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FEBRUARY 2009

The Columbia community watches the inauguration of Barack Obama '83CC.
 Travel Study Program
 School Events

It's a cold winter, but Columbia is warming up. Join us on campus for career workshops or to honor black alumni achievement. Away from campus, celebrate Columbians in Congress or Columbia Global Centers in Beijing and Amman. Wherever you are, dial up a career boost from the lunchtime career teleseminar series or boost your school spirit by watching Columbia celebrate the first Columbia graduate to become president.


 
Ideas on Campus
Columbia Celebrates Inauguration

See how the Columbia community welcomed the presidency of the first Columbia graduate. More

Films by Arts Faculty and Alumni Earn Nominations

Films written, produced or directed by Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program faculty and alumni picked up 12 nominations for the 81st annual Academy Awards. More

New University Newsletter

Need more news about Columbia? Subscribe to the Columbia Public Affairs newsletter, delivered monthly. More

Get Columbia news delivered to your mailbox or Web page. More


Travel Study Program
Salmon River Rafting

July 11-17, 2009

Warm up your winter: Plan a summer adventure rafting the Salmon River. More

Alaska Wildlands

June 20-28, 2009

Join Geoffrey Abers for a trek into America's last wild place. More

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


Featured Benefits
Insurance Discounts

Knit your own safety net: CAA offers alumni discounts auto, home, and medical insurance. More

Career Teleseminars

January 29, 1 p.m.
Work-Life Fit

February 19, 1 p.m.
Recession-Proof Your Job

The Center for Career Education hosts free phone seminars for grads; dial in for a leg up. More

Anniversary Classes

If your class year ends in a 9 or a 4, come back to campus for the magic of graduation. More

Presidential Teaching Awards

Which professor rearranged your mental furniture? Show your appreciation: Nominate your favorite prof for the Presidential Teaching Awards. More

Evening Certificate Program in Conservation Biology

Learn to save the planet at the CERC, where leading experts hold evening classes on the science, economics, and policy of environmental issues. More

In the World
UK: London Lunar New Year

January 31, 7:30 p.m.
London

Ring in 4707, Year of the Ox, with the Columbians of London. More

CA: College Days

February 7, 9 a.m.
San Francisco

February 8, 9 a.m.
Los Angeles

Californians of all schools: Get back in touch with critical thinking at College Day events and honor Austin Quigley in his final year as dean of the College. More

KS: Super Bowling

February 7, 7 p.m.
Kansas City

Get your bowl on and enjoy the thrill of rented shoes. More

DC: Congressional Reception

February 11, 6:30 p.m.
Washington, DC

Join us to honor Columbians in Congress—on both sides of the aisle. More

DC: Lincoln at 200

February 26, 7 p.m.
Washington, DC

Learn more about our 16th president, whose name and words still appear in our daily news. More

CA: Mayer on Real Estate

February 26, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles

Time to buy… or sell? Get a foundation in the real-estate market from Christopher J. Mayer, senior vice dean and professor of real estate at Columbia Business School. More

CHINA & JORDAN: Columbia Global Centers

March 20
Beijing

March 23
Amman

Celebrate the openings of two Columbia Global Centers, regional outposts for Columbia alumni and faculty. More

SAVE THE DATE: Columbia Community Outreach

March 28
Worldwide

Join with other Columbians to make a difference in your community. More

Find more CAA events on our online alumni events calendar.


School Highlights
GSAS Annual Meeting

January 29, 5 p.m.
Casa Italiana

Join your colleagues and classmates for a discussion with Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb. More

In New York City
CAAL Nights

March 6, 8 p.m.
Hair, plus post-show discussion with director

March 7
The Armory Show
Pulse: Contemporary Art Fair

Enjoy exclusive, discounted arts events with the Columbia Alumni Arts League. More

Café Science

February 9, 6 p.m.
Picnic Café

Café Science physicist Joe Patterson asks: "Are There Limits To Olympic Performance?" More

Lunar New Year

February 12, 6 p.m.
Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant

Feast! The Asian Columbia Alumni Association greets the lunar new year. More

Career Workshops

February 18, 6 p.m.
Tools for Career Change

February 25, 6:30 p.m.
Work-Life Fit
Center for Career Education

Master tools that help you to find your path—and find a path that fits your life. More

BAC Heritage Awards Reception

February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Low Rotunda

Applaud Ben Jealous and pay tribute to a proud heritage. More

Meet Jonah Lehrer

February 27, 2 p.m.
Butler Library Lounge

Make up your mind! Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide, can help. More

SAVE THE DATE: Howl

March 6
Morningside campus

Write it on your calendar: A celebration of starving, hysterical, naked Beat poets.

Find more campus events on the Columbia calendar.


Athletics
Athletics Silver Anniversary

February 7, noon
Dodge Fitness Center

Enjoy women's basketball and swimming, plus sports clinics for kids. More

Cubs Camps

Register your kids for Cubs Camp (spring or summer). Learn more or e-mail camps@columbia.edu.

Find more athletics news and events at GoColumbiaLions.com.

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