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Vassar College and Columbia University have established a partnership for a Master’s Degree in public health.


Columbia University is moving ahead with the second round of a scholarship program for displaced Syrian students.

For many today, retirement and the leisure said to accompany it have become vestiges of a slower, long‑lost time. In a world where the sense of identity is tied to work and careers, to stop working often is to become nobody.

In this "Last Works: Lessons in Leaving," Mark C. Taylor explores the final reflections of writers and thinkers from Kierkegaard to David Foster Wallace. How did they either face or avoid ending and leaving? What do their lessons in ending teach us about living in the time that remains for us?

Mark C. Taylor is professor of religion at Columbia University and a frequent contributor to the New York Times and NPR.

  The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this year. The largest non-for-profit theatre company in America, Roundabout has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted supermarket basement to operating five stages on and off Broadway.

Education at Roundabout is a branch of the organization that connects with students and teachers through customized school partnerships, residency programs, mentorships and workshops, internships, apprenticeships, backstage tours, talkbacks and pre-show workshops. For each Roundabout production, Education also creates Upstage guides, which include interviews, contextual information, teacher resources and activities, and presents a post-show Lecture Series -- reaching 22,000 students and teachers each year.

Jennifer DiBella is the Director of Education at Roundabout.

Education at Roundabout’s 6th Annual Student Theatre Arts Festival will take place on May 16th.

Dr. Brian Fallon, Director of the Tick-Borne Disease Research Center at Columbia University, will be speaking on Friday at 7pm at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, NY presented by The Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Brian Fallon is internationally renowned for his work on the neurologic and neuropsychiatric aspects of Lyme disease. Dr. Fallon’s work has also included diagnostics and treatment studies. The Columbia University Tick-borne Disease Research Center was established as the first academic research center in the country to focus multi disciplinary research on chronic Lyme disease.

  In our series, Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities we check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we welcome NY Humanities and James Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. James joins us to discuss Shakespeare’s Shakespeare's legacy and how he has been read in America.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Cornelia Class of Columbia University explains the importance of rare earth elements in the manufacture of electronics.

Cornelia Class is an associate research professor of geochemistry at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory where her research interests include solid Earth geochemistry and dynamics. Her work attempts to understand the past and present geology of the Earth’s mantle. She earned her Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Geochemistry in Mainz, Germany.

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In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Einat Lev of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University describes her research into the properties of flowing lava. 

Einat Lev is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University’s  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.  She works on the Lava Project in conjunction with Bob Wysocki and Jeff Karson at Syracuse University. She earned her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Maria Uriarte of Columbia University’s Earth Institute examines the use of fire as an agricultural tool in South America.

Maria Uriarte is a forest ecologist in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Her lab examines forest ecological dynamics in response to natural disturbances and human land use.  Her current projects include an examination of the use of fire as an agricultural tool in the Amazon basin. She holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Juhl of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory explains why when it comes to pollution, the extremes are more important than the mean. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dorothy Peteet of Columbia University reveals what the Hudson River has to say about the climate of the past. 

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NEW CITY – Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin teaches at Columbia University and Columbia School of Social Work. Rockland County Legislator Edward Day, a former police officer, called for her termination.

Boudin was a member of the gang that ambushed a Brink's armored truck in Nyack in 1981, killing two police officers and a Brink's guard.

Day, who is a parent of a Columbia student, and a candidate for Rockland County executive, said Boudin, now 69, should not have been paroled in 2003 and should not be educating students. She is an adjunct professor.

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In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stephanie Pfirman of Columbia University explains the importance of the geographic area destined to be the last refuge for year-round Arctic sea ice.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Bärbel Hönisch of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory reveals how rising levels of CO2 are not only warming the atmosphere, but accelerating the acidification of the oceans as well.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nancy Kiang of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explains a recent discovery that hints at the potential color of extraterrestrial plant life.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ruth DeFries of Columbia University reveals what we can learn about how humans have altered the landscape when we view the Earth from above.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Prabhjot Singh of Columbia University’s Earth Institute examines how practices introduced in the developing world could improve the efficiency of the healthcare system in the developed world.