Columbia professor Hilton Als curates exhibit to celebrate diversity of New York artist Alice Neel’s works
Upon entering the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea, visitors are struck by early 20th century New York artist Alice Neel’s oil rendition of the face of Mercedes Arroyo. An influential community organizer in Spanish Harlem, where Neel lived from 1941 to 1962, Arroyo gazes wistfully to her right, one hand slung on the chair she’s sitting on....
Deans and students dumping buckets of ice water over their heads is just the tip of the iceberg when it come to Columbia's involvement with research of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease....
Barnard President Debora Spar added an unexpected element to the usually routine First Year Welcome ceremony: a bucket of ice.
We know, we know. Perez Hilton is vapid and the mystique of celebrity is a farce. They're people just like we are. However, a new study from Columbia's own Barron Lerner shows that celebrities affect how the rest of us get sick.more If Lance Armstrong beats testicular cancer, we're more likely to believe that we can too. When Michael J. Fox speaks openly about Parkinson's, it makes us feel less alone. "There's something about being on top of the world and being vulnerable that people feel is very compelling," Lerner says. But, wait, the opposite also holds true: if an actor tries a wacky treatment regimen, we're also more likely to try something unorthodox. Lerner warns against this extreme peer pressure (!):...