Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns CC’93, associate professor of psychology and adjunct professor at the Columbia Business School, and Brent R. Stockwell, professor of biological sciences and chemistry, will be leading a University Lecture program.
The Office of Global Programs has announced a new study abroad program in Mexico City. The program, the first in a series of global education programs created in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, will be offered in Spring 2016.
The Center for Career Education will host the first annual Undergraduate Career Fair in Alfred Lerner Hall on Friday, September 25, from 12-4 p.m.
Beginning in Fall 2015, undergraduate financial aid recipients from Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science are able to apply for funds through the Deans’ Student Assistance Fund. This resource is designed to assist students with the greatest financial need who face unanticipated personal expenses beyond those included in the Cost of Attendance.
Members of the Class of 2019 and their families were welcomed into the Columbia family at Convocation on August 31.
Sasha DiGiuilian CC’16, a professional rock climber, is the first woman to free climb Magic Mushroom, one of the most difficult routes on the North Face of the Eiger mountain in the Swiss Alps.
Eric H. Holder Jr. CC’73, LAW’76 will be presented the 2015 Alexander Hamilton Medal on Thursday, November 19 at the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, an annual black-tie event in Low Rotunda.
Katie Meili CC’13, a former member of the Columbia Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, registered the second-fastest time in the world in the 100-meter breast stroke during the prelims at the Pan American Games, held July 10–26 in Toronto. Her time of 1:05.64 was a Pan American Games record. Meili went on to win the gold medal in the finals with a time of 1:06.26.
For 50 years, the Double Discovery Center has worked to increase high school graduation, college enrollment and completion of high school education by low-income and first-generation college-bound youth from low performing schools in northern Manhattan.