Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
For ten years, Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in Undergraduate Student Life has promoted an inclusive University climate and served as an educational resource to help prepare students to succeed in a heterogeneous and ever-changing society.
The Academic Awards Committee of the Columbia College Student Council has announced the winners of the 2015 Mark Van Doren Teaching Award and the 2015 Lionel Trilling Book Award. Austin E. Quigley, Brander Matthews Professor of Dramatic Literature and former dean of Columbia College, is the recipient of the 2015 Mark Van Doren Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, and Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, is the recipient of the 2015 Lionel Trilling Book Award for her book, The Infinite Image: Art, Time and the Aesthetic Dimension in Antiquity.
Ben Horowitz CC’88, cofounder and partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), will give the keynote address for Columbia Engineering’s Class Day ceremony, which will be held on May 18, 2015.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti CC’92 will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Columbia College Class Day ceremony. The annual event, which honors graduating seniors, will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, on the South Lawn of Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus.
Columbia College is pleased to share the Columbia College Annual Report 2013–2014, which celebrates our students’ and faculty members’ achievements, thanks our alumni, parent, faculty and student volunteers and donors, and highlights some of our unique programs and opportunities, while also providing an overarching picture of Columbia College throughout the last academic year.
Yuntong Ma CC’12 has received a prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge.
The Office of Global Programs announced the Columbia University-Japan Study Tour, a one-time opportunity for undergraduates to participate in a fully-funded ten-day study tour in Japan from Sunday, May 17-Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
The Columbia Faculty of Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s awardees of the Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Award.
Cristen Scully Kromm has been appointed Dean of Undergraduate Student Life for Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective February 1, 2015. Kromm , where she is responsible for residential life within the College and Engineering and is actively involved in the co-curricular life of students.
Five accomplished alumni will be presented with a 2015 John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner.