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 visa applications and social media
Doc Society v. Blinken: Challenging the State Department’s Social Media Registration Requirement

The Knight First Amendment Institute's Carrie DeCell details how the requirement is a social media dragnet that chills the speech and associations of millions of people around the world.

Nature & Society Program at ILAS
The Nature and Society Program at the Institute of Latin American Studies

The Institute of Latin American Studies is engaged in a variety of initiatives to foster and disseminate interdisciplinary scholarship and policy research on the complex and dynamic relationships between nature and society in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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.”