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Application Deadlines: Wed., April 30 (FAFSA and Planned Enrollment Form)

The deadline for submitting the FAFSA and Planned Enrollment Form for the 2014-2015 academic year is Wed., April 30.

The deadline for the GS Scholarship Application for the 2014-2015 academic year is Tues., April 15.

Students who complete the scholarship form must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Columbia University Planned Enrollment Form by Wed., April 30 to be considered for awards.

For more information, students are advised to consult the Financing Your Education website.

Event Date and Time: Thurs., April 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: 401 Lerner Hall

Students interested in attending medical school are invited to this information session on the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Flex Med program, which offers early acceptance to college sophomores from any major, with no MCAT requirement.

Description
Students interested in attending medical school are invited to this information session on the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Flex Med program, which offers early acceptance to college sophomores from any major, with no MCAT requirement.

FlexMed is a groundbreaking new path to medical training at Icahn School of Medicine. It will allow a new cohort of students to join our tradition of cultivating future physicians who are self-directed in their learning, thrive on a culture of academic rigor and mentorship, and have a strong appreciation of human rights and social justice.

Register
Students must register to attend.

Event Date and Time: Fri., April 25, 1-3 p.m.
Location: John Jay Lounge

Students are invited to attend the Lavender Graduation Ceremony.

Description
Students are invited to attend the Lavender Graduation Ceremony. Food and music will be provided, as well as a keynote address.

Registration
All attendees are asked to register here. Graduating seniors who are planning on attending are also asked to email Lea Robinson at lr2476@columbia.edu.

Event Date and Time: Fri., April 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard Hall

Students from Barnard College, Columbia College, SEAS, and the School of General Studies are invited to attend a celebration of Columbia's diverse array of student groups.

Event Description
Students from Barnard College, Columbia College, SEAS, and the School of General Studies are invited to attend a celebration of Columbia's diverse array of student groups. There will be several student speakers as well as a display of photo collages.

Refreshments will be served.

Application Deadline: Mon., April 28, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply for a position as a MTAC (Mastery Through Academic Coaching) Biology coach. MTAC is a newly developed academic support initiative for CC, SEAS and GS students, that is currently being piloted for Fall 2014 for Professor Mowshowitz’s Introductory Biology Sequence.  MTAC Biology coaches will be recruited to lead study groups during the Fall 2014 semester, with the possibility of continuing in Spring 2015.

Program Description

MTAC (Mastery Through Academic Coaching) is a newly developed academic support initiative for CC, SEAS and GS students, that is currently being piloted for Fall 2014 for Professor Mowshowitz’s Introductory Biology Sequence. MTAC Biology coaches will be recruited to lead study groups during the Fall 2014 semester, with the possibility of continuing in Spring 2015.

Position Description

Each coach will act as a facilitator for small study groups comprised of students who are currently enrolled in the biology sequence. The coaches will focus on helping students collaboratively develop and apply the critical thinking skills necessary for academic success in this course. The students will conduct the group themselves, with the coach stepping in only to clarify matters, model cognitive strategies, and keep the group on task.

The expected time commitment for this position is approximately 10 to 12 hours per week throughout the fall term. This opportunity is open to all undergraduate, postbac, and graduate students who meet the requirements below.

Position Requirements

  • Lead 2-3 study groups comprised of 6-8 students each
  • Support the development and application of critical-thinking skills within the study group
  • Promote and facilitate an active learning environment
  • Attend a weekly, paid colloquium with other MTAC Biology coaches to develop content for the study groups
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development initiatives for all MTAC coaches
  • Contribute to curriculum development and assessment for the pilot MTAC Biology program

Minimum Qualifications

  • A grade of B+ or higher in Professor Mowshowitz’s Introductory Biology Sequence
  • Ability to attend mandatory training the week of September 2nd, 2014
  • Commitment to the mission and purpose of the MTAC program
  • Interest in teaching and learning and/or academic support initiatives
  • A positive and open attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous TA, tutoring, or teaching experience

Position Type

Part-time paid (10-12 hours per week)

Start Date

September 2, 2014

Apply

Please fill out the online application by April 28, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Contact

If you have any questions please contact us at mtac@columbia.edu.

Event Date and Time: Mon., April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 1, United Nations Headquarters

Students are invited to attend a panel discussion hosted by the UN featuring creative artists presenting ways to best convey the universal lessons of the Holocaust through the powerful medium of art.

Description
Students are invited to attend a panel discussion hosted by the UN featuring creative artists presenting ways to best convey the universal lessons of the Holocaust through the powerful medium of art.

Students unable to attend in person can watch a live web-stream of the event here.

