Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Webinar: Meet the Students

Please join The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School for a brief presentation about the program and live Q&A with current students.
Wednesday, March 23
7pm-8pm (Eastern)

This program offers U.S. students and Permanent Residents:
  • Years 1 and 2 of basic sciences and extensive early clinical training at The University of Queensland School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia
  • The UQ School of Medicine is a major research institution and is ranked among the top 100 in the World (Biomed and Life Sciences) by U.S. News and World Report
  • Years 3 and 4 of clinical training at the UQ Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans, LA, the U.S. campus of The University of Queensland School of Medicine
  • Ochsner Academic Medical Center is ranked in the top 15 Teaching Hospitals in the U.S. by Thomson Reuters
  • 91% Residency Match 2015
  • USMLE pass rate is equivalent to U.S. medical schools
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores average the same as the U.S. scores
  • The average GPA of the 2016 entering class was 3.3; the average MCAT was 29 and MCAT 2015+ was 505
For complete information about the program and admissions
If you have any questions or need assistance registering for the event, please email

We look forward to your participation.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Resource: Peer-to-Peer Learning & Help Rooms to Support Your Academic Success

Why study alone when Peer-Led Help Rooms are here for you?
Watch this space for updates!  Help Rooms currently available are below, with links to departmental websites if they have more info there.  

*NEW* Biology 1500s Help Room *NEW*

Milbank 227
Mondays 8-9:30 p.m.
Thursdays 8-9:30 p.m.
First meeting: Monday, 2/29/2016

Barnard Computer Science Help Room

Attention all Barnard women enrolled in a computer science course - the Barnard CS help room is up and running for the semester! Meet other Barnard women that are also taking computer science, and get help from Junior and Senior CS majors. ALL OFFICE HOURS WILL BE HELD IN 222 Milbank.
Help Room Hours for Spring 2016:
7-9 p.m.
Barnard Hall 406
7-9 p.m.
Barnard Hall 406
3-5 p.m..
Barnard Hall 404

Economics Help Room

The EHR is located in Sulzberger Annex 102 (adjacent to Barnard Hall and Sulzberger Hall, and in the Admissions Office's Welcome Center). The hours (all in the evening) are:
Sundays 7-9 pm
Mondays 8-10 pm
Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Wednesday 7-9 pm

Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!
If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:
First and foremost, at the start of the semester, there will be an adjustment period, so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.”  You should feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Dye ( , or to stop by his office (241 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall) to chat about your experiences.  All comments will be kept confidential.
Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.
Third, there will be sign-in sheets. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.
You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at: or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.

Math Help Rooms

Click on the room number for the schedule for that room:
333 Milbank Hall for help with College Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III
406 Mathematics Building for all other courses.
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Organic Chemistry Help Room

2-4 p.m.
303 Altschul
7-9 p.m.
303 Altschul
Wednesdays7-9 p.m.303 Altschul

Physics Study Room

For students in all levels of Physics classes. Bring your homework; bring your questions; bring your ideas; bring your friends.
Monday7-9 p.m.514 Altschul
7-9 p.m.
514 Altschul

Empirical Reasoning Center

The Empirical Reasoning Center provides: 

The ERC offers training for statistical analysis, textual analysis, and geographical information systems software. We support both Macs and PCs. 
The ERC can help individuals through each step of the research process from basic research design and formulating a hypothesis to data analysis and visualization to interpreting and presenting results. 
The ERC supports courses with supplementary training sessions focusing on using analysis softwares, finding appropriate datasets, and interpreting and understanding the narrative of quantative and qualitative data.

Spanish Conversation Practice


Para todos los estudiantes que quieran practicar su español
Casa Hispánica (Entrada 612 West 116th Street)
Todos los jueves – ¡Ven a conversar!

Statistics Help Room

The Department of Statistics at Columbia also offers help-room service for students enrolled in STAT W1001, W1111, and W1211 on:
Mondays4-7 p.m.Room 1025 SSW Building
Tuesdays5:30-8 p.m.Room 1025 SSW Building
Wednesdays4-7 p.m.
Room 903 SSW Building
Thursdays5:30-8 p.m.Room 1025 SSW Building
Sundays1-4 p.m.Room 1025 SSW Building
The purpose of the help-room is to supplement the regular teaching assistant and faculty office hours with peer-to-peer tutoring, and to facilitate the formation of study groups.