“I know when I want to receive stellar work, I can call Alexander to deliver it.”

Allison Scola
Columbia University

Public Health | Science & Tech | Business | Justice & Equity | Arts | Travel | Memoir


PUBLIC HEALTH

Violence, Interrupted

Arrests and incarceration won’t stop urban gun violence. But community violence prevention might. (HBPH Magazine)

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How to Convince Reluctant Republicans to Get COVID Vaccines

In a polarized nation, a dose of partisan public health messaging can be more effective. (Stanford Business)

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A Fuller Picture

Rasika Mathias wants to level the playing field of genetic studies—and make the benefits of personalized medicine available to all. (Hopkins Medicine)

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COVID-19’s Lasting Toll on Mental Health

The initial coronavirus surge has passed, but the mental health fallout persists. (HBPH Magazine)

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Mapping the Good and the Bad of Pandemic-Related Restrictions

A new computer model could help policymakers choose the right reopening strategy. (Stanford Business)

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Public Health in Prison

The coronavirus pandemic is underscoring the  importance of caring for prisoners and their communities. (Columbia Public Health)

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In COVID-19 Research, the Need for Speed . . . and Accuracy

The pandemic has prompted a torrent of research. But can it be trusted? (Global Health NOW)

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Why It’s So Hard to Solve the Ventilator Shortage

There aren’t enough of the vital devices to go around. And sharing them is risky. (Global Health NOW)

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Save the World, Baker

Injury prevention expert Sue Baker has spent her career making the world a safer place. (HBPH Magazine)

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The Good Behavior Game: The Game that Keeps on Giving

A simple classroom management strategy pays dividends for a lifetime. (HBPH Magazine)

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SCIENCE & TECH

Warning! Sepsis Ahead

A leading killer of hospitalized patients just may have met its match. (Hopkins Medicine)

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Ready to Rumble

A geophysicist brings fault lines into sharper focus. (TECHER)

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This Isn’t Drosophila

Scientists are on a mission to defang one of the world’s most dangerous mosquitos. Step one? Get her to cooperate. (Seek)

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The Universe Might Just Be Curved

New research suggests that maybe, just maybe, the universe could be sphere-shaped. (Johns Hopkins Magazine)

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Physics Is the New Biology

Scientists explore the mechanics of being alive. (Seek)

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Taming the System

Keeping the peace in the rough-and-tumble world of online gaming. (TECHER)

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Beyond Recognition

Face blindness leads neuroscientists into uncharted nooks of the brain. (Seek)

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A Biologist’s Mission

Biologist Emmett Jolly beat the odds to become a scientist. Now he fights monsters. (art|sci)

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Stalking the Zika Virus

A biotech startup tries to thwart an emerging health crisis and develop a new model for vaccines. (Penn Law Journal)

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Dark Matters

Scientists discover a new law of nature—and throw into question much of what we thought we know about the universe. (Think)

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BUSINESS

Keeping the Lights On

In the Congo, few people have access to reliable energy, and even fewer have access to formal financial services. Tony Ngumbu is trying to solve both problems with one startup. (Rice Business)

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Green Giants

Forget about electric cars and meatless meat: If you really want to combat climate change, look to risk management and private equity. (Stanford Business)

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This Is a Test

How the rise of online experimentation could spell the end of gut-instinct decision-making. (HBS Alumni Bulletin)

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Going Up?

You’re riding a wage escalator. And your race and gender can make a big difference in the quality of your ride. (W.P. Carey Magazine)

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How We Adapted

If you want to move a business school’s curriculum online in a single weekend, you better practice what you teach. (Stanford Business)

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The Rise of the ‘Liberaltarian’

Tech industry millionaires are moving the Democratic Party to the left on almost every issue except government regulation. Unions beware. (Stanford Business)

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The Crisis Leadership Playbook

Don’t just tell your constituents how you’re responding to the pandemic. Ask them what they want, listen to them, and engage. (Stanford Business)

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City on a Hill

There’s no silver bullet for economic recovery in Appalachia. It’s going to take a whole new ecosystem—which is just what Geoff Marietta has built. (HBS Alumni Bulletin)

