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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Dandan Li, a journalist with Beijing News, raised the question of post-partum depression, an issue she said is of great interest to people in China who have seen many new mothers commit suicide. As Li spoke, her words were simultaneously translated into multiple languages, reflecting global...
Monday, September 25, 2017
Nearly a week after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the island’s 3.4 million residents face a growing humanitarian crisis. Most are still without power, food is scarce, and more than half have no access to drinkable water. Category Four winds and a storm surge knocked out the island'...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
At an event keynoted by Professor Michael Gerrard of the Sabin Center, experts discussed how the U.S. could catch up with Europe’s offshore wind industry. There is no shortage of mind-numbing projections for what’s to come should the world fail to adequately reduce greenhouses gas emissions. By...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Data released today from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland,...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Only a few blocks of Broadway separate Columbia’s classic Morningside Heights campus from the transparent glass and steel structures on the University’s new campus in Manhattanville, but the contrast between the two signifies more than a shift in architectural styles. From the outset of his tenure...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The United Kingdom and the European Union both stand to benefit if they cooperate rather than compete with each other in bargaining over the terms of the U.K.’s exit from the EU, Professor John C. Coffee Jr. of Columbia Law School argues in an analysis that relies on simple game theory concepts...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Boeotia, in central Greece, is a region of mythological imagination and historical significance. Already one of the most important Greek kingdoms in the age of the Mycenaeans, circa 1600-1100 B.C., it is the birthplace of Hesiod, Pindar and Plutarch and the setting for Sophocles’ tragedies Antigone...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Climate change will shift Europe’s peak demand for electricity from winter to summer, and from north to south, according to a new study. A team of scientists from Germany and the United States found that while total electricity use will more or less stay the same, changes in the patterns of demand...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
In 2014, President Barack Obama took a big step to normalize relations with Cuba. Less than two years later, his successor announced a rollback of many of those policies. “The changes announced on June 16 by President Trump, if fully implemented, would significantly undercut efforts to increase the...
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...