Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
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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.
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.
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.
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.