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Monday, June 5, 2017
President Lee C. Bollinger has issued the following statement: Given Columbia's singular involvement with issues of climate science, in every dimension and at every level, the University has assumed a special role in the efforts throughout the world to come to terms with the impact of climate...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Provost John H. Coatsworth has announced the fifth round of grants from the President’s Global Innovation Fund. The Fund awards grants for faculty members to leverage and engage the eight Columbia Global Centers. The program supports projects within and across these sites, in order to increase...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
A majority of displaced adolescent girls are victimized by violence, according to a new study in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The study, published in the Journal of Global Health, provides new details on the...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
In a visit to SIPA on May 3, Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen explored the “new digital age” and how this is radically changing the nature of global problems and their solutions. Jigsaw is an incubator within Alphabet—best known as Google's parent company—that builds technology to tackle some of the toughest...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Columbia Law School Brazilian Association recently gathered a diverse group of panelists at the Law School to address the particularities of the Brazilian legal scenario, to share their views on the relationship between the American and the Brazilian markets, and to debate legal mechanisms...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Development assistance for health targets largely ignores older age groups, with 90 percent of the assistance going to people below the age of 60, according to a new study led by a researcher at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health. Children below the age of 5...
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,...