Columbia University Newsletter
November 2011 Highlights
Kelly Posner and Jeffrey LiebermanRating Scale Predicts Suicide Attempts


Professor Kelly Posner led a team from Columbia University Medical Center in developing a tool that successfully predicts suicidal intent and guides intervention.

Columbia in the Headlines
H.F. 'Gerry' Lenfest and his wife Marguerite at the Hamilton Medal dinner (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
Gerry Lenfest Pledges $30 Million to Fund Arts Center in Manhattanville
Trustee H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, one of Columbia's most generous donors, has pledged $30 million to support the construction of a new multi-arts venue on the Manhattanville campus. Forward
Jane Waldfogel
Professor Jane Waldfogel Analyzes the Divide Between Rich and Poor
Jane Waldfogel, professor at the School of Social Work, examines issues of poverty, inequality and social mobility, focusing on how public policies affect children and families. Forward
Family in Airshaft, 1910s (Image credit: Jessie Tarbox Beals)
At the Wallach Gallery: Documentary Photography of Social Reformvideo
A new exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery explores how 19th- and early 20th-century social welfare organizations documented and sought to alleviate the plight of the urban poor. Forward
Kartik Chandran (Image credit: Eileen Barroso)
Professor Kartik Chandran Imagines the Limitless Potential of Sewage
Kartik Chandran, an associate professor of earth and environmental engineering, studies how to improve wastewater treatment and extract energy from sewage. Forward
A look at the clean construction program in Manhattanville
Columbia Implements Manhattanville Clean Construction Program
University Facilities has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund to make construction on the new campus a model for low-emissions, low-noise, "green" building techniques. Forward

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