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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Terry A. Plank, a professor of earth and environmental sciences with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and lecturer in the College's Frontiers of Science course, and Maria Chudnovsky, an associate professor of industrial engineering and operations research at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, are among the 23 MacArthur Foundation fellows named for 2012. Each will receive a $500,000 grant to continue to create and explore their extraordinary work.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Columbia College mourns the loss of Arthur Ochs 'Punch' Sulzberger, former publisher of The New York Times and chairman and chief executive of The New York Times Company, a dedicated College alumnus and University Trustee. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Office of Global Programs will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair from 12:30 to 3:30 on Friday, Sept. 28, in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall. The fair will feature more than 50 approved study abroad programs and international universities. Returned study abroad students, faculty directors, and Office of Global Programs staff will also be hand to answer any questions about studying abroad.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Churchill Scholarships, offered by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, provide for one year of post-baccalaureate study in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Center for Career Education's inaugural open house featured an employer relations station for students to set up job agents and learn about LionSHARE, power half-hours on the “Job/Internship Search” and “On Campus Recruiting,” an internship station, quick meetings with career counselors, representatives of student professional groups and Columbia Student Enterprizes, and a photograhper shooting headshots for students' LinkedIn profiles. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Columbia has been ranked fourth place in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of National Universities for the third year in a row. Harvard and Princeton are tied for first place this year, followed by Yale. U.S. News’ “Best Colleges 2013” rankings were released on September 12. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.  Up to thirty fellowships are awarded each year.  Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in the U.S., in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Members of the Class of 2016 arrived on campus for Convocation on Monday, August 27, and were welcomed by President Lee C. Bollinger and Dean James J. Valentini, among other speakers. They came from 48 states and nearly 60 countries and represent almost 90 prospective majors, according to the dean. This year’s program also featured the first Alumni Procession at Convocation, with approximately 75 alumni grouped by decades marching behind banners to rousing applause from the students, parents and guests.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jonathan Schiller ’69, ’73L will be presented the 2012 Alexander Hamilton Medal on Thursday, November 15, at the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, an annual black-tie event in Low Rotunda. The medal, the highest honor paid to a member of the Columbia College community, is awarded  by the Columbia College Alumni Association to an alumnus/a or faculty member for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced today that James J. Valentini will be the new Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education effective July 1, 2012.  Dean Valentini, known better as “Deantini” to the students of the College, has been acting as Interim Dean since September 2011.


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