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June 2012 Highlights
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This Year's Graduates Include Record Number of VeteransNot Just Books on the Shelves


A tragic queen's gloves, Moby Dick dinnerware and other unique artifacts are included among the diverse collections in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Columbia in the Headlines
Grazing in the Stacks of Academe
The New York Times, June 26

Columbia's Fastest Runs for London
The Wall Street Journal, June 25

Unafraid of Aging
The New York Times, June 25

Statins Similarly Effective in Men and Women
Reuters, June 25

Heart Attack Survivors May Develop PTSD
The New York Times, June 20

Prof. Tim Wu: Free Speech for Computers?
The New York Times, June 19

Prof. Stuart Firestein Examines How Ignorance Drives Science
The New York Times, June 18
Joseph Stiglitz
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz Points Out the Price of Inequalityvideo
In his new book, the University Professor and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought explains how the growing income divide threatens our whole economy, including the rich. Forward
Virginia Cornish
Virginia Cornish Chemically Engineers Yeast to Detect Cholera
The professor of chemistry is engineering a simple test that can be used anywhere to detect cholera-causing bacteria in water supplies or among those potentially infected. Forward
Bridge program participants for 2011-2012, back row, left to right: Claribel Nuñez, Juliana Agudelo, Steven Mohammed, Carlos Garcia. Front row, left to right: Kirsten Frazer, Corey Perez, Erick Andrade, John Pamplin II, Evan Hamilton, Raven Harris
Bridging the Gap to Ph.D. Programs in Natural Sciences
Columbia's Bridge to the Ph.D. Program encourages underrepresented minority students studying natural sciences to pursue doctorates and academic careers in these fields. Forward
Daniel Hillel
Earth Institute Scientist Awarded World Food Prize
Adjunct Senior Scientist Daniel Hillel received the prestigious award for his work on water-saving irrigation methods that have increased crop production on arid lands in 30 countries. Forward
L-R: Carmen Rodriguez; Gloria Farber; and Maricela Garcia, with Columbia Head Start children
Head Start Program in Washington Heights Moves to New Location
Columbia Head Start has brand-new space for its mission to support healthy early childhood development among low-income families in the Upper Manhattan community. Forward

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