On Exhibit: European Posters From WWI

The items on display in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library exhibition The European Home Front in WWI: Posters from the Frankenhuis Collection are from the collection of Maurice Frankenhuis (1893 – 1969), a Dutch businessman and collector of historical memorabilia. In this period of history, posters were an important and effective means of mass communication and persuasion. During WWI, posters such as those in this exhibition promulgated news and regulations, built morale, encouraged enlistment and other war work, and solicited contributions of goods and services.


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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.


Mike Pride elected Pulitzer Prize administrator

Mike Pride, the former editor of the Concord Monitor who led his small New Hampshire newspaper to national prominence and served as co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

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In Memoriam

The University mourns the death of David Rosand, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History Emeritus, who taught at Columbia for 50 years. An expert on the Italian Renaissance and Venice, he was also project director for Save Venice. For more information, visit the Department of Art History and Archaeology website.


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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