Named after Nancy Rupp, the wife of President Emeritus George Rupp and an exemplary CCS board member, the CCS Nancy Rupp Community Scholarship was designed to help CCS nonprofit professionals with class instruction and training provided by the Columbia Business School. The Scholarship Fund, created in 2002, provided a new avenue of support for the community.
The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center (CHSBDC) has been part of the community of Upper Manhattan since 2009. Funded partially by the United States Small Business Administration, the CHSBDC is one of 900 centers across the country that offer free business advice and training provided by qualified small business professionals to existing and future entrepreneurs.
COSMOS is the advanced wireless testbed Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU are jointly deploying in West Harlem as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. As part of the COSMOS education plan, over each summer public school teachers from across NYC work with researchers to develop web-based laboratories/projects to use in their classrooms in the upcoming school year. The immersive educational toolkit is developed by NYU and Columbia Engineering researchers.
Families and locals from the community joined Manhattanville’s Mad Science–themed events on Saturday, April 13. Children learned the science behind slime and its sensory benefits, adults were able to check their blood pressure for free, and movie lovers went back in time with a screening of the 1960s film The Absent Minded Professor. These and several other events were free and open to the public. At the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, the Zuckerman Institute held its monthly Saturday Science featuring tools and technology in science for youth to explore.
The Beyond the Bars Fellowship offers students and community members an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of mass incarceration and social change; and to collaborate with social justice organizers, activists, and academics to plan the annual Beyond the Bars Conference.
2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Harlem Pride's presence in Upper Manhattan, the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The legacies of these events and groups will be celebrated this Saturday in West Harlem, with the Harlem Pride celebration on 12th Avenue at West 135th Street, and Uptown Swing on the Columbia's Manhattanville campus outside the Lenfest Center for the Arts on 129th street..
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.
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