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Mailman School of Public Health to Lead NYC’s Pandemic Response Institute

Through a groundbreaking new award from New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University—through its Mailman School of Public Health—and a consortium of academic, community, government, and corporate partners will launch and operate New York City’s first Pandemic Response Institute (PRI). This award builds on Columbia’s robust involvement in the NYC COVID-19 response and grants it a significant role in preparing New York City for future public health emergencies.

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Daniel Alarcón Wins MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grant'

The author, radio producer, and Journalism School professor won for his exploration of "the social, cultural, and linguistic ties that connect people across Latin America and Spanish-speaking communities in the Americas."

The Shows, Films, and Exhibitions to See This Fall

Broadway is back, Lincoln Center is open, and museums and galleries are brimming with new exhibitions. We asked directors, artists, filmmakers, and playwrights from the School of the Arts what they are looking forward to most this fall.


Columbia and United Negro College Fund Join to Support HBCUs

The Ernest E. Just Biomedical Research Scholars Program aims to increase the number of Black researchers in tenure-track positions at Columbia and other top-tier biomedical research institutions.
Students, Alumni, and Faculty Shine at the 74th Annual Tony Awards

Fourteen Columbians worked on award-winning productions such as Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Inheritance, and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
Law School Names Bayeté Ross Smith First Artist-in-Residence

The Harlem-based artist hopes to spur students and lawyers to question assumptions and reimagine solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
New Tapas Restaurant Opens at Manhattanville Campus

Oliva, a new tapas restaurant by celebrity Chef Franklin Becker, is the latest Columbia University retail tenant to join Columbia’s Manhattanville campus.

Featured Events

Walk-In Flu Vaccines
Getting vaccinated against the influenza (flu) is the best way to protect ourselves and our family, friends, and colleagues from the flu. Columbia Health is hosting a walk-in flu vaccine event at Lerner Hall auditorium. Eligible affiliates only need their CUID.
Monday, October 4 – Friday, October 29

NYC Media Lab Summit 2021: Future Imperfect
The two-day online conference will bring together 1,000+ virtual attendees from NYC Media Lab’s core community—including executives, faculty, students, investors, and entrepreneurs—to explore the future of media and tech in New York City and beyond.
Wednesday, October 6 – Thursday, October 7

The Columbia University School of the Arts International Play Reading Festival
Co-founded by Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia School of the Arts, and David Henry Hwang, Theatre Program, this annual festival presents readings of three plays by living international playwrights.
Wednesday, October 6 – Saturday, October 23

Reflections on “Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey” With Debra Ann Byrd
In this multimedia virtual lecture, Bundles Community Scholar Debra Ann Byrd will reflect on the years-long experience and process of creating and starring in BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey.
Thursday, October 7, 6:00 p.m.

In the News

September 28 - U.S. News & World Report
Milley’s Slide Into the Political Fray (Stephen Biddle)

September 27 - NPR
The Cost Of Forced Psychiatric Care Like Britney Spears Got Can Be Ruinous (Christopher Magoon)

September 27 - The New York Times
How Young People’s Social Anxiety Has Worsened in the Pandemic (Paula Yanes-Lukin)
September 24 - The Guardian
Desperation, Misinformation: How the Ivermectin Craze Spread Across the World (Silvia Martins)

September 23 - NBC News
Has the Spread of COVID-19 Peaked in the U.S.? What Future COVID Spread Could Look Like (Jeffrey Shaman)

September 23 - The Guardian
U.S. Public Health Workers Leaving ‘in Droves’ Amid Pandemic Burnout (Morgan Philbin)

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