Recent News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

A booklet of 15th-century liturgical music, known as an antiphonary, being examined with the Columbia Nano Initiative's Raman spectrometer. The manuscript's official name is UTS MS 114.
Using Nanotechnology to Uncover Details of a Medieval Manuscript

How Columbia conservators, Nano Initiative scientists, and a music scholar used state-of-the-art technology to examine a score.

A person using cannabis in a party setting.
Study Reveals Link Between Cannabis Use and Asthma Prevalence

Until now little was known about the use of cannabis among youth and its relationship with asthma.

A composite image of what the night sky would look like if our eyes had deep H-alpha vision.
Columbia Releases New Data on Hydrogen Emissions Within the Orion Constellation

The data release kicks off an astronomy partnership with the Michele and David Mittelman Family Foundation.

Campus & Community

Two leaders of Columbia debate
Fostering the Art of Debate

Meet the students behind the Columbia Debate Society, which has 100 members.

blood drive in faculty house in 2021
Columbia Receives Inaugural 'Dr. Charles Drew Lifesaver Award' After 22,000 Blood Donations Over the Years

The award, given by the New York Blood Center, is especially poignant because Dr. Charles Drew was an alumnus of Columbia's medical school.

People talk on low steps
University Senate to Hold Series of Listening Forums

The Committee on the Rules of University Conduct encourages the Columbia community to weigh in with comments, concerns, and suggestions.

National & Global Affairs

Columbia Law School Professor Sarah Cleveland
Columbia Law School Professor Sarah Cleveland
Five Questions on the International Court of Justice for Judge-Elect Sarah Cleveland

The Columbia Law professor will become one of 15 members of the UN's main judicial body, which adjudicates cases between nations.

Alaska Airlines jet
Risk Management Lessons Learned from the Boeing 737 Max 9 Incident

An SPS lecturer shares her thoughts on how things might have gone differently.