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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: March 20

A listing of approved Global Core courses for the Fall 2015 semester is now available.

A listing of approved Global Core courses for the Fall 2015 semester is now available.

Posted: Fri., March 20

In accordance with New York regulations, the University Apartment Housing (UAH) sublet policy will prohibit sublets for periods of fewer than 30 days effective April 1.

Policy Description
In accordance with New York regulations—referred to as the"Illegal Hotel Law"—the University Apartment Housing (UAH) sublet policy will prohibit sublets for periods of fewer than 30 days effective April 1.

For more information, visit the Housing website.

Posted: March 13

Dodge Fitness Center is seeking students to work as athletic and recreation assistants.

Position Description
Dodge Fitness Center is seeking students to work as athletic and recreation assistants. This is a work-study eligible position, but students without work-study are also welcome to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting patrons and enforcing entrance policies
  • Informing patrons of building policies and schedules
  • Managing squash court reservations and equipment rental
  • Directing customers to various offices, athletic spaces, and meeting rooms
  • Washing and drying towels
  • Checking out keys and towels
  • Racking weights
  • Relaying messages to athletic coaches, administrators, and athletes

Position Requirements

  • Must be energetic, approachable, and willing to help

Time Commitment
Flexible (5-20 hours per week)

Compensation
$9 per hour

Apply
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Tara Kalivas.

Posted: March 10

Beginning in the summer of 2015, the Committee on the Global Core will only accept student petitions for course substitutions from transfer students or from students studying abroad in a Columbia-approved program.

Through the work of the Committee on the Global Core, the list of approved Global Core courses is now expansive enough to accommodate all students. Therefore, beginning in the summer of 2015, the Committee on the Global Core will only accept student petitions for course substitutions from transfer students or from students studying abroad in a Columbia-approved program.

Transfer students must petition during their first term of enrollment at Columbia. Study abroad students must petition no later than the semester following their study abroad. All other students must fulfill the Global Core requirement by completing two courses from the list of approved courses.

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. 

Application Available: Mon., Feb. 16

Students who are not currently in university housing that wish to apply should follow the steps on the Housing page, which provides information about availability and eligibility, the housing application timeline, and alternative off-campus housing options.

Application Information
Students who are not currently in university housing that wish to apply should follow the steps on the Housing page, which provides information about availability and eligibility, the housing application timeline, and alternative off-campus housing options.

Important Information

  • Fall 2015 Sign-up Code: uah071651
  • Students must first sign up for an account to access the housing portal and complete the application.
  • The sign-up code and the Columbia PID are required to create an account.
  • Through the housing portal, students can apply for housing, monitor application status, request to transfer, and submit vacancy information.

Contact
Students who still have questions about housing after reviewing the information on the Housing page should contact gs-housing@columbia.edu.

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 Opens: Mon., March 30
Application Deadline:
Wed., April 22

Columbia Entrepreneurship and the Columbia University Center for Career Education invite students to apply for the Columbia Undergraduate Startup Internship Fund (SIF).

Columbia Entrepreneurship and the Columbia University Center for Career Education invite students to apply for the Columbia Undergraduate Startup Internship Fund (SIF).

The Startup Internship Fund (SIF) is designed to encourage students to accept a quality unpaid or low-paid summer internship at a high growth, innovative startup company that will help them explore opportunities in New York’s fastest growing industry.

Apply
The SIF has limited availability. Please visit the website for more details on eligibility and instructions on how to apply. The application will open on March 30th, but for further questions, please email Thomas D'Onofrio.

Event Dates: Mon., March 30 - Fri., April 3

From reenergizing after midterms to surviving finals to planning for graduation, this workshop series—created by GS students for GS students—provides tools for success for nontraditional students at various stages of their academic and professional careers.

Event Description

From reenergizing after midterms to surviving finals to planning for graduation, this workshop series—created by GS students for GS students—provides tools for success for nontraditional students at various stages of their academic and professional careers.

