Awards & Milestones

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

Great teachers are always learning, from their peers, students, teaching assistants and families. Just ask the 10 winners of this year’s Distinguished Columbia Faculty Awards.

Robert Winchester, MD, receives the 2013 Crafoord Prize from the King of Sweden. Photo: Markus Marcetic.

[Updated June 19, 2013]

Robert J. Winchester, MD, an immunologist in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Rheumatology, was awarded the 2013 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Fourteen winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards were announced today by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Five of this year’s recipients featured international reporting including stories from CBS News, Current TV, FRONTLINE on PBS and NPR.

University Professor Gayatri Spivak, seen here with Hiroo Imura, chairman of the Inamori Foundation, was awarded the Kyoto Prize at a ceremony in Japan. Image credit: Inamori Foundation

Soon after winning the prestigious Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, University Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak said she would donate the $630,000 cash award that comes with the prize to the foundation she established to support primary education in her native India.

Columbia University Libraries, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist plays for works produced for the first time in 2012.

Once again, Columbia filmmakers dominate the Sundance lineup. This year's festival, which will take place January 17 - 27, 2013 in Park City, Utah, features work by an astounding number of School of the Arts students, alumni and faculty.

Dillon Liu, SEAS ’13, just found out that not only has he won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship—he is also the first Columbia Engineering student ever to receive one.

Daniel Hillel reviews "Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems," which he co-edited with Cynthia Rosenzweig Image credit: Kevin Krajick

Born during the Great Depression, Daniel Hillel moved to Palestine as a child and settled with his family on a kibbutz, where he learned firsthand the difficulty of rehabilitating degraded land.

Left: Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Right: Alvin E. Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. Images courtesy of Duke University Photography and Harvard University

Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz, a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. And Alvin E. Roth, a Columbia Engineering alumni, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics.

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