Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for Nov 2011
Alex Frouman ’12 has received a 2012 Marshall Scholarship, which will finance him to study for up to three years towards a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Frouman, who is majoring in math and concentrating in economics, is member of the University Senate and co-chair of the senate’s Student Affairs Committee. He hopes to study economics at Oxford.
H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest ’58L, the benefactor who has done more than any other to build the faculty teaching in Columbia College, received the 2011 Alexander Hamilton Medal on November 17 at a black-tie dinner in Low Rotunda. A highlight of the dinner was the announcement by President Lee C. Bollinger that Lenfest and his wife, Marguerite, have pledged $30 million to help build a multidisciplinary arts venue on the Manhattanville campus. It is the largest gift ever made for the arts at Columbia.
The Center for Career Education and the Columbia College Alumni Association Career Education Committee are inviting Columbia College students to an intimate dinner with professional actors, writers, and producers to learn the ins and outs of the film and TV industries.
The Center for the Core Curriculum will present a lecture on “Mozart’s Don Giovanni and the Literary Imagination” at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Miller Theater. Professor Elaine Sisman, Chair of Music Humanities, will discuss the literary tradition of the Don Juan story and its reinvention by Mozart to become an opera of unsettling moral ambiguity.
The Center for the Core Curriculum will present Euripides’ Iphigeneia at Aulis, for students in the Literature Humanities course and other members of the Columbia College community at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Miller Theater. The play will be performed by the Acting Class of the Theatre Department of the School of the Arts. There will be a discussion after the performance.
The Center for Career Education is holding three "Get the Internship" workshops this Friday to help students find a summer internship in a variety of fields. The workshops are entitled “Get the Internship: On Campus Recruiting Program,” “Get the Internship: How to Fund an Unpaid Internship,” and “Get the Internship: Develop an Effective Plan." They will take place in Room 501 of the Northwest Corner Building.