This program is part of the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme.

Panelists
Remarks will be heard from:

Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
Ambassador Ron Prosor, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
Ambassador Ronald Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress

The panel members will be:

DANCE: Mr. Stephen Mills, Artistic Director of Ballet Austin, and Mrs. Naomi Warren, Holocaust survivor
LITERATURE: Ms. Nava Semel, author, and Ms. Olympia Dukakis, Academy award-winning actress
FILM: Dr. Olga Gershenson, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MUSIC: Mr. Clive Marks, philanthropist and administrator of the Lord Ashdown Charitable Trust, and
Dr. Shirli Gilbert, Karten Lecturer, University of Southampton, who led the overall concept for the
development of the holocaustmusic.ort.org website

Registration
Students are required to register for the event by filling out this form.

Event Date and Time: Mon., April 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Earl Hall

Students are invited to join three student groups—Gender Equality, Agriculture, and International Service, Circle K, and Engineers Without Borders—for a discussion on the groups international humanitarian work and questions that arise when engaging in humanitarian relief.

Description
Students are invited to join three student groups—Gender Equality, Agriculture, and International Service (GEQUA), Circle K, and Engineers Without Borders—for a discussion on the groups international humanitarian work and questions that arise when engaging in humanitarian relief.

Dinner from Havana Central will be provided.

Sponsors

Registration
Students are asked to RSVP to commonmeal@columbia.edu.

Event Date and Time: Wed., April 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Choir Room, St. Paul's Chapel

Student leaders from GS Alliance have collaborated with the Office of the University Chaplain to create a forum of discussion and understanding around the particular issues faced by the Trans community.

Description
Student leaders from GS Alliance have collaborated with the Office of the University Chaplain to create a forum of discussion and understanding around the particular issues faced by the Trans community. Dinner will be served.

This is the last Common Meal of the year.

Registration
Students are asked to RSVP by emailing commonmeal@columbia.edu.

Event Date and Time: Wed., April 30, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Presidential Room, 3rd Floor, Faculty House

The Barnard/Columbia Rape Crisis Anti-Violence Support Center invites stud to attend a screening of "I Believe You: Faiths' Response to Intimate Partner Violence," which will be followed by an interfaith discussion featuring several religious community leaders.

Event Description
The Barnard/Columbia Rape Crisis Anti-Violence Support Center invites students to attend a screening of "I Believe You: Faiths' Response to Intimate Partner Violence," which will be followed by an interfaith discussion featuring several religious community leaders.

Dinner will be served, and kosher meals are available upon request.

Register
To register, please send an e-mail to Louisa Versaw.

Event Dates and Time: May 2, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Medical Services Conference Room, 4th Floor, John Jay Hall

The Student Health Advisory Committee's mission is to serve as a liaison between the Columbia student body and the five units of Columbia Health. Meetings are held once a month and are open to all students. Pre-med students and those interested in medicine, public health, and healthcare administration are encouraged to attend.

The Student Health Advisory Committee's (SHAC) mission is to serve as a liaison between the Columbia student body and the five units of Columbia Health (Medical Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, Alice! Health Promotion, Sexual Violence Response, and Disability Services). Meetings are held once a month and are open to all students. Pre-med students and those interested in medicine, public health, and healthcare administration are encouraged to attend.

SHAC's role is to inform the Columbia student body of Columbia Health services, focus on specific priority topics that have been chosen based on data, advocate for the student body, and represent student health concerns.

For more info, to join listserv, and to RSVP to meetings, please email Melinda at mmc2222@columbia.edu.

Event Dates and Times: Sat., May 3, 8 p.m. or Sun., May 4, 3 p.m.
Location: Miller Theatre

Students are invited to attend the Columbia Ballet Collaborative's spring performances, which will feature six original and re-staged works, including a re-staging of "Élégie" from George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3.

Event Description
Students are invited to attend the Columbia Ballet Collaborative's spring performances, which will feature six original and re-staged works, including a re-staging of "Élégie" from George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3.

Current company members include GS students Charlotte Barnett, Elena Cochran, Holly Curran, Kaitlyn Dilliland, Dale Padelford, Rebecca Walden, and Carrie Walsh. The CBC will also welcome several choreographers this season, including Constantine Baecher, co-founder of the Cross Connection Ballet Company, Jeremy McQueen, a 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's Choreographers of Color Award, Caitlin Trainor, director of Trainor Dance, and Michele Wiles, founder and artistic director of Ballet Next and a former principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

Tickets
Tickets are $10 with a Columbia ID and $20 for the general public. To reserve tickets, e-mail the CBC.

