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Four students save lives with the help of Columbia University's naloxone training program

In the span of about six months, four students attending different schools at Columbia University have saved the lives of four people across New York City whom they previously had never met. All four student had attended opioid overdose prevention sessions at the university. At the sessions, they had received kits that contained the life-saving naloxone nasal spray capable of reversing an opioid overdose.
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A First-of-its-Kind Library of Potential Coronavirus Drugs, Built at Columbia University, Funded by China’s Richest Person

If our experience with coronaviruses in the past few decades has taught us anything, it’s that outbreaks are inevitable, no matter what we do. You don’t have to look further than the fact that COVID-19 is the third coronavirus epidemic to affect human populations in 20 years, after severe acute respiratory syndromes (SARS) in 2003 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012. Coronaviruses make their homes in a variety of animal hosts, from bats to cats, dogs to camels, and it’s just...
Tags: News, China, Uncategorized, Middle East, Columbia University, Infectious Disease, Columbia, Ho, David Ho, COVID-19, COVID, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Jack Ma Ho


The Terrifying Reality of Trump’s Coronavirus Promise

As U.S. officials worked to shatter international records by sending a vaccine for the new, deadly coronavirus to phase one clinical trials, they also urged Americans to prepare for the worst.Meanwhile, experts poked new holes in the federal response so far to an illness that appeared to be on the cusp of a major national outbreak.There were 57 total confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States at last count on Tuesday morning, according to Nancy Messonnier, director of the...
Tags: South Korea, Milan, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, Boston, Rome, United States, Italy, Columbia University, State Department, Venice, Donald Trump


With Liberty and Two-Track Justice for All

‘Equal Justice Under Law.”What a joke!Those four stirring words, chiseled into the marble atop the U.S. Supreme Court’s portico, were transformed into a punchline Thursday. That statement in stone is now the legal equivalent of a cream pie tossed in Shemp’s face, in a vintage Three Stooges comedy short.U.S. district judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced President Donald J. Trump’s friend and informal adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison for witness tampering, obstruction of ...
Tags: Florida, News, Justice, Maryland, Washington Post, Washington, Russia, America, Cisco, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Daniels, Columbia University, State Department


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sees More Than One Tragedy In The Death Of Tessa Majors

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the latest lawmaker to speak out on the tragic death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors. During a Town Hall in Queens, NY on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez addressed Majors’ stabbing murder in Morningside Park in December. Following the arrests of suspects 13-year-old Zyairr Davis, 14-year-old Rashaun Weaver, and 14-year-old Luchiano Lewis, the Congresswoman called the death a “tragedy on multiple levels.” The latter of the two suspects have also been indicte...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Columbia University, Aoc, Queens NY, West 116th Street, Barnard College, Morningside Drive, Morningside Park, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Mount Sinai St Luke 's Hospital, Tessa Majors, Rashaun Weaver


Columbia team discovers new way to control the phase of light using 2D materials

A Columbia University team, led by Michal Lipson, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, announced that they have discovered a new way to control the phase of light using 2D materials -- atomically thin materials, ? 0.8 nanometer, or 1/100,000 the size of a human hair -- without changing its amplitude, at extremely low electrical power dissipation.
Tags: Science, Columbia University, Columbia, Columbia Engineering, Michal Lipson Eugene Higgins


As President Trump Heads to India, the U.S. Struggles to Forge a Trade Deal Between the Two Countries

(WASHINGTON) — American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people. Looks like they’ll have to wait. Talks between the Trump administration and New Delhi, intended to forge at least a modest deal in time for President Donald Trump’s visit that begins Monday, appear to have fizzled. Barring some last-minute dramatics — always possible with the Trump White House — a U...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, White House, China, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, America, United States, Asia Pacific, Trade, Pacific Rim, International Monetary Fund, Columbia University, Donald Trump


Evelyn Yang says Columbia University and New York DA 'grossly mishandled' case of OB-GYN she accuses of sexual assault

Evelyn Yang, whose appearance on CNN last month to share her story of alleged sex assault at the hands of a former Columbia University gynecologist spurred a cascade of new accusers against the same doctor, applauded the Manhattan District Attorney's announcement that it plans to investigate the new claims, but said the DA and university must be held to account as well.
Tags: New York, Cnn, Columbia University, OB GYN, Manhattan District Attorney, Evelyn Yang


Manhattan DA's office investigating new assault allegations against former OB-GYN

The Manhattan District Attorney's office has opened a new inquiry into a former Columbia University gynecologist Robert Hadden -- who lost his license after pleading guilty to forcible touching and sex-abuse charges four years ago but didn't go to prison -- after a string of new allegations surfaced.
Tags: News, Stories, Manhattan, Columbia University, OB GYN, Robert Hadden


Manhattan DA's office investigating new assault allegations against former Columbia OB-GYN

The Manhattan District Attorney's office has opened a new inquiry into a former Columbia University gynecologist Robert Hadden -- who lost his license after pleading guilty to forcible touching and sex-abuse charges four years ago but didn't go to prison -- after a string of new allegations surfaced.
Tags: Cnn, Manhattan, Columbia University, Robert Hadden, Columbia OB GYN


Gynecologist Spared Prison in ’16 Sex-Crime Plea Faces New Inquiry

Criticism of the sentence grew after Evelyn Yang, the wife of a former presidential candidate, said the doctor had sexually assaulted her in 2012.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, Columbia University, Vance, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cyrus R Jr, Robert A, Manhattan (NYC, Hadden, MeToo Movement, Evelyn Yang


Columbia teams receive $2.1 million grant to find potential antiviral drugs for 2019-nCoV

Four research teams at Columbia University will share a $2.1 million grant to mount an aggressive effort to identify potential antiviral drugs and antibodies for use against the new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV.
Tags: Health, Columbia University, Columbia


Codecademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?

Codecademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company while still a Columbia University student in 2011. It’s a brand that people know and that millions have used, but because it has grown steadily, without headline-making funding rounds — or, conversely, newsworthy layoffs —  the 90-person company doesn’t routinel...
Tags: TC, New York, Codecademy, India, Tech, Brazil, Columbia University, Union Square Ventures, Naspers, Sims, Zach Sims, Coding Schools, Lambda School


Codeacademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?

Codeacademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company while still a Columbia University student in 2011. It’s a brand that people know and that millions have used, but because it has grown steadily, without headline-making funding rounds — or, conversely, newsworthy layoffs —  the 90-person company doesn’t routine...
Tags: TC, New York, Codecademy, India, Tech, Brazil, Columbia University, Union Square Ventures, Naspers, Sims, Zach Sims, Codeacademy, Coding Schools, Lambda School


The Coronavirus Has Brought Out the Ugly Side of Hong Kong’s Protest Movement

At the farthest edge of Hong Kong, where suburban foothills descend into a riverine border with China, a lone sentry shoos away traffic. The checkpoint, his gestures and the line of U-turning vehicles indicate, is closed. Behind him towers the glass and concrete skyline of Shenzhen—the nearest Chinese city to Hong Kong. Without the usual throng of travelers, buses and hawkers here at Lo Wu station, the only noise comes from water buffalo grunting across the tracks. This and nine other borde...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Uncategorized, NG, Beijing, Northern Ireland, Columbia University, Chinese communist party, Belfast, Ira, Macau, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Hubei


Rare LAUSD open seat in South Bay, Harbor Area draws five contenders

Patricia Castellanos Mike Lansing Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Lydia Gutierrez (Courtesy Photo) Silke M. Bradford (Courtesy Photo) Tanya Ortiz Franklin (Courtesy Photo) Show Caption of Expand   Drawn by an open seat for the first time in 16 years, five candidates have lined up to represent the southern-most district in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Among the hottest of many longstanding issues facing the District 7 winner and the re...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Columbia University, Lausd, Local News, Ucla, San Pedro, Pepperdine University, Assembly, Carson, Gutierrez


Watch the Grateful Dead Slip Past Security & Play a Gig at Columbia University’s Anti-Vietnam Protest (1968)

In 1968, the Vietnam War was not a catalyst for protests but a sort of nexus for all other injustices--the part contained elements of the whole: racism, class war, capitalist profiteering, imperialism. It was symptom and cause, much like climate change feels today. In April of that year, one inflection point happened on New York’s Columbia University campus. The University wanted to build a military gym, not on campus, but in Morningside Park, a public space that bordered on Harlem. The ...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Department Of Defense, University, Columbia University, East Coast, Grateful Dead, Harlem, Garcia, Facebook Twitter, Scully, The University, KCRW, Mickey Hart


America’s First Drag Queen Was Also America’s First LGBTQ Activist and a Former Slave

Negro Dive Raided. Thirteen Black Men Dressed as Women Surprised at Supper and Arrested. —The Washington Post, April 13, 1888 Sometimes, when we are engaged as either participant in, or eyewitness to, the making of history, its easy to forget the history-makers who came earlier, who dug the trenches that allow our modern battles to be waged out in the open. Take America’s first self-appointed “queen of drag” and pioneering LGBTQ activist, William Dorsey Swann, born into slavery around 1858. 30 ...
Tags: Google, Gender, Washington Post, College, France, Life, New York City, America, History, Washington Dc, Columbia University, Swann, Dorsey, Joseph, Facebook Twitter, Ayun Halliday


Getting tech right in Iowa and elsewhere requires insight into data, human behavior

Hollie Russon Gilman Contributor Share on Twitter Hollie Russon Gilman is a Fellow at New America's Political Reform Program, Lecturer at Columbia University, a Non-Resident Fellow at Georgetown's Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation and is the co-author of Civic Power: Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis. More posts by this contributor What can cities learn from Amazon HQ? Millennials c...
Tags: Apps, Column, Developer, Obama, Tech, Policy, Iowa, Columbia University, Government Digital Service, Smart Phones, Mobile App, Iowa Caucus, Democratic, Georgetown, New America, Alia


