- Just one year out of Columbia film school, James Mangold has already directed one feature film ("Heavy") and is about to embark on another, starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeDiro.
The movie, "Copland," which Mangold also wrote, takes place in a small New Jersey town where many New York City police officers and their families live. Stallone has reportedly agreed to do the film for a fraction of his usual $20 million per picture.
Mangold graduated in 1995 from the School of the Arts Film Division.
- Raffaele Lattes has won the 1996 Distinguished Pathologist Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. He is the former director of Columbia's Division of Surgical Pathology and now serves on the faculty as emeritus professor.
- Austin Flint and Aili Flint, both lecturers at Columbia, last month received the Arts and Letters Award of the Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter for "outstanding and significant contributions in arts and letters towards better understanding between the people of the United States and Finland."
The Flints have together translated and published the poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction of more than 30 Finnish authors.
She is a lecturer in Finnish in the department of Germanic Languages.
He is a senior lecturer in writing in the School of General Studies.
- At its annual meeting in Boston last month, the College Art Association honored Arthur Danto, Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, for distinguished art journalism.
- Chou Wen-Chung, Reiner Professor Emeritus of musical composition and director of Columbia's Center for United States-China Art Exchange, received the University of Cincinnati Award for Excellence. He was praised for his "eloquent and tireless efforts as an ambassador for music and culture." The award was presented Mar. 31 at "A Festival of Sino-American Music and Culture" at the University of Cincinnati.
Columbia University Record -- April 19, 1996 -- Vol. 21, No. 24