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Dr. Oz Fights For Credibility

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ten doctors sent a critical letter to Dr. Oz's boss at Columbia medical school, but it may do more harm than good in exposing the pseudoscience of The Dr. Oz Show.

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WNYC News

Columbia 'Confessions' Expose Hunger and Sense of Alienation

Thursday, April 09, 2015

At Columbia University, a Facebook page is sparking conversation about the difficulties of staying in school when you don't have much money.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Columbia's Lee Bollinger on Free Speech

Monday, March 09, 2015

Columbia University's President Lee Bollinger discusses the university's first freedom of speech awards.

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WNYC News

Are E-cigarettes the new Methadone?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Many state and federal officials want to restrict access to e-cigarettes, but public health specialists are divided on whether they do more harm than good — or vice versa.

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WNYC News

Columbia University Students, President Meet Over Sexual Assault Concerns

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Student leaders gave Columbia University President Lee Bollinger three weeks to respond to their demands about the university's sexual assault policies.

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WNYC News

At Columbia, Tension Rises Over Sexual Assault

Friday, September 05, 2014

Columbia University students receive more sexual violence education than ever before. But Emma Sulkowicz and other survivors of assault say serial rapists remain free to roam campus. 

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WNYC News

Columbia Students Claim Mistreatment of Sexual Assault Victims

Friday, April 25, 2014

Twenty-three students at Columbia University have filed a federal complaint against the Ivy League school, claiming it systematically mishandles sexual assault claims and mistreats victims.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sixty Years at Columbia University

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

According to the New York Times, "If any one person is responsible for Columbia's recovery, it is surely Michael Sovern." In his memoir, An Improbable Life: My Sixty Years at Columbia and Other Adventures, Sovern, who served as the university's president from 1980 to 1993, talks about growing and improving the university, addresses key issues in academia, and tells of his own life adventures.

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WNYC News

How Columbia Students Helped Bring Apartheid to the Attention of Americans

Friday, December 06, 2013

"Columbia pays the bills. Apartheid kills." That was the chant at Columbia University in 1985 as students protested against the university's financial involvement with the South African government.

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WNYC News

Attack on Sikh Professor Investigated as Possible Bias Crime

Monday, September 23, 2013

Police are investigating an alleged attack on a Columbia University assistant professor by a group of 15 to 20 young men on bicycles who made derogatory statements, apparently mistaking him for a Muslim although he is Sikh.

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WNYC News

Photos Documenting NYC Latino Experience To Be Digitized by Columbia

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Five thousand pictures documenting Hispanics in New York City will be preserved by Columbia University. The photos, from El Diario/La Prensa's archives from 1978 to 2001, will be digitized and indexed, and will be accessible through the university's library.

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New Tech City

Biotech Comes to Harlem

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Research scientists looking to turn discoveries in their labs into businesses will soon have a new space to do just that in New York City.

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Soundcheck

Rare Recordings Returned To Native Americans

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Professor Aaron Fox discusses how Columbia University is returning a treasure trove of rare recordings to Native American groups.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Poverty, Race and Addiction

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Carl Hart, associate professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University and the author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, talks about his own life and his work on the science of drug addiction.

→ Event: Reading at Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway at 82nd St, today at 7 pm. Details.

 

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New Tech City

New Columbia Institute to Tackle Big Data

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As data sets grow larger and more complex in the digital age, Columbia University is forming an institute to train the next generation of technologists — a group you might call "big data crunchers."

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WNYC News

Columbia Students Build Solar Generator

Friday, May 24, 2013

What started as a green idea to fuel a cross-country trip is now serving as a clean energy source in the Rockaways.

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Operavore

At Columbia University, Great Books to Great Opera

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Opera fans are lurking among the student body at Columbia University, writes Fred Plotkin. "Opera companies would be wise to cultivate Columbia students for future audiences."

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Soundcheck

Telling a Medical Story Through Music -- And Words

Friday, March 01, 2013

In the summer of 2008, Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Fred Hersch spent two months in a medically-induced coma. Not only did he survive, but when he awoke, he remembered having a series of dreams and nightmares. Working with the Grammy-winning director Herschel Garfein, he shaped those memories into a music theater piece called "My Coma Dreams."  It's about one man’s time in a place where the line between life and death is somewhat blurry.

Now, we’re used to the arts having a narrative storyline, but you might be surprised to learn that medicine can be a narrative practice too. Fred Hersch’s piece is being presented in conjunction with Columbia University’s Program in Narrative Medicine. Dr. Rita Charon, executive director of the program, and composer Fred Hersch join us to explain. 

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WNYC News

Birds, Music and the Brain

Friday, February 22, 2013

Next month, President Obama is expected to announce details about dedicating resources to a massive study of the brain. That’s music to the ears of neuroscientists at Columbia University, where some of the research will be centered.

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WNYC News

A Look at New York City’s 47 Percent

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is under fire this week for saying he doesn't have any hopes of winning the votes of the 47-percent of Americans who don't pay income taxes. Just who are the 47 percent in New York City, and do they really not pay taxes?

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