Recent News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

magic mushrooms containing psilocybin
Psilocybin Found to Rapidly Improve Depressive Symptoms in Clinical Trial

In a new clinical trial, a single dose of psilocybin, combined with psychological support, was found to significantly reduced depressive symptoms that lasted up to 12 weeks.

algal bloom
Excess nitrogen and other nutrients contribute to harmful algal blooms. (Nicholas Aumen/U.S. Geological Survey)
Researchers Map Impacts of Human Sewage Along the World's Coasts

Researchers have drawn up a newly granular map of the inputs and impacts of human sewage on the world’s coastlines. The results are not pretty, but they are enlightening.

quantum critical point fluctuations illustration (Daphne Cornelisse)
With a Little Twist, Researchers Delve Into a Quantum Physics Puzzle

In search of the mysterious transition between metallic and insulating states of matter, Columbia researchers find signatures of quantum criticality in a unique material.

Arts & Humanities

Miller Theatre, Columbia University
Miller Theatre is Back! Announcing the 2021-22 Season

Miller welcomes live audiences back for the first time since March 2020. Season opener is a Composer Portrait of Kati Agócs on Dec. 9, 2021.

Zip Code Memorial Project, Columbia University
How Do You Memorialize Loss, Violence, and Injustice?

A group of artists gathered to share their experiences creating works that encompass collective memories and mourning as well as hope and healing.

Columbia University Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin
A New Book Explores Black Life and Literature, and the Struggle for Black Freedom

In “Read Until You Understand,” Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin sets her personal story against the changing definition of American democracy.


Florida social media law, Knight First Amendment Institute
Knight Institute Asks Federal Court To Strike Down Florida’s Social Media Law

The Knight First Amendment Institute urges the court to reject arguments that would prevent government from regulating to protect free speech online.


Columbia Energy Exchange podcast
What Progress Looks Like, In Glasgow And Beyond

Manish Bapna, president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council, speaks on the podcast, Columbia Energy Exchange, and explains his vision for how nations can seize the opportunity at hand to make a meaningful impact on climate change.


Columbia World Projects launch event for Confronting COVID Loss in Harlem
Columbia World Projects Holds Event For COVID-19 Harlem Loss Project

This new project aims to reduce COVID-19 related grief in Harlem’s Black community by partnering Columbia researchers with local faith leaders and other community leaders to address intense and pervasive grief that has emerged as a result of the pandemic. 

Celebrating climate change expertise at SIPA, Columbia University
Celebrating a Rich History of Climate Change Expertise

A look at SIPA’s past, and future, at the intersection of policy and the environment.