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The Blue-Green Revolution

Can algae deliver on the promise of a biofueled future? (HBS Alumni Bulletin)

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Up by the Roots

Inside New York City’s push to become a global fintech capital—and what its ascent can teach other cities. (HBS Alumni Bulletin)

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Ethical Threads

Behind the global apparel industry’s push for human rights. (Hue)

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Boxed In

Fewer Americans are moving across state lines in search of higher wages. That’s a problem. (Think)

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Supercharged

Is the electric car finally on the road to mass-market adoption? (HBS Alumni Bulletin)

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Life in My ($135) Bargain Shorts

Test-riding a pair of fancy-fabric action pants. (Pomona College Magazine)

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JUSTICE & EQUITY

Providing Access to Justice for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

Erin Barbato, director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC) at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has a knot in the pit of her stomach. (Gargoyle)

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Bending Toward Justice

In the face of police brutality and mass protests, a business school asks: How can we answer the call to improve our world and address systemic racism and oppression? (Rice Business)

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The Case of Inmate No. A246292

Dean Gillispie has spent 20 years in prison for kidnapping and rape. Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro has made it his job to free him. (Denison Magazine)

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The Organizer

Activist and organizer Dante Barry talks about the people and events that shaped him, and his ongoing fight for social justice. (Monmouth Magazine)

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Open-Door Policy

How a small group of faculty and students helped bring gay life at Denison University out of the closet. (Denison Magazine)

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No Más

After witnessing terrible wrongs as a medical student, Dr. Karen Benker devoted her career to the fight for medical justice. (Pomona College Magazine)

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Restoring Justice

Confronting a man involved in the murder of her own parents turned Noreen Deiss into an advocate for restorative justice. (Gargoyle)

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ARTS

From Pixar to Beyoncé

Celebrating 30 years of pioneering computer art. (Visual Arts Journal)

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Habitats for Humanities

Loosening up artists’ residencies. (Visual Arts Journal)

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Real Enemies

A multimedia show uses an anxiety-inducing score and set to bring audience members face to face with some of America’s classic conspiracies. (The Guardian)

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Plucky Move

A picture of his Polish grandfather’s mandolin orchestra inspired Avner Yonai to start his own. (Tablet)

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Jazzed Up

Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky’s poetry gets a rhythm section. (Tablet)

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The Sounds of Science

Computer music moves out of the lab. (The Walrus)

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The Sound of Hacked Dolls’ Heads

Dan Farkas subjects kids’ toys to Borg-like modifications, then makes music with them. (Wired)

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From Crypto to Jazz

A jazz saxophonist draws on cryptography and number theory for his riffs and rhythms. (Wired)

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TRAVEL

Whale Watching from Land

If you want to see whales, you needn’t bother chasing after them in a boat. Just pitch a tent by the St. Lawrence River and wait for them to come to you. (The Montreal Gazette)

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Barbadian Wonders Coax Kids Out of Their Shells

Calm waters, green monkeys, and giant caves: Barbados has something for everyone, no matter how young. (The Boston Globe)

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Lost Music of Istanbul’s Sephardic Jews

Istanbul was once a center of Sephardic Jewish life and music. But that energy has moved elsewhere. (The Forward)

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A Food Tour of Montreal’s Plateau

Bingeing on Jewish delicacies in my hometown. (The Forward)

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Ocean Pew

Though only a tiny fraction of what it was in the 18th century, Barbados’s Jewish community—and its 1750 synagogue—still stand proud (Tablet)

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Visiting the Hamptons, but Not Paying the Price

For resort chic on a budget, pitch a tent and (sort of) rough it. (The New York Times)

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MEMOIR

Drums, Lies, and Audiotape

When I was invited to drum in Ghana, I gladly accepted. Then something went wrong. (Nautilus)

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Gut Check

A tale of love and dysentery. (Skive)

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Distant Drums

How I got my Ghanaian groove back. (YorkU)

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Bending Traditions in Ghana

Though you’d never guess it by looking at my pale Canadian Jewish face, I was once an African drummer. (The Forward)

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