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November 2009 Highlights
The Record
Capturing a Smoke-Filled Era of Jazz [Image credit: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC]Capturing a Smoke-Filled Era of Jazz

 

On Oct. 19, Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for the portraits he took of jazz musicians in the 1940s and '50s, spoke at an event that looked at his work as art and historical record.

Columbia in the Headlines
As a business school student at Columbia, Buffett (left) studied under professor Graham (right), a pioneer in value investing. [Image credit: Columbia University Archives]
TOP STORY
Warren Buffett Returns to Campus Where He Learned About Investing
When Warren Buffett joins Bill Gates in engaging Columbia Business School students in a town-hall discussion, he'll be returning to the campus where he studied under "value investing" pioneer professor Benjamin Graham. Forward
 
Professor Shree Nayar poses with his Bigshot cameras.
GLOBAL
Prof. Nayar's Little Camera Is a Big Idea for Children Around the World video
Four years ago, professor Shree Nayar decided to move his work in a new direction: to design a camera that could improve the way children learn about science and one another. Forward
 
Researchers Use Carbon Dioxide in Conversion of Biomass Into Biofuel
CLIMATE
Researchers Use Carbon Dioxide in Conversion of Biomass Into Biofuel
Researchers at Columbia University have successfully discovered a beneficial use for carbon dioxide in the conversion of organic materials, such as grass and bark, into fuel. Forward
 
Professor Richard Howard
ON CAMPUS
Poetry Professor Richard Howard Celebrates a Life of Teaching at 80
On Oct. 13, Richard Howard celebrated his 80th birthday with students under an intriguing premise: Howard read his poetry along with six former student poets who read their own. Forward

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