Columbia University announced that Wanda M. Holland Greene (CC'89, TC'91) had been elected to its Board of Trustees, succeeding William V. Campbell (CC'62, TC'64), chair emeritus who served on the board from 2003 to 2015.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Dec. 17, 2015) - Columbia University experts are available to speak with the news media about the politics, policy, law and technology of cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, infrastructure protection, cryptography and more.
A few years ago biochemist Brent Stockwell became concerned that his traditional methods of teaching—comprised of textbook readings, in-class lectures and tests—weren't effectively reaching his students.
As chief of the Civil Rights Bureau at the New York Attorney General's Office, Columbia Law School lecturer and alumna Kristen M. Clarke '00 wields a host of state and federal laws to investigate and prosecute discrimination.
Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library has acquired the archive of pioneering ballet dancer, artistic director and choreographer Arthur Mitchell. “I believe that dance, and the arts more broadly, can be used as a catalyst for social change — this is why I started the Dance Theatre of Harlem,” said Mitchell.
Columbia University announced a $13 million gift from the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation that will establish the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art and the Mary Griggs Burke Professorship of East Asian Buddhist Art History in the department of art history and archaeology.
Séverine Autesserre seen here conducting field research on international peacebuilding in Congo. Photo by Philippe Rosen. The 20-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed an estimated 5.4 million people since the 1990s — making it the deadliest since World War II — and armed attacks by different groups occur every week.
Like the superheroes in the comic books he collected, Benjamin Schwartz (CC' 03, P&S '08) grew up feeling he had two identities. He looked up to his father, a Columbia cardiologist who was passionate about his job.
Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation - By Michael Harris - Princeton University Press What do pure mathematicians do and why do they do it? Harris, a professor of mathematics, draws on scholarly, journalistic and pop culture sources to answer that question and create an eclectic portrait of the lives, values, hopes and fears of mathematicians in the 21st century.
Around the world scholars in modern and ancient languages seek to maintain the world's diverse cultures. But the classical literature of India, stretching back some 2,000 years, presents a special challenge; it is written in scores of regional languages that are falling into disuse or have vanished entirely.
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