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  March 2014 Highlights  
 
 
Thomas Jessell
 
 
  Leading from the Lab: Zuckerman Institute’s Thomas Jessell  
  As founding co-director of the Zuckerman Institute, Thomas Jessell is helping Columbia build a leading center of interdisciplinary research on mind, brain and behavior. As a professor of neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biophysics he has dedicated his prize-winning career as a researcher to understanding the neurobiology of movement which, he explains, “is the overt expression of all behaviors.” read more »  
 
  Faculty Q & A: Associate Psychology Prof. Daphna Shohamy
People often talk about different parts of the brain learning about the world in different ways: whether memorizing facts and events, or slowly learning habits. In her experiments of how the human brain learns, psychology professor Daphna Shohamy has found that there’s a lot more “cross-talk” between these two forms of learning than most people think. 
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  First Exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright Archive
Little more than a year since Columbia’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library and the Museum of Modern Art jointly acquired the archives from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Art History Professor Barry Bergdoll and Avery Director Carole Ann Fabian have curated the first exhibition at MoMA from the massive collection, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal
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  Rare Book Library Highlights Renegade Publisher Samuel Roth
Samuel Roth studied at Columbia nearly 100 years ago and went on to publish everything from prurient novels to political exposés—often without their author’s consent—and later in his life was known as the “smut king.” But his lasting legacy to freedom of expression stemmed from the legal fight over his conviction on obscenity charges. 
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  President Emeritus Michael Sovern Reflects on ‘Improbable Life’
Chancellor Kent Professor of Law Michael Sovern has spent his entire adult life at Columbia, what he calls “a six-decade love affair” that began the moment he walked through the 116th Street gates in 1949. He recounts his illustrious career in his new autobiography, An Improbable Life: My Sixty Years at Columbia and Other Adventures. 
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  Columbia in the News  
   
  Rejuvenated Harlem Building Becomes a Business Incubator for Biotechnology  
  The New York Times, March 23  
 
  Prof. Simon Schama: The Historical Becomes Personal  
  The New York Times, March 21  
 
  Prof. Kimberly Marten: Situation in Crimea  
  Bloomberg TV, March 20  
 
  Prof. Timothy Frye: The Downsides of Crimea for Russia  
  The New York Times, March 19  
 
  Engineers Combat Aging U.S. Infrastructure  
  CBS News, March 17  
 
  Prof. Stephen Sestanovich: Putin on the Couch  
  Politico Magazine, March 13  
 
   
 
 
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