Recent News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

9/11 memorial lights shining where the Twin Towers once stood
Remembering 9/11 and What We’ve Learned About Its Impact on Mental Health

In this Q&A, medical psychology professor Yuval Neria discusses the legacy of 9/11 on the treatment of PTSD and trauma-related mental health issues.

light curve data used by astronomers to estimate the ages of stars
Researchers track the changing brightness of stars to infer their rotation periods, and thus, their age.
Age-Dating the Stars to Crack the Origins of Our Universe

For two years, Columbia astronomer Jason Curtis has worked with NYC high school students to build a model for age-dating the stars to understand how our galaxy evolved. They’ve made their work available as web-based tutorials to allow others to follow along and learn.

vaccine to treat opioid addiction being tested at Columbia
The first experimental vaccine to be tested in the United States for treatment of opioid use disorder is being studied in a phase 1a/1b clinical trial(link is external and opens in a new window) led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Experimental Opioid Vaccine Being Tested at Columbia

The first experimental vaccine to be tested in the US for treating opioid addiction is being studied in a phase 1 clinical trial, led by Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Here's how it would work and why it matters.

Arts & Humanities

Columbia University Professor Susan Bernofsky
Professor Susan Bernofsky directs the Literary Translation concentration in the Writing Program at the School of the Arts.
A Professor Shifts From Literary Translation to Biography

After translating the works of Swiss-German author Robert Walser for decades, Professor Susan Bernofsky has written the first English-language biography of him.

Columbia University Professor Saidiya Hartman
Saidiya Hartman is a University Professor and a scholar of African-American and American literature and cultural history.
Professor Saidiya Hartman Is Raising Voices

In the midst of a global reckoning with the long history of anti-Black racism, Hartman's radical genius is sorely necessary.




Knight First Amendment Institute and reporters' privilege
The Law of the Reporter’s Privilege is a Mess. A Federal Shield Law Could Help Fix It.

A blog post from the Knight First Amendment Institute explains how journalists need to know when they can expect to receive protection under federal law and when they can’t.

Center on Poverty and Social Policy child tax credit
Learn About the New Child Tax Credit Expansion and How It Will Help American Families

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy’s research has helped to ensure that the poorest third of children in the United States receive the full benefits of the Child Tax Credit.

Columbia Law School, Faculty Insight interview
Faculty Insight: Sarah A. Seo on Cops, Cars, and Discretion vs. Discrimination

Columbia Law School's Professor Sarah A. Seo explains how the development of police discretionary power in traffic stops gave rise to “driving while Black.”