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Monday, December 3, 2018
On Saturday, December 1, Columbia University’s Board of Trustees voted to confirm the creation of the African American and African Diaspora Studies department. This new department will bring a fresh approach to the discipline at a crucial moment in race relations and black identity within our...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Joined by France’s Minister of Higher Education and world renowned artists, the Columbia community gathered at Reid Hall in Paris today to celebrate the opening of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination. Created to challenge longstanding traditions that govern the ways in which knowledge is...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Rafael Yuste, a professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, has been awarded the Eliasson Global Leadership Prize by the Tällberg Foundation for his seminal contributions in inspiring the US and International BRAIN initiatives and for his efforts toward building ethical guidelines for...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
An accomplished group of 12 rising social change-makers from around the world has been selected as the first class of Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University. Consistent with the Obama Foundation’s mission to inspire, empower, and connect the next generation of civic leaders, the new, year...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Columbia World Projects (CWP) issued a report on the results of its inaugural forum, focused on expanding access to energy, which has been called a “golden thread” because of the critical role it plays in enabling economic opportunity, health, gender equality, food security, and environmental...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination has announced its first cohort of fellows, a group of 16 preeminent scholars, writers, and artists from around the world who are being brought together for year-long residencies at Reid Hall in Paris. Reid Hall is the home of Columbia Global Centers |...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
During March, a team of scientists led by William D’Andrea, associate research professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, travelled to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to work on a major research project in the island’s most important wetlands. The collaborative field team also...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, will be the featured speaker at SIPA’s graduation ceremonies on May 13, 2018, Dean Merit E. Janow announced today. “Ms. Mohammed has devoted her career to improving the health and well-being of people across the world and of the...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced his appointment of Alexander N. Halliday, a geochemistry professor at University of Oxford and vice president of the UK’s Royal Society, as the new Director of Columbia’s Earth Institute. Halliday’s groundbreaking work in isotope...
Friday, December 1, 2017
The people of Swaziland—a small, landlocked nation in southern Africa—have among the worst life expectancy measures in the world, a result of the twin epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis. While much has been done to confront HIV among pregnant Swazi women, fully 41 percent have the retrovirus. And...