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Columbia announced today the 31 teams that have been selected to join the Columbia Startup Lab, one of a growing number of university initiatives engaged with New York City’s burgeoning startup sector and dedicated to fostering entrepreneurial talent.

School students arrived at the New York State Psychiatric Institute’s Kolb Annex on the Columbia University Medical Center campus March 12 to participate in the annual Community Brain Expo, cosponsored by the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University.

Students, parents, and teachers were invited to learn about the brain through demonstrations, experiments, and activities for all ages.

Just weeks after President Barack Obama announced the creation of “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative aimed at increasing job training opportunities for young black and Latino men, a study released today by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs found that the Edward J.

Every hour, two more young people in the United States are infected with HIV. Many live in New York, which has more HIV cases than Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago combined. The risks are even greater in poor neighborhoods and communities of color.

Anna Hyatt Huntington was a pioneering American sculptor. Wallach Art Gallery’ exhibition Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington's New York Sculpture, 1902–1936 focuses on Hyatt Huntington’s early work, including anumal sculpture, the life-size work of Diana of the Chase and various versions of Joan of Ark.   

Columbia University recruits local workers for the new Manhattanville construction and hopes to provide more jobs to minorities and women in the community. 

Image: John Sloan's Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair

Over 27 days in 1913, 87,000 New Yorkers visited the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street and came face-to-face with modern art for the first time. “Everybody went and everybody talked about it,” wrote photographer and author Carl Van Vechten.

Patricia Culligan, professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, is leading a team of 20 investigators who have just won a five-year $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how urban green infrastructure (GI) can mitigate the city's role in coastal zone pollution. The award is one of only 11 grants—totaling $13.1 million—given by the NSF as part of its new coastal sustainability program.

In the 20 years since David Dinkins left office, the former New York City mayor has stayed busy as a professor of public affairs at Columbia, running his annual Leadership and Public Policy Forum on campus, and serving on philanthropic boards.

The year since Hurricane Sandy blew ashore in the New York area has been one of rebuilding and searching for how best to prevent the level of destruction and death it brought with it.

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