Saskia Sassen, the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, has won the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for social science for her contribution to urban sociology and to the analysis of the social, economic and political dimensions of globalization, according to the prize jury.
Six 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.
Several Columbia professors, in disciplines ranging from dance to history to psychiatry, were awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships for 2013, based on their distinguished achievement and exceptional future promise.
Columbia University announced today that two acclaimed works will be awarded the 2013 Bancroft Prize: a gripping and eloquent history of the human impact on the ocean, and a persuasively argued history of the idea that conflict among nations can be regulated by law.
Continuing their family’s multigenerational connection to Columbia and support of its leadership in medicine, Philip (CC ‘71) and Cheryl Milstein (Barnard ‘82) have made a $20 million commitment to Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).