Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Posted in College
The Office of Global Programs offered three new summer study abroad programs this summer.
Ai-jen Poo CC’96 is one of 21 members of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program (commonly known as “Genius Grants”), an award that recognizes creativity and achievement in a variety of fields and comes with a grant of $625,000 delivered over the course of five years.
The Office of Global Programs has announced a new study abroad program in Istanbul, Turkey, focused on the city as a cross-roads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The University has taken many steps in recent months to help prevent sexual assault and other gender-based misconduct on campus, to make it easier for survivors to report such incidents and to educate students about the subject and the resources available to them. The actions include opening a second Sexual Violence Response and Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center, establishing a new Gender Based Misconduct Policy, significantly expanding student orientation sessions aimed at prevention, expanding faculty and staff training, and hiring case managers to support students through this process.
Constantine “Costa” Dimas CC’96 has been elected chair of the Board of Friends of the Double Discovery Center (DDC), a Columbia College program that works to enhance the higher education opportunities for low-income and first-generation youth in the surrounding community.
David Rosand CC’59, GSAS’65, an art historian and the Meyer Schapiro Professor Emeritus of Art History, passed away in New York City, where he resided, on August 8, 2014. Rosand played a significant role in creating the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, of which he was chair 1984–86 and 1997–2009. In 2003, he helped the University obtain Casa Muraro — the former intellectual enclave of Venetian art historian Michelangelo Muraro — as a study abroad home and resource in Venice for Columbia students. In the 2008 CCT profile, Rosand said, “I want Casa Muraro to be my legacy to alma mater.”
This summer, Columbia College welcomed 26 faculty members from 13 institutions from across the United States, Europe, and China to participate in a two-week intensive workshop on designing and teaching Core courses.
Wm. Theodore de Bary CC’41, GSAS’53, the John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus, has been named by President Barack Obama CC’83 as one of 10 recipients of the 2013 National Humanities Medal for his pioneering work in East Asian studies.
Attorney Jonathan D. Schiller CC ’69, LAW ’73 has become chair of the board of the Columbia University Trustees, succeeding William V. Campbell CC ’62, TC ’64, with whom he served as co-chair for the past six months. Schiller is a managing partner and co-founder of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, and one of the country’s most well-known and respected lawyers.
Nine recently graduated seniors and alumni/ae have been awarded 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student grants.