The Core Curriculum is celebrating 100 years. Join in the celebration.

Opening Event

Event details

Join Us to Celebrate
100 Years of the Core Curriculum
Friday, September 27

Be a part of this historic celebration as we kick off the Centennial Year at the Opening Event with President Lee C. Bollinger, Dean James J. Valentini, faculty, students and alumni.

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9:00 — 9:30 a.m
Opening remarks by President Lee C. Bollinger and Dean James J. Valentini. 

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.
Core Stories panel moderated by Claire Shipman CC'86, Author and Journalist

  • Richard Axel CC'67, Nobel Prize-Winning scientist and University Professor
  • Patricia Kitcher, Roberta and William Campbell Professor of the Humanities
  • Li Lu CC'96, Founder of Himalaya Capital
  • Gareth Williams, Anthon Professor of Latin Language and Literature
  • Sheena Wright CC'90, President and CEO of United Way of New York City

10:30 — 11:15 a.m.
Mingling, historical exhibit and Core Storytelling booth for guests to take professional photos and videos, along with commemorative items

11:15 — 12:30 p.m.
Enduring Core panel on the Core's timeless relevance across 10 decades. 

  • Noam Elcott, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, and Chair of Art Humanities
  • David Helfand, Professor of Astronomy, and Chair of Frontiers of Science
  • Emmanuelle Saada, Professor of French and Romance Philology, and Carnoy Family Program Chair of Contemporary Civilization
  • Elaine Sisman, Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music, and Chair of Music Humanities
  • Joanna Stalnaker, Professor of French and Romance Philology, and Paul Brooke Chair of Literature Humanities

Share your #CoreStories today!

Date and time
Friday, September 27, 2019 9:00am - Friday, September 27, 2019 12:30pm

Rotunda, Low Library
Columbia University

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illustration of people holding up the Core Centennial logo