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Continuing Education Columbia University Dean Jason Wingard
With a B.A. from Stanford, master’s degrees from Emory and Harvard, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, Jason Wingard is a one man exemplar of the value of professional education.
Melissa Stockwell does clinical trials for a living. Brent Stockwell teaches education. They have also been married for 15 years, but it's just now they finally merged their professional expertise as well. Together they created a blended learning technique for the modern-day classroom.
Team Kinnos Columbia Venture Competition

Founders of Kinnos Inc., winners of the Columbia Venture Competition, from left to right: Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang, Katherine Jin. Photo Courtesy of Katherine Jin

The Fire Department of New York’s emergency vehicles have a new, potentially life-saving tool on board: a powdered additive for bleach solutions that protects first responders in the field by telling them whether disinfectants are working against infectious disease.

On July 21, 1969, The New York Times devoted its entire front page to John Noble Wilford’s (a journalism school fellow in 1962) coverage of the moon landing.

As Leon Trotsky gave a speech in 1917 as commissar of foreign affairs for the new Bolshevik government, a Columbia journalist sat among the spectators. When American troops stormed Omaha Beach in 1944, a Columbia journalism graduate landed with them.

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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.

Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

 

Associate Professor Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He released his debut memoir, Little Failure, in 2014, to much critical acclaim.

 David Freedberg will be director of the Warburg Instititue at the University of London.

David Freedberg will be director of the Warburg Instititue at the University of London.

David Freedberg, the Pierre Matisse professor of art history and director of the Italian Academy, was named director of the Warburg Institute of the University of London, beginning in July.

Patricia Dailey, an associate professor of English and comparative literature, specializes in medieval literature and critical theory, adapting her teaching style to individual classes.

Whether she’s teaching an advanced graduate seminar or a beginning undergraduate class, Carol Rovane wants her students to start thinking like philosophers.

Liza Knapp (GSAS’85), an associate professor of Slavic languages, focuses her teaching and research on 19th century Russian literature, in particular the novels of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.

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