It’s the first Friday of the semester! Take a break from obsessively rearranging your schedule to catch up on global and local news with Bwoglines.
Welcome back from winter break! While the days of relaxing in warm and sunny places or skiing in fresh snow are gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in the city during the winter.
Good morning Columbia! As homework begins to pile up and you realize the semester is actually, really, 100% starting, know that Bwog is here for you when you can’t waste your entire day reading the
Here, Bwog generously provides a closely-held recipe for Russian Tea (which neither comes from Russia nor contains tea), and it’s the perfect Beverage-in-Mug to warm you the hell up.
Betsy Ladyzhets loves a good commute.
Well, this is embarassing. A North Korean long-range rocket launched this morning broke up after launch, raising many eyebrows and more than a few guffaws. (CNN) Core references in real life! Well, in a movie at least. (New Yorker) Not so fast, international censorship laws. (AKAScope) NASA might have found life on Mars! In 1976… […]
In the last 24 hours, Columbia has seen its fair share of movers and shakers—and not just the literal ones huddled around Alma’s throne last night. Sean C. Solomon was chosen to be director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, according to an email from PrezBo and Coatsworth. Dr. Solomon was the leader of the Carnegie […]
Be on the lookout for the February issue of The Blue & White, on campus now! Bwog will again honor our heritage/amorous affair with our mother magazine by posting features from the upcoming issue. Such treats include the first part of a discussion on the Columbia School, an investigation into Columbia’s animal testing practices, and a talk […]
Columbia scientists take no vacations! Defying conventional medical technology, one Columbia engineer has decided to build his way out of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. The mChip, now passing its fourth year of testing, aims to deliver the diagnostic capabilities of a full-fledged lab to patients on a hundred-dollar chip. In case that’s not impressive, […]
Columbia’s celebrated Earth Day for a long time, and that proud tradition continues today. If you’re not spending the day getting closer to nature in Riverside Park (or just the lawns), why not check out some of the conferences and symposia the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has planned for today? If you want […]
The architecture firm behind the new geochemistry building at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has won three design awards at the 2009 Sustainable Design Awards (building pictured at right). Xerox’s new CEO, the first African American women CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is also a Columbia graduate. Her degree? Master’s in engineering. Three more Columbia […]
While you’re in Butler cramming — or simply shitfaced at 1020 — your university is actively engaging with that frightening specter beyond the 116th Street Gates: the wide, weird world. Below, Bwog presents some of the most recent (yet unheralded!) findings and goings on from the realm of science and technology to have occurred at Columbia over the last few […]
And, now after endless coquetry, we give you what you’ve been so patiently waiting for: the last installment of Addison Anderson’s exploration of the Lamont-Doherty Observatory. In this final edition: expansion, Land’s End Catalog, Bollinger, Sachs, undergraduate interest, more explosions, Frontiers of Science, Tibetan villagers, a suspicious Pakistani customs official, poignancy, and no, they don’t […]
Ah, the penultimate installment in Addison Anderson’s Lamont-Doherty series. Savor this moment; it shall not always be with you. In this episode: urgency, wild turkeys, total chaos, nuclear testing, Greenland, and forced labor! “One of the joys [of research at Lamont] is how cross-disciplinary it has to be,” says Dr. G. Michael Purdy, director […]
Not again! Here comes the third of five installments of Bwog correspondent Addison Anderson’s travels to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. In this segment: poignancy, “cooking with gas,” the earth’s most important room, plate tectonics, and a healthily collaborative working environment! As we head to the Core Lab, Brusa picks up two […]
Hear ye, hear ye. The second of five installments of Bwog correspondent Addison Anderson’s travels to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York has arrived. In this segment: Doc Ewing, explosions in New Jersey, a trap door in Schermerhorn, space constraints, seafaring, more explosions, general disarray, a very famous kitchen, and bees! Doc […]
Welcome to the first installment in our five-part series on Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, that mystifying, Columbia-owned haven of higher learning in Palisades, New York, that no one really knows anything about – until now! Bwog correspondent Addison Anderson takes us through the history, the mystery, and the all-around good time that is waiting for you […]