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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Three Columbia College students — Gabrielle De Haan CC’16, Jing Hao Liong CC’16 and Sasha Benincasa CC’16 — have been named 2016 Yenching Academy Scholars, an honor that provides winners with full fellowships for one-year, interdisciplinary master’s degrees in China Studies at Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Three Columbia College students have been awarded prestigious 2016 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships.

 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Columbia College has announced the establishment of the Nobuhisa and Marcia Ishizuka Global Fellowship in East Asian Studies, a summer study abroad grant for students studying Japanese language and culture, or other East Asian languages and cultures, whose research and interests include Japan.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Michael E. Pippenger, Columbia University’s Dean of Undergraduate Global Programs and Assistant Vice President for International Education, has been appointed Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization at the University of Notre Dame. Pippenger will lead Notre Dame International, the university’s global initiative, overseeing efforts to broaden the Notre Dame’s international culture, programs, reach and reputation through expanded international research, collaborative projects and strategic relationships with global partners.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Anuke Ganegoda CC’18, an applied mathematics and computer science/mathematics double major; Sahir Jaggi SEAS’17, a biomedical engineering major with minors in computer science and entrepreneurship; and Mathew Pregasen SEAS’18, a computer engineering major with a minor in computer science, have won first place in the Columbia Venture Competition’s Undergraduate Challenge for their mathematics technology, Parsegon, which renders mathematical equations without the need to learn a coding language. The award, which comes with $25,000 in funding, was announced by Dean James J. Valentini on April 29.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Seventeen first-year students in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and General Studies have received 2016 Presidential Global Fellowships. The students, whose academic interests range from French to Portuguese, from Arabic to Chinese, from anthropology to art history, and from political science and human rights to sustainability, were selected from a pool of more than 160 for the University’s undergraduate global summer fellowship program.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stephen S. Trevor CC’86 and Ronnie D. Planalp BUS’86 have given a $2.5 million gift to Columbia, which includes $2 million to establish the Planalp Trevor Dean’s Curriculum Innovation Fund for Entrepreneurship at Columbia College. The Fund will provide permanent support for the faculty teaching and the students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses support, accelerate, and motivate the Columbia community’s programs and culture around innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship at Columbia College. Their gift to the College is part of the Core to Commencement campaign.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Bianca Guerrero CC’17, a political science major from Yonkers, N.Y., has been selected for a prestigious 2016 Truman Scholarship.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Max Lawton CC’16, a Russian Literature and Culture major who was raised in Brussels, Chicago and Milwaukee, has received the prestigious Clarendon Scholarship from the University of Oxford to pursue a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Modern Languages, where he will focus on Russian literature.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sophie Wilkowske CC’17, a history major with a Russian language and culture concentration from Duluth, Minn., has received a prestigious Beinecke Scholarship. 

 
Friday, April 15, 2016

Felix Qiaochu Jin CC’16, a biochemistry and physics major from Rochester, N.Y., and Zoey Poll CC’16, an urban studies major from Los Angeles, have been named  valedictorian and salutatorian, the top academic honors for the Columbia College Class of 2016.  The awardees were selected by the faculty Committee on Honors, Awards and Prizes based on the strength, breadth, depth and rigor of their academic achievements, as well as on evidence of their intellectual promise, character and achievement outside the classroom.  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sasha DiGiulian CC’16, a professional rock climber and three-time U.S. National rock climbing champion, has been selected as one of Glamour’s 2016 “College Women of the Year.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Columbia undergraduates Katherine Jin CC’16, Kevin Tyan CC’16 and Jason Kang SEAS’16, cofounders of the startup Kinnos Inc., have been awarded the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Shreyas Vissapragada CC’17, an astrophysics and computer science double major, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Elana Shanti Sulakshana CC’17, a history and sustainable development double major from Newton, Mass., has won a prestigious Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, awarded to college sophomores and juniors in recognition of their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lauren Chadwick CC’15 has been awarded the competitive Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which provides funding for recent college and graduate school alumni to work in Washington, D.C., on issues related to peace and security.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Columbia College is pleased to share the Columbia College Annual Report 2014–2015, which celebrates our academics and research opportunities, our global offerings, our new entrepreneurship programs, our renowned Core Curriculum, and the ways in which our current and former students are building connections and community.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Eight recently graduated seniors and alumni/ae have been awarded 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student grants.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Julian Brave NoiseCat CC’15 has been awarded a prestigious Clarendon Scholarship from the University of Oxford to pursue a Master of Studies in Global and Imperial History.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Miriam Rosen CC’15 has been awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Study Scholarship to perform research in Berlin at the Humbolt University's Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Bild Wissen Gestaltung, during the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Demarttice Tunstall CC’15 has been selected for a 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship and for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mark Minghao Xue CC’06 has been awarded one of the prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Harmann Singh CC'16, an economics-mathematics joint major from New York, has been selected for a prestigious 2015 Truman Scholarship. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Twelve first-year students in Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have received 2015 Presidential Global Fellowships.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Two science students have received the top academic honors for the Columbia College Class of 2015. Robert Lin, a mathematics and physics major from Bergen County, New Jersey, has been named valedictorian, and Stephanie Gergoudis, a biology major from Queens, New York, has been named salutatorian.

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