Check out the latest from your Columbia alumni community.
- CAA Argentina: Lunch with Political Analyst Sergio Berensztein (August 2: Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Oxbridge Drinks (August 3: Melbourne, Australia)
- Sailing in the Long Island Sound (August 6: Stamford, CT)
- The Networking Hour (August 10: Online)
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Teachers College alumnus Kevin Jennings was named president of the New York City Tenement Museum.
Professor Virginia Cornish '91CC is leading Columbia researchers in developing a yeast-based tool to detect pathogens. Other notable research in the news this week includes Mailman School of Public Health scientist Rafal Tokarz developing new ways to identify the pathogens that cause tick-borne illnesses.
The fact that plants are flowering earlier every year is typically attributed to climate change, but new findings by researchers in Columbia's Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology department show that a decline in biodiversity may also play a role, magnifying the impact of climate change not just when plants flower, but on entire ecosystems.
Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt '96CC was featured on NY1 News this week, sharing an exclusive look at his new musical, Superhero.
- Sona Shah '16SEAS and Teresa Cauvel '16SEAS are on a mission to save millions of newborns—read how.
THE LOW DOWN:
- Experience new intellectual, cultural, and geographic heights with fellow alumni through the CAA Travel Study Program. Upcoming trips include Tahiti and French Polynesia, a wildlife expedition in Yellowstone, and a cruise to the tip of South America. Book an adventure.