Columbia University Newsletter
January 2011 Highlights
The Record
A diagram of social networking in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park created by software developed by David Elson, a Ph.D. candidate in computational linguistics who is interested in using technology to shed light on narrativeSocial Networking in the Age of Austen

 

A computer science grad student, his advisor and a literature professor use computers to analyze literary classics.

Columbia in the Headlines
Stiglitz Discusses U.S. Economy at Davos
Bloomberg News, Jan. 26

The Story Behind Cancer
PBS NewsHour, Jan. 25

Pres. Bollinger: The Global Threat to Press Freedom
Foreign Policy, Jan. 21

Health Lags in Haiti One Year After the Earthquake
Scientific American, Jan. 12

Perfecting Animation, via Science
The New York Times, Dec. 29
Faculty Provide Insights on the Science and Politics of Global Warming
TOP STORY
Faculty Provide Insights on the Science and Politics of Global Warmingvideo
Columbia researchers have long played a pioneering role in climate science and are informing the public debate on how to respond to global warming. Forward
 
Columbia's Low Library (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
ON CAMPUS
Jazz Performance Program Connects Students With Core Curriculumvideo
On stage and in class: Columbia's growing band of jazz performers major in everything from pre-med and pre-law to philosophy, economics and English. Forward
 
Bloomberg Launches NYC Urban Tech Center Based at Columbia
NEW YORK STORIES
Bloomberg Launches NYC Urban Tech Center Based at Columbiavideo
The Mayor came to campus to announce the NYC Urban Technology Innovation Center, a city partnership with local engineering schools aimed at developing green building technologies. Forward
 
An artery with complex atherosclerosis (Image credit: Nephron, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)
RESEARCH
Researchers Find Specific Bacteria May Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke
Researchers at the College of Dental Medicine have identified specific bacteria that may have a key role in atherosclerosis, commonly referred to as "hardening of the arteries." Forward

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