Monthly Archives: May 2018

Cap and Gown Time! Jerry’s and Carolina’s Picks May 10 – 19

It’s cap and gown time! Commencement is May 16 and class days are held May 12 17. Speakers include Jelani Cobb (Teachers College), US Senator Ron Wyden (Business), Author Joyce Carol Oates (Arts), and Ira Glass (Journalism). See more on school ceremonies here. Learn about honorary degree recipients, CAA Alumni Medalists, and other honorees here.

As University calendars wind down, we will also take a break from picking. Enjoy this last list of the season and have a happy spring / early summer! Feel free to pick your own Columbia events using the University events calendar.


May 7: What Can Neuroscience Contribute to Economics?
May 9: CAA Lunch and Learn: Public Health
May 10: Conversation with Award-Winning Author Isabel Wilkerson AND Alexander Hamilton: The Founding Father for the Rest of Us


June 1
6 8 p.m.
Wallach Art Gallery
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago
The opening reception for Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago. Curated by Tatiana Flores, associate professor of art history and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University. The exhibition shows the artistic production of the Caribbean islands and their diasporas, challenging the conventional geographic and conceptual boundaries of Latin America. Lenfest Center for the Arts, Wallach Art Gallery. (Arts and Ideas)


May 10 – 14
School of the Arts
Columbia University Film Festival 2018
A week-long program of screenings, screenplay, and teleplay readings by SoA students. Free Encore screenings at the Lenfest Center for the Arts from May 1214. See festival program details here. (Arts and Ideas)

May 12
5 8:30 p.m.
Barnard College | Summer on the Hudson
Make Some Noise 2018: A Celebration of Women and Music
Performances by student and alumni musicians from New York City colleges and universities. Bring a blanket or borrow a chair and hear from up-and-coming women artists reinventing pop, jazz, funk, and much more. Participate using the hashtag #MakeSomeNoise. Rain date is Sunday, May 13. Crabapple Grove, Riverside Park. (Arts and Ideas)

May 16
7 p.m.
School or Professional Studies | Morningside Retirement | Health Services
Columbia University on Morningside Heights – The Early Years in Postcard Views
Michael V Susi, assistant vice president for academic affairs and local historian, will lead a tour of Morningside Heights using vintage postcards he began collecting more than 20 years ago. Morningside Retirement and Health Services, 100 LaSalle Street, Room #MC.

May 19
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Zuckerman Institute
Saturday Science: Super Saturday STEM Expo
Designed for New York City youth and their families, the event features hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities and demonstrations. See program details here. The Harlem Armory, 40 W 143rd St, New York, NY. (Future of Neuroscience)

For RSVP, ticket availability, and other details, follow the links. We always appreciate hearing from you about future events. View on the Picks blog here.