Your Weekly Low Down | January 19, 2018

Here's what happening in your Columbia community.



  • How to be a better, smarter, happier meat-eater: Mailman School of Public Health faculty and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman shares the new rules of red meat in GQ. 

                                                                          (Photo: Noho 27 via GQ)

  • Have you ever been wondered about the large stained-glass window in Columbia Journalism School's Pulitzer Hall? Check out the interesting story behind its presence at Columbia, including how it was saved from demolition.

  • Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) launched the country's first PhD Program in Historic Preservation. The program will set a standard for doctoral level education, provide intellectual leadership by training future generations of preservation scholars, and expand the discipline's range of intellectual engagements.

  • Lisette Camilo '98CC, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, has an impressive background. She recently spoke with Columbia College Today about her time at the University and which classes had the biggest impact on her.


  • This weekend, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) will be in Park City, Utah, celebrating the achievements of more than 50 alumni and faculty whose films are featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Wondering which of your fellow Columbians are represented? We've rounded them all up for you here. Congratulations to all! 

                                                                       (Photo: Sundance Institute) 

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