Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for Aug 2014
Constantine “Costa” Dimas CC’96 has been elected chair of the Board of Friends of the 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.
David Rosand CC’59, GSAS’65, an art historian and the Meyer Schapiro Professor Emeritus of Art History, passed away in New York City, where he resided, on August 8, 2014. Rosand played a significant role in creating the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, of which he was chair 1984–86 and 1997–2009. In 2003, he helped the University obtain Casa Muraro — the former intellectual enclave of Venetian art historian Michelangelo Muraro — as a study abroad home and resource in Venice for Columbia students. In the 2008 CCT profile, Rosand said, “I want Casa Muraro to be my legacy to alma mater.”
This summer, Columbia College welcomed 26 faculty members from 13 institutions from across the United States, Europe, and China to participate in a two-week intensive workshop on designing and teaching Core courses.