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Monday, October 31, 2011
Richard Sun ’13 has received Ireland’s prestigious Undergraduate Award for academic excellence and innovation for his paper on "Triple Bottom Analysis of Sustainable Urban Development." Ireland President Mary McAleese presented Sun, an economics and math major from Summit, N.J., with the Oscar Wilde Gold Medal at Dublin Castle on October 28. 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Social activist and educator Geoffrey Canada, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harlem Children’s Zone, will speak at the Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Forum at Columbia University's Miller Theater on Friday, Oct. 28th. The forum is the culminating event of the 2011 Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program, a new initiative of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering that seeks to inspire and empower the next generation of community leaders and help students become effective agents of change. The program is run in partnership with fashion designer and Columbia parent Kenneth Cole.

Monday, October 17, 2011

More than 1,000 alumni, students, parents and friends gathered on October 15 at the Baker Athletics Complex on West 218th Street for Homecoming 2011, which included a gourmet barbecue and carnival under the Big Tent, music and camaraderie. A boisterous crowd of 9,124 attended the game against the Penn Quakers at Robert K. Kraft Field. The fans saw the Lions lead most of the way before succumbing to the two-time defending Ivy champion Quakers 27–20 on a touchdown with just 25 seconds left to play.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev spoke to a crowd of Music Humanities students and other members of the Columbia College and University community at a World Leaders Forum event at Miller Theatre on Friday, Oct. 7. The event was sponsored by the Center for the Core Curriculum, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Miller Theatre.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev will speak at a special event for Music Humanities students at Miller Theater from 11 to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.  The event, part of the University’s World Leaders Forum, is sponsored by the Center for the Core Curriculum, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Miller Theatre. It is geared towards Music Humanities students, but is also open to the greater Columbia College and University community.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nearly 1,900 students attended the Center for Career Education's Fall Career Fair on Friday, Sept. 23, including students from Columbia College and the six other undergraduate and graduate schools served by the Center for Career Education. More than 130 employers were represented at the career fair, which also featured three alumni panels.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein '04 has been named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which called her "a young cellist whose emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary music have earned her international recognition." She will receive $500,000 during the next five years to be used in an area of her choice.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Columbia has been ranked fourth place in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of National Universities for the second year in a row. The "Best Colleges 2012" rankings were released on September 13. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chemistry Professor James Valentini will assume the responsibilities of Dean of the College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education on an interim basis.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Columbia College Fund exceeded its Fiscal Year 2010–11 goal of $14.5 million and raised a record $15.6 million, thanks to the 11,000 alumni, parents, friends and Class of 2011 donors.

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