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May 12, 2021

Meet Nevfel Akkasoglu

This is part of a Columbia News series introducing members of the University's Scholarship for Displaced Students, a program administered by the Columbia Global Centers. 

AAPI HERITAGE MONTH STORIES

Chien-Shiung Wu an dher postage stamp.
Columbia Physicist Honored With a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp

Chien-Shiung Wu’s pioneering work altered the way scientists view the structure of the universe.

Tracy Võ
An Advocate for Asian American Health

Tracy Võ wants to raise awareness of health issues that disproportionately affect Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Wango Wenb
Wango Weng's Films Get the Attention They Deserve at Columbia

The filmmaker, art historian, and collector was the subject of a recent online event organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.

Manan Ahmed Asif
An Alternative Identity for India

In a new book, Professor Manan Ahmed says that the subcontinent was once recognized as a more multicultural place than it is understood to be now.

POLITICS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Jamal Greene and a cover of his book
Jamal Greene Shows How Rights Go Wrong

In his new bookthe constitutional law scholar argues that competing rights should be balanced through political compromise.

COVID vaccine hesitancy project from Columbia World Projects
What Can We Do to Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy?

Two researchers from Columbia are using AI and their backgrounds in comparative literature to understand why people are often afraid and distrustful of vaccinations and how to convince them otherwise. 

Unpacking Latin America podcast
Unpacking Latin America

Listen to the latest edition of the "Unpacking Latin America" podcast with anthropologist Nicholas Limerick on COVID-19 and indigenous organizations in Latin America.

 

Research & Discovery

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Oral Symptoms Common in Children With COVID-Linked Inflammatory Disorder

A small percentage of pediatric patients have developed a condition known as multi-system inflammatory syndrome, or MIS, serious enough to warrant hospitalization.

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New ‘Home-Grown’ Coronavirus Variant Found in NYC Region

So far, more than 80 cases of the variant have been identified in the tri-state area.

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Incarceration Is Strongly Linked with Premature Death in U.S.

The most common causes of death in prison population include Infectious diseases, chronic respiratory disease, drug use, and suicide.

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How Climate Change Helped Dinosaurs Migrate from South America to Greenland

A drop in atmospheric CO2 levels aided massive plant eaters on their 6,500-mile trek across North America.

Arts & Humanities

Wango Weng, Columbia University
Wango Weng selecting film footage circa 1947, on the left, and demonstrating the art of Chinese landscape painting circa 1946, on the right.
Wango Weng's Films Get the Attention They Deserve at Columbia

The filmmaker, art historian, and collector was the subject of a recent online event organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.

School of the Arts, Columbia University art class
Getting Back to Work: A Spring Scholarship Auction Launches Online

The School of the Arts announces an auction to benefit graduate students in its film, theatre, visual arts and sound art, and writing programs.