Turkuler Isiksel

Turkuler Isiksel was born in Turkey but left to attend university in Edinburgh, later receiving her Ph.D. from Yale. Trained as a political theorist, she now teaches in the Department of Political Science and is the James P. Shenton assistant professor of the Core Curriculum.

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Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) announced that its new, state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building will be named the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center. The building, dedicated last night on the CUMC campus in Northern Manhattan, will be officially open and in use in August 2016.
John Santelli Columbia law public health
John Santelli, a professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, says he was “quite happily surprised” by the decision, calling it “a great victory for women, for reproductive health, and for American medicine.” Here he discusses what it means.
Columbia School of Nursing
Citing the changing demands of health care, Columbia University School of Nursing has instituted a new 15-month master’s program. The Masters Direct Entry program will replace a 12-month Entry to Practice program for non-nurse college graduates. The school no longer will offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Jameel Jaffer Director of Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University
President Lee C. Bollinger appointed Jameel Jaffer as founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute. The new institute will work to preserve and expand the freedoms of expression and the press in the digital age.