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Diversity Lunch Series

We are excited to invite you to our inaugural “Diversity Lunch Series”. The goal of this series is to foster a sense of community and an inclusive environment in our department. In this series, we ask some of the speakers of our research seminars who are from historically underrepresented groups in mathematics to share their journey in math and discuss career paths with our graduate students and postdocs.

Our upcoming meetings will be on Thursday October 6th at 12pm in the lounge where we will have lunch with the Igor Krichever Conference speaker

Tamara Grava (SISSA)

and on Thursday October 13th at 12pm with the Algebraic Geometry speaker

Svetlana Makarova (UPenn)

Lunch will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Our previous meeting was on Tuesday September 13th with the Department Colloquium speaker Jinyoung Park (Stanford University). 

The organizers,

Elena Giorgi, Daniela De Silvia, Giulia Saccà



Our department is a co-organizing ENYGMMa (Empowering New York Gender Minority Mathematicians), a monthly inter-university seminar series for gender minority graduate students and postdocs in mathematics, held in rotation at the City University of New York, Columbia University, and Stony Brook University. The first event will be held at Stony Brook on Friday, October 7th, starting at 11:30 a.m.
The goal of ENYGMMa is to combat underrepresentation and marginalization in mathematics by creating community among women and non-binary mathematicians in the New York area. Each seminar will feature colloquium-style talks by gender minority mathematicians on current topics in research, as well as a lunch and dinner (funded by us) where you can meet each other. We can also offer funding covering your travel to and from Stony Brook.
Next month there will be talks by our own Columbia professors Dusa McDuff and Daniela De Silva and CUNY professor Delaram Kahrobaei.
We look forward to seeing you! For more details and registration, please see our website


The Columbia-Barnard Mathematics Departments and the Columbia Statistics Department are proud to invite you to the inaugural Women in Mathematics and Statistics (WiMS) presentation Finding Strength in the Numbers: Growing Up Stories. Our speakers will share their STEM journey and how they are making their mark in their fields. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 13 from 4-6pm at the Brown Institute located on the entry floor of Pulitzer Hall (Journalism School) on Columbia’s Morningside campus.  

SpeakersKristen GorePhD, Statistician & Data Strategist, HP, Lindsay PiechnikPhD, Term Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Barnard College, Alejandra Quintos Lima, Statistics PhD Candidate, Columbia University

Opening RemarksTian Zheng, PhD, Chair, Department of Statistics, Columbia University.

ModeratorDaniela De Silva, PhD, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Barnard College

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