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NY: Reaping the Rewards of Higher #STEM Education

NY: Reaping the Rewards of Higher #STEM Education

Mayor Michael Bloomberg knows how to leverage an investment. Even though Cornell won NY’s $100 million competition for a state-of-the art tech school, other institutions of higher learning are also reaping rewards. The New York Daily News reports that NYU, the Genome Center, the Institute for Data [Full Story…]

#WNET and #TeachersCollege Win NSF Grant for Math Mobile Apps

#WNET and #TeachersCollege Win NSF Grant for Math Mobile Apps

NY public media flagship WNET and Teacher’s College at Columbia University received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop mobile games that teach children fractions. The apps will use stories and characters from Cyberchase, WNET’s Emmy-winning TV series and multimedia [Full Story…]

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

A major study released by Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism concluded that computer generated articles, crowdsourcing and bloggers are not expected to replace professional journalists. The report, titled "Post-Industrial Journalism," said that the technological information boom [Full Story…]

Otto-Bernstein Donates $5M to Columbia’s Lenfest Center

Otto-Bernstein Donates $5M to Columbia's Lenfest Center

Columbia University alumna Katharina Otto-Bernstein is donating $5 million toward a state-of-the-art screening room at the school's new Lenfest Center for the Arts. The room will be named the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, according to The New York Times. Otto-Bernstein directed the [Full Story…]

Twitter Plays #Sandy Safety Update Role

Twitter Plays #Sandy Safety Update Role

During Hurricane Sandy hundreds of thousands were left without power or means of transportation, and many received their storm updates via Twitter. Mayor Michael Bloomberg made it a point to stay on top of his Twitter updates, making posts like: "@MikeBloomberg: Monday October 29, 1:20 pm: Remain in [Full Story…]

NY Startups Struggling to Find Tech Talent

NY Startups Struggling to Find Tech Talent

According to the NY Daily News, owners of small to medium sized companies are complaining about the ever growing talent gap in the tech field. Juan Pable Buritica, 28-year-old engineer, accepted a position at NY-based tech startup Onswipe in February, but still receives about three job solicitations [Full Story…]

Columbia Building NY Data Sciences & Engineering Center

Columbia Building NY Data Sciences & Engineering Center

As part of NY's Applied Sciences NYC initiative, Columbia University will build a new center for data sciences and engineering, with the help of $15 million from the City of  New York. The new institute will be located at Columbia's Morningside Heights and Washington Heights campuses, and is [Full Story…]

Columbia University to Create New Online Curriculum

Columbia University to Create New Online Curriculum

Columbia University announced the creation of its online curricula across multiple departments this week, according to All Things D. The university-wide strategy is in response to the rapidly growing field of online education and digital media. The program will focus particularly on the School of [Full Story…]

#NYEBN – Five Crowdfunding Stars Love Kickstarter

#NYEBN - Five Crowdfunding Stars Love Kickstarter

By Lauren Keyson NY Entrepreneur Business Network invited five winning startup founders to Columbia University on Thursday to advise a room full of entrepreneurs and students on how to be successful at raising money on Kickstarter, as well as other microfinance platforms.  Every week, tens of [Full Story…]

High Profile Advisors Back WebThriftStore

High Profile Advisors Back WebThriftStore

Esther Dyson, Oxygen Media President Jason Klarman and some other high profile advisors are backing WebThriftStore, a for profit NY startup that enables charities to set up online thrift stores on their  website so they don't have to maintain their own brick and mortar shops. The company, founded by [Full Story…]

Gurley Brown Gives $30 Million to Columbia Univ. for Media Innovation Center

Gurley Brown Gives $30 Million to Columbia Univ. for Media Innovation Center

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, has donated $30 million to Columbia University’s School of Journalism and Stanford University’s engineering school. The two schools will form an institute for media innovation named after Gurley Brown and her late husband, David [Full Story…]

Staten Island Gets GPS Bus Information Technology

Staten Island Gets GPS Bus Information Technology

Now Staten Island commuters can use their phones to find out when the bus will arrive. MTA Bus Time is a GPS system that locates buses along a route, street intersection or bus stop. Users enter a code and Bus Time responds with a text revealing the location. The project was developed by the MTA [Full Story…]

Robbers Targets Columbia Students But Only Want iPhones

Robbers Targets Columbia Students But Only Want iPhones

Columbia University students should be weary of two robbers going around campus, but only if they own an iPhone. In three different cases, the robbers demanded students hand over their iPhones. However, when two students didn't own the coveted smartphone, the robbers asked for cash instead or [Full Story…]

Columbia Prof. Uses Algorithms to Spot Liars

Columbia Prof. Uses Algorithms to Spot Liars

Dr. Julia Hirschberg, a Columbia University computer science professor, is teaching computers how to spot deception, an article in The New York Times said. Hirschberg is using computerized algorithms to look at speech patterns to see if people are being honest. Clues include loudness,changes in [Full Story…]

For Columbia Univ. Student, T-Shirts + Social Media = Money

For Columbia Univ. Student, T-Shirts + Social Media = Money

Columbia University student Angela Seales is one of four people across the country to drive ad sales for various companies by displaying the logo of a product or service by wearing a different t-shirt everyday. In addition to be a "walking billboard," she uses several social media platforms to drive [Full Story…]