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Photo by Martin Godwin for The Guardian

The Kennedy prize is given annually to a new play or musical that explores U.S. history and meaningfully participates in the great issues of our day.

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Las Talaveritas, Sunday Morning NYTimes (2016). Oil on linen. Image courtesy of Aliza Nisenbaum; Mary Mary, Glasgow

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Assistant Professor of Astronomy David Kipping has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship.

NYC street tree with guard

In a new study, Columbia researchers find that street trees with protective guards soaked up runoff water six times faster than trees without guards. (Rob Elliott, Columbia University)

Adding Protective Barriers Around Street Trees Could Reduce Load on City Sewers

Stained glass window depicting two worlds and the Statue of Liberty on clouds in front of a rising sun.
What is the large stained-glass window in Pulitzer Hall, the School of Journalism building? It is a celebration of one of Joseph Pulitzer's crusades.
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The late José Saramago, a 1998 Nobel laureate in literature whose works have been translated from Portuguese into dozens of languages, noted that “Writers create national literature with their language, but world literature is written by translators.”