About the Columbia Ballet Collaborative
The Columbia Ballet Collaborative, founded in 2007 by five professional ballet dancers enrolled at GS, is comprised of students from all four of the University's undergraduate colleges and several of its graduate schools.

Event Date and Time: Wed., May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street

Graduating GS seniors are invited to an alumni mixer.

Description
Graduating GS seniors are invited to an alumni mixer to get connected with the alumni community. Complimentary drinks and refreshments will be served. "Like" the GS Alumni Association Facebook page to be entered into the raffle (must be present to win).

Registration
To register, or for more information, please visit the event page. Graduating seniors must bring their CUID and, if they wish to drink, an ID with proof of age.

Application Deadline: Sat., May 31, 11:59 p.m.

The Huffington Post is seeking undergraduate students to serve as editors-at-large for their respective campuses.

The Huffington Post is seeking undergraduate students to serve as editors-at-large for their respective campuses.

Position Description
The Huffington Post is searching for ambitious college students who desire to understand and help shape the way the Internet is changing, while bringing a deeper focus to the lives and perspectives of college students everywhere. Editors-at-large help spread the word on their campuses about blogging opportunities with HuffPost, creating a unique opportunity for students to have their voice heard by millions worldwide.

Apply
For more information, including how to apply, click here.

Application Open Date: Wed., March 12

The Fall 2014 housing application is currently open. For more information about how to apply for University Housing, visit the Housing page.

The Fall 2014 housing application release is currently scheduled to open on Wed., March 12. For more information about how to apply for University Housing, visit the Housing page.

Study Abroad Clearance Deadline for Summer 2014: Thurs., May 1

Students are invited to learn about several study abroad possibilities.

Students are invited to attend events outlining study abroad possibilities.

Current Opportunities | Summer Language Programs |
Application Deadlines | Upcoming Events | Contact

Current Opportunities

Bologna Consortial Studies Program

Application Deadline: Mon., Sept. 1
Students interested in studying abroad in Italy are invited to apply for the Indiana University's Bologna Consortial Studies Program (BCSP) at the University of Bologna. This program is open to students with at least 4 semesters of Italian. Students take an intensive Italian language course at the beginning of their program, at least two courses at the University along side Italian students, as well as a variety of Italian cultural studies courses designed for the BCSP program. Students live in apartments across the city with local Italian students.

Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona

Application Deadline:  Mon., Sept. 1
Students are invited to apply for the Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona Program, which offers full-immersion designed to accommodate students in any major with advanced Spanish or Catalan skills. Students are immersed in the local university environment and take their courses at one or more of the Consortium’s four distinguished partner universities: the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the Universitat Polytechnica de Catalunya (UPC).


Summer Language Programs

Arabic: Elementary, Second, or Third Year in Amman, Jordan

Chinese: Elementary through Fifth Year in Beijing, China
Third Year or Fourth Year in Shanghai, China

French: Second Year in Paris, France

Italian: Elementary or Intermediate in Venice, Italy

Japanese: Fourth Year in Kyoto, Japan

Portuguese: Intermediate in Rio de Janiero, Brazil


Application Deadlines

Saltire Scholarship

Application Deadline: Fri., May 30, 12 a.m. GMT
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 200 awards, each worth £2000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.


Upcoming Events

Please check back later for future events.


Contact

If you are interested in speaking to a student who has recently completed one of our academic year programs, please contact:

Columbia in Beijing: Allegra at aar2143@columbia.edu

Kyoto Consortium for Advanced Studies: Derek at dja2123@columbia.edu

Berlin Consortium for German Studies: Jimmy at jimtrygve@gmail.com

Columbia/Penn at Reid Hall in Paris: Matt at mpj2112@columbia.edu or Devyn at dat2123@columbia.edu

Event Dates: Spring 2014

Students are invited to attend support groups and workshops addressing a variety of topics during the spring semester.

Students are invited to attend support groups and workshops addressing a variety of topics during the spring semester.

CPS Student Life Support Groups: Spring 2014

Please contact group leaders for more information and to schedule an initial group interview, unless otherwise indicated.

Adult ADHD
Tues., 4-5:30 p.m.
Tom Robertson, Psy.D., tlr25@columbia.edu

Bereavement Group
Fri., 3-4:30 p.m.

Rachel Efron, Ph.D., re15@columbia.edu
Jane Caflisch, Ph.D., jmc2332@columbia.edu

Distress Tolerance Group
Thurs., 5-6:15 pm
Victoria Grosso, Ph.D., vg2107@columbia.edu
Iskra Smiljanic, Ph.D., is2462@columbia.edu
This group is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are experiencing anxiety, difficulty coping with strong emotions and who are motivated to increase self-observation and practice relaxation techniques in a supportive environment.

