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Notable Native:Lasana Kazembe

Notable Native:Lasana Kazembe

November 16, 2015

Lasana Kazembe, who describes himself as a poet, professor and proud papa, teaches education at DePaul University and English composition and African-American studies at Kennedy-King College, part of the Ci...

Second City to debut new Training Center soon

Second City to debut new Training Center soon

October 19, 2015

Comedy students are likely to feel more at home in the soon-to-be-expanded Training Center at The Second City comedy club, taking over space formerly occupied by AMC Loews Piper’s Alley movie theater...

Women in jazz celebrated by college community

Women in jazz celebrated by college community

October 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 15 to listen to and discuss jazz artists at the Center for Black Music Research in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event was the second in a series coor...

Beloved professor, alumna dies at 79

Beloved professor, alumna dies at 79

By Senior Campus Reporter

January 26, 2015

Nana Shineflug, a professor in the Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts departments, died Jan. 15 after battling cancer for four years. In addition to teaching at Columbia, Shineflug founded, directed ...

Students compete for campus art displays

Students compete for campus art displays

April 14, 2014

When the Columbia community returns from summer vacation in the fall, Wabash Avenue will be embellished with new student-produced artwork as the Wabash Arts Corridor enhances its presence. The college is hosting a competition for student displays through the Wabash Arts Corrido...

Studies suggest link between plastics and obesity

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

January 28, 2013

A link between obesity and exposure to chemicals found in some plastics has been documented in several recent animal studies, including one released Jan. 15 by the University ofCalifornia, Irvine.The studies, most performed on mice, examined the effect of obesogens—chemicals in the environment that are foreign to the body that can affect how it metabolizes fat—as well as other chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system, ...

Growing sustainable design

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 26, 2012

Alyson Beaton, assistant professor in the Art & Design Department, has a growing repertoire of eco-conscious talents. In addition to being an illustrator, letterpress printer and production designer for her own letterpress business, Grow Studio, Beaton will pioneer a new course in fall 2013.The class, Integrated Studio,  is geared toward art & design juniors and seniors and will combine media such as interior archi...

Graduates’ blog welcomes students

By Lisa Schulz

December 5, 2011

Fourteen current Columbia graduate students are opening doors for new students by sharing their words, vibrant photos and videos of personal experiences through Marginalia, a blog that speaks for 487 other grad students.Marginalia—which is defined as the stray notes scribbled in the margin of a paper—began in September 2011 to convey the Columbia experience to prospective students. Each representative of a graduate pro...

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