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On Your Professor’s Mind: Travel, be the outsider, welcome differences

On Your Professor’s Mind: Travel, be the outsider, welcome differences

November 19, 2019

Editor's Note: This piece is the first in a new guest column series titled "On Your Professor's Mind" where Columbia College Chicago professors write about any topic on their mind. If you would lik...

Renowned chemist Charles E. Cannon was also ‘one of the most pleasant people’

Renowned chemist Charles E. Cannon was also ‘one of the most pleasant people’

November 16, 2019

Charles E. Cannon, distinguished professor of chemistry in the Science and Mathematics Department, died Oct. 31 at Rush University Medical Center. Cannon, 73, retired in May after 27 years at Columbia, and ...

Mother’s dreams take flight

Mother’s dreams take flight

October 12, 2019

Following the death of his mother in February, Dominic Calabrese is renaming a scholarship to honor her, calling it the Elizabeth Frances Calabrese Publicity Club of Chicago Award. He is also doubling th...

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

September 6, 2019

When the Aguijón Theater opened in 1989, it was going against the grain by showing a culture that many people did not know about. “Anything Latino was strange, people didn't know what cilantro ...

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...

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...

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

April 14, 2018

In a single bus ride, children can learn both the importance of appreciating elders and never judging a book by its cover. The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the...

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools did not "throw away their shot" at being "in the room where it happens," to quote lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton"--the show that offers select students history les...

Columbia professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

Columbia professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

October 11, 2017

Dawoud Bey, a professor in the Photography Department, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work. The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded annually by the MacArthur Foundation to individuals with self-direction in their creative work. To become a fellow, candidates must be except...

City provides support for mental health crises

City provides support for mental health crises

September 11, 2017

Chicago is improving services for people with mental illnesses by strengthening crisis response and awareness training, according to an Aug. 30 press release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A mayoral pilot ini...

Pilsen graffitist paints arts  education as opportunity

Pilsen graffitist paints arts education as opportunity

February 6, 2017

Twenty years ago, Miguel Aguilar took to the streets and began expressing himself through graffiti. It was a way to connect with other teenagers in the community, do something new, release tension and f...

Acro-Cats, ‘meow-sicians’ entertain with variety show

Acro-Cats, ‘meow-sicians’ entertain with variety show

October 10, 2016

Ten “purr-fect” felines stole the show Oct. 6–9 when the Amazing Acro-Cats group performed at Wicker Park’s Vittum Theatre.Appearing at 1012 N. Noble St., the Chicago-based troupe, coached by ...

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