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Reunion 2024

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Check out the full lineup of events happening at Columbia Reunion 2024! If you are celebrating a milestone reunion, click on your class year below for additional events and information.

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Thursday, May 30

MORNING & EVENING SESSIONS

OneRoar Golf Outing
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Metropolis Country Club
289 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains, NY 10607

Join Columbia Athletics for our inaugural OneROAR Golf Outing. Join our coaches, staff, family, and supporters of CU athletics for golf, or simply come to enjoy great food and beverages!

11:00 a.m. – Registration Opens- Breakfast
12:00 p.m. Shotgun
5:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
7:00 p.m. Finish

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Alumni Welcome Receptions and Class Events
Find more information about milestone class-specific events by using the class year buttons above.

Friday, May 31

MORNING SESSION

Columbia Athletics Over the Years
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall
Explore the past, present and future of intercollegiate athletics through a panel of current Columbia coaches. The discussion will be moderated by Peter Pilling, The Campbell Family Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.

The Real Story of Chevalier: Music and Politics in Enlightenment Paris
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Rm. 555
Lecturer: Julia Doe, Associate Professor of Historical Musicology, specializing in the music, literature, and politics of eighteenth-century France.

This lecture explores the musical landscape of eighteenth-century Paris, considering music in
Enlightenment salons, the development of the public concert, and the rise of popular music and
commercial print. The central through-line of our discussion will be the creative output and
cinematic life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a famed violinist, composer, and
conductor—and subject of the 2022 Searchlight Pictures biopic, Chevalier.

Since 1754: Judaica in Columbia's Libraries
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Butler Library, Rare Book Room, 6th Fl.

Come experience a peek into the broad and deep history of Judaica collecting at Columbia with Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies Michelle Margolis! See Samuel Johnson's own Hebrew correspondence along with our most recent acquisitions of the last few years.

Campus Revisions - Library Presentation
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Butler Library, Rm. 523
Have you ever wondered what campus looked like 25, 50, or even a 100 years ago? Travel back in time to see what was here and also what could have been. This presentation by the University Archives staff will showcase a selection of campus features that have been "revised" as well as some that were proposed but never built.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guided Tour ^
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
1000 5th Ave.

Vertical Tour of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine – Morning ^ – SOLD OUT (Join the waitlist)
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
1047 Amsterdam Ave.

Harlem Food and History Walking Tour ^ – SOLD OUT (Join the waitlist)
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Meet at 334 Convent Ave.; tour ends at 251 W. 116th St.

Tenement Museum Tour ^
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
103 Orchard St

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^ Additional cost to attend

AFTERNOON SESSION

Jewish Life on Campus: Past, Present, Future
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, 1st Fl.
Participate in a conversation among Ian Rottenberg, director of the Earl Hall Center for Religious Life; David Schizer, dean emeritus of the Law School and co-leader of Columbia’s Task Force on Anti-Semitism; Brian Cohen the Lavine Family Executive Director of Columbia/Barnard Hillel; and student panelist Rebecca Massel CC’26. Moderated by Lisa Carnoy ’89, the panel will discuss the climate on campus since the October 7 attack, the responsibility of universities to ensure the safety of not only Jewish students on campus but also of all students, as well as ways that Columbia can move forward in a time of crisis. This in-person conversation will also be livestreamed.

Morningside Heights Campus Tour 1
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at Alma Mater

Faculty Lecture: AI and Causality
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, 525 W 120th St., Rm. 412

Explore Artificial Intelligence and Causality with Associate Professor of Computer Science, Elias Bareinboim.

Vertical Tour of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine – Afternoon ^ – SOLD OUT (Join the waitlist)
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine | 1047 Amsterdam Ave

The Journey to Entrepreneurship
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall

LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at McCarthy Square (across from Morandi, at 211 Waverly Pl.),
Tour ends at the LGBT Community Center on W. 13th St.


From African Masks and Picasso through Cindy Sherman and AI
2:30–4:30 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Rm. 555

More than any other technique, collage, which combines traditional art forms with found bric-a-brac, helps us interrogate the dynamic and porous boundaries between reality and art(ifice). This lecture, which will draw on 20th century highlights from the Art Humanities curriculum, explores collage as a foundational technique of modern visual culture and art. Early 20th century artists like Pablo Picasso took inspiration from African masks, redirected the trajectory of modern art, and inspired later artists like Romare Bearden. Their collective efforts are palpable in cutting edge generative AI and its most potent artistic interlocutors, like Cindy Sherman. In addition to a whirlwind tour of landmark modern artworks, the lecture (and Q&A) provides an opportunity to go deep into an artistic technique that shaped modernity and continues to share our lives..

