9780231138840

Living Legacies at Columbia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780231138840

  • ISBN10:

    0231138849

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-09-30
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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Summary

From Margaret Mead and Zora Neale Hurston to Lionel Trilling and Lou Gehrig, Columbia University has been home to some of the most important historians, scientists, critics, artists, physicians, and social scientists of the twentieth century. (It can also boast a hall-of-fame athlete.) In Living Legacies at Columbia, contributors with close personal ties to their subjects capture Columbia's rich intellectual history. Essays span the birth of genetics and modern anthropology, constitutionalism from John Jay to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Virginia Apgar's test, Lou Gehrig's swing, journalism education, black power, public health, the development of Asian studies, the Great Books Movement, gender studies, human rights, and numerous other realms of teaching and discovery. They include Eric Foner on historian Richard Hoftstader, Isaac Levi and Sidney Hook on John Dewey, David Rosand on art historian Meyer Schapiro, John Hollander on critic Mark Van Doren, Donald Keene on Asian studies, Jacques Barzun on history, Eric Kandel on geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Rosalind Rosenberg on Franz Boas and his three most famous pupils: Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Zora Neale Hurston.Much more than an institutional history, Living Legaciescaptures the spirit of a great university through the stories of gifted men and women who have worked, taught, and studied at Columbia. It includes stories of struggle and breakthrough, searching and discovery, tradition and transformation.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Wm. Theodore de Bary
Part One: Arts and Letters
Lionel Trilling at Columbia
3(10)
Quentin Anderson
Gilbert Highet and Classics at Columbia
13(14)
Robert Ball
Da Ponte, MacDowell, Moore, and Lang: Four Biographical Essays
27(18)
Jack Beeson
The Many Lives of Moses Hadas
45(12)
Rachel Hadas
Brander Matthews and Theater Studies at Columbia
57(12)
Howard Stein
Joseph Wood Krutch as Cultural Critic, Drama Critic, and Nature Writer
69(38)
Joseph Wood Krutch as Cultural Critic
70(6)
John Margolis
Joseph Wood Krutch: A Rare Critic
76(7)
Howard Stein
In the Desert with Joseph Wood Krutch
83(9)
Gerald Green
John Dewey on Morningside Heights
My Memories of John Dewey
92(8)
Sidney Hook
John Dewey and Intelligent Problem Solving
100(7)
Isaac Levi
The Many Lives of Paul Oskar Kristeller
107(10)
John Monfasani
Making Art History at Columbia: Meyer Schapiro and Rudolf Wittkower
117(14)
David Rosand
The ``Conscience of Columbia'': Remembering Marjorie Hope Nicolson, Scholar and Teacher
131(12)
Andrea Walton
Learning a Pedagogy of Love: Thomas Merton
143(8)
Martha S. Jones
Part Two: The Sciences
Edmund Beecher Wilson: America's First Cell Biologist
151(14)
Qais Al-Awqati
Biology at Columbia
165(34)
Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia University
166(12)
Eric Kandel
An American Century of Biology
178(6)
Eric Kandel
Genetics, Biology, and the Mysteries of the Mind at the Cusp of the Twenty-first Century
184(15)
Eric Kandel
Darcy B. Kelley
Chemistry at Columbia
199(12)
Leonard W. Fine
Ronald Breslow
I.I. Rabi: Physics and Science at Columbia, in America, and Worldwide
211(26)
Samuel Devons
Cournand and Richards and the Bellevue Hospital Cardiopulmonary Laboratory
237(16)
Yale Enson
Mary Dickinson Chamberlin
Virginia Apgar: Savior of New Lives
253(14)
Marion Hunt
Beyond Typhoid Mary: The Origins of Public Health at Columbia and in the City
267(10)
David Rosner
Maurice Ewing and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
277(20)
Laurence Lippsett
Edwin Howard Armstrong: Pioneer of the Airwaves
297(12)
Yannis Tsividis
Part Three: Law and Society
Paul F. Lazarsfeld's Scholarly Journey
309(14)
Jonathan R. Cole
Two Centuries of ``Columbian'' Constitutionalism
323(10)
Michael C. Dorf
From Muskogee to Morningside Heights: Political Scientist Charles V. Hamilton
333(10)
Wilbur C. Rich
The Developing Science and Art of Anthropology
343(22)
Benedict and Mead at Columbia: A Student Looks Back
344(3)
Virginia Heyer Young
Benedict Herself
347(3)
Fritz Stern
The ``Daughters'' of Papa Franz: Benedict, Mead, and Hurston
350(15)
Rosalind Rosenberg
Part Four: History and Economics
Reminiscences of the Columbia History Department: 1923-75
365(18)
Jacques Barzun
Jacques Barzun: Cultural Historian, Cheerful Pessimist, Columbia Avatar
383(14)
Thomas Vinciguerra
Salo Wittmayer Baron: Demystifying Jewish History
397(8)
Michael Stanislawski
Richard Hofstadter: Columbia's Evolutionary Historian
405(10)
Eric Foner
Columbia and the Great Empirical Tradition of American Economics
415(12)
Gerald Friedman
Benjamin Graham: Father of Value Investing
427(10)
Bruce C. Greenwald
Eli Ginzberg: Skeptical Economist, Conservator of Manpower
437(18)
James W. Kuhn
Part Five: Columbia as a University
John W. Burgess and the Birth of the University
455(10)
Roger Bagnall
Virginia Gildersleeve: Opening the Gates
465(16)
Rosalind Rosenberg
Carl W. Ackerman: The Journalism School's Other Founder
481(8)
James Boylan
Frank Tannenbaum and Collegial Learning in the University Seminars
489(14)
Robert Belknap
Tannenbaum as Latin Americanist
495(8)
Robert Alexander
The Core Curriculum
Van Doren, Erskine, and the Great Books Legacy
503(26)
The Beginnings of the Great Books Movement at Columbia
504(5)
John Van Doren
In Class with Mark Van Doren
509(4)
John D. Rosenberg
Mark Van Doren as Poet and Teacher
513(2)
John Hollander
What Columbia College Is Known For
515(14)
Carl Hovde
Wisdom, Training, and Contemporary Civilization
529(14)
J. W. Smit
Asia in the Core Curriculum
543(16)
Wm. Theodore de Bary
Hall of Fame
Lou Gehrig, Columbia Legend and American Hero
559(12)
Ray Robinson
Part Six: Columbia and the World
James T. Shotwell: A Life Devoted to Organizing Peace
571(10)
Lisa Anderson
Louis Henkin and the Age of Rights
581(12)
J. Paul Martin
East Asian Studies at Columbia
593(20)
East Asian Studies at Columbia: The Early Years
594(11)
Wm. Theodore de Bary
Ryusaku Tsunoda: Pioneer of Japanese Studies at Columbia
605(8)
Donald Keene
A Cycle of Cathay and Columbia
613(8)
Donald Keene
Columbia's Russian Institute: The Formative Years
621(12)
Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy
A Communitarian at Large
633(20)
Wm. Theodore de Bary
About the Editors 653(1)
Notes and Bibliographies 654(14)
Illustration Credits 668(3)
Index 671

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