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CUFO Departments Participate in Move-a-Thon Challenge to Support Columbia Community Service’s Fight Against Hunger

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.  

Congratulations to the 23 Facilities and Operations employees who have been inducted into the Columbia University 25 Year Club – a remarkable milestone.

Manhattanville Market, a new multi-concept food hall developed by renowned Chef Franklin Becker has opened in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus. 

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

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.

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.  

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When Stephen Wilder first joined CU Grow, a CUFO-led vendor development program, his main goal was to gain exposure within Columbia and position his company as a leading architectural firm serving the Harlem community. But as his business expanded, he grew concerned that he would be forced to leave Harlem unless he found adequate and affordable office space to accommodate his growing team.

Columbia University is seeking to tap into the local workforce for its latest construction project at 600 W. 125th Street, a new University housing building intended for Columbia graduate students and faculty members.

After spending eight months with the neuroscientists of Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute,Harlem-based artist Ivan Forde created paintings inspired by his conversations and experiences with the research teams.

From June 12 to July 2, CUFO will be hosting a move-a-thon in support of Columbia Community Services' Fight Against Hunger. Join us! 

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

The summer provides Facilities and Operations with an ideal opportunity to perform a significant amount of improvements on campus as some can only take place when the weather is warmer or the campus is less populated. As this summer is different from typical years, Facilities and Operations has planned work on a select number of projects to be less impactful to the relative increased level of activities taking place on campus this summer.

Columbia University recently donated new HP all-in-one printers to 25 non-profit organizations in Harlem and the surrounding community as part of Sustainable Columbia's ReUse Program.

Hex & Co., a board game café, has doubled in size after relocating to a new space two blocks north from their previous location in Morningside Heights.  The new location at 2911 Broadway (between W. 113th and 114th Streets) provides much needed space for Hex & Co to expand its dining, community programming, and private event offerings.

Congratulations to eight of our Facilities and Operations colleagues who have successfully completed their degrees this academic year at schools and programs throughout Columbia while balancing the demands of a full-time job for their intellectual and professional development. 

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

The plan provides a set of operational strategies and benchmarks, grounded in science, for Columbia to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals.

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first procurement event of 2021 on April 15, virtually bringing together the program’s fifth cohort of 21 minority-, women-, and locally owned (MWL) firms with program alumni and project managers from Columbia University Facilities and Operations.

Facilities and Operations is a proud participant in this year’s Fight Against Hungerin partnership with Columbia Community Service (CCS). 

Tanya Pope, Assistant Vice President of University Supplier Diversity, was among the expert moderators at the Women Builders Council’s (WBC) AIM (Act, Inspire, Motivate) Leadership Forum, a two-day event held on March 11 and 12 designed to integrate the needs of women in the construction industry at various stages in their careers and at all levels of leadership.

Sixty members of Public Safety were recognized for their perfect attendance or earning a promotion over the past year, receiving certificates from their supervisors in place of the annual Public Safety Promotion, Awards, and Recognition Ceremony which was postponed this year due to the pandemic.