In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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Study Gets to Heart of Norms for Elite Female Athletes

The first-ever cardiac study of WNBA players in the United States shows how their hearts adapt to intense physical training.


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New COVID-19 Saliva Test Is Born in a Fertility Clinic

Columbia University Fertility Center researchers have developed a one-step diagnostic test that detects SARS-CoV-2 in saliva. Results are available in 30 minutes.

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Opioid Addiction Treatment More Widely Available, But Only for Adults

Decreased access among young adults and teens mostly stems from a decrease in prescriptions from psychiatrists and addiction specialists.

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Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity and Heat Are Emerging Across the Globe

The U.S. Gulf Coast is among the regions hit with conditions that were not expected for decades.


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'Lives or livelihoods' Misses the Point of Pandemic Recovery

Glenn Hubbard, Dean Emeritus of the Business School, and economist Rajiv Sethi of Barnard College discuss what may affect the waves of infection, loss of lives, and deeper economic collapse.

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Under the Blacklight: The Fire This Time

Law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw discusses racial justice and intersectionality between the COVID-19 and George Floyd with Minn. Attorney General Keith Ellison, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and others.

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Employees Cannot Be Fired For Being Gay or Transgender, Supreme Court Says

Gay and transgender employees cannot be fired from their jobs solely because of their LGBT status, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, a case filed by Law professor Suzanne Goldberg.

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The Fall of the American Counterrevolution

Law Professor Bernard Harcourt writes that President Trump’s use of counterinsurgency practices to control the population has triggered the revolution he dreaded.

Free Speech & Press

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The Brown Institute Announces Its 2020-2021 Magic Grants

This is the eighth cohort of grantees — each working on a project addressing an important contemporary question, be it political, cultural or technical.  

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Immigration Judges Challenge Justice Department Speech Policy

The Knight First Amendment Institute filed a lawsuit on behalf of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) challenging a government policy that imposes an unconstitutional prior restraint on immigration judges seeking to speak or write publicly in their personal capacities. 

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Maria Ressa’s Conviction, and the Philippines’ Dire Information Climate

Columbia Journalism Review's Jon Allsop writes about how journalist Maria Ressa's conviction is another troubling sign of the erosion of free speech in the Philippines.

Justice & Equity

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Research on Recent Incarcerations for Parole Violations

The Justice Lab's new research suggests that incarcerations for parole violations are on the rise and that could have consequences for the spread of COVID-19.

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School of Social Work's COVID-19 ACTION

The faculty of Columbia University’s School of Social Work have mobilized to form "COVID-19 ACTION" with the mission of monitoring developments and disseminating information that can be helpful to social workers and the clients they serve.

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The Justice Lab Welcomes Gladys Carrión

Gladys Carrión, a national leader in youth justice, has joined the Justice Lab as an adjunct research scholar.


Arts & Humanities

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Orla Tinsley received her MFA in writing from the School of the Arts.
A Graduate Has Gratitude for the New Life that Columbia Gave Her

An MFA Writing student remembers the double lung transplant that saved her–and so much more.

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Richard Ford has received many accolades in his long career, including a Pulitzer and the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
Richard Ford Returns With a New Collection of Stories

Sorry for Your Trouble, his fourteenth work of fiction, is “a book of short stories about Irish Americans—or, Americans in Ireland.”