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September 2021

Racial Justice Mini-Grant Info Session

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Racial Justice Mini-Grant Program provides grants recipients whose projects met one or more of the following goals: Provide opportunities, such as workshops or training, to understand and unlearn racism, effectively act or advocate to address racism, and understand the intersectional dynamics of oppression. Broaden the conversation on antiracism. One example would be hosting a panel discussion to highlight new or rising voices on this topic. Strengthen our campus culture of inclusion and belonging. An example would be a social media…

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Teachers’ Lounge | (Re)Learning to Be Present (for Grad Students)

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

After over a year of remote teaching and learning, along with various constrictions of public interaction, we may well find ourselves unsettled when stepping back into the classroom. In this session, we will have an open conversation about anxieties that may be triggered by classroom set-ups and activities. We will also consider ways that our appreciation of in-person teaching may be refreshed, specifically how physical senses may be engaged in the service of learning objectives in a way that is…

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Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action: First Steps (In Person)

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Do you want to transform your pedagogy, and impact teaching and learning at Columbia? Join the CTL and your Columbia colleagues for this 90-minute introductory session: Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action: First Steps. Participants will be introduced to anti-racist pedagogy as a framework for teaching and learning, connect this framework to their own teaching contexts, participate in a communal reflective practice around anti-racist pedagogies, and collaborate in breakout rooms with their colleagues. To best prepare for engaging in this session, we ask…

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How are China’s Companies Responding to China’s 2060 Carbon Neutrality Goal?

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In September 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China would strive to peak CO2 emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. The neutrality goal, in particular, was a breakthrough for global climate ambitions: a net-zero target from a country responsible for roughly one-quarter of global GHG emissions, more than any other country. Meeting these aims, however, will demand a dramatic transformation of China’s economy, and especially of emissions-intensive sectors in energy and heavy industry that have fueled decades…

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Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

September 30

Last day to enroll in, or request a waiver of, the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

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Essentials of Teaching & Learning 3: Active Learning (In-Person)

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Practice developing class activities that align with your learning objectives for students and incentivize all students to participate. Join the CTL for this workshop for graduate students focused on giving you strategies to better engage students in their own learning. In this workshop, we will discuss the evidence and efficacy of a variety of active learning strategies, and consider how these approaches can make our classrooms more inclusive. Prior to this session, participants are expected to have completed a 20-minute…

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Essentials of Teaching & Learning 3: Active Learning (Online)

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Practice developing class activities that align with your learning objectives for students and incentivize all students to participate. Join the CTL for this workshop for graduate students focused on giving you strategies to better engage students in their own learning. In this workshop, we will discuss the evidence and efficacy of a variety of active learning strategies, and consider how these approaches can make our classrooms more inclusive. Prior to this session, participants are expected to have completed a 20-minute…

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SSO F-1 Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this ISSO sponsored session, an ISSO advisor will discuss eligibility requirements and application procedures for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization after your graduation. OPT is a benefit and extension of F-1 student status that allows you to work in your field of study for up to 12 months and is authorized by USCIS, the immigration agency. Learn more about Post-Completion OPT -- http://bit.ly/optemployment. RSVP today (also here: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p_yislKXR7W9P_U9kuyS8A) Event Contact Information: ISSO isso@columbia.edu

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Diversity Statement Analysis Session (Online)

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Diversity statements are becoming increasingly common in the academic job application process, but what are they and how do you write one? At this session you will collaborate with CTL staff and colleagues from other departments to collectively analyze excerpts from real diversity statements. You'll analyze how the candidate effectively communicates their efforts, commitments, and contributions as well as what details make the excerpts effective or not so effective. Hearing others' readings of the samples will help you to write…

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The Values in Numbers : Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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