Recap of Events and Weekly Newsletter 12/2

Hi there!

WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO OUR HOLIDAY PARTY!

Holiday Party Flyer

Just wanted to give you a quick recap of last week’s events!

The CU AMSA Bioethics Committee speaker event with Dr. Rita Charon on “Narrative Medicine & Bioethics” attracted a large crowd in Hamilton 404! Many of the students who attended came up to us afterward and told us that the session had been been truly inspiring. Dr. Charon (& the CU AMSA Bioethics Committee) has that effect on people! To get involved in our Bioethics committee, come to their weekly committee meetings on Mondays from 8:30pm-9:30pm in Hamilton  401!

The CU AMSA Public Health Committee tradition “FINALS MENTAL HEALTH” went “SMASHINGLY!” Pictures and video below.

Finals Mental Health

Don’t forget, this week we have two exciting events for you:

1. Policy & Practice in Women’s Public Health with CU AMSA Public Health & Women in Medicine Committees!
Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30pm in Lerner Cinema

Join us for panel discussion co-hosted by the Public Health and Women in Medicine committees of CU AMSA. Come hear the perspectives of a practicing OB/GYN, a specialist in Female Internal Medicine, and the Executive Director of Health Leads New York about issues facing Women and their Health in today’s world of medicine and public health. There will be a Q&A session.
There will be FREE refreshments! Join our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/498426920190003/

2. HOLIDAY PARTY & STUDY BREAK with CU AMSA and Charles Drew!
Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 8PM-9PM in Lerner Party Space

Come sip on FREE hot cocoa, snack on festive treats & candy, and forget all your midterms and finals woes with CU AMSA and Charles Drew! Upperclassmen pre-meds with a wide range of experiences and interests from both organizations will be on hand to talk about and give sound advice on whatever you want, whether that be looking for and applying for summer opportunities, classes for the next semester, and/or random tidbits of pre-med wisdom. Can’t wait to see you there! Join our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/457548970949441/?fref=ts

Hope to see you this week, everyone!
Ashley Shaw
CU AMSA President

CU AMSA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 12/2

Don’t forget to breathe everyone. -SB

1. Policy & Practice in Women’s Public Health with CU AMSA Public Health & Women in Medicine Committees! Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30pm in Lerner Cinema

2. HOLIDAY PARTY & STUDY BREAK with CU AMSA and Charles Drew! Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 8PM-9PM in Lerner Party Space

3. Community Impact Non-profit Career Fair. Monday December 3rd from 7-9 PM in Earl Hall

4. Public Service Fellowships Information Session. Tuesday, 12/4, 6pm to 7pm Barnard Career Development Office

And in other news…

take a look at the website for the Columbia Business School Healthcare conference that happened this past Friday. There are great bios about all the speakers as well as summaries of the main issues covered in each session. This may be particularly helpful to those of you interested in pursuing a non-research summer job.

BIOETHICS: Mondays from 8:30-9:30pm in HAMILTON 401

GLOBAL HEALTH: Mondays from 9:00-10:00pm in HAMILTON 401

PUBLIC HEALTH: Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 in HAMILTON 302

WOMEN IN MEDICINE: Wednesdays from 9:15-10:15 in HAMILTON 408

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Policy & Practice in Women’s Public Health with CU AMSA Public Health & Women in Medicine Committees!

Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30pm in Lerner Cinema

Join us for panel discussion co-hosted by the Public Health and Women in Medicine committees of CU AMSA. Come hear the perspectives of a practicing OB/GYN, a specialist in Female Internal Medicine, and the Executive Director of Health Leads New York about issues facing Women and their Health in today’s world of medicine and public health. There will be a Q&A session.
There will be FREE refreshments! Join our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/498426920190003/

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HOLIDAY PARTY & STUDY BREAK with CU AMSA and Charles Drew!

Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 8PM-9PM in Lerner Party Space

Come sip on FREE hot cocoa, snack on festive treats & candy, and forget all your midterms and finals woes with CU AMSA and Charles Drew! Upperclassmen pre-meds with a wide range of experiences and interests from both organizations will be on hand to talk about and give sound advice on whatever you want, whether that be looking for and applying for summer opportunities, classes for the next semester, and/or random tidbits of pre-med wisdom. Can’t wait to see you there! Join our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/457548970949441/?fref=ts

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Seal the Deal for Your Future:
Community Impact will be hosting its first annual non-profit career fair for students interested in impactful non-profit/education careers and internships.
Come to Earl Hall Monday December 3rd from 7-9 PM to speak with representatives from Teach for America, Peace Corps, iMentor, City Year and much much more.

Free pizza will be provided!

