In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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Ozone-Depleting Substances Caused Half of Late 20th-century Arctic Warming

A new study finds greenhouse warming effects of compounds implicated in about a third of overall global warming at the time.

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Who’s Liable? The AV or the Human Driver?

Researchers use game theory to help policymakers create liability rules for accidents involving self-driving cars and those driven by people.

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Moms’ Obesity in Pregnancy Linked to Lag in Sons’ Development and IQ

A Mailman School of Public Health study found the association in both early and middle childhood persisted over time. 

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Single Dose of Ketamine Plus Talk Therapy May Reduce Alcohol Use

The findings could lead to a new approach to the treatment of alcohol use disorder. 

Free Speech & Press

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Sleepwalking into 2020

Columbia Journalism Review and The Guardian interviewed key media figures and they revealed widespread concerns around election coverage, from opinion polls and the horserace to reporting the heartlands and Trump's untruths.

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Documentarians Sue Over U.S. Government’s New Requirement for Visa Applicants

The Knight First Amendment Institute, along with the Brennan Center for Justice and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, filed a lawsuit challenging the State Department’s new rules on social media registration.

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Pulitzer Prize Board Announces New Audio Reporting Category

The new prize will be awarded “for a distinguished example of audio journalism that serves the public interest, characterized by revelatory reporting and illuminating storytelling.’’

Justice & Equity

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The Politician Advocating for Disability Rights in Kenya

Columbia graduate, Dennitah Ghati, is fighting for her country’s most vulnerable citizens by calling for increased cultural acceptance for the disabled.

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Justice Through Code

This February, the Center for Justice and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise will begin free coding workshops for formerly incarcerated individuals.


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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.

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The New Tools for Power Politics: Implications for Europe

Join a Global Centers Paris debate on the strategic direction of NATO and the EU amid competition for political power and global interdependencies in an ever widening array of arenas on Feb. 17 at the historic Reid Hall in Paris.