On October 24, President Lee C. Bollinger led a ceremony attended by distinguished faculty, deans, and students, as well as local civic and community leaders and internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, which designed the campus master plan with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Piano also designed the first buildings to rise on the campus: the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, which houses the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and the Lenfest Center for the Arts.
Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend is an annual conference where the University's top alumni leaders and volunteers gather to exchange best practices, advice, and ideas. Please read more about Leader's Weekend at the Low Down article.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton recently won Columbia’s 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. The hip-hop musical based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton reimagines the American Revolution and the early years of the Republic with a cast of predominantly Black and Latino actors. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith created the $100,000 prize, administered by Columbia Libraries, to honor her brother, the late senator from Massachusetts. This year’s jury, which included Columbia professors Farah Jasmine Griffin, Rashid Khalidi, and James Shapiro ’77CC, selected Hamilton because it “celebrates the evolving history of the United States, of hip-hop, and of the musical theater.” (For more on Hamilton, see Columbia Magazine’s Winter 2015 feature story “Hamilton is in the House.”) Read more of this article at Columbia Magazine.
The CAA Alumni Travel Study Program goes around the world on thought-provoking sojourns. Many trips include a faculty member or featured expert that makes these adventures a kind of traveling classroom for the curious mind.
Featured Alumni Travel Study Trip: Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) on our remarkable journey to Sicily and the Amalfi Coast from May 31 to June 7, 2015. It is truly Italy at its very best. You will explore thousands of years of culture from the ancient Greeks, through Pompeii, right up to the modern pleasures of throwing your own pizza dough in a private cliff top home. Throughout, you will settle into lovely 4-star hotels, take leisurely walks on footpaths with breathtaking views, and meet the local people who get to take these dramatic settings for granted. Add in a limoncello tasting here and an afternoon at your villa-hotel’s pool there, and this will be an experience you’ll always remember.
Explore the itinerary and get more information here.
Other upcoming trips include:
- Small-ship voyage exploring the sites and history of the Celtic Lands, May 12 - 21, 2015
- A nine-day journey through the great National Parks of California, June 6 - 14, 2015
- Exploring one of the most biologically unique places on earth, the Galapagos Islands, June 17 - 24, 2015
- A singular safari visiting Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, August 5 - 19, 2015
- An air, land and cruise inclusive exploration of China & Tibet, September 29 - October 12, 2015
- And more: http://alumni.columbia.edu/research-learn/travel-study-trips
Put on your traveling shoes and explore the world.
The Alumni Travel Study Program allows Columbia alumni to combine learning and pleasure through domestic and international travel. The travel study experience is often enriched by the participation of Columbia faculty members.Read more
Discover the benefits of being a Columbian for life.
Alumni-only discounts and benefits include:
- Access to Columbia Libraries and e-databases
- Computer discounts and VIP customer service with GovConnect
- Life, auto, home, and long term care insurance, or short-term medical insurance
- Healthcare discounts on prescriptions and lab tests
- Cash rewards through Bank of America
Think global. Connect local. For the seventh year, over 50 Columbia clubs around the world are participating in this year's Columbia Connects - a worldwide celebration of our alumni network taking place on or around September 26, 2013.
Expand your Columbia Connections beyond your hometown, too. Join the CAA's LinkedIn group or, if you're already a member, invite your Columbia friends to join you there.Read more