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$5M Gift from Japan Establishes New Professorship in Japanese Studies

The government of Japan has donated $5 million to Columbia University to endow the Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy Professorship, which is intended to promote Japanese studies by supporting teaching and research in this subject area.

“Japan’s generous support for Columbia University will foster mutual understanding and advance scholarly conversations about the latest developments in Japanese politics and foreign policy,” said Provost John Coatsworth.

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Business School Receives Gift to Establish the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

Columbia Business School today announced the creation of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise. The new center, made possible through a transformative endowment gift from Sandra and Tony Tamer will help develop a new generation of business leaders that understand how management can contribute to, enhance, and impact society and the environment. Additionally, it will serve as the educational, curricular, research, and strategic hub of all social entrepreneurship activities at Columbia.

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Celebrating David Rosand’s Legacy

The family of David Rosand ’59CC, ’64GSAS, ’14HON — twice chair of Columbia’s department of art history and archaeology and a beloved professor for nearly five decades who passed away over the summer — has established a fund to honor his legacy. 

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Columbia Giving Day Raises Record $11 Million

Another record-breaking Columbia Giving Day is in the books. This year, the third annual online event raised $11,064,924 through 10,452 gifts from all 50 states and 53 countries.

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Amelia Alverson Appointed Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations

Amelia J. Alverson has been appointed executive vice president for university development and alumni relations.  She has served in this role on an interim basis since the spring. 

“I can think of no better person to help steward this great institution and to build upon the sense of loyalty and enthusiasm now seen throughout the extended Columbia community,” said President Lee C. Bollinger. 

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Columbia Giving Day is October 29

Mark your calendars for October 29, Columbia Giving Day, when the entire Columbia community will come together to change lives that change the world.

Alumni, students, parents, and friends can win big for their favorite school or program by competing for $400,000 in matching funds.

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Columbia’s Endowment Investments Generate 17.5 Percent Return in Fiscal 2014

Columbia University produced a return of 17.5 percent on its endowment portfolio for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. This reflects the normal one-quarter lag in private equity and real asset valuations.

The total value of Columbia’s endowment as of June 30 was $9.2 billion. The University’s trailing 5- and 10-year returns—14.2 percent and 11.0 percent, respectively.

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Eleanor Applewhaite '62LAW Gives Back through Charitable Gift Annuities

The connections a person makes can mean everything for a career. For Eleanor Applewhaite '62LAW, who attended law school at the height of the civil rights movement, her Columbia connections meant everything.

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Columbia’s Endowment Investments Generate 11.5 Percent Return in Fiscal 2013, Continue Leading 5- and 10-year Performance
Columbia University produced a return of 11.5 percent on its endowment portfolio for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. This reflects the normal one-quarter lag in private equity and real asset valuations.
 

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Ronald O. Perelman Pledges $100 Million Toward Manhattanville

Ronald O. Perelman, chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and a member of the Business School’s Board of Overseers, has pledged a landmark gift of $100 million to Columbia Business School. It joins Class of 1969 alumnus Henry R. Kravis’s $100 million contribution as the largest in the School’s history.

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