The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center hosted a Harlem Buyer Fair to connect local food, body care and gift vendors with buyers from Whole Foods, FreshDirect, Columbia Dining and more.

NYC street tree with guard

In a new study, Columbia researchers find that street trees with protective guards soaked up runoff water six times faster than trees without guards. (Rob Elliott, Columbia University)

In a new study, Columbia researchers find that street trees with protective guards soaked up runoff water six times faster than trees without guards.
Arthur Mitchell
Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery will celebrate the life and accomplishments of dancer and political activist Arthur Mitchell in the first exhibition of objects from his archive, 'Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer.'
GAR Logo outline of an hawk

Columbia University has received a $1 million grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to create web-based, interactive maps of Manhattan and Brooklyn during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The three-year project is a collaboration of Columbia’s History Department and the Center for Spatial Research in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP).

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School provides seed grants to Columbia-affiliated social and environmental organizations.
Andy Frants presents award to Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis received the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Award Distinguished Women in Medicine in 2006, presented by Dr. Frantz's son, Andrew.

Alumna Elizabeth Bishop Davis had a lifelong commitment to providing psychiatric services, gaining early experience at the LaFargue Clinic, a pioneer in providing mental health care in Harlem.
A small child sitting on her mother's lap smiles at Irwin Redlener.

Irwin Redlener has met thousands of children through the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit organization he co-founded in 1987 with singer Paul Simon.

When Irwin Redlener was a young doctor, he was certain that child poverty would end in his lifetime. “It was impossible for me to think that that would not happen,” Redlener said. Yet with child poverty as intractable a problem as it was nearly 50 years ago, he remains committed to the battle against it.

Nearly a week after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the island’s 3.4 million residents face a growing humanitarian crisis. Most are still without power, food is scarce, and more than half have no access to drinkable water.

Category Four winds and a storm surge knocked out the island's electric grid and created a near-total communications blackout, leaving some towns unreachable. It’s estimated that it will take six months before power is fully restored.

The Columbia community is thinking of those who are contending with flooding and related emergencies. In addition to individual school deans of students, there are immediate resources available:

Columbia Counseling and Psychological Services:

Columbia has committed to investing more than $150 million in new benefits and services for our community through agreements with the West Harlem Development Corporation and Empire State Development, including more than $76 million to the local development corporation for uses determined by the community.


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