Yellow Ribbon Program Helps More Military Veterans Attend Columbia
(Editor's note: This story and video on military veterans at Columbia was originally published on Sept. 16, 2009.)
|Columbia faculty, staff and students discuss the University's participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Program. (4:46)|
Fourteen Columbia schools are participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, including the School of General Studies, which was originally established in 1947 to meet the needs of veterans returning from World War II. In the past few months, with the implementation of the new program, Columbia’s student-veteran population has grown from 96 to approximately 210 students, including more than 55 students in General Studies. Columbia’s active engagement in the Yellow Ribbon program has also been noted in the national media, including Newsweek and USA Today.
|Brown Institute for Media Innovation Grand Opening|
Five Columbia faculty members have been inducted into the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine. They are James J. Cimino, adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics; Quarraisha Abdool Karim, associate professor of epidemiology; Gerard Karsenty, Paul A. Marks Professor of Genetics & Development; Michael Shadlen, professor of neuroscience; and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
Herb Gans, the Robert S. Lynd Professor Emeritus of Sociology and special lecturer in sociology, was awarded the 2014 William Foote Whyte Career Achievement Award for sociological practice and public sociology