In this TEDMed Talk, Kevin Tyan (CC '16) discusses how a tool he developed with his Columbia classmates at the height of the Ebola epidemic better protects healthcare workers from contracting communicable diseases.

What if we could highlight invisible threats for our lifesavers?

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Columbia Professor of International and Public Affairs Ester Fuchs explains why female mayors are increasingly taking the lead on climate issues, which she says go "hand-in-hand" with women's issues.

Meet the Women Mayors Fighting Climate Change

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"To see higher education in New York City being transformed, you have only to pick your vantage point," The New York Times says of innovative new campus plans from Columbia, Cornell and NYU.

Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises

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Our climate changes naturally due to shifts in the earth's orbit and variations of the sun's energy output. The dangerous warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution, however, is due to humans' burning fossil fuels and increased levels of CO2. Here, scientists from Columbia's Earth Institute explain how.

The Science of Carbon Dioxide and Climate

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Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Dean Lee Goldman explains how the administration's proposed 20 percent cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget would threaten future medical breakthroughs in the U.S.

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The New Yorker profiles Columbia University School of the Arts Professor Lynn Nottage, whose new Broadway play "Sweat" takes on the American de-Industrial Revolution.

The First Theatrical Landmark of the Trump Era

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As cities worldwide attempt to redefine the relationship between urban ecology and design in response to a changing climate, landscape architect Kate Orff is approaching her work as a synthesis of art, science, nature, climate and community.

Urban Design Program Focuses on Climate Change and Social Justice

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Dr. Franklin Schneier, a psychiatrist at Columbia University Medical Center who has been treating patients with social anxiety for more than 30 years, explains what social anxiety is, its impact and outlines a few coping strategies.

How to Deal With Persistent Social Anxiety

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New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito ’91CC made history by becoming the first Latina elected to citywide office. Now, in her final year as speaker, history has taken a turn.

Speaking Up | Columbia Magazine

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There’s a scientific explanation for why it's so hard to lose the last 10 pounds. Columbia University Medical Center’s Michael Rosenbaum shares a basic formula for weight loss.

The Big Idea: Weighty Matters

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Columbia Business School Professor Eric Johnson calculates the per-person savings involved in President Trump's proposed tax cuts and describes how Americans' minds change when personal frames are used to describe them over aggregate ones.

Two business-school professors discovered how to make both red and blue Americans care about Trump’s drastic budget cuts

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Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, famous for telling bold stories of marginalized people. See why she considers teaching at Columbia University School of the Arts her “refuge.”

Labor of Love | Columbia Magazine

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Columbia research shows evidence of a star that whips around a black hole at a rate of nearly twice an hour. If confirmed, the finding could demonstrate the tightest orbital dance between a black hole and a companion star ever seen.

Researchers Discover Star in Closest Known Orbit around Black Hole

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David Perlman, a Columbia College and Columbia Journalism School alumnus, wrote for the Columbia Daily Spectator in the 1930s. Now, as a 98-year-old science reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, he shares some surprising thoughts on the future of journalism.

The Constant Chronicler | Columbia Magazine

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Columbia University alumnus Howard Hobson transformed the future of basketball by inventing the 3-pointer in a Columbia gym.

Long Shot | Columbia Magazine

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Columbia University Medical Center’s Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee was featured on CBS Sunday Morning where he discussed the milestones in cancer's history and the breakthroughs in our attempt to conquer​ it.​
New research explains how supermassive black holes may have gotten so big so fast in the early universe.

New Study Finds Radiation from Nearby Galaxies Helped Fuel First Monster Black Holes

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"Clearly, we must do all we can as an institution to set a responsible course in this urgent area of climate change," Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger.

Columbia Announces Divestment from Thermal Coal Producers

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In a new podcast from Columbia GSAPP, Associate Professor of Architecture Mabel O. Wilson (M.Arch '91) speaks with Sharon Sutton (M.Arch '73) about the publication of Sutton's new book, When Ivory Towers Were Black, which tells the story of how an unparalleled cohort of minority students earned degrees at Columbia’s architecture school at a time when most elite universities were just beginning...
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GSAPP Conversations: Mabel O. Wilson & Sharon Sutton.

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A snowy scene on campus. (Video by Jimmy So from Columbia Global Reports)