The Columbia Newsletter - Spring / Summer 2018
Columbia University’s Office of Government and Community Affairs publishes the Columbia Newsletter: News for Our Neighbors as a resource for our constituents in Northern Manhattan. Our purpose is to provide news from the University and beyond that our readers will find useful and engaging.
In this issue, we feature the selection of West Harlem as a new wireless testbed for the next wave of mobile technology under a National Science Foundation supported project called COSMOS. We take a look at the 20 year partnership Columbia University has had with the organization Read Ahead; we check out the Columbia-Harlem SBDC and Columbia Dining Uris Incubator Program for local Harlem Vendors; and we feature Thomas Abdallah, an adjunct professor in Columbia’s Sustainability Management Program and his new book Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation. We explore the SPS and WHDC Partnership to Provide Excellence in Nonprofit Management Series, as well as the REAP Program’s efforts to provide careers to 2,000 formerly incarcerated people by 2020. Finally we showcase Columbia’s Pioneering HBCU Fellowship Initiative. In addition to these stories, as always, we list some of the services provided by Columbia University to our neighbors in the surrounding community.