Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for March, 2011
Please note that both the Global Fellows in Sustainable Development and the the Holthusen-Schindler applications have been extended until Monday, March 28th.
Columbia College’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Development has launched the Alumni Reunion Weekend app, a free smartphone mobile application composed of interactive features that put Alumni Reunion Weekend 2011 at your fingertips. Customized apps are available for the Classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006.
Deadline for applications for the Waseda Summer Seminar on Sustainability is April 15, 2011.
Final Speaker Series Event of the year at 3:30 pm on March 10, 2011 in the Core Conference Room of 202 Hamilton Hall.
Five accomplished alumni — Andrew F. Barth ’83, Alexander Navab ’87, Kenneth Ofori-Atta ’84, Michael Oren ’77 and Elizabeth D. Rubin ’87 — were presented with 2011 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement on Wednesday, March 2, at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner.
Dr. Emlyn Hughes, Professor of Physics at Columbia University, seeks to recruit four Columbia College first-year students to take part in a summer research project on nuclear proliferation. The multi-disciplinary research will use science, social science and the humanities. You do not need to be a science student to participate – both science students and non-science students are encouraged to apply.
Jacques Barzun ’27, ’32 GSAS, noted cultural historian and University Professor Emeritus, was among the 10 winners of the 2010 National Humanities Medals for outstanding achievement in history, literature, education and cultural policy, President Barack Obama ’83 announced. The medals were presented at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 2, 2011.
Alexandra Wallace Creed ’88, senior v.p. of NBC News, will address the Class of 2011 at Class Day, Tuesday, May 17, on South Lawn. Creed is only the second female Class Day speaker. Creed has been honored with 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards as well as a Gracie Award and a Peabody. She was presented a John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement in 2008 from the College.