Columbia University

Sociologist examines a new American elite

Shamus Rahman Khan, an assistant sociology professor, is interested in elites. As a graduate of St. Paul’s School, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the nation, he thought that by going ...

Mar 22, 2011
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Mapping lead hot spots to protect children

A new study in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization shows how hot spots of lead contamination in soil can be pinpointed in order to safeguard children against drastic health effects. Researchers led by ...

Dec 12, 2012
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Live, from the bottom of the sea

Lamont-Doherty scientist Timothy Crone is at sea off the Northwest U.S. coast, dropping sensors into the deep ocean as part of a major initiative to better understand oceans, climate and plate tectonics. You ...

Aug 26, 2011
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One in Five American Families Is

Twenty-one percent of American households with children are “food insecure” - a situation that adversely affects children most - causing poor cognitive development, socio-emotional and health outcomes - according to a ...

Aug 16, 2010
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Engineering ways to turn waste into energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- In recent years, Nickolas Themelis has devoted his career to the management of household trash -- a fitting occupation for a professor originally from Athens, where the ancient Greeks created ...

Nov 23, 2010
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