It’s getting chilly outside, so stay cozy with some indoor events (and some holiday lights and a stargazing night) on campus this week!

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Student Event Spotlight

  • On Sunday, November 20, the Columbia Outdoors Club will be going ice-skating at Riverbank Park. They will meet at 12:30 pm at the Sundial, and then take the 1 train to 145th street where they will walk a short distance to Riverbank Park. At the park, you can rent ice skates for $6 per person and the ice skating tickets are $5 per person. Please fill out this sign-up form if you are interested in coming!

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  • On Tuesday, November 15, from 1 to 2 pm, the Office of Government and Community Affairs will host an information session where students can learn about different internship opportunities for Summer 2023 in Washington DC! You’ll learn about internships provided by Congress, the White House, as well as state and local opportunities. Former interns and the Center for Career Education will be available to answer questions. The session will take place in Lerner Room 555. Please register online.
  • Also on Tuesday, November 15, from 3 to 8 pm, is the Harlem Holiday Lights Celebration on 125th street. Celebrate Harlem culture and the start of the holiday season with karaoke, trivia, an ugly sweater contest, the Parade of Lights and more! More information and registration are available online.
  • Also on Tuesday, November 15, from 6 to 7:30 pm, Eric H. Holder Jr. (CC ’73, LAW ’76) and a panel of experts will debrief after the 2022 Midterm elections, and discuss issues of voter suppression and fraud. There will be food, and a reception following the discussion. Please register online.
  • On Wednesday, November 16, from 1 to 4 pm, World Cup winning member of the US Women’s National Team, Samantha Mewis, and Columbia Climate School dean of research Maureen Raymo will co-host the panel “Soccer in a Warming World” about how climate change will affect soccer and the health and performance of players worldwide. The event will take place at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, with an option for online attendance. Please find more information on the Eventbrite link.
  • Also on Wednesday, November 16, from 5 to 7 pm, the Columbia Climate School will host the panel “Body Maps and Feeling Walks – Climate Artivism”: an interactive workshop exploring how climate emotions show up in our bodies and engaging with different ways to use our five senses to connect with our immediate landscapes. The event will take place at the Forum Room 316. Please register online.
  • Also on Wednesday, November 16, from 6 to 8:30 pm, please join University Life and Columbia School of the Arts this Trans Awareness Week for a screening of the 2020 documentary Disclosure, which shares the history of trans representation in film and TV and its profound consequences on trans people’s lives. A panel discussion with audience Q&A will follow the screening. Please register online.
  • On Thursday, November 17, from 6:15 to 8 pm, is a screening of the 2013 documentary Watermark as part of the Barnard Climate Cinema series. The documentary explores diverse stories from across the globe that eloquently detail humanity’s relationship with water throughout the ages. The screening will take place in the Lehman Auditorium; please register on the Eventbrite link.
  • On the evening of Friday, November 18, the Columbia Astronomy Department will host a lecture from Columbia exoplanet specialist David Kipping on the topic, “Why We Might Be Alone” about extraterrestrial life. The lecture will take place in Pupin Hall 428 at 6:25 pm, and from 6 to 6:20 pm there will be an introduction and astronomy trivia. After the lecture, you can join for some outdoor stargazing and telescope observing on College Walk. Students can come for any part of this event and stay any length of time, but please fill out the registration form if you’re interested in attending.

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