Ecologist Tracks Tick-Borne Diseases Beyond Their Usual Borders

Columbia Disease Ecologist Maria Diuk-Wasser Tracks black-legged deer ticks

Columbia disease ecologist Maria Diuk-Wasser has been tracking the spread of tick-borne pathogens that cause Lyme disease and a similar illness babesiosis.


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University Awards First-Ever Global Freedom of Expression Prizes

Global Freedom of Expression and Information Columbia University Awards

Columbia University hosted its first annual Global Freedom of Expression and Information conference and awards ceremony to encourage free speech and free press around the world. The first prizes were awarded to courts in Turkey and Zimbabwe as well as a U.K.-based legal services organization.


‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,’ with Prof. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Begins March 30 on PBS

Siddhartha Mukherjee and Ken Burns

“In the 1950s you would be confused about cancer because there wasn’t enough information,” says Siddhartha Mukherjee, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. The book has now been adapted into a three-part PBS documentary that will air nightly at 9 p.m. from March 30 to April 1.