Morningside Heights Campus Tour 2
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Alma Mater

The Role of Parenting in Emotional Brain Development
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Havemeyer Hall, Rm. 209
Lecturer: Nim Tottenham, PhD is the Chair and Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Director of the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.

Human brain development is very slow, thus maximizing its chances of learning from its environment. Parents are one of the most salient sources of learning cues and have a profound effect on the development of neurobiology involved in emotional development (e.g., amygdala, hippocampus, prefrontal cortex). This talk will describe current research on emotional brain development in the context of the parent as well as discussing influences of early-life stress.

Columbia/Barnard Hillel: Jewish Life Alumni Reception
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life | 606 West 115th Street | Rennert Hall
Jewish life on campus has grown significantly over the years, with a larger and more diverse group of students engaged in meaningful and immersive Jewish experiences. Learn about what Jewish life on campus looks like today from Brian Cohen, Lavine Family Executive Director of Columbia/Barnard Hillel, who will share a few words on "The Changing Landscape of Jewish University Life." The afternoon will continue with a reception for alumni from Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering, and General Studies

Annual Double Discovery Alumni Reception
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Rm. 569
Double Discover Centery (DDC) alumni, friends and former staff are invited to this all-class celebration to reminisce, reconnect and renew their involvement with the DDC.

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^ Additional cost to attend

EVENING EVENTS

Columbia/Barnard Hillel: Shabbat Dinner ^
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
The Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life | 606 W. 115th Street
Every week, hundreds of students come together at the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life for Shabbat dinner. Share in that joyous Shabbat experience by joining fellow alumni from Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering, and General Studies for a festive family-style dinner. Alumni families are welcome too!

Chelsea Piers Party ^
8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Chelsea Piers | Pier Sixty (between W. 19th and W. 20th Sts.)
Enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing with Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies and Barnard College classmates and friends as the sun sets at Pier Sixty, one of Manhattan’s most spectacular waterfront venues!

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^ Additional cost to attend


Saturday, June 1

MORNING SESSION

Dean’s Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium

Reunion Keynote: Mike Massimino SEAS'84
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, Roone Cinema

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AFTERNOON SESSION

Lunch Under the Tents
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
South Lawn

Crisis and Community: The Importance of the Core Curriculum in Times of Turmoil
2:00–3:30 p.m.
Havemeyer Hall, Rm. 309

The Core Curriculum is the heart of the student academic experience at Columbia College. How do these required courses prepare students to grapple with the challenges of an ever-changing world? Larry Jackson, associate dean of academic affairs, director of the Witten Center for the Core Curriculum and lecturer in philosophy will discuss the ways the Core fosters a community of inquiry in which students learn to have difficult conversations.

Alumni of Color Reception
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Lerner Hall, Room 555
Presented by the Asian Columbia Alumni Association, Black Alumni Council and Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University

WKCR Alumni Reception
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
WKCR-FM Station | NW corner of Broadway and 114th Street

Veterans’ Reception
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Center for Veteran Transition and Integration (CVTI) | 205 Kent Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave.


Presented by the School of General Studies

Great Teacher Awards Reception
4:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.
Sponsored by the Society of Columbia Graduates

LGBTQ+ Reception
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lion’s Lounge Tent, Low Plaza Tent

Friends of Bill W. Meeting
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Columbia Alumni Center | 622 W. 13th Street | King’s Conference Room, 1st Fl.

Class of 1994: Ted Talks
5:00 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall | Room

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^ Additional cost to attend

EVENING EVENTS

Starlight Celebration
9:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Low Plaza Tent


Introducing the Lions Lounge

Located on Low Plaza, this new reunion tradition gives alumni with a space in the shade to relax, meet up with friends, grab a snack, play games, and listen to music.

Your reunion registration gets you access to the Lions Lounge all weekend.

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Reunion Registration

Registration for Columbia Reunion 2024 is now open. Join friends and fellow Lions on campus May 30 - June 1.

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