Columbia In the News
Each week, news publications and broadcast media in New York and around the nation carry hundreds of stories that involve, or at least mention, Columbia, our schools, programs and research, our faculty, students and alumni. The Office of Public Affairs prepares weekly on-line summaries -- arranged chronologically below -- of the more interesting and representative of these stories. For further information about these reports or individual stories, please call the Office of Public Affairs at 212-854-5573, or email email@example.com.
Stories included in the September 16, 1999 clip report:
Several articles have been published focusing on the significant role Columbia has played, plays, and will continue to play in the past, present, and future of the New York community:
*A New York Times article remarked on Morningside Heights, its history and restoration, the beauty of its architecture and parks, and Columbia's participation in the community.
*The Daily News published an article about Columbia's rebuilding of its boathouse in Inwood and its involvement in the burgeoning rowing scene on the Harlem River.
*An article in the New York Times about the historic Paterno and Colosseum buildings on the corners of 116th Street and Riverside examined Columbia's role in the development of the surrounding area.
*Another New York Times article reported the acceptance by a mayoral group of a proposal to redevelop Governor's Island, in which Columbia would be allowed to transform military buildings into student housing.
President George Rupp appeared on ABC television's World News Tonight to discuss the shortcomings of U.S. News and World Report's method of ranking colleges and universities. He pointed out that at least one of the magazine's criteria penalized top universities for having a rigorous curriculum.
Columbia was placed 10th in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best universities in the nation and 7th in terms of best value.
A New York Times editorial noted the campaign finance reform efforts of Dr. Rupp and the Committee for Economic Development.
The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article about Columbia's New Media Center for Education Publishing and its numerous projects. Kate Wittenberg, Columbia University Press, was quoted in the article.
The New York Times ran a story on Columbia's involvement in a distance learning online venture with Unext.com.
The awarding of a patent to Joseph F. Traub, Computer Science, for a statistical technique that can calculate the worth of financial derivatives was reported in The New York Times and Hartford Courant.
Kimberle Crenshaw, Law, and Linda Darling Hammond, Teachers College, were named by Black Issues in Higher Education magazine to be among the fifteen most influential black faculty members in the country.
The New Yorker mentioned the opening of Alfred Lerner Hall as among the more important architectural events of the fall.
Dean Herbert Pardes, College of Physicians and Surgeons, wrote a Op-ed piece for the Washington Post in which he outlined the reasons medical schools and teaching schools may come to crisis in spite of the recent increases in allocations by the federal government for biomedical research.
Andrew Delbanco, English, wrote a review of Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself for The New York Times Book Review.
David Greenberg, Arts and Sciences, wrote a review of The Contender, a biography of Richard Nixon that focuses on his years in Congress, for The New York Times Book Review.
Joseph A. Califano, National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse, wrote an Op-Ed piece for the Washington Post, in which he entreated George W. Bush to be more candid about his drug use in the past and to initiate a dialogue with the nation about drug policy and abuse.
Samuel G. Freedman, Journalism, wrote an Op-Ed piece in USA Today, expounding upon the links between hate crimes and anti-immigration furor.
President Judith Shapiro, Barnard, wrote a letter to the editor in The New York Times in which she commented on the legal and moral implications of the indictment of Linda Tripp.
Padma Desai, Economics, wrote a letter to the editor in the London Financial Times in which she outlined a "gradual but firm" program that Russia should apply to ensure economic recovery.
David Rosand, Art History, wrote a review of The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity: Contributions to the Cultural History of the European Renaissance for The New Republic.
A review of The Peking Letter: A Novel of the Chinese Civil War, by Seymour Topping, Journalism, was published in The New York Times Book Review. The Journal News published a feature article and interview with Topping in connection with the recent publication of this book.
A New York Times article about a remarkably intact 2,000 year-old Egyptian cemetery that has recently been excavated near the Bahariya Oasis featured commentary by Roger Bagnall, Classics. Bagnall also spoke about this find on the NBC Nightly News.
Mahmood Mamdani, African Studies, was quoted in a Washington Post article about the growing animosity the new African leaders hold toward one another in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Rwanda.
A New York Times article about a fossil skull cranium that may belong to a Homo erectus and that was discovered in a fossil shop in Manhattan noted that Ralph Holloway, Anthropology, was currently studying the brain case.
