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Winners Selected for Political Cartoon Contest
This year's first-place winner is Yunjing Li, a visiting student studying Animation. A total of six students were honored at a reception on April 29. 

LAS Selects Winners of Two New Faculty Awards
The two awards are the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Faculty Fellowship, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards for Scholarly and Creative Achievement.

Spring 2014 LAS Dean's Lecture: "Talking Trash: Waste, Sprawl, and the Future of the Seas"
Join Dean Deborah H. Holdstein for the Spring 2014 LAS Dean’s Lecture as she welcomes Dr. Steven H. Corey, who will provide a lively overview of issues surrounding the urbanization of the shore and our use of oceans as dumping grounds. 

Art and Materials Conservation Program Mentioned in Chicago Sun-Times Article
The story, which quotes Columbia College Chicago's new President, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, is titled, "Colleges feel pressure to help produce, deliver technology training."

LAS Dean's Office Releases Fourth Issue of @LAS Magazine.
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the fourth issue in as many years.

Stephen Asma Awarded Fulbright
Dr. Asma's Fulbright award is the fourth in two years for professors in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Student Chapter of the IAEA/NAEA Wins Again
The Columbia College Chicago student chapter of the IAEA/NAEA won the Student Chapter of the Year Award for the second year in a row. 

Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring. 

Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator. 

The Department of ASL-English Interpretation Relaunches Web Site
The department also has a new Facebook page. Click through to find the URLs to both.  

Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture with Peter S. Cook Now on YouTube
Click here to see the URL that directs you to the Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture featuring Peter S. Cook, Associate Professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation. 

Brendan Riley Named Interim Executive Director of PCA/ACA
Dr. Riley will help lead an organization that is at the center of the study and promotion of popular culture in America.

Rob Lagueux Receives Fulbright Award
The Director of the First-Year Seminar in LAS is assisting City University of Hong Kong with integrating American-style general education into its curriculum.

Department of Science and Mathematics’ Science Institute Receives Two Grants
Totaling more than $30,000 this year, the grants will help fund the institute’s Junior Research Scientists program.

LAS Dean’s Office Releases Third Issue of @LAS
The publication is the annual magazine of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and this is the third issue in as many years. 

Internationally Known Deaf Preforming Artist Peter S. Cook to Deliver Fall 2012 LAS Dean's Lecture
His lecture, "Performance Narrative in Storytelling," will address his research on how the physicality of storytelling transcends Deaf and hearing storytellers and audiences.

ASL – English Interpretation Program Receives National Accreditation
The program was awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and joins a select few across across the country.

Reception Recognizes College’s First Honors Program Graduates
The eight students who graduated with Honors this Spring represent the first cohort to complete the college’s Honors Program.

Education Department Relaunches Web site
The new site is the result of a collaboration among faculty and staff from the Education Department, the Office of Web Development, and the Office of the Dean in the School of LAS.

Larissa Mulholland Named Director of ECE Program
Mulholland has taught at Columbia for six years and coordinated the Education Department’s reaccreditation with the state of Illinois.

Students in Honors Program Course Collaborate with Museum on Project
The students’ oral history projects are a part of a publicly accessible permanent collection at the National Veterans Art Museum.

Fall 2011 LAS Dean’s Lecturers Debate Morality, Ethics
The debate was between Columbia’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Allen M. Turner, and Dr. Stephen T. Asma, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia.

Department of Science and Mathematics Receives Quarter Million Dollar Grant
The grant will fund the enhancement and expansion of “Scientists for Tomorrow,” which is administered by the department’s Science Institute.

Graduate Student Wins Fellowship through the State of Illinois
Of the 286 applications this year, only 130 students received fellowships through the program.

Education Department Creates New Minor
Launched this Fall, the Teaching Artist minor provides students with the opportunity to build the necessary skills to work in a variety of settings.

Cultural Studies Conference at Columbia One for the Record Books
The college’s Cultural Studies program was the first undergraduate program selected by the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) to host its yearly conference.

Twelve in LAS Receive Rank of Professor
Developing a faculty rank system aligns Columbia with most institutions of higher learning, and, among other benefits, it helps end the confusion of faculty titles at the college.

Art ... or Science?
The new Art and Materials Conservation degree program in the Department of Science and Mathematics offers the best of both.

Jim DeRogatis Gives Fall LAS Dean’s Lecture
The event marked the first academic lecture DeRogatis has given since he left the Chicago Sun-Times to join Columbia’s Department of English as a full-time lecturer.

LAS Launches @LAS
The Office of the Dean for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences has launched an annual magazine for alumni, faculty, current students, and friends of the School of LAS at Columbia.