Columbia graduate student Zeev Mendelsberg has died, according to an email sent to Columbia students this afternoon.
The email, originally written by the head of the mathematics department and the director of the mathematics of finance program, was passed on to all Columbia students by Dean of Community Development Terry Martinez. The full email is below.
It is with sadness that I pass along to you the following message sent to the students and faculty in the Department of Mathematics regarding the death of graduate student, Zeev Mendelsberg. Our thoughts are with Zeev's family and friends at this time.
Dean of Community Development
and Multicultural Affairs
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
It is with deep regret that we write to inform you of the death yesterday evening of Zeev Mendelsberg, one of our students in the Master's Program in Mathematics of Finance.
Whenever there is a death such as this one, we are all struck by a wide range of emotions and a deep sense of loss. During this difficult time, please know that you can rely on one another, your family, and University offices for support.
We encourage you to seek guidance from professional staff by visiting or calling Counseling and Psychological Services (854-2878). Please let the staff know that you are calling because you would like to talk about this sad event. They will expedite your appointment with this knowledge.
We are all united in grieving the loss of a member of our community in this time of great sadness.
Chairman, Mathematics Department
Lars Tyge Nielsen
Director, Mathematics of Finance Program