September 26, 2023

Retirement Tax Law with Tamara Telesko and Q&A

Tuesday, October 10, 12–2 pm

Discussion and Luncheon at the

Jerome Greene Annex, First Floor Event Space

Tamara Telesko, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies at TIAA, is discussing retirement tax law and taking your questions.

  • Minimizing taxes during retirement
  • Changes in retirement tax laws on the horizon
  • Guidance on estate tax planning in retirement
  • Essential record-keeping for tax purposes during retirement
  • State-specific tax considerations for retirees
  • Adjusting retirement strategy to optimize tax benefits

Read the TIAA Institute report, “Longevity literacy: Preparing for 100-year lives.”

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The Inauguration of Minouche Shafik

20th President of Columbia University

Wednesday, October 4 – Low Steps, Morningside Campus

Columbia University is planning an incredible day of events on October 4 to celebrate the inauguration of our new president Minouche Shafik. The centerpiece is President Shafik’s investiture, open to everyone, which will take place between 11 am and 1 pm on Low Steps. The investiture is an opportunity to come together as a community and to hear President Shafik's vision for the future of Columbia.



  • October 17Times Square Remade: The Dynamics of Urban Change, a book talk by Lynne Sagalyn
  • October 31 – Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines, and the Health of Nations, a book talk by Simon Schama
  • November 15 – Concert with Columbia’s Music Performance Program
  • November 28Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance, a book talk by Ellen Gruber Garvey
  • December 12 – EPIC Conversation with Ginny Papaioannou & Winter Party

Online EPIC Yoga Every Thursday

10–11 am and 11:15 am–12:15 pm

10–11 am Class practices breathing techniques and moves through some basic yoga poses, concentrating on alignment, balance, and flexibility.

11:15 am–12:15 pm Gentle/chair yoga, ideal for those of more limited mobility or flexibility.

Professor Emerita Ginny Papaioannou, a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, leads EPIC Yoga. No prior experience is required to join.

Interested in joining a class or need more info? Email Lalla Grimes.

Renew securely online by making your annual

tax-deductible contribution to EPIC. Your contributions fund the

Douglas Chalmers Graduate Scholars Lectureship.

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Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC)

202A Philosophy Hall, 1150 Amsterdam Avenue

Mail Code 9215

New York, NY 10027

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Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) brings Columbia academic retirees together in professional and social fellowship with regular talks, fall and spring receptions, music performance, yoga and wellness sessions, and collaborative Columbia community initiatives,

such as the Douglas Chalmers Graduate Scholars Lectureship for young doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. EPIC is your powerful advocate for the retiree community.

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