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Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta has died in London

Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta has died in London

July 3, 2019

Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta, who taught at Columbia for 30 years, has died according to the college's News Office. He passed away in London on April 22, according to a statement from News...

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

July 1, 2019

When Carin Silkaitis was in high school, her English instructor gave the class a choice for their final exam—they could write an essay, or perform a section of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Adorn...

Everyone can ‘moose-y’ down Wabash Arts Corridor with new street art tours

Everyone can ‘moose-y’ down Wabash Arts Corridor with new street art tours

June 26, 2019

For the first time since the Wabash Arts Corridor's creation, Chicagoans and visitors alike will be able to take guided tours of the street art, from the bubblegum-popping moose to the pastel flowers dec...

Columbia forms civic media partnership with New Mexico elementary school

Columbia forms civic media partnership with New Mexico elementary school

June 25, 2019

Students at a New Mexico elementary school are now using iPads donated by Columbia for a number of projects, ranging from recording the oral history of their Native American elders to creating music vid...

Columbia filmmakers create a short film to bring awareness to kidnapping

June 18, 2019

After waking from a nightmare one night, 2019 cinema art and science alumna Rossella Agostini had the idea to create a short fiction film about something that had always intrigued her—kidnapping. Set...

Four Columbia teachers achieve excellence

Four Columbia teachers achieve excellence

June 17, 2019

An instructor who combines his command of the Italian language with his love of cinematography and another who captures students' imaginations by teaching marine biology to creatives were this year's...

Six faculty members promoted to rank of professors

Six faculty members promoted to rank of professors

June 14, 2019

Six former associate professors at Columbia are celebrating their promotions to the rank of professor this summer after nearly a yearlong application process. Promoted were: Paul Catanese in the Art a...

Columbia professor wins five Telly Awards for ‘American Fumble’

Columbia professor wins five Telly Awards for ‘American Fumble’

June 12, 2019

"American Fumble," a made-for-TV movie that tells the story of former athlete R. Jay Soward, recently won five Telly Awards—which honor regional, local and cable TV. Carolina Posse, an assistant ...

Columbia students finalists in E3 game competition

Columbia students finalists in E3 game competition

June 10, 2019

Recent game design graduate Ja’ire Vaughn travels to Los Angeles with his game this week for the E3 College Game Competition, something that did not seem in arms reach just a few weeks ago. Vaughn,...

CFAC members see balance in new contract, staff feels left out

CFAC members see balance in new contract, staff feels left out

June 6, 2019

  After nearly two years without a labor contract, the new contract for part-time faculty is described by some as “balanced” for the college and union, but by others as “discriminator...

Associate professor to create artwork for new Green Line stop

Associate professor to create artwork for new Green Line stop

June 6, 2019

Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Co-Director of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Folayemi Wilson was chosen to create the art for the new West Side CTA Damen Green Line stop, to be comp...

Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

Faculty, staff expect new provost to put emphasis on communication and trust

June 3, 2019

With a cape gifted from students at Manifest, incoming Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David enters the college in the midst of some of its biggest challenges, including years of declining e...

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