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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 The differences between the new executive order on immigration and refugee policies issued today and the now superseded January order (about which I...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...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Although every immigrant’s tale is remarkable, that of Indians coming to the United States over the past 50 years is unique on several fronts. Demographically, Indians represent the current largest source of new immigrants to America, surpassing even Mexicans or Chinese. Sociologically, they are by...
Monday, February 13, 2017
Dear fellow members of the Columbia community: Over the past two weeks, we have been working with several other academic institutions (sixteen, including all Ivy League universities) on an amicus brief that was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York challenging...
Monday, February 6, 2017
The annual summer monsoon that drops rain onto East Asia, an area with about a billion people, has shifted dramatically in the distant past, at times moving northward by as much as 400 kilometers and doubling rainfall in that northern reach. The monsoon’s changes over the past 10,000 years likely...
Friday, February 3, 2017
Balancing a country’s need to make prescription drugs available to those in need while simultaneously curbing nonmedical use is one of our greatest challenges, according to a perspective article just published by Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s...