Full List of Organizations Coming:
Teach for America
Peace Corps
City Year
Breakthrough Collaborative
ShowMe
Citizen Schools
Children’s Corps
Social Pakt
Teach for China
Jumpstart
Education Pioneers
IDEA
iMentor
New York City Teaching Fellows
Community Impact
Community Impact Alumni Association

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Public Service Fellowships Information Session
Tuesday, 12/4, 6pm to 7pm
Barnard Career Development Office (2nd Floor, Elliott Hall, corner of Claremont & 119th Street)

Join us for an informal information session to learn about post-graduate public service fellowship opportunities!  The following Barnard and Columbia alumni panelists will speak about their experiences with public service fellowship programs:

Please feel free to contact Valerie Chow, Associate Director, Civic Engagement and Experiential Learning, at vchow@barnard.edu with any questions.  Barnard students should RSVP via NACElink (“Events”–> “Programs/Workshops”).  CC/SEAS/GS students can RSVP by e-mailing vchow@barnard.edu.

 

 

TONIGHT! CU AMSA Bioethics presents: “Narrative Medicine & Bioethics” with Dr. Rita Charon!

CU AMSA Bioethics Committee presents “Narrative Medicine & Bioethics” with Dr. Rita Charon, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons this WED., 11/28, 8PM-9PM in Hamilton 404! REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED! :)
Don’t forget: CU AMSA Public Health Committee presents:
FINALS MENTAL HEALTH this FRIDAY!
CU AMSA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 11/26
Welcome back AMSA. Wishing you the best in this final stretch. -SB
1. “Narrative Medicine & Bioethics” with Dr. Rita Charon
CU AMSA Bioethics Committee, Wed. 11/28, 8-9PM, Hamilton 404
2. “FINALS MENTAL HEALTH”
CU AMSA Public Health Committee, Friday, 11/30, 12-4PM, Low Plaza
3. 11/29 event at the non-profit group EcoHealth Alliance
And in other news…
since I previously suggested an article about states not setting up insurance exchanges, check out this NYTimes article about doctors who only take cash. Concierge medicine is a model worth knowing; it may be an important part of healthcare in the future.
 
NO BIOETHICS THIS WEEK DUE TO EVENT WED NIGHT
GLOBAL HEALTH: Mondays from 9:00-10:00pm in HAMILTON 401
PUBLIC HEALTH: Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 in HAMILTON 302
WOMEN IN MEDICINE: Wednesdays from 9:15-10:15 in HAMILTON 408
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This Wednesday, November 28th from 8-9pm in Hamilton 404, the CUAMSA Bioethics Committee will be having Dr. Rita Charon, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, come speak about Narrative Medicine as a means for facilitating the understanding and handling of Bioethical issues in medical practice. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to cuamsa.bioethics@gmail.com. Thanks!
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COME PARTICIPATE IN THE BELOVED SEMI-ANNUAL TRADITION!

STRESSED about finals?
PISSED hearing your classmates tell you how they don’t have any finals this semester?
LOVE smashing things?!
Come get physical, take a breath of fresh air, and get some much-needed STRESS RELIEF by smashing boxes on Low Plaza this FRIDAY, 11/30, from 12PM-4PM with the CU AMSA Public Health Committee!

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Dear members of the Columbia University American Medical Student Association,

I work at EcoHealth Alliance, an NYC-based non-profit, where our programs are focused on solving issues at the forefront of conservation, environmental, and human health. I’m emailing you today because I believe you might be interested in attending a free networking event we are hosting at our offices on Thursday November 29th.

This is an ideal networking event for young professionals interested in entering the fields of conservation, environmental health, or public health, as EcoHealth Alliance’s programs focus on issues at the intersection of all three pillars. Our scientists and public health experts will be there that night to talk with you about the the different aspects of our work— we do everything from sampling for disease in the field, to working with government ministers around the world to impact public health and conservation policy.
I’ve attached the invitation, but you can also click here for the Facebook invite.
Best wishes,
Shari

Weekly Newsletter 11/19-11/24: STOP AIDS & Upcoming Summer Opportunities Study Break

1. AMSA Public Health Committee STOP AIDS Informational Meeting TOMORROW (Monday) Nov, 19th, 4:30pm, Broadway Lounge! Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/138971032918615/

2. Health Leads dinner and talk with Professor Rosner Nov 19th 6pm Diana Center Event Oval 

3. Global Health Committee alternative spring break trip application

4. Event with non-profit group EcoHealth Alliance. Thursday, Nov 29th

5. AMSA holiday study break: discuss summer opportunities with upperclassmen! Tuesday, Dec 4th, 8pm in Lerner Party Space

And in other news…

check out this NYTimes article about states declining to set up health insurance exchanges.

