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Urban Studies
Senior Party
Wednesday, 4/29
South Tower
Sluzberger Hall, 17th Floor


The Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program invites you to a festive celebration in honor of our graduating seniors.

Please join us as we toast the extraordinary achievements and promising futures of the Urban Studies class of 2015.



Urban Studies Film Series, Spring 2015

6:30–8:30 PM
Diana LL 103
H2Omx (2014)
A film by José Cohen



Built on a basin surrounded by mountains and with little drainage, Mexico City is facing a water crisis driven by geography, population, and history. With a growing population, a depleted aquifer, and 40 percent of the water being brought in by aqueduct from another drainage area being lost to leaky pipes, the challenges are huge. From stunning shots of millions of gallons of water on the move to Mexico City and aerial views of a drainage canal choked with miles of garbage, to interviews with those trying to solve the water problem and those who must live with it every day, H2Omx captures the complexities of trying to provide one of the most basic of human rights—access to clean water—to one of the world's megalopolises.
Free screening. All Barnard and Columbia students are invited.
No RSVP necessary. Refreshments will be served.






Program Planning Meeting

April 13
6 PM
Diana 203
Barnard Campus

Please join us for our Spring 2015 informational meeting, where we will give a general overview of the courses being offered next term, answer questions about our curricular requirements, and discuss the unique opportunities that the Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program has to offer.

All Urban Studies majors, faculty members, and prospective students are invited to attend.

Pizza and drinks will be served.