News Archive : September 2017

September 29, 2017

Stephanie McCurry was quoted in The New York Times“Facebook’s Ad-Targeting Problem, Captured in a Literal Shade of Gray.”

September 28, 2017

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.”

September 26, 2017

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 Grant for “Enhancing the Research Component of the Columbia/Barnard/GS History Major.”

September 13, 2017

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.

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