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As Columbia Entrepreneurship gears up for its third annual #StartupColumbia Festival on April 28, these videos introduce some of the newest companies created by recent graduates.
I study chemistry in the Chandler Building. Can you tell me what its namesake, Charles Chandler did for New York? —A Healthy Chemist
As chair of the Economics Department, Donald Davis teaches classes on international economics, globalization and trade. But his undergraduate students can, in effect, get a tour of the discipline’s major theories as they are practiced in the real world.
Joseph Ayala (CC’94) is the administrator of Columbia College’s 50-year-old service program, which works with local low-income and first generation college-bound students to help them finish high school and attend college.
These are some of the projects underway at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s GSAPP Incubator that supports recent alumni seeking to develop innovative architectural and design projects.
They teach military veterans, Columbia undergraduates and homeless youth without pay or school credit. What they get is the opportunity to help others while gaining valuable teaching and mentoring experience.
The Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation has donated $3 million to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to establish the Robert Gardiner-Kenneth T. Jackson Professorship in the Department of History.
Wade McGillis has done research in the Caribbean off Puerto Rico and in watersheds in Haiti, but he always comes back to his laboratory in Piermont, N.Y., on the banks of the Hudson River.
On the south side of West 125th Street stands a four-story, century-old building whose façade is sheathed in milky white terracotta. When it was built in 1909, at the same time that the Morningside Heights campus, it was a state-of-the-art bottling plant for Sheffield Farms.

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