On Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10 women who work for the University’s Facilities and Operations team were recognized at the Women Builders Council (WBC) 16th Annual Champion Awards Red Tie Reception for being Outstanding Women in Construction with invaluable contributions throughout their careers and the Next Generation of Women Builders with an early promise in the construction industry. 

It's the food you know and love, just in a different location. Stop by the Faculty House 4th floor Skyline Room between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, for a gourmet meal to-go by Columbia Dining. 

On Thursday, September 23, a panel of Columbia faculty, staff and student representatives discussed the University's ten-year sustainability plan – Plan 2030 – and goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The virtual event included an overview of the plan and discussion about activity underway, noting the role that students and faculty play in meeting the University's goals. The event was coordinated as part of Columbia’s partnership in Climate Week. 

Oliva, a new tapas restaurant by celebrity Chef Franklin Becker, is the latest Columbia University retail tenant to join Columbia’s Manhattanville campus.  Patrons can visit Oliva at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (3229 Broadway at 130th Street) beginning Tuesday, September 28 for the restaurant’s grand opening.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities and Operations. Check out the September 2021 edition.

As Climate Week NYC begins, the university explores creating a fully electrified campus. The Columbia Climate School is university partner of the weeklong climate showcase.

The departments of Columbia University Facilities and Operations partnered together and with schools and groups across the campus to welcome students as they arrived for the 2021-22 Academic Year, a highly anticipated moment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos by Eileen Barroso and Michael DiVito.

As part of the Columbia Community Service (CCS) Back to School Supply Drive, CCS and Facilities and Operations departments teamed up to collect and distribute school supplies for over 700 students in the local community. 

Public Safety has partnered with Vistelar, a conflict management training and consulting institute to offer an online training to serve as a supplement to the comprehensive crisis management and de-escalation training already in place.  

To offer a more flexible, reliable, and efficient housing selection process for incoming students, faculty, staff, and postdocs, Columbia Residential partnered with Columbia Facilities and Operations IT (CUFO IT) to integrate the housing selection process into the resident Housing Portal and expand the timeline for waitlisted applicants. 

Columbia University’s new Business School buildings at the Manhattanville campus were recognized with an Excellence in Structural Engineering Award in the category of new buildings from the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY).

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, CUFO will support the 6th Annual Back-2-School community event being held at Old Broadway between 125th and 126th Street, from 1 PM - 5 PM and hosted by the 26th Precinct Community Affairs along with Manhattan Community Board 9, featuring a school supplies distribution, entertainment, refreshments, and other back-to-school resources.

Columbia Residential partnered with its off-campus housing site provider Rent College Pads to host a virtual off-campus housing fair, providing students who are considering living off-campus with tips on finding an apartment, answers to frequently asked questions, and details on how to use the Off-Campus Housing Marketplace site for finding an apartment, posting a sublet, and searching for roommates.

In support of Columbia Community Service’s Fight Against Hunger, departments in Facilities and Operations participated in a move-a-thon from June 14 to July 2, with each person choosing their own method of movement or exercise, all to benefit local organizations fighting hunger.  

Submit requests for Summer 2022 capital projects online at “Initiate a New Construction or Renovation Project” by logging in with your UNI and password. For projects that must be implemented over the Summer 2022, the deadline for submission is September 15, 2021.