health Services. GHAP offers HIV testing and counseling, STI education and referrals, and peer support for identity and sexual health concerns to everyone at Columbia. Advocates work 1-3 hours per week, as their schedules permit. This position will provide the opportunity to gain experience with motivational interviewing, patient education, and taking sexual histories.

At the meeting, students will have an opportunity to fill out an application and sign up for an in-person interview.

More Information
For more information, e-mail Daniel Chiarilli.

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