October 31, 2019
I write to share that G. Michael Purdy will be retiring from his position as the University’s Executive Vice President for Research on December 31, 2019.
October 2, 2019
President Lee C. Bollinger releases a statement on the Harvard affirmative action case.
September 19, 2019
I am writing to announce two important initiatives to be launched this academic year.
September 3, 2019
I do not usually circulate within the Columbia community things that I have written, but I am doing so in this instance because I know many around campus—faculty, students, and the administration—are alarmed by recent reports relating to the subject of this particular piece, now published in The Washington Post.
August 16, 2019
I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, as Interim Provost.
July 17, 2019
I am delighted to announce that I have appointed Melissa Begg, Professor of Biostatistics at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Vice Provost for Academic Programs at Columbia University, to serve as the next Dean of the Columbia School of Social Work and Professor of Social Work and Biostatistics, effective September 1, 2019.
June 27, 2019
I am pleased to announce my appointment of Costis Maglaras to serve as the next Dean of Columbia Business School, effective July 1, 2019.
June 17, 2019
I write to share the sad news of the passing of Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins Professor Emeritus of American History and Provost Emeritus. Alan was one of the most beloved and deeply admired members of our community.
June 13, 2019
We write to share the news that Sean Solomon, William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, will be stepping down as Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) this coming academic year.
June 6, 2019
“We mourn the loss of University Trustee Kenneth A. Forde, who for the past six decades provided exemplary leadership at the University’s medical center, first as a trailblazing student and then as a teacher, distinguished surgeon and innovative researcher."
May 30, 2019
I am very pleased to announce that I have appointed Professor Amy Hungerford, a scholar of twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, as the next Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective January 1, 2020.
May 29, 2019
I write to share the news that Lee Goldman, MD, MPH, Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, and Chief Executive of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, will be stepping down from his senior executive positions on June 30, 2020. Dr. Goldman will remain on the faculties of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Mailman School of Public Health.
May 16, 2019
I am delighted to announce that the Obama Foundation has selected the Columbia University Center for Oral History Research to produce the Obama Presidency Oral History, a comprehensive account of an historic American presidency that will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and members of the public.
May 14, 2019
I am pleased to announce my appointment of Dr. Rui Costa, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, to Director and CEO of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
April 8, 2019
I am very pleased to announce my appointment of Nabila El-Bassel, the Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social Work, to the rank of University Professor, our highest academic honor.
March 14, 2019
I write to share that John Coatsworth will be stepping down as Provost of the University on June 30, 2019.
February 18, 2019
It is with immense sadness that I share with you that Peter Awn, Dean Emeritus of the School of General Studies, passed away yesterday from injuries sustained when he was struck by a car last month.
September 13, 2018
I am writing to share that Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will be stepping down as Dean at the end of this academic year.
September 5, 2018
I am very pleased to announce my appointment of Shailagh Murray as Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, as of September 4, 2018. Shailagh will oversee both the Office of Communications and Public Affairs and the Office of Government and Community Affairs.
August 16, 2018
After more than twelve years of wonderful service to the University as Executive Vice President for Communications, David Stone will be stepping down from this role at the end of September.
August 6, 2018
I am very sorry to say that we have lost another great friend of the University in H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who died on Sunday at the age of 88 in his beloved home city of Philadelphia.
July 27, 2018
The passing of Florence Irving on July 25, at the age of 98, is a great loss. She was a remarkable person of enormous accomplishment and consequence. This is a moment to reflect on the impact that a committed couple can have on our institutions and the larger world through their sustained philanthropy.
July 19, 2018
I write to announce my appointment of Maya Tolstoy, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, as Interim Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences, effective September 1, 2018.
July 16, 2018
Professor Simon Tavaré is coming to Columbia from the University of Cambridge to become the founding Director of the newly established Herbert and Florence Irving Institute of Cancer Dynamics.
July 10, 2018
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, as the new Dean of the Columbia University School of Nursing, the Mary O'Neil Mundinger, DrPH Professor of Nursing, and Senior Vice President at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.