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Jeannette Wing in a beige suit, in a white, well-lit room
The nomination will ensure equity, fairness, and accountability in algorithms consistent with the “data for good” mission of Columbia’s Data Science Institute.
Michael Hernandez smiling while in his lab coat
Before deciding to become a doctor, Michael Hernandez wanted to be a priest. “I always loved the idea of helping people.”

The new Wellness Center on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus offers a host of communityfocused programs for improved health. Codirected by CUIMC neurologist Olajide Williams, the center’s initiatives include the recruitment and training of local residents who become a part of its team of health workers.

Kaaryn Nailor Simmons

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Kaaryn Nailor Simmons works to promote economic development, empowerment and job-creation in the Harlem community

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.

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