Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for Apr 2015
Undergraduate students in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) have created a research journal, Portales: The LAIC Journal of Undergraduate Research.
Shriya Samavai CC’15, an art history major with a concentration in business management from West Lafayette, Ind., and Lauren Field BC’16, an English major and art history minor from Portland, Ore., have won first place in the Columbia Venture Competition’s Undergraduate Challenge for their clothing line, Academy Of.
Columbia College has announced the names of 94 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on Tuesday, May 19.
The Columbia College Alumni Association has launched a newly formed brand.
Mark Minghao Xue CC’06 has been awarded one of the prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
Katherine Jin CC’16, Kevin Tyan CC’16 and Jason Kang SEAS’16, the student team behind Highlight, a pigmented bleach solution that improves decontamination of infectious diseases, has won the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge.
On April 20, more than 125 alumnae and female students gathered at Casa Italiana to celebrate the relaunch of Columbia College Women.
Concert Spirituals and the Black Soprano, a performance and panel discussion that reconsiders the role of singing concert spirituals among black sopranos in relation to political resistance, musical virtuosity and the sacred, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in St. Paul’s Chapel.
Harmann Singh CC'16, an economics-mathematics joint major from New York, has been selected for a prestigious 2015 Truman Scholarship.
Columbia College is sponsoring a new Startup Internship Fund beginning in summer 2015 to allow students on financial aid to take advantage of unpaid or low-paid opportunities in the startup sector.
Beau Willimon CC’99, SOA’03, will be the speaker at the School of the Arts Celebration of Graduates on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The ceremony will be held in Miller Theatre at 2 p.m. on the Morningside campus.
Twelve first-year students in Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have received 2015 Presidential Global Fellowships.
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.
Brian Trippe CC’16, a biochemistry and computer science major, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.