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The Man Who Mapped ManhattanNew York Squared

 

Prof. Marguerite Holloway's new biography of John Randel Jr., the surveyor who first mapped out the Manhattan street grid

Columbia in the Headlines
Lenfest Award Winners Reflect on What Makes Great Teachers
Lenfest Award Winners Reflect on What Makes Great Teachers
Ten Columbia professors were honored this month for outstanding scholarship, teaching and service. Some joined the faculty decades ago; others as recently as 2006. Forward
 
Rafael Yuste
Prof. Rafael Yuste Tapped to Advise White House on Brain Study Initiative
Together with other neuroscientists and nanoscientists, Yuste's research is shaping an Obama administration initiative to support a national commitment to mapping the brain. Forward
 
L-R: Don W. Cleveland, Kevin C. Eggan, Christopher E. Henderson, Daniel L. Doctoroff and Jeffrey Rothstein met at Henderson's lab at Columbia University Medical Center to mark the launch of Target ALS. (Image credit: Columbia University Medical Center)
$25 Million Gift to Medical Center Enhances Initiative for ALS Treatment
Researchers and laboratories around the world will participate in Target ALS, a three-year initiative to streamline discovery of new approaches to treating Lou Gehrig's Disease. Forward
 
John McWhorter
Living Language: Faculty Q&A With Linguist John McWhorter
Associate Professor McWhorter may be best known for his writing about race, but at Columbia he is committed to his first love: scholarship, teaching courses and advising students. Forward
 
Koji Nakanishi was awarded Japan's Person of Cultural Merit prize in 1999.
Chemistry Prof. Koji Nakanishi Remains Hard at Work at 87
Despite retiring six years ago, Nakanishi, the Centennial Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, continues to work in his Chandler Hall office six days a week. Forward
 

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