In Other News from Columbia

November 11, 2019

How Columbia Helps Veterans Transition into Higher Education

Columbia University connected with the Department of Veterans Affairs to host part of their national school tour. Veterans on campus talked to prospective students about how they can take advantage of their GI Bill benefits to finance their education at schools like Columbia.

Research & Discovery

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In Blacks with Alzheimer’s Gene, Higher Education May Be Protective

A study suggests education counters the risk of cognitive decline associated with a APOE e4 gene, a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Why Being Bored Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Scientists say this common experience plays a role in everything from drug addiction to academic failure.

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As Climate Warms, Plants May Demand More Water, Cutting Supplies for People

A new study suggests interactions between plant leaves and the atmosphere will starve streams and soils of water.

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Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

The conversation about organic farming is shifting from its lack of chemicals to its impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Free Speech & Press

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Two New Members Join the Pulitzer Prize Board

Carlos Lozada, an associate editor and book critic for The Washington Post, and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

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Knight Institute Responds to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Settlement in Twitter Blocking Case

Knight applauds Ocasio-Cortez for recognizing she was wrong to block critics from her Twitter account.


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Projects in Ghana and Uganda to Improve Energy Access

"These projects have the potential to expand energy access for millions of people, which we know can play a critical role in enabling economic opportunity, health, gender equality, food security and environmental sustainability," said Nicholas Lemann, the director of Columbia World Projects.

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A Competition Tackling a Fictional Cyber Catastrophe

November 8-9, 2019, SIPA will host the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, a one-of-a-kind competition designed to provide students across academic disciplines, with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict.

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Conversations with Adam Tooze, Neil K. Aggarwal and Kian Tajbakhsh

Hosted alternately by Carol Gluck and Vishakha N. Desai, Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Podcast features thought-leaders in conversations crossing disciplinary and national borders to address the challenges of our world today.

Arts & Humanities

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Dean of Humanities Sarah Cole has written a new book on H. G. Wells.
H.G. Wells Sparked Modernism and the Literary Imagination

Humanities Dean and Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature Sarah Cole discusses her new book Inventing Tomorrow: H.G. Wells and the Twentieth Century.

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Amale Andraos, Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Tackles the Future of Cities, Buildings and the Environment

Dean Amale Andraos discusses the School's commitment to engaging such issues as climate change, migration, housing and the data-technology crunch.

Justice & Equity

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You Promised You Wouldn’t Kill Me

In The New York Times, Kimberlé Crenshaw discusses how black women who are killed by law enforcement are often forgotten or ignored in the public sphere.

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Columbia University and Robin Hood Launch a New Collaboration With the Early Childhood Poverty Tracker

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy's Early Childhood Poverty Tracker will be a distinctive and valuable resource for policy leaders and child advocates in the city.

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Uncovering the Underreported and Ignored

Students are using Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library to create new scholarship in African American and African Diaspora Studies.