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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. 

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Lamont Scientist Honored With Antarctic Namesake

Ducklow Inlet is named for Hugh Ducklow, who advanced marine biology in a region where few scientists had set foot.

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Why Do We Freeze When Startled?

A new study that uncovers the mechanism that produces the fly’s startle response offers clues to what may happen in our own bodies.

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Link Between Hearing and Cognition Begins Earlier Than Once Thought

A study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of hearing loss, when hearing is still considered normal.

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Justice & Equity

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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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Columbia Helps Robin Hood Foundation Offer Better Support to the City’s Poor

An expanded poverty tracking survey will now look at early childhood poverty and the experiences of Asian-American New Yorkers.

Free Speech & Press

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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.’’

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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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Disinfo 2020: Prepping the Press

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM for Columbia Journalism Review and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism's event on 12/10 about disinformation and our elections.

Worldwide

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The Pros and Cons Joe Biden Faces in Presidential Bid

As the impeachment inquiry continues, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is entering new territory. House Republicans are asking for Hunter Biden, the former Vice President Biden's son, to testify amid abuse of power allegations concerning President Donald Trump.

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PODCAST: Supreme Court Won’t Let Federal Executions Resume

Columbia Law Professor Jeffrey Fagan discusses the Supreme Court’s refusal to allow the federal government to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus, rejecting a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to lift a court-ordered hold. He speaks to Bloomberg’s June Grasso.

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The Year of Joseph Stiglitz, From New York to Paris

The Nobel laureate is spending the fall semester as the Alliance Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, where he was recently honored with Doctor Honoris Causa. His latest book People, Power and Profits is now available in French.

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