Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Posted in Fellowships
Terry A. Plank, a professor of earth and environmental sciences with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and lecturer in the College's Frontiers of Science course, and Maria Chudnovsky, an associate professor of industrial engineering and operations research at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, are among the 23 MacArthur Foundation fellows named for 2012. Each will receive a $500,000 grant to continue to create and explore their extraordinary work.
The Office of Global Programs will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair from 12:30 to 3:30 on Friday, Sept. 28, in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall. The fair will feature more than 50 approved study abroad programs and international universities. Returned study abroad students, faculty directors, and Office of Global Programs staff will also be hand to answer any questions about studying abroad.
The Center for Career Education's inaugural open house featured an employer relations station for students to set up job agents and learn about LionSHARE, power half-hours on the “Job/Internship Search” and “On Campus Recruiting,” an internship station, quick meetings with career counselors, representatives of student professional groups and Columbia Student Enterprizes, and a photograhper shooting headshots for students' LinkedIn profiles.
Churchill Scholarships, offered by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, provide for one year of post-baccalaureate study in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Up to thirty fellowships are awarded each year. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in the U.S., in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program.
The Columbia Global Scholars Program (GSP) offers highly motivated students of diverse disciplines the opportunity to investigate issues from a global perspective. Based at Columbia Global Centers | Europe in Paris (CGC|E), the program encourages students to delve into another society and culture as they pursue their own projects, test their own goals against other peoples’ educational and intellectual systems, and develop a range of research, language, and networking skills to help them in this innovative intellectual endeavor. The GSP curriculum is designed to enable students to conduct individual research projects during the spring and summer semesters of their junior year. The program, the first of its kind at Columbia, takes place during the spring and summer semesters. The GSP for academic year 2013 is now recruiting students.
Eight Columbia University professors received Guggenheim Fellowships on Friday, April 13, more than any other institution this year. Literature Humanities chair Christia Mercer and Contemporary Civilization chair Matthew Jones were among the professors to win the prestigious fellowships.
Three Columbia College juniors are among the 282 winners of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships announced this week. Woo Chang Chung ’13, Adam Formica ’13 and Katharina Shaw ’13 each will receive up to $7,500 toward the cost of their tuition and other college fees from their senior years.
Five more Columbia students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships, bringing the school’s total count of winners of the international prize this year to seven.
Emily Tamkin ’12 and Cristian Gonzalez ’10 will study in Germany next year as Fulbright Scholarship winners.