Daniella Diniz

Photo by Maria Eduarda Vaz

Daniella Diniz (GSAS ’09, ’16) designs and implements programs and events intended to foster an exchange between Columbia and Brazil.
Dana Kanze and Mark Conley

From left to right: Dana Kanze and Mark Conley. Photo by Eileen Barroso

When Dana Kanze and her business partner were pitching their startup for funding in 2009, they took turns talking to venture capitalists. Then and in ongoing conversations with prospective investors, Kanze noticed that questions addressed to her differed from those addressed to him.

Book cover of Jewish Comedy and portrait of Jeremy Dauber
Jeremy Dauber, the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture in the department of Germanic languages, was well aware that “analyzing comedy runs the risk of killing it.” Still, he forged ahead, chronicling the arc of Jewish humor.
David Henry Hwang with his arms crossed, smiling.

Photo by John Pinderhughes

David Henry Hwang has an illustrious career: he’s a dramatist whose work has won Tony, Obie and Grammy awards and is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist. But he had never taught formally before joining the School of the Arts Theater program in 2014 as head of its playwriting concentration. He had long mentored budding playwrights and run workshops because “that’s part of what you do as a dramatist,” he said.

Lee C. Bollinger in a navy blue suit standing in front of desks.

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Only a few blocks of Broadway separate Columbia’s classic Morningside Heights campus from the transparent glass and steel structures on the University’s new campus in Manhattanville, but the contrast between the two signifies more than a shift in architectural styles.

Gillian Metzger smiling

Photo Courtesy of Columbia Law School

The U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term with a full complement of nine justices and what is "shaping up to be a big case term,” said Gillian Metzger.

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.

Photo courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

A new study suggests that a prediction explaining the unusual brightness of some astronomical explosions, first developed by Columbia astronomers and physicists, is correct.
Columbia University Trustees Alex Navab on the left and Lu Li on the right.
“They are loyal Columbia alumni who bring with them decades of success and innovation in business and civic leadership, as well as a diversity of personal experience," said University President Lee C. Bollinger.

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