Memorial Service for Professor C.K. Chu

Feb 07 2023
Photo of the late Professor C.K. Chu. He is smiling and wearing a blue and white striped shirt.

Professor C.K. Chu

Please join us for a memorial service to celebrate the life and legacy of Chia-Kun (John) Chu, the Fu Foundation Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics at Columbia Engineering.

The memorial will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 2:00 PM in St. Paul's Chapel, located on the Morningside Heights Campus of Columbia University. The memorial service will be followed by a reception at Columbia University's Faculty House.


If you wish to attend in person, please register online or send an email to [email protected]

If you wish to participate remotely, please send email to [email protected] to receive the Zoom link.

General Information

Columbia Visitor Information: maps and directions

Parking: There are a few parking garages located near campus. You may also find street parking.

Hotels: We recommend guests stay at the Hotel Belleclaire, Art House Hotel, or Harlem Aloft.

Accessibility: Visitors, guests and members of the public who require disability access or accommodations for a tour should contact the Visitors Center in advance to make arrangements.

Directions to St. Paul’s Chapel
From Broadway, enter the campus at 116th Street and walk East, along College Walk. Turn left and take the stairs to the upper campus level. Walk past the Alma Mater statue and veer right. Walk around Low Library and past Buell Hall. The main doors to St. Paul’s Chapel will be on your right.

Directions to Faculty House
From St. Paul’s Chapel’s campus doors, make two lefts and take the stairs that lead up to the bridge. that crosses over Amsterdam Avenue.  Walk East, past the Greene Law Building and take the small staircase that leads down to Faculty House.

If you would like to submit a tribute, share a memory, or submit a photo of Professor Chu, please complete this form. Tributes will be posted online and shared with the Chu family. You may also email your tributue to [email protected]

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer to have donations made to:

New York Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Brain Health
138 West 25 Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10001