The four winners of the MacArthur Genius Grant 2017.

Urban Design Program Director Kate Orff and Adjunct Damon Rich at our Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, each won a 2017 MacArthur Foundation "Genius" grant for their innovative work in urban design. Musician Tyshawn Sorey (GSAS’17) and Computer Scientist Regina Barzilay (ENG’03), both Columbia alumni, were also named MacArthur Fellows.

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aerial view of Columbia's Morningside Campus with the city skyline in the background

Columbia University will expand its ongoing commitment to diversity in its faculty, dedicating another $100 million over the next five years—in addition to $85 million since 2005—to support recruitment and career development for professors, doctoral and post-doctoral students who tradition

Lee C. Bollinger in a navy blue suit standing in front of desks.

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Only a few blocks of Broadway separate Columbia’s classic Morningside Heights campus from the transparent glass and steel structures on the University’s new campus in Manhattanville, but the contrast between the two signifies more than a shift in architectural styles.

Gillian Metzger smiling

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The U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term with a full complement of nine justices and what is "shaping up to be a big case term,” said Gillian Metzger.

Energy harvested from evaporation can cut by half the amount of water lost to natural evaporation, researchers say.  Water-strapped cities with growing populations and energy needs could benefit most, including greater Phoenix, served by the above reservoir and irrigation system fed by the Colorado River. (Central Arizona Project)

In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers at Columbia University find that U.S. lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces.