Archives for April 2013

4/27 – Praise Saved My Life




Saturday, April 27 at 5:30PM (doors open at 5PM)

555 Lerner Hall, Columbia University

Reception to follow

Admission: $5 w/ CUID, $8 w/o CUID or at the door. Available at Ticket Information Center.

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4/24 – Book Reading and Q&A with Petra E. Lewis CC’92


Join the BAC and Petra E. Lewis CC ’92, MFA ’98 for a booking reading and Q&A with a focus on Urban Gun Violence. Lewis is the author of The Sons and Daughters of Ham, Book I: A Requiem.

Petra E. Lewis, Author of
The Sons and Daughters of Ham, Book I: A Requiem
Columbia University BA ’92 and MFA ’98
Book Reading and Q&A, with a Focus on Urban Gun Violence

Location: 67 Orange Street, 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (between 112th and 113th Streets)
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM
Reading to start at 7:00; Q&A at 7:30
$5 per person

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A son’s death. A mother’s grief. Accusations. Condemnation. Guilt. Alienation. What is left of a family in the aftermath of violence? Set in East Flatbush, Brooklyn; Trinidad; Barbados: Northern California; and throughout the globe, The Sons and Daughters of Ham is the story of a Caribbean-American family, An African American young man, violence, choice, and destiny. The Sons and Daughters of Ham, Book I: A Requiem, is the first book in Petra E. Lewis’ powerful inter-generational and historical literary-fiction trilogy. The books’ concept started with three acts of violence in the author’s own life–the final one being the murder of a young man. This led to a question: “Why is it so easy for Black and Brown young men to kill each other–and where did this mindset come from?” Seeking answers, this stunning debut fiction trilogy is Petra E. Lewis’ heartbreaking answer to “Why?”

Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam ’77 Nominated to State’s Highest Court

Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo nominated Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam on Friday (April 5, 2013) to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court (New York Court of Appeals), and if confirmed, she would become the first African-American woman to serve on it. She’s Barnard and Columbia Law School alumna.


4/21 – Perspectives on Diversity Brunch

Perspectives on Diversity Brunch

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions cordially invites Columbia College and Columbia Engineering alumni to the

Perspectives on Diversity Brunch

in honor of

the Class of 2017

Sunday, April 21, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Rotunda, Low Library

We hope you can join us in welcoming the newest members of the Columbia community. Come inspire, engage and connect with admitted students and families and share your stories and experiences.

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

For questions, please contact or (212) 854-2522.