Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for May 2016
Rock and doo-wop group Sha Na Na, a spin-off of the Columbia Kingsmen singing group, will return to campus for Reunion 2016 on Friday, June 3, 47 years after the group’s Columbia debut in 1969
Columbia College mourns the loss of former Provost and longtime history professor Fritz Stern CC’46, GSAS’53.
Christian Collier Domenico Vivadelli CC’16 was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy in a ceremony in Low Rotunda on May 19.
Alex Navab CC’87, chair of the Columbia College Board of Visitors, has been honored with the 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, presented annually to U.S. citizens “whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are cause for celebration.”
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.
Three Columbia College students have been awarded prestigious 2016 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships.
The Double Discovery Center (DDC), a Columbia College program that works to foster college matriculation for low-income and first-generation middle and high school students in New York City, will be renamed The Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center, thanks to a $2 million gift from an anonymous donor.
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.
Great teachers are an inspiration to their students and admired by their peers. This year’s winners of the Columbia Distinguished Faculty Awards were nominated by department chairs and their fellow faculty members. Their students have gone on to do extraordinary research, win awards or become professors themselves.