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October 13, 2016

A memorial service for GS student Uriel Florez will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 4 p.m. in the Columbia University Faculty House Skyline Room.

July 6, 2016

Dennis Zhao, GS student and U.S. Air Force veteran, was selected as a 2016 Google Student Veterans of America Scholar.

Aug. 31 2016

Fall 2016 incoming students began their week-long orientation program on Monday, and were welcomed by the School's deans, administrators, and current students.

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June 15, 2016

Alumni celebrated General Studies’ growth and success at the All-year Alumni Reunion on June 4.

April 20, 2016

Jamie Righetti '09 is a writer, journalist and musician, as well as a native New Yorker. In April of 2016, she released her debut novel entitled Beechwood Park.

March 17, 2016

GS alumnus Christopher Riano ’07 was recently named a Scholar in Constitutional Law and Civics for New York by the James Madison Legacy Project, a nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education that aims to increase the achievement of over 200,000 students in attaining state standards in civics and government.

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January 19, 2015

At age 90, Miriam Kartch '70, '77GSAS, and '80GSAS accounts her "several lives."

July 5, 2012

Paulo do Nascimento Brito is a top performer, in more ways than one.  As both a GS student and a classically trained pianist, his passion for learning becomes clear the instant that he starts talking.

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May 11, 2016

Edna Simbi, a Kenyan refugee and mother of two who escaped to the US in 2010, will graduate cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Columbia University School of General Studies this May.

May 16, 2015

On Dec. 8, 1979, Lizzie Valverde was born in Tampa, Florida.  One year later her sister Katy Olson was born; both adopted at birth. Thirty-three years later, and thousands of miles from where they began, Valverde met her long-lost sister, Olson, after sharing her adoption story on the first day of a Columbia University writing course. 

May 12, 2015

For the first time since 1970 and since the return of NROTC to campus in 2012, a U.S. Marine, Staff Sgt. Patrick Poorbaugh, will be commissioned as a Marine Corps officer May 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Low Memorial Library Rotunda at Columbia University in the City of New York.

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Event Dates: Fri., Oct. 21 - Tues., Nov. 1

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.

Featured: GS Study Abroad Information Session
Event Date and Time: Fri., Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Event Location: 212D Lewisohn Hall

The Office of Global Programs invites students to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various programs and fellowships offered around the world.

Event Date and Time: Sat., Oct. 22, 11 a.m.
Location: Baker Field, 533 West 218th Street

Current GS students are invited to join Columbia alumni for a pre-game, all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet lunch before cheering on the Lions to victory over the Dartmouth Big Green.