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Adolescent Substance Abuse Declines with Exception of Cannabis and Vaping

A 28-year study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health tracked substance use among more than 500,000 young people across the United States.

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ICAP Receives $24 Million to Support Scale-Up of Innovative HIV Programming in Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded ICAP at Columbia University $24.6 million to expand an initiative aimed at supporting novel person-centered HIV service delivery.

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Columbia Study Aims to Help Survivors of Suicide Loss

New research paves the way for interventions to facilitate the grief process.

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Scientists Are Mapping New York City Wildlife. And We Don't Mean Rats, Squirrels or Pigeons.

New Yorkers are sharing space with an increasing number of wild creatures that are good at adapting their diets and hiding places to urban environments. 

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS

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A New Study Reveals Pipeline From Public Housing to Prison

Researchers from the Center for Justice found that over-surveillance of NYC's public housing has led to more arrests and more prison time for its residents.

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Challenging Assumptions on International Law

Monica Hakimi from Columbia Law School argues that we should take international law on its own terms. 

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Newly Released Office of Legal Counsel Memos Shed Light on Government’s View of War Powers

These opinions were among hundreds published for the first time in response to a Knight First Amendment Institute litigation.