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Mizzou Braces for Massive Enrollment Drop Following Race Protests

In November angry race protesters at the University of Missouri in Columbia forced the campus president and chancellor to resign.... The post Mizzou Braces for Massive Enrollment Drop Following Race Protests appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Columbia Experts Answer Questions About the Zika Virus

Columbia University Medical Center and Mailman School of Public Health experts offer insight into the arrival of the Zika virus in South America and the Caribbean.

A $13 million gift to Columbia establishes professorship and Center for Japanese Art History

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Columbia University announced a $13 million gift from the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation that will establish the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art and the Mary Griggs Burke Professorship of East Asian Buddhist Art History in the department of art history and archaeology. Show More Summary

Upcoming Book Forum--Michael Doyle, "The Question of Intervention"

On February 18 th at noon, Cato will be hosting a book forum with Columbia University professor Michael Doyle on his new book The Question of Intervention: John Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect.  The forum will include a...Show More Summary

Study: Southern ocean was a big CO2 sink during last ice age

In the Southern Ocean, a carbon-dioxide mystery comes clear: Sediments show greenhouse gas taken from air From the THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Twenty thousand years ago, when humans were still nomadic hunters and gatherers, low concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere allowed the earth to fall into the grip of an ice age.…

Using Steroids Before Late Preterm Delivery Reduces Neonatal Respiratory Problems

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian have found that using corticosteroids in mothers at risk for late preterm delivery reduced the incidence of severe respiratory complications in their babie...

“Sexual Politics” and the Feminist Work That Remains Undone

This piece was drawn from the afterword to a new edition of “Sexual Politics,” by Kate Millett, which is out in February from Columbia University Press.

Using steroids before late preterm delivery reduces neonatal respiratory problems

NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2016)--A multicenter clinical trial led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that the use of corticosteroids in mothers at risk for late preterm delivery significantly reduced the incidence of severe respiratory complications in their babies. read more

Inside Rand Paul’s New Hampshire office, after the campaign ended

MANCHESTER, N.H. – James Davis cleared the week, trekked from the Columbia University campus in New York to New Hampshire, and got ready to start his assignment: Getting out the vote for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) On Wednesday morning, the 19-year-old student started the walk into the office on 50 Bridge Street, and happened past […]

Claim Construction Leads to Nonsensical Result and thus Indefiniteness Holding

Columbia University v. Symantec Corp (Fed. Cir. 2015) Back in 2013, the NPE known as Columbia University sued Symantec for infringing at least six of its data-analytics patents covering the process of detecting and blocking computer malware.[1]  Following a 2014 claim construction it was clear that all of the asserted claims were either (1) not infringed […]

Gray treefrogs provide clues to climate change

COLUMBIA, Mo. - According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2015 was the hottest year on record. According to a University of Missouri researcher, increasing temperatures and climate variability might have an effect on the sounds produced by gray treefrogs. Show More Summary

Edited stem cells offer hope of precision therapy for blindness

Using a new technology for repairing disease genes--the much-talked-about CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing--University of Iowa researchers working together with Columbia University Medical Center ophthalmologists have corrected a blindness-causing gene mutation in stem cells derived from a patient. Show More Summary

Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders Has Increased in a Shrinking Population of Smokers

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and New York State Psychiatric Institute have found that while cigarette smoking rates have declined among younger people in the United States, those who do smoke are more likely to have a psychiatric or substance use disorder compared with those who began smoking in earlier decades.

Mizzou Professor Charged with Assault

[guest post by JVW] The interminable saga of University of Missouri Assistant Professor of Communication Melissa Click reached a new milestone today when the Columbia, Missouri City Prosecutor formally charged her with third-degree assault for swatting at a student journalist who was photographing a Black Lives Matter gathering on campus this past November. Recall that […]

Assault charge filed against Missouri assistant professor Melissa Click

A University of Missouri assistant professor is charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a run-in with student journalists during campus protests in November 2014. Columbia city prosecutor Steve Richey filed the municipal court complaint Monday against Melissa Click, 45. Click, an...

Lunatic Missouri Assistant Professor Melissa Click Charged with Assault

Well, that took long enough. Now fire this loathsome creature, then prosecute her. Columbia’s city prosecutor has reportedly charged a University of Missouri assistant professor with assault after an incident from the November campus protests. Local media reports that Steve Richey, who … Continued

6 Things To Know About Charitable Giving This Tax Season

We give to charity because it's the right thing to do. But chartable gifts also make us happier. Researchers from Harvard University, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia found that there was a positive correlation between charitable giving and happiness in 120 out of 136 countries they [...]

What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us

Topic: Academic Libraries Until now. Over the past two years, we and our partners at the Open Syllabus Project (based at the American Assembly at Columbia) have collected more than a million syllabuses from university websites. We have...Show More Summary

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How well does a rat simulate a human gambler?

How well does a rat simulate a human gambler? Well enough to be the basis of science announcements. Those announcements come from a laboratory at the University of British Columbia. Here’s one of the announcements: UBC Psychology Professor Catharine Winstanley [pictured here]’s one-of-a-kind approach to gambling addiction is a highlight of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre […]

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