Today fro 5-7 pm in the “main lounge” (we’re not sure either) of Lerner, there will be free apps provided by Lerner Operations–”and not the kind you download,” proving they’re hip with the kids. With any luck, these treats will include buffchick wings, mozz stix, and tons of fruits&veggies. No word on the presence of zerts or long-ass rice.
You are cordially invited by the Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College to join in consuming some “pomp and circumstance worthy” hors d’oeuvres and honoring some professors. Tonight at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Room of Low, Boris Gasparov will receive the 38th annual Lionel Trilling Award for his book “Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure’s Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents,” and Nicholas Dames will receive the 52nd annual Mark Van Doren Award in recognition of his “humanity, devotion to truth and inspiring leadership.” All and sundry are welcome to the event; get your RSVP on here. The reception starts at 6 p.m., with the ceremony taking place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gasparov is the Boris Bakhmeteff Professor of Russian and East European Studies in, naturally, the Department of Slavic Languages; Dames is the Theodore Kahan Professor of Humanities and teaches in the English department. Congratulations to both! Troop over to Low tonight to get a study break, some wealth of knowledge, and classy free food.
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Bwog is many things: slightly awkward, obsessed with squirrels, extremely opinionated, and a little too reliant on puns for humor. But there’s one thing that (maybe?) ties those things together: Bwog loves you and wants you to be happy. To demonstrate this in a tangible way (that’s not a hashtag), we’re hoping to make your reading week a little easier, a little cheaper, and a little bit more fun.
From 9 pm to 11 pm tonight in Smoker’s Plaza (a.k.a. outside of Butler), Bwog will be set up with a little red table, giving anyone who stops by some free coffee. Free, you ask? But nothing in life is free! Well, fine: we would also like your love. And perhaps a good overheard or two for our finals week posts. But really, we just want to give you some coffee that’s decent quality (Starbucks, we sold out) and help make your research paper that much better. Supplies are somewhat limited — there is a monetary limit to how much we love Columbia — so get it while it’s
AND as an added bonus: while you’re waiting for the caffeine to kick in, get a free massage from Stressbusters tonight from 8 pm to 12 am in Butler 203. See if you can drink the coffee and get a back rub simultaneously.
Caffeinate/study break/stress relieve/make friends/revel with Bwog! We’ll be waiting, coffee in hand and puns at the ready.
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Apologies for the late notice (#ButlerBrain), but there is free Pinkberry, in multiple flavors, out in the Broadway, McBain and Ruggles lobbies, courtesy of your lovely Block CAs. Get there quickly–they’re packing up shop at 2 pm!
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Want to go to a “place of summery goodness” without leaving campus? That place is Live at Lerner’s final event of the year, where you can munch on a free lunch (summer garden salad, vegetable pasta, lemonade, and cookies), get a back rub from Stressbusters, watch a video of a beach, and plant and take home your very own flower! The event is from 12-2 pm in the Lerner Piano Lounge, so start heading over now.
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The 2013 issue of Quarto, the official lit mag of Columbia’s Undergraduate Creative Writing Department, launches tonight at 9pm in 501 Dodge. The contributors will be reading their work, there will be free catered food, and everyone gets a free copy of Quarto volume LXIV.
Contributors to Quarto 2013 are as follows:
Andy Nicole Bowers
This evening, to celebrate the end of Earth Week, there will be a festival on Lehman Lawn from 7-10pm. There will be free food, performance groups, activities, and prizes (dining dollars as well as actual prizes).
More information on the event (and the events from this past week) can be found here.
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As your yearnings for summer are quashed by a brick wall of constant work for the next few weeks, step aside from it all for a few hours by taking advantage of the cultural opportunities of Columbia and the city. Ambrosial Arts Editor Kyra Bloom has put together the following assuredly kick-ass events. Submit an event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Barnard/Columbia Senior Thesis Festival begins this weekend, with three plays directed by Rebecca Clark, Christina McCarver, and Kyle Radler, respectively. You can pick one or stay through all three–the times are different for each, so check them out on the Facebook page. Tickets are free, so reserve them at the TIC and head over to the Minor Latham Playhouse this weekend.
