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March 2010 Highlights
The Record
Director Kathryn Bigelow on the set of The Hurt Locker (Image credit: Kathryn Bigelow and 42West)Film Program Nurtures Women Directors

 

Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar wins place her among a number of School of the Arts alumnae making strides in a male-dominated field of film directors.

Columbia in the Headlines
L-R: Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger; Digvijaya Singh, general secretary, All India Congress Committee; Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs; Indu Shahani, sheriff, Mumbai and principal, H.R. College, University of Mumbai (Image credit: Kuni Takahashi)
TOP STORY
Columbia University Establishes Global Centers in South Asia and Europe
In a coordinated effort to further enhance its global perspective in teaching, research and problem solving, Columbia has established Global Centers in Mumbai, India and Paris, France. Forward
 
Graduate Students Introduce Shakespeare to Young Audiences
NEW YORK STORIES
Graduate Students Introduce Shakespeare to Young Audiences video
Since 2005, students and alumni from the School of the Arts have been working with local middle and high school students to create Shakespeare productions for young audiences. Forward
 
The research vessel Endeavor departs Rhode Island on its way to Haiti. (Image credit: University of Rhode Island)
GLOBAL
Scientists Assess Haiti's Future Earthquake Threats
In late February, U.S. and Haitian scientists launched a 20-day research cruise off Haiti to examine the possibility of continuing seismic threats to that region. Forward
 
Chris Wiggins, professor of applied math, hopes more of his students look beyond Wall Street for career options and consider job opportunities in New York's nascent tech start-up space. (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
ON CAMPUS
Math Professor Works to Keep Students Off "The Street"
If applied mathematics professor Chris Wiggins had his way, more of his students would join New York City's burgeoning tech start-up scene. The payoffs, he says, would be huge. Forward
 
Five Faculty Members Named 2010 Sloan Research Fellows
RESEARCH
Five Faculty Members Named 2010 Sloan Research Fellows
Five Columbia professors were named research fellows by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which awards two-year, $50,000 grants to support exceptional young researchers. Forward

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