Recent News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

Zebrafish Can Repair Their Brains. Why Can’t We?

The most useful biological innovations aren’t always found in the “highest” organisms.

Three skeletons
These Bones Were Made for Walking

Researchers have created the first map of the genomic regions responsible for skeletal changes that led primates to walk upright.

An illustration of a person's head surrounded by their memories.
How Our Most Meaningful Memories Are Made

Neuroscientists are closer to solving one of the mysteries of the human brain.

Campus & Community

Henry Clemente and five of his favorite spots around Columbia.
A Tour of Columbia with a University Staffer of 16 Years Who Knows Every Room on Campus

Henry Clemente, a head cleaner with Facilities and Operations, knows every nook and cranny of the Morningside campus. He shares the spots every newcomer should know.

Zuyu Shen in the Libraries working on a laptop.
Zuyu Shen
Zuyu Shen (BC’24) Takes on Prison Reform Research

As the school year kicks off, we asked Columbia researchers and staff how best to handle new endeavors. Here’s what they said.

Students jump off the Sundial on Morningside campus exuberantly.
10+ Photos Bringing Glorious Back-to-School Energy as Columbia Students Begin the Fall Semester

From Convocation and move-in, NSOP to ice cream trucks on College Walk, the fall semester is off to an energetic start.

National & Global Affairs

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Q&A: On the Death of Yevgeny Prigozhin

Professor Kimberly Marten, one of the world’s leading experts on the Wagner Group, discusses the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, what it means for Russia’s proxy armies, and more.

A woman looks at her phone with bar graphs in front of it.
Dean Gillian Lester on AI and the Future of Work

How much is artificial intelligence—and the algorithms it generates—changing the experience and nature of work? What does that mean for employees’ privacy and the future of the legal profession?

A businessman in a suit looks at a climate change dashboard in his palm.
Changing Climate Perceptions: The Promise of Prediction Markets

Columbia Business School research shows that participating in a market where individuals make predictions on future climate outcomes and earn money can change climate attitudes, behavior, and knowledge.