Course Speed Dating 1/21


Date: Thursday 1/21/16 Location: Amity Hall (982 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025)

Confused about what classes to take this Spring? Need some advice on course selection? Need some direction on your future sustainability career, or just looking to make new friends?

Come meet some of the TAs and current students during the Course Speed Dating event. Honesty is fully appreciated.

Women & Sustainability Presents: Effectiveness in Sustainability Management, Engagement and Implementation

When: Monday, March 10, 8-9:30pm

Where: 337 Mudd


How can a sustainability professional implement her plan and generate buy-in from colleagues? What sustainability challenges exist in the healthcare industry, and what solutions can be found?

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Summer Travel Grants to Europe for Master’s Students

Deadline to apply: March 10, 2014

The Blinken European Institute, Columbia’s center for interdisciplinary research and teaching on Europe, announces summer travel grants of up to $1,200 for research or unpaid internships in Europe.

Eligibility: Students in terminal master’s-level programs (M.A., MPA, M.Sc., etc.) in any school of the university who are pursuing research on modern and contemporary Europe OR an unpaid internship in Europe in summer 2014.Only continuing students are eligible. The grants are not available to students in doctoral programs, including programs that offer a master’s degree on the way to the doctorate.

Funding for research travel: BEI will fund up to $1,200 for travel to libraries, archives, and other sites for research in Europe related to a master’s thesis or other final project for the degree. Applications must include:

  • BEI master’s research travel grant application form
  • CV
  • Approved thesis prospectus, signed by your advisor, detailing the nature of the research and the site(s) to be visited
  • Travel budget
  • Personal statement of 250 words or less describing your current studies, career plans, how the internship fits into your degree program, and the anticipated benefits that it will have for your career

Travel budget
Funds may only be used for travel expenses, and will be distributed through reimbursement after travel has been completed.

Application forms may be found on the Blinken European Institute website at Submit completed applications electronically to BEI Associate Director, Christopher Hill, at by March 10, 2014.

SUMASA wants you to look good!


Join us: Saturday the 8th of February 2014 at 12:00 pm (noon), for a photo shoot session at Columbia University! The photographer is a SUMA student, who is really excited to contribute.

Background – We’ll offer three different backgrounds: inside the SIPA building 5th floor next to the central glass patio, library (TBD) and outdoors (TBD). In all options the background will be blurred out.

Dress code – In a manner appropriate for your field, solid dark colors like blue or black are recommended. Avoid wearing too much makeup, distracting hairstyles, too much jewelry and strapless tops.

Cost: SUMA students $5 donation; all others $25 dollar donation.


Important! The sign-up period closes Friday the 7th of February at noon. Shortly after, you’ll receive an email confirming your appointment.

Women Making Sustainable Impacts through the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

The W&S community is excited to host leaders in the public and international sector to learn about large scale initiatives focused on women, climate change, and building sustainable communities.

Date: Monday, November 4th, 2013 from 8-10pm

Location: Hamilton Hall room 707, 1130 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10027

Space is limited, please RSVPColumbia ID required to swipe into the building.

Our esteemed speakers:

Tracy Raczek, External Relations Specialist for Climate and Enviroment with UNWomen

Christine Negra, Director of Research at EcoAgricultral Partners

Kerry Constabile, Urban Planning Specialist at UNICEF

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