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Two recent Columbia alumni, Colin Felsman, CC'09, and Shira Milikowsky, School of Arts '07, have won the Luce Scholarship. This is the first time in over five years that Columbia has had two scholars in the same year. The Luce Foundation describes the program as being “aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. The Program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.” While the award varies depending on placement, it can provide approximately $30,000 for the year.
Max Horlbeck, a junior double major in Biochemistry and Computer Science and a Rabi Scholar from New York City, has won the Goldwater Scholarship. Max plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. program so that he can conduct biomedical research to develop gene-targeted therapies, treat patients, and teach at the university level.
Ilya Belopolski, a sophomore double major in Physics and Mathematics and also a Rabi Scholar from New Canaan Connecticut, was designated as having received honorable mention. Ilya plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, researching gravitational-wave astrophysics and then intends to teach at the university level.
Please note that the deadline for submitting applications to the Ephesos Summer Study Abroad Program led by Columbia alumnus Greg Wyatt has been moved to Wednesday, April 21st. Please submit all materials to the Fellowships Office by 5 pm on that day.
During summer 2010, faculty and students from nine prominent Asian and American universities will conduct a joint research seminar on “Sustainability.”
Matthew Franks, CC '09, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a year-long, federally-funded fellowship for study and work in Germany. Mr. Franks was selected as one of 75 participants (from more than 630 applicants) for this unique fellowship program. Since 1984, approximately 1,500 Americans have been awarded this opportunity to gain cultural, theoretical, and practical work experience in Germany, and Mr. Franks will be participating in the 27th year of the CBYX program (2010-2011).
Columbia is pleased to announce a new summer study abroad fellowship for summer 2010 (dates June 25--July 15) with Columbia alumnus Greg Wyatt at the ancient site of Ephesos. The purpose of this summer workshop will be to introduce students to the reflective thought and artistic practices required to draw and paint ancient Greek sites in situ. It will also provide for study of these sites’ cultural, architectural, art historical, and sociological contexts firsthand. The on-site archaeology studies at Ephesos will also speak to the noble examples of classical architecture in innovative and interdisciplinary ways. This workshop will be led under the supervision of Greg Wyatt, Columbia ’71.
Please note that the 1939 Summer Research Fellowship deadline is now Monday, April 5th. Please submit all materials into the office by 5 pm.
Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 30th at 3:30 pm for the REQUIRED information session led by the Office of Fellowships about independent research.
Are you interested in graduate studies in the UK? Please mark your calendar for an information session with Monika Malak, International Liaison and Recruitment Officer at the International Office of the University College London. The session will be held on Tuesday, March 23rd at 3:30 pm in the Core Conference Room of 202 Hamilton Hall.
Are you a Columbia College sophomore or junior conducting independent research this summer? The Class of 1939 Summer Research Fellowship will provide funds for students to pursue an independent research or to qualify as assistants in on-going laboratory projects.