Awards & Milestones

NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 - Columbia University announced today that three acclaimed works will be awarded the 2016 Bancroft Prizes: Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood by Deborah A.

Columbia faculty Presidential Early Career Awardees

Left: Marcel Agüeros. Right: Antonius Dieker. Photo by Timothy Lee Photographers

Marcel Agüeros, assistant professor of Astronomy, and Antonius “Ton” Dieker, associate professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a member of the Data Science

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded at Columbia University
The Pulitzer Prize Board is launching a series of events all across the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the prizes. Grassroots Pulitzer-themed programs are scheduled throughout 2016. Larger marquee events will be held in four major U.S. cities:
Pulitzer Prize
Online and Print Magazines Are Now Eligible to Enter International Reporting, Criticism and Editorial Cartooning

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Columbia commencement
Columbia University will confer six honorary degrees and recognize the alumni recipient of its University Medal for Excellence at its annual Commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 20.
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Five Columbia professors have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts in one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.

Guggenheim Fellowships

Columbia professors in disciplines such as classics, sociology, music and writing were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for 2015.

Columbia awarded its first Global Freedom of Expression Prizes to courts in Turkey and Zimbabwe and to a U.K.-based legal services organization in recognition of their contributions to free speech and a free press.

Columbia University’s inaugural Global Freedom of Expression Prizes were awarded on March 11 to the Constitutional Court of Turkey, the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe and the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI).

Great teachers are passionate about the classroom, as evidenced by the 11 faculty members honored this year with Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Awards. Some were nominated by their students, others by their fellow professors or department chairs.

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