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LENFEST AWARDS: Seven faculty members were honored on February 16 as recipients of this year’s Distinguished Columbia Faculty Awards, which were established in 2005 by University Trustee Gerry Lenfest ’58L to make sure faculty members are recognized and rewarded for attributes beyond their scholarship and research. “Columbia has a tradition of great teachers, and although it’s important how many books they publish, what’s more important is the connections they establish with their students,” Lenfest said.
This year’s winners were Stefan Andriopoulos, associate professor of Germanic languages and literature (see “5 Minutes with … ”); Harmen Bussemaker, associate professor of biological sciences; Julie Crawford, associate professor of English and comparative literature; Lydia Goehr, professor of philosophy; Steven Goldstein ’76, ’81 GSAS, ’86 GSAS, professor of earth and environmental sciences; Ruben Gonzalez, assistant professor of chemistry; and David Scott, professor of anthropology. The seven, who were feted at a dinner in Faculty House, will receive an award of $25,000 apiece for three consecutive years.
SLOAN FELLOWS: Five Columbia faculty members were named research fellows by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which awards two-year, $50,000 grants to support the work of exceptional young researchers early in their academic careers. The five were among 118 scientists, mathematicians and economists honored.
Columbia’s new Sloan Fellows are Navin Kartik, associate professor of economics; Eitan Grinspun, associate professor of computer science; Tristan Lambert, assistant professor of chemistry; Scott Snyder, assistant professor of chemistry; and Tanya Zelevinsky, assistant professor of physics.