Your Weekly Low Down | July 21, 2017

Check out the latest from your Columbia alumni community.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 

  • Teachers College alumnus Kevin Jennings was named president of the New York City Tenement Museum.¬†

    JenningsTenement1.jpg

  • Professor Virginia Cornish '91CC¬†is leading Columbia researchers¬†in developing a yeast-based tool to detect pathogens‚Äč. 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.

    amelia_wolf_ecology.jpg

  • 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‚ÄĒread 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.