A scene from the 1000 Cut Journey virtual reality experience from the perspective of a teenage boy in a classroom

A scene from the 1000 Cut Journey virtual reality experience of a teenage boy in a classroom. Graphic by Tobin Asher

You’re a young man of 15, heading out to meet friends at a basketball game. The next moment, you’re kneeling on the sidewalk in front of your house with police officers screaming and cursing at you, hands on their holstered guns. You’ve been mistaken for somebody else.

a researcher with a handheld welding tool working on battery components

Research at the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center includes optimizing battery-pack performance. Photo by John Abbott

As director of Columbia’s newest research arm, the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center, Alan West leads a team developing batteries that can store solar and wind-powered energy.

Rafael Yuste

Photo courtesy of Columbia University

Rafael Yuste, a leader in the development of neurotechnologies that could cure many mental and neurological diseases, is also spearheading a worldwide effort to ensure these powerful tools are used ethically.
Ravi Tomer
Raju Tomer has won a NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, for his pioneering work in developing new technologies for high-resolution mapping of brain structure and function.
Jonathan Kornberg sitting on a chair in front of a window with a view of Washington Heights

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Jonathan Kornberg's team works with professors to identify instructional needs and equip classrooms and labs with the latest communications technology.
“When faculty and graduate students come up with new scientific inventions... it’s our role to work with them and help bring those inventions into the market,” said Orin Herskowitz, CTV’s executive director.
futuristic looking dental medicine school

Photo by Jeff Goldberg

This is the new, state-of-the-art Center for Precision Dental Medicine, located on the fifth floor of the Vanderbilt Clinic on 168th Street, where the next generation of dentists is being trained.
Lee Bollinger
Today, Columbia provides a multidisciplinary platform for teaching, research and advocacy on the fundamental challenges facing a free press in a digital age.
A screen grab of the redesigned, featuring an image of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on the Manhattanville campus
The Office of Communications and Public Affairs and CUIