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NYC street tree with guard

In a new study, Columbia researchers find that street trees with protective guards soaked up runoff water six times faster than trees without guards. (Rob Elliott, Columbia University)

In a new study, Columbia researchers find that street trees with protective guards soaked up runoff water six times faster than trees without guards.
GAR Logo outline of an hawk

Columbia University has received a $1 million grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to create web-based, interactive maps of Manhattan and Brooklyn during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Columbia University Morningside Campus Aerial Shot at Night
Here are the latest collection of stories illustrating just a few of the countless ways that “in the City of New York” isn’t just an official part of the University’s name, but a unique opportunity for teaching, learning and public service by today’s Columbians.
As Columbia Entrepreneurship gears up for its third annual #StartupColumbia Festival on April 28, these videos introduce some of the newest companies created by recent graduates.
I study chemistry in the Chandler Building. Can you tell me what its namesake, Charles Chandler did for New York? —A Healthy Chemist
As chair of the Economics Department, Donald Davis teaches classes on international economics, globalization and trade. But his undergraduate students can, in effect, get a tour of the discipline’s major theories as they are practiced in the real world.
Joseph Ayala (CC’94) is the administrator of Columbia College’s 50-year-old service program, which works with local low-income and first generation college-bound students to help them finish high school and attend college.
These are some of the projects underway at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s GSAPP Incubator that supports recent alumni seeking to develop innovative architectural and design projects.
They teach military veterans, Columbia undergraduates and homeless youth without pay or school credit. What they get is the opportunity to help others while gaining valuable teaching and mentoring experience.
The Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation has donated $3 million to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to establish the Robert Gardiner-Kenneth T. Jackson Professorship in the Department of History.

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