Columbia University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Uris Vision Committee

Mandate

The addition of Uris Hall to the Arts and Sciences in 2023 presents a unique opportunity to re- imagine how the Arts and Sciences does research, scholarship, and teaching in the new millennium. Building on the work of the prior Uris Committee, the new committee will develop an academic vision for the Arts and Sciences’ use of Uris Hall as a prelude to the future revitalization of the entire Morningside Campus. Specifically, the Committee is charged with exploring how the building may be reconfigured to provide shared infrastructure to support twenty-first century research, teaching, collaboration, and the dissemination of knowledge. Issues that might be considered include: supports for interdisciplinary work, including the possibility of space for working groups focused on shared themes; attention to state-of-the art classrooms and library services and spaces that serve the emerging needs of faculty and students and propel digital learning, collaboration, and innovation; social spaces that foster community; conference facilities open to all Arts and Sciences units; the bringing together of academic units that reflect the intellectual interests of many partners and constituencies. The building will alleviate some existing space needs, but it must do more. It must be designed and populated in a way that helps to realize the best future of the Arts and Sciences. 

 

Members of the Committee

 

Committee Co-Chairs

Howard, Jean

Professor of English and Comparative Literature

jfh5@columbia.edu

Tolstoy, Maya

Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences, Dean of the Faculty (Interim), Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

mt290@columbia.edu

 

Committee Members (in alphabetical order):

Humanities

Cole, Michael

Professor of Art History and Archaeology

mc3371@columbia.edu

Griffin, Farah

Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies

fjg8@columbia.edu

Washburne, Christopher

Associate Professor of Music

cjw5@columbia.edu

 

Social Sciences

Bearman, Peter

Professor of Sociology

psb17@columbia.edu

Huber, John

Professor of Political Science

jdh39@columbia.edu

Smith, Pamela

Professor of History

ps2270@columbia.edu

 

Natural Sciences

Gonzalez, Ruben

Professor of Chemistry

rlg2118@columbia.edu

Hobert, Oliver

Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

or38@columbia.edu

Zheng, Tian

Professor of Statistics

tz33@columbia.edu

 

Libraries

Rockenbach, Barbara

Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning

bar2147@columbia.edu

 

Ex Officio

Alonso, Carlos

Vice President for Graduate Education, Dean of GSAS, Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

ca2201@columbia.edu

Becker, Carol

Dean of The School of Arts, Professor of the Arts

cb2574@columbia.edu

Halliday, Alexander

Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

anh2141@columbia.edu

Rosen-Metsch, Lisa

Dean School of General Studies, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

lm2892@columbia.edu

Valentini, James

Vice President for Undergraduate Education, Dean of Columbia College, Professor of Chemistry

jjv1@columbia.edu

Wingard, Jason

Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Professor of Professional Studies

jw3317@columbia.edu

 

Students

TBA

College

 

TBA

GSAS

 

TBA

GS

 

 

Staff

Guenzel, Jessica

Director of Communications

jg3570@columbia.edu

Palm, Fredrik

Chief Administrative and Academic Affairs Officer, Arts and Sciences

fp2166@columbia.edu

Razaghian, Rose

Dean of Academic Planning and Governance

rr222@columbia.edu

 

 

 
 
 

Agenda

A&S Uris Space Committee

TBA

 
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