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  • Biography | Columbia University in the City of New York
    and the selectivity of admissions at the school reach record levels As Columbia s president Bollinger led the largest capital campaign in Ivy League history exceeding initial projections and raising more than 6 billion in seven years He initiated Columbia s most ambitious expansion in over a century spearheading the development of the University s Manhattanville campus in a former industrial zone in West Harlem the first campus plan in the nation to receive the U S Green Building Council s highest certification for sustainable development An historic community benefits agreement emerging from the city and state review process for the new campus provides Columbia s local neighborhoods with decades of investment in the community s health education and economic growth The first of the Manhattanville campus buildings the Jerome L Greene Science Center will be the headquarters of the Mortimer B Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute a cornerstone venture among Columbia s expanding interdisciplinary initiatives in neuroscience nanotechnology and precision medicine Bollinger s commitment to excellence in architecture is evident across Columbia s campuses from Renzo Piano s master plan for Manhattanville to Rafael Moneo s design for the Northwest Corner Building on the historic Morningside campus to the new Columbia Sports Center at Baker Field designed by Steven Holl Among Bollinger s signal achievements at Columbia are the development of a network of eight Columbia Global Centers on four continents and the creation of new venues on the University s home campus supporting global conversations and scholarship including the World Leaders Forum and the Committee on Global Thought From November 1996 to 2002 Bollinger was the President of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he also had served as a law professor and dean of the Law School He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society He is widely published on legal and constitutional issues involving free speech and press and his books include Eternally Vigilant Free Speech in the Modern Era Images of a Free Press The Tolerant Society Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America and Contract Law in Modern Society Cases and Materials In January 2010 Uninhibited Robust and Wide Open A Press for a New Century was published by Oxford University Press Bollinger has received the National Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice and the National Equal Justice Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for his leadership on affirmative action He also received the Clark Kerr Award the highest award conferred by the faculty of the University of California Berkeley for his service to higher education especially on matters of freedom of speech and diversity He is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees from universities in this country and abroad Bollinger is a director of Graham Holdings Company formerly The Washington Post Company serves as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board and is a Trustee of The Kresge Foundation After graduating from the

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  • Welcome Letter | Columbia University in the City of New York
    a society we confront a dynamism of forces that are revolutionizing life on our planet from technological developments that enable us to communicate with one another and the world at lightning speed to the unraveling of the human genome the spread of market economies climate change mass urbanization and the ever increasing interdependence of disparate nations and cultures I believe Columbia is ideally suited to reflect on and respond to the challenges of this new era Our tradition of academic excellence has given us the foundation and confidence to reach for new and unimaginable knowledge while the diversity of our University community makes it possible for students faculty alumni and neighbors to interact with and thus be transformed by the multiplicity of human perspectives At the same time our location in the world s most global city offers us a unique laboratory in which to study the evolution of modern society attract and learn from the remarkable people who make New York home and in doing so fulfill our responsibilities as active engaged citizens I hope you find Columbia as exciting and enriching a place as I do This is a place that respects ideas values diversity of thought and experience and perhaps most importantly recognizes that what defines great scholarship is not the easy acceptance of what we already know but the relentless determination to discover what we still have to learn Sincerely Lee C Bollinger Key Initiatives Manhattanville in West Harlem World Leaders Forum Arts Initiative Columbia Global Centers Community Engagement University Events Columbia University s 259th Commencement took place on Wednesday May 22 on the Morningside Campus About History Administration Statistics Facts Visiting Admissions Schools Departments Financial Aid Areas of Study Academics Schools Departments Centers Areas of Study Research News Resources Centers Libraries Locations Catalogs E Resources

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  • Scholarship | Columbia University in the City of New York
    and the case s likely outcome READ MORE College Diversity at Risk Washington Post January 15 2012 There have been few moments in our history when the nation so badly needed institutions to unify the country overcome divisiveness and dispel the unfounded jealousies and prejudices that our first president warned against READ MORE News for the World Columbia Journalism Review July August 2011 The consequences of globalization are both good and bad Certainly the most notable benefit is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of lives destined for poverty and sickness and diffusing basic wealth and well being READ MORE Tolerating Dissent Foreign Policy June 1 2011 Salman Taseer the late governor of Pakistan s Punjab province was assassinated on Jan 4 of this year killed by his own bodyguard He would have turned 67 on May 31 Another top Pakistani official Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti was shot dead in early March READ MORE Al Jazeera Can Help U S Join Conversation Bloomberg March 15 2011 In the short time from Tunisia s Jasmine Revolution to the departure of Hosni Mubarak from Cairo to the more ominous events unfolding in Libya many of America s assumptions about the Middle East have been challenged and changed READ MORE American Academy of Arts Sciences Induction Symposium October 10 2010 The need to build a system of free press that is suitable from both U S and global perspectives to the conditions of globalization is a subject of intrinsic importance It is also an example of how the extraordinary forces of globalization are reshaping intellectual fields READ MORE Baum Lecture University of Illinois September 14 2010 It is always difficult in the midst of an era to know its defining characteristics But I would be surprised if in future decades people did not say that the period from the end of the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty first century was the period in which the shape of the modern world was determined READ MORE Journalism Needs Government Help Wall Street Journal July 14 2010 We have entered a momentous period in the history of the American press The invention of new communications technologies especially the Internet is transforming the human capacity to speak READ MORE President Bollinger Delivers Lecture at University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service September 30 2008 As part of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service s Inspiring Ideas and Action speakers series President Bollinger gave a lecture entitled Uninhibited Robust and Wide Open The Press and Freedom of the Press in the 20th and 21st Centuries READ MORE New York s Next Frontier The New York Sun October 3 2007 There was a time in the middle of the 20th century when Morningside Heights was not only a spawning ground for the generation of Beat writers it was also the world center for theoretical physics with Nobel Prizes as much a fall rite as Yankee pennants READ MORE What s Next

