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September 2015
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Takatoshi Ito

On Campus: Celebrating 70th anniversary of Mistral's Nobel Prize

On Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 PM, the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago) and the Embassy of Chile in the United States will hold a unique event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Gabriela Mistral's Nobel Prize in Literature.

Universidad de Chile's Soledad Falabella, a member of the Women Mobilizing Memory Group hosted by Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University, will speak on Mistral's intellectual contribution. The lecture will include readings of Mistral's poems in Mapudungún and Spanish by Mapuche poet María Hueñuñir and Chilean actress Mabel Farías, accompanied by visual art by Francisco Huichaqueo.

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Columbia's Top Team of Astronomers Visits Chile
SIPA's Takatoshi Ito in Chile
 

Takatoshi Ito, a world-renowned professor of international and public affairs and associate director for research for Columbia’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business, visited Chile to participate in a series of academic events. The Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago) teamed-up with the Fundación Chilena del Pacífico to host a roundtable discussion on the economic and financial outlook for Japan, the United States and Chile, that was attended by Columbia alumni, local intellectuals and economists who specialize in the Asia-Pacific region. His visit to Chile was sponsored by Mitsui.

>> See pictures of the event here
 
Columbia's Top Team of Astronomers Visits Chile

Columbia's Team of Astronomers Visits Chile

 
The Department of Astronomy of Columbia University and the Instituto de Astrofísica of the Pontificia Universidad Católica jointly organized a three-day workshop, under the heading "Teaming Up to Prepare for the Next Decade in Time-Domain Astrophysics". In addition  to talks on topics ranging from instrumentation to binary black holes, the meeting featured a number of breakout sessions to discuss, among other things, possible exchanges for undergraduate and graduate students, opportunities for post-doctoral researchers at both institutions, and potential joint proposals.

>> See pictures of the event here
 
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