Columbia Chemistry Receives $21.5 Million Gift from Dr. Ge Li and Dr. Ning Zhao
July 28, 2020 — Today, Columbia University announced a $21.5 million gift from Dr. Ge Li ’94GSAS and Dr. Ning Zhao ’95GSAS to advance research and teaching in chemistry at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia College, and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. As one of the largest gifts to the sciences on the Morningside campus in University history, the couple’s donation will have a profound impact on the field of chemistry for generations to come.
Kellie Jones Named Inaugural Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art
Columbia University has established the Hans Hofmann Professorship of Modern Art with a generous gift from the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust. Globally renowned scholar Kellie Jones, Professor of Art History and Archaeology, will be its inaugural incumbent.
Outpouring of Support to Fight COVID-19
From doctors, nurses, and staff at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) who are on the frontline of COVID-19, to faculty and graduate students making shields and personal protective equipment (PPE), the University community has come together as never before.
Columbia alumni clubs in Greater China raised over $2.1M in cash and in-kind contributions from more than 300 donors. Alumni there and, in some cases, their parents, including Fenglei Fang, worked to provide a million surgical masks as well as gloves, face shields, gowns, etc. to hospitals that needed them most.
On the Frontline of Coronavirus Research
A research team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is developing anti-viral compounds to kill the virus or help prevent its spread. Their work has been met with a global outpouring of support in a short time, with more than $10 million raised toward a $20 million goal to fund the research.
SEAS Alum Donates $1M to Address Coronavirus Pandemic
April 9, 2020 — Dr. Bing Zhao '92SEAS, '94SEAS has donated $1M to help Columbia Engineering and the Mailman School of Health continue battling Covid-19 in the US and around the world.
A Decade of Transformation: The Lemann Foundation and Columbia
Since Columbia University and the Lemann Foundation joined forces a decade ago, they have created an array of initiatives doing more for Brazil and more for Columbia students. To highlight the impact of ten years of partnership between the University and Jorge Paulo Lemann and the Lemann Foundation, Columbia produced a light-hearted video in vintage newsreel style.