In a London Times article, James Beck, Art History, commented on the inauthenticity of a statue of a horse that was based on a design sketched by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Horst Stormer, Physics, joked around with a fellow Nobel Prize winner about the demands of scientific celebrity in an Ottawa Citizen article.
In a Montreal Gazette article, William Zajc, Physics, helped debunk rumors that an ion collider at the Brookhaven National Laboratory is producing "strangelets" and creating black holes.
On both the front page of The New York Times and its "Science Times," Eric Kandel, Pychiatry, praised the work of a former protege of his, Joe Z. Tsien, Princeton, who has created a more intelligent mouse by manipulating a gene that controls memory.
A historic primate language study by Herbert Terrace, Psychology, was referred to in articles published in The London Daily Telegraph and Montreal Gazette about new studies underway that are seeking to prove that chimpanzees are capable of using and understanding language, contrary to Terrace's findings, and are not merely responding to unconscious cues from their trainers. Terrace was also quoted in an article in the Montreal Gazette that was reprinted from The New York Times concerning aggression in animals and biological explanations for what might seem like affection in our pets.
Robert Krauss, Psychology, was quoted in Toronto Star and Cleveland Plain Dealer articles about preserving memory as age sets in, and various mnemonic tricks, such as visualization and gesturing wildly to enhance recall.
Randall Balmer, Religion, added commentary to a front page Washington Post article about the union Lutherans and Episcopalians have recently enacted with one another, and the trend towards ecumenism among American Protestants.
Robert G. O'Meally, African-American Studies, was quoted in a Atlanta Daily World article about the role of spirituals in African-American culture and their recent designation as a state symbol in South Carolina.
In a Newsweek article, Neil Guterman, Social Work, spoke of the need for a sense of security among students returning to school at Columbine and throughout the nation in the wake of the recent school shootings. Guterman was also quoted in a Newsday article soon after the shooting at the Los Angeles Jewish center, speaking of the loss of trust in the world such an event may cause in the children directly involved in the tragedy, and even in those who watched the television reports.
Janet Roach, Film, was quoted in a Washington Post article about the slew of incredibly successful but equally disgusting teenage comedies that have been released this summer.
Lee Baker, Anthropology, was quoted in a Loveland Reporter-Herald article about a creek in Oregon whose name could be somehow considered "a racial slur or a historical tribute."
An article from The New York Times about the shrinking international influence, economy, and population of Japan was reprinted in The Baltimore Sun and International Herald Tribune and included commentary by Hugh T. Patrick, Business, and Jagdish Bhagwati, Economics.
James D. Seymour, East Asian Institute, was quoted in a Cleveland Plain Dealer article about China's redevelopment of its western frontier.
Gary Sick, International Affairs, was quoted in Wall Street Journal Europe, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle articles about threats to the reform movement in Iran.
A Columbia study of the factors involved in Kosovo refugees being driven from their homeland was cited in a Investor's Business Daily.
Nano Seeber and John Armbruster, Lamont-Doherty, were reported by The New York Times and the Journal News to be part of a team of researchers that have traveled to Turkey to study geological effects of the recent earthquake. Seeber was quoted in The New York Times article, as he also was in a Hartford Courant article about the possibility of seismic activity in Connecticut.
Howard Andrews, Physicians and Surgeons, served as a statistical analyst in a Wall Street Journal article about the alarming number of weapons various cities are supplying to the streets by selling used police guns. He was also quoted in the article.
Vivian Berger, Law, was quoted in a New York Times article about the legality of police officers raiding the homes of parolees.
Research by Robert Y. Shapiro, Political Science and his associates at Research/ Strategy/Management Inc. that found that public mistrust of the media and the government was barring the way to successful reform of Social Security was reported in the Dallas Morning News.
H. Richard Uviller, Law, was quoted in an article about the number of judges who were both appointed to their positions by President Clinton and subsequently assigned to cases in which Clinton was implicated. This article appeared in the following newspapers: the Houston Chronicle, Oceanside North County Times, Orange County Register, Boston Sunday Globe, Sunday Enterprise, Sunday Tribune Review, Argus, Sunday Sports Times, Alameda Times-Star, Wilmington Sunday News Journal, Sunday Capital, San Jose Mercury News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Sunday Times, and the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
The Barnard and College of Physicians and Surgeons orientation programs which teach first-years how to be street smart in New York were featured in a New York Times article. Jane Finnegan, Barnard Security, Petra Tuomi, Barnard Public Relations, and Makiko Arima, a Barnard first-year, were quoted.
