Your Weekly Low Down | July 7, 2017

The latest events, news, and ideas from your Columbia alumni community:



  • Fishing for science: Elora López '15CC received several fellowships and grants, allowing her to travel to Fiji to begin research for her thesis, a genetic connectivity project initially meant to focus on the bandedtail goatfish. Learn more about her experience abroad, and discover even more fascinating stories on ColumbiaYou.


  • Pulitzer Prize-winning alumnus Herman Wouk '34CC once wrote about the "doubled magic" that he and his classmates experienced both "inside the rectangle" of Columbia's iconic Morningside campus and outside it in the dynamic culture of 1930's New York. Watch a Columbia Athletics video based on these words, and check out a new interview between CBS Sunday Morning and the ever-creative 102-year-old at his home in Palm Springs.


  • Paul Capon '13BUS spoke with Columbia Business School about the importance of investing in startups. The alumnus says his path to venture capital is not what you would call "traditional." Read his story


  • The Low Down podcast dug into the archives this week for an enlightening talk by Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square. Dorsey spoke to more than 1,000 alumni, students, and friends about how he turned his obsession with urban maps, punk music, art, and coding into a micro blog that has changed the way we communicate. Take a listen.

  • This year, Columbia reached new heights, with buildings that transformed its campuses, groundbreaking inventions that are changing the world, and inspiring faculty who made incredible strides in their fields. Check out Columbia's Year in Review.



  • This summer, CU there! has been giving Columbia students from across the University the chance to meet up with alumni at special gatherings across the globe.

    Whether it is for career opportunities or getting oriented in a new city, our community of 338,000 alumni—in more than 100 clubs and interest groups and living in 184 countries—are connecting with students wherever they are this summer.

    Are you interested in learning more or joining us at one of these events to meet students in your city? E-mail us at [email protected]. CU there!


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