Research & Discovery

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Researchers Awarded $2 Million to Develop Drugs for New Coronavirus

Four research teams at Columbia University will share the grant to mount an aggressive effort to identify potential antiviral drugs and antibodies.

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Putrid Compound Has a Sweet Side

New findings suggest that the foulest odor in nature could be used to treat atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

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Best Urban Design for Curbing Road Injuries

A new study finds combining public transport and rail networks with low-speed city blocks is the most effective way to reduce traffic accidents.

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Beating the Heat Built Into the Wings of Butterflies

Engineers have discovered nanostructures in butterfly wings that could inspire new cooling tech and advanced flying machines.

In Other News from Columbia

Justice & Equity

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How an Inmate-Run Newspaper Transformed a Notorious Prison

William Drummond, Columbia alumnus and current professor at UC Berkeley, talks about training inmates to be journalists at California's San Quentin State Prison.

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Misinformation, Media Manipulation and Antisemitism

An annual event at the Italian Academy marking Holocaust Remembrance Day looks at online extremism.

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Social Media Reacts to JAY-Z's Campus Visit

New York City-born rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist helped launch the Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter Lecture Series in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. 


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Challenges and Opportunities in 2020 Election Series

Challenges and Opportunities in 2020 election series at INCITE is a forum for academics, journalists, and others to comment on the issues at stake in the 2020 presidential election, and related topics front and center in American politics and society.

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Photo courtesy of NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Crusading for Justice: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, 50 Years of Challenges and Progress

Columbia Law School traces its connection to the civil rights movement and challenges in this timeline until 2014 since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a turning point in the American civil rights movement.

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New Research Initiative on Global History of Sexualities

The Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities fosters collaborative transnational research on the global history of sexualities, including extensive online resources and the research guide.

Free Speech & Press

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The Year of Fear

Columbia Journalism Review and The Delacorte Review are co-publishing a series of essays about the 2020 elections written by journalists from papers that were recently shuttered in four small towns across the United States.

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Celebrating Journalism at the duPont-Columbia Awards Ceremony

Hosts Christiane Amanpour, of CNN, and Michael Barbaro, of The New York Times, handed out 16 journalists a 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton.

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Social Media for Public Officials 101

The Knight First Amendment Institute compiled a First Amendment guide for public officials using social media.

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