A Washington Post article about the appointment of Nobel laureate Baruch S. Blumberg as director of NASA's Institute of Astrobiology noted that he had graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dean David W. Leebron, Law, was quoted in a Fresno Bee article about excessive punitive damage awards.
Eben Moglen, Law, explained what the government's antitrust lawsuit against Bill Gates means in a society where technology is destiny in a Journal News article.
Vincent Blasi, Law, was quoted in a Washington Post article about a lawsuit in Virginia over whether the state government can restrict free speech on specialty license plates.
John Coffee, Law, was quoted in a Washington Post article about whether the "quiet period" SEC regulation for companies who have filed to sell stock actually exists, a Wall Street Journal article about a planned fourth-quarter ad blitz on television by Internet companies, a Los Angeles Times article about a woman who won a lawsuit against a weight-loss drug company, and a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the criminal charges that have been filed in the Valujet crash case.
Frank Lichtenberg, Economics, was quoted in a Baltimore Daily Record article about how an increase in layoffs is symptomatic of a healthy economy.
Regina Resick, Business, was quoted in a Newsday article about the trend among MBAs to seek work on the Internet instead of on Wall Street.
The Oklahoma City Journal Record reprinted an article from The New York Times about Columbia Business School and the recent trend among graduate schools to invest money in students starting up businesses.
Doug Brown, a student at the Business School, was quoted in a Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel article about MBA's who are exploring business opportunities in Cuba.
Glenn Hubbard, Business, was quoted in a article about the possible disadvantages of large mutual funds. This article was published in the following newspapers: the Atlantic City Press, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Mike Aho, Economics, was reported to be working with Bill Bradley on his presidential campaign in Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal articles.
Articles in the Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, and the Observer-Reporter that reported on the recent government report that found drug use had dropped among teenagers featured commentary by Joseph A. Califano, CASA. An article on the same study quoted Herbert Kleber, CASA. In related articles:
*The results of a CASA study that found children without a strong relationship with their father to be more likely to abuse drugs were published in The New York Times and Washington Post. Califano was quoted in both articles.
*The Washington Post cited other CASA studies in two articles that urged parents to be more honest with their children if they have used drugs.
*Andrew Hamid, Social Work, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article about growing popularity of the designer drug, GHB, among teenagers.
A Columbia study that discovered and tested a new drug that may limit the extent of brain damage after a stroke was reported the following newspapers: the Elkhart Truth, Manfield News Journal, Bridgeton News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Green Bay News-Chronicle, Westchester Daily Local News, Franklin Daily Journal, Hackensack Record, Kingman Daily Miner, Cherry Hill Courier-Post, Martinsville Reporter-Times, Miami Herald, Indianapolis News, Salem Evening News, Tampa Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Daily Freeman, Elk Grove Daily Herald, Ashland Times Gazette, Atlantic City Press, Prescott Daily Courier, Trenton Times, Fairfax Journal, Northern Virginia Daily, Carroll County Times, Bradenton Herald, Press Democrat, Potomac News, Fairfield Daily Republic, Contra Costa Times, Napa Valley Register, Stockton Record, Fresno Bee, Sunday Eagle-Tribune, Free Lance-Star, Pleasanton Valley Times, Citrus County Chronicle, Medina Gazette, Vacaville Reporter, Omaha World-Herald, Oakland Tribune, Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Tri-Valley Herald, San Ramon Valley Herald, Boulder Daily Camera, Hagerstown Morning Herald, Alameda Times-Star, San Francisco Examiner, News Sentinel, Ann Arbor News, Bloomington Herald-Times, Daily Reflector, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Greeley Tribune, Vallejo Times-Herald, Leavenworth Times, Haward Daily Review, Sonora Union Democrat, Lodi News-Sentinel, Modesto Bee, Fremont Argus, Cecil Whig, St. Petersburgh Times, Omaha World-Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Newport Daily News, San Mateo County Times, Mesa Tribune, North Jersey Herald and News, Greenfield Daily Reporter, Daytona Beach News Journal, Madison Courier, Seattle Times, Uniontown Herald-Standard, Crawfordsville Journal Review, Gary Post-Tribune, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Reading Times, Metro West Daily News, Manchester Union Leader, Reading Eagle, Marin Indepedent Journal, Vineland Daily Journal, Burlington Times-News, Denver Post, Frederick Post, Dallas Morning News, Columbus Republic, Hernando Today, Hamilton Spectator, Lakeland Ledger, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Saturday Free Press, Newark Star Ledger, Portsmouth Herald, Concord Monitor, Allentown Morning Call, Monroe Enquirer-Journal, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Oakland Press. David Pinsky, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted in all of the above articles.