- The Barnard-Columbia Chorus performs Verdi’s Requiem this Friday, 8 pm, at Union Theological. The four soloists are talented and seasoned singers, so go support them for a measly $3 with CUID.
- The Columbia Review and Postcrypt are hosting a literary open mic at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Original works of fiction and poetry will be shared, so take a study break at 8:30 pm and go enjoy the creations of your talented classmates.
- The Jester presents their “Varsity Show” at 9 pm in the Lerner Blackbox. Fruit Paunch, Control Top, and CHOWDAH are all performing, with further guests to be announced later this week. Reserve a free ticket at the tic for an entertaining night.
Though Earth Day was on Monday, you can continue to get your fill of all things green and good for the environment with EcoReps’ events for today:
- 12 pm: EcoLions Shoe Drive at Lerner Table 3.
- 12 pm: Free seeds and pots for planting, outside of Furnald.
- 3:15 pm: Tour of Sun Works Center for Environmental Studies at the Manhattan School for Children. Departs from SIPA, and you should register!
Free food today includes:
- 5 pm: Financial Aid’s study break in Lerner’s Satow Room. There will be snacks, and you can chat about the exciting reapplication process.
- 7:30 pm: Men of Color Alliance is hosting “Wings and Things” for self-identified men of color at the IRC (114th Street) with buffalo wings and other snacks.
- 8 pm: Delta GDP is discussing sustainable development in third-world countries in Hamilton 707. Unspecified free food and drinks will be provided.
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Hungry for some environmental consciousness? The Barnard EcoReps are organizing a Potluck today at 6PM in Altschul—come enjoy some free food and learn about how to lower your carbon footprint.
Other green events today:
- Jacqueline Ottoman is speaking about green marketing at 6 PM in Hamilton 517 in an event organized by Consilience.
- CleanEdison is screening Carbon Nation tonight at 8 PM in Hamilton 516.
In short, get out of your Hummers and start being sustainable—there’s tons of opportunities to learn how today.
What better way to celebrate this gorgeous Saturday, April the 20th, than by watching a film with your fellow students? One of Bacchanal’s slightly less well-known events — the annual 4/20 movie screening — is happening tonight, and the entertainment of choice is, appropriately, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Bacchanal’s advertising some free popcorn and fruit, so head over to the Low Steps at 8 p.m. for some gratis snacks and throwback times. Stressbusters will be giving free massages during the movie (!!!) and there’s the promise of Korilla on College Walk until 8 p.m. Unlike last year’s balmy weather, tonight’s forecast is in the mid-50s, so bundle up; maybe light some fires to stay warm.
- The Earth
- Free food
- The Wallach Lounge (…duh)
EcoReps is kicking off Earth Week tonight with free food in the Wallach Lounge from 7 to 8:30 pm. Now you can love your planet and your belly! It doesn’t get much better than that, folks.
If you thought the free food for the day was over, hold onto your socks before we knock them off. Columbia Student Global AIDS Campaign will have free Thai food from Longgrain for your taking, as well as a discussion on how tax changes for big banks could affect society. The event’s in Dodge Room at Earl Hall at 8 pm—the perfect alternative to JJ’s.
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Wondering what’s going on at Low Plaza right now? It’s a language fair for less commonly studied languages at Columbia going on until 5 pm today. Dutch, Persian, Czech, Finnish, Swahili, and Wolof sound nifty to learn (and are featured today), and we heard that instructors are serving food from the respective cultures too. More info can be found at the Language Resource Center’s website, but what more can you want if they have free food?!
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Hungry for both pizza and knowledge about efforts to improve health care in post-earthquake Haiti? Well, luckily for you, GlobeMed is hosting a panel, “Challenges in Global Health: Stories from Haiti’s Front Lines”, today from 6: 30 to 8 in the Ella Weed Room (Milbank 223) and there will be free pizza!
More info about the event:
Drawing on their varied experiences, panelists will provoke discussion on a variety of topics such as faith-based NGOs and health issues, disaster recovery, and medical education in international settings. This dialogue will present a unique opportunity to hear about pragmatic realities of global health, both in terms of complex challenges and innovative solutions.