Director's Weekly Reports

Lamont Weekly Report, January 10, 2014

Lamont Weekly Report, December 27, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, December 20, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, December 13, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, December 6, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, November 27, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, November 22, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, November 15, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, November 8, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, November 1, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, October 25, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, October 18, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, October 11, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, October 4, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, September 27, 2013

Lamont Weekly Report, September 20, 2013

The autumnal equinox will occur this Sunday, and, more importantly, the end of the federal government’s fiscal year is only 10 days away. The prospects for a government stalemate over the wording in a continuing resolution or lack of agreement on a new debt ceiling renew the sense that following Congress ranks high among this nation’s premier spectator sports, albeit with a fan base substantially smaller than those of most college and professional sport....

Lamont Weekly Report, September 13, 2013

It is a rare week that features a New York City mayoral primary, an anniversary of September 11th, and a Friday the 13th.

The week nonetheless included some good news. I am pleased to report that Keep Rockland Beautiful has named Margie Turrin as the recipient of their Education Award this year (http://www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org/). The organization....
 

Lamont Weekly Report, September 6, 2013

We owe the truncated number of workdays this week to the American labor movement and to President (and former New York Governor) Grover Cleveland. As if in retaliation for the three-day weekend, fall classes at Columbia began on Tuesday morning.

On Thursday, Academic Minute on WAMC Northeast Public Radio featured a discussion by Einat Lev of her research on measuring the physical properties of flowing lava (http://wamc.org/post/dr-einat-lev-columbia-university-understanding-lava). The program airs....
 

Lamont Weekly Report, August 30, 2013

The Columbia campus is awash with students, even as the hallways at Lamont are unusually quiet, as our scientists stretch out fieldwork or grab a few final days off before the beginning of the academic year next week.
 
I am pleased to report that we have three new Lamont Assistant Research Professors:....
 

Lamont Weekly Report, August 23, 2013

This week began with a front-page Justin Gillis article in The New York Times announcing that a pending report of the International Panel on Climate Change finds it “extremely likely” that human activity contributed more than half of the increase in surface temperature over the past 60 years (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/science/earth/extremely-likely-that-human-activity-is-driving-climate-change-panel-finds.html?hpw). The carefully worded description of confidence continues to strengthen with each IPCC report...

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