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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. 

Luis Nasser Participates in event at Adler Planetarium
The event  brought together Latino community organizations, families, and scientists to discuss and learn science. 

Pan Papacosta Delivers Talk a the Chillicothe Public Library
His talk was titled "Einstein's Angels and Demons: The Man behind E=mc2." 

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.

Azar Khosravani and Constantin Rasinariu Collaborate on Paper
The paper, "n-Digit Benford Distributed Random Variables,” was accepted for publication in Advances and Applications in Statistics. 

Weihua Li Has Two Papers Published
The papers appeared in Operators and Matrices and Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society. 

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. 

Luis Nasser Coauthors Paper Published in The Astrophysical Journal
Dr. Nasser also participated in the Noyce Science Seminar Lectures, and spoke at the Evanston Public Library through a program called Playing with Science.  

Pan Papacosta Completes Weeklong Stint as Visiting Professor at the Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio
Dr. Papacosta also had his paper, “Cosmic Art: Artistic Expressions of the Universe in Science,” published. 

Jerry Adams Co-Presents 'Why Do Students Fail? A Students' Perspective'
The paper examines the results and detailed analysis of a survey of around 750 students from several colleges and universities in the Midwest. 

Constantin Rasinariu Gives Talk on Research
His lecture was titled, “Shape invariance in deformation quantization."

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. 

Dave Dolak Interviewed in Chicago Sun-Times Publication
Dolak talks about his work as a luthier, his intersets, and being a college instructor. 

Pan Papacosta Gives Three Talks
He presented at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, at the annual meeting of AAC&U, and, most recently, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

Heather Minges Wols Receives AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant
The grant will allow her to travel to Honolulu, HI, this May, where she will present at IMMUNOLGY 2013. 

Tania Giordani Co-Writes Book on Education in America
The book, Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover, is being published by University Press of America and is due out in February of 2013. 

Pan Papacosta Delivers Talk at Orland Park Public Library
His talk was "The History, Politics and Future of the Space Program," and it was sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council.

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.

Marcelo Caplan Named a Community School Leadership Award Winner
The award was given to Caplan from the Federation for Community Schools.

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. 

Pan Papacosta Presents at Conference in Portland, Oregon
His paper was titled, “The Physics and Art of Space and Time: A Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Science Course.”

Constantin Rasinariu Co-Writes Paper on Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics
The paper reviews several important results Dr. Rasinariu and his coauthors discovered in the field of supersymmetric quantum mechanics.

Pan Papacosta Presents at Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia
The conference was the Great Books – Great Questions: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Education in Canada Conference, held at the University of King’s College.

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.

Timothy McCaskey Presents at Physics Education Research Conference
His paper and poster, "Using Student Notecards as an Epistemological Lens," studied how students use note sheets to prepare for exams in introductory physics.

Constantin Rasinariu Has Paper Accepted for Publication in Progress of Physics
“Shape Invariance in Phase Space” addresses deformation quantization formalism and presents the research Dr. Rasinariu conducted during his spring, 2012 sabbatical.

Susan Tyma Receives 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award
Each year, students, faculty, and staff honor their great instructors and colleagues by nominating them for this prestigious award.

Azar Khosravani Presents at Conference in France
Dr. Khosravani presented in early April at the 14th International Conference on Automatic Control Modeling and Simulation in Saint Malo, France.

Jonathan Keiser Delivers Keynote Presentation
His presentation addressed how institutions should simultaneously consider administrative, methodological, and learning outcome models when organizing and implementing assessment practices.

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.

Pan Papacosta Published in Physics World Journal
His essay, “We Are Cosmic Nomads,” explores how the field of physics embraces Heraclitus’ premise that everything in the universe is in a constant state of flux.

Daniel Jordan and Christopher Shaw Named Editors of Journal
The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics publishes the peer-reviewed journal, which aims to create new teaching ideas for mathematicians to use in their classrooms.

Marcelo Caplan to Present Two Workshops
The titles of his workshops are, “Informal Education Experiences Using Solar Energy as the Umbrella to Promote STEM Learning,” and, “Using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to Design Musical Instruments.”

Jonathan Keiser Presents on Assessment
His presentation was at the Higher Learning Commission’s Making a Difference in Student Learning: Assessment as a Core Strategy workshop.

Pan Papacosta Presents at Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
In his lecture, “The Science of Astrobiology—Life Beyond Earth.” he argued that “the imminent discovery of extraterrestrial life” would be “the most exciting moment in human history."

Virginia Lehmkuhl Dakhwe and Marcelo Caplan Present in D.C.
The two presented the highlights of the Scientists for Tomorrow program at the Convening on Professional Development in Informal Science Education.

Elizabeth Davis-Berg Has Two Papers Published
Her papers were published in the Journal of Environmental Protection and Invertebrate Biology.

Michelle Rafacz Has Manuscript Accepted into Prestigious Journal
Her new manuscript was accepted into the American Journal of Primatology, the most widely circulated journal in the field.

Jonathan Keiser Invited to Join a Reaccreditation Team
He is part of a team that will review four Biology programs for Northern Caribbean University.

Pan Papacosta Co-Presents at AACU Conference
His session was titled “Revamping General Education with Arts and Humanities.”

Dr. Dan Jordan Authors New Book
The book, Exploring Discrete Mathematics with Maple, is a guide for students and explains how to use the computer software Maple in order to more deeply understand topics in discrete mathematics.

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.

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.