It is a Columbia tradition that the incoming class in each undergraduate school reads a book over the summer to be discussed in their first weeks on campus. These books were presented during COLUMBIA 101 events and, for those who were unable to attend, will be given to students during their first advising appointment in the fall.
Books 1-12, Lattimore (2011) Translation
Columbia College students may get a head start on their reading by accessing books 1-7 of the Iliad (2011) Lattimore translation online through Columbia University Library Services. Please log in with you your Columbia UNI and password. Next, find Lattimore as the author in the left column, and click the E-reserves link in the right column to see the text.
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson
Check with your local library for availability if you wish to preview either of these books.