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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
In the first such continent-wide survey, scientists have found extensive drainages of meltwater flowing over parts of Antarctica’s ice during the brief summer. Researchers already knew such features existed, but assumed they were confined mainly to Antarctica’s fastest-warming, most northerly...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Dear fellow members of the Columbia community: I am writing to announce a new and important development in the evolution of the University. Over the past two years, I have been holding discussions among numerous faculty, deans, and distinguished guests all focused on this essential question: How...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
It won’t be the usual state visit when Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China, arrives for a visit with President Donald Trump on April 6. Their meeting will be held not in Washington, D.C. but at Mar-a-Lago, the historic hotel and golf club in Palm Beach, Fla., which is owned by...
Monday, April 3, 2017
Today, a quarter-century after the Cold War’s end, the West and Russia are again at odds. This time, though, at least on one side, the dispute is more transparently about geopolitical power, not ideology. The West has supported in a variety of ways democratic movements in the post-Soviet region,...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans—a possible warning for current times. Thick layers of crystalline salt show that rainfall plummeted to as little as a...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Office of Global Programs has announced a new study abroad program in Greece, to be offered to undergraduates for the first time in Summer 2017. Columbia Summer in Greece: Curating the Histories of the Greek Present will be an intensive summer curatorial workshop grounded in a seminar, “A...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Community health workers (CHW) are often deployed to provide health services in both resource-rich and resource-poor settings. Researchers at ICAP at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health collaborated with the Eastern Cape Department of Health in South Africa in the assessment of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
To truly understand power within systems, you’ve got to follow the money. That’s part of what Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar try to do in their new book, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? Using four case studies of leading organizations—the World Health Organization, World Bank...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Dear fellow members of the Columbia community: Once again, I must write to you about government action negatively affecting our University community. The differences between the new executive order on immigration and refugee policies issued today and the now superseded January order (about which I...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Richard K. Betts , the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the political science department, is widely known as an expert on U.S. foreign relations and national security. He is director of Columbia’s Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and the international...