In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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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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How Effective are State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs?

A new analysis is the first to identify characteristics of programs most strongly associated with changes in rates of fatal heroin poisonings. 

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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.

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

Columbia Journalism Review and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism are hosting an all-day event on December 10 to explore how disinformation will affect the 2020 election—and what we can do about it.


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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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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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Noah Kaufman Testifies Before US House of Representatives

Center on Global Energy Policy Research Scholar Noah Kaufman testifies before the House Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change of the Committee on Energy & Commerce, United States House of Representatives, 116th Congress.

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.