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April 2013 Highlights
Engineering Professor Vijay Modi’s interactive map of New York City energy consumption From Big Data to Big Ideas
Hundreds of students, faculty, industry leaders and tech visionaries gathered for an inaugural symposium sponsored by Columbia’s new interdisciplinary Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. Read More
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Sediment cores (detail)Plumbing the Depths

At the Lamont campus, sediment cores from beneath every major ocean and sea are used to study Earth’s environmental history.

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Victor Navasky, as drawn by illustrator Edward SorelThe Art of Controversy videophotos
In his new book, journalism professor and longtime magazine editor Victor Navasky explores the enduring power of political cartoons from the 16th century to the present. Read More
Professor Olatunde Johnson (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University) Constitutional Questions Video
With experience in Washington and scholarly expertise in constitutional law, Professor Olatunde Johnson discusses recent clashes between the executive and legislative branches.  Olatunde Johnson
Global mapping of cancer gene expression Starving Tumors
Medical Center researchers have identified hundreds of alterations and potential drug targets that could cut off a cancer tumor’s fuel supply or interfere with its growth.  
During Europe’s 2003 heat wave, July temperatures in France were as much as 18 degrees F hotter than in 2001. (NASA)Record Warmth in Earth’s Climate
Columbia researchers found that between 1971 and 2000—a period that reversed a natural cooling trend—Earth’s temperature reached historic highs not seen in the last 1,400 years. Read More

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