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October 2022

Situational Awareness Training

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Columbia's Department of Public Safety in a situational awareness training. What is Situational Awareness?  Situational Awareness is a critical life skill, and entails being aware of where you are and to what is happening around you; being alert to potential threats to your health and safety and being cognizant of emergency exits and other paths to safety. What Will The Training Focus On? In this training, you will learn: How the Fight-or-Flight response affects your safety How situational awareness can keep you safe “What are…

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Navigating HOT Moments: Before, During, & After Class (for Faculty)

October 6 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

A 75-minute workshop for Columbia Faculty.  Regardless of course topic or content,  HOT — heated, offensive, or tense — moments in the classroom are always a possibility. Although never fully avoidable or predictable, there are steps instructors can take to help mitigate the potential for these moments, and strategies to help better equip instructors for navigating HOT moments when they occur. Building upon material from the Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action: First Steps resource and live workshop, this session will help instructors identify…

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ISSO Newly Arrived J-1 Faculty and Researchers Orientation

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

This ISSO sponsored event is for Newly Arrived J-1 Faculty and Researchers at Columbia University. You are invited to our Newly Arrived J-1 Faculty and Researchers Orientation. These sessions are for those who have recently arrived. The orientation covers an overview of this visa status. ISSO strongly recommends you attend. Please have your DS-2019 and passport available. Register here. Event Contact Information: ISSO

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Virtual Naloxone Training (Open to all Columbia community members)

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Columbia Health is a Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program, recognized by New York City and State Departments of Health. This designation came as part of a collaboration with researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health and the School of General Studies. As part of this work, Columbia Health is offering virtual Naloxone training via Zoom to members of the Columbia University community. Naloxone kits can be picked up from Columbia Health or mailed to participants upon completion of training. If you…

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Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action: A Columbia Faculty Panel

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Classrooms often serve as microcosms of larger society, and it is no surprise that instructors across Columbia University, and higher education more broadly, have reimagined their own pedagogical approaches with a lens toward inclusivity, equity, and anti-racism. Please join the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a discussion with Columbia University faculty who are engaging with anti-racist pedagogies in their classes. During this 90-minute panel discussion, five instructors will share…

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Situational Awareness Training

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Columbia's Department of Public Safety in a situational awareness training. What is Situational Awareness?  Situational Awareness is a critical life skill, and entails being aware of where you are and to what is happening around you; being alert to potential threats to your health and safety and being cognizant of emergency exits and other paths to safety. What Will The Training Focus On? In this training, you will learn: How the Fight-or-Flight response affects your safety How situational awareness can keep you safe “What are…

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Addressing Challenges to Equitable Assessment (for Faculty)

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A 60-minute workshop for Columbia Faculty.  Instructors may face a number of challenges when working to design and implement equitable assessments in their courses. It is essential for instructors to be able to both identify and address these challenges as they occur so that all students can have an equitable learning experience. Building upon reflections and discussion from the Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action: First Steps resource and live workshop, this session will help participants identify several common challenges to equitable assessment, as…

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January 2023

Early China Seminar Lecture Series: “A Deep History of Human Activity in Jiuzhaigou National Park”

01/20/2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Early China Seminar Lecture Series Title: “A Deep History of Human Activity in Jiuzhaigou National Park” Speaker: Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, UC San Diego Time: January 20, 2023 (4:30-6:30 PM EST) Venue: Zoom *Please click on “Request Pre-circulated Paper” to register for the event. China’s tuigeng huanlin or “Returning Farmland to Forest” program has been widely praised as the world’s largest and most successful ecosystem services program. It is also a major contributor to China’s dramatic increase in forest cover from perhaps as low…

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