Your Weekly Low Down | November 3, 2017

Columbians connecting across the globe, CAA at The Nutcracker, the latest climate research, and more.



  • Long before Biblical times, the areas around the Dead Sea now occupied by Israel, Jordan, and surrounding nations suffered centuries-long megadroughts. Warming climate now threatens to inflict the same conditions. Earth Institute's Kevin Krajick writes about and shares photos from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists' efforts to better understand the climates of the distant past, and prospects for the future.

  • Alumna Dana Kanze '17BUS, also currently a PhD candidate at Columbia Business School, is confronting the venture capital bias against female entrepreneurs.

  • Columbia Global Centers' Safwan Masri traces Tunisia's history of reform in education, religion, and women's rights in his new book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly.

  • Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA) has an exclusive snippet of the book Jenny Slate '04CC wrote with her father about the house that influenced her identity and career.


  • Columbia Connects is an annual tradition of alumni celebrating their shared Columbia connection. All this month, Columbians have been coming together across the globe for receptions, panels, arts and culture-related events, and other exciting happenings. 

    Don't miss the culmination of this year's Columbia Connects worldwide celebrations: A series of events across New York City on November 9, as well as perks from local business across the city.




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