Awards & Milestones

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.

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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).

Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee at the Feb. 18 World Leaders Forum Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

When Liberian activists held a sit-in, their whole nation stood up and noticed.

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Four accomplished alumni will be presented with 2013 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 6, at Cipriani 42nd Street.

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.

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