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DECEMBER 2008

Alumni and speakers at CAA Health & Wellness: Autism
 Travel Study Program
 School Events

Enjoy 2008 before it goes to bed. Join CAA in the city of New York for a young alumni toy drive or the unveiling of a Columbia War Memorial. Elsewhere, connect with Columbians at Art Basel Miami Beach, a Kansas City holiday dinner, or a stem cell lecture in Dallas. Online, take a look at the new directions for the CAA or read a message from President Bollinger about Columbia's economic outlook. There's still time for smart fun—so stay connected.


 
Ideas on Campus
Rushdie Speaks about Imagination and Religion

Watch Rushdie in conversation with Gauri Viswanathan, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia, introduced by Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. More

President Bollinger's Message to the University about Columbia and the Economic Outlook

Learn more about how Columbia University is responding to the economic downturn. More

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Get Involved: CAA
New Directions for the CAA

What does an alumni leader do? Find out by exploring videos of panel discussions, audio lectures, and presentations about the future of Columbia alumni. More

Career Teleseminar: Self-Promotion for Introverts

December 16, 8 p.m.

Come out of the shadows and into the money: Career counselor Nancy Ancowitz explains how in this free, call-in seminar. More

Who Should Get a Medal?

Who keeps you involved with Columbia? Nominate your pick for the Alumni Medal, the highest alumni honor bestowed by the University. More

Send Your Kids to Columbia

High school kids are invited to apply to the Summer in NYC program at Barnard College. More

Promote Your Film

Producers, directors, writers, actors: E-mail us the title, running time, and logline of your film to be considered for a future program of Columbia alumni films. E-mail us


School Highlights
Hamilton Dinner

Nobody does it better: Check out festivities and photo ops from Columbia College's dinner to honor Austin Quigley, the "Duke Ellington of deans." More


Athletics
Columbia Basketball

December 20

Check back soon for details on an alumni and friends pre-game basketball tip-off party before the Columbia vs. Virginia Tech game at Madison Square Garden at 2:00 p.m., December 20, 2008.

In the World
RUSSIA: Holiday Bash

Holiday Bash
December 18, 7:30 p.m.

Get festive with the Columbia University Club of Moscow. More

KOREA: CUAAK Annual Gala

December 4, 6 p.m.
Seoul

Join us to celebrate Columbia in Korea at a gala occasion near the Han river. More

FL: Shapiro on American Politics

December 5, 6 p.m.
Bonita Springs

An historic election... now what? Join Professor Robert Shapiro to peer into the future of American politics. More

CA & OR: Erikson on Election 2008

December 5, 6 p.m.
San Diego

December 7, 11 a.m.
Portland

What did the 2008 election mean for our country? Join Professor Robert S. Erikson for an analysis of the 2008 election. More

FL: CAA at Art Basel Miami Beach

December 6, 8 p.m.
Miami Beach

Join CAA to celebrate Columbia artists and take a grand tour of this fabulous contemporary art fair. More

TX: Stem Cell Discussion

December 12, 7 p.m.
Dallas

Join Dr. Joel Weinthal for a wine and cheese reception, plus a discussion of the latest in stem cell research. More

WA: Holiday Party and Wine Tasting

December 13, 2 p.m.
Seattle

Go walkin' in a vintner wonderland: Come to a Columbia holiday party with a touch of the grape. More

KS/MO: Holiday Dinner with Investment Tips

December 16, 6:30 p.m.
Prairie Village, KS

Join the Columbia University Club of Kansas City for delicious dishes and investment advice from an illustrious alumni panel. More

Save the Date: Sundance

January 17, 2009
Park City, UT

Join us for the film event of 2009! The CAA Sundance guest list is always sparkling, so RSVP ASAP. More

Find more CAA events on our online alumni events calendar.

In New York City
Asian Ivy Happy Hour

December 2, 6 p.m.
Taj Lounge

Meet alumni from every Ivy at this packed event. More

Entrepreneur Meet Up

December 3, 7 p.m.
Uris Hall (Room 301)

David S. Rose '83BUS will speak on entrepreneurship, ideals and practice. Join in to share ideas and contacts. More

Café Science

December 8, 6 p.m.
Picnic Café

Join us for this month's Café Science, as chemical biologist Brent R. Stockwell discusses "The Immortality Pill: Preventing Aging and Disease with Small Molecules." More

CAAL Nights

December 7, 12 noon
Don Carlo, live in HD from La Scala

December 11, 8 p.m.
Thaïs at the Met

Experience two of the world’s premier opera companies for no more than $15. More

CAA Toy Drive

December 11, 8 p.m.
The Plumm

Kids need gifts more than ever. Share joy, Columbia style. More

War Memorial Unveiling

December 12, 6 p.m.
Butler Library

Join us for the unveiling of a memorial that honors alumni and students who gave their lives in service to the United States. More

Find more campus events on the Columbia calendar.


Travel Study Program
The Gift of Travel

Pick out a vacation gift for your family or yourself: It's beautiful, lasts a lifetime, and won't sit in the re-gifting closet. More

Canada's Waters

June 13-22, 2009

Explore Canada, including the birding paradise of Witless Bay. More

Find more smart adventures in the Alumni Travel Study Program’s Web site or newsletter.

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