Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
News and Updates for May 2018
Alex Braslavsky CC’18, an English major with a concentration in Russian language and culture who is from Milpitas, CA, has received the prestigious Clarendon Scholarship to pursue an M.Phil. in Slavonic studies at the University of Oxford, where she will study Russian literature with a focus on Russian poetry.
We Live in Cairo, a musical written by Daniel Lazour CC’16, and his brother, Patrick, has been chosen as a main stage production for The American Repertory Theater's 2018-2019 season.
Khyentse Foundation announces the recipient of the 2018 Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation, Andrew Rotman CC’88 for Divine Stories: Divyāvadāna, Part 2.
More than 1,200 students from the Columbia College Class of 2018 took part in the Class Day ceremony held on May 15, celebrating their accomplishments with family and friends from across the globe, as well as faculty and alumni from 1954 to 2017, who returned to campus to process in the annual Alumni Parade of Classes.
Ben LaZebnik CC’18, an urban studies major from Los Angeles, has been selected to participate in the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs.
Leena Dai CC’18, an economics major from Philadelphia, was recently selected to be a Yenching Academy Scholar. Dai will pursue a master’s degree in China studies.
Seven Columbia College students and two alumni have received 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student grants, which offer funding for students and young professionals to undertake individually-designed international research and study projects or primary and secondary school teaching in English-language classrooms.
Troutt becomes the first Ivy League Player of the Year in the Columbia softball program’s 19-year history, and is the first Lion to earn one of the Ivy League’s top postseason awards since 2003.
As chair of the JED Steering Committee, Dean James J. Valentini recently provided an update to students regarding Columbia’s multi-year plan to assess undergraduate health and wellness resources.
Marcus, former dean and George Delacorte Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, passed away on April 25.
On April 23, students were honored for their leadership and involvement on campus at the 2018 Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Edward W. “Ted” Tayler, the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities Emeritus and special lecturer in English and comparative literature, passed away on April 23. He was 87.