Richard Brown, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted and pictured in a USA Today article about the benefits and drawbacks of the over-the-counter antidepressant SAM-e.
Henry Levin, Teachers College, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the privatization of public schools by education management groups.
In Newsday, it was announced that Amy Loewenberg, a graduate of Barnard and the School of Social Work, is the new director of programs for Lighthouse International in Queens, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to the visually impaired, helping them to break free from a life of dependence.
- An article in the Boston Globe reported that New York is becoming the most popular college town in America. It cited the decrease in crime rate in New York, the clean streets and "upscale" restaurants in college communities such as Morningside Heights, and the limitless opportunities for a wide range of experience which can be found in the city and at Columbia as some of the attractions for out-of-town students. It also spoke of President Rupp's decision to refer to Columbia by its full name (Columbia University in the City of New York) in 1993 as one of the earliest and key signs of New York's shift in popularity. Dean Chris Colombo, Student Affairs, and President Judith Shapiro, Barnard, were quoted.
- Columbia was also featured in a advertising supplement to The New York Times Magazine titled "New York: It's a Great College Town." Aliya Haider, CC '99, represented Columbia in this supplement, mentioning student activism and diversity as some of the reasons Columbia was the right school for her.
Stories included in the AUGUST 16, 1999 clip report:
- The New York Times published a feature article about Alfred Lerner Hall, its innovative architectural design and the features that will improve campus life for Columbia students. Trustee Alfred Lerner, Columbia College Dean Austin Quigley, and Architecture Dean Bernard Tschumi were quoted in the article. Other news about Columbia construction projects could be found in the Daily News, as it reported on the $25 million loan that has been approved for Columbia and other institutions to build a 300-room hotel in the vicinity of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
Newsday reported on the African-American Male Empowerment Summit that was sponsored in part by Columbia and held at Low Library. The article mentioned Manning Marable, African-American Studies, as an attendee. The Daily News also published an article about the summit.
The online version of The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article about Columbia's New Media Center for Education Publishing and its numerous projects. Kate Wittenberg, Columbia University Press, was quoted in the article.
Samuel G. Freedman, Journalism, wrote an editorial in the international edition of USA Today, in which he predicted the cultural and religious tensions that may be felt by American Jews due to the recent trend towards religious conservatism that has arisen in the Israeli parliament.
Karen Barkey, Sociology, wrote an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times in which she expounded upon the lessons the modern Turkish government can learn from the Ottomans in dealing with rebels.
R. Glenn Hubbard, Business, wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal about potential tax cuts, arguing that attention should be focused on reducing high marginal tax rates.
Robert G. O'Meally, English, reviewed Alyn Shipton's book, Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie, for The Washington Post.
A collection of essays by Arthur C. Danto, Philosophy, titled The Body/Body Problem was reviewed in The New York Times Book Review.
Wang Juntao, a student at the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences and a former Chinese political prisoner, wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times about the human rights violations that have occurred in China during the administration of Jiang Zemin, urging the United States to take appropriate measures against China.
The Miami Herald reported the recipients of the 1999 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for reporting on Latin America, prizes given by the School of Journalism. The Sacramento Bee reported that the Journalism School had issued a special citation to James McClatchy in conjunction with the Prizes.
An article in the San Francisco Chronicle-Examiner noted that Annie Nakao of the same newspaper had been honored recently by the School of Journalism for her reporting on race and ethnicity.
Dean Tom Goldstein, Journalism, was quoted in a New York Times article about a recent proposal by Steven Brill to have news organizations adopt guidelines that would respect the privacy of grieving families.
Alan F. Westin, Business, was quoted in a Newsday article about the frequent voluntary disclosure of private information on the Internet.
