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Expand your worldview — and your library. Columbia Global Reports now offers an annual subscription to books that focus on the impacts of globalization, from humanitarian crises to the recent surge of populism. For $60, you will receive six books a year along with an e-newsletter.

''La Talaverita, Sunday Morning NY Times'' (2016) / Illustration by Aliza Nisenbaum


The 2017 Whitney Biennial will feature work by ten Columbia-affiliated artists, including SOA faculty members Aliza Nisenbaum, a painter known for her portraits of undocumented immigrants, and Jon Kessler, a mixed-media sculptor. From March 17 to June 11. 


You probably use your phone to check the weather, but now you can use it to monitor rising sea levels. Polar Explorer: Sea Level, a mobile app developed by scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, offers climate-change data and reports. Available for iPhone and iPad in the iOS store.


The 2017 Columbia University Film Festival will showcase work by student filmmakers. Catch screenings at the new Lenfest Center for the Arts, equipped with a 150-seat movie theater. From May 10 to May 16.


The Columbia Ballet Collaborative will celebrate its tenth anniversary with alumni performances. April 15 at Miller Theatre.

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