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Research & Discovery

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Can the Brain Guide Treatment for OCD?

A study holds promise for helping people find obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) therapies that work.

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Overactive Cell Metabolism Linked to Biological Aging

A team led by Columbia researchers has discovered that human cells with impaired mitochondria expend more energy, increasing the rate at which cells age.

Illustration of the integrated laser platform created by a group at Columbia Engineering. (Credit: Myles Marshall/Columbia Engineering)
High-Performance Visible-Light Lasers That Fit on a Fingertip

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have created ultra-small lasers of very pure colors from near-ultraviolet to near-infrared, with exciting implications for technology.

NATIONAL & GLOBAL AFFAIRS

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From Discontent to Protests to Violence in Peru

How did the political situation in Peru escalate to violence? A political scientist unpacks why the country is in turmoil today.

Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz Co-Edits and Contributes to a Book on Growing Inequality

The Great Polarization lays out the issue in stark terms, and outlines potential ways forward.

Carlo Del Toro,  secretary of the U.S. Navy, and SIPA students
SIPA Hosts Secretary of the Navy

As part of Carlos Del Toro’s visit, SIPA hosted a lunch for selected students from the United States and other countries. 

Arts & Humanities

Trenton Doyle Hancock, "The Year: Voices of Rasp Ring Colors to Grasp," 2009.
Trenton Doyle Hancock, "The Year: Voices of Rasp Ring Colors to Grasp," 2009.
The School of the Arts' Neiman Center for Print Studies Celebrates 25 Years

Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, Dana Schutz, and other notable artists have left their imprints on the space—and on a generation of students.