On Campus

Georg Friedrich Haas

Georg Friedrich Haas with his three upright Yamaha pianos, one tuned according to standard pitch and the other two to pitches smaller than a half step to accommodate his own microtonal compositions and his teaching. Photo by Eileen Barroso.

When the Berlin Philharmonic performed the Georg Friedrich Haas piece dark dreams at Carnegie Hall last October, critics were ecstatic and some audience members booed.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger issued the following statement today celebrating the life of Gertrude G. “G.G.” Michelson (LAW’47), chair emerita of the University Board of Trustees:

George Rupp’s classes are limited to 20 students to encourage discussion. Photo by Eileen Barroso

The nameplate outside the small office on Claremont Avenue says simply: George Rupp, Dept. of Religion; Institute for Religion, Culture & Public Life.

Marah Arbaje oversees 21 superintendents who manage 44 Columbia-owned residential buildings that house faculty, graduate students and other members of the Columbia community.

Columbia has expanded its Sexual Violence Response Center, opening a location in Lerner Hall in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 15 attended by President Lee C.

Sharon Marcus, a scholar of 19th century French and English literature whose current research focuses on theatrical celebrity, sees her new role as dean of humanities in the Faculty of Arts and

They supervise academic departments and research centers. They oversee faculty searches and hires. They help set budget priorities and research funding. They manage allegations of conflicts of interest. They even get involved in renovations and space requests.

Alondra Nelson, the new dean for the social sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, says part of the job is to be “an advocate and a cheerleader” for the departments of anthropology, economics

Hundreds of people held aloft glowing lanterns honoring African American artist Romare Bearden during the third annual Morningside Lights procession. It kicked off after dark on Sept. 27 in Morningside Park and wound its way up to campus.

Hidden within plain sight around Columbia's campuses is a museum's worth of art donated to the University over the past two centuries.

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