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Wait… You Can Be Pre-Med AND Have Fun?

Staff Writer and pre-med first-year Chloe Gong attended a pre-health summer opportunities panel organized by the Office of Preprofessional Advising.

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Hey Undergrads! Looking for Research Opportunities?

Interesting positions await from the Department of the Interior! (Not to ruin the fun, but a quick Google search reveals this is probably a product of Sign Hacker, so no need to actually worry.)

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BunsenBwog: Summer of Science II

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, […]

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Bwoglines: Subtraction Edition

Jenny Slate, a CC alum, is apparently not being asked back to the SNL Cast. Analysts speculate the move may be related to her decision to drop the F-bomb in her debut performance. (NYT/HuffPo) Irrigation may help to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to an Earth Institute study. (Sify) The B-School takes 3rd […]

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Bwoglines: Why So Serious? Edition

Columbia researchers discover a gene associated with schizophrenia (Reuters) More Columbia research indicates that you shouldn’t replace your doctor with a Twitter account. (US News and World Report) Megan McCain, CC ’07, is featured in a blog series called “Better Know Your Right Wingers”. (Campus Progress) Urban Outfitters will open on Broadway at 99th st. […]

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Bwoglines: Brave New Moral Future Edition

You can’t live in sin next year. Stay tuned to Bwog for more coverage. Cigarettes will no longer be allowed to be called “light,” but will instead be conveniently color-coded. (NYT) A J-School alum was just named Times National Editor. (NYT) CU Researchers find that pretending to be happy is good for you (Daily News)

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The Jawbone Is Connected to The…Stem Cells

It’s only a small step towards a brave new world of medicine, but scientists in Columbia’s Biomedical Engineering Department, led by Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, have successfully created part of a jaw joint from stem cells. The scientists say that the joint (at right) is the first “complex, anatomically-sized bone” created using stem cells, and will […]

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Professors in the News: Wild and Random Economics

Columbia’s own associate professor Rama Cont is featured in the most recent edition of City Journal discussing new ways of financial modeling and his unconventional view on the economic crisis. Although Bwog has a hard-ish time wrapping its head around the more specific econ bits, all you would-be i-bankers may find Cont, who conducts his […]

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Med Center Student Researching His Own Cancer

If the end of the weekend’s got you down, pick up those spirits with the following story from the Chicago Tribune. Last December, after being urged to get a neurological scan by his mother, the 23-year-old received the results: he had glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain tumor (median survival: just over a year), […]

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AltSpec: While You Were Away

Classes “begin” in a few days, figuratively because a few of Bwog’s have already been canceled for CC’83 Awesomeness Festivities.  But your fair university didn’t get nearly as much sleep as you did over break.  Here’s what Alma Mater’s been up to. People of Old Alumni provide proof that we’ll all find jobs, eventually.  In […]

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AltSpec: The Onslaught Begins

The thirteens are coming (really, they are), and everyone is taking notice. Thirteens cometh, thirteens goeth: Because without a scholarship, we’re far too expensive. And there’s always those pesky test scores to stop people. And the oh so quotable: Chalfie: “I basically tickle worms.” CU Neurosurgeon Richard Anderson: “Since there are a million different types […]

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ScienceHop: Cursory ABCNews-Researched Edition

Columbia’s medical researchers are provoking helpless panic across the country today, but word is, it’s good for your cardiovascular health. Scientists here have upended some traditionally accepted wisdom and are now arguing (in some cases) against CT scans and abstinence. Just one more thing to worry about for two of the most lamentable at-risk populations: […]

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Ask Bwog: A Brief Tour of Randomness

As Columbia undergrads, we tend to think the University centers around us. But beyond even the mélange of colleges, graduate schools, professional schools, medical schools, and two theological seminaries that congeal in the average student’s imagination as the greater Columbia University lies a sprawling network of 212 (I counted) research institutes and centers, about 160 […]

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Nighttime Nuggets: Creepy Profs, Freezing Comps, Sleepy Plumps

Podcasting His Life Away: Electrical Engineering Prof. Daniel P.W. Ellis has a hobby even his wife finds creepy: digitally recording every waking moment of his day. Seeing it as an audiologged diary (or a “lifelog”), Ellis recounts such highlights as the fight with his wife in which he made “asshole” comments and his pleas to doctors […]

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The Center for Research

Columbia’s myriad of research institutes helped Bwog to realize that not only will studying PE or blebs in college prove fruitful some day, but that every research, however small, can be funded if need be. Even if you have to ask reactionary drug war people for the money. A few favorite centers: Center for the […]

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