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Columbia postdoc Tessa Montague
The Cuttlefish Is a Master of Disguise. Tessa Montague Wants to Get Inside Its Head.

Columbia News spoke with the Zuckerman Institute postdoc about what she hopes to learn from a creature that hides in plain sight by changing the patterns on its skin, and what goes into creating new tools to study its brain.

exomoon circling an exoplanet
Astronomers Find Evidence for a Second Supermoon Beyond Our Solar System

Astronomer David Kipping and his Cool Worlds Lab at Columbia find an exomoon signal in archival data, hinting at the possibility of more exomoon discoveries to come.

Columbia professors (left to right) Andrew Smyth and George Deodatis, and senior lecturer Ibrahim Odeh.
How to Avoid Cost Overruns and Delays When Building Big Infrastructure Projects

As the U.S. prepares to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure improvements, three Columbia Engineering experts explain how to ensure that projects finish on time and on budget.

pharmacists talking
Pharmacists' Role to Expand Amid Pandemic and Provider Shortages

U.S. pharmacists are well-trusted by patients and projected to play an increasingly integral role in health care, says a new study by Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and ExpressScripts.

POLITICS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Social media and Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University
The Worrying Expansion of the Social Media Surveillance-Industrial Complex

The proliferation of new public-private surveillance partnerships has prompted the Knight First Amendment Institute to file two Freedom of Information Act requests to inform the public about the scope and the details of those partnerships.

 

Carol Sanger, Columbia Law School
Five Questions on Abortion and the Supreme Court for Reproductive Rights Expert Carol Sanger

The conservative majority may try to thread the needle and allow new restrictions on abortion without overturning Roe v. Wade, the Columbia Law School professor says.

 

Columbia World Projects launch event for Confronting COVID Loss in Harlem
Columbia World Projects Holds Event For COVID-19 Harlem Loss Project

This new project aims to reduce COVID-19 related grief in Harlem’s Black community by partnering Columbia researchers with local faith leaders and other community leaders to address intense and pervasive grief that has emerged as a result of the pandemic. 

The cast of "Pose" at the Los Angeles Pride Parade in 2018.
Drama Series 'Pose' Exposes New Generations to the Early Days of the HIV/AIDS Crisis

There's been a lot of progress in HIV/AIDS treatment, but it's important to remember the fear, sadness, and solidarity that was witnessed during the 1980s and '90s.