Barnard Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84 and TC ’87, announced in an email sent to the Barnard student body early Wednesday morning that Plimpton Hall, on Amsterdam Avenue between 121st and 122nd streets, will be the only Barnard dorm open for the first part of winter break, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4. The policy change will go into effect next year.
Paula Franzese, who teaches political science and law at Barnard and Seton Hall University respectively, will release two books that offer cheerful, unconventional, and practical advice to college students.
Chelsea Clinton, Public Health ’10, spoke about her work in domestic communities and abroad Wednesday afternoon in Lerner Hall to cap off the Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program’s final year of programming.
Evelyn Jagoda, CC ’14, will pursue a masters in Biological Anthropological Sciences at Cambridge, focusing on the genetic links between modern humans and Denisovans, a recently discovered hominid.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is seeking to expand oral health care to underserved populations in Kenya by teaming up with the Nairobi global center and the University of Nairobi School of Dental Sciences.
Applied math professor Chris Wiggins, CC ’93, is joining the New York Times as its new chief data scientist, where he said he will find a different kind of challenge.
June Besek, the executive director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts at Columbia Law School, testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet hearing on Jan. 28 to lend her expertise to the ongoing debates about copyright law.
Business School professor Katherine Phillips released a paper considering the political and economic effects of having female national leaders in the School of International and Public Affairs' Journal of International Affairs.
Allan Strauss, a Public Safety officer who worked at Barnard for more than 27 years, died suddenly over the weekend of still unspecified causes, Barnard Dean Avis Hinkson announced in an email today. He was 59.
Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs will launch an online course on Tuesday, while Vincent Racaniello, a professor of microbiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, began teaching an online course Jan. 9.
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