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May 2011 Highlights
The Record
Arthur Lerner-LamFaculty Q&A: Observing a Restless Planet Earth

 

Seismologist Art Lerner-Lam, Lamont-Doherty's Interim Director, has been busy helping enhance understanding of recent geological events.

Columbia in the Headlines
Notable Speakers and Graduates Highlight 2011 Commencement
TOP STORY
Notable Speakers and Graduates Highlight 2011 Commencementvideoslideshow
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and playwright Tony Kushner were among the speakers at class day events celebrating Columbia's commencement. Forward
 
Brent Stockwell
RESEARCH
Professor Targets "Undruggable" Proteins Linked to Cancer
Biological chemist Brent Stockwell is working on a new generation of potential cancer cures by targeting proteins in the human body that do not respond to traditional drugs. Forward
 
Donald Keene
ON CAMPUS
Japan Scholar Donald Keene Retires After 73 Years at Columbia
University Professor Emeritus Donald Keene's retirement from Columbia at age 88—and his announcement that he plans to spend the rest of his life in Japan—was big news in Japan. Forward
 
A total of 25 professionals from 19 firms earned certificates from the mentorship program this year.
NEW YORK STORIES
City and Columbia Expand Certificate Program for Entrepreneurs
Twenty-five professionals earned certificates this year from a Columbia University-New York City Small Business Services mentorship program for minority, women and local entrepreneurs. Forward
 
Urban Climate Change Report a 'Wake-Up Call' for Global Policymakers
CLIMATE
Urban Climate Change Report a "Wake-Up Call" for Global Policymakers
Cities are emerging as the "first responders" in dealing with climate change, says a major new report led by researchers at Columbia University and the City University of New York. Forward

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