In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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Your Couch Could Be Making Your Cat Sick

New research finds link between feline hyperthyroidism and exposure to flame retardants commonly found in sofas.

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Tortillas Tell the Story of Folate Deficiency in Mexico

A new study finds many women of childbearing age have FA intake below recommended levels, raising the risk for neural tube defects in their offspring.

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Polysubstance Use Among U.S. Young Adults – Are There Predictable Patterns?
Researchers say a multilevel intervention approach is crucial to minimizing potential harms.
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Columbia's Earth Institute to Offer First-of-its-Kind Course on Climate Risk and Investment

AllianceBernstein asset managers will learn how climate change can affect financial outcomes.






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The Myth of U.S. Energy Independence Has Gone Up in Smoke

Center on Global Energy Policy Director Jason Bordoff says that the United States, a world energy superpower, is not energy independent and the oil attacks in Saudi Arabia show a failure of multilateralism and diplomacy.  

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Joshua Wong and Brian Leung Speak to Students

Activists Joshua Wong and Brian Leung speak at the Law School, organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, with students and protesters in attendance.

Arts & Humanities

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Betti-Sue Hertz Named Director and Chief Curator of the Wallach Art Gallery

Interim Executive Vice President and Dean for Arts and Sciences announces new head of the University’s premier visual arts space.

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Hannah Bennett, the new Director of Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library Has New Director

Hannah Bennett, previously with University of Pennsylvania Libraries, will take the helm on October 7.

Justice & Equity

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Fall Events at the Mailman School of Public Health Consider a Grim Anniversary

As part of a full roster of school-wide events this fall, six lectures and discussions will focus on issues related to the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans arriving in Jamestown, Virginia.

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The Path Forward

This new print and digital publication from Columbia Law School addresses criminal justice reform.

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Launching EXiT: Executives Transforming Probation and Parole

The Justice Lab's Probation and Parole Reform Project has started a new initiative aimed at making the parole and probation system less punitive.