BIOETHICS: Mondays from 8:30-9:30pm in HAMILTON 401

GLOBAL HEALTH: Mondays from 9:00-10:00pm in HAMILTON 401

PUBLIC HEALTH and WOMEN IN MEDICINE are not meeting this week.

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CU AMSA STOP AIDS Informational Meeting

TOMORROW (Mon. 11/19), 4:30pm

Come attend an informational meeting MONDAY, 11/19, at 4:30PM to learn more about how you can help make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

WHAT? Stop AIDS is a program run by the Public Health division of CU AMSA. Biweekly, we take the subway to hand out informative and educational pamphlets and protection for safe sex.
There will be leadership opportunities and it is a minimal time commitment.
WHERE? Broadway Lounge
WHEN? Monday 11/19 at 4:30PM

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Please join Health Leads as we host Professor David Rosner from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health on November 19th at 6:00pm in the Diana Center Event Oval. Dinner will be served!

Professor Rosner focuses on research at the intersection of public health and social history. He’ll discuss his most recent book, “Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children.” The book focuses on a Maryland court case about public health, ethical research and the conundrum that our society faces as we confront a host of new environmental threats.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/300950173351204/?fref=ts

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Global Health Committee Spring Break Trip Application!

INTERESTED IN…

- Hands-on CLINICAL experience?

- International TRAVEL?

- NEW cultural experiences?

- Exposure to GLOBAL healthcare?

- All of the above for an extremely reasonable price?

APPLY TO CU GLOBAL HEALTH-AMSA’S ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK: COSTA RICA 2013

Spend ten days in San Jose, Costa Rica this spring break, working with the non-profit organization Maximo Nivel on medical and community development volunteering initiatives. Perform triage including taking weight, height, temperature, and blood pressure, practice your Spanish, and get a hands-on look into the dynamics and challenges of healthcare in another country. Visit the nearby national parks to see rainforests and volcanoes–explore the city of San Jose and enjoy its museums, markets, restaurants, and lively nightlife!

Attached applications due November 18th, to cuglobal.health@gmail.com

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Dear members of the Columbia University American Medical Student Association,

I work at EcoHealth Alliance, an NYC-based non-profit, where our programs are focused on solving issues at the forefront of conservation, environmental, and human health. I’m emailing you today because I believe you might be interested in attending a free networking event we are hosting at our offices on Thursday November 29th.

This is an ideal networking event for young professionals interested in entering the fields of conservation, environmental health, or public health, as EcoHealth Alliance’s programs focus on issues at the intersection of all three pillars. Our scientists and public health experts will be there that night to talk with you about the the different aspects of our work— we do everything from sampling for disease in the field, to working with government ministers around the world to impact public health and conservation policy.

I’ve attached the invitation, but you can also click here for the Facebook invite.

Best wishes,

Shari

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Stay tuned for more information about this event. There will be seasonally appropriate snacks and you will have the opportunity to speak with upperclassmen about summer opportunities.

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Wednesday, 11/14, 8PM-9PM: CU AMSA Crash Course & Study Break-“The Pre-Med Directory of Classes!”

CU AMSA invites you to our second Crash Course and Study Break of the year, just in time for Spring 2013 Registration!

Check out our Facebook event, and invite your friends! http://www.facebook.com/events/336659386432772/

Wednesday, November 13
Hamilton 703
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**PUMPKIN PIE AND APPLE CIDER INCLUDED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT AND STRESS RELIEF!**Come talk to CU AMSA juniors and seniors about the variety of classes in the CU Pre-Medical Curriculum Universe and what they’re really like in real life!

We’ll tackle common classes both within and outside the pre-med curriculum, from Organic Chemistry Lab to Genetics, Physics II to Neurobiology. We want YOU to have the knowledge you need to have interesting, engaging, and fun class experiences along your pre-health journey!

We’ll answer these questions (and more) over pumpkin pie:

-When during my 8 semesters should I take this class?
-Does the professor use PowerPoints or the board during their lectures?
-How useful are the course textbooks?
-What are the best study habits for this class?
-What prior knowledge is helpful for this class?
-What is the relationship between the first professors’ teaching style (i.e. Chasin) and the second professors’ (Mowshowitz)?
-Does the class focus more on problem-solving, information absorption, or experiment design?
-What are the assignments for this class, and how long, on average, do they take?
-Compared to other pre-med classes, how difficult is this class on average?
-I feel more confident about (Chemistry/Bio/Physics) than I do about (Chemistry/Bio/Physics). How will I fit into this class?

