The Road Ahead for Columbia College: A Conversation with Dean Valentini
Join Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education James J. Valentini, in conversation with author, journalist and Columbia University Trustee Claire Shipman CC’86, SIPA’94.
Faculty Lecture | The Human Experience
Led by Bruno Bosteels, Professor and Chair in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, this lecture connects the Core’s enduring themes to the unprecedented events of 2020-21 by exploring how resilience emerges post-chaos and how values of society may be criticized and reset due to the vulnerabilities and limitations revealed in the crisis.
Columbia Alumni Singers Performance
The annual Reunion Weekend concert by Columbia Alumni Singers (CAS)
Today's Columbia College Student Experience
Hear from current students about today’s Columbia undergraduate experience, and how they tackled academics, built community and overcame the challenges of this anomalous year.
Alumni-Featured Lecture | The Future of the Entertainment Industry
Join industry superstars Tom Kitt CC’96, Brandon Victor Dixon CC’03 and Jeanine Tesori BC’83 for a discussion on how the life-altering events of the past year — from the pandemic, to the Black Lives Matter movement, to the election and beyond — have impacted Broadway, film, television and music, while also inspiring new fountains of creativity.
AlumniTALK: A Long Time Coming: Toni Morrison, The Core and The Evolution of Black Studies
This special AlumniTALK event features a dynamic conversation between two trailblazing members of the Columbia community: Columbia University Trustee Wanda Holland Greene CC’89, TC’ 91, TC'21, a renowned educator, and Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin, the inaugural chair of Columbia’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies.
Alumni Panel | Covid-19: A Look Back and the Path Forward
Gain insight into continued Covid relief efforts, the clinical trial work involved in finding a treatment, and what a post-pandemic future might look like.
"The Trial of the Chicago 7" Talk Back
Mark L. Levine CC’66, JN'79, co-editor of The Trial of the Chicago 7: The Official Transcript, in conversation with Mila Atmos CC’96, SIPA’05, will share his insider take on editing the trial’s transcript and bringing it to the big screen in The Trial of the Chicago 7, directed by Aaron Sorkin.
Empowering Ergonomics with Columbia Ergonomist Kevin Myers
Embracing home and work in the same space does not have to be a headache. This work-from-home wellness session takes a holistic approach to help you integrate healthy habits and balance. Get practical tips, and learn about movement strategies and lifestyle habits to work efficiently and feel refreshed.
Columbia College Women Panel | What’s Your “Street Race”?
Hear from a panel of accomplished academics and educators as they examine inequality through the lens of “street race” — how other Americans perceive a person’s race when they are walking down the street.
Faculty Lecture | Columbia Architecture with Prof. Barry Bergdoll CC’77, GSAS’86
Have you ever wondered about the intricacies and history of the architecture on Columbia’s campus? Join Barry Bergdoll CC’77, GSAS’86, the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, for an informative discussion on — and celebration of — the architectural elements of the Morningside Heights campus.
Young Alumni Panel | Rising to the Challenges of Covid-19
Hear from panelists who have faced the pandemic head-on in their various industries, from healthcare, to food and beverage, to real estate, to the performing arts. They’ll discuss the initiatives they’ve been working on in order to meet the unique challenges of the pandemic.
Faculty Lecture | The Core Curriculum in the Time of Covid-19
Larry Jackson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Core Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs and a professor of Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization, and Lofton Holder CC’86, co-founder and managing partner at Pine Street Alternative Asset Management and a Board Member for EGF Accelerator, speak about how the Core is responding to the pandemic and to the nation’s racial reckoning, the experience of returning to Core texts and the enduring lessons these works can offer us in turbulent times.
Alumni of Color Reception
Hear from Dean Valentini, Dean Rosen-Metsch, Dean Boyce and Dean Grinage, who will speak on the University's efforts to fight racial discrimination.
All-Class Wine Tasting
The annual Columbia Reunion wine tasting with a virtual spin! Sommelier Ken Catandella will lead a short program on the art of tasting wine, then participate in an interactive tasting in small-group breakout rooms with our network of Columbia winemakers.
