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Brody Berg
General Studies Student Council 2007-08
Vice President of Communications

(646) 573-3735

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of General Studies,

This is the weekly update. If you have any questions or comments let me know, thanks.
GS Lounge Calendar of Events

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The "New Traditions"


1. New University ID Card Distribution
2. Extended Hours in Butler
3. What does "C@LC" do?
4. Are you confused about what to do after graduation?
5. CERC Forestry Seminars: CERC (Center for Environmental Research and Conservation)
6. Young Women and the HPV Vaccine: Myths and Realities
7. Think Globally, Impact Locally: Black Ivy League Entrepreneurs' Event
8. In Defense of Globalization: Globalization Panel with Bhagwati and Gulati
9. Environmental and Sustainable Development Open House on Tuesday, October 23rd
10. Student Workers Outing to Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
11. All Hallows Eve-Halloween Fright Night
12. PAID Arts Internships for Spring 2008
13. Careers in...The Business Behind Fashion
14. Ultimate Showdown: GoCrossCampus Ivy League Championship
15. Want to Perform at Midnight Mania?
16. Volunteers Needed for Children's Halloween Event
17. Isaac Newton's God:Theology and Physics in the late Sevententh Century
18. Finance: You are invited to attend Bloomberg Diversity Event
19. Election Holiday Trip with the Columbia College Democrats
20. Albert Einstein College of Medicine Anual Minority Open House
21. Columbia Literary Society

1. New University ID Card Distribution

Once ID distribution is complete, the old card will no longer be valid
for campus access. New card readers will be installed in many campus
locations, and the old card will no longer be operational at building
entrances or accepted visually as a valid form of ID. Therefore, all
members of the Columbia community must have a new card by Nov. 15, 2007.

Now it's time for the rest of the University to exchange the old ID card
for the new ID card. Over the next month, every student and employee of
the University who does not have a new card will receive one. ***Please
note that distribution methods vary by population, so please look for an
important follow-up email about when and where to get your new ID

To learn more, or to send us a question, please visit the ID Center
website ( With the new card system, most
building access is controlled by Public Safety; to resolve access
issues, please contact them at or 4-8500.

2. Extended Hours at Butler!

In honor of midterms, rooms 301 and 310 at Butler Library are open 24-hours (through Sat. 11/3 at 6pm). Happy studying!!
Extended Hours @ Butler

3. What does "C@LC" do?

COME ONE, COME ALL! Want to know more about C@LC? Come and ask us questions, give us suggestions, or just stop by to say "hi." We'd love to hear from you. C@LC

4. Are you confused about what to do after graduation?

Do you wish you could find out what it really means to work in a particular job?

Do you wish you had access to resources that would help you make the best career decision possible?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Career Compass is for you. Career Compass is a one-day boot camp for Columbia students on Saturday, October 27th designed to help students like you learn more about business careers so that you can make a better, more informed choice about your first job. This choice is likely to be one of the most important decisions you'll ever make in your lifetime, so don't sell yourself short by not exploring every possibility.

For a more information, APPLICATIONS REQUIRED VISIT Center for Career Education site for more info. We are limiting attendance for this event, so please send in applications promptly! For questions, contact or


5. CERC Forestry Seminars: CERC (Center for Environmental Research and Conservation)

See below for a seminar which may be of interest to some of you. You are also all welcome to attend the Tuesday CERC seminars Tuesdays at 4:00 in the Schermerhorn classroom . The remainder of the fall schedule is:

Wednesday October 24, 2007
CERC Speaker Series
Presents: "Urban Ecology - The Continuing Evolution of University and Local Environmental Initiatives”

With Nilda Mesa, Director, Environmental Stewardship, Columbia University
Schermerhorn Extension, 10th Floor, Room 1015

CERC Calendar

Tuesday October 30, 2007
CERC Seminar Series
Presents “Beyond Deforestation: Secondary Forest Dynamics in Northeastern Costa Rica”

with Robin Chazdon, Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Schermerhorn Extension, 10th Floor, Room 1015

CERC Calnedar

6. Young Women and the HPV Vaccine: Myths and Realities

What is HPV? Should you get the vaccine? Why is the issue so provocative? Get your questions answered by Dr. Judy Schwartz, OB/GYN.

Wednesday, October 24th 7 pm
Room 400, in the Kraft Center (606 W. 115th street)

This event is part of the Tzedek Speaker Series. Hillel

Sponsored by Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Well Woman, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

7. Think Globally, Impact Locally: Black Ivy League Entrepreneurs' Event

DATE: October 24, 2007
TIME: 6:30 - 9:30 PM

LOCATION: Bank of America Corporate Offices
9 West 57th Street - Between 6th and 5th Ave
Second Floor - 2M Auditorium
$10 in advance via PayPal
$15 at the door (*cash only*, space permitting)
A Black Ivy League Entrepreneurs' Event
at Bank of America Corporate Offices

Hosted by Petra E. Lewis (Columbia '92 and Columbia SoA '98) &
The NYC CareerNet Team

Please join the Black Ivy Alumni League for networking and
refreshments, followed by an eye-opening talk as the heads of two
emerging African-American manufacturers speak about launching
and running their businesses; extending their reach
in today's global market; ways in which they are leveraging
their businesses to impact their communities at home; and global
manufacturing opportunities for Black entrepreneurs.

