Congratulations to English Department Professor Patricia Dailey, who has just received a 2015 Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award!
As the award announcement noted: The award was created in 2005 by Columbia Trustee Emeritus, Gerry Lenfest, (LAW’58, HON’09), to honor exceptional faculty in the Arts and Sciences. The awards are given annually to recognize unusual merit across a range of activities including scholarship, University citizenship, and professional involvement, with primary emphasis on teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
In the recent Medieval Academy of America Elections, Professor Carmela Franklin was elected 1st Vice President, and Professor Adam Kosto was elected to the Nominating Committee. Congratulations to both!
Read more on the MAA blog.
Columbia English Department PhD student Ruen-chuan Ma was spotted discussing medieval manuscripts with “Humans of New York.” We’re proud that our students are committed to getting out the word about book history in rain, shine, sleet, or snow!
“I’m doing my dissertation on medieval literature. I feel a sense of wonder and awe whenever I study old manuscripts. It’s like I’m holding communion with readers from centuries ago. You don’t really get that from a Kindle.”
Columbia’s Digital Dante website was relaunched this month as a collaboration among the Department of Italian, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, and Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Humanities and History Division.
Congratulations to all involved!
Professor Carmela Franklin recently did an interview for Italian radio on the completion of the huge Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources. You can listen to the interview (in Italian, of course!) here.
Congratulations to MA student Jessica Shapiro-Weill who completed her thesis over the summer and had her degree officially conferred on October 15th. Jessica is currently teaching at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. Best of luck in the future!
Congratulations to our three graduating students in the MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Katy Byers, Lauren Naylor, and John Yost. Well done!
Professor Caroline Bynum (Department of History, emerita) has been elected to the Orden Pour le Mérite. The Pour le Mérite, known informally as the Blue Max, was the Kingdom of Prussia’s highest military order for German soldiers from 1740 until the end of World War I in 1918. The award was a blue-enameled Maltese Cross with eagles between the arms based on the symbol of the Johanniter Order, the Prussian royal cypher, and the French legend Pour le Mérite (“for Merit”) arranged on the arms of the cross. A civilian version of the order for accomplishments in the arts and sciences, the Pour le mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste, was founded in 1842 and still exists in the Federal Republic of Germany today. Currently, the Order consists of 37 German and 36 foreign members.
Congratulations to our graduates, Jeffery Berry and Charles Yost!