Columbia University


Thinking About the Brain

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Neuroscientists are trying to get New York City kids excited about the brain. Columbia University faculty members and students hosted a Community Brain Expo on Wednesday in Washington Heights, where parents, high schoolers, and elementary school students tried experiments and watched demonstrations aimed at teaching a younger audience about neuroscience.



Atlantic Philanthropies Gives $627,000 to Columbia Center for Oral History

Monday, July 25, 2011

The two-year, $627,000 grant will be used to expand the center's staff and to undertake new projects in public health, philanthropies and the arts.



Columbia Drug Suspects to Ask for Treatment, Lawyers Say

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A case against five Columbia University students accused of dealing drugs on campus is putting a spotlight on a recent overhaul of New York's drug laws.



A Garden Grows in the Bronx: The New York Botanical Garden, From Farmland to Orchid Shows

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

In the mid-1890s, a botanist from Columbia University, Nathaniel Lord Britton, toured three locations in the Bronx. He visited land which is now Van Cortland Park and the Bronx Zoo, but he was not satisfied. When Britton saw the exposed rock outcroppings, large hills and deep valleys populated with Eastern Hemlock, Sugar Maples, Gum trees and Conifer and Hardwood trees at the New York Botanical Garden’s current location, he knew he’d found the perfect spot.



Gig Alerts: William Schuman Award Concert honoring Pauline Oliveros

Friday, March 26, 2010

This groundbreaking avant-garde composer and performer won the William Schuman Award last spring, and on Saturday night she will be fêted for her contributions to music over the last 40 years. Download her daring original work "Other Forests," performed by her trio Triple Point.