Theater of War: Ancient Words, Modern Wounds
|Theater of War participants and Columbia student veterans discuss the recent performance on campus. (7:33)|
This marks the second consecutive year Theater of War visited Columbia. Usually, the troupe tours the country’s military academies and bases. Since its inception in 2008, Theater of War has traveled to places such as Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Knox, Camp Pendleton and even to Europe with an impressive rotation of actors that has included Paul Giamatti, Terrence Howard, David Strathairn and Lili Taylor.
Columbia has attracted a growing community of recent military veterans on campus with approximately 340 veterans enrolled in the current semester. More than half attend the School of General Studies which was founded after World War Two in part to provide a Columbia undergraduate education to veterans and other non-traditional students. The school has helped lead University-wide participation in the federal Yellow Ribbon program of education benefits for Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans, who also attend many of Columbia’s graduate and professional schools.
(Editor's note: The actual Theater of War performance and discussion is not in the video to protect the privacy of those in the audience.)
Columbia mourns the death of Mark Becker, associate director at the Earth Institute's Center for International Science Information Network, who was killed in a traffic accident last week. Visit this page for more information.
Professor Pamela Smith has been named the Seth Low Professor of History and Volker Berghahn has become the Seth Low Professor Emeritus of History.
Professor Adam Sobel won a two-year, $341,600 AXA Award in Climate and Extreme Weather from the AXA Research Fund. Sobel will use the funds to study the local dynamics and global patterns of extreme weather events.