Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
We are very pleased to share the Columbia College Fund 57th Annual Report, online for the first time and reflecting the success of the 2008-2009 Fiscal Year. Going green allows the College to reduce waste and save costs while providing more information than would be possible in a printed publication.
The Annual Report can be found online at http://fund.college.columbia.edu/annualreport.
We are pleased to report that Shlomo Bolts, a senior Political Science and Sociology double major from Miami Beach Florida, has won the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Shlomo plans to pursue an MPhil in Modern Society and Global Transformations at Cambridge. His areas of interest include globalization, peace studies, and denationalization.
Are you an engineering student in need of funding as you continue to pursue academic excellence? Meet with Dean Pippenger and Ms. Roach of the Fellowships Office to learn about opportunities to fund research, your education (both undergraduate and graduate), or even study abroad.
Please note that applications for the Udall Scholarship will be due into the Fellowships Office on February 8th at 5 pm.
This year, a single Columbia junior will be selected as the Steamboat Summer Scholar and will have the unparalelled experience of interning at the Hospital of Special Surgery with Columbia alumnus and New York Mets team physician Dr. David Altchek. Deadline for application submission is January 29, 2010.
The 2010 International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and organized by Purdue University, is now accepting applications for the 2010 grant cycle. IREE 2010 awardees will receive a stipend (US$4,000 for graduate students and US$3,000 for undergraduate students) to conduct engineering-related research in China from May - August 2010. Additionally, grant awardees will receive allowances for: an orientation program; travel to and housing/meals in China; plus a re-entry program. The 50 students (20 undergraduate and 30 graduate students) that receive the IREE award will spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier engineering research projects in university, industry, or government labs in China.
Please join Peter Kerrigan, Deputy Director of DAAD NY, and Michaela Gottschling, Director of the RISE program, for an information session on this unique summer opportunity in Germany. The meeting will take place at 3 pm on December 3rd in the Core Conference Room of Hamilton Hall.
On Nov. 18th, Columbia College student Raphael Graybill (CC'10) found out that he was selected as a 2010 Marshall Scholar. Just three days later, after two days of interviews in Seattle, he was told in person that he had been chosen to attend Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Graybill is the second Columbia College student in two years to be selected for both the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships.
Conrad H. Lung '72 received the Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honor paid to a member of the Columbia College family, at a black-tie dinner in Low Rotunda on November 19. The medal is awarded annually by the Columbia College Alumni Association to an alumnus/a or faculty member for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor.
Alumni visiting Columbia's Morningside Heights campus can stop by the Columbia Alumni Center's first-floor welcome center to catch up on the latest University news, check e-mail, explore alumni benefits, peruse a yearbook, or just have a cup of coffee.
The welcome center has been designed specifically for alumni use, and includes a lounge, library, seminar room, and courtesy office. It's an ideal place to meet with fellow Columbians, or to enjoy a quiet moment while visiting campus.