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Two Professors Win Major Architecture Awards

Friday, July 5, 2019

By Eve Glasberg
May 08, 2019

Mabel O. Wilson and Mario Gooden are honored for their work exploring the African diaspora.

Mabel O. Wilson and Mario Gooden, professors at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, are among the 2019  winners of the...


New Department Augments the Study of African Americans and the African Diaspora

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...

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What Are Your Thoughts on a Changing World?

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) presents its first event of the semester, an open discussion among undergraduates and faculty about youth in the changing world.

An opportunity to contribute to the larger global “Thoughts on a ChangingWorld” project, the event is a call for student input.  In this changing world, what are your thoughts on your future? What issues are most pressing?

Participating Faculty:
Neil K. Aggarwal
Patricia Culligan
Vishakha N. Desai
Carol Gluck
Bernard Harcourt
Rosalind C. Morris
David K. Park
Kian Tajbakhsh

Refreshments will be provided, and all Columbia and Barnard undergraduates are invited to attend. Seating is limited so please be sure to register your attendance.

Event Contact Information:

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027, Room/Area: 403

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Is Global Progress Against HIV Lost in Translation?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

When the United Nations Programme on HIV /AIDS (UNAIDS) published its 90-90-90 treatment targets in 2014, many politely called the goals “aspirational.” The objectives set a high worldwide standard for HIV diagnoses, treatment, and viral load suppression: by 2020, 90 percent of those infected...


Illegal Ivory Almost All from Recent Killing, Study Finds

Monday, November 7, 2016

Researchers analyzing African elephant tusks seized by global law enforcement have confirmed what many suspect: the illegal ivory trade, now running in high gear, is being fueled almost exclusively by recently killed animals. In the first study of its kind, researchers showed that almost all...


The Atlantic Philanthropies Establishes New Fellowship Program at Columbia to Dismantle Anti-Black Racism

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Atlantic Philanthropies and Columbia University today announced the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, a 10-year, $60 million program for courageous and creative leaders dedicated to dismantling anti-black racism in the United States and South Africa, two nations with deep and enduring...

His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Registration will open on Tuesday, September 20, at 11:00 a.m.

Event Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

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New Evidence on Why Young Women in South Africa are at High Risk of HIV Infection

Monday, July 18, 2016

Evidence by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) consortium of South African and North American researchers was presented at theInternational AIDS 2016 Conference in...


A Global Gathering to End AIDS

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The largest gathering of academic, community, government, and corporate actors focused on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, the 21st International AIDS Conference (IAC) begins on July 18 in Durban, South Africa. Part science, part spectacle, IAC is  remarkable for its size, energy, and social...

Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) offers an opportunity for Columbia’s undergraduate students to meet and talk with distinguished scholars and practitioners from the Columbia community and beyond whose work places them on the forefront of global trends.