Recent News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

Dorothy Peteet
Plumbing the Secrets of New York's Disappearing Wetlands

Columbia Climate School scientist Dorothy Peteet has been studying wetlands like marshes for more than 40 years.

A painting of a pair of zebra finches in a moment of courtship (Credit: Gadagkar lab, Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute).
How an Audience Changes a Songbird’s Brain

New research finds that the brain cell behavior of adult male zebra finches changes when a female finch is nearby.

The desert in the U.S. Southwest
Study Reveals Drivers of the U.S. Southwest's Drought

The study also uses modeling to show possible future scenarios for the region.

Campus & Community

Lights on the Plaza at Manhattanville
Your Guide to Seeing Sparkling Holiday Lights in Uptown NYC

Check out these wonderful light displays Uptown and see photos from the Harlem Holiday Lights celebration on Nov. 14. 

Alex Yuen
Alex Yuen (CC’25) Sets Sail

Meet Alex Yuen, a biochemistry major at Columbia College and president of the Columbia University Sailing Team.

Cozy winter fireplace in John Jay Hall
A Cozy Fireplace Background for Your Holiday Festivities

Enjoy this crackling, relaxing, and cozy fireplace in the background of your holiday festivities.

National & Global Affairs

Columbia Law Professor Sarah Cleveland
Columbia Law Professor Elected as Judge on the International Court of Justice

Sarah Cleveland, a distinguished scholar of international law, is the second U.S. woman to serve on the court.

Justin Zhu, Unsplash
New Study Proposes Unique Model to Address Wealth Inequality

Columbia Business School research suggests a first-of-its-kind, private, employer-employee arrangement.

Margaret Sullivan Returns to Columbia Journalism School
Margaret Sullivan Returns to Columbia Journalism School

The Guardian US columnist, who previously taught audience and engagement courses at the school, will become executive director for the Craig Newmark Center in January.