Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
“Retranslating Literary Classics: A Panel of Cervantes, Montaigne, and Dostoevsky,” this spring’s Literature Humanities Course-wide event, was held on March 7 in Miller Theatre and moderated by Susan Bernofsky, director of literary translation at Columbia.
Five accomplished alumni were presented with 2014 John Jay Awarsd for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner on March 5. This year marked the 36th annual dinner; 195 honorees and 11 decades of alumni have been honored. The dinner raised $1.1 million for the John Jay National Scholars Program, which provides financial aid and special programming to enhance the academic and extracurricular experiences of outstanding students.
On Wednesday, February 26, the Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program is thrilled to present its 2014 Spring Forum featuring distinguished guest speaker Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation.
Columbia College is pleased to introduce the new Columbia College Annual Report, which for the first time not only highlights the Columbia College Fund, as in the past, but also provides an overarching picture of Columbia College throughout the last academic year.
Columbia has partnered with Tokyo’s Waseda University to launch a new summer program that will provide undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the influential works of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, director of the classic film Rashomon.
Columbia will offer a new program this summer that provides undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to excavate and learn together at Hadrian’s Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most important of the Roman imperial villas, located in Tivoli near Rome.
Columbia College’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter welcomed 22 new members as Junior Phi Beta Kappa members on January 31.
Five accomplished alumni will be presented with 2014 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on Wednesday, March 5.
Columbia College has appointed Joseph Ayala CC ’94, an experienced non-profit leader with nearly 20 years of experience in youth development and advocacy, as the new executive director of 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.
Jonathan D. Schiller CC ’69, LW ’73, a managing partner and co-founder of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, and one of the country’s most well-known and respected lawyers, has been elected as co-chair of the Columbia University Board of Trustees. He will serve along current board chairman William V. Campbell CC ’62, TC ’64.