The Next Generation

“Even after a fifteen hour day, being with a patient is always my favorite part—it’s why I’m here,” said Emma Goldensohn ’16PS.

Paying It Forward

"The scholarship I've established is for a future student who attended high school in Greater China," said Alex Li '73CC. "I hope that someone from that area, like me, will also benefit from all Columbia has to offer."

The Geography of Economics

Donald Davis ’92GSAS, the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Economics and International Affairs, studies how location impacts economies.

Health in Context

As a James Harden Fellow working in the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Elisa M. González is exploring the roles history, culture, and politics play in health in Puerto Rico.

Giving Back Off Campus

From removing invasive plant species from local parks to outreach for AIDS testing in the Bronx, volunteerism is central to Ryan Jensen’s Columbia College experience.

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Introducing the Manhattanville Campus

Columbia is growing—both locally and globally. A new 17-acre campus is under construction just north of Columbia’s historic Morningside campus. Manhattanville will soon be a hub for interdisciplinary teaching, research, and scholarship.

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Annual Fellowships for Doctoral Study: Mailman School of Public Health

PhD students at the Mailman School need a minimum of five years to complete their degrees. With overall tuition costs nearing $170,000 per student, fellowship gifts are an essential source of funding to cover tuition and stipends.


Ronnie D. Planalp and Stephen S. Trevor Donate $2.5 Million in Gifts to Columbia University

Gifts support Entrepreneurship Curriculum at Columbia College, Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, and Columbia Fencing.

Columbia University announced a total of $2.5 million in gifts from two Columbia alumni, Ronnie D. Planalp '86BUS and Stephen S. Trevor '86CC. The majority of their giving—$2 million—will establish the endowed Planalp Trevor Dean’s Curriculum Innovation Fund for Entrepreneurship at Columbia College, providing permanent support for the faculty teaching and the students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses. The Fund will also support, accelerate, and motivate the Columbia community’s programs and culture around innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship at Columbia College, now in the midst of its historic Core to Commencement Campaign.


Alexander Tzagoloff Establishes Graduate Travel Fund in Biological Sciences

Professor Alexander Tzagoloff was born in Moscow, but his family left Russia when he was still a child. He soon found a welcome home for himself and his family at Columbia.

Now, at age 78, Professor Tzagoloff is paving the way for the next generation of Columbia scientists while honoring the University’s distinguished past in biology. He recently established the Graduate Travel Fund with a $150,000 gift to the Department of Biological Sciences.



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