Gay Academics
Last Thursday of each month, 6-7:15 p.m.

Rachel Efron, Ph.D, re15@columbia.edu
Daniel Chiarilli, dcb15@columbia.edu

Getting Things Done
Mon., 4-5:30 p.m.
Fri., 2-3:30 p.m.

Shirley Matthews, Ph.D., sm2158@columbia.edu

Group for Women Healing from Sexual Abuse
Date/Time TBA
Rachel Efron, Ph.D., re15@columbia.edu
DeShaunta Johnson, Ph.D., dj2377@columbia.edu
The group will focus on naming and understanding the effects of the abuse and on finding ways to address them. This is a structured support group for women who have been sexually abused in childhood or adolescence.

Making Peace with Food
Tues., 10-11:30 a.m.
Mika Awanohara, Psy.D., ma3233@columbia.edu
Whitney Randall, Psy.D, war2116@columbia.edu

Public Speaking: Learn to Speak with Confidence
Monthly 3-session programs
This program is designed to help students develop greater comfort when speaking in class. Topics will include learning how to connect to the audience and building overall confidence and effectiveness as a public speaker in this 3-session monthly program. Call CPS Front Desk to enroll.

Relationships 101 Group
Fri., 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Alyson Nelson, Ph.D., adn8@columbia.edu
Aoife Villafranca-West, Ph.D., saw19@columbia.edu

Substance Use Concerns Group
Tues., 1-2 p.m.

Aoife Villafranca-West, Ph.D., saw19@columbia.edu
Jason Royal, Ph.D., jmr41@columbia.edu

Women of Color Support Group
Mon., 2:30-4 p.m.

Annette Santiago-Espana, Ph.D., as3149@columbia.edu
Marcia Liu, Ph.D., mml2199@columbia.edu

 This group is designed for women of color (both graduate and undergraduate) who are looking for a group experience to discuss issues such as relationships, managing stress, body image, family of origin issues, trauma, experiences with oppression, asking for what you need, and developing a personal identity.

CPS Workshops: Spring 2014

All workshops will be held on the 8th floor of Lerner Hall. You may simply attend without prior interview.

Enhancing Your Relationship: An Experiential Workshop for Couples
4 sessions: Tues., April 15, 22, 29, and May 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D., py2120@columbia.edu
Aoife Villafranca-West, Ph.D., saw19@columbia.edu

International Students Workshop
2 sessions: Fri., Feb. 14 and 21 from 12:30-2 p.m.

Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D., py2120@columbia.edu

Mindfulness Workshop
2 sessions: Thurs., Feb. 6 and April 3, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Addette Williams, Ph.D., alw65@columbia.edu

Procrastination Workshop
4 sessions: Mon., March 24 and 31, April 7 and 14 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D., py2120@columbia.edu

Workshop for Students with Families
4 sessions: Fri., Feb. 14, 21, and 28, and Fri., March 7, 1-2 p.m.

This workshop is being held in 602 Lewisohn Hall. More information is available here.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 at least 10 days in advance of the event.
 

Posted: Feb. 18

Students are advised to read an important message from Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services Damon E. Jaggars regarding library access for the remainder of the Spring 2014 semester.

Students are advised to read an important message from Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services Damon E. Jaggars regarding library access for the remainder of the Spring 2014 semester.


Dear students,
 
We want to ensure you are informed about the availability of study space in library facilities during midterms and finals this semester. The Study Spaces Open Now page shows which libraries are currently open, and the Library Hours page provides a calendar view for each library's hours of operation. For a full list of study spaces in library facilities, please visit the Study Spaces page. 
 
From March 3 through March 14, and from May 1 through May 15, Watson Library will be open to graduate students, faculty, staff, and undergraduates in Economics and Business (GS) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. At all other times the library will be open to all valid Columbia ID holders. Others who need library resources or research assistance found only at Watson Library during restricted hours may request access and assistance at the circulation desk. Watson Library is open to all Columbia affiliates during other times throughout the semester.
 
We will also continue to extend access during the finals period at other library facilities as follows:
  • The Science & Engineering Library will offer study hall hours until 3 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. from February 23 until the end of the semester;
  • Lehman Social Sciences Library will hold study hall hours until 4 a.m. from April 18 until the end of the semester;
  • Butler Library will continue to be open for study 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the semester. Starting April 22, 24-hour study will be extended to reading rooms on the fifth and sixth floors.
Warm regards,
DJ
 
Damon E. Jaggars
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services
Phone: (212) 854-0025
Twitter: @djaggars
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