Free & Open to the Public
IRAAS welcomes your attendance at our 20th Anniversary Symposium. Speakers include Columbia and Barnard faculty; administrators and scholars in African American Studies. The day’s discussions allows some of the country’s top scholars to reflect on their current work within the context of African American Studies, past, present and future.
The poet-scholar Elizabeth Alexander, whose work enhanced President Barack Obama first inauguration ceremony, and most recently served as chair of African American Studies at Yale will deliver the keynote address.
As we spend the day highlighting the centrality of African American Studies to the important conversations of the academy, we take the opportunity to think about how African American Studies at Columbia has helped to shape the field more generally.
Welcome Remarks 10:00am -10:15am
Marcellus Blount, IRAAS Co-Director
Panel 1 – “Foundations” 10:15am- 12:00pm
Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University
Joshua Guild, Princeton University
Jonathan Rieder, Barnard College
Lunch Break 12:00pm -2:00pm
Closing Remarks 5:30pm
Carla Shedd, Columbia University
The Columbia Business School African American Alumni Association is workign with Pfizer to promote the following event:
Want to learn how to fast-track your career?
Please join Pfizer for a special event:
Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor
Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Pfizer Worldwide Headquarters
New York, NY
How do you thrive and succeed in your career? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation and author of the critically-acclaimed book (Forget a Mentor) Find a Sponsor, reveals that sponsorship is key for diverse talent. Please join Pfizer and Sylvia Hewlett for a dynamic presentation on the impact of sponsorship, and how to earn sponsors and benefit from them.
The presentation will feature a panel discussion with top Pfizer executives; and the evening will conclude with an opportunity to network with Pfizer colleagues.
Hors d’oeuvres and Ms. Hewlett’s book will be available
during the networking reception.
~ Space Limited ~
RSVP IS REQUIRED
Pfizer Security requires I.D. to enter building
R.S.V.P. via e-mail to email@example.com by Friday, Oct. 4
Event location details will be sent after registration closes.
Pfizer is hosting this event for healthcare and business professionals.
Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) and the Black Alumni Council of Columbia University (BAC) at the 2013 Black Alumni Homecoming—a celebration of culture and achievements by black alumni at Columbia.
Our special guest is James Valentini, Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the BAC and how to become a member, please e-mail email@example.com.
Date: Saturday, October 19, 7:30–10:30 p.m.
(entrance on 21st Street)
New York, NY 10010
Price in advance:
$20 students ($30 at the door)
$40 BAC members
$50 alumni and guests
$70 at the door
Price includes a THREE-HOUR PREMIUM OPEN BAR, buffet dinner, music, and dancing—a $100 value!
Please note: due to Columbia’s alcohol policy, only students 21 and over may attend.
Join Dr. Carl Hart, Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia for a talk, discussion and signing event on his book High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.
From the publisher: A powerful story of hope and change, of a scientist who has dedicated his life to helping others, High Price will alter the way we think about poverty, race, and addiction–and how we can effect change.
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 – 7:00 PM
NEW YORK, NY
Barnes & Noble – *Upper West Side
2289 Broadway @ 82nd St
New York, NY 10024
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 – 1:00 PM
SAN DIEGO, CA
University of California San Diego Bookstore
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Listen to Dr. Hart’s interviews at the links below:
Flawed Drug Policy Highlights Myths About Race and Drugs
The Takeaway| WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, February 13, 2013
The Highs and Lows of Legalized Marijuana
Big Think, April 3, 2009
Come join the Columbia University Alumni Affinity Groups on Thursday, June 6th at Hudson Terrace for our first co-sponsored event of the summer. There will be beautiful roof-top views and drink specials from 6:30-9:00, so arrive on time!
621 West 46th Street
(between 11th and 12th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
6:30pm – 9:00pm
(2-for-1 drinks from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Happy hour pricing from 7:30-9:00pm)
Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)
Black Alumni Council (BAC)
Columbia College Woman (CCW)
Latino Alumni of Columbia University (LAACU)
About Hudson Terrace:
With its magnificent urban vista, is an unparalleled entertainment destination. Discreetly tucked at the edge of midtown along the Hudson River, this spectacular haven of serene opulence offers unforgettable venue amenities. The Hudson Terrace event venue imaginatively unites intimate interiors with all-season exterior spaces. Erected from imported heirloom woods, handcrafted tiles and treasured stone, the venue promises nothing short of uncompromising artistry.
THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR & BAND
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.
Questions about Columbia University Gospel Choir or the concert? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the Facebook page.
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
ABOUT THE BOOK
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?”
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
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.
Join the BAC on Saturday, January 26th for “Paying it Forward: An HBCU/Ivy League Collaborative Panel”, an educational event engaging high school students on successful college admittance and performance. Alumnus representing eight Ivy League and Historically Black Colleges and Universities will share insights from their undergraduate experiences and will participate in a meaningful dialogue with prospective college students.
For this collaborative event, the BAC has teamed up the Catalyst Network Foundation (CNF) – a Brooklyn based organization, founded by young professionals to support under-served and high-potential young people in reaching their specific career and life goals.
We will be joined by high school students who currently attend Benjamin Banneker Academy, Medgar Evers College Prep, Erasmus Hall Campus, Achievement First Charter School, Harlem Renaissance High School Urban Assembly of History & Citizenship, and Columbia Secondary School of Math, Science and Engineering.
A tour of Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus will follow the discussion.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com.