Columbia University Newsletter
March 2011 Highlights
The Record
Brian GreeneFaculty Q&A: Professor Brian Greene

 

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene's new book explores whether there are other universes beyond ours.

Columbia in the Headlines
Prof. Robert Barnett: China and the Dalai Lama
Foreign Policy, March 21

Tim Wu on Saving the Internet
Chronicle of Higher Education, March 20

Japan Quake's Global Impact
WNYC Radio, March 15

History Stars in the House
The Wall Street Journal, March 14

Dr. David Brenner on Radiation Risk in Japan
The New York Times, March 13

Film Prof. Eric Mendelsohn's Newest Look at Suburbia
The New York Times, March 4

Researcher Robin Bell's Antarctic Ice Discovery
NPR, March 4
Jeanette Takamura (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
TOP STORY
Responding to Japan
School of Social Work dean Jeanette Takamura, in Tokyo during the March 11 earthquake, recounts Japanese resilience, while Columbia experts provide insight on the disaster. Forward
 
Amber Miller (Image credit: Diane Bondareff)
ON CAMPUS
Physics Professor Amber Miller Appointed New Dean of Sciencevideo
The new Dean of Science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is leading a research team whose balloon-borne telescope will take "baby pictures of the universe" from the stratosphere. Forward
 
IBM's Watson computer system competes against Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. (Image credit: IBM)
RESEARCH
Columbia Doctors Test Watson Computer's Ability to Diagnose Illness
Professor Herbert Chase and the Department of Biomedical Informatics are working with IBM to retrofit Watson, the Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer, to help physicians. Forward
 
Program Reduces Hospital Visits for Local Preschoolers With Asthma
NEW YORK STORIES
Program Reduces Hospital Visits for Local Preschoolers With Asthma
Columbia's Asthma Basics for Children program, established by the Mailman School of Public Health, provides asthma management resources designed for parents of preschool children. Forward
 
Hassan Abbas (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
GLOBAL
Scholar Says Pakistan's Police, Not Military, Is Key to Fighting Terrorism
SIPA professor Hassan Abbas has developed a plan to reform his country's weak police system which, he argues, would be more effective than the military at curtailing violent groups. Forward

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