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Columbia announced today the 31 teams that have been selected to join the Columbia Startup Lab, one of a growing number of university initiatives engaged with New York City’s burgeoning startup sector and dedicated to fostering entrepreneurial talent.

Every hour, two more young people in the United States are infected with HIV. Many live in New York, which has more HIV cases than Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago combined. The risks are even greater in poor neighborhoods and communities of color.

Image: John Sloan's Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair

Over 27 days in 1913, 87,000 New Yorkers visited the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street and came face-to-face with modern art for the first time. “Everybody went and everybody talked about it,” wrote photographer and author Carl Van Vechten.

Patricia Culligan, professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, is leading a team of 20 investigators who have just won a five-year $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how urban green infrastructure (GI) can mitigate the city's role in coa

In the 20 years since David Dinkins left office, the former New York City mayor has stayed busy as a professor of public affairs at Columbia, running his annual Leadership and Public Policy Forum on campus, and serving on philanthropic boards.

The year since Hurricane Sandy blew ashore in the New York area has been one of rebuilding and searching for how best to prevent the level of destruction and death it brought with it.

For two days in October, more than 20 executives of nonprofit groups in Harlem came together at Columbia Business School for a leadership training program.

'El Diario La Prensa,' the nation’s oldest continuously publishing Spanish-language newspaper, has given the University some 5,000 photographs documenting the lives of New York’s Latinos and their contributions to the city and its culture.

Who’s on the Ballot, a new website that explains just that, was born out of a friendly conversation between SIPA Professor Ester Fuchs and her former student, William von Mueffling (CC’90, BUS’95).

So much of New York’s history has been lived, sung and reported in Spanish. With the great migration of the 1950s, what had long been a relatively small Latino community in New York became a thriving center of Puerto Rican life and culture.

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