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During the summer of 2017, Facilities and Operations initiated a restoration project of Butler Lawn and Butler Plaza, the area directly in front of Butler Library. The project replaces steps and temporary metal ramps from the east and west approaches to the library’s main entrance with permanent, accessible entryways, and will be restored with new features consistent with the campus's overall architecture and landscaping plan.

In recognition of World (Bone) Marrow Donor Day, Columbia University is hosting a donor drive on Friday, September 15 at its Morningside and Medical Center campuses. With just a simple cotton swab of your cheek, you can join the registry and take the first step toward potentially saving a life!

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La-Verna Fountain, vice president of Strategic Communications and Construction Business Initiatives at Facilities and Operations, received the 2017 Outstanding Professional Achievement Award during the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce’s 37th annual New York City Economic Development Day held at Columbia University’s Lerner Hall on August 10.

Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside campus from Wednesday July 12 to Friday July 14, 2017. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.

Columbia University has been named one of the Safest Colleges in America 2017 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association that works to further industry education and public knowledge about safety and security.

In conjunction with Congressmember Adriano Espaillat, Columbia University hosted a Career Expo on June 19 in Riverbank State Park that drew a turnout of more than 460 job seekers and nearly 60 participating organizations.

Columbia’s Zagster bike share program has expanded to the Manhattanville campus.

Please join us on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Riverbank State Park for a Career Expo hosted by Columbia University in collaboration with Congressmember Adriano Espaillat.

In recognition of a career spent taking action in large and small ways to make the world a better place, La-Verna Fountain was honored by the Harlem Business Alliance with its "Woman of Action" Award at the organization's 36th annual awards celebration on May 3, 2017.  Fountain is Vice President for Strategic Communications and Construction Business Initiatives at Columbia University Facilities and Operations.

Notice of the annual shutdown of the campus steam system for maintenance beginning Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. through approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Columbia University has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent in the next three years through a mix of energy conservation and efficiency measures under its first campus sustainability plan.

Columbia University Department of Public Safety, the New York City Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering for the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free service open to all members of Columbia and its neighboring communities.

Along the historic, outer walkways of College Walk, Facilities and Operations is making sections of the bricks with significant undulation more even and replacing damaged bricks. The project will not cover the entire walkway but is intended to address areas with the most significant undulation. In the campus-wide survey of Facilities and Operations conducted at the end of 2016, people responded about the conditions of the College Walk pedestrian paths. This project is one more way that we are listening to you.

A letter from Planning & Capital Project Management regarding summer construction projects.