Announcements

2022 General Meeting for Seminar Chairs

TUESDAY, 10.25.2022, 4-6 pm | ZOOM Announcing The University Seminars 2022 General Meeting. This is a once-yearly gathering of all University Seminar chairs. The Executive Committee requests the attendance of at least one representative from each seminar. If a seminar’s chairs are unavailable to attend, they may designate a member or associate member to serve […]

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Calling All Chairs!

The University Seminars central office will hold a town hall on August 31 at 1:00 pm to make important announcements about the fall and to answer your seminar-related questions. Some topics to be discussed are: Covid procedures for the fall Travel Accommodations Changes in the office Meetings and dinners in the Faculty House No RSVP […]

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2022 Annual Dinner

Due to increasing concerns about attending a large gathering with food while Covid-19 variants are rapidly spreading, we have regretfully decided to once again postpone our 76th Annual Dinner. We have rescheduled for November 16, 2022.  2022 Tannenbaum Lecture Hecuba’s Howl: Poetry as Feminist Lament  This talk includes a reading from my newly published poetry collection, […]

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Call for Nominations | The University Seminars Director

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on April 15, 2022 Persons who are interested in this position are welcome to self-nominate. Criteria and Eligibility: The Director of The University Seminars is a half-time academic administrative appointee. The director serves for twelve months of each year, including summer months, with reasonable time off.  If the director […]

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Covid-19 Guidelines for Spring 2022

The University Seminars office received approval for seminars to meet in person. Our office is working with the Faculty House to accommodate everyone beginning on March 21, 2022. If you would like to meet before then, or if you would rather remain online for the remainder of the year, let us know! Please read the […]

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Dear Chairs, The University Seminars has taken into consideration all available information from the university to determine that the Fall 2021 semester will be virtual for all University Seminars. The fall will be a transition period to integrate the technology and resources necessary for an, expected, fully in-person, and hybrid-capable spring semester. There are several […]

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Special Session to discuss by-laws

TUESDAY, 3.23, 4-6p. Registration required. Announcing a meeting of the General Committee. This is a special session for all University Seminar chairs to review the revised by-laws. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 meeting will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, March 23rd from 4-6 pm. Chairs must register to receive a meeting link. […]

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Call for Proposals

The University Seminars seeks proposals for our pilot program: The University Seminars Workshops, to begin Fall 2021. Deadline for proposals is April 30th and the Proposal Committee will notify submitters by June 15th. Workshops will be formed around the in-depth study of an intellectual problem or task for a set period of time (one to […]

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2020 General Meeting for Seminar Chairs

TUESDAY, 10.27, 4-6p. Registration required. Announcing The University Seminars 2020 General Meeting. This is a once-yearly meeting for all University Seminar chairs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 meeting will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, October 27th from 4-6 pm. Chairs must register to receive a meeting link. We ask for at least […]

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All Spring 2020 Events and Meetings Canceled

The COVID-19 is now categorized as a pandemic by the CDC. Columbia’s classes will be held virtually for the remainder of the semester and all non-essential gatherings are restricted. In line with these measures, The University Seminars has decided to cancel all in-person seminars and conferences for the remainder of the semester. Our Annual Dinner, […]

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All Spring 2020 University Seminars Canceled

Dear Chairs and Rapporteurs, We are writing to inform you of The University Seminars office response to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. To date, the United States has not started widespread testing, so it is extremely difficult to assess the risk.  From data on the approximately 100,000 confirmed cases so far, in the US and […]

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