The titles of his novels aren’t intended to explain them, Pamuk responded. “Webster’s dictionary defines innocence as artlessness, as having no pretensions of art,” he said. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages and has sold some 11 million books.
Dr. Michael Purdy, Columbia University’s Executive Vice President for Research, said, ” The Horwitz Prize Committeehas done an excellent job in choosing this team of awardees for their 2011 Prize, not only because of the recognition this brings to the quality and originality of their work, but also because it recognizes the fundamental importance of circadian rhythms to human and animal behavior.”Jeffrey C. Hall, PhD, received a BA in biology from Amherst College and a PhD in genetics from the University of Washington.
Contact Us,That’s part of what makes it hard. Seeing him looking so healthy, watching him swing on the monkey bars. He gets his legs going like a crooked pendulum, lets go with one hand and stretches forward, skips a bar, and grasps. I had just gotten back from a trip overseas and was still sort of jetlagged. And our publicist, Tom D’Ambrosio, called me and said, “You guys are in the mix for the Pulitzer, and so if it happens, we’re going to have to jump right into some interviews. Can you come down to the office?” And I said, “Well, I would need to take a shower.” “Well,” he said, “can you shower now just in case?” So I said, “Yes, I’ll shower now, Tom.” But then I got off the phone with him and I thought, “I don’t want to shower and be sitting around here all clean and have nothing happen, ’cause then I’ll be all clean and sad.” So I didn’t actually shower.
The stories were selected by a group of judges from the journalism school faculty, board of visitors and alumni board. “This list is a reminder of the historic sweep of Columbia journalists’ work, as well as their courage, compassion, diversity, persistence and versatility,” said Nicholas Lemann, the school’s dean. “These stories celebrate a tiny portion of the vast body of distinguished work that members of our community have produced over the lifetime of the school and of which we are extremely proud.” Endowed by pioneering newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, the Journalism School was founded in 1912, a year after his death.
Behnia, whose current office and lab are in the Northwest Corner Building on the Morningside campus, will move into the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on the new Manhattanville campus, alongside colleagues in a diversity of fields ranging from chemistry and biomedical engineering to theoretical neuroscience. She appreciates that colleagues working in different disciplines in the same building may encourage her to explore something she wouldn’t otherwise have considered.