Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Posted in College
As of November 13, 2015, all students on the Columbia University Undergraduate Program in Paris have been confirmed safe. Columbia's Office of Global Programs and the program staff continue to monitor the situation. Students needing assistance can contact Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555.
The Office of Global Programs has announced Columbia University in London, a new study abroad program in London.
Columbia College topped the leaderboard charts for the fourth annual Columbia Giving Day, a 24-hour University-wide event in which the goal is to support and increase awareness of annual funds across all schools. This year’s event took place on October 21 and nearly 1,700 College-related donors — comprising alumni, parents, students and friends — contributed a total of $3.7 million, a passionate show of support to continuing to build the best undergraduate experience for our students.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is offering a new intercultural opportunity, the Global Ambassador Program, a year-long program that aims to foster intercultural dialogues and friendships within Columbia’s diverse student body.
Valerie Purdie-Vaughns CC’93, associate professor of psychology and adjunct professor at the Columbia Business School, and Brent R. Stockwell, professor of biological sciences and chemistry, will be leading a University Lecture program.
The Office of Global Programs has announced a new study abroad program in Mexico City. The program, the first in a series of global education programs created in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, will be offered in Spring 2016.
The Center for Career Education will host the first annual Undergraduate Career Fair in Alfred Lerner Hall on Friday, September 25, from 12-4 p.m.
Beginning in Fall 2015, undergraduate financial aid recipients from Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science are able to apply for funds through the Deans’ Student Assistance Fund. This resource is designed to assist students with the greatest financial need who face unanticipated personal expenses beyond those included in the Cost of Attendance.
Members of the Class of 2019 and their families were welcomed into the Columbia family at Convocation on August 31.