Awards & Milestones

The Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Branka Arsić was awarded MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize for her book 'Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau.'
Herbert and Florence Irving stand in front of Columbia's Irving Cancer Research Center

Florence Irving and the late Herbert Irving in 2005. Photo by Charles E. Manley

The Irvings’ philanthropy will be felt across a wide range of disciplines, including cancer genomics, immunology, computational biology, pathology, and biomedical engineering.
The four winners of the MacArthur Genius Grant 2017.
Urban Design Program Director Kate Orff and Architecture Adjunct Damon Rich won 2017 MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants. Musician Tyshawn Sorey and Computer Scientist Regina Barzilay, both Columbia alumni, were also named MacArthur Fellows.
Joachim Frank

Photo by Jorg Meyer

Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of biological sciences, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017.
A portrait shot of Andrew Millis
Columbia University Physics Professor Andrew Millis has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics for his groundbreaking research on the electronic properties of correlated materials.
David Dinkins in a navy blue suit standing at a podium and microphone, with a light blue background.

Photo by Diane Bondareff

David Dinkins, New York City’s 106th mayor and now a professor at Columbia University, celebrates his 90th birthday July 10 with a celebration at Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence where he once lived.

Guggenheim Fellows

Four Columbia professors whose research interests encompass celebrity culture, the sociology of knowledge, data analysis, and music, were named Guggenheim Fellows for 2017.

Columbia University chemist Xiaoyang Zhu has been named a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

2017 Bancroft Prizes Winning Book Covers

Columbia University announced today that three acclaimed works will be awarded the 2017 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and Matt Ray

A scene from Act III titled Puppets, Whitman and Civil War. Photo by Teddy Wolff

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith are pleased to announce that A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and

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