See you on Tuesday! *FREE PUMPKIN PIE & APPLE CIDER!*

Love,
CU AMSA

Weekly Newsletter 10/14

1. Participate in clinical research uptown for just four hours and receive $130 and a picture of your brain!
2. Tomorrow 6:15pm in Heymen center: “Prescribing Stories: Reading and Discussion with Physician Authors Chris Adrian and Terrence Holt”
3. Tomorrow 8:15pm in Hamilton 302: first regular Active Minds meeting of the semester
4. Tuesday 7:30-8:45pm, Broadway: Lamda Pi Chi Sorority: “Step Up and Speak Out”: HIV/AIDS Awareness Event
5. Tuesday 7pm 6th floor IAB: Table for Two is hosting a dinner and discussion about social entrepreneurship and innovation in addressing nutrition and food security issues
6. Friday 12-1:30pm: LionPAC is hosting an event “Saving Lives, Rebuilding Futures: a panel colloquium on disaster relief and rehabilitation in Haiti and Somalia”
7. HEART (Health Education & Resources for Teens) is looking for volunteers! They teach health education and nutrition curriculum to 6th graders at local public high schools
 
BIOETHICS: Mondays from 8:30-9:30pm in HAMILTON 401
GLOBAL HEALTH: Mondays from 9:00-10:00pm in HAMILTON 401
PUBLIC HEALTH: Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 in HAMILTON 302
WOMEN IN MEDICINE: Wednesdays from 9:15-10:15 in HAMILTON 408
 
1. Dear Students in American Medical Students Association,
 
We are researchers here at Columbia—a graduate student, a psychology professor, and a sociology professor—collaborating on a project that involves Columbia student groups like yours. By participating in this research, American Medical Students Association can help us discover how our brains understand the social world! 

Participants will be paid $130 and receive a picture of their brain. The study is split into two sessions (each ~2 hrs) that involve looking at pictures of people and answering questions (in the brain scanner for part of the second session). 

 
American Medical Students Association members who might be interested in participating should respond here. As we can only choose several student groups to participate, our selection will be based on group response rate – the more responses we receive from your group, the more likely you’ll be selected!
Sincerely, 
Noam Zerubavel, Kevin Ochsner, Peter Bearman
 
2. Tomorrow 6:15pm in Heymen center: “Prescribing Stories: Reading and Discussion with Physician Authors Chris Adrian and Terrence Holt”. 
 
For more information, visit the event website
 
3. Come to the first regular Active Mindsmeeting of the semester on Monday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. in Hamilton 302
 
Active Minds is a national organization that aims to increase student awareness of mental health issues and eliminate the stigma surrounding depression. The Columbia chapter is still relatively new, so now is an exciting time to get involved, and new members are always welcome and encouraged! The theme for Monday’s meeting is Suicide and College Students. We will discuss not only suicide prevention but also what people say when they talk about suicide — the backlashwe have had on campus, stigmastereotypes, and so on. Then, we’ll also get an update on the latest happenings with the Send Silence Packing Active Minds tour, a program involving the public display of 1,100 backpacks, representing the 1,100 college students who take their lives each year. So come to the meeting (Oct. 15 at 8:30 p.m. in Hamilton 302) to see how you can get involved with one of our many ongoing projects for the semester and help with breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health!
 
Can’t make the meeting? E-mail Sam Keller atsjk2174@columbia.edu for more information! You can also visit the national website at www.activeminds.org.
 
4.“Step Up and Speak Out”: HIV/AIDS Awareness Event, Tuesday 10/16, 7:30pm-8:45pm, Lerner Broadway Room

Come join Las Hermanas of the Beta Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. for a great discussion on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino community. We will discussing the role culture plays into this, covering topics such as Machismo and Marianismo theories as well as the intersection of other societal issues. The goal of the discussion is to make the community aware of the issues, myths, medical facts, etc. around HIV/AIDS. 

We will have a guest speaker who is HIV+ that will

 speak about his experience. There will also be a workshop on safer sex/non-violence led by our own Hermana Vivian Cortés who is a public health professional. 

**Brought to you by LPC/LPCS,I. and the Project LEAAP on NLAAD Campaign**

Co-sponsored by:
Student Organization of Latinos
Proud Colors
Men’s Peer Education
AMSA
CU Student Global AIDS Campaign
Columbia Barnard Rape Crisis/ Anti-Violence Support Center

**Refreshments and Snacks will be provided** Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/232503810209387/

 
 
Join TABLE FOR TWO of Columbia University on Tuesday, October 16th, for a dinner and discussion examining the role that social entrepreneurship and innovation plays in addressing nutrition and food security issues. We will also discuss how TABLE FOR TWO-funded initiatives are improving children’s nutritional intake and local agricultural sustainability. 

