Recent News from Columbia


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Columbia Law Faculty React to the Reversal of ‘Roe v. Wade’

Following the court’s decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion, several Columbia Law faculty have provided expert analysis in major media outlets.

Columbia professor, Robert Y. Shapiro
Robert Y. Shapiro Recognized For His Public Opinion Research

Professor Shapiro received top honors for 2022 from the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

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Our Central Bank Is Not Created to Solve All Our Economic Woes

As the decision of the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates captures news headlines, it is important to ask if it has taken on too much responsibility. Can it fix our economy?

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Professor George Chauncey Wins the John W. Kluge Prize

The Kluge Center in the Library of Congress recognizes the historian's substantial contributions to the field of LGBTQ history, as well as the significance of queer studies in academia and in our society.

Research & Discovery

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Summer Pest or Scientific Marvel?

As you squash the fruit flies invading your kitchen this summer, take a moment to revere them.

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Bringing People Together by Training Machines to Better Understand Our Differences

Influential computer scientist Kathy McKeown heads up two multi-million dollar grants—one to analyze cross-cultural norms and another to better understand grief in the Black community.

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The Magic of Building With Mushrooms

Fungus-based construction materials could be useful in remote settings or at the scenes of natural disasters, Columbia researcher show.

Wayne T. Lee dancing. Photo: Robbie Sweeny
In "Within These Walls," Wayne T. Lee and members of Lenora Lee Dance put on an improv dance performance on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, where waves of Chinese immigrants first landed in the United States. Photo: Robbie Sweeny
Making a Better World: One P-value at a Time

Statistics lecturer and amateur dancer Wayne Lee talks about his experience as a Taiwanese-American and explains why he left Silicon Valley to teach statistics and how this corner of mathematics can help us all learn to be more open minded.