American Studies major Maddy Matthews spoke about her experience in an interview for the Jack Miller Center's newsletter. The program "has allowed me to study liberal arts in the truest sense--to study an electric array of the humanities in order to make me a better person, citizen, and intellectual. "
American Studies adviser Jason Resnikoff has been recognized by the Columbia College Committee on the Core for his exceptional work as a Contemporary Civilization instructor. The Committee's student representatives named Resnikoff 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Preceptor, an award offered with the following commendation:
The Columbia University Department of History celebrates the career of Professor Eric Foner, in a two-day conference considering the contributions and legacies of a tremendous scholar, writer, and teacher of American history. The Department invites all to join in tribute of Professor Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, revered scholar and active public intellectual, who reached thousands with his work and critically transformed our understanding of the United States.
Freedom and Citizenship Program
Beginning in 2009, the Center for American Studies has collaborated with the Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center on a program that introduces high school students to college-level work in the humanities and prepares them for lives as informed, responsible citizens.