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January 2012 Highlights
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Durst Gift Helps Launch New Center on Urban Real EstateDurst Gift Helps Launch New Center on Urban Real Estate

 

The Center for Urban Real Estate looks to both past and future with a $4 million gift from the Durst Organization to Columbia that also includes a remarkable archive of New York development history.

Columbia in the Headlines
David and Helen Gurley Brown in 1984 (Image credit: Hearst Corp.)
TOP STORY
David and Helen Gurley Brown Gift to Create Institute for Media Innovation
Columbia and Stanford will receive $30 million from longtime Cosmopolitan magazine editor to establish the new institute at her late husband's two alma maters. Forward
 
The Silent Strength of Artist Liu Xia
ON EXHIBIT
The Silent Strength of Artist Liu Xiaslideshow
Columbia hosts the only U.S. exhibit of Chinese artist Liu Xia's photographs. The wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, her work is forbidden from display in China. Forward
 
Lasers used to illuminate samples
RESEARCH
Watching the Engine of Life at Work, in Real Time
Professor Ruben Gonzalez is watching ribosomes—the minute particles in cells that make proteins—to study how and why they malfunction and cause disease. Forward
 
Carlos Alonso
ON CAMPUS
Faculty Q&A With Dean Carlos Alonso
Carlos Alonso, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, believes it may be time to "change drastically our understanding of what one can do with a doctoral degree." Forward
 
North Korea expert Charles Armstrong
GLOBAL
Expert Insight on Kim Jong Un and North Korea's Future
Professor Charles Armstrong is ideally placed to decipher what's going on in North Korea now that Kim Il Sung's grandson has been elevated to leader. Forward

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