Giving

From left, David Madigan, executive vice president of Arts and Sciences and dean of the faculty; Alondra Nelson, dean of social science; Güler Sabancı; Lee C. Bollinger, president of the University. 

Columbia University has created the Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies, the first such center in the United States.

Great teachers are passionate about the classroom, as evidenced by the 11 faculty members honored this year with Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Awards. Some were nominated by their students, others by their fellow professors or department chairs.

Every year Columbia Dining hosts a Thanksgiving feast for 1,000 students who do not go home for the holiday, but can still celebrate with their Columbia family.

With the parting of a leopard-print curtain and the flash of cameras, the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation officially opened Sept.

A printmaking shop endowed by an artist best known for his sketches in Playboy and at sporting events like the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby has become an important fine art venue at Columbia.

Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and a member of the School’s Board of Overseers, has pledged a landmark gift of $100 million to Columbia Business School. It joins Class of 1969 alumnus Henry R.

Leon Cooperman ’67, chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors and a member of Columbia Business School’s Board of Overseers, has pledged a gift of $25 million to support the construction of the School’s new home in Manhattanville.

Without real estate, there could be no architecture, no planning, no preservation.

David and Helen Gurley Brown in 1984. Photo/Hearst Corp. 
 

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Stanfor

H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest and his wife Marguerite at the Hamilton Medal dinner

Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

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