In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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Columbia Registry Asks Health Care Workers to Share Stories, Fears of Combating COVID-19

Their responses will allow researchers to understand the impact on those most directly affected and learn how to best address their needs.

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Black Young Adults Exposed to Segregation Have Faster Cognitive Declines in Mid-life

The study may explain black-white disparities in dementia risk at an older age.

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Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity and Heat Are Emerging Across the Globe

The U.S. Gulf Coast is among the regions hit with conditions that were not expected for decades.

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Projections Suggest Potential Late May COVID-19 Rebound

Latest forecasts for uptick in cases and deaths tied to easing of stay-at-home orders in 25 U.S. states.


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Law in the Time of COVID-19

Columbia Law scholars discuss the legal issues around COVID-19—including elections, privacy, prisoners’ rights, bankruptcy, the environment, force majeure in contracts, and public health law in this free e-book.

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Law School Graduation 2020: Highlights of the Day

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th vice president of the United States and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, delivered the Law School's online graduation keynote address.

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Online discussion by SIPA Dean Merit E. Janow, Professors Thomas J. Christensen, Benjamin L. Liebman, and Shang-Jin Wei, and CEO of New Frontier Health Roberta Lipson
U.S. and China Relations in the Era of COVID-19

Professors Thomas Christensen, Shang-Jin Wei and Benjamin L. Liebman, joined by New Frontier Health CEO Roberta Lipson, discuss the US-China relations with SIPA Dean Merit E. Janow.

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A World of Hurt: The Impact of COVID-19 On Retail

Director of Retail Studies Mark Cohen discusses the changes coming to large retailers, many of which had already seen declining sales and store closures before the pandemic hit.

Free Speech & Press

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The Knight First Amendment Institute Sues the CDC

The Knight Institute says that White House and CDC policies raise public-health and free-speech concerns in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Covering the Pandemic

Columbia Journalism Review has been covering the coronavirus pandemic and its intersection with journalism.

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The Dart Center Receives a Major Google Gift

The gift of $600,000 from Google.org will fund the development and dissemination of reporting resources and psychosocial support programs for journalists worldwide. 

Arts & Humanities

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Professor Marianne Hirsch, co-author of "School Photos in Liquid Time: Reframing Difference."
A New Book Looks at the History of School Photos

Professor Marianne Hirsch on the afterlife of student pictures, enduring memories and what she is reading now.

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Professor Rachel Adams and her son, Henry.
English Professor, Inspired by Child with Down Syndrome, Pursues Science Degree at GS

Rachel Adams returns to the classroom to study biology, the first step in obtaining a master's degree in genetic counseling.

Justice & Equity

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Recommendation for Youth Prisons During COVID-19 Crisis

Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice have issued a statement on how to safeguard the medically vulnerable populations in youth prisons.

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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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Poverty in the United States Could Reach Highest Levels in 50 Years

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy research shows that poverty rates could reach extremely high levels because of the coronavirus pandemic, impacting African-Americans and children hardest.


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