Recent News from Columbia

March 28, 2023

Columbia Resident Advisers to Vote in Unionization Effort

Starting on March 29, the National Labor Relations Board will conduct a mail ballot election to allow Columbia’s Resident Advisers to determine whether they wish to be represented by the Columbia University Residential Adviser (CURA) Collective for purposes of collective bargaining.

Research & Discovery

An array of vegetables.
Mobile Food Pantries Break the Link Between Food Insecurity and Obesity in Children

The pantries, known as Food FARMacias, could be part of the solution to the nation’s growing food insecurity problem.

Multiple trace recording of oscillations in brain activity
What Makes a Memory Stick

A team of Columbia neuroscientists set out to determine how oscillations in the brain’s electrical activity interact to help strengthen memories.

Lighter, stronger, and more flexible, the second generation of earth-based clothing — like the pieces on the kimono here — has more dynamic applications. Photos courtesy of Natural Materials Lab
Let Them Wear Dirt: Columbia Researcher Turns Soil Into Textiles

Penmai Chongtoua, a Columbia alum and researcher, is turning earthen materials into wearable products.

National & Global Affairs

Keren Yarhi-Milo, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, talks with Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence at a SIPA event
Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence, Delivers SIPA’s 2023 Silver Lecture

Her talk was part of a conference honoring the late Robert Jervis and his influence on the U.S. intelligence community.


Wafaa El-Sadr, the executive vice president for Columbia Global
Wafaa El-Sadr Discusses Her Vision for Columbia Global

El-Sadr, the recently appointed executive vice president for Columbia Global, discusses the university's worldwide portfolio.

Four fellows from the Human Rights Advocates Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights on a stage. One of them is speaking at a podium.
International Human Rights Advocates Join the Columbia Community

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights recently hosted a reception at the Columbia Journalism School to welcome the latest Human Rights Advocates Program cohort.