Law Dean David W. Leebron was quoted in a Oklahoma City Journal Record article about excessive punitive damage awards.
The Ventura County Sunday Star published an article about Robert Thurman, Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, his books, his relationship with the Dalai Lama, and the increasing popularity of Buddhism.
Andrew Nathan, International Affairs, was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article about the recent ban of the sect, Falun Gong, by the Chinese government.
Gary Sick, International Affairs, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about threats to the reform movement in Iran.
John Bresnan, International Affairs, was quoted in an International Herald Tribune article about the dim possibility of reform in the wake of the recent election in Indonesia.
A front-page New York Times article about the shrinking international influence, economy, and population of Japan included commentary by Hugh T. Patrick, Business, and Jagdish Bhagwati, Economics.
Michael E. Mauel, Physics, was quoted in an article that was reprinted from The New York Times in the Baltimore Sun about the future of hydrogen fusion.
The Christian Science Monitor published a profile of Brian Greene, Physics, following him from the classroom to a lecture at the Guggenheim, as he attempted to elucidate string theory. Newsday reported that Greene will appear on the new prime-time Nightline on ABC.
Matthew Gomper, Environmental Science, was quoted in a New York Times article about the dangers that may arise from the burgeoning nationwide population of coyotes.
Herbert S. Terrace, Psychology, was quoted in a New York Times article concerning aggression in animals and biological explanations for what might seem like affection in our pets.
Research that is still in progress at Columbia was cited in an article in the New York Times about the measures that may be taken by sufferers of depression for whom most medications prove ineffectual.
Alan Brinkley, History, was quoted in a Washington Post article about the role of pension plans and social policy.
A study partially researched by Robert Y. Shapiro, Political Science, was referred to in a Washington Post article about why no real steps have been taken to reform Social Security.
Recent statements by Edward Said, English, were referred to in a Dallas Morning News article that argued against obscurity in scholarly writing. Said was also mentioned in a New York Times article that cited his book "Orientalism" as it explored the tangled and highly-disputed history of the Balkans. Karen Barkey, Sociology, was quoted in this article.
The performance of Mykola Suk at a chamber music festival in Florida was reviewed in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Eli Ginzberg, Business, was quoted in an Orange County Register article about for-profit health-care providers.
John C. Coffee, Law, was quoted in a New York Times article about the doubtful future of the New York Stock Exchange. Coffee was also quoted in The Los Angeles Times in an article about a class-action case against the tobacco industry in Florida and in an article about a federal appeals court decision to allow some degree of protection to high-tech companies from securities fraud lawsuits.
The Dallas Morning News noted that Lynn Hubbard, Business, is on the team of economic consultants that have been enlisted by George W. Bush for his presidential campaign.
Richard Uviller, Law, was quoted in a New York Post article about Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, Morgenthau's turning 80, and his plans to remain District Attorney for an incredibly indefinite period of time.
Carol Sanger, Law, contributed commentary to a Bergen Record article about the legal fate of a baby who was mistakenly implanted as an embryo in the wrong woman. Sanger also wrote an article for the Philadelphia Inquirer in which she argued against a bill that is currently pending in the New Jersey state legislature that would require parental notification for teens who want to have abortions.
A Washington Post article that was reprinted in the Houston Chronicle about the rising popularity of oral sex among middle-school students quoted Peter Bearman, Sociology.
"New Wars, New Correspondents," an article written by Stacy Sullivan, SIPA '95, for the Media Studies Journal, was referred to in a Longmont Daily Times-Call article about the disorganization of the media effort in Bosnia.
Randall Balmer, Barnard, was quoted in a Journal News article about the movement towards ecumenism among American Christians.
John McLaren, Economics, was among the economists who signed an open letter in the London Financial Times that outlined the qualities and qualifications the next director general of the World Trade Organization will need to have.
Michael Dorf, Law, was quoted in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Herald Bulletin article about the generally uninspired majority opinion writing of the Supreme Court.
Miriam Hoffman, Germanic Languages, was consulted in a "Talk of the Town" debate in The New York Times over the difference between a "schlemiel" and a "schlimazel."
According to the Boston Globe, Patricia Williams, Law, was among those in attendance at a dinner and lecture at Harvard's Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue; Anna Deavere Smith was the speaker.
