Columbia University Newsletter
Summer 2011 Highlights
Betsy Sparrow
TOP STORY
Study Finds That Memory Works Differently in the Age of Googlevideo
The rise of Internet search engines like Google has changed the way our brain remembers information, according to research by Columbia psychologist Betsy Sparrow. Forward
 
Archaeologist Unearths 19th-Century Village Beneath Central Park
NEW YORK STORIES
Archaeologist Unearths 19th-Century Village Beneath Central Parkvideo
Professor Nan Rothschild is leading a team studying remnants of Seneca Village, an early African American community in New York City. Forward
 
In this illustration, light hits Kocaman's and Wong's specially engineered material without leaving a trace. The actual material is no thicker than one hundredth of the diameter of a strand of hair.
RESEARCH
Engineers Develop Material That Could Speed Telecommunications
Columbia engineers have shown that light can travel on an artificial material without leaving a trace, technology with applications from the military to telecommunications. Forward
 
Beneath Bangladesh: Researchers Examine Earthquake Risk
GLOBAL
Beneath Bangladesh: Researchers Examine Earthquake Riskvideo
Seismologists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are assessing the threat of earthquakes in the most crowded place on the planet. Forward
 
Melissa Smey
ON CAMPUS
Miller Theatre Director Melissa Smey Appointed to Lead Arts Initiative
President Lee C. Bollinger announced the appointment of Miller Theatre director Melissa Smey as executive director of Columbia's Arts Initiative, effective immediately. Forward

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