Awards & Milestones

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Disney's Frozen, written and co-directed by Columbia Film alumna Jennifer Lee ('05), won two Academy Awards—Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Frozen has garnered widespread critical acclaim since its release in November 2013.

Columbia campus

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith are pleased to announce that Dominique Morisseau’s "Detroit ‘67" is the 2014 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

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Three Columbia faculty members have been named research fellows by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which awards two-year, $50,000 grants to support the work of exceptional early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars.

Five Columbia faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

The Vilcek Foundation named Thomas M. Jessell as the winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the prizes honor the contributions of immigrants to the American arts and sciences, and include $100,000 cash awards. Dr.

Patricia Culligan, professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, is leading a team of 20 investigators who have just won a five-year $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how urban green infrastructure (GI) can mitigate the city's role in coa

Three Columbia professors were among the 78 recipients of awards in the National Institutes of Health High Risk-High Reward program.

With a nod to his “tightly crafted works of fiction and nonfiction,” the MacArthur Foundation today announced that Donald Antrim, associate professor in the Writing Program at the School of the Arts, will be among the 24 “genius” fellows it named for 2013.

Edmund Phelps

The title is optimistic and uplifting: Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change. But the message is more nuanced, as befits a Nobel laureate in economics.

Saskia Sassen

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.

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