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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Chilean president Michelle Bachelet visited the R/V Marcus G. Langseth on Jan. 9 when it docked at the port city of Valparaiso, touring the ship—which is operated by Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory --on its months-long voyage to map the occurrences of earthquakes and tsunamis in the...
Monday, December 19, 2016
In nearly six years of civil war, the city of Aleppo, Syria’s one-time industrial hub, has become the center of a humanitarian catastrophe and the destruction of one of the oldest, culturally rich cities in the world. As rebels struggle against government troops and civilians attempt to evacuate...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Zainab Bahrani, the Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, is leading a project that focuses on heritage destruction in the Middle East. Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments is an ongoing topographical survey that maps the...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
NEW YORK – December 15, 2016 – “As the world faces the worst humanitarian disaster since the Second World War, the refugee crisis demands a new level of response from our institutions,” says Professor Safwan Masri , Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia...
Friday, December 9, 2016
“Anniversaries present an opportunity for reflection,” said international human rights law expert Sarah H. Cleveland , Columbia Law School’s Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, during a Columbia University Lecture on human rights connectivity and the future of the human...
Friday, December 9, 2016
After years of trailing in China’s shadow, India last year galloped ahead to become the fastest growing major economy on the planet. Its GDP crossed the 2015 finish line at a 7.6 percent expansion rate, according to the World Bank. Dale Jorgenson, the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at...
Friday, December 9, 2016
On a ledge just inside the lip of the crater, Philipp Ruprecht was furiously digging a trench. A thousand-foot drop loomed yards away, and the wind was whipping the dust off his shovel. But Ruprecht was undaunted. Here, at the top of Chile’s Quizapu, at an elevation of ten thousand feet, the...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Scientists have found evidence in a chunk of bedrock drilled from nearly two miles below the summit of the Greenland ice sheet that the sheet nearly disappeared for an extended time in the last million years or so. The finding casts doubt on assumptions that Greenland has been relatively stable...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The relative portion of older adherents to the world’s religions will shift in the coming decades, according to a study by a researcher at the the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health. In 2010, Jews had the largest portion of seniors with 20 percent age 60 and...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
When the United Nations Programme on HIV /AIDS (UNAIDS) published its 90-90-90 treatment targets in 2014, many politely called the goals “aspirational.” The objectives set a high worldwide standard for HIV diagnoses, treatment, and viral load suppression: by 2020, 90 percent of those infected with...