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MINI-CORE COURSES, BLOG: Have you ever wanted to revisit the Core Curriculum? The Alumni Office, in cooperation with Academic Affairs and the Core Curriculum Office, is launching the next mini-Core Curriculum course series. This semester will include a section of “Contemporary Civilization” and will meet three times on a biweekly basis, from 6:30–8:30 p.m., usually in midtown. There is a fee of approximately $175 per section, and attendance will be capped at 30 per section.
“Individuality and Society” will be taught by Professor Samuel Moyn on Wednesdays beginning October 21. To follow along and continue the discussion during the semester, visit the Core Blog, where alumni, professors and CCT staff will discuss the mini-Core readings.
Registration for the spring 2010 session, which will include “Lit Hum” and “Frontiers of Science,” will begin in November.
For further information on the mini-Core courses, please contact Jennifer Freely, assistant director, alumni affairs: 212-851-7488 or email@example.com. Visit the Mini-Core Web site for more information and to register.
FACULTY HOUSE: A campus landmark for more than 85 years, Faculty House is scheduled to reopen its doors on September 8 following an 18-month renovation. The 38,000 square feet of meeting and function space has been retrofitted inside to support 21st-century technology while maintaining the building’s McKim, Mead & White 1920s glory. In keeping with Columbia’s commitment to being green, the building meets standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. Nearly 75 percent of materials from the original structure were refurbished, repurposed, recycled or donated during the renovation project.
The Garden Level (first floor) is home to the Ivy Lounge & Coffee Bar and features a full-service bar and espresso bar. The Market Café on the Seminar Level (second floor) seats 240, with a large serving area and a brick oven. The Presidential Level (third floor), a more formal catering space, accommodates up to 260 for dinner and dancing. The Skyline Level (fourth floor) features a grand dining room with service for up to 130. Private dining and receptions on the terrace overlook Morningside Park.
Faculty House is located at 64 Morningside Drive.