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Engineering Professor Vijay Modi built an interactive map of annual energy consumption in New York City. Click the image to view. Image credit: Vijay Modi, Columbia University

Over the last five years, the amount of digital information worldwide has increased almost 2,000 percent, exceeding 2.8 trillion gigabytes—perhaps as many bits of information as there are stars in the universe.

Just a few years after Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition to the great Northwest, another intrepid American set out on a journey through challenging terrain at the government’s behest.

(Editor's note: This story was originally published on April 20, 2011. The video was published on Feb. 20, 2013.)

Columbia University Medical Center has launched a new medical practice near Rockefeller Center, giving the commuters and visitors who stream into midtown Manhattan easy access to some of the city’s top practitioners.

Columbia’s campuses were largely spared the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed neighborhoods, flooded tunnels, forced hospitals evacuations and knocked out power to millions throughout the region. But many in the tri-state area face a challenging path to recovery.

For two days in October, more than 20 executives of nonprofit groups in Harlem came together at Columbia Business School for a leadership training program.

Irving Boyer, Prospect Park, ca. 1942–1944. Oil on academy board. Image credit: New-York Historical Society, Gift of Selwyn L. Boyer, from the Boyer Family Collection

New York City played a critical role in the national war effort during World War II, with the city’s workers doing everything from building ships at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to manufacturing uniforms at Brooks Brothers.

Shattered boardwalk lining Rockaway Beach Boulevard Image credit: Maura R. O'Connor/The New York World

Researchers at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have been explaining to the media and public how weather systems converged to make Sandy so powerful, and how the rising sea levels caused by climate change have sharply increased the destructive potential from such storms on

As an intern in Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML), Jean-Christophe Cloutier was used to the silence.

Principal Jeanene Worrell-Breeden welcomed an audience of more than 300 parents, teachers, neighborhood residents and university community members—along with local and state dignitaries—to celebrate Teachers College Community School’s move into its permanent new home.