Columbia News  
  September 2013 Highlights  
 
 
Mark Hansen
 
 
  Cracking Journalism’s Digital Code  
  As the news business continues to change, Columbia Journalism School has pursued its own digital transition in its teaching and research. Brown Institute for Media Innovation director Mark Hansen is one of the faculty members working to forge new connections between journalism, computer engineering and data science.  read more »  
 
  increased RbAp48 in the dentate gyrus New Study Identifies Major Cause of Age-Related Memory Loss
A new study by Medical Center neuroscientists has found a specific protein deficiency can cause age-related memory loss that is distinct from Alzheimer’s – and offers strong evidence that such memory loss may itself be reversible. read more »
 
 
  Edith Piaf singing at the Maison Française, November 16, 1947.
Maison Française Turns 100
The Maison Française was established in 1913 as Columbia was becoming truly global in its reach. Today this academic and cultural center, which is celebrating its centennial with an array of programs, doesn’t just focus on France, but the entire French-speaking world. read more »
 
 
  Associate Dean for Research Elaine Larso A Proven Path to Preventing Infection
You probably think you know how to wash your hands, but Elaine Larson could tell you for sure. Larson, an infectious disease expert at the Mailman School of Public Health, who has published more than 200 papers on hand hygiene, has pioneered successful efforts to reduce the spread of infection. read more »
 
 
  Dewey with a bust by Jacob Epstein Columbia’s ‘Brightest Star’ in Philosophy
In his new book, Professor Philip Kitcher makes the case for reconsidering the importance of a Columbia philosophy professor whose stature extended well beyond campus–John Dewey, once considered America’s leading liberal thinker and exponent of pragmatism. read more »
 
 
  Columbia in the News  
   
 
  Prof. Michael Woodford’s Theories Embraced by Key Central Banks  
  Bloomberg BusinessWeek, September 9  
 
  Maison Française Centennial: When Sartre and Camus Met Hoover’s G-Men  
  The New York Times, September 8  
 
  Prof. Eric Kandel: The New Science of Mind  
  The New York Times, September 6  
 
  Study Finds Future Storms May Be Less Likely to Follow Sandy’s Path  
  CBS News, September 2  
 
  Prof. John McWhorter: A Better Way to Honor Dr. King’s Dream  
  The Wall Street Journal, August 27  
 
  Prof. Edmund Phelps: Love Your Job? Thank Your Country
  
  Bloomberg, August 18  
 
   
 
 
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