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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Join the Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council and several New York City graduate programs focused on green building and sustainability to kick off the new school year! Mix and mingle with graduate students in your program and from other programs across the city. This is also a great opportunity for young professionals considering graduate school to meet current students.

This event is free and open to all; please register below. There will be drink specials and light snacks will be provided.


Bard College MBA in Sustainability

The City College of New York Sustainability in the Urban Environment

Columbia University Sustainability Management

The New School Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management

NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment

Pratt Institute Urban Environmental Systems Management


The Back Room

102 Norfolk St.

New York, NY 10002

RSVP at this link: http://www.urbangreencouncil.org/UGCInteraction?key=lPyNd8N_2B_2F0x8NgEF3tajoA_3D_3D

Book Swap – Happy Hour!

Nympho_librarianIICongratulations on registering for SUMA Fall 2013! Currently we’re in the Add/Drop period, which some of you know as “Shopping for Classes”. Friday September the 13th of 2013 is the last day to make any class changes in the

By now you pretty much know what classes you’ll be taking. Join us for the Book Swap – Happy Hour event, to support your classmates find textbooks. This event helps connect SUMA students who have taken a class, with students who will be
taking the class. It is the perfect location to swap, exchange, trade, sell, donate or recommend books.

SUMASA is happy to coordinate a time and place for the Book Swap. We will not participate in the actual exchange of any books between one person and another.

Columbia University Senate Quality of Life Survey – April 8th

On April 8th the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) of the University Senate will be launching a university-wide Quality of Life (QoL) survey designed to capture student quality of life through qualitative and quantitative elements, to be carried out every two years. SAC has worked with the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the Board of Trustees on the conception and execution of this initiative, and it represents the work of over a year by a dedicated team. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes. Survey respondents stands a chance to win 3 iPads and over $3000 worth of prizes and gift cards.


New Student Peer Advising – Tuesday, January 15th 3:30-6:30 PM

On Tuesday, January 15, the School of Continuing Education will be hosting orientation for new students in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. During our program’s breakout session, we would like to provide peer advising for new students. Please email Allison Ladue know if you will able to act as a peer advisor on Tuesday, January 15th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. (for a 1.5 hour or 3 hour session) in Lerner Hall. Thank you!

During this session, current students will advise new students on the following topics:

·         What courses are appropriate for a first semester students?
·         What has your experience been as a part-time student while working? OR What has your experience been as a full-time student?
·         If you don’t have a strong math background, what are the best economics and quantitative analysis courses to take?
·         If you don’t have a strong science background, what are the best physical dimensions courses to take?
·         What has been the best class you have taken so far and why?
·         Have you been successful in cross-registering for courses in other university schools and departments?
·         What is it like to be a student in the program? What do you wish you had known in your first semester?