Bringing Columbia to You

Attend: Columbia University School of General Studies Reunion is open to all alumni! Check out the array of events starting May 24 featuring speakers Alicia Graf Mack '03GS of The Juilliard School, Craig Wilson '95GS of CBS News, Sasha Cohen '16GS of The Olympics, and more.

Network: Alumni Digital Networking Hour: Saturday Edition (May 22)

Watch: Manal Kahi '15SIPA and Chef Shanthini from Eat Offbeat led a live, interactive Columbia at Home cooking demonstration of Katarica Curry, a Sri Lankan eggplant curry. In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, watch the recording and learn how to make it yourself! 

Read on for more opportunities to network, learn, and connect with Columbians during this time of uncertainty, and check this page frequently for new content. Be well.

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Content Archive

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From keynotes that left us inspired, compelling panels on timely global events, and webinars covering useful career strategies, countless Columbians have shared their valuable thought leadership with alumni over the years. Take a look at a few highlights below and visit the CAA YouTube page and Columbia University YouTube page for more content.

Talks@Columbia from the School of Professional Studies draw speakers from among the  University's thousands of diverse thought leaders and researchers. Through brief, engaging multimedia presentations, these experts show how the idea that matters most to them can resonate with us all. Check out these talks on YouTube or SoundCloud.

In a recent Columbia at Home program, listen to a panel of esteemed Columbia professors from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute discuss how the US-China relationship will unfold under Biden.

Online Book Club and Bookshelf

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Thousands of alumni have engaged in dozens of lively, thought-provoking discussions on a variety of compelling, award-winning books in the online Alumni Book Club.

Increased time at home is a great opportunity to see what your fellow Columbians are writing about. Check out just a sampling of alumni and faculty-authored books, like The General's Cook by Ramin Ganeshram '01JRN and She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, co-authored by Jodi Kantor '96CC.

For additional reading opportunities, browse the complete Alumni Bookshelf and find hundreds of books written by fellow alumni on a variety of subjects.

Lifelong Learning


Columbia faculty have launched a free website with 70 courses to help K-12 students explore new ideas and structure their day during uncertain times.

Alumni also get exclusive access to courses, podcasts, seminars, and other online learning opportunities. 

Browse even more course offerings listed on the CAA website and on ClassCentral.

Even after graduation, you can still learn through Columbia's Libraries, which offer alumni access to online databases and digital collections and exhibitions.

The Latest on COVID-19 from Columbia

  • Using the power of music, a series of rap videos by Hip Hop Public Health, a community outreach organization founded by Columbia neurologist Dr. Olajide Williams '01VPS, '04PH, aims to increase COVID-19 vaccine coverage in communities of color

  • A series of CUIMC forums seeks to answer questions on whether the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or thinking about becoming pregnant.

  • Documenting the Pandemic: Through videos, oral histories, personal narratives, surveys and online platforms, Columbia is recording the stories and experiences of members of the Columbia community and beyond during the pandemic

  • Columbia professor and palliative care specialist Shunichi Nakagawa offers compassionate guidance to those seriously ill with COVID-19

  • Lab in the Time of Coronavirus, from the Zuckerman Institute: Harnessing Antibodies

  • Mailman School of Public Health podcast, Public Health Now, focuses on all-things related to COVID-19