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Deepblocks

Deepblocks’ leadership: CEO Olivia Ramos, CTO Jesus Cabrera, and COO Jeff Millett The Forrest Four-Cast: February 13, 2020 Is it possible to bring down the cost of optimizing housing to zero? That’s the goal of Deepblocks, one of the 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020.Based in Miami, Florida, Deepblocks is an Artificial Intelligence company building a centralized global platform for analyzing real estate development. It integrates financial analysis, zoning limits, and market data into a single...
Tags: Startups, Startup, Miami, Columbia University, Ai, Mars, Sxsw, University Of Miami, Inc, Singularity University, Ramos, Hugh Forrest, Real-estate, SxSW Pitch, Jeff Millett, Austin Startups


[Interview] Meghan Fitzgerald, Author Of “Ascending Davos”

Navigating the corporate landscape is a challenge for anyone: for women, it can be akin to climbing Mt. Everest. It was in the mountains, in fact — in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum — that Meghan Fitzgerald realized she had been trading her health for her career. As others in Davos shared their stories about their own climb, she saw a disturbing thru-line: in general, the higher women rise, the less they value their own health. In charge of billions and one of the few women “ru...
Tags: Startups, Interview, Interviews, Davos, Delta, Self Awareness, Columbia University, Career Advice, Harvard Business Review, Davos Switzerland, Fitzgerald, Young Upstarts, Meghan FitzGerald, Ascending Davos


Study: Women Who Have General Anesthesia During C-Sections More Likely To Experience Postpartum Depression

(CNN) — Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are significantly more likely to experience severe postpartum depression resulting in hospitalization, suicidal thoughts or self-harm, according to a study published last week. That might be because general anesthesia can delay breastfeeding and skin-to-skin interaction between the mother and infant, and often results in more acute and persistent pain after childbirth, researchers from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Cdc, Pregnancy, US, Cnn, United Kingdom, Medicare, Columbia University, North America, Columbia, Lim, C-section, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are more likely to experience postpartum depression, study finds

That might be because general anesthesia can delay breastfeeding and skin-to-skin interaction between the mother and infant, researchers from Columbia University explained.
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Women who have general anesthesia during C-sections are more likely to experience postpartum depression, study finds

That might be because general anesthesia can delay breastfeeding and skin-to-skin interaction between the mother and infant, researchers from Columbia University explained.
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The U.S. Government Is Quarantining More Than 800 Americans. Here’s Why That Very Rarely Happens

A typical room has a ceiling fan, striped wallpaper and floral curtains. Above a neatly made bed is a chintzy print showcasing a cobblestone alley. In communal areas, residents have space to watch big-screen TVs or throw around a football or read a book under a tree, and the U.S. Marshals Service is providing security. Such are the conditions at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Calif., where 195 people are subject to the first mandatory quarantine orders issued by the Centers...
Tags: Asia, New York, News, California, Cdc, China, Africa, Uncategorized, America, Department Of Defense, Beijing, Aclu, Columbia University, Berkeley, Riverside County, Hubei


We watched 5 early-stage startups demo their next big ideas for blending tech and real estate, and it shows where the buzzy space is heading

MetaProp Accelerator's demo day showcased five startups that represent the expansive definition of proptech. MetaProp is one of the leading early-stage VCs and accelerators in proptech.  These founders made up the class of MetaProp's seventh accelerator program, the fifth that the real estate tech-focused venture fund has hosted at New York's Columbia University. MetaProp's own numbers showed more than $10 billion in investment for proptech in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Europe, New York, Microsoft, Trends, David, South America, Columbia University, North, John, Zillow, Lima, ESG, Aren, Turner Construction, Neu, Aarons


United States: Nota Bene Episode 14: Net Neutrality Essentials With Paul Werner - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Coined by Columbia University law professor, Tim Wu, in 2003, net neutrality has been the impetus for major political and technological debates.
Tags: News, United States, Columbia University, Hampton, Tim Wu, Paul Werner Sheppard Mullin Richter


Jay Z Says He and Beyoncé Sitting During the National Anthem ‘Actually Wasn’t’ a Protest

Although Jay-Z and Beyoncé sitting during the singing of the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV may have appeared like a form of peaceful protest, according to the rap mogul, “it really wasn’t.” The power couple became a topic of discussion after a clip of them and their 8-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, sitting during the National Anthem went viral, with many online finding parallels between their sitting and the kneeling of Colin Kaepernick in protest of police brutality. During a TMZ clip of an a...
Tags: News, Jay Z, Uncategorized, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Super Bowl, Jennifer Lopez, Columbia University, Shakira, National Anthem, Kaepernick, Lovato, Roc Nation, Blue Ivy, Shawn Jay Z Carter, Onetime


The Contrarian Who Cures Cancers

Claudia Dreifus, writing for Quanta magazine: When I first met the immunology researcher James P. Allison in 2014, he was just becoming an icon. Columbia University had brought him to its campus to present him with the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for the new type of cancer therapy he had developed. Instead of trying to burn, poison or surgically remove malignant cells from the body, his treatment mobilized a patient's immune system to destroy them. During his talk at the award ceremony, Allison e...
Tags: Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Columbia University, Quanta, Allison, CTLA, Claudia Dreifus, Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, James P Allison