Upcoming Events

International Student Panel: Navigating Career Opportunities
Event Date and Time: Mon., March 30, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Applying to Graduate School in the Humanities
Event Date and Time: Tues., March 31, 10 - 11 a.m.
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

The Big Five: What Appears on Final Exams, and How to Best Prepare
Event Date and Time: Tues., March 31, 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Writing Center Workshop: Complex Arguments
Event Date and Time: Wed., April 1, 10 - 11 a.m.
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Graduate on Time: Long-Term Academic Planning
Event Date and Time: Thurs., April 2, 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Public Speaking: A Primer
Event Date and Time: Thurs., April 2, 5 - 6 p.m.
Location: 602 Hamilton Hall

Don't Panic! Healthy Ways to Cope When Stress Arises
Event Date and Time: Fri., April 3, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 408 Lewisohn Hall, Baer Room

Stressbusters in the GS Lounge
Event Date and Time: Fri., April 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: GS Lounge, Lewisohn Hall

Event Dates and Times: Mon., March 30, April 6, April 13, and April 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: Conference Room, Counseling & Psychological Services, 8th Floor, Lerner Hall

Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to join them for a four-session workshop on procrastination.

Event Description:
Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to join them for a workshop on procrastination. This hands-on, sequential four-session* workshop will concern the following:

  • Addressing procrastination and time management difficulties that affect academic studies and personal life
  • Enabling students to pinpoint problem areas and address solutions

*Students must attend the first meeting to secure their spot, and are expected to attend all four meetings.

Register
To reserve a spot, or for more information, email Dr. Yaniv Phillips.

Featured Event: Middlebury in Florence Information Session
Date and Time: Tues., March 31, 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: 501 Hamilton Hall

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

Aquincum Institute of Technology, Budapest, Information Session
Event Date and Time: Wed., April 1, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: 507 Hamilton Hall

European Institute Scholarship
Application Deadline:
Wed., April 8

Middlebury School in Madrid Information Session
Event Date and Time:
Thurs., April 16, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location:
Diana Center, Barnard College

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 Application Review Date: Wed., April 1

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.

Application Deadline: Wed., April 1

Students are invited to apply for volunteering positions at Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP), a student-run clinic providing free and quality health services to the homeless or unisured community in West Harlem.

Students are invited to apply for volunteering positions at Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP), a student-run clinic providing free and quality health services to the homeless or unisured community in West Harlem.

Application Requirements

  • Preference is given to rising sophomores
  • Rising seniors will not be considered

If interested, please email the application to chhmpartnership@gmail.com by April 1.

For further inforamtion, please e-mail Oz Hasbun

Application Deadline: Thurs., April 2, 5 p.m.

GS Student Life invites students to apply as Orientation Leaders for the Fall 2015 New Student Orientation Program.

GS Student Life invites students to apply as Orientation Leaders for the Fall 2015 New Student Orientation Program.

Time Commitment

Orientation Leaders are required to attend all of the following events:

  • Orientation Leader Study Break: Wed., May 6, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Orientation Materials Preparation: Thurs., Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (optional)
  • Orientation Leader Training: Fri., Aug. 28, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Week of Orientation:
    • Mandatory Programs on Mon., Aug. 31, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Tues., Sept. 1, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • Speed Meeting and Pizza Party on Tues., Sept. 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
    • Community Forum on Wed., Sept. 2, 6 - 11 p.m.
    • NYC Event on Thurs., Sept. 3, 6 - 11 p.m.
    • In addition to the events above, OLs are required to sign up for five (5) events during the week.

Position Description

  • Aid in the execution of Orientation events
  • Foster a welcoming community for incoming GS students during Orientation
  • Interact with new students and share your experiences about GS and Columbia
  • Serve as a representative of the School of General Studies
  • Work with a diverse team of Orientation Leaders
  • Work with GS administration during Orientation

Position Requirements

  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Must be able to work in a diverse team environment
  • Must be punctual and dependable
  • Must be proud to be a GS student
  • Must have excellent communication skills and a desire to work with incoming students

Interviews
A 15-minute individual interview and a 90-minute group interview are required of all applicants. Please provide your availability, and your interview will be scheduled after submitting the application.

Contact
Students who have any questions regarding the Orientation Leader position or about the application should contact gsorientation@columbia.edu.

