CSA Weekly - 9/6/07
Center for Student Advising
The Center for Student Advising would like to welcome you to the first edition of the CSA Weekly. Each Monday the Weekly will announce important academic information such as academic deadlines, new courses, registration information and more! We’ll even announce exciting CSA and campus programs that will help you make the most of your academic career.
**Please note that this week we are sending out the CSA Weekly a few days early due to timely information. In the future please expect the Weekly to arrive on Monday’s.
Important Deadlines for ALL Students
Monday, Sep 10
Registration and petitions for all core classes ends (202 Hamilton Hall)
Friday, Sep 14
End of Change of Program Period, Last Day to Add Class,
Last Day to Receive Tuition Refund for Classes Dropped
Tuesday, Oct 9
Last Day to Drop Class for Columbia College (205 Kent Hall)
Thursday, Nov 15
Last Day to Drop Class for SEAS (see your Academic Advisor)
Thursday, Nov 15
Last Day to Pass/Fail (Columbia College ONLY)
MUSIC HUM EXEMPTION: Friday, September 7th, 10:00-11:30 am, 622 DODGE
The exemption exam for W1123: Masterpieces of Western Music (aka Music Humanities) will last about 90 minutes. It requires identification of major musical masterworks, comments on features of style such as texture, meter, and mode, and short answers on principal musical terms and concepts. Students who wish to take the exemption exam must do so at this time; students may not take the exam twice, or at a later date.
Course Announcement (for CC students):
E1101: The Digital Information Age
How does an iPod work?
If you have ever wondered how the digital devices you use every day manage to do the extraordinary things they do, then consider taking ELEN E1101: The Digital Information Age. This course is given by the Department of Electrical Engineering for non-engineering majors, and satisfies the Columbia College science requirement. In it, you will learn how common digital information systems work and why they work.
Each student is invited to be an engineer for one semester - to think quantitatively, to appreciate the creativity involved in the design of common digital systems, and experience the satisfaction of understanding the inner workings of our digital environment. The topics for the course were selected by starting with the devices we encounter daily, such as mp3 players, cell phones, webcams, the "Wiimote" and so on, and then including the physical and mathematical principles that explain their operation. A working knowledge of algebra is the only math prerequisite.
Anyone who can think logically will enjoy this course!
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00AM-12:15PM
Questions? Contact Prof. David Vallancourt
firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 212-854-1265
Course Announcement (Open to CC & SEAS sophomores, juniors, and seniors):
CREA W1001: BEGINNING FICTION WORKSHOP
CALL NUMBER 66457
411 Dodge Hall
PROFESSOR: Scott B. Snyder
PREREQUISITE: University Writing and Lit Hum. Open to CC & SEAS sophomores, juniors, and seniors
The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures is offering language placement exams in :
Dates: NOW - September 14th
Location: 710 Hamilton Hall, Slavic Department Contact Number: 854-3941
**note to First-Year students: you are encouraged and welcome to take 3000-level Lit courses in this department. (Many of these courses are also taught in English)
Course Announcement (ALL CC students):
Looking for a good class to help you fulfill the science requirement?
Interested in biology?
Bio C1015, Molecular Biology & Evolution for Nonscientists may be just the ticket for you! This course fulfills one term of the science requirement and has NO prerequisites.
Interested in why there is so much fuss about intelligent design? How cloning works? How they tell if an athlete has been doping?
Learn all this and more. For a complete course description, schedule, reading list, reviews by students, etc. go to:
Chemistry/Biochemistry Open House (for CC First-years & sophomores)
To: New students & sophomores interested in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Chemical Physics
The Chemistry Department cordially invites you to an Open House on Wednesday, September 12th, 6-7:30pm, in the 7th floor Havemeyer Lounge. Want to know about major requirements, suggested course schedules, or how to get started in research? This is the place to get all your questions answered.
Pizza and drinks will be served!
For all classes/schools...
Save the dates:
Fall Career Fair, September 28, 2007:
Engineering Career Fair, October 26, 2007:
Not-for-Profit/Public Service Career Fair, March 7, 2008:
Open to ALL juniors, seniors and graduate students…
The Center for Career Education, Columbia University invites you to attend the third annual:
September 8, 2007
9:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium
Are you interested in starting your career in any of the following companies?
