How Do You Cover Stories in Conflict Zones? ‘Prepare, Prepare, Prepare’

The Reporting Safely in Conflict Zones workshop, one of several continuing education programs offered by Columbia’s Journalism School, is designed to show reporters, producers and photographers how to operate with caution in volatile situations. Students learn to assess risk, prevent rape and physical assault, and deal with trauma. A computer systems engineer provides instruction on how to safeguard sensitive communications and data, while emergency first-aid training is taught by a former National Guard combat medic.

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General Studies Student Joseph Bacani Graces New Disabled Veterans Memorialslide show

Now a junior at Columbia’s School of General Studies, Joseph Bacani was a 21-year-old Army private in March 2007, when he was shot through the pelvis by a sniper while on foot patrol in Baghdad searching for improvised explosive devices. Still in a wheelchair, he was awarded a Purple Heart in a ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in April 2007.

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Columbia People: Marah Arbaje at Columbia University Facilities

Arbaje oversees 21 superintendents who manage 44 Columbia-owned residential buildings that house faculty, graduate students and other members of the Columbia community.

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Five Columbia faculty members have been inducted into the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine. They are James J. Cimino, adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics; Quarraisha Abdool Karim, associate professor of epidemiology; Gerard Karsenty, Paul A. Marks Professor of Genetics & Development; Michael Shadlen, professor of neuroscience; and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

Herb Gans, the Robert S. Lynd Professor Emeritus of Sociology and special lecturer in sociology, was awarded the 2014 William Foote Whyte Career Achievement Award for sociological practice and public sociology

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