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Research & Discovery

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Even Mild Cases Can Cause “COVID-19 Fog”

Neurologists and patients should watch out for lingering neurological and psychiatric issues, even if symptoms were mild and never required medical attention.

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Lockdown Led to 70% Drop in NYC COVID Spread

The study is in line with research estimating stay-at-home measures reduced COVID-19 transmission between 58 and 77 percent in Wuhan, China, Italy, and France. 

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How States Expanded Federal SNAP Program During the Pandemic

A database developed by Columbia and the University of Miami provides analysis of the policies that states use to address food insecurity.

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Can Blood Plasma Fight Coronavirus?

Blood plasma donated by people who have recovered from COVID-19 is a promising therapy, but more clinical trials are needed to know if it really helps.

Arts & Humanities

Unorthodox: A woman fully clothed standing in the water.
Still from Unorthodox, co-created by Anna Winger '93, image courtesy of 'The New York Times.'
Undergraduate Alumna Anna Winger '93 Wins Emmy For ‘Unorthodox’

Unorthodox, a Netflix show created by Film Studies alumna Anna Winger '93, won an Emmy for Best Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special, at the Emmy Awards. 

Rachel Adams: a drawing of a woman in front of a bookshelf.
A self-portrait of Professor Rachel Adams that is in the comic she created for her students in Comics, Health, and Embodiment.
A New Literature Course Looks at the Pandemic Through Health, Sickness, and Disability

In "Comics, Health, and Embodiment," Professor Rachel Adams teaches students that the medium’s combination of words and pictures is particularly adept at depicting illness.

Free Speech & Press

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Portland’s independent journalists team up to cover the front lines

Columbia Journalism Review documents how freelance journalists in Portland are covering the protests.

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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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Columbia Journalism School Announces the 2020 John B. Oakes Award

The Oregonian/OregonLive has won the 2020 John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism for its compelling series, “Polluted by Money."

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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Columbia and Howard Universities Launch U.S. African American Redress Network

The pilot project documented more than 100 local efforts to redress historical racist incidents along the Atlantic Coast from Delaware to Florida.

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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.

 

Worldwide

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The Fall of the American Counterrevolution

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

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Saltzman Institute Welcomes New Director

Keren Yarhi-Milo is the new director of the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies and the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies. 

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Resource Guide for International Students and Scholars

Important news and information, including events from Columbia Global Centers and ISSO, are updated regularly.

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Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, central China's Shanxi province, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP)
Is China Still a Developing Country?

CGEP researchers Philippe Benoit and Kevin Tu examine the energy and environmental implications of China's hybrid status.