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The most astonishing thing about the universe, in my eyes, Is not merely its gargantuan, unfathomable size, But the way its vastness ferries gorgeous, primordial light, So that as we look up into the night, The farther afield our gaze penetrates, the higher we climb, The farther we can see back in time.
Education advisors from Columbia University in collaboration with Avanti Fellows (www.avantifellows.org) and Central Square Foundation (www.centralsquarefoundation.org) are implementing a blended course, Emerging International Education Trends with Focus on the Indian Education System, in early to mid-2015, at Hindupat Institute of Teacher Training, Jiwaji University in Raghogarh, Madhya Pradesh, India. A pilot to improve teacher education [...]
This week marks the launch of the new Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate, a cross-disciplinary collaboration between a variety of centers, research groups and individuals from across Columbia University. The Initiative, led by Adam Sobel, kicked off on Monday evening with a World Leaders Forum panel event in Low Library. Panelists discussed a wide range of science and policy topics related to extreme weather, showing the interdisciplinary nature of the new Initiative.
The Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate brings together experts across the university to integrate research into the physical science of these events with research on their impacts on human society and engineering solutions. The initiative kicks off this evening with a panel discussion, “Preparing for Extreme Weather: Global Lessons from Sandy,” from 6-7:30 p.m. Watch the live webcast.
SIPA professor Suresh Naidu has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Economics, an honor that recognizes young scholars for “distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.” The prize includes $50,000 to support Naidu’s research over the next two years.
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