Recent News from Columbia

December 03, 2021

A Tragic Loss in Our Community

Davide Giri, a doctoral student at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, was killed in a violent attack near campus on Thursday night. A vigil will be held tonight, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. on Butler Lawn. 

Research & Discovery

AIDS ribbon
The Future—And the End?—of AIDS

What will it take to defeat AIDS in the United States by 2030? Drs. Wafaa El-Sadr and David Ho of Columbia University Irving Medical Center weigh in.

magic mushrooms containing psilocybin
Psilocybin Found to Rapidly Improve Depressive Symptoms in Clinical Trial

In a new clinical trial, a single dose of psilocybin, combined with psychological support, was found to significantly reduced depressive symptoms that lasted up to 12 weeks.

algal bloom
Excess nitrogen and other nutrients contribute to harmful algal blooms. (Nicholas Aumen/U.S. Geological Survey)
Researchers Map Impacts of Human Sewage Along the World's Coasts

Researchers have drawn up a newly granular map of the inputs and impacts of human sewage on the world’s coastlines. The results are not pretty, but they are enlightening.

Arts & Humanities

Miller Theatre, Columbia University
Miller Theatre is Back! Announcing the 2021-22 Season

Miller welcomes live audiences back for the first time since March 2020. Season opener is a Composer Portrait of Kati Agócs on Dec. 9, 2021.

Zip Code Memorial Project, Columbia University
How Do You Memorialize Loss, Violence, and Injustice?

A group of artists gathered to share their experiences creating works that encompass collective memories and mourning as well as hope and healing.

14 books by Columbia University faculty
Looking for a good book to buy for that someone special this holiday season? Try "The Magician" by Colm Tóibín or "Nuestra América" by Claudio Lomnitz, to name a few.
These 14 Faculty Books Will Make Terrific Holiday Gifts

Fiction, nonfiction, memoir, history, sports, the economy—we’ve got you covered with this diverse list of books, each one the perfect present for someone in your life.


Florida social media law, Knight First Amendment Institute
Knight Institute Asks Federal Court To Strike Down Florida’s Social Media Law

The Knight First Amendment Institute urges the court to reject arguments that would prevent government from regulating to protect free speech online.


Columbia Energy Exchange podcast
What Progress Looks Like, In Glasgow And Beyond

Manish Bapna, president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council, speaks on the podcast, Columbia Energy Exchange, and explains his vision for how nations can seize the opportunity at hand to make a meaningful impact on climate change.


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. 

Celebrating climate change expertise at SIPA, Columbia University
Celebrating a Rich History of Climate Change Expertise

A look at SIPA’s past, and future, at the intersection of policy and the environment.