News GSAS Student News: February 2018 December 01, 2018 Read about the recent achievements of GSAS students: In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Philosophy PhD candidate Shivani Radhakrishnan argued that India’s right-wing Hindu groups are recycling Britain’s colonial ideas about religion. A group of Columbia faculty, librarians, and students—including doctoral candidates Zeinab Azarbadegan (History), Mahmood Gharavi (Religion), and Sadegh Ansar (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies)—received a $500,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to digitize the university’s collection of Islamic manuscripts and paintings. Economics PhD student Ashna Arora authored a piece for The Crime Report in which she discusses the costs and benefits of Raise the Age reforms. An award from the National Science Foundation will support the dissertation research of History PhD candidate Sean O’Neil, who is studying the history of science in early modern Europe. Nine Art History and Archaeology master’s students—Sarah Bigler, Pauline Delmar, Amy Hummerstone, Drew Lash, Elizabeth Lightfoot, Mark Paul, Julia Reynolds, Tori Schmitt, and Hanna Wiegers—curated the exhibition Art in Life: Engravings by Robert Nanteuil (c. 1623-1678) from the Frederick Paul Keppel Collection, which will open at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library on February 12. Do you have news to share? Write to us at [email protected].