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Pol will examine 'horrendous conditions' at uptown hospital

An upper-Manhattan lawmaker who slammed New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center this summer for its long wait times and “horrendous conditions” will host a hearing on the matter next month.

Mere expectation of treatment can improve brain activity in Parkinson's patients

Learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients improves as much in response to a placebo treatment as to real medication, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Columbia University. read more

Economics and chess session at the SEA

Session 16M, Economics and Chess Papers: “Thinking Outside the Game Tree: Game Preparation at Chess World Championship” Doru Cojoc, Columbia University “Do Rational Agents Make Rational Decisions? Evidence from Chess Data” AlexanderShow More Summary

Columbia Honors Research on the Genetics of Diabetes

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has presented Andrew Hattersley, DM, and Mark McCarthy, MD, with the 16th Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Research in Diabetes, for their work on the genetics of the disease. Their research...Show More Summary

New maps show Bering Sea holds world’s most acidic ocean waters

The world’s most acidic ocean waters are found in the winter in the Bering Sea, according to studies by scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory who have released a series of maps tracking changes in global marine acidity. With its broad continental shelf, shallow waters, ocean currents that deposit nutrients from around the world, and […]

Obesity-attributable absenteeism among US workers costs the nation more than $8 billion annually

November 21, 2014 -- A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health shows that obesity costs the U.S. $8.65 billion per year as a result of absenteeism in the workplace --more than 9% of all absenteeism costs. Show More Summary

Researchers discover natural resistance gene against spruce budworm

Quebec City, November 21, 2014--Scientists from Université Laval, the University of British Columbia and the University of Oxford have discovered a natural resistance gene against spruce budworm in the white spruce. The breakthrough,...Show More Summary

Raskolnikov Presents Rational Decisions Under Legal Uncertainty Today at Washington University

Alex Raskolnikov (Columbia) presents Rational Decisions Under Legal Uncertainty at Washington University today as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: Law is full of rules that are neither clear nor socially optimal. How do rational actors respond to these rules? What are the implications of these responses? These deceptively simple...

Taking antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk for child becoming obese

A study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of childhood obesity at age 7. The research...Show More Summary

Drinking age laws have a significant effect on collisions among young drivers

Minimum legal drinking age legislation in Canada can have a major impact on young drivers, according to a new study from the Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Drivers just older than the legal age had a significant increase in motor vehicle crashes compared to those immediately under the restriction. read more

Many Americans not receiving recommended home visit services for lead poisoning and asthma

COLUMBIA, MD and WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2014) - Today, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University released Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes...Show More Summary

The First CityPod Composter Has Been Installed in a Canadian University

The University of British Columbia has a new, eco-friendly addition: a 15-foot stainless steel in-vessel composter called the CityPod. Recently installed in the university's new recycling room, the composter takes care of all food waste and compostable

Development Watch: Columbia's New Medical Tower is Looking Kinda Awkward

Photo by Field Condition via Design Boom Judging by these new construction photos, the crazy tower New York starchitects Diller Scofidio + Renfro has designed for the Columbia University Medical Center is definitely going through its awkward teen phase. If...


Journalism is in trouble. Deep trouble. The highly respected Poynter Institute, a center for journalism, recently listed newspaper reporter as the 'worst job' in 2013. When I graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1983, it was a very different world. Show More Summary

The Elite Group Of Forever Stocks That Crush The Market

Last month, we had Dave Forest, one of the Chief Investment Strategists for StreetAuthority, fly all the way from his home base in Vancouver, British Columbia to St. Edward's University in Austin,

“The Statistical Crisis in Science”: My talk in the psychology department Monday 17 Nov at noon

Monday 17 Nov at 12:10pm in Schermerhorn room 200B, Columbia University: Top journals in psychology routinely publish ridiculous, scientifically implausible claims, justified based on “p The post “The Statistical Crisis in Science”: My talk in the psychology department Monday 17 Nov at noon appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

Semantic Web Jobs: Columbia University

Columbia University is looking for an Associate Research Scientist in New York, NY. According to the post, “The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist to conduct...Show More Summary

Columbia Charges Rape Protestors $471 to Clean Up Dirty Mattresses

Columbia has charged Emma Sulkowicz, the mattress-carrying senior whose rape case was dismissed by the University's administration, and her supporters $471 in cleaning fees because, why not make themselves look worse? Keep it classy, higher ed. Read more...

A New Study Shows NYC Has Fewer Rats Than We Thought, And Colbert Is NOT Happy

Wednesday's "Colbert" calls attention to a new study authored by a Columbia University statistician that claims the New York City rat population is far lower than people commonly believe. The population was thought to be around eight...Show More Summary

Passing the Journalism Torch

Thirty years ago (though this seems hard for me to believe), I was teaching at The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. One of my best students was a bright young man named Peter Klein. When I left Columbia to found Video News International, a media company, which would one day become New York Times Television, I took Peter with me. Show More Summary

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