Arts

Columbia University Humanities Prof. Edward Mendelson

In 1972, while going over a list of essays to include in his collection, Forewords and Afterwords, the poet W. H. Auden turned to the 26-year-old scholar assisting him and asked, “Why didn’t you include my essay on Romeo and Juliet?”

Ben Hoover Columbia University Grad 2016

Photo by Britt Olsen-Ecker

Ben Hoover was working as a neuroscience researcher in a Johns Hopkins lab, and weighing a career in medicine, when he realized he might be able to combine his fascination with the brain and passion for theater into a new way of telling stories.

John Mauceri, distinguished conductor, producer, educator and writer, is the recipient of the 2015 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives Kennedy Prize, Views Hamilton Archive

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway musical Hamilton views artifacts of Alexander Hamilton's life from Columbia Libraries' Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Photo by Eileen Barroso

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer, lyricist, writer and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," came to Columbia April 7 to receive the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
They teach military veterans, Columbia undergraduates and homeless youth without pay or school credit. What they get is the opportunity to help others while gaining valuable teaching and mentoring experience.
On the south side of West 125th Street stands a four-story, century-old building whose façade is sheathed in milky white terracotta. When it was built in 1909, at the same time that the Morningside Heights campus, it was a state-of-the-art bottling plant for Sheffield Farms.
Columbia School of the Arts Theater

Photo by Carol Rosegg

The School of the Arts and Roundabout Theatre Company announced Columbia@Roundabout, an initiative aimed at educating and developing the next generation of playwrights and theatre admini

June Cross Directs Doc Wilhelmina's War Columbia University

A scene from the documentary Wilhemina's War directed by Journalism Professor June Cross in which Wilhemina Dixon stands at a South Carolina cotton field like the ones her parents sharecropped. Photo by John Baynard

June Cross makes documentaries that tell stories of families. A professor at the Journalism School, she is best known for the 1997 Emmy-winning film about her own family, The Secret Daughter.
Noam Elcott Columbia University Film Professor
Most people walk into a darkened theater and think nothing of it. Not Noam Elcott, an associate professor of art history.
Works by some of the major artists of the past 50 years are on view in the exhibition Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery.

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