In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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New Gene Signature Predicts Whether Prostate Cancer is Likely to Spread

META-16 holds promise for evaluating responses to treatment and developing therapies to prevent or treat advanced cancers.

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Children Produce Different Antibodies in Response to SARS-CoV-2

The findings may explain why most children easily clear the virus from their bodies. 

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Will U.S. College Students’ Lives Be Forever Transformed?

A longitudinal study will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on millions of college students—and the choices they make for their futures.

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Helping Kids with Severe Cerebral Palsy Sit Up

Movement science researchers and mechanical engineers are testing a robotic device that shows promise for improved mobility.

Arts & Humanities

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Tony Nominations Stacked with Columbia Alumni and Faculty

The American Theatre Wing recently announced the 74th annual Tony Award nominations, which include many Columbians. 

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Nobel Prize winner in Economics and director of Columbia's Center on Capitalism and Society, Edmund Phelps.
A Nobel Laureate on Individualism and Prosperity

In his new book, economist Edmund Phelps talks about the importance of individualism for a country’s vitality.

Justice & Free Speech

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Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Learn to Code

The Center for Justice and the Tamer Center have teamed up to teach coding and job skills to individuals who were incarcerated.


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Will Donald Trump start his own right-wing news channel?

Columbia Journalism Review's Mathew Ingram writes about Trump's possible launch of a media network.

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Report on Decarcerating Correctional Facilities During COVID-19

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine  released a new study, led by Justice Lab's Bruce Western and Yale's Emily Yang, on how to reduce the prison population during COVID.