Columbia University has acquired the archives of the Committee to Protect Journalists. The collection of documents, which spans the organization’s human-rights work since its founding in 1981, includes monitoring and campaign reports, case files, administrative files, photographs, videos, and a vast collection of newspaper clippings.
The C.V. Starr East Asian Library has received a donation of over 6,000 Chinese DVD titles from Beauty Media Inc., transforming the Columbia University Libraries’ East Asian film collection into one of the largest in the world. The donated collection — covering feature films, TV series, drama, music, culture, language, ceremony, and martial arts —will provide extensive resources for the study of Chinese film history, a rapidly growing field of cultural research.
David Barry '87CC and Michael Barry '89CC, brothers and former Columbia wrestlers, will establish a new endowment to support the new Michael and David Barry Assistant Coach of Wrestling position, making it the first endowed assistant coach’s position within Columbia athletics. “We thank David and Michael for their tremendous generosity,” said Dianne M. Murphy, Columbia’s director of intercollegiate athletics and physical education.
A bequest from Linda Matheson ’66SW, ’74SW will provide more than $761,000 to establish the Linda Matheson Fund for the Columbia University School of Social Work Library. Ms. Matheson lived in Astoria, Queens, and was a longtime donor to the School's annual fund.
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded $295,000 to the Burke Theological Library for the processing of the Missionary Research Library Archives and the William Adams Brown Ecumenical Archives. The Missionary archives contain over 160 unique collections from missionaries and missionary organizations from six continents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with special strength in early 20th-century China, Japan, and Korea.
Stephen and Elizabeth Silverman — parents of a 2010 Columbia College graduate — have made a donation in support of the Silverman Family Internship Fund at the College. The gift, which is administered through the Center for Career Education, encourages College students to accept quality internships that foster their career exploration and build upon their academic studies, while alleviating some of the financial burden associated with unpaid internships.
Dr. Herbert Hillemeir ’47CC made an unrestricted bequest of $500,000 to the University.
The Journalism School will use a $3 million gift from Ira A. Lipman to establish a professorship in his name with a research and teaching focus on issues of race relations, diversity, and equal rights in the United States.
The Stillman-Lack Foundation — established to promote the art of Ary Stillman (1891-1967), a Russian-American artist whose independent and wayward course moved him from representational art to the postwar, painterly style of abstract art inspired by cubism and surrealism — has made a series of donations to support graduate students in the Department of Art History and Archaeology. In connection with its liquidation and dissolution, the foundation has donated 90 of Stillman’s works to the University.
When Professor Kenneth Frampton celebrated his 80th birthday in November 2010, Dean Mark Wigley of GSAPP announced an effort to establish an endowed lecture series in honor of the beloved longtime faculty member. The annual lecture will recognize Professor Frampton’s more than 40 years of service to the School as well as his significant contributions to the field of architecture. Since then, 24 donors have already committed more than $330,000 to the fund.