Arts & Sciences

Columbia Science Dean Peter de Menocal

Columbia oceanographer and paleoclimatologist Peter B. de Menocal, was appointed Dean of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

From left, David Madigan, executive vice president of Arts and Sciences and dean of the faculty; Alondra Nelson, dean of social science; Güler Sabancı; Lee C. Bollinger, president of the University. 

Columbia University has created the Sakıp Sabancı Chair and Center for Turkish Studies, the first such center in the United States.

Sharon Marcus, a scholar of 19th century French and English literature whose current research focuses on theatrical celebrity, sees her new role as dean of humanities in the Faculty of Arts and

They supervise academic departments and research centers. They oversee faculty searches and hires. They help set budget priorities and research funding. They manage allegations of conflicts of interest. They even get involved in renovations and space requests.

Sharon Marcus, (left) Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Alondra Nelson, professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Alondra Nelson and Sharon Marcus become divisional deans in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1. Nelson, professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, was named Dean of Social Sciences.

University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed Professor David Madigan as Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Nicholas B. Dirks Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today issued the following statement to the University community:

Bridge program participants for 2011-2012, back row, left to right: Claribel Nuñez, Juliana Agudelo, Steven Mohammed, Carlos Garcia. Front row, left to right: Kirsten Frazer, Corey Perez, Erick Andrade, John Pamplin II, Evan Hamilton, Raven Harris

Four years ago, the Provost’s Office launched an innovative program designed to close the growing gap between underrepresented minority students who major in natural sciences in college and the pool of individuals who pursue a doctorate in those same fields.

Lindsay Clarke and Krzysztof Kosmicki

They say those who can’t, teach, but two students in one of Columbia’s graduate programs suggest the opposite—those who can, teach.

Great teachers engage, challenge, inspire and empower their students. And they draw inspiration from the teachers who taught them. So say the nine winners of this year’s Distinguished Columbia Faculty Awards, who won for their teaching and mentoring skills.

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