Columbia University Newsletter
September 2010 Highlights
The Record
Professor Eric Foner (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Eric Foner Thinks Anew About Lincoln and Slavery

 

Despite Professor Eric Foner's own extensive scholarship on Abraham Lincoln's tumultuous epoch, the specific focus of his new book remains fresh for him.

Columbia in the Headlines
Roy and Diana Vagelos (Image credit: Brandon Schuman)
TOP STORY
Roy and Diana Vagelos Give $50 Million for New Medical Education Building
Columbia University Medical Center announced a major gift of $50 million from respected alumnus P. Roy Vagelos, M.D., and his wife, Diana Vagelos. Forward
 
Study author Timothy Crone (left) prepares to deploy an underwater camera to record flow from natural hydrothermal vents off the U.S. Pacific northwest. Techniques used on the vents were adapted to measure oil flow in the Gulf. (Image credit: Carlos Sanchez, OOI-RSN Enlighten'10 Cruise, University of Washington)
RESEARCH
Lamont-Doherty Study Affirms Vastness of Gulf Oil Spill
Columbia scientists have affirmed heightened estimates of what is now acknowledged as the largest marine oil accident ever. Forward
 
Jigmi Y. Thinley, prime minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
GLOBAL
World Leaders Speak at Annual Columbia Forum slideshow
Eleven heads of state and officials from Africa, Europe and Asia discussed some of the world's most pressing challenges at Columbia's annual World Leaders Forum. Forward
 
Population centers in the Northeast urban corridor (Image credit: Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
CLIMATE
Columbia to Lead Climate Risk and Adaptation Assessment in Northeast
The U.S. has named Columbia as one of six institutions to lead regional scientific assessments of climate risks and impacts throughout the U.S. Forward
 
Detail of 1931 cartoon Gasoline Alley by Frank King (©1934 Tribune Media Services)
ON CAMPUS
Butler Librarian Crusades for Comic Books
For a few more weeks, comics enthusiasts can see pop culture images paired with great works of traditional art in an unusual exhibition on the third floor of Butler Library. Forward

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