Recent News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

Extreme weather clouds.
New Method Predicts Extreme Weather Events More Accurately

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that significantly improves the prediction of extreme rainfall.

An illustration of a person's head surrounded by their memories.
How Our Most Meaningful Memories Are Made

Neuroscientists are closer to solving one of the mysteries of the human brain.

An illustration of a chatbot answering user questions.
ChatGPT Therapy Is Good, But It Misses What Makes Us Human

Here's what happened when a Columbia professor asked ChatGPT to be the therapist for a hypothetical patient.

National & Global Affairs

Yumi Shimabukuro, SIPA professor
Yumi Shimabukuro Talks Social Policy and Teaching Philosophy

A SIPA professor discusses how her experience growing up in a poor community in Japan fostered her interest in political economy and social welfare.

Amal Clooney, Columbia Law School professor, and Human Rights Fellow Natia Navrouzov (LAW'23) in discussion
Presentation Honors Survivors of the Yazidi Genocide

At a recent event, Columbia Law's Amal Clooney and Natia Navrouzov (LAW'23) discussed their quest for justice for the Yazidi community in Iraq.

Senator Cory Booker
A Classroom Exercise Becomes a Congressional Bill

Students offered input on a policy proposal in a Mailman School of Public Health course that is now the basis of the Smart Sentencing Adjustments Act introduced this week by Senator Booker and  Representative Cárdenas.