8. In Defense of Globalization: Globalization Panel with Bhagwati and Gulati
Celebrating the New Edition of Professor Bhagwati's: In Defense of
Globalization Is American Anxiety Over Globalization Mistaken?
Panel Discussion and Book Launch

Monday October 22nd 2007, 6.30pm-8pm, Lerner Auditorium
Bhagwati & Gulati Event

World renowned experts discuss what everyone is trying to figure out
about globalization: Is poverty enhanced or diminished? Is child
labor increased or reduced? Are women harmed or helped? Is
democracy reinforced or weakened? Are cultures imperiled or
enriched? Are wages and labor standards at stake? How can we make
globalization work better?

-- Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Economics and Law,
Columbia University

-- Lael Brainard, Vice President, Brookings Institution and Former
Deputy National Economic Adviser and Deputy Assistant to the
President for International Economics, Clinton Administration

-- Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Center for Geo-economics Studies and
Washington Post Columnist

Welcome Remarks by Merit Janow, Professor in the Practice of
International Economic Law and International Affairs, School of
International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Member,
World Trade Organization Appellate Body

Moderated by Sunil Gulati, Professor of Economics, Columbia
University and United States Soccer Federation President

9. Environmental and Sustainable Development Open House on Tuesday, October 23rd

Environmental and Sustainable Development Open House on Tuesday, October 23rd. As a reminder, it will be held in the Low Library Rotunda at Columbia University from 4:00-7:00pm. For more information on which programs will be represented at the event, please visit

10. Student Workers Outing to Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
Because Work Isn't a Walk in the Park, But It Doesn't Mean You Can't!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Facebook: Student Workers Outing to Fort Tyron Park

Meet at 116th St. and Broadway at 10:00am. We will then take the Bus or Subway to Fort Tryon Park. From 11:00am to 12:00pm I will be giving a tour of the major works of the Cloisters Museum, a beautiful building with original medieval art and pieces of medieval architecture. Don't forget your CUIDs for FREE museum entrance! We will be having a picnic lunch and free time in the park. Please bring some food and supplies to the park, and we will store it until we eat. The event officially ends at 1:00pm, but I will leading an optional hike through the park from 1:00pm to 1:45pm. before we head home. Hope to see you all there!
11. All Hallows Eve-Halloween Fright Night
Bring your Best Costume for a Prize!

Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 9:00pm-1am
Sounds Lounge 3155 Broadway (b/t LaSalle and Tiemann - 123rd and 124th)
Facebook: All Hallows Eve-Halloween Friday Night

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! It is a time when people can dress up and explore their imagination. Whether you are a Goth Vampire or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Halloween allows people's creativity to take over their everyday appearance!
Admission to this evening of imagination and creativity is $15, which includes some goodies (food, beverages, and entry into the contest) as well as a good time! (Please ensure that you have 2 IDs with you.)
Please come and celebrate with the School of General Studies as we don our costumes and compete for prizes!

12. PAID Arts Internships for Spring 2008
Columbia Arts Experience : Get Your Foot in the Front Door to New York's Art's Community

Big business in New York isn't limited to the financial district. In 2005 alone, the Arts in New York generated $21.2 billion in revenue for the city.* Be a part of it!

Columbia's Center for Career Education (CCE) is pleased to announce the development of the Columbia Arts Experience, a new program in Spring 2008, in partnership with Columbia University's Art's Initiative. This program will provide up to eight students with a New York- based internship in the arts. In its pilot year, the program will be open to students enrolled in undergraduate schools at Columbia – Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of General Studies. Students in their second, third and senior years of study are eligible to apply. Internships will be available for each of the following sectors:

* Arts Administration
* Architecture
* Dance
* Film
* Music
* New media
* Theatre
* TV
* Writing/Media/Publishing

Each student participating in the program will work at their host organization site for ten hours a week for ten weeks, and keep a journal of their experience. Benefits to the program include:

* Exclusive arts related programming for program participants, including conversations with industry experts.
* A stipend for your work.

The program will run from early February to late April; the deadline to apply for consideration is Monday, November 26.

Interested in learning more?

Attend our information session:
Tuesday, October 23, 6-7pm

Center for Career Education - East Campus, Lower Level

13. Careers in...The Business Behind Fashion

October 22, 2007 from 6:00pm EDT to 7:30pm EDT

Center for Career Education - East Campus, Lower Level

A panel of professionals in different business functions within the fashion industry. Panelists include representatives from Macy's, Coach, Prada, Lord & Taylor, and J. Crew. Their experiences range from merchandising, to marketing, to production and sourcing. Students from all backgrounds welcome to attend.

Register online at

For further information regarding this event, please contact Laurie Davis by sending email to or by calling (212)854-5484.

14. GoCrossCampus Ivy League Championship
Are you ready for the ultimate showdown?

GoCrossCampus Ivy League Championship
(, set to launch on Monday, October
22. The GXC Ivy League Championship pits all eight Ivies against
each other (with Columbia working together as one big team) in an
epic battle across New England. GoCrossCampus is a completely
ad-free environment and costs absolutely nothing to play.

