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(April 03, 2000)
Ronald A. Feldman: Juvenile Violence

Training parents in violence prevention and having mental health or social workers in schools could help reduce the mounting problem of violent juvenile crime. -- Dean Ronald A. Feldman, School of Social Work
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(March 21, 2000)
Steven Solnick -- Deepening Mistrust Toward West By Russians as Presidential Vote Nears for Likely Winner, Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is the likely winner in Sunday's presidential election in Russia. The former spy knows the West well but will come to power at a time of poisoned relations between the former superpower and the West, according to Professor Steven Solnick, an authority on contemporary Russian politics -- Steven Solnick, Professor of Political Science and member, Harriman Institute
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(March 17, 2000)
Peter Awn -- Pope's Trip

The historic trip of Pope John Paul II to the Middle East holds special significance for Catholics and Jews -- Peter Awn, Professor of Religion and Dean, School of General Studies
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(March 10, 2000)
Wallace S. Broecker -- Biosphere 2

Scientists are using Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Ariz. to model how the earth's ecosystems will be affected by increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. -- Wallace S. Broecker, Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
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(March 03, 2000)
Richard Garfield -- Iraqi Sanctions
The rate of infant mortality in Iraq has doubled during the period of UN sanctions, and UN Program Director Hans von Sponeck has resigned in protest. -- Richard Garfield, School of Nursing
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(Feb 25, 2000)
Grace Christ Examines How Children Deal With Grief
How do children cope with the death of a parent? According to a Columbia's Grace Christ, who has written a new book based on groundbreaking research on cancer patients and their families, children, contrary to common views, are neither irrevocably damaged nor resilient and bounce back from the experience. Like adults, children need help to survive the grieving process.
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(Feb. 21, 2000)
Ester Fuchs -- The mayoral race
Rudy Giuliani won the last mayor's race with votes from only 14 percent of the city's voting population. As the field of candidates forms for the next mayoral race, there is an opportunity for one or more candidate to create a more inclusive voter/governing base. -- Ester Fuchs, director, Center for Urban Research & Policy.
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(Feb. 07, 2000)
Kristin Linklater: Acting, A Verbal Art
Theater is a verbal art and needs emotional veracity to come alive. A world renowned voice teacher, Kristin Linklater of the Theater Division discusses the centrality of voice training for actors and demonstrates her training techniques.
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(Jan. 31, 2000)
Robert O'Meally: Jazz and American Culture
Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and other jazz greats produced an original American sound based on spontaneity and improvisation. Their contribution is the focus of a new area of study at Columbia, the Center for Jazz Studies, founded by Robert O'Meally, the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of American Literature.
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(Jan. 20, 2000)
Michael Crow: Useful Science
"Because we can do it" is not a good enough rationale to spend billions of dollars to fund scientific research projects. Research funding should target national biomedical, social, economic and environmental goals. -- Michael Crow, Executive Vice Provost
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