Columbia University Newsletter
June 2011 Highlights
The Record
Katherine Allen, Tyler Bickford and Jae Woo LeeGraduate Student Awards for Outstanding Teaching

 

Columbia's 2011 graduate student Presidential Teaching Awards go to Kat Allen, Tyler Bickford and Jae Woo Lee.

Columbia in the Headlines
Big Buzzword on Campus
Scientific American, July Issue

Democracy's Cradle, Rocking the World
The New York Times, June 29

The Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute: Live in Concert
NPR, June 28

From an African Refugee Camp to the Ivy League
The Today Show, June 20

Human Waste Could Be Biofuel
Christian Science Monitor, June 15

Women Atop Their Fields Dissect the Scientific Life
The New York Times, June 6

A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself
The New York Times, June 4
Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative Will Be Interdisciplinary Nerve Center
TOP STORY
Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative Will Be an Interdisciplinary Centervideo
Neurobiologist Thomas Jessell explains how the Jerome L. Greene Science Center will provide innovative spaces for collaborations by scholars and students from across the University. Forward
 
Rafael Yuste
RESEARCH
For Mountain Climbing Brain Scientist, a Careful Ascentvideo
From his office in the Northwest Corner Building, Rafael Yuste is tackling a tall challenge: trying to untangle the workings of the cerebral cortex. Forward
 
Carlos Alonso
ON CAMPUS
Carlos Alonso Appointed Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor in the Humanities, and former chair of the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, had served as interim dean this year. Forward
 
CLIMATE
Conference Explores Implications of Rising Seas for Island Nations
Prof. Michael Gerrard brought together representatives of island nations at Columbia Law School to discuss the dangers posed by rising sea levels caused by climate change. Forward
 
Shall We Dance?
NEW YORK STORIES
Community Comes Out for Fifth Annual "Shall We Dance?"video
Twice this summer professional dancers from around the city turn Low Library into a free dance studio for hundreds of participants learning styles from afro-samba to belly dance. Forward

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