Bringing Columbia to You

Join CAA Arts Access on May 12 to see Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girlsa “landmark of American theater” (The New York Times) that blazed a trail for generations to come. Then, on May 13,  catch a virtual talkback of the Broadway show, with producer Ron Simons '82CC, '89BUS, Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin, and artist Stacey Sargeant.

On May 18, Commencement will be in-person for the first time in two years, but the event will also be live-streamed so friends and family all over the world can take part.

Read on for more opportunities to network, learn, and connect virtually with Columbians and check this page frequently for new content.

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Content Archive

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From keynotes that left us inspired, compelling panels on timely global events, and webinars covering useful career strategies, countless Columbians have shared their valuable thought leadership with alumni over the years. Take a look at a few highlights below and visit the CAA YouTube page and Columbia University YouTube page for more content.

[email protected] from the School of Professional Studies draw speakers from among the  University's thousands of diverse thought leaders and researchers. Through brief, engaging multimedia presentations, these experts show how the idea that matters most to them can resonate with us all. Check out these talks on YouTube or SoundCloud.

Watch a CAA Arts Access virtual talkback with music director Mark G. Meadows and actor Phillip Attmore from the Signature Theatre's production of 'After Midnight', hosted by CAA Arts Access Co-Chair, Daniel Mitura '09CC.

Online Book Club and Bookshelf

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Thousands of alumni have engaged in dozens of lively, thought-provoking discussions on a variety of compelling, award-winning books in the online Alumni Book Club.

Increased time at home is a great opportunity to see what your fellow Columbians are writing about. Check out just a sampling of alumni and faculty-authored books, like The General's Cook by Ramin Ganeshram '01JRN and She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, co-authored by Jodi Kantor '96CC.

For additional reading opportunities, browse the complete Alumni Bookshelf and find hundreds of books written by fellow alumni on a variety of subjects.

Lifelong Learning

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Columbia faculty have launched a free website with 70 courses to help K-12 students explore new ideas and structure their day during uncertain times.

Alumni also get exclusive access to courses, podcasts, seminars, and other online learning opportunities. 

Browse even more course offerings listed on the CAA website and on ClassCentral.

Even after graduation, you can still learn through Columbia's Libraries, which offer alumni access to online databases and digital collections and exhibitions.

Wellness & Leisure

The Latest on COVID-19 from Columbia

  • Columbia Mailman School’s top experts in virology, emerging infectious diseases, epidemiology, and the global response to pandemics answer questions about Omicron 

  • Columbia Mailman ProfessorJeffrey Shaman on Where the Pandemic Might Take Us in 2022

  • The Lens as Witness: Photojournalism in the Times of COVID-19 with Danish Siddiqui and Nina Berman (Video)

  • Using the power of music, a series of rap videos by Hip Hop Public Health, a community outreach organization founded by Columbia neurologist Dr. Olajide Williams '01VPS, '04PH, aims to increase COVID-19 vaccine coverage in communities of color

  • A series of CUIMC forums seek to answer questions on whether the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or thinking about becoming pregnant.

  • Documenting the Pandemic: Through videos, oral histories, personal narratives, surveys, and online platforms, Columbia is recording the stories and experiences of members of the Columbia community and beyond during the pandemic