Knowledge Identifier: &Columbia_University
Category: Sciences (600)
Founded in 1754.
Countries: United States (70%), (8%), United Kingdom (2%)
Linked to: Barnard College, Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science, Teachers College, Columbia University, Ivy League
In 1763, Dr. Johnson was succeeded in the presidency by Myles Cooper, a graduate of The Queen's College, Oxford, and an ardent Tory
The American Revolutionary War broke out in 1776, and was catastrophic for the operation of King's College, which suspended instruction for eight years beginning in 1776 with the arrival of the Continental Army
For a period in the 1790s, with New York City as the federal and state capital and the country under successive Federalist governments, a revived Columbia thrived under the auspices of Federalists such as Hamilton and Jay. Both President George Washington and Vice President John Adams attended the college's commencement on May 6, 1789, as a tribute of honor to the many alumni of the school that had been involved in the American Revolution
John Bancker Aycrigg - He studied medicine and was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons which is now the medical department of Columbia University in 1818
In 1857, the College moved from Park Place to a primarily Gothic Revival campus on 49th Street and Madison Avenue, where it remained for the next fifty years
John Adams (educator) - John graduated from Columbia University in 1859
William Milligan Sloane - He graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1868, and afterward was employed as instructor in classics at the Newell School in Pittsburgh until 1872
In 1870, Columbia played against Rutgers University in the second football game in the history of the sport
John Kendrick Bangs - He went to Columbia University from 1880 to 1883 where he became editor of Columbia's literary magazine and contributed short anonymous pieces to humor magazines
Herman Hollerith - In 1880 he listed himself as a mining engineer while living in Manhattan, and completed his Ph.D. in 1890 at Columbia University
James Chidester Egbert, Jr. - He graduated at Columbia University in 1881, and took a doctorate there in 1884
Stephen Crane - Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library has a collection of Crane and Taylor's personal correspondence dating from 1895 to 1908
In 1896, the trustees officially authorized the use of yet another new name, Columbia University, and today the institution is officially known as "Columbia University in the City of New York
Franz Boas - Boas was appointed lecturer in physical anthropology at Columbia University in 1896, and promoted to professor of anthropology in 1899.
John Dewey - From 1904 until his retirement in 1930 he was professor of philosophy at both Columbia University and Columbia University's Teachers College.
Max Planck - Four lectures on mathematics: delivered at Columbia University in 1911.
Clarence Crase Thomas - He attended Columbia University in late 1915 and, on June 24, 1916, reported on board as her electrical officer
Samuel Barber - At the age of 18, Barber won the Joseph H. Bearns Prize from Columbia University for his Violin Sonata.
Benjamin Spock - He attended the Yale School of Medicine for two years before shifting to Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, from which he graduated first in his class in 1929.
Joy Davidman - In 1935, she received a master's degree in English literature from Columbia University in three semesters, while teaching at Roosevelt High School
Charles E. Tuttle - After graduating in 1937, he worked in the library of Columbia University for a year, joined the family business
J. D. Salinger - In 1939, Salinger attended a Columbia University evening writing class taught by Whit Burnett, longtime editor of Story magazine.
Enrico Fermi - On 25 January 1939, a Columbia University team conducted the first nuclear fission experiment in the United States, which was done in the basement of Pupin Hall; the members of the team were Herbert L. Anderson, Eugene T. Booth, John R. Dunning, Enrico Fermi, G. Norris Glasoe, and Francis G. Slack.
In 1947, to meet the needs of GIs returning from World War II, University Extension was reorganized as an undergraduate college and designated the Columbia University School of General Studies
Arthur Leonard Schawlow - He took a postdoctoral position with Charles Townes at the physics department of Columbia University in the fall of 1949
Jacob Mincer - After graduating from Emory University in 1950, Mincer received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1957
George Segal - He graduated in 1955 from Columbia University
Barry Hughart - Following his release he attended Columbia University where he obtained a BA in 1956
During the Columbia University protests of 1968 a bomb damaged the sculpture, but it has since been repaired
Robert C. Merton - He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mathematics from the School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University, a Masters of Science from the California Institute of Technology, and his doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970 under the guidance of Paul Anthony Samuelson
Red Pine (author) - After serving three years in the U.S. Army , he took a degree in anthropology from University of California, Santa Barbara and went on to graduate studies in language and anthropology at Columbia University, but dropped out in 1972 to go to the Fo Kwang Shan Buddhist monastery in Taiwan
Thomas Watson, Jr. - After leaving IBM Watson donated tens of millions of dollars to Columbia University from 1975 onward
It followed a year long campaign first initiated by students who had worked together to block the appointment of former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to an endowed chair at the university in 1977
A notable upsurge in the protests occurred in 1978, when following a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the student uprising in 1968, students marched and rallied in protest of university investments in South Africa
Michael Stuart Brown - In 1984 he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Joseph L. Goldstein
Eric Cantor - Cantor was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity while at GW and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1985 He earned a Juris Doctor degree from William & Mary Law School in 1988, and received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 1989.
Rita Levi-Montalcini - In 1985, she was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Stanley Cohen and Viktor Hamburger
Richard Crasta - Crasta received his Master of Fine Arts degree in "Creative Writing" from Columbia University in 1987
Phillip Allen Sharp - In 1988 he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Thomas R. Cech
Max Kellerman - In the late 1990s after graduating from Columbia University with a degree in history, Kellerman became an analyst on ESPN's boxing series "Friday Night Fights" and beginning in November 2002 hosted ESPN's "Around the Horn"
George Plimpton - In 1992, he married Sarah Whitehead Dudley, a graduate of Columbia University and a freelance writer
Ralph Rosenblum - Rosenblum taught film and film editing at Columbia University for a number of years until his death in 1995
In 2007, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of those invited to speak on campus
John Zorn - In 2007, he was the recipient of Columbia University's School of the Arts William Schuman *award, an honor given "to recognize the lifetime achievement of an American composer whose works have been widely performed and generally acknowledged to be of lasting significance
Troy Garity - On August 27, 2007, Garity married actress Simone Bent at Columbia University's St. Paul's Chapel
Ethan Hawke - Hawke married for a second time in June 2008, wedding Ryan Hawke , who had briefly worked as a nanny to his and Thurman's children before graduating from Columbia University
In the fall of 2010, admission to Columbia's undergraduate colleges Columbia College and Columbia Engineering, formerly known as SEAS, began accepting the Common Application
Chris Claremont - In July 2011 Claremont signed a deed of gift to Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library, donating his archives of all his major writing projects over the previous 40 years to the Library's graphic novel collection, which will form the basis of a research center for New York City-based cartoonists and comics writers
Renzo Rosso - In February, 2012, Rosso was invited by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations to host a press conference at The United Nations together with Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to The United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, about the progress of Millennium Promise and the Only The Brave Foundation
Columbia is second only to Harvard University in the number of Nobel Prize-winning affiliates, with over 100 recipients of the award as of 2017