On Campus

A number of years ago, a student reviewing a class taught by Dorothea von Mücke summed up how the professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures taught the course Literature Humanities this way: “Professor von Mücke refuse

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Li Feng brings his background as an archaeologist and historian of early China to bear on his teaching, at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Great teachers are passionate about the classroom, as evidenced by the 11 faculty members honored this year with Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Awards. Some were nominated by their students, others by their fellow professors or department chairs.

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.

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.

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

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