Columbia Alum Stan Ko's fine dining RAW rated #1 restaurant in Taipei



Congratulation to Columbia Alum Stanley Ko, whose family has a long dedication on bringing in the fine culinary establishment to Taiwan, just be recognized for the top TWO (not just one) places, RAW and Ryugin, on the Top 38 Essential Taipei Restaurants by the international renown food publication Eater. 

Guess booking a table at the trendsetting RAW and Ryugin is not going to get any easier anytime soon.

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Joshua Jih Pan (M.Arch '67) received the honor of Taiwan National Award for Arts 潘冀建築師榮獲國家文藝獎



Congratulations to GSSAP alum Joshua Jih Pan (M.Arch '67) on receiving the highest honor awarded to artists in Taiwan: the National Award for Arts. The ceremony was held at Taiwan Air Force Innovation Base on 25th, March, 2016.

The professionals of this year’s recipients include architecture, literature, music, dance and fine art. “Each of the winners magnificently contributes to Taiwan’s artistic community” said an NCAF official.

Per the NCAF jury citation: “Joshua Jih Pan‘s design pursues a balance between form and function with a refined aesthetics that reflects an abiding sensitivity towards technology, environment, public and society. His diverse portfolio of work maintains a continuous emphasis on sustainability, and incorporates social, historical and environmental concerns to create architecture that elevates the humanistic value.”


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"Hamilton" wins 2016 Edward M. Kennedy


Daveed Diggs (left), Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in ''Hamilton.'' / Photograph by Joan Marcus
Daveed Diggs (left), Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in ''Hamilton.'' / Photograph by Joan Marcus

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton recently won Columbia’s 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. The hip-hop musical based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton reimagines the American Revolution and the early years of the Republic with a cast of predominantly Black and Latino actors. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith created the $100,000 prize, administered by Columbia Libraries, to honor her brother, the late senator from Massachusetts. This year’s jury, which included Columbia professors Farah Jasmine Griffin, Rashid Khalidi, and James Shapiro ’77CC, selected Hamilton because it “celebrates the evolving history of the United States, of hip-hop, and of the musical theater.” (For more on Hamilton, see Columbia Magazine’s Winter 2015 feature story “Hamilton is in the House.”) Read more of this article at Columbia Magazine.

CU Alumni Kin Moy Announced as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan


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梅健華(Kin W. Moy)將接任美國在台協會處長

美國在台協會(AIT)宣布, 梅健華(Kin W. Moy) 獲任命為台北辦事處新任處長,將於2015年夏天正式接替馬啟思(Christopher J. Marut)處長。1979年訂定的《台灣關係法》授權美國在台協會負責推展美國人民與台灣人民之間的商務、文化及其他關係。



梅健華為資深職業外交官,目前的官銜為公使銜參贊。梅氏精通華語,畢業於哥倫比亞大學和明尼蘇達大學。梅氏和夫人陳舲舲(Kathy Chen)育有四名子女,目前定居於馬里蘭州的切維蔡斯(Chevy Chase)。


May 7, 2015

Kin Moy Announced as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Kin W. Moy as the new Director of its Taipei office, succeeding Mr. Christopher J. Marut beginning summer 2015. The Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 created the American Institute in Taiwan to conduct the commercial, cultural and other relations between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan.

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Alumni Travel Program

Put on your traveling shoes and explore the world.

The Alumni Travel Study Program allows Columbia alumni to combine learning and pleasure through domestic and international travel. The travel study experience is often enriched by the participation of Columbia faculty members.

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Columbia University Club of New York

Since 1901, the Columbia University Club of New York has been a social, intellectual, cultural, recreational, and professional center of activity for its members. A private social club for alumni of Columbia University, the Club offers a gracious and welcoming environment conveniently located in midtown Manhattan with privileges at reciprocal clubs worldwide.


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Alumni Benefits

Discover the benefits of being a Columbian for life.

Alumni-only discounts and benefits include:

  • Access to Columbia Libraries and e-databases
  • Computer discounts and VIP customer service with GovConnect
  • Life, auto, home, and long term care insurance, or short-term medical insurance
  • Healthcare discounts on prescriptions and lab tests
  • Cash rewards through Bank of America
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Columbia Connects 2013

Think global. Connect local.  For the seventh year, over 50 Columbia clubs around the world are participating in this year's Columbia Connects - a worldwide celebration of our alumni network taking place on or around September 26, 2013.

Expand your Columbia Connections beyond your hometown, too.  Join the CAA's LinkedIn group or, if you're already a member, invite your Columbia friends to join you there.

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