Neslihan Senocak has been invited to deliver the sermon on Francis of Assisi in the St. Ann and Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn on Oct 1 for the celebration of the Feast of St. Francis.
Lien-Hang Nguyen was a featured commentator on Public Radio International‘s program “The Shock of Tet.”
Lien-Hang Nguyen‘s piece, “Vietnam’s communists leaders weren’t the men you think,” was featured in Time.
Susan Pedersen and Charly Coleman were awarded a President’s Global Innovation Fund Faculty Grants Awards for “Enhancing the Research Component of the Columbia/Barnard/GS History Major.”
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Adam McKeown died in a tragic accident last Sunday. Adam received his Ph.D. from the History Department at the University of Chicago, working with Professors Guy Alitto, Prasenjit Duara and Gerald Suttles. He taught at Northeastern University and then moved to Columbia University, where he was tenured.
Adam was a uniquely gifted scholar and a pioneer in the field of global history and the study of the Chinese diaspora. His two monographs, Chinese Migrant Networks and Cultural Change (Chicago 2001) and Melancholy Order (Columbia 2008), are examples of his superb scholarly work. He helped lead the shift toward transnational approaches to historical research and was one of the founders of Columbia’s International and Global History program. Adam left the academy a few years ago, but he remained close to the department. He was a wonderful individual who enjoyed living by his own rules, exploring the world, and raising a lovely daughter. He will be sorely missed.
Adam is survived by his mother and his daughter, Gina. The family will hold a private service this week. A memorial service will be organized later in the Fall.
Mae Ngai was quoted in Politico‘s “5 ways schools, colleges and universities are protecting DACA students.”
Mae Ngai was quoted in History‘s “The Birth of ‘Illegal’ Immigration.”
Karl Jacoby was quoted in the New York Daily News‘ “A look at some of NYC’s most controversial monuments as city weighs whether to remove iconic statues.”
Richard R. John gave a plenary address in Zhengzhou, China, on “Global Communications Networks–Past and Present” at the annual meeting of the Chinese Association for the History of Journalism and Communication (CAHJC).
Carol Gluck was interviewed in the Asahi newspaper on the impending abdication of the Japanese emperor and the accompanying calendrical change in the name of the era.