Meet the Board:
Suresh Jones, Head of the CVC Committee
Suresh holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemical Engineering from Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (2008). He moved to London in September 2016 to undertake an MBA at Imperial College Business School, where he served as President of the Entrepreneurship Club.
Over the course of his MBA, Suresh found his passion for entrepreneurship, which led him to start a company in the Food and Drink industry. He is excited to help grow the Columbia entrepreneurship scene here in London. Prior to London, Suresh lived and worked in the Middle East (five years) and United States (three years) in Oil and Gas.
Here’s what you (may have) missed:
Hosted by Suresh Jones (EN ’08), co-founder of NutriBloc, Eric Le Calvez (CC ’03), co-founder of Kidbo, and Saras Rachupalli (EN ’08), founder of Art Mandala, the first CVC Founders’ Breakfast was an informal gathering where any Columbia alums interested in entrepreneurship (do not need to be founders or investors) came together to share their backgrounds, journeys, and ideas on what they would like to see and get out of the CVC as the group builds and progresses.
Please watch this space for future events and feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for full meeting notes.
Where do Superstorms come from? Everything you ever wanted to ask a Climate Scientist.
CUCL was honoured to have Professor Richard Seager, of Palisades Geophysical Institute and Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at our disposal for an intimate discussion about how politics affects the weather affects the to answer all of these questions and anything else you might wonder. Professor Seager joined a group of CUCL members along with alumni from Notre Dame and faculty from University of Cambridge to discuss a wide range of topics over a Korean tasting menu at Jinjuu.
Arts Access Studio visit: Sophy Rickett | Thursday May 17 9am
CUCL is invited to have breakfast in the studio of the award winning conceptual artist Sophy Rickett, more information and tickets HERE
Photo credit: Sophy Rickett, The Death of a Beautiful Subject, GOST 2015, sophyrickett.com
Arts Access Photo London VIP Collector Tour | Friday May 18 6pm
CUCL is invited to an exclusive tour of six galleries with Camilla Grimaldi, a member of the advisory board of Photo London. More info and tickets HERE
Image details: Artist: FILIP BERENDT, Monomyth I 2016 Monomyth 50x50cm Mixed media
Arts Access Photo London VIP Weekend Pass | Saturday-Sunday May 19-20
CUCL has a limited number of VIP cards good for entrance for two to the all Photo London exhibitions and the VIP Lounge. More info and tickets HERE
YA Happy Hour: Mixer with Stanford, Harvard, and Yale | Sunday May 20 3:00pm
Join our YA contingent this time together with young alumni from Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. More info and registration HERE
Citizen Activism: What is it and How to make it work for you? | Tuesday May 22 7:00pm
Together with the Columbia Journalism School, learn about citizen activism from various angles. More info and tickets HERE
Arts Access Concert: Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly (CC ‘03) | Friday June 8 7:30pm
Come support a fellow alum who happens to be a renowned composer. More info and tickets HERE
Arts Access: Art Basel | Saturday June 16
CUCL will cooperate with the Basel chapter of the Columbia Alumni Association of Switzerland for this event. More info and (very limited) tickets HERE
Save the Date:
BBC News Presenter Ros Atkins | June 21
Ros Atkins hosts the programme Outside Source which broadcasts at 21:00 GMT, Mon - Thu on BBC World News TV.
Further details announced on the website, Instagram, and Facebook
Arts Access: BBC Prom 12 with Alisa Weilerstein (CC'04) | July 23
Fellow alum Alisa Weilerstein will perform as soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto. Further details announced on the website, Instagram, and Facebook
Wine Tasting Weekend in Tuscany | September 28-30
CUCL has an exclusive invitation to a weekend of wine tasting at the Capo D'uomo. The estate's vineyards and olive groves are by the sea lending it an indescribable charm. This exclusive CUCL event includes meals, wine tasting and lodging. Please complete this form to express interest and collect more information as there are limited spaces available.
Stay tuned. Watch the website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more details.