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Vol.26, No. 06 Oct. 16, 2000

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Annette Insdorf, professor of film in the School of the Arts, recently traveled to Los Angeles to serve as program host for a retrospective of films by Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For opening night at the Academy, in front of approximately l,000 guests, Insdorf moderated an onstage panel including Kieslowski collaborators Julie Delpy (actress from White), Agnieszka Holland (director of films including Europa, Europa and Washington Square) and Krzysztof Piesiewicz (co-writer of The Decalogue and Three Colors: Blue, White, Red). Insdorf went on to introduce screenings and host book signings of her book Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the American Film Institute. (See the Nov. 12, 1999 Record for an interview with Insdorf.)

 

Loretta Greenholtz, director of environmental health and radiation safety and David M. Cohen, director of employee and labor relations, have been appointed assistant vice presidents, Colleen Crooker, vice president for human resources, has announced.

Cohen, who received his law degree from George Washington University and has worked for years as an arbitrator, instructor and specialist in labor relations, has headed Columbia’s employee and labor relations department since 1996. Greenholtz, who holds an M.P.H. in environmental Health Science from New York Medical College, has worked at Columbia since 1990 and manages the Office of Health and Radiation Safety.

“Both Loretta and David have distinguished themselves as experts in their fields and are relied upon for advice and counsel in matters that are critical to the University,” said Crooker. “They are truly deserving of this special recognition of their service and expertise.”

 

Edward Malefakis, professor of history, has been awarded this year’s prestigious Antonio Nebrija prize. The prize recognizes lifetime contributions to Spanish studies in the humanities and social sciences by non-Spanish scholars.

Malefakis’ work has focused on the political and socioeconomic history of 20th century Spain, especially on agrarian problems, working class movements, the Civil War, the Franco dictatorship and Spain’s post-1975 redemocratization.