Columbia University http://wamc.org en Dr. Cornelia Class, Columbia University - Rare Earth Elements and Cell Phones http://wamc.org/post/dr-cornelia-class-columbia-university-rare-earth-elements-and-cell-phones <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Cornelia Class of Columbia University explains the importance of rare earth elements in the manufacture of electronics.</p><p></p><p><br />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.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 75308 at http://wamc.org Dr. Cornelia Class, Columbia University - Rare Earth Elements and Cell Phones Dr. Einat Lev, Columbia University – Understanding Lava http://wamc.org/post/dr-einat-lev-columbia-university-understanding-lava <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br>Einat Lev is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University’s&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/">Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory</a>.&nbsp; She works on the <a href="http://lava-dev.syr.edu">Lava Project</a> in conjunction with Bob Wysocki and Jeff Karson at Syracuse University. She earned her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 72571 at http://wamc.org Dr. Maria Uriarte, Columbia University – Assessing Slash and Burn Agriculture http://wamc.org/post/dr-maria-uriarte-columbia-university-assessing-slash-and-burn-agriculture <p>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.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:10:02 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 70419 at http://wamc.org Dr. Maria Uriarte, Columbia University – Assessing Slash and Burn Agriculture Dr. Andrew Juhl, Columbia University – What Does Average Mean? http://wamc.org/post/dr-andrew-juhl-columbia-university-what-does-average-mean <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 68017 at http://wamc.org Dr. Dorothy Peteet, Columbia University – Hudson River and Climate Records http://wamc.org/post/dr-dorothy-peteet-columbia-university-hudson-river-and-climate-records <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 66040 at http://wamc.org Dr. Dorothy Peteet, Columbia University – Hudson River and Climate Records Rockland legislator calls for firing of convicted Brink's robber http://wamc.org/post/rockland-legislator-calls-firing-convicted-brinks-robber-0 <p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:34:59 +0000 Hank Gross 61688 at http://wamc.org Rockland legislator calls for firing of convicted Brink's robber Dr. Stephanie Pfirman, Columbia University – An Iceless Arctic http://wamc.org/post/dr-stephanie-pfirman-columbia-university-iceless-arctic <p>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.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 53426 at http://wamc.org Dr. Stephanie Pfirman, Columbia University – An Iceless Arctic Dr. Bärbel Hönisch, Columbia University – Ocean Acidification http://wamc.org/post/dr-b-rbel-h-nisch-columbia-university-ocean-acidification <p>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.<br> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 48851 at http://wamc.org Dr. Bärbel Hönisch, Columbia University – Ocean Acidification Dr. Nancy Kiang, Columbia University – The Color of Extraterrestrial Plants http://wamc.org/post/dr-nancy-kiang-columbia-university-color-extraterrestrial-plants <p>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.<br> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 47277 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nancy Kiang, Columbia University – The Color of Extraterrestrial Plants Dr. Ruth DeFries, Columbia University – The Earth From Above http://wamc.org/post/dr-ruth-defries-columbia-university-earth-above <p>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.<br> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 45750 at http://wamc.org Dr. Ruth DeFries, Columbia University – The Earth From Above