Morningside Area Alliance Member News

President Shafik Presides Over Her First World Leaders Forum

Last week, while the General Assembly met across town at the United Nations, world leaders ventured up to Morningside Heights to speak to students, staff, and faculty at Columbia University.  In opening her first World Leaders Forum, Columbia University President Minouche Shafik talked about how much she had long admired this series (founded two decades […]

A Fresh Perspective on Rastafari Culture and Cosmology

Can you give some examples from the book of how Rastafari provides an alternative conception of Blackness? One example is an I-tal diet, which may be interpreted as a mechanism to redress the colonial and post-colonial strategy to assimilate Africans and people of African descent in the prescribed diet of plantation slavery and colonialism. For […]

MSM Spotlight: Aaron Haettenschwiller performs in the MSM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin on September 28 – Manhattan School of Music Aaron Haettenschwiller (BM ’22, MM ’24) is a second year master student studying classical oboe under the tutelage of Robert Botti. He is playing in the upcoming Leonard Slatkin (HonDMA ’13) concert taking place Thursday, SEPT 28 at 7:30 PM in… Source link

Employee Spotlight: Jeb Weisman, PhD

Jeb Weisman, PhD, is Director of Global Health Informatics. He leads the Arnhold Institute for Global Health’s design and informatics initiatives, applying unique methods, tools, technologies, and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to complex global health challenges. His work centers on and supports novel applications of available technologies to address health information challenges and disparities on […]

Florence Jaguga, MBChB, MMed, Brittany McCoy, MD, Leading Progress in Mental Health Care in Kenya

We are currently in the midst of a global crisis in child and adolescent mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the significant barriers youth and their families experience to accessing quality, evidence-based mental health care in all settings, including those that are otherwise considered to be resource-rich. In Kenya, the 2021 National […]

Alumni Spotlight: Interview with Dr. Scott Dunn (MM ’97), Classical Piano – Manhattan School of Music by Justin Bischof (DMA ’98)Alumni Council Chair Noted for his advocacy of American and contemporary music, conductor, arranger, and pianist Scott Dunn has a special interest in cross-over and film composers – ranging from George Gershwin and Richard Rodney… Source link