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Richard Peña has been enthralled with film for as long as he can remember. As a 9-year-old perusing the shelves of the 96th Street branch of the New York Public Library in Manhattan, the young Peña gravitated towards the section on cinema.

(Editor's note: The Columbia University community joins our fellow New Yorkers and people around the world in remembering those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have announced that the vast archives of Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) have been jointly acquired by the University and the Museum and will become part of their permanent collections.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a July 30 news conference announcing the new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, which is partly funded by the city Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his economic development team and a host of local elected officials came to the Northwest Corner Building on July 30 to announce their support for Columbia's new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering.

Jack Agüeros is a poet, playwright, short story writer, translator and author of five books. He was an activist in New York’s Latino community in the 1960s and ’70s and director of El Museo del Barrio for close to a decade. Agüeros, who turns 78 on Sept.

The winners of the Year 1 Case Study Competition, an integral part of the construction mentorship program, hold their awards. From left: Yam Gurung, J&Y Electric and Intercom Company Inc.; David Muñoz (mentor), Skanska USA Building Inc.; Kimberlee Kelley, Artisan Construction; Jorge Barbosa, U. Arias Corp.

Catherine Jallim has owned her own construction business for 11 years and thought she knew everything there was to know. Then she was accepted into Columbia University’s two-year construction mentorship program, where she learned even more.

From left: NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh, Columbia's Senior Executive Vice President Robert Kasdin, La-Verna Fountain and Joseph Ienuso
Manmeet Kaur

Health care is arguably the nation’s most contentious issue. Manmeet Kaur, a graduate student earning her M.B.A. on May 16, knew she was going to be entering a fraught field—but chose to pursue it anyway.

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.

From left: Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill Photo credit: William Gottlieb

As it grew from a local sound to a worldwide movement, the jazz scene in Harlem was home to legendary music figures whose influence continues to haunt and ignite the local community.

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