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The Alumni Partnership Program links students with grads
Caroline Walker Bynum named University Professor
Early admissions applications keep rising
Virginia Cornish 91 breaks ground
Lorry and Mark Newhouse co-chair Parents Fund Committee
Horst Stormer is Columbia's latest Nobel Prize winner


Lorry and Mark Newhouse, parents of Charlotte '01, have been appointed co-chairs of the Parents Fund Committee. A graduate of Yale, Mark Newhouse is employed in the family business, Advance Publications, and is currently vice president and general manager of The Star Ledger of Newark, N.J. He also is president of the board of trustees of the New York City Opera, a trustee of the Glimmerglass Opera, and a former trustee of the Far Brook School in Short Hills, N.J. Lorry Newhouse is an artist with an MFA from Yale; her board memberships include the Newark Museum, the Liberty Science Center, the American Friends of the Hermitage, and the Housing Works Thrift Shop. As chairs, the Newhouses, who live in New York, will work to increase donations to and participation in the Parents Fund, which supports the educational mission of Columbia College. 

Michael Crow has been promoted to the new position of executive vice provost. He oversees the University's interdisciplinary programs, its scientific research policy and administration, its new media activities, several new international initiatives and a range of other strategic properties.

Crow came to Columbia in 1991 as associate vice provost for science and engineering. In 1993 he was promoted to vice provost. Among his principal accomplishments has been developing a system for channeling Columbia's fees from technology licenses back into research, often helping young scientists establish reputations and gain outside funding. He transformed Columbia's Office of Science and Technology into the Columbia Innovation Enterprise and will continue to oversee the university's technology licensing arm.
Eileen Kohan, who has led the growth of the Center for Career Services as executive director, has resigned to become associate dean, student affairs, at the University of Southern California. A national search is under way to select a successor to Kohan, who has relatives in the Los Angeles area. In the meantime, Sue Mescher, the College's associate dean of administration, is overseeing Career Services in addition to her other duties.
As Alfred Lerner Hall continues to take shape, a management team headed by executive director Harris Schwartz '59 has been assembled to handle the budgeting, scheduling, and operations of the future student center. Three newly appointed administrators joined the staff in September.
Dara Falco, associate director for scheduling and support services, will manage the scheduling of all spaces and coordinate support and technology services for the center. She will also be responsible for managing the Campus Alcohol Awareness and proctoring programs. Prior to joining the Lerner Hall staff, Falco served as general manager of the John Harms Center for the Arts in Englewood, N.J.
Maria Gerena will serve as the center's manager of budget and administration. Gerena joins the Lerner staff from Zagat Survey, where she was the director of office operations.
Allen Glenn, assistant director of plant operation, will direct the physical maintenance of Lerner and oversee the facility's engineering and cleaning staff. Glenn previously served as the director of housing and capital projects at Rockefeller University and has extensive real estate development and construction experience.
Three new assistant directors of the Columbia College Fund have joined the Columbia College Office of Alumni Affairs & Development: Nicole Bouknight, Ellen Cohen and Andrew Greene. All have significant fundraising experience, Bouknight with Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, Cohen with the New York City Opera and Greene at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Carnegie Hall.
In addition, Inalee Foldes, who had been working part-time as director of the Parents Fund, is now serving in a full-time capacity.
Tushia Fisher has joined the staff as assistant director, alumni affairs. Fisher came to Columbia from the Chamber of Commerce for the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. and her background includes special events planning and experience as a legislative assistant and lobbyist.
Nona Russell has joined the office as manager of budget and operations. Russell was recruited from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, where she worked for almost 20 years.
Joe Ienuso has been appointed University registrar and director of student information systems. Since coming to Columbia nine years ago, Ienuso has serves as director of admissions for the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, director of the Enrollment Services Center, and director of planning and budget in Student Services.
Julie ("JJ") Haywood has been appointed to the position of director of budget and planning for Student Services. Haywood joins Columbia from Howard University, where she served as executive director of auxiliary enterprises and was responsible for bookstore and retail property management, as well as printing, vending, and mail services.
George Stephanopoulos '82, who has been a visiting professor of political science since the fall of 1996, canceled his spring seminar class, Presidential Promises, due to commitments concerning the release of his new book in April. Stephanopolous has not indicated whether he will resume teaching at Columbia in the future.
Frank X. Carrese did so well dealing with university parking and shuttle buses, he's been asked to deliver the mail as well. Carrese, who served as a New York City police officer for 22 years before joining Columbia eight years ago, has been promoted to director of mail and transportation services. "Campus mail delivery is crucial to our day-to-day work, so much so that we probably take it for granted. But I think we can enhance our mail services and Frank is the man to do it," said Ken Knuckles, vice president for support services.
Ulrika Brand and Lauren Marshall have been appointed to the media relations staff of the Office of Public Affairs. Brand was senior publicist at theGuggenheim Museum in New York, while Marshall was coordinator for community affairs and intercultural management services at the Institute of International Education in Houston.