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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the student-nominated Lionel Trilling Book Award and Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching. Susan Pedersen, the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History, will be awarded the 41st annual Lionel Trilling Book Award, for her recent book, The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire. Liza Knapp, associate professor of Slavic Languages, will be honored with the 55th annual Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching, for her unparalleled dedication to both the Department of Slavic Languages and the Core Curriculum. The honorees are selected annually by a committee of Columbia College students. They will receive their awards at a ceremony at on May 4, at 6 p.m., in Faculty Room, Low Library. All are invited to attend.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Columbia College announced today that the Executive Editor of The New York Times, Dean Baquet, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Columbia College Class Day ceremony. The annual event, which honors graduating seniors, will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, on the South Lawns of Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lauren Chadwick CC’15 has been awarded the competitive Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which provides funding for recent college and graduate school alumni to work in Washington, D.C., on issues related to peace and security.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Daniel Lazour CC’16 is among the recipients of the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater for the musical We Live in Cairo, which he wrote with his brother, Patrick.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Columbia College celebrated its more than 1,500 scholarship recipients and the donors who make financial aid possible at the annual Dean’s Scholarship Reception, held on on February 9 in Roone Arledge Auditorium. Nearly 450 named scholarship donors, alumni and student recipients attended the event. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Peter V. Johnson, Director of Enrollment Group Special Projects and special assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, has been awarded the 2016 Black Alumni Council Heritage Award, which honors individuals who have made considerable contributions to the community and to their respective fields.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Columbia College is offering a new entrepreneurship course, “Venturing to Change the World,” which seeks to “expose students to the intellectual foundations and practical aspects of entrepreneurship.”

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Columbia College is pleased to share the Columbia College Annual Report 2014–2015, which celebrates our academics and research opportunities, our global offerings, our new entrepreneurship programs, our renowned Core Curriculum, and the ways in which our current and former students are building connections and community.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA) has announced a new initiative that allows first-years to explore potential academic areas of interest before formally declaring a major or concentration.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nearly 70 students presented their research in the biological sciences at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) poster presentation in the Rotunda of Low Library on January 29.

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