Lee C. Bollinger

Columbia crown logo in light gray
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Provost John H. Coatsworth release a statement on the Framework Agreement reached with the United Auto Workers union.
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Joined by France’s Minister of Higher Education and world renowned artists, the Columbia community gathered at Reid Hall in Paris today to celebrate the opening of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
a diverse group of 12 people part of the Obama Scholars program
An accomplished group of 12 rising social change-makers from around the world begin the Obama Foundation Scholars program at Columbia University.
John McCain

Columbia University mourns the death of Sen. John McCain and extends condolences to the McCain family whom we are proud to have as part of the extended Columbia community.

Dusk in the desert behind a solar panel

Solar panels for smallholder farming irrigation pumps in Senegal, which are part of the “Acacia Irrigation” system developed by the Quadracci Sustainable Engineering Lab at Columbia University’s School of Engineering.

Columbia World Projects issued its first report on the results of its inaugural forum convened to identify ways in which academia and practitioners might partner to address significant challenges facing humanity.
headshots of Columbia Scholars in a grid
Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination has announced its first cohort of fellows, a group of 16 preeminent scholars, writers, and artists from around the world who are being brought together for year-long residencies at Reid Hall in Paris.
Alex Halliday

Photo Courtesy of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, Oxford University

“Alex Halliday is a renowned research scientist and skillful academic leader who is uniquely suited to charting the Institute’s future and its vital interdisciplinary role at the University," said President Lee C. Bollinger.
Mark Mazower

Professor Mark Mazower, founding director of Columbia's Institute for Ideas and Imagination.

What knowledge is most important now? How can we best pursue it? Is the university’s intellectual structure properly aligned with this endeavor?

Dean of the School of General Studies Lisa Rosen Metsch

Photo by Michael DiVito

Lisa Rosen-Metsch, currently the Chair of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, will begin her new position as the School of General Studies celebrates its 70th anniversary.

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