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March 2012 Highlights
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Healing the Universe With Japan's Ancient Court MusicHealing the Universe With Japan's Ancient Court Music

 

Gagaku, East Asia's oldest musical tradition, is currently enjoying a revival both in Japan and on the Morningside campus.

Columbia in the Headlines
Eye of the Beholder
WNYC Radio, March 23

Law Professors Abbe Gluck and Michael Graetz: The Severability Doctrine
The New York Times, March 22

Prenatal Pollutants Linked to Later Behavioral Ills
ABC News, March 22

Eric Kandel's Visions
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 11

A Quest to Understand How Memory Works
The New York Times, March 5

Oceans Acidifying Faster Due to Emissions
Bloomberg, March 2

Down With Lobbyists! Or Not?
Financial Times, March 2

Columbia's Global Centers
TOP STORY
Global Center Opens in Santiago, Expanding Network to South America
On March 20, President Bollinger, Provost Coatsworth and a diverse delegation of faculty, alumni and international partners were in Chile to open the newest Global Center. Forward
 
Diane Paulus and Suzan-Lori Parks
ON CAMPUS
Creative Team Behind Broadway's Porgy and Bess Talks With Studentsvideo
Director Diane Paulus and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks spoke at Miller Theatre about their collaboration on The Gershwins' Porgy and BessForward
 
Dimitris Anastassiou (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
RESEARCH
Engineer Sets Aside One Distinguished Career to Plunge Into Cancer Research
After nearly 20 years in electrical engineering at Columbia, Dimitris Anastassiou decided to explore a whole new area of research—in computational biology. Forward
 
Amy Benson, a co-founder of First Person Plural, speaks at the Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem.
NEW YORK STORIES
"First Person Plural" Reading Series Launches in Harlem
When School of the Arts lecturer Amy Benson discovered that a fellow writer was also experimenting with the perspective of "we", an idea for a local literary event took shape. Forward
 
Pablo Piccato (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
GLOBAL
Professor Pablo Piccato Discusses Mexico's Current Challenges
Despite the media's focus on drug wars, Piccato, director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, says Mexico presents a complex picture of both progress and problems. Forward

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