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Butterfly breeding

Columbia history professor William R. Leach’s interests cross over many fields—and meadows too. As a lifelong butterfly collector, Leach has traversed open fields, streambeds and orchards

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed Merit E. Janow as the next dean of the University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Lee Goldman, dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, announced today that Christian S.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed Merit E. Janow as the next dean of the University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), effective July 1.

Center left, Ambassador Matlock translating a letter from a former Russian political prisoner while flying back from Reykjavik on Air Force One following a meeting with Gorbachev in October 1986. From left are: speechwriter Anthony R. Dolan and Patrick Buchanan.

Most scholars earn a Ph.D. then go on to a career in their chosen field and publish some books. Jack F. Matlock Jr. did all that, but in reverse.

Six 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.

In recognition of their exceptional scholarly merit and distinguished service to Columbia, the University Board of Trustees has approved President Lee C. Bollinger’s appointment of two new University Professors: Martin Chalfie, the William R. Kenan Jr.

A concluding workshop at the “History in Action” conference held at the Maison Française.

The box office success of Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" presented a teachable moment for historians seeking to be heard outside the academy.

If you could take only one volume to a desert island, Columbia Law School Professor Robert A. Ferguson’s new book might be the one.

Artworks by contemporary Cambodian artists, including survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, are on display at Columbia’s Maison Française and Italian Academy. The exhibition takes place in conjunction with the city-wide Season of Cambodia Festival this spring.

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