Speakers will include: 
- Becky Straw, co-founder of the Adventure Project which funds social enterprises in developing countries in the areas of agriculture & cooking. 
- Fumi Tosu, co-president of TABLE FOR TWO US
   A and SIPA alumnus (MDP ’10)

We will be serving a healthy TFT dinner catered by TFT partner, BentOn.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the event will begin at 7pm. 
The event will be on the 6th floor of the International Affairs Building.
Tickets are only $12 and include dinner and the  presentation. You can now easily register here: 

 http://itadakimasu2012.eventbrite.com/

Please refer to our Facebook page and post any questions you may have http://www.facebook.com/events/469280616449522/

6. Saving Lives, Rebuilding Futures: Humanitarian Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation

When: Friday October 19, 12:00-1:30 PM

Where: 606 West 115th Street: Rennert Auditorium, The Kraft Center

What: Learn about humanitarian efforts worldwide! get involved in the field! This panel brings together two global health experts who work the worldwide field intensively. Isaac Kreiss, General of the Israel Defense Force’s Medical Corps. led his country’s field hospital mission to post-earthquake Haiti. His team was the only one in Haiti that was able to deliver surgical medical care on the island, and their work was featured in USA Today. In the past General Kreiss has worked in Macedonia with Kosovo refugees.  We will also hear from Professor Alastair Ager of the Mailman School of Pubilc Health. Professor Ager spends his summers abroad working with refugees for clinical population studies, among relief and rehabilitation efforts. Most recently he has focused on Somalian refugees in Ethiopia.

Refreshments and snacks will be served. 

Sponsored by LionPAC @ Columbia, Students for Human Rights, GlobeMed, JGH, & AMSA.  Contact: Daniel Cohen, dec2131@columbia.eduLink to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354937737924644/

7. Volunteer for HEART! 
 
HEART (Health Education and Resources for Teens) teaches a health education and nutrition curriculum to sixth graders at local public schools. We are a small organization, so all volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help design the curriculum and offer suggestions for improvement. We spend the fall semester training one hour per week and we begin teaching in the spring semester (one 45 minute session per week). We teach in pairs and work with the same class for a ten week period. It’s a great way to build relationships with a group of kids while giving them information they might not receive at home. Please email cp2431@barnard.edu if you are interested!

Come to CU AMSA’s PreHealth Study Break & Activities Fair!

Come to CU AMSA’s 2nd Annual Pre-Health Study Break & Activities Fair!

Sunday, Oct. 7, 8PM-9PM
ROONE ARLEDGE AUDITORIUM
FREE DELICIOUS PAN-ASIAN DINNER ON US!

Take a break from studying, and have some fun being pre-health!

Despite having a set curriculum, there is not just ONE pre-med/pre-health path that you have to follow. Come find ways to make your own unique, passionate pre-health adventure by speaking with students from various health-related groups and projects on campus.

This year we have CUPID (CU Partnership for International Development), Journal of Global Health, The Phoenix Project, Teach for America, At Your Service Volunteers, Global Brigades, Brainiacs, Nightline, Camp Kesem, Health Leads, Washington Heights Academic Tutoring, Academic Associates, Columbia Association of Pre-Dental Students, Charles Drew Society, CU Science Journal, Student Wellness Project, Habitat for Humanity, Strive, The Roosevelt Institute, and many more great organizations joining us!

Hope to see you there!
♥ CU AMSA

 
Check out our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/341504179278365/
 
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FIRST COMMITTEE MEETINGS & Weekly Newsletter 9/17-9/23

Thanks to everyone who came out to CU AMSA’s FIRST GENERAL BODY MEETING! It was great to meet you all in person!

GET EXCITED, because committees officially start meeting this week!

First Committee Meeting Times

GLOBAL HEALTH: Monday, September 24th from 9:00-10:00pm in HAMILTON 407
PUBLIC HEALTH: Wednesday, September 26th 9:00-10:00 in HAMILTON 302
WOMEN IN MEDICINE: Wednesday, September 26th 9:00-10:00 in HAMILTON 407
BIOETHICS: Monday, October 1st from 8:30-9:30pm in HAMILTON 401

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And a quick blurb from the Columbia Science Review
 
Are you interested in writing, editing, or doing layout for the Columbia Science Review? Would you like to be a part of the board as an OCM? Please join us for our FIRST CSR General Body Meeting of the semester to learn more and to meet the current board. The meeting is Tuesday, 9/25 in Lerner 568 from 9-10pm.
Refreshments will be served.
Hope to see you at the meeting!
Columbia Science Review
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