"The Route of Freedom and Hope" was the name chosen by the children from primary school Escuela Republica de Israel for the one-day art intervention they organized at Plaza Yungay, one of Santiago's most emblematic public spaces, to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust. They had been learning and reflecting on diversity and human rights in their History, Language, Religion and Art classes throughout the semester in the framework of an innovative educational project implemented by this public school’s principal and teachers.
In mid-November, the Columbia alumni community in Santiago met for the second time this year for a social gathering at the rooftop of Chile’s second tallest building, the Titanium La Portada skyscraper.
The Santiago Center in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Journalism invites journalists working in Chile to apply to a fellowship that will cover tuition and travel expenses to participate in a course on Investigative Journalism for Latin America held in collaboration with the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism – FNPI.
Marisol Alarcón (MPA-DP ’13) received the annual “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award granted by Sábado magazine and the NGO Sistema B.
Three undergraduate Columbia Engineering students --Temitope Akinade, Sofía Barbosa, and Lance Avery Murphy—participated in an "International Seminar for Engineering Leaders" (ISEL), held in Santiago in late September.
Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of biological sciences, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017, shared with Richard Henderson and Jacques Dubochet “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.”
In early August, Joshua Furst, adjunct assistant professor of writing, and Alicia Meier, Communications and Global Programs Manager, both from Columbia University’s School of the Arts, travelled to Chile in an exploratory mission to discuss possible joint projects with local authors and universities. Their visit followed a very successful Advanced Creative Writing Workshop held in conjunction with the Rio Center and Instituto Vera Cruz in São Paulo.
Chile’s National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT) launched a call for proposals targeting young Chilean researchers who obtained their Ph.Ds. between 2010 and 2017, aimed at supporting collaborative projects with foreign counterparts across all scholarly areas, with funding up to USD$28,000.