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Research & Discovery

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In Blacks with Alzheimer’s Gene, Higher Education May Be Protective

A study suggests education counters the risk of cognitive decline associated with a APOE e4 gene, a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Why Being Bored Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Scientists say this common experience plays a role in everything from drug addiction to academic failure.

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As Climate Warms, Plants May Demand More Water, Cutting Supplies for People

A new study suggests interactions between plant leaves and the atmosphere will starve streams and soils of water.

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Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

The conversation about organic farming is shifting from its lack of chemicals to its impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Free Speech & Press

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LIVE: The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse

In Knight First Amendment Institute's symposium on big tech, experts in the field will examine free speech implications of "breaking up" today's giant online platforms.

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Two New Members Join the Pulitzer Prize Board

Carlos Lozada, an associate editor and book critic for The Washington Post, and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Worldwide

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Groundbreaking Study of Global Competition Laws and Policy

Law Professor Anu Bradford co-leads the comprehensive collection of data that will provide researchers, lawyers, journalists, and policymakers with the means to assess the economic impact of laws across borders.

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Using Digital Technology to Narrow the Opportunity Gap

"Digital technology was not invented to tackle inequality, and there is even a risk that it could widen existing economic and social disparities. But, as the case of China illustrates, new platforms also offer many possible ways to narrow the opportunity gap," says Shang-Jin Wei, professor of Finance and Economics.

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Conversations with Adam Tooze, Neil K. Aggarwal and Kian Tajbakhsh

Hosted alternately by Carol Gluck and Vishakha N. Desai, Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Podcast features thought-leaders in conversations crossing disciplinary and national borders to address the challenges of our world today.

Arts & Humanities

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Dean of Humanities Sarah Cole has written a new book on H. G. Wells.
H.G. Wells Sparked Modernism and the Literary Imagination

Humanities Dean and Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature Sarah Cole discusses her new book Inventing Tomorrow: H.G. Wells and the Twentieth Century.

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Amale Andraos, Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Tackles the Future of Cities, Buildings and the Environment

Dean Amale Andraos discusses the School's commitment to engaging such issues as climate change, migration, housing and the data-technology crunch.

Justice & Equity

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You Promised You Wouldn’t Kill Me

In The New York Times, Kimberlé Crenshaw discusses how black women who are killed by law enforcement are often forgotten or ignored in the public sphere.

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Columbia University and Robin Hood Launch a New Collaboration With the Early Childhood Poverty Tracker

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy's Early Childhood Poverty Tracker will be a distinctive and valuable resource for policy leaders and child advocates in the city.

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Uncovering the Underreported and Ignored

Students are using Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library to create new scholarship in African American and African Diaspora Studies.

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