Columbia University and its Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures have announced the creation of the Tang Center for Early China. The new center, made possible through a $5 million endowment gift from Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang, will help advance society’s understanding of the richness and importance of early Chinese civilizations as part of a broader common human heritage.
Columbia University School of Nursing has been awarded a $6.5 million grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust for three vital projects that will educate future nurse leaders.
"This generous gift from the Helene Fuld Health Trust - the largest single donation in our school's 123-year history - will enable us to continue a tradition of leadership in nursing education, preparing world-class nurses to meet the challenges of today's dynamic health care environment," said Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of Columbia Nursing.
The government of Japan has donated $5 million to Columbia University to endow the Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy Professorship, which is intended to promote Japanese studies by supporting teaching and research in this subject area.
“Japan’s generous support for Columbia University will foster mutual understanding and advance scholarly conversations about the latest developments in Japanese politics and foreign policy,” said Provost John Coatsworth.
Columbia Business School today announced the creation of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise. The new center, made possible through a transformative endowment gift from Sandra and Tony Tamer will help develop a new generation of business leaders that understand how management can contribute to, enhance, and impact society and the environment. Additionally, it will serve as the educational, curricular, research, and strategic hub of all social entrepreneurship activities at Columbia.
The family of David Rosand ’59CC, ’64GSAS, ’14HON — twice chair of Columbia’s department of art history and archaeology and a beloved professor for nearly five decades who passed away over the summer — has established a fund to honor his legacy.
Another record-breaking Columbia Giving Day is in the books. This year, the third annual online event raised $11,064,924 through 10,452 gifts from all 50 states and 53 countries.
Amelia J. Alverson has been appointed executive vice president for university development and alumni relations. She has served in this role on an interim basis since the spring.
“I can think of no better person to help steward this great institution and to build upon the sense of loyalty and enthusiasm now seen throughout the extended Columbia community,” said President Lee C. Bollinger.
Mark your calendars for October 29, Columbia Giving Day, when the entire Columbia community will come together to change lives that change the world.
Alumni, students, parents, and friends can win big for their favorite school or program by competing for $400,000 in matching funds.
Columbia University produced a return of 17.5 percent on its endowment portfolio for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. This reflects the normal one-quarter lag in private equity and real asset valuations.
The total value of Columbia’s endowment as of June 30 was $9.2 billion. The University’s trailing 5- and 10-year returns—14.2 percent and 11.0 percent, respectively.
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