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Professor Reshmi Mukherjee Named American Physical Society 2017 Fellow

fellowships & grantsphysics Reshmi Mukherjee, the Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics & Astronomy, named to the prestigious American Physical Society.The American Physical Society (APS) has selected Reshmi Mukherjee, the…

Trinity Church Wall Street and Union Theological Seminary Announce Fellows Program

Initial cohort of students from China and India to launch in 2018 – 2019 academic year Trinity Church Wall Street and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) today announced the creation of the Trinity Union Fellows program,…

Union and Episcopal Divinity School @ Union Condemn the DOJ’s Anti-Trans Bigotry

By Rev. Dr. Serene Jones & Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week that the Justice Department will no longer consider discrimination against transgender people a violation of the Civil Rights Act.…

Union Theological Seminary President Responds to Justice Department Memo on Religious Liberty

October 9, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent memorandum lays the groundwork for outright discrimination against a specific group of people, and disturbingly, he uses the cover of religious liberty to justify it. There are many troubling…

Professor Paige West Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

education Paige West, the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology, has been named a Visiting Scholar for the 2017–2018 academic year, by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. This is the second consecutive year a Barnard professor has received the…

Puerto Rico: A Colony in Crisis!

By Rev. Dr. Samuel Cruz After 119 years so much has changed, yet so much remains the same. Were it not so painful, it would be fascinating to observe the underlying rationalization/legitimation of the oppressive, brutal and racist treatment…

Prof. Mary Gordon Published in Best American Short Stories of 2017

literature & poetry Photo credit: Christopher GreenleafMary Gordon ’71, the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing, who published her eighth novel There Your Heart Lies in May, returns with her personal short story “Ugly”…
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The history of “History and Heritage Day” at The Interchurch Center

On February 7, 1992, members of the Worship and Special Events Panel at The Interchurch Center, discussed a request made by Native American staff that Columbus Day be renamed, “ History and Heritage Day”, going forward. The change of the…
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Live Stream: Spirit of Justice with Michelle Alexander & Angela Davis

Visiting Professor Michelle Alexander will interview Angela Davis, the American political activist, academic, and author. The live stream will be available on Friday, October 20 at 6:00 pm.    The post Live Stream: Spirit of Justice with…

Professor Paige West Wins Distinguished Book Award

columbiaendowmentrace and ethnicity Pictured at the 2017 Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award ceremony (from left to right): Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director, Columbia University Press; John H. Coatsworth, Provost,…