Bringing Columbia to You
During these unprecedented times, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) is here for you. While in-person events across our community are on hold, there are still many ways our powerful, inspiring network of more than 350,000 can engage with one another and the University, including:
- Interactive live events, like this mental wellness strategies webinar on April 2 and a Networking Hour for Arts Professionals on April 21
- Rich archives of compelling content, such as Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59LAW and Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee's inspiring talks at She Opened the Door conferences
- Thought leadership from across the University, like informative PSAs brought to you by Columbia health experts and the team behind the Contagion film, a new Mailman School of Public Health podcast focusing on the outbreak, and a Columbia Magazine profile of a Columbia Nursing School professor who has studied handwashing for 40 years
Read on for opportunities to network, learn, and connect with Columbians during this time of uncertainty, and be sure to check back frequently for new content. Be well.
Upcoming Live Events
Chat with your alumni network from the comfort of your own home or learn from Columbia thought leaders weighing in on timely topics during these upcoming digital events:
- Columbia Epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Morse Speaks on COVID-19 (March 31, 2020)
- International NGOs & Pandemics: Effective Approaches & Challenges (April 2, 2020)
- Coping with the New Norm: Mental Wellness Strategies (April 2, 2020)
- The Psychological Fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic (April 2, 2020)
- Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Groups (April 2, 2020)
- Earth Institute Series for K-12 Students & Educators (April 6-May 13, 2020)
- She Opened the Door: Alumnae Networking (April 7, 2020)
- Flattening the Curve While Upholding Digital & Information Rights (April 8, 2020)
- Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees & Displaced Populations (April 9, 2020)
- Virtual Networking for Arts Professionals (April 21, 2020)
- CAA SoCal Virtual Book Club (Ongoing through May 3, 2020)
- Alumni Voices panel (Ongoing)
- Search for and message fellow alumni in the Online Alumni Community (Ongoing)
CAA Arts Access connects artists, scholars, producers, and audiences through dynamic programs and resources. The Arts Access team has curated a selection of digital content to ensure you can still enjoy the arts in the coming months:
- "Art, Tech, and Entrepreneurism: A Conversation on the Future of the Arts"
- MoMA exhibition images and audio content featuring Donald Judd '53GS
- PODCAST: "Columbians on Broadway"
- "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote": Online exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
- Untapped New York founder Michelle Young '12GSAPP records one cello piece per day for Instagram and Twitter
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.
- Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Republic of Finland, the latest of dozens of world leaders to speak at Columbia during annual World Leaders Forum
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.
Online Book Club and Bookshelf
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.
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.
- Free online edX courses on a variety of subjects
Enroll in free, open, online courses from the School of Professional Studies through the Canvas Network.
Wellness & Leisure
- Anthony Puliafico, an associate professor of medical psychology, spoke with CUIMC Today to address concerns people might have during this crisis.
- Curated and produced by Columbia's Office of University Life, this selection of well-being videos cover anxiety, mental health, procrastination, leadership, and more.
- Virtual resources from Columbia's Office of Religious Life
- Columbia Journalism School's Judith Matloff, a veteran war and disaster correspondent, shares tips for how to stay calm and create a daily routine.
- How to stay sane while social distancing, from Columbia's Earth Institute
- Columbia School of Social Work analyzes the psychological fallout of the pandemic.
The Latest Information from Columbia
- Click here for the most up-to-date information from Columbia about the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Team behind Contagion movie and Mailman School of Public Health team up to create coronavirus PSAs
- Columbia Data Science Institute alumni using machine learning to discover coronavirus treatments
- In case you missed it: Recent updates on COVID-19 from Columbia experts, brought to you by the Office of University Life and Columbia's Earth Institute
- Tune into a new Mailman School of Public Health podcast, Public Health Now, which is focusing on all-things related to COVID-19.
- Experts from Columbia University Irving Medical Center explain what you should know about coronavirus.
- Donald Rattner '79CC in Columbia Magazine: Designing your home for working from home
- Columbia Business School professor weighs in on why confidence in the economy matters during a pandemic.
- English professor: Now is the time to turn to Shakespeare
- Columbia School of Professional Studies Dean Jason Wingard on leading remote workers effectively