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Black Rock, McKinsey &Co., CITIGROUP, Accenture, Euromoney Institutional Investor, Houlihan Lokey, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Katzenbach Partners, American Express, Oliver Wyman,
Credit Suisse, Booz Allen Hamilton, UBS Financial Services
Gain a comprehensive understanding of finance and consulting by attending panels and presentations from alumni in the field. Maximize your success within the Campus Recruiting Program by participating in a networking reception with alumni in finance and consulting and attending workshops on how use Columbia Trak / Interview Trak. Business Attire and registration is required. To register go to the Center for Career Education Web site at www.careereducation.columbia.edu/events
Please note that this event is only open to juniors, seniors and graduate students in their final year served by the Center for Career Education in the following schools: Columbia College, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, School of Continuing Education, School of the Arts, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
For all CC students:
New Undergraduate Special Concentration in Sustainable Development – Orientation Session!
What is a ‘special concentration’ and how is it different from a major? What is sustainable development and how does it relate to my chosen field of study? What is the Earth Institute? Which classes should I take?
Find out the answers to these questions and any others you may have at our orientation session to discuss the new special concentration, to be held during the first two weeks of September. Refreshments will be provided.
The information for each session is as follows:
September 10th – 5 pm. 417 Schermerhorn
If you have any questions, please email Amanda McIntosh at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For all students:
Subscribe to the CC/SEAS Pre-Health & Pre-Law Listservs:
The listservs provide students and alumni/ae with information about upcoming on- and off-campus events, scholarships, volunteer and research opportunities, summer programs, and other relevant information for those interested in the fields of law and health professions.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave the subject line blank and delete signature lines. In the body of the text, type either "subscribe ccseas-pre-health Your Name" (no quotations or e-mail address) OR "subscribe ccseas-pre-law Your Name" (no quotations or e-mail address).
Subscribers will receive a message requiring them to respond within 48 hours and type okay in the body of the text.
Study Abroad Information
Interested in studying abroad? Subscribe to the study abroad mailing list to receive news on study abroad programs, scholarships, deadlines, information sessions and other events. Email: email@example.com to subscribe.
Have some specific question or thinking about studying abroad this spring or next fall? Come learn how at a General Information Session. Topics covered include: eligibility, programs, planning, scholarships, earning credit abroad, and other issues.
When: Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00PM
Who: All Undergrads Welcome
Where: Location TBA
Thinking about Berlin, Kyoto or Paris? Come hear more about Columbia’s programs:
Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) : Monday, Sept. 17th in 402 Hamilton, 4:30-5:30
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS): Tuesday, Sept 18th in 403 Kent, 12-1pm
Paris-Reid Hall: Thursday, Sept. 20th in Maison Francaise East Gallery, 4:30-5:30
Upcoming Deadlines: If you are thinking about studying in Italy this spring, many program application deadlines are in early September. Check with the OGP for details.
Fall Office hours:
Drop by 204 Lewisohn during office hours with any study abroad questions or to speak with an advisor:
Spain & Latin America: Monday & Thursday 1-4pm; Friday 10-1pm
Europe: Monday & Tuesday 10am-1pm; Friday 10-1pm
UK & Ireland: Monday & Thursday 1-4pm; Friday 10-1pm
Australia & NZ: Monday & Thursday 1-4pm; Friday 10-1pm
Middle East & N. Africa: Monday & Tuesday 10am-1pm; Friday 10-1pm
Asia: Tuesday 10am-1pm; Friday 10-1pm
Sub-Saharan Africa: by appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule
Not sure where you are going? Fridays 10-1pm or by appointment
CC & SEAS Clearance Hours:
Visit Dean Scott Carpenter in 105 Carman to be cleared to study abroad:
Monday-Thursday 1:30– 4Pm; Friday 10am-12
For ALL First-Years & Sophomores:
Undergraduate Recruitment Committee (URC) and Multicultural Recruitment Committee (MRC)
Please join us for an informational meeting about both the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee (URC) and Multicultural Recruitment Committee (MRC) in the Faculty Room of Low Library this Friday, September 7, from 3:00 – 4:30pm.
The URC is a selective group of student leaders who share the Columbia experience with prospective students and their families through campus tours and events, publications and e-communications, and off-campus recruitment. The MRC Volunteers are integral members of the Undergraduate Admissions Multicultural Recruitment Program and serve as representatives in reaching out to prospective applicants of color, first generation college students, and those from high need family backgrounds.
If you are unable to attend the meeting this Friday, please email Melissa Ewing, Director of the Visitors Center, email@example.com, or Dave Buckwald, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the URC/MRC table at the Activities Fair on Friday, 9/7 from 12:00 – 4:00pm.
Center for Student Advising