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(June 28, 2001)
Are We in the Midst of a Revolution in the News?
There is a lot of talk about revolution, but not everyone is convinced. In the short-term, it is a new phase characterized by a more competitive environment that is breeding more sensational news. -- James Carey, CBS Professor of International Journalism
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(June 20, 2001)
Robin Goland Discusses the Burgeoning of Adult Diabetes in Younger and Younger Patients
An alarming rise in the diagnosis of adult-type diabetes, the most common form of diabetes in which insulin is actually present in the body but not working normally, is being made in children, adolescents, and young men and women. -- Robin Goland, Irving Associate Professor of Medicine
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(May 24, 2001)
Can New York City Become a Biosphere Reserve?
One of the issues examined at The International Conference on Biodiversity and Society, held in Low Library, was whether mega-cities, such as New York and Rome, can receive the UNESCO designation of being a biosphere reserve, which would lead to research funding on environmental issues. Such designation may be necessary if these cities are to remain viable in the 21st century. -- Cynthia Rosenzweig, Columbia University/NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
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(May 24, 2001)
Barron Lerner Discusses Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment
The three wars against breast cancer: doctors aggressively fighting the disease, patients insisting on making their own decisions, and researchers confronting the uncertainties of statistical knowledge. -- Barron Lerner, associate professor of medicine and author of a new social and cultural history "The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America" (Oxford, 2001)
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(May 14, 2001)
Christine Alfsen-Norodom Discusses May 22 to 25 Biodiversity Conference on Sustainability in New York, Cambodia and Elsewhere
How do humans live with and shape the environment? Can New York be the first mega-city-biosphere reserve? -- Christine Alfsen-Norodom, conference coordinator, International Conference on Biodiversity and Society
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For more information on the May 22 to 25 conference, click here
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(May 1, 2001)
Computers An Energy Drain
Since 1980, the consumption of electricity has been increasing at 5 to 6 percent a year. Almost all of that can be traced to computer usage. -- Roger Anderson, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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(April 20, 2001)
After Fresh Kills Closes
A Columbia team is studying the technical and policy issues concerning how New York City will dispose of its trash after the Fresh Kills landfill closes -- Steven Cohen, Public Policy
For information on related Columbia Earth Institute lectures click here
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(April 11, 2001)
Decreasing Cancer Mortality
Public awareness of the disease, avoiding risks, early screenings and new treatments have led to a dramatic decline in cancer mortality rates. -- Karen Antman, Medicine
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(March 30, 2001)
Studying the Changing Hudson River
Ten thousand years ago the Hudson River looked like a Scandinavian fjord, but global climate change and human activity have changed the depth and flow of the river. Robin Bell, Lamont Doherty
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(March 28, 2001)
Dean Mary Mundinger: Primary Care a Promising Field for Advanced Practice Nurses
With special skills and a changing, more empowered patient base, advanced practice nurses should find primary care a promising field. Mary Mundinger, Dean, School of Nursing
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