Spring 2013 News

Students in the News:

  • Huge congratulations to dual degree student Alexsandra Mitchell! Alexsandra is the first-place winner of Threesis, an annual NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science competition! Alexsandra is finishing up her Palmer degree and her Africana Studies degree and is also the winner (along with another dual degree student, Nathasha Alvarez) of an ARL fellowship for this summer at the National Library of Medicine. Her topic is It’s All in the Music: Afro-Cuban, Afro-Puerto Rican and African-American Communities in New York City and Cuba 1940-1960. Congratulations Alexsandra! So exciting! Read on for more about Threesis:

The Threesis Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master’s students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (eg. creative project, science experiment or research paper) to a panel of judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand in three minutes or less. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their thesis, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts and presentation skills. Students compete for a grand prize of $1,000 and other prizes while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere.

  • Chialin Chou, Graduate Student, is a recipient of the Innovative Internship Program. She will be working in the Drawings and Archives Department of Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library in an internship structured as a “parallel learning experience” working half at Avery and half on-site at Storefront for Art and Architecture, a New York City-based non-profit design organization. Congratulations Chialin!!
  • Congratulation Connor Gaudet! Recipient of the H. W. Wilson scholarship. Well done!
  • Congratulations Melanie Nowak!, nominee for Best Paranormal Series and Best Paranormal Urban Fantasy.

Faculty in the News:

  • Read an interview with our own (sort of) Rick Block about the current state of librarianship in Library Journal. They are checking back with him since Rick was the 2008 recipient of the LJ Teacher of the Year award. Go Rick!
    Rick Block Interview

Lectures, Symposiums and Workshops:

Contests & Events:

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., April 1, 2013.

  • May 10, Terrytown Doubletree Hotel:
    WLA Annual Conference

    Theme: “Stronger Together: Building Connections”