In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Cornelia Class of Columbia University explains the importance of rare earth elements in the manufacture of electronics.
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.
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.
Einat Lev is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. She works on the Lava Project in conjunction with Bob Wysocki and Jeff Karson at Syracuse University. She earned her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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.
Maria Uriarte is a forest ecologist in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Her lab examines forest ecological dynamics in response to natural disturbances and human land use. Her current projects include an examination of the use of fire as an agricultural tool in the Amazon basin. She holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
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.
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.
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.
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.