In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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Columbia Astrophysicist Brian Metzger Named 2020 Blavatnik Laureate

Research on the origins of gold and other heavy metals garners the nation's largest unrestricted scientific prize for young scientists.

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A Coral Reef Lifeline

Coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate due to global warming, but through genomics, a team of Columbia researchers may be able to increase the hopes of their survival.

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Severely Damaged Human Lungs Can Now Be Successfully Recovered

Researchers demonstrate that human lungs rejected for transplant can be revived using a new technique, providing hope for critically ill patients. 

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A Quantum Fluid Found to Be One of the Most Delicate Phases of Matter in a 2D Conductor

The discovery establishes the 2D conductors as a unique test platform for future applications in quantum computing. 


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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.

Free Speech & Press

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A Time of Opportunity

Kyle Pope writes about how journalists can still get the 2020 election coverage right in the latest print issue of Columbia Journalism Review.

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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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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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Lessons Learned: Meeting My Students Where They Are

Issues of inequity in the classroom—such as access to the Internet and private spaces, as well as the demands of caring for family members, or, in the worst cases, grieving for them—were dramatically magnified during the COVID crisis.

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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.”