Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for December, 2011
The Columbia University Libraries’ Rare Book and Manuscript Library is launching two online exhibitions on the Core Curriculum: “Core Curriculum: Contemporary Civilization,” and “Core Curriculum: Literature Humanities.”
Julian Geiger ’67, ’70 Business has been named president and CEO of New York City-based Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc., a national bakery chain that specializes in cupcakes.
Peter K. Mangurian, former head football coach at Cornell and a longtime assistant coach in both the college and professional ranks, has been named the Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football.
Columbia College Senior Madeleine Jensen has received a travel award from The Biophysical Society to attend its 56th Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center in February. She will be recognized, along with other award recipients, at a reception on Feb. 25.
First-year Tyler Hamblin has been named a 2011 National High School Scholar-Athlete from the Midwest Region by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Hamblin, who is from Minneapolis, Minn., will be honored at an awards luncheon on Tuesday, December 6 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
Columbia College senior Brian Lewis was recognized in November at The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students for his poster presentation on “Combination of Chitosan and Dextran as a Novel Gene Delivery System.” The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavioral students.
A group of College students interested in careers in the entertainment industry gathered at the Columbia Alumni Center on November 28 for a dinner and discussion with actor and screenwriter Dan Futterman ’89, his wife and co-writer, Anya Epstein, and playwriting student Jason Kim ’08. The event was hosted by the Center for Career Education and the Columbia College Alumni Association Career Education Committee. It was the first event in a series designed to bring together alumni in specific fields and students looking for career advice and guidance.