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Surgeons at Columbia University Medical Center donned pink lab coats Oct. 29 in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Surgeons at Columbia University Medical Center donned pink lab coats on Oct. 29 in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Milestones
Peter A. Muennig, assistant professor of health policy and management, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Early Career in Public Health Award. The award, presented by the Association of Schools of Public Health and Pfizer, is given for service and achievements in cultivating the public health leaders of the future.

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, assistant professor of social work, has been awarded a $430,000 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for development of an alcohol and HIV-prevention intervention for adults in the Dominican Republic.

The Mailman School of Public Health has been awarded $2.5 million from Google.org to accelerate the discovery of new pathogens and develop rapid response to outbreaks. The International Research Institute for Climate and Society will receive $900,000 from Google.org to improve the use climate data in Ethiopia.

In Memoriam
Lewis Cole, professor and former chair of the Film Program at the School of the Arts, was a 1968 graduate of Columbia College and author of thirteen screenplays, including State of the Union and Durley, and four published books, including This Side of Glory.
Alumni News

Read the October 2008 Columbia Alumni
Association Newsletter


This month's edition includes information about a happy hour with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, Homecoming on Oct 4 and a panel discussion on globalization.

More than a year after Columbia committed to reducing its carbon footprint 30 percent by the year 2017, the University is well on its way toward achieving this important goal. President Lee C. Bollinger today joined with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other university presidents to show their ongoing commitment to PlaNYC, the City's roadmap for achieving sustainability.

Recently, Columbia earned the highest grade—the only school to receive an A- in all of New York State and among only 15 nationwide—for its environmental stewardship efforts from the Sustainable Endowment Institute on its 2009 Sustainability Report Card. The University has been working to mobilize faculty, students and staff from across its campuses to join together to help make both Columbia and its home, New York City, more sustainable, and will continue to do so in the years ahead.

To learn about how Columbia University plans to reduce its carbon footprint, please read the Summary Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2005-06 and Action Plan (PDF).

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