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Columbia University’s full Board of Trustees unanimously voted to create the African American and African Diaspora Studies department.

A man installing a model of the Seagram Building

Installation of Seagram Building model, c. 1957. Image Courtesy of Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

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members of the Columbia Senate Plenary raise their name tags in the air to signify an affirmative vote to launch the the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

The Senate Plenary vote on November 16. Photo by Jessica Raimi

The University Senate achieved its biggest turnout in at least three decades for a vote on Sept.

a researcher with a handheld welding tool working on battery components

Research at the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center includes optimizing battery-pack performance. Photo by John Abbott

As director of Columbia’s newest research arm, the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center, Alan West leads a team developing batteries that can store solar and wind-powered energy.

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Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 film Frankenstein.

“If the last 200 years have taught us anything, it’s that Frankenstein is an immortal book.”
black and white photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she was a student at Columbia Law School
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (LAW’59) has made history since her student days, when she tied for first in her graduating class, and again in 1972 when she became the first woman to join the Law School as a tenured professor. An online exhibit, “Sincerely, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” features exclusive archives that illuminate her commitment to gender equality as well as her wit and legal savvy.