Jackson, Jacques Barzun
Professor of History, and Donald Goldfarb, chairman of the department of industrial
engineering and operations research at the Fu School of Engineering
and Applied Science, have been named winners of the 50th annual
Great Teachers Award. The awards will be presented at the Society
of Columbia Graduates' 90th anniversary dinner in Low Rotunda on
Thursday, October 14.
Jackson has been a member of the
Columbia faculty since 1968 and a full professor since 1976. He
currently is the vice president of the Society of Historians and
chairman of the nominating board of the Organization of American
Historians. One of Columbia's most popular faculty members, he
teaches courses in urban, social and military history, but is also
well-known for his all-night bicycle rides, all-day bus trips and
three-hour walking tours of New York City. Students of the College
honored him with the Mark Van Doren Award as teacher of the year in
1989 for "humanity, devotion to truth, and inspiring leadership."
Editor of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of New York City,
Jackson is co-chair of the University's
250th Anniversary Committee.
Goldfarb joined the Engineering
faculty in 1982 and became department chair in 1984. An expert in
the discipline of mathematical programming, he received the 1995
Prize for Research Excellence from the Institute for Operations
Research and the Management Sciences. Under Goldfarb's leadership,
the IEOR department has the largest number of students in the
Engineering School. He serves on numerous advisory boards for other
universities, on editorial boards for technical journals and is the
author of many research papers.
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HAMILTON AWARDS: Wm. Theodore de Bary '41, James
Shenton '49, and
Richard Axel '67 have been named this year's recipients of the
Alexander Hamilton Award. The professors will receive their awards
at a gala dinner at Low Memorial Library on Wednesday, November
De Bary, John Mitchell Mason
Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus, is an expert in
Confucianism and founded the Heyman Center for the Humanities.
Professor of History Emeritus Shenton, a scholar of American
history, has taught at Columbia for over 50 years. Axel, a pioneer
in applying molecular biology to the study of perception, was named
University Professor this spring.
Presented each year to an alumnus or
faculty member for distinguished service and accomplishment in any
field of endeavor, the Alexander Hamilton Award is the highest
tribute awarded to a member of the Columbia College
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