May 03, 2017

La-Verna Fountain Recognized with Harlem Business Alliance "Woman of Action" Award

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.

April 17, 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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.

April 13, 2017

We’re listening – College Walk improvements

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.

March 30, 2017

Tanya Pope Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Advancing Diversity

Tanya Pope, assistant vice president for University Supplier Diversity & Business Integration at Facilities and Operations, was recognized with a 2017 corporate social responsibility award from City & State magazine. The award honors Pope for her leadership in advancing diversity opportunities for university suppliers and demonstrating corporate responsibility in the workplace.

March 06, 2017

Columbia Print Introduces 100% Recycled Stationery

Columbia Print has introduced 100 percent recycled paper for all stationery orders. This means that all letterhead, envelopes, and business cards will be printed on 100 percent recycled paper at no extra cost. By making this eco-friendly change, Columbia Print will reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 15,000 pounds of emissions over the next year.

December 02, 2016

Steep Rock Bouldering to Be First Retail Tenant at Columbia University’s New Manhattanville Campus

Columbia University announced today that Steep Rock Bouldering, a New York City-based indoor climbing facility, will be the first retail tenant at the University’s new Manhattanville campus, joining a Community Wellness Center, an interactive installation about brain research and an Education Lab as part of the civic and retail spaces that will define the street level experience of the campus.

July 07, 2016

Extreme Heat/ Energy-Saving Tips

In the face of summer heat waves, there is a greater risk for electrical blackouts due to increased energy use for air conditioning. Columbia University Facilities and Operations would like to remind you how you can help reduce energy consumption during the heat wave and throughout these hot summer months. Here are some things you can do:

September 21, 2015

Columbia Named Bicycle Friendly Business

On the heels of being named a Bike Friendly University, Columbia was also recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists for encouraging a more welcoming atmosphere for its bicycling community.

April 13, 2015

Columbia Awarded Gold in STARS Sustainability Report

Columbia's most comprehensive sustainability inventory, a six-month effort involving all five campuses, has merited a gold rating from STARS, a well-known and respected Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System specifically for institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada.

December 02, 2014

Columbia and Barnard Recognized by Avon Foundation for Step Up! Program

The Columbia Health Sexual Violence Response and Barnard Well Woman programs were awarded the Avon Foundation’s Ambassador Award for their partnership in the Step Up! bystander training. The Award was presented at Avon’s Tribute Reception on November 20, 2014 in recognition of the team’s work towards fostering a safe environment for the Barnard/Columbia community. The Avon Foundation’s annual Tribute Reception honors individuals and organizations committed to ending both breast cancer and domestic violence.