Ask Alma's Owl: Alexander Hamilton – From King’s College to Broadway Stage

Alexander Hamilton was a poor immigrant who came to the colonies with little besides an extraordinary drive and rhetorical gifts. He went on to become a founding father of the United States - a career that started at King's College. A Broadway musical now brings his life to the stage.


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Tracing Dan-el Padilla Peralta's Journey from Homeless to the Ivy League

Dan-el Padilla Peralta as a young boy in the Dominican Republic

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a lecturer in the Classics Department, gives us a preview of the personal stories included in his latest book "Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League." He also shares what inspired him to join Columbia's Justice-in-Education initiative.


Ask Alma's Owl: American Classicist Charles Anthon

Charles Anthon Columbia University

Charles Anthon (CC’1815, LLD’1831) was a major American figure in the field of classics during the 19th century although his reputation has since receded into history. Learn more about why a professorship is named after him.

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In Memoriam: Joseph F. Traub

Professor Joseph F. Traub, founder of the Computer Science department, died Monday, August 24, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM. He was 83. Most recently the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Computer Science, Traub was an early pioneer in the field.

Traub's work on optimal algorithms and computational complexity applied to continuous scientific problems. 

Read more about Professor Traub.

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