June 18, 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

Events At-a-Glance

  • Fireside Chat with Columbia Professor Jennifer Lee (CC '90), June 6
  • Columbia Alumni Film Night, June 20
  • Defy Business Pitch Competition & Graduation!, June 25
  • East Bay Columbia University Alumni Happy Hour, June 26
  • Business Coaching Day! July 10
  • 2019 Columbia University Summer Intern Picnic, July 13
  • Columbia, Cornell & Harvard Mixer at the Modernist (SF), July 31
  • San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland Book Clubs

Club Announcements

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Upcoming Club Events

Fireside Chat with Columbia Professor Jennifer Lee (CC '90)

Date: Thursday, June 6

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Columbia School of Professional Studies, 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA

Cost: Free

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"Why Asian Americans Succeed and Where They "Fail": A Fireside Chat with Columbia University Professor of Sociology Jennifer Lee"

Join us on Thursday, June 6, 2019 for a special evening with award-winning author and distinguished Professor of Sociology Jennifer Lee for a discussion of why Asian Americans are succeeding and where they are “failing”. The Columbia School of Professional Studies is graciously sponsoring this event at their new facilities at 3 Embarcadero Center, SF, CA from 6-8:30 p.m. Professor Lee is strong advocate for, and a valued member of, our Columbia alumni community (CC'90) and you can learn more about her groundbreaking work here: https://sociology.columbia.edu/content/jennifer-lee"

Columbia University Alumni Film Night 2019

Date: Thursday, June 20

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Delancey Theater, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $45-$60

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"Columbia University Alumni Film Night is back June 20, 2019! This year our host Columbia University Film Professor Jack Lechner (https://arts.columbia.edu/profiles/jack-lechner) will be joining us again at the Delancey Theatre to present the following award-winning films by Columbia students:

  • Last Call (16m) Writer/Director: Sandra Mitrovic: After spending her entire adult life working at Belgrade's Information Center, Milena has a personal reckoning on her last day of work.
  • I Remember It Rained (12m) Writer/Director: Connor Simpson: An experiential descent into chaos following a wayward teenager's search for catharsis at a rural house party.
  • Greenhouse (25m) Writer/Director: Xixi Wang: Eager to inherit the house his grandfather left behind, Xiaojun has to face relatives he hasn't seen since his father's death, many years earlier.
  • Mizaru (17m) Writer/Director: Sudarshan Suresh: In a suburb of Mumbai, India, a young couple tries to get some private time in a public park, when they're paid a visit by the moral police.
  • The Man on the Mortuary Table (15m) Writer/Director: Omar Kakar: A lonely embalmer discovers a renewed sense of life when he finds his dead doppelganger on his mortuary table.
  • Darling (16m) Writer/Director: Saim Sadiq: As a new show is introduced at an erotic dance theatre in Lahore, a sacrificial goat goes missing, a dreamy trans girl desperately tries to become a star, and a naive young boy falls in love.

Professor Lechner will be sharing behind-the-scenes stories about each film and his "reviews." Q&A to follow. Get your tickets now as this event sells out every year and Early Bird ticket sales end on June 10, 2019 (and the prices will go up by 33% once they are gone!)."

East Bay Columbia Alumni Happy Hour

Date: Wednesday, June 26

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Era Art Bar & Lounge, 19 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

Cost: Free

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The Columbia Alumni Club of Northern California invites Columbia alumni and guests to our summer East Bay happy hour! Join us in Oakland for an evening of reconnecting with familiar faces and getting to meet new ones. Here is your chance to come, wind down, grab a drink, and get to know your fellow alum of all schools and class years.

2019 Columbia University Summer Intern Picnic

Date: Saturday, July 13

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Marx Meadow, Table 7, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $5-$30

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We welcome 2019 interns to the Bay Area! All Columbia alumni, current students, friends and family are welcome to our annual summer picnic for interns. 50 % of proceeds from this event will go to SF Parks & Rec.

Refreshments will be served, but feel free to bring something to share!

Columbia, Cornell & Harvard Mixer at the Modernist (SF)

Date: Wednesday, July 31

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Modernist, 139 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $5-$30

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Join Columbia, Cornell & Harvard & alumni for a social mixer at the Modernist Club in San Francisco. Enjoy a well deserved mid week break with a drink in hand from Modernist's award winning mixologist. Reconnect with old friends, and make new ones. Cash bar. Limited tickets available. 

Located at the heart of the Financial District & Embarcadero Waterfront, the Modernist Club is place to relax, entertain & indulge. Please sign-up ahead of time so we can send the guest list to the Modernist a day in advance.

Book Clubs

San Francisco - Financial District

Date: June 5

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Gott's Roadside, 1 Ferry Building, Unit 6, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States

To join: Fill out this form

Book: “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen

South Bay - San Jose

Date: TBD

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: *details will be emailed to members

To join: Fill out this form

Book: TBD

East Bay - Oakland

Date: June 27

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: *details will be emailed to members

To join: Fill out this form

Book: We Have Always Lived in the Castle," by Shirley Jackson


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