Archives for February 2012

2/29 – BBSA Alumni Mixer

The Black Business Student Association will be having an alumni mixer on Wednesday, February 29 to close out Black History Month.

We strongly encourage Business School Alumni to attend.

Event details:

Tillman’s –
165 W. 26th (between 6th and 7th)

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns MS’82 ME to Speak at Class Day


Ursula Burns, CEO Xerox

The leadership organizations of both undergraduate and graduate students at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University are pleased to announce today that alumnae Ursula M. Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation, will be the keynote speaker for Columbia Engineering’s Class Day ceremony, which will be held on May 14, 2012. The Engineering Senior Class Council, representing undergraduates, and the Engineering Graduate Student Council, representing MS, PhD, and professional degree students, jointly selected Ms. Burns as their graduation speaker for 2012.

Burns, who earned her M.S. in mechanical engineering in 1982 from Columbia Engineering, was named chief executive officer of Xerox in 2009 and, shortly after, made the largest acquisition in Xerox history—the $6.4 billion purchase of Affiliated Computer Services, catapulting the company’s presence in the $500 billion business services market and extending its reach into diverse areas of business process and IT outsourcing. In 2010, she became chairman of the company, which has 140,000 people serving clients in more than 160 countries.

2/29 – CU Gospel Choir Mid-Semester Concert

The Columbia University Gospel Choir will be hosting its mid-semester Spring concert on Wednesday, February 29 at 9PM in C555, Lerner Hall.  The concert is free!  

RSVP here

The Gospel Choir consists of undergraduates, graduate students, alumni and staff representing 8 of the University’s schools including Teacher’s College, the Law School and the Business School.

For more information about the concert or joining the choir, email

2/23, 2/24, 2/25 – I Love My Wife So I Will Not Cheat, Written, directed and produced by Kamal Symonette-Dixon ’07GSAS


I Love My Wife So I Will Not Cheat

February 23 to February 25
Thursday 7:30 PM
Friday 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 PM
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025



Donnell Jackson and Shandra Jackson are a married couple who move to New York City after Donnell gets a job offer on Wall Street.  It’s a prestigious job that comes with a lot of perks and a lot of respect.  There’s only one problem: the job also comes with a lot of temptation. The question instantly arises: how on earth will he stay faithful?  He loves his wife; he loves his job, and he knows cheating will only ruin the paradise he has worked hard to create.  But Donnell is in a new city with new options, new prospects, and a weakness for seductively clever, gorgeous women.  What’s a man to do? Come see the play, “I Love my Wife So I Will Not Cheat” and find out!

Written, directed and produced by Kamal Symonette-Dixon ’07GSAS.

Thursday – Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance, $30 if purchased at the door.

Friday and Saturday – Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance, $35 if purchased at the door.


Purchase Tickets: Symphony Space Box Office at 212 864-5400 or through the 


Artist’s Bio:
Kamal Symonette-Dixon| Graduate School of Arts and Sciences class of 2007

Kamal Symonette-Dixon ’07GSAS (Actor/Writer) is a native of New York. He has a BA in English from Morehouse College and a MA in Philosophy from Columbia University.

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) / Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) Career Series


Greetings from the Office of Multicultural Affairs!

The Columbia Mentoring Initiative in conjunction with Columbia Career Services is excited to announce a new career series. The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is a program administered through the Columbia Office of Multicultural Affairs and is an inter-generational, identity based mentorship program that connects first years with returning students (Upper-Class Mentors), and all students with alumni.  This year the topics will be the Not-for-Profit sector [with special attention to Social Justice and Advocacy], Communications & Media and in the Health Care Professions. The talks will feature alumni of color, International alumni, and those who identify as LGBTQ as panelists. It is our hope that they will further engage Columbia students involved in CMI and other OMA programming as they think critically about their career and the resources available to them.

We are looking for alumni interested in being on one of our moderated panels. We would ask you to discuss the successes and challenges that you have faced in the professional sphere and how you have negotiated issues of identity in the workplace. Listed below are the dates and topics for the series. Each panel will conclude in a Q&A session with our students as well as a social mixer, giving our students a chance to meet with the panelists and other alumni for additional dialogue.

If you are interested in potentially being on such a panel, and have at least five years of professional experience in the field please send a short bio to and CC’ The next panel is going to focus on Careers in the Non-Profit Arena, with special attention to Social Justice and Advocacy.

Wednesday, February 8th  6-7:30                 Careers in the Non-Profit Arena [with special attention to Social Justice and Advocacy]
Wednesday, March 7th  6-7:30                      Careers in Communications and Media
Wednesday, April 18th  6-7:30                      Careers in the Health Care Field

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to hearing from you!

For more information about Columbia Mentoring Initiative please email the 2011-2012 Black Family Tree Chair, Kelicia Hollis, at and CC’