Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for February, 2011
Want to earn academic credit while gaining valuable field experience? Then we invite you to come to the Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U) information session on February 25, 2011 at 12:00PM, to learn more about the new site launched in Jordan, and other exciting field locations in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic!
New Summer Grant: Global Fellows in Sustainable Development Program! This opportunity will support field research for current Columbia University undergraduates studying sustainable development, either in the special concentration or the major.
We are pleased to invite you to the Class of 1939 Symposium that will take place in the Faculty Room of Low Library at 2:00pm on Monday, February 21st .
On February 3, 2011, the Dean’s Scholarship Reception honored the generous donors who support financial aid at Columbia College and recognized students for their achievements. The annual reception provides an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet their donors and for the College to thank everyone who helps make financial aid possible.
The Herbert Deresiewicz Summer Research Fellowship will provide support for a Columbia College, Barnard College, or School of Engineering and Applied Sciences undergraduate student to engage in full-time laboratory research in the Columbia University Departments of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering. The Fellowship recipient will receive a stipend of $7,500.
Udall Scholarship Internal Deadline Extended until Monday, February 21st at 5 pm. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career related to the environment or for Native American or Alaska Native students who are committed to careers in tribal public policy or Native health care.
The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP) aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. IIE will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.
Five alumni who have excelled in their careers each will be presented a 2011 John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement on Wednesday, March 2, at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner.
This year’s honorees are Andrew Barth ’83, president, Capital Guardian Trust; Alexander Navab ’87, partner and co-head of North American Private Equity, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; Kenneth Ofori-Atta ’84, executive chairman and co-founder, Databank Financial Services; Michael Oren ’77, Israeli ambassador to the United States; and Elizabeth D. Rubin ’87, a journalist.