The Short List: Winter 2016

Marcus Roberts
Marcus Roberts

The Marcus Roberts Trio takes the stage on February 4 as part of Miller Theatre’s annual jazz series. Roberts, who lost his sight at age five, began touring with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis ’96HON at twenty-one. Now fifty-three, Roberts runs a uniquely democratic trio: each player gets equal time to lead.


The Wallach Gallery presents Finesse, an exhibition that explores how younger artists negotiate the relationship between their work and the institution in which it is created. Curated by Columbia art-history PhD candidate Leah Pires. From January 19 to March 11. 



Did you know that Columbia now has its own set of emoji and GIFs? Download the free C-moji app on your smartphone to send lions, landmarks, or even a slice of oversized pizza. Available in the iOS and Android app stores.



Richard Price ’76SOA, author of the novels Clockers and Lush Life, and screenwriter for HBO’s The Wire, is known for his gritty tales of city living. On January 25 he will host Selected Shorts, public radio’s long-running program of theatrical storytelling, recorded live at Symphony Space, on the Upper West Side.



Who said education ends with graduation? Alumni can audit online courses and hear lectures taught by Columbia faculty on subjects like foreign policy and machine learning.