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NPR’s ‘Pop Culture’ podcast slated to debut Chicago live performance

April 10, 2017

NPR is unleashing the gurus of pop culture from its “Pop Culture Happy Hour” podcast to Chicago to discuss the books, music, movies and TV shows that have everyone laughing, tweeting or scowling a...

Snapshots depict climate change effects in MSI exhibit

Photographer James Balog captured the melting glaciers around the world in locations including the Mt. Kilimanjaro ice field in Tanzania and the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. 

By Molly Walsh

April 7, 2017

American photographer James Balog raises awareness of the immediacy of climate change with “Extreme Ice,” an exhibit of time-lapse videography and large-scale high-resolution photo prints at the Mus...

National Robotics Week, April 8–15, takes robotic inventions and discussions on the future of robots all over the country, including Chicago. McCormick Place will host the Automate conference April 3–6 and the Museum of Science and Industry will host robotic-themed events April 8–9 and 14–15.

Robots are coming—but to help, not take over

April 3, 2017

The robot revolution is on its way, bringing more friends and tools for WALL-E, C-3PO and HAL 9000.National Robotics Week, April 8–15, will celebrate new advances in automation and emerging STEM careers...

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

By Eric Bradach

November 21, 2016

To help inform a younger generation on the effects of climate change, the Museum of Science and Industry received a 3-year grant of approximately $500,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

Alumnus broadcasts history through Cubs win

Alumnus broadcasts history through Cubs win

November 7, 2016

As the Chicago Cubs clinched a historic World Series win Nov. 2 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Dave Miska, a 1994 radio/sound alumnus and sound engineer for Chicago’s CBS Radio, was in the sound booth celebrating as he worked the controls for the Cubs Radio Broadcast. After grad...

Sophomore television major Nick Shinners said he started the Columbia College Democrats organization in October to encourage student involvement in politics.

Unofficial student Democrat group begins work

November 7, 2016

Although the new Columbia College Democrats student organization will not be officially recognized by the Student Organization Council until January, it is actively preparing for Election Day. Nick Shinners, a sophomore television major who started the group in October, said m...

“Where the Wild Things Are: The Work of Maurice Sendak” runs from Nov. 10  to Feb. 20, 2017 at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive.

MSI to be ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

November 7, 2016

The Museum of Science and Industry may have a fairy castle, a submarine and a coal mine, but it will gain its “wildest” exhibit later this month. Traveling exhibit “Where the Wild Things Are: The W...

“Above and Beyond” opens Oct. 4 at Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, and shows the history and future of flight.  

New exhibit to blast off at MSI

September 26, 2016

“Above and Beyond,” an exhibit on the history and future of flight and space travel, will join the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive,  Oct. 4–Jan. 8, 2017.The exhibit, pres...

Sharon Wilson-Taylor named Mark Kelly’s successor, college scraps national search plan

Sharon Wilson-Taylor was announced as vice president of Student Affairs in a Sept. 7 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. 

By Campus Editor and Campus Reporter

September 12, 2016

After serving as interim vice president of Student Success for  two months, Sharon Wilson-Taylor was named the permanent vice president of Student Affairs Sept. 7, according to an email sent to faculty ...

A group of students from Columbia's advertising workshop course won first place at the 2016 Collegiate Effies competition, a national competition meant to test students' marketing skills.

Columbia students win Collegiate Effies with V8+ ‘Outlast your kid’ campaign

June 1, 2016

A group of students from the college's advertising workshop course were awarded first place at the 2016 Collegiate Effies for their campaign for vegetable juice drink V8, aimed at millennial parents.The c...

Political Edible Books | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

International Edible Book Festival, an annual international event that takes place April 1, brought election themed creations to Columbia’s Center for Book, Paper and Print located at1104 S. Wabash Ave. ...

Funkadesi will celebrate its 19th anniversary with an 18‑and‑over show Dec. 12 at the Mayne Stage in Rogers Park with other performers, including DJ WARP.

Chicago’s Indian groove Funkadesi turns 19

December 7, 2015

Chicago’s lively music scene is home to the band Funkadesi, known for its Indian-funk vibes, upbeat dance tunes, diverse instruments and title as six-time winner of The Chicago Music Awards. The 10-memb...

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