Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
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Andrew Delbanco, the Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities and director of the Center for American Studies, received the 2011 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama ’83 in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on February 13.
Columbia College alumnus Macky Alston won a prize for his documentary Love Free or Die at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in January. Alston was one of seven Columbia College alumni presenting films at the annual festival in Park City, Utah.
Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall was filled on February 2 as almost 500 scholarship donors and student recipients met and mingled at the annual Dean’s Scholarship Reception.
The Core Scholars Program will begin accepting reflections on the Core Curriculum on February 1. Students who create exceptionally creative and well executed Reflections will be honored as 2012 Core Scholars.
Columbia College has announced the names of 22 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on February 17. The students were chosen by a faculty selection committee of Phi Beta Kappa members based on the breadth, depth and rigor of their academic programs, as well as recommendations from faculty members who have worked closely them.
Dean James J. Valentini announced a fundraising challenge,“the 3-2-1 Challenge,” for the Columbia College Class of 2012 at the Senior Fund Kickoff event on January 18.
Seven Columbia College alumni are presenting films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, which takes place from Jan. 19 to 29.
On Wednesday, March 7, five accomplished alumni will be presented with 2012 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner. This year’s honorees are Dede Gardner ’90, Ellen Gustafson ’02, Ben Horowitz ’88, Daniel Loeb ’83 and Li Lu ’96, ’96L, ’96 Business.
Several Columbia community members, including two Columbia College students, attended the first White House Asian American Pacific Islander Youth Leadership Briefing in January.
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.”