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Thursday, July 12, 2012
When word came that Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School’s Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, had been chosen to receive the Max Planck Research Award for 2012, the comparative law expert was in a hotel room in Florence, Italy, preparing for a student’s dissertation defense. Pistor, to be sure,...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Experts from around the world gathered at TC in March to debate whether standardized tests are used in fair and valid ways Cheating on U.S. standardized tests appears to be on the rise, even as the testing industry introduces tighter security measures each year and the penalties for cheaters grow...
Monday, April 30, 2012
The onset of the financial crisis in 2008 brought greater attention to the need to understand systemic risk — the risk that weaknesses in one firm or sector of the economy will set off domino-style, successive failures in connected sectors, sending the broader economy reeling. While measures such...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Provost John H. Coatsworth have named Sean C. Solomon, a leading geophysicist whose research has combined studies of the deep earth with missions to the moon and the solar system’s inner planets, to be director of Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth...
Monday, April 2, 2012
Date: April 2, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library This World Leaders Forum program, titled From Youth Explosion to Global Transformation: Unleashing the Power of Young People, will feature an address by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. The...
Monday, March 5, 2012
Columbia University School of Nursing Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Mary Johnson, DNP, ACNP has been selected to receive a project award as a Fulbright Specialist in Norway.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
In the late 1980s, Timothy Frye , a recent Middlebury College graduate with a B.A. in Russian language and literature, went for the first time to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, where Mikhail Gorbachev had just come to power. “It was just such an exotic and fascinating place,” he says. “...
Monday, February 6, 2012
Stabile graduate Sasha Chavkin’s investigationof an epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD) killing thousands of sugarcane workers in Central America has prompted the Costa Rican government to take action by mandating a study on the epidemic. Medical research has so far shown links between...
Friday, January 20, 2012
On the 13th of January, the latest addition to Columbia University’s network of global centers opened its doors in Nairobi, Kenya, the first institution of its kind in Africa. The Columbia Global Centers | Africa represents an important milestone in the history of Columbia.
Monday, January 9, 2012
During January 9-13, the Columbia Global Centers / Latin America in Santiago, in conjunction with Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Facultad de Economía y Negocios at Universidad de Chile, will offer the an executive financial course entitled “Latin America Coping the Global Financial Turbulence: Prospects and Policies”.