A study conducted by David Shaffer, Physicians and Surgeons, about teenage suicide was cited in a Cleveland Plain Dealer article that probed the possible psychological reasons for violence among children. Another suicide study by J. John Mann and Victoria Arango, both of Physicians and Surgeons, was also cited.
Research released by the National Center for Children in Poverty was reported in the Stamford Sunday Advocate and the Greenwich Time.
Ann Douglas, English, wrote an autobiographical essay for the August issue of Vogue in which she chronicled her struggle with alcoholism. This essay was admired and excerpted in Liz Smith's gossip column in the New York Post.
A Columbia study that discovered and tested a new drug that may limit the extent of brain damage after a stroke was reported in U.S. News and World Report and the following newspapers: The New York Times, Newsday, the Washington Times, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, San Bernardino County Sun, Beaver County Times, Marion Chronicle-Tribune, Evansville Courier & Press, Star Press, Indianapolis Star, Patriot Ledger, Los Angeles Daily News, Macomb Daily, San Jose Mercury News, Tribune Review, and Gadsen Times. David Pinsky, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted in all of the above articles.
Louis Z. Cooper, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted in an article about the dangers of mercury in vaccines and the necessity of removing it completely in the future that appeared in the following newspapers: USA Today, the Denver Post, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dayton Daily News, Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger, Washington Post, Press-Enterprise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Daily Southtown, and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Cooper was also quoted in a Newsday article about a rotavirus vaccine that may be causing serious illnesses in children.
The Westsider published an article about Sumner Rosen, Social Work, and his development of the Five Borough Institute, a think tank that specializes in protecting the needs and rights of local workers.
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg was noted as a graduate of Columbia Law School in articles appearing in the Vancouver Province and Newsweek.
The New York Times published an article about Columbia Business School and the recent trend among graduate schools to invest money in students starting up businesses.
A New Yorker article about "physical geniuses" among surgeons and athletes mentioned Don Quest, Physicians and Surgeons.
An article was written in The New York Times about David Sulzer, Physicians and Surgeons, and his secret life as David Soldier, downtown composer and musician.
Mark V. Sauer, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted in a New Yorker article about young educated women selling their eggs to support themselves through college. The Columbia Spectator was mentioned as publishing advertisements for egg-donation, and a Columbia Law Student was featured under the alias of Cindy Schiller.
Lisa Cohn, Physicians and Surgeons, contributed commentary to an article about flavanoids and what it takes to maintain a healthy diet that appeared in the following newspapers: the Danbury News-Times, Eagle Tribune, Daily Ledger, and Daily Gazette.
Peter Holt, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted in a Washington Post article about the findings of a calcium summit sponsored by the National Dairy Council.
Richard Brown, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted in articles about the benefits and drawbacks of the over-the-counter antidepressant SAM-e which appeared in the Times & Post-Intelligencer, Bergen Record, Oakland Press, and New York Post.
A Columbia research study was cited in a Newsday article about the links between race, income, and asthma.
A study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse was cited in Los Angeles Times and Houston Chronicle articles about using treatment programs for drug offenders in favor of sending them to prison.
Joseph Califano, CASA, was quoted in articles about the dangers legalized marijuana would pose to young people which appeared in the following newspapers: Today's News Herald, Shelbyville News, Springfield Union-News, Indianapolis News, Chesterton Tribune, Noblesville Daily Ledger, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Journal, Wilmington News Journal, and Miami Herald
Marianne Legato, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the general reluctance of men to see their doctors.
Robin Goland, Physicians and Surgeons, was quoted in a Newsweek article about how America is not nearly as physically fit as it thinks itself.
The Daily Washington Law Reporter reported that Donald J. Rapson, a Law School alumnus, has received The American Law Institute's John Minor Wisdom Award.
The Journal News reported the members of their community that have graduated from graduate programs at Columbia, while The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains and Danbury News-Times reported the members of their communities that have made the dean's list at Columbia.
The New York Times published an obituary of Kelvin Lancaster, John Bates Clark Professor of Economics. Jagdish Bhagwati, Economics, was quoted. The New York Times also published the obituary of Bernard E. Simon, an alumnus of both Columbia College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, who was among a group of American plastic surgeons who donated their services to help the "Hiroshima Maidens,"women who were disfigured in the bombing of Hiroshima.