Wallach Gallery Features “Calligraphy Classroom” by Chinese Artist Xu Bing
|Artist Xu Bing talks about the exhibit, which features English words resembling Chinese calligraphic characters. (2:40)|
|Columbia scientists talk about the new Jerome L. Greene Science Building, interdisciplinary hub of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and scheduled to open in 2016. (7:05)|
William J. Willis, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, Emeritus and a towering presence in the development of particle physics, died Nov. 1 at the age of 80. His career encompassed nearly the entire history of the field as well as seminal contributions to nuclear physics.
The Society for the Study of Social Problems awarded its C. Wright Mills Award in August to Shamus Khan, assistant professor of sociology, for his book, Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School.
Safwan M. Masri, a member of the Business School faculty since 1988, has been appointed vice president for Global Centers. Masri, who has directed the center in Amman, Jordan, since its founding in 2009, will manage the evolution of the University’s eight centers and help chart the future course of Columbia’s globalization efforts.