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12 Groundbreaking Asian Columbians You Should Know

We’re celebrating Columbians of Asian heritage who have made, and are making, waves in the world.

Eight faculty and graduate student instructors from across the university have received the honor this year as part of this year's Commencement festivities.

Eight Columbians have been awarded the prestigious fellowships.

From chefs to presidents, listen to the wisdom of some of Columbia's greatest graduation speeches. 

From graduation tchotchkes to special speakers, test your knowledge of Columbia's Commencement.

The filmmaker, art historian, and collector was the subject of a recent online event organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.

This is part of a Columbia News series introducing members of the University's Scholarship for Displaced Students, a program administered by Columbia Global Centers. 

Stephanie Main (GS’21), took the extra time afforded to her by the pandemic and remote classwork to put her Sustainable Development degree to work and build a tiny home to live a more sustainable life.

As April 30 quickly approaches, we're taking a look at the process of filming and preparing for this year's virtual Commencement, celebrating the Class of 2021. 

These students are serious about Earth Day, and doing their part to protect the environment. They are committed to thinking and acting more sustainably. 

From the first volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoir to a collection of classic recipes by Jacques Pépin, these books by Columbia alumni are all terrific gift ideas during graduation season.

It wasn’t an easy decision, and we hated to make it. But here are the reasons why in-person Commencement this year would be inadvisable for Columbia.

In her new graphic memoir, “The Inheritance,” Professor Elizabeth Povinelli traces her life lines against a larger context.

"Justice has been met in this case, but it cannot erase the decades and centuries of injustices to Black people," said President Lee C. Bollinger.

The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial issued a guilty verdict on all three counts. Here are some of the reactions from faculty and students at Columbia.

This is part of a Columbia News series introducing members of the University's Scholarship for Displaced Students, a program administered by the Columbia Global Centers. 

The sea ice is rapidly melting off the northwest coast of Alaska, endangering the Indigenous population. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researchers joined forces with the local community to understand how climate change is affecting their region.

Zarrilli comes to the university from the New York City Mayor’s Office, where he was Chief Climate Policy Advisor.

The night of April 30, the Empire State Building will glow blue and white for Commencement. Here’s where to capture the best photos with it.

A group of diverse Columbians join other scholars, artists, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

In a recent online GSAPP event, MIT Professor Ekene Ijeoma discusses how and why he shifted his work to incorporate data.

With Commencement less than a week away, University Photographer Eileen Barroso has been capturing the Class of 2021 celebrating their graduation in style. 

Professor, musician, and composer David Sulzer demystifies the science that underlies music.

Let us all reflect upon, honor, and celebrate the events, people, and values enshrined in this important day in our nation’s history.

The groundbreaking endowed fund will provide full tuition awards to underrepresented business school students at Columbia.

This is part of a Columbia News series introducing members of the University's Scholarship for Displaced Students, a program administered by the Columbia Global Centers. 

Even though we’re separated due to the global pandemic, we love seeing our 2021 grads celebrate their accomplishments all across the world.

Elena Aprile, Joan Birman, Sankar Ghosh, and Robert Jervis were elected by their peers in recognition of their outstanding achievements in research.

In an online event, the architecture professor outlines her path, which GSAPP Dean Amale Andraos calls a “radical design project.”

Morgan Jerkins, known for her powerful nonfiction writing, turns to fiction with “Caul Baby.”

This is part of a Columbia News series introducing members of the University's Scholarship for Displaced Students, a program administered by the Columbia Global Centers. 

An online School of the Arts event celebrates the new book’s reception with its editors, Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham.

We’re celebrating Columbians of Asian heritage who have made, and are making, waves in the world.

Four political science PhD students surveyed residents from six Latin American countries about their willingness to get a COVID vaccine. What they learned could help reduce vaccine hesitancy here in the United States and around the world.

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