Apply

Event Date and Time: Fri., April 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: GS Lounge, Lewisohn Hall

Students are invited to help cap off the Mid-Semester Success Series by joining Student Life members, Peer Advisors, and fellow students to discuss the week's events. Stressbusters will be providing backrubs and free swag, and refreshments will be served.

Event Description
Students are invited to help cap off the Mid-Semester Success Series by joining Student Life members, Peer Advisors, and fellow students to discuss the week's events. Stressbusters will be providing backrubs and free swag, and refreshments will be served.

Nomination Deadline: Fri., April 3, 5 p.m.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites students to nominate a graduating senior who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites students to nominate a graduating senior who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism through the OMA, campus leadership, community involvement, academic endeavors, and/or personal dedication. A reception will be held for honorees where they will recieve their cords to be worn during graduation ceremonies.

Nominations forms are available online.

Event Date and Time: Tues., April 7, 6 p.m.
Location: Low Memorial Library

The Earth Institute invites students to attend The State of Sustainability Policy: Progress and Opportunity, a sustainability panel exploring the role of public policy in developing and deploying the technology to create a renewable resource-based economy. 

Event Description
The Earth Institute invites students to attend The State of Sustainability Policy: Progress and Opportunity, a sustainability panel exploring the role of public policy in developing and deploying the technology to create a renewable resource-based economy. 

Register

Event Dates: Wed., April 8 - Thurs., April 16
Location:
403 Lewisohn Hall

The Dean of Students Office is offering extended hours for walk-in advising to address fall early registration.

The Dean of Students Office is offering extended hours for walk-in advising to address fall early registration. No appointment necessary.

Extended Advising Hours

  • Wed., April 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Thurs., April 9, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Tues., April 14, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Wed., April 15, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Thurs., April 16, 5 - 7 p.m.

Application Deadline: April 8

The European Institute invites students to apply for summer fellowships with rewards of up to $3,000 for research, language study, or internships in Europe.

Fellowship Description
The European Institute invites students to apply for summer fellowships with rewards of up to $3,000 for research, language study, or internships in Europe. The fellowship supports students who are pursuing a research project with initiative aims; an internship in government, NGO, think-tanks, journalism, and cultural or international institutions; or a summer language program. Students must be in their sophomore or junior year.

For more information, or to apply, vist the website.

Next Event Date Time: Mon., April 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 
Location: Low Plaza, Morningside Campus

Students are invited to take part in Bike to Campus Days, which include free bike tune-ups, free bike registration with Columbia University Public Safety and the NYPD, discount bike locks and accessories, information about bike clubs in NYC, and more.

Event Description

Students are invited to take part in Bike to Campus Days. Biking is one of the most healthy, economical, fun, and environmentally-friendly ways to commute.

Activities include:

  • Free bike tune-ups
  • Free bike registration with the NYPD and CU Public Safety 
  • Free registration and engravings for electronics, such as laptops, tablets, cellphones
  • Discount bike locks and accessories
  • Meet representatives from the NYPD, DOT, Zlp Car, and bike clubs in NYC

More Information

Upcoming Event

Date and Time: Fri., April 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Medical Center Campus, front of 650 West 168 Street, Ft. Washington Avenue

Application Deadline: Wed., April 15

Students are encouraged to apply for the B.A./M.A. option offered by the Oral History Master of Arts Program at Columbia University.

Program Description
Students are encouraged to apply for the B.A./M.A. option offered by the Oral History Master of Arts Program at Columbia University.

Interested students apply in their junior year, and if accepted, begin graduate-level coursework during their senior year.

Event Date and Time: Thurs., April 16, 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center

Columbia University Family Support Network (CUFSN) invites students to attend a lecture by Professor Mary Ann Mason entitled "Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower."

Event Description
Columbia University Family Support Network (CUFSN) invites students to attend a lecture by Professor Mary Ann Mason entitled "Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower." Professor Mason's scholarship focuses on working families and the issues that arise from the surging numbers of professional women in law, medicine, science, and academics. 

Register

Event Date and Time: Tues., April 21, 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: 1501 International Affairs Building

Students are invited to attend Genealogy, Genetics, and Race, a lecture given by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Event Description
Students are invited to attend Genealogy, Genetics, and Race, a lecture given by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

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

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.

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