So what is GXC?
Take a world domination game, multiply it by over 50,000 players,
add online social interactivity, and set the whole thing on a big
map of New England. Plus, it's all online! You control your own
legion of armies, coordinate the gameplan, and play as a team with
the rest of your school to take over territories and edge out your
rival Ivies. Each day comprises a single turn, so the game is set
to last for several weeks -- an epic online competition never
before seen!

Columbia can talk strategy via a built-in chat interface, get
real-time stats on how the game is progressing, and even get
declared commander of your whole school! You'll build alliances
with the other Ivies to expand your empire, and then break them
when the time is right to defend your strongholds. After the dust
settles and the game is over, only one school will stand as
reigning champion. The other seven? Vanquished!

Check it out online at

15. Want to Perform at Midnight Mania?

Want to perform at Midnight Mania in front of 1200+ people?! Please
have your performance group prepare the 5 minute performance piece
they would like to showcase at Midnight Mania and incorporate the
70's Style theme. Auditions are on November 1 between 7 and 8:30
pm. Please email Lindsey at for an audition
slot or for more information.

16. Volunteers Needed for Children's Halloween Event

Help out your community AND have a great time! Help put on a
Halloween party complete with candy, cupcakes, costumes and a
haunted house for under-privileged children! Volunteer with CCSC at
the Broadway Church's Community Lunch program. The event is Friday,
October 26 between 2 and 6 pm, multiple time slots availble. This
is a really fun event, please email Diana at
for more information or to volunteer.

17. Isaac Newton's God:Theology and Physics in the late Seventeenth Century
Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society Fall 2007 Seminar Series: A joint effort from Fu, SIPA, Grad School of Arts & Sciences, and School of Public Health at Columbia

Thursday Oct 25, 4:10pm
520 S W Mudd Building
Speaker: Andrew Janiack, Duke University

As much as any figure in the seventeenth century, Isaac Newton argued that theological and philosophical disputes should not be hamper investigations in the physical sciences. And yet he insisted equally that the study of the divine represents a crucial component of "natural philosophy". Newton's unpublished manuscripts and correspondence reveal a surprising unity to his thought that has been previously unappreciated.

For info please email

18. Finance: You are invited to attend Bloomberg Diversity Event

To view Evite, click below:

Friday, November 2nd
3:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
731 Lexington Avenue

Bloomberg is hosting an event at our New York Headquarters on November 2nd,
and we would like to invite individuals from diverse backgrounds to learn more about the Entry-Level Financial Sales program. The informational event will be held in our offices from 3:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. We will have speakers from Bloomberg and participants will have the opportunity to meet current employees, recruiters and tour the office. Below is a detailed description of the company and the position. Learn more on

RSVP by October 29 to Adam Teckie

The Company
Bloomberg is the leading global provider of data, news and analytics. The BLOOMBERG TERMINAL and Bloomberg's media services provide real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communications tools in a
single, integrated package to corporations, news organizations, financial and
legal professionals and individuals around the world.

The Role
Your career will begin in the Global Customer Support Department, where you will gain comprehensive introduction to our business, our clients, as well as training on the global financial markets. From there, you'll move to Analytics where you will develop a deeper understanding of our products and analytical tools while assisting our clients with their use of the Bloomberg Professional Service. By interacting with and educating our clients every day, you will develop the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in Sales where you will be responsible for selling and supporting Bloomberg solutions to
both potential and existing clients.

19. Election Holiday Trip with the Columbia College Democrats

Join the Columbia College Democrats for their annual campaign trip during Election Holiday (November 2 through 6)! This year, we're making the epic trek to Lexington, Kentucky where we'll be campaigning for Steve Beshear and turning Kentucky blue! This promises to be one of the highlights of the year - Email if you don't want to miss the fun or if you have more questions. There is an info session is this coming Wednesday 10/24 at 9:00 in Hamilton 517.

20. Albert Einstein College of Medicine Annual Minority Open House

The Office of Diversity Enhancement at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is holding its Annual Minority Open House November 11, 2007.

The Annual Minority Student Open House at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University on Sunday, November 11, 2007 will give students and an opportunity to visit the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and meet some of the minority students who attend the college. Presentations will be made on the medical school admission process, financing a medical education and the summer biomedical research program for minority students. Tours will be conducted of the campus. If you would like to attend please go to the postbac office for the registration form. The registration form will need to be returned to the postbac office no later than Friday October 26. They will submit all forms at the same time, as requested by the Assistant Dean of Diversity Enhancement at Einstein.

21. Columbia Literary Society

Join GS alumni at the Columbia Literary Society Book Club! Next meeting is Sunday Nov 18th from 4-6pm. Refreshments served, free for current GS students, $5 for all others. Next meeting will be on Sunday Nov 18th on The Cherry Orchard (play) by Anton Chekhov. Location: 6th floor Lewisohn

For more info email Melissa Bell Columbia Literary Society or 917-940-9811
Sponsored by the GS Alumni Association and Columbia Alumni Association