Neuroscientist Carl Hart’s Memoir High Price Wins PEN Award

Carl Hart, an associate professor of psychology in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia, recently won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for the book, which traces his improbable journey from an impoverished Miami neighborhood to a tenured position as an Ivy League neuroscientist. It also offers a sharply critical look at a U.S. drug policy that he finds to be both deeply flawed and racially biased.


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On Exhibit: European Posters From WWI

During WWI, posters such as those in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library exhibition The European Home Front in WWI: Posters from the Frankenhuis Collection promulgated news and regulations, built morale, encouraged enlistment and other war work, and solicited contributions of goods and services.


President Obama Bestows National Humanities Medal on Wm. Theodore de Bary

President Barack Obama and Prof. de Bary

On July 28, President Barack Obama (CC’83) presented the noted Columbia scholar, the John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus, with a 2013 National Humanities Medal celebrating his lifetime’s work. The awards, bestowed on 10 recipients this year, honor extraordinary achievement in the humanities.

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Professor Rachel Adams, director of the Future of Disability Studies program, won the 2014 Educators Award from Delta Gamma Kappa, the society of women educators, for her book Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery.

Columbia Law School professor Lori Fisler Damrosch was named president of the American Society of International Law.

Associate social work professor Michael Mackenzie has been named a 2014 William T. Grant Foundation Scholar for his research on improving the lives of young people in the child welfare system.

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