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Columbia University VP of Environmental Stewardship Jessica Prata

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Jessica Prata, assistant vice president of Environmental Stewardship in Facilities and Operations, collaborates with departments across Columbia to help reduce the University’s impact on the environment
President Lee C. Bollinger delivered this address to incoming first-year undergraduates and their families on Monday, August 29, 2016.
Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies Center, Columbia University
The Center, which focuses on the history, life, religion, and literature of Judaism, has a new space befitting its history in a sunny suite of offices in Kent Hall.
Spring Low Steps

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which focuses on inclusion in higher education, has recognized Columbia and President Lee C. Bollinger for the University’s extensive efforts to build a diverse faculty and student body.

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.

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