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Please join us on December 2nd, 4 P.M. in Buell Hall in the Maison Francaise as we remember our friend and colleague, George Stade.

Dean Sarah Cole spoke with Eve Glasberg of Columbia News regarding the publication of Cole's new book, Inventing Tomorrow: H.G.

Congratulations to Matthew Hart, who has become President of the Modernist Studies Association for the upcoming year to October 2020. The MSA is devoted to the study of the arts in their social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts from the late 19th through the mid-20th century. Hart will preside over the 2020 annual meeting of the Association in Brooklyn, for which Columbia is one of the host institutions.