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Report Outlines Path to Safe Reopening During COVID-19

The guide calls for a significant up-scaling of testing to determine when people can return to work safely, and says that businesses will have to fundamentally change how they do things.

by Elise Gout |May 29, 2020
Beth Fisher-Yoshida admires a mural.

New Book Will Highlight Important Lessons for Peacebuilding and Social Transformation

The Youth, Peace, and Security program shares lessons from working with youth leaders in Medellin, Colombia, to foster peace in communities afflicted by violence.

by Rachel Kirk |May 26, 2020
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Many Lyme Disease Cases Go Unreported. A New Model Could Help Change That.

Researchers have drawn on 17 years of data to develop a model that identifies areas in which the tick-borne illness is likely to emerge.

by Carla Cantor |March 6, 2020

Focus on Food Would Help Solve Climate Change, Says Study

A paper released today presents a new global food system approach to climate-change research that brings together agricultural production, supply chains and consumption.

by |February 18, 2020

Completing My Fieldwork and Returning to Dhaka

My last days in the field brought us to monuments in a makeshift home near the ocean, a flooded field next to a school, and adjacent to a jute mill. Most of us now head back to Dhaka, the capital. Céline will stay on a few more days, then Hasnat with Saif and Nahin will continue until all the monuments are resurveyed.

by |January 13, 2020

Long Days in the Field in Southern Bangladesh

We continued our GPS surveys of monuments to measure land subsidence. While the work general went very well, we faced challenges from obscured or tilted monuments. We also struggled with large traffic delays, particularly at unpredictable ferry crossings.

by |January 10, 2020

Installing GPS Around Barisal, Bangladesh

Getting to remote sites started to prove challenging, and involved many forms of transportation by land and water.

by |January 9, 2020

Funding Opportunities for Travel and Field Research in Spring 2020

Applications for the Spring 2020 Global Fellows and Travel Grant Programs are now open! Apply today for funding for your sustainability research.

by |December 13, 2019

2020 Spring Internship With David Maurrasse

Are you a Columbia or Barnard student seeking an internship for spring 2020? Apply now to intern with Dr. David Maurrasse, researching philanthropic initiatives and strategic partnerships.

by |December 3, 2019

Funding Opportunities for Travel and Field Research in Fall 2019

Applications for the Fall 2019 Global Fellows and Travel Grant Programs are now open! Apply today for funding for your sustainability research.

by |August 21, 2019