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Thursday, December 1, 2016
National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication. For those...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
One week after this year’s U.S. presidential election, an alumni event in Mexico City convened experts to discuss the potential effects of the incoming Donald Trump administration on U.S.-Mexico relations while demonstrating a new video platform that allowed alumni around in the world to watch and...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Scientists analyzing a volcanic eruption at a mid-ocean ridge under the Pacific have come up with a somewhat contrarian explanation for what initiated it. Many scientists say undersea volcanism is triggered mainly by upwelling magma that reaches a critical pressure and forces its way up. The new...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
In this year’s George McGovern Lecture, the historian and former Israeli politician Shlomo Ben-Ami discussed “The Politics of Conflict in the Middle East” at SIPA on November 1. Ben-Ami is SIPA’s current McGovern Professor of International and Public Affairs, a one-year visiting position for...
Monday, November 7, 2016
Researchers analyzing African elephant tusks seized by global law enforcement have confirmed what many suspect: the illegal ivory trade, now running in high gear, is being fueled almost exclusively by recently killed animals. In the first study of its kind, researchers showed that almost all tusks...
Friday, November 4, 2016
An envoy of Tunisian engineering and business university professors flew to Morningside Heights this spring for a whirlwind week devoted to sharing Columbia’s expertise in entrepreneurial education. The intensive eight-day program introduced participants to faculty and staff from Columbia...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
After numerous missteps, a new funding structure may finally give the country what it needs. Unreliable electricity and water, clogged roads, inefficient ports: India’s infrastructure woes have stretched back over decades. But Subir Gokarn, the IMF’s executive director for India, thinks his country...
Monday, October 24, 2016
The Atlantic Philanthropies and Columbia University today announced the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, a 10-year, $60 million program for courageous and creative leaders dedicated to dismantling anti-black racism in the United States and South Africa, two nations with deep and enduring...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Political unrest and socioeconomic transformations on a global scale require a new level of engagement with the world and an even deeper understanding of local dynamics," says Professor Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University. "In...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
For Stephanie O’Gara BS’16, who recently received a Fulbright research grant to work in Indonesia exploring how renewable energy might be harvested from biomass waste, engineering is the key to solving the world’s greatest challenges. “As an engineer, there are no limits,” O’Gara says, “from...