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  August 2014 Highlights  
 
 
Students working in the lab
 
 
  Zuckerman Institute Introduces Local High School Students to Brain Research  
  This summer, 19 New York City high school students worked in laboratories at the Medical Center side-by-side with some of the world’s leading neuroscientists, honing their skills as a future generation of brain researchers. The BRAINYAC program is one of several Zuckerman Institute outreach efforts to expand public understanding of neuroscience in our local community. read more »  
 
  President Bollinger Appoints Amale Andraos Dean of Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
An internationally respected practitioner and a professor at the school since 2011, Andraos is an expert in urbanism, globalization and deepening the connection of architecture to environmental and social concerns.
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  Neuroscientist Carl Hart’s Memoir High Price Wins PEN Literary Award
The psychology professor was honored with the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for his book, which traces his path from an impoverished Miami neighborhood to an academic career focused on generating novel insights about illegal drug use and the efficacy of the nation's anti-drug policies. 
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  Captain Robinson hugging his daughterFootball Freshmen Run First Play: Serving the Community 
Columbia’s new football players spent their first summer in New York City working with local non-profit groups and on campus as part of a unique service-learning program. Head coach Pete Mangurian wants his recruits to step out of their comfort zones and grow not just as a team, but as active members of an urban university community. 
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  Daniel Ames: the Mind Reader at the Negotiating Table
Ames specializes in the inferences that we make about what other people think — as well as in self-awareness and how people form impressions. Mastering these skills is at the root of effective leadership, he says, and each year, almost 1,000 M.B.A. students enroll in his elective on negotiating. 
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  At the Wallach Art Gallery - Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey  
 
  Columbia in the News  
   
  High-schoolers Get Taste of STEM-related Careers During Summer 'HYPOTHEkids' Program  
  New York Daily News, Aug 26  
 
  The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much  
  NPR, Aug 22  
 
  Study Finds That Brains With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses as They Develop  
  The New York Times, Aug 21  
 
  Researchers: Centuries-old Ship at NYC Ground Zero Likely From Philadelphia  
  CNN, Aug 6  
 
  Plato and the Promise of College  
  The New York Times, Aug 4  
 
  New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins On The Way We Create And Consume Content Now  
  Fast Company, July 24  
 
   
 
 
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