On Campus

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.

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.

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.

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.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced his appointment of Mary Cunningham Boyce as the new Dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective July 1, 2013.

Prize-winning playwright David Henry Hwang doesn’t mind being labeled an Asian-American dramatist. “It’s literally true,” he said during a recent visit to Columbia. “I am Asian-American and I am a dramatist, and I write about Asian-American subjects quite a lot.

After completing her 1991 autobiographical book The Alchemy of Race and Rights, Patricia J. Williams faced a dilemma.

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