Commencement is May 17. See honorary degree recipients, CAA Alumni Medalists, and other honorees here. Below, some Commencement Picks.
With Commencement and the calming of University calendars, we’re taking a bit of a summer break. Remember to wear sunscreen and to keep picking your own Columbia events using the University events calendar and our Jerry’s Picks DIY Sources.
June 2 – August 20
Wallach Art Gallery
Inaugurating the first summer exhibition of the Wallach Art Gallery at its new home in the Lenfest Center for the Arts, Uptown presents a survey of contemporary artists who live and work in Harlem, El Barrio, Washington Heights, and all areas in between. Curated by Deborah Cullen, director and chief curator. 615 West 129th Street in Manhattanville.
CLASS DAY PICKS
Events with announced speakers listed below
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Speaker: Sheena Wright ’90CC ’94LAW, CEO and president of United Way of New York City. Tickets required. More information here. Morningside Campus, South Lawn.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Speaker: Kenneth A. Forde, Jose M. Ferrer Professor of Surgery Emeritus Columbia University and College of Physicians and Surgeons trustee. RSVP required. More information here. The New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue at West 168th Street.
Speaker: Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme. Tickets required. More information here. 216 Fort Washington Avenue at West 168th Street, New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Speaker: University Professor Wafaa El-Sadr, Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health. No tickets required. More information here. The Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue at West 168th Street.
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Human Slavery and Trafficking in Conflict Zone
A discussion with Lucy Usoyan, president of the Ezidi Relief Fund; Thomas Wheeler, senior policy advisor of development and human rights at the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations; James Cockayne, head of office at the United Nations University; and facilitated by David L. Phillips, director of program on peace-building and rights. International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th Street, Room 1302. (Global)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CUMC | Health Science Library | National Library of Science | Knowledge Center
African Americans in Civil War Medicine
Many histories have been written about medical care during the Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers has often been overlooked. A lecture by the distinguished historian and professor Margaret Humphreys. 701 W. 168 Street, Hammer Health Sciences Center, Knowledge Center, Lobby level.
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Data Science Institute
How the New Availability of Urban and Industrial Data are Impacting Our World from Public Safety to Jet Engines
A Data Science Institute-Industry-Innovation Seminar with Peter Marx, vice president of advanced projects and GE digital adjunct professor at USC. Marx will discuss how newly available data from cities and industry, from sensing and activities, and from transactions and services are driving change across our world. Schapiro Hall, Costa Engineering Commons, Room 750. (Data and Society)
For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events.