Columbia University Newsletter
October 2011 Highlights
Multimedia
Disney's 'Tangled'Engineer's Computer Models Drive Animated Films

 

Professor Eitan Grinspun examines the basic rules of motion and turns them into computer programs that are animating Hollywood movies.

Columbia in the Headlines
Prof. Joel E. Cohen: Seven Billion
The New York Times, Oct. 23

Talking Their Way Out of a Population Crisis
The New York Times, Oct. 22

Prof. Howard French: Surviving Mao, Revamping a Nation
The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 22

Prof. Alexander Stille: The Paradox of the New Elite
The New York Times, Oct. 22

"Occupy" Looks Forward, Tea Party Backward
U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 19

World's Oldest Sporting Document at Columbia
New York Daily News, Oct. 18

Prof. James Shapiro: Hollywood Dishonors the Bard
The New York Times, Oct. 16
Columbia Engineers Develop Solutions for an Information-Rich Society
TOP STORY
Columbia Engineers Develop Solutions for an Information-Rich Society
Faculty at the engineering school are conducting research that translates to a new generation of innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of data-driven fields. Forward
 
View of Mapping Gothic France homepage showing Moret-sur-Loing, Eglise Notre-Dame (Image credit: Mapping Gothic France)
GLOBAL
Mapping Gothic France: Digital Insights Into Medieval Cathedralsslideshow
Some 30,000 high-resolution images of more than 200 cathedrals can be found on Mapping Gothic France, a website developed by a Columbia-led team of professors and students. Forward
 
Ken Jackson with students on the Sept. 22 bike ride
NEW YORK STORIES
Prof. Ken Jackson's History Class Pedals Through the New York Nightvideo
When Ken Jackson began teaching his course, "The History of the City of New York," he decided to take his students out of the classroom to grasp the full impact of the urban environment. Forward
 
Amir Levine (Image credit: Blanche Mackey)
RESEARCH
Book on Romantic Attachment Merges Science With Self-Help
Professor Amir Levine has written a book to fill the void between academic journals and self-help books rarely backed by science. Forward
 
Nathaniel Persily
ON CAMPUS
New Course Trains Students in Nonpartisan Redistricting
Professor Nathaniel Persily, one of the nation's leading authorities on election law, brings his array of experiences to an innovative Columbia Law School course. Forward

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