Education

Maeve Kerr, a high school student on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, spent part of the summer helping a Columbia researcher measure how patients respond to advice from health care providers.

Columbia and 13 other leading universities filed an amicus brief Monday in "Fisher v. University of Texas," a case revisiting whether universities may consider race, as one of several factors, in assembling a diverse student body.

Left to right: Carmen Rodriguez, PhD; Gloria Farber, EdD; and Maricela Garcia, with Columbia Head Start children
Left to right: Carmen Rodriguez, PhD; Gloria Farber, EdD; and Maricela Garcia, with Columbia Head Start children

As a small child in the predominantly Latino community of Washington Heights, Gerardine Peralta adored her “escuelita”—Spanish for little school.

Lindsay Clarke and Krzysztof Kosmicki

They say those who can’t, teach, but two students in one of Columbia’s graduate programs suggest the opposite—those who can, teach.

Columbia College’s Core Curriculum is widely renowned for its use of classic texts to challenge undergraduates into developing critical thinking skills that will enrich their lives.

Graduate students Kelly Remole (left), Heather McKellar, and Cate Jensen (not pictured) developed Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach to introduce New York City schoolchildren to brain science.

Kelley Remole’11, PhD, still has fond memories of the day a local scientist visited her middle school classroom. “It was the first time I had a met a scientist and I thought it was really cool.

Each year, Columbia’s Presidential Teaching Awards spotlight the most dedicated and innovative instructors at the University. The awards are given at Commencement to both faculty members and graduate student instructors.

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