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High School Students Get Real-World Experience in Summer ProgramsSummer High School Programs at Columbia

 

Local high schoolers came to Columbia to discover the rigors of college and learn about professionalism in the workplace.

Columbia in the Headlines
Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a July 30 news conference announcing the new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, which is partly funded by the city (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
TOP STORY
City Announces Support for New Data Sciences and Engineering Institute
Columbia's new institute will focus on five key areas of an increasingly data-driven society: new media, cybersecurity, financial analytics, health analytics and smart cities. Forward
 
Physics Professor Michael Tuts hosted a pre-dawn viewing party at Low Library when the Higgs boson announcement was made from Geneva.
RESEARCH
University Physicists Play Key Role in Higgs Particle Research
Columbians have been involved in research at CERN's Large Hadron Collider since 1994, starting with design of the components that led to the groundbreaking detection of a new particle. Forward
 
Poet, activist and early El Museo del Barrio director Jack Agüeros
NEW YORK STORIES
New Collection Spotlights Efforts to Preserve NYC's Latino Heritagevideo
The works of poet and activist Jack Agüeros will continue to inspire literary scholars through the papers, videos and photographs he and his three children are donating to the Libraries. Forward
 
The American Language Program: 100 Years of Teaching English
GLOBAL
The American Language Program: 100 Years of Teaching English
What started as a $15 language course in 503 Hamilton Hall for immigrants in New York City has evolved into a robust linguistic and cultural curriculum. Forward
 
Sree Sreenivasan has been named Columbia's first chief digital officer, tasked with steering the University's digital learning. (Image credit: Joseph Lin)
ON CAMPUS
Journalism School Professor Appointed to Guide Columbia's Digital Learning
Sree Sreenivasan assumes his new job as Columbia's first chief digital officer at a moment when online and distance learning are hot button issues in higher education. Forward

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