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.)
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.