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  • Statements & Speeches | Columbia University in the City of New York
    Paris as well as in other cities in recent weeks just as the world mourned and stood together with New Yorkers after 9 11 READ MORE Announcement Regarding the School of Professional Studies November 12 2015 I am pleased to announce that the School of Continuing Education has been renamed the School of Professional Studies READ MORE Results of AAU Survey on Sexual Assault September 21 2015 I write to you today about a national survey conducted last spring at 27 member institutions of the Association of American Universities AAU including Columbia READ MORE Announcements Regarding the University s Executive Management Team July 28 2015 I am writing to share with you changes in personnel as part of a reorganization of the University s executive management team READ MORE ARCHIVE Key Initiatives Manhattanville in West Harlem World Leaders Forum Arts Initiative Columbia Global Centers Community Engagement University Events Columbia University s 259th Commencement took place on Wednesday May 22 on the Morningside Campus About History Administration Statistics Facts Visiting Admissions Schools Departments Financial Aid Areas of Study Academics Schools Departments Centers Areas of Study Research News Resources Centers Libraries Locations Catalogs E Resources Request It Ask a Librarian Services Medical

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  • Contact Us | Columbia University in the City of New York
    took place on Wednesday May 22 on the Morningside Campus About History Administration Statistics Facts Visiting Admissions Schools Departments Financial Aid Areas of Study Academics Schools Departments Centers Areas of Study Research News Resources Centers Libraries Locations Catalogs E Resources Request It Ask a Librarian Services Medical Center Research Education Patient Care Newsroom Giving Impact Gift Guide Ways to Give Give Online Arts Athletics Columbia Global Resources for Students Faculty

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  • Columbia News Advanced Search
    Gallery Home Page Columbia News Advanced Search Try to be brief eg type journalism instead of graduate school of journalism Search for Any field Subject School Division Department or Office Topic Topic All Arts and Culture Business and Economics Community and Urban Affairs Ecology and Environment Education Health Science and Public Health International Affairs News Media Politics and Public Policy Religion Science Society Technology Format All Press Release Video Video

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  • can be used to inform Web users when their favorite Web sites have added new content You can get the latest headlines the moment they are published without having to visit the Web sites in question It is also a way of getting very focused content customized according to your interests Many organizations such as the New York Times BBC News Google and now Columbia News offer RSS feeds As RSS becomes more widely used it is showing up on mobile devices in e mail applications and in customized portal content like My Yahoo RSS news feeds typically consist of a list of headlines accompanied by short descriptions linked to full length stories on the Web For example How do I set it up on my computer To take advantage of RSS you need a special program or service for reading feeds There are many such programs both free and commercial The above example uses NetNewsWire Lite Here are a few news readers we recommend a search on the Web for RSS Reader will turn up many more MacOSX NetNewsWire NetNewsWire Lite Mac OSX news reader features a simple clean layout The Lite version is free Windows FeedDemon This Windows product was designed by the same company that created NetNewsWire Web based NewsGator My Yahoo Google Certain Web browsers Mozilla Firefox and Safari offer the further option of creating a live bookmark a feature that will soon be supported by every major browser Links to RSS feeds are usually identified by a small orange button that reads either RSS or XML Depending on the browser a user clicking on this button will see either a list of headlines and short blurbs or a page full of code which can be ignored To add the feed to your RSS reader copy

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  • the University If you are not currently subscribed to the e newsletter you may do so using the fields below Yours truly David Stone Executive Vice President for Communications January 2009 Highlights RSS Story Ideas Capital Ideas Columbia deans and faculty members provide insight into challenges facing the new administration Wallach Gallery Modernism and Iraq Exhibit Opens Jan 28 Film Screening Lonely Man of Faith Jan 28 at 7 p m Lunchtime Concerts Mozart Haydn Quartets Jan 28 at 12 30 p m Robert Branner Forum Imagining a Cathedral Notre Dame Jan 29 at 6 30 p m More Events TOP STORY Columbians Celebrate Inauguration of President Obama CC 83 A crowd of several thousand people gathered in front of Low Library to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama the first Columbia graduate to be elected president of the United States RESEARCH Award winning Professor Applies Engineering Concepts to Everyday Objects Xi Chen studies how basic engineering principles give certain fruits and vegetables their distinctive shapes Chen was recently given the government s highest honor for young scientists GLOBAL MacArthur Award Winner Sets New Standards for HIV AIDS Care Twenty years ago Wafaa El Sadr began an HIV AIDS treatment

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