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Columbia250 Calendar: Save the Dates!
This calendar highlights upcoming Columbia250 and College events.
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go to www.college.columbia.edu/alumni/events/
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NEW! Columbia’s Chinese Connection
Friday–Saturday, September 10–11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Low Memorial Library
No American university has had a deeper and more extensive exchange
of students, scholarship and ideas with China than has Columbia.
Join us for a two-day conference featuring a comprehensive look
at Columbia University’s impact on China during the past 100
years and the role of Chinese students and Chinese scholarship at
NEW! The Louis Zukofsky [’24] Centennial Conference
at Columbia and Barnard
Friday, September 17, 2–10 p.m.; Saturday,
September 18, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday, September 19, 10 a.m.–6
302 Philosophy Hall
This conference will bring together an international group of
scholars, poets and students to celebrate Zukofsky and his poetry.
Co-sponsored by Michael Golston, assistant professor of English,
and Serge Gavronsky, professor of French at Barnard, the Centennial
Conference will be the largest scholarly conference devoted solely
to Zukofsky’s work and life. Free and open to the public,
but registration is required. [Editor’s note: Please
see July, page 30, for more
C250 Community Festival
Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Columbia University celebrates with its neighbors at this grand
outdoor event and jazz festival featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eddie
Palmieri, Taj Mahal and McCoy Tyner. The day will be filled with
family-fun and informative activities, stretching across West 116th
Street from Barnard’s campus west of Broadway, across Columbia’s
Morningside campus and into Morningside Park. Free and open to the
NEW! The Inaugural Bettman Lecture: The Legacy of Meyer
Monday, September 27, 6–9 p.m.
501 Schermerhorn Hall
In the coming academic year, the art history and archaeology
department will launch the Bettman Lectures, an endowed program
of public lectures to bring leading thinkers in the field of art
history to the University, with the theme “the Legacy of Meyer
Schapiro ’24, ’35 GSAS, in honor of the centennial of
his birth.” This opening program will focus on Schapiro, while
the series will track his intellectual legacy in current research.
Free and open to the public.
NEW! C250 Symposium: “Re: NEW Frontiers in Creativity”
Thursday, September 30, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
What is the new in art, and why does it matter? New sounds,
new media, new poetics, new forms of storytelling and new models
of seeing and hearing are emerging in startling ways. Columbia faculty,
students and alumni artists and critics present an evening of improvised
works in music and dance, computer installations and discussion
about the intersection of new music and technology, radical conceptions
of virtuosity and the process of creation. The program features
performances and installations that will transform Low Rotunda,
a dance on the famous steps of Low Plaza, robotic sculptures, a
cyber troubadour, a trombone-computer improvisation and attempts
to grasp what it all means. Free and open to the public, but registration
and tickets are required.
C250 Symposium: “The 21st-Century City and Its Values:
Urbanism, Toleration, Equality”
Friday, October 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
New cities, and new kinds of cities, are emerging in the 21st
century, many at a rate so precipitous that existing ideas of the
city may soon be largely irrelevant. Along the Asia Pacific Rim,
in particular, explosive urbanization has produced a distinctive
environment marked by enormous size, extreme density, vast scale
and extremely rapid rates of expansion. What models can describe
the world’s emerging cities? How can new urban centers promote
the coexistence of multiple cultures and religions? How does a city’s
organization — its spaces, political and economic systems,
normative expectations and patterns of social relationships —
further or hinder equality? Professors Ira Katznelson ’66
(political science and history) and Hilary Ballon (art history and
archaeology) bring together architects and planners, legal experts,
social scientists and others. Free and open to the public, but registration
and tickets are required.
NEW! Roar! — Lions Football Pep Rally
Friday, October 1, 1–3 p.m.
Strike up the band(s) and show your Lion pride. Salute Coach Bob
Shoop’s troops at a pep rally featuring performances by the
Columbia University Dance Team, the Columbia University Marching
Band and many other student performers.
NEW! Howl! – A Poetry Gathering in Honor of Columbia’s
Friday, October 1, 8–10 p.m.
The West End, 2909 Broadway
Students, alumni and faculty are invited to gather for a reading
at Jack Kerouac ’44’s and Allen Ginsberg ’48’s
old haunt, steps from Columbia’s gates, including original
work by student and alumni poets and a recitation of Howl. Registration
and tickets are required.
Homecoming Versus Princeton
Saturday, October 2, tent opens: 10:30 a.m., pre-game festivities:
Wien Stadium at Baker Field
(free shuttle bus from campus)
Don’t miss the biggest game of the year as the Lions look
to beat the Tigers to vindicate Alexander Hamilton. General admission
game tickets ($15/adult, $7/children under 12) and separate gourmet
barbecue tickets ($15/adult, $7/children under 12) are available
online: www.c250.columbia.edu/closing. A children’s midway-style
carnival will keep the little ones happy, while adults can mingle
with alumni from all schools as well as with faculty and students.
Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner
Thursday, November 18, 6:30–10:30 p.m.
Low Library Rotunda, Faculty Room
Join the College in honoring Robert K. Kraft ’63 at this