Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | Columbia University
  Message from Dean Carlos J. Alonso:
Expanded Support for Student-Parents
Recognizing the simultaneous personal and educational pursuits of our students, GSAS is committed to supporting those who are or will become parents while enrolled in Arts & Sciences Ph.D. programs. We are pleased to announce an expansion of family-friendly initiatives and resources beginning in the fall 2015 semester:
  • A twelve-week period of Accommodation for Parental Responsibilities for students who give birth, adopt, or become legal guardians or foster parents, as well as students whose spouse or partner gives birth.
  • An optional semester of unpaid accommodation, in addition to the 12 weeks of paid accommodation.
  • A $2,000 child-care subsidy per academic year for each child who is under the age of five and not yet attending kindergarten.
  • An Adoption Assistance Program that will provide a reimbursement of up to $5,000 to help with adoption costs.
  • A new campus lactation room located in Butler Library.
The generosity of GSAS alumni helps support resources such as these for students across all Arts & Sciences departments. To learn more about our family-friendly policies, click here.
  News from 109Low  
  Sent to GSAS students, faculty, and subscribers, 109Low is a twice-monthly email newsletter containing items of interest in academia and graduate education, as well as titles of dissertations defended and proposals filed. Browse the most recent issue for stories about motherhood and higher education, the future of the academic library, a mission to Mercury, and more.
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  GSAS Recent Alumni Reception  
  On June 11, Dean Carlos J. Alonso and the GSAS Alumni Association celebrated the new graduates of 2015. Recent alumni welcomed the new class into the GSAS alumni community and shared a toast in recognition of their achievement. The reception was held at Upper Story in midtown Manhattan.
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  Digital Dante  
  Professor Teodolinda Barolini of the Italian Department and her students have launched an online immersive experience of Dante's greatest works, including The Divine Comedy and Vita Nuova. This multimedia project aims to make Dante accessible for a new generation. Read more about this innovative work here, and explore Digital Dante at  
  Boston: Summer Pub Night  
  Tuesday, July 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
113 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA
The Columbia Alumni Association of Boston invites alumni from all schools to its Summer Pub Night. Clery's in the Back Bay will serve as the venue for this event.
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  New York: Summer Rooftop Series  
  Wednesday, July 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
330 West 40th Street, New York, NY
The Summer Rooftop series invites recent Columbia graduates to enjoy cocktails and conversation at rooftop venues in New York. Tickets include an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. $40 per person.
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  Get Involved  
  Share your experiences with GSAS students and fellow alumni by becoming a mentor, program speaker, or mock interviewer. Contact (212) 851-2177 or for details.  
Office of Alumni Relations
and Development
Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
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