Spring 2018 OAD Programming

GSAS Office of Academic Diversity

Apply to Be a Graduate Student Mentor
Deadline: Wednesday, March 14
The GSAS Office of Academic Diversity is hiring six graduate students to serve as mentors in the GSAS–Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program. Graduate student mentors teach, train, and support undergraduate minority scholars who are conducting research at Columbia under the direct supervision of faculty. For more information about the Summer Research Program, please click here. To apply to be a graduate student mentor, click here. 

Research Collective Symposium
Thursday, April 26, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

Join us in celebrating the work of students in the OAD Research Collective, an interdisciplinary group of doctoral students from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who are researching topics of particular interest to underrepresented groups, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Research Collective fellows will present their research in a formal symposium, with a reception to follow. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Diversity Film Series
Save the dates for upcoming film screenings hosted by the GSAS Office of Academic Diversity. All film screenings are free, and beer and snacks will be provided. Follow the links below to learn more and register.


Center for Teaching and Learning

Teachers' Lounge: Teaching When Marginalized
Wednesday, April 18, 12:00-1:15 p.m.
212 Butler Library

Teachers’ Lounges are series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia. Our conversations often introduce participants to related educational models, research, and theory, and invite dialogue about their pertinence to day-to-day teaching. Graduate students and new instructors at Columbia are especially welcome, and lunch is available. In Spring 2018, we are focusing on emotions, moods, and attitudes in the classroom. In our final consideration of emotions in the classroom this semester, we'll focus on situations when an instructor may feel marginalized in particular classroom settings. In what ways might we assess, acknowledge, and even leverage such feelings of marginalization? 

To view additional CTL events, click here.


Center for Career Education

Lime Connect Information Session
Thursday, March 8, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Center for Career Education Conference Room

Learn about the Lime Network, an exclusive resource for university students and professionals with disabilities. If you are not a person with a disability, but would like to stay informed and share information about our opportunities and programs, we encourage you to join as well.

Women’s Focus Groups
Friday, March 23, 11:00-12:00 pm and Tuesday, March 27, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Center for Career Education Conference Room

These follow-up focus group sessions will cover women's career development topics. The CCE invites all undergraduate and graduate students from Columbia College, SGS, GSAS, SEAS, and SOA to join. Please cce [at] columbia.edu (subject: Women%27s%20Focus%20Groups) (email CCE) to participate in this event.

LGBTQ Career Panel and Networking Hour
Thursday, March 29, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Center for Career Education Conference Room

Meet LGBTQ professionals working in diverse industries including consulting, fintech, city and state government and policy, startups and non-profits. The event is sponsored by Center for Career education, EGSC, qSTEM, Graduate Queer Trust, GS Alliance, Columbia Queer Business Society, and Columbia iQ. Open to undergraduate and graduate students from Columbia College, SGS, GSAS, SEAS, and SOA.

To view additional CCE events, click here.


Office of University Life

In Conversation: Exploring Race and Whiteness in America Today
Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 p.m.
Faculty Room, Low Library

A candid discussion between author and poet Claudia Rankine (’93Arts) and Columbia research scholar and documentarian of “Whiteness Project” Whitney Dow (’86GS) about identity, race and social constructs in America. MSNBC’s Joy Reid moderates. Lunch provided. Register here.

Campus Conversations Training
Thursday, March 8, 4:00 p.m.
Join students from across Columbia and become a facilitator for the Campus Conversations project on identity, designed by Columbia’s Race, Ethnicity and Inclusion Task Force and the Office of University Life. Sign up here for a training session this week or next.

To view additional University Life events, click here.