Closing Reception: An Evening of Art and Music
Join Art Hum faculty member Alex Weintraub for a virtual "art tour" discussing several Modern European Art Hum pieces. Then enjoy a live jazz performance by some of Columbia’s talented student musicians.
Class of 1961 | Lifting the Veil: Three Classmates Who Helped Columbia
Hear from former Columbia College Dean Robert Pollack CC’61, former Columbia College Alumni Association President Martin Kaplan CC’61 and current Columbia University Trustee the Hon. José Cabranes CC’61 as they share their behind-the-scenes stories about working for and with the College and the University.
Class of 1961 | Whiskey Tasting
James Ammeen, CC'61 and Chairman of Clyde May's Whiskey has organized an exclusive whiskey presentation and tasting for his class. His whiskey expert LC will talk about bourbon and whiskey, the elements each features, explore the history, explanation of different cocktails made from each.
Class of 1966 | The Arts Scene Before, During and After the Pandemic
Randy Bourscheidt CC’66, Archive of New York City Cultural Policy Director at the New York Public Library, will lead a discussion about theater, art and performance in light of Covid-19.
Class of 1966 | Science for Poets: The Brain and the Planet
Join Dr. Dan Gardner CC’66, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. Kai Lee CC’66, Program Officer at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, to hear about new and crucial findings in two essential fields of science.
Class of 1966 | Reflections on Combat in Vietnam
Calvin Johnson CC’66 will reflect on his time as an enlisted man in Infantry Reconnaissance in Mekong Delta, 1967-68, which suffered a greater than 50% fatality rate.
Class of 1971 | The Death of Stalin: March 1953 and Its Consequences
Calling all history buffs, history majors and armchair time travelers. Join classmates for an expert panel discussion about the historical significance and aftermath of the death of Joseph Stalin.
Class of 1971 | Artist’s Studio: Bronze Casting Sculpture with Greg Wyatt CC’71
Join Scholar's Lion sculptor Greg Wyatt CC’71 for an engaging multimedia presentation that takes an in-depth look at the bronze casting studio process and craftsmanship.
Class of 1971 | Faculty Lecture: Biden's China Policy
There are many reasons why China’s citizens might resist the Chinese government regime, from the initial mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis to the intense limitations on personal freedom. Yet public support appears to be strong. Why is that? And what might cause it to change?
Class of 1976 | Reflections on What Endured from our Columbia Education
Former assistant dean of the College and former dean of students Roger Lehecka CC’67, GSAS’74 will offer his unique insights on how the College and the University have evolved since your time on campus.
Class of 1981 | A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Look back at your time on campus and reflect on Columbia and Barnard then and now. Reminisce with CC and BC classmates about your favorite neighborhood restaurants, bars, businesses and campus spots, then fast forward to today for a discussion on how the neighborhood has changed, including the University’s expanding footprint.
Class of 1986 | From the Core to the Bench with Judge Victor A. Bolden CC’86
Through a discussion with college classmate Perry van der Meer CC'86, Judge Bolden will reminisce about life at Columbia in the early to the mid-1980s; discuss his career, including his time at the NAACP and the ACLU; and reflect on the continued impact Columbia has on his life and career on the bench.
Class of 1991 | Moving the Needle on Climate: Empowering Leadership and Action
A panel of environmental experts from various disciplines will discuss how people can play a greater role in collective climate action and achieve more equitable climate leadership and outcomes.
Class of 1991 | Screening of "East LA Interchange" and Director Talkback
Join award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Betsy Kalin CC’91 for a screening of her 2015 documentary film East LA Interchange.
Spotlight on the Class of 2011: Live Music Showcase
Enjoy live musical performances by Neil Pearlman CC’11, Sam Reider CC’11 and Eric Silberger CC’11.
Spotlight on the Class of 2011: Entrepreneurs Panel
Hear from a panel of accomplished CC’11 entrepreneurs as they discuss their unique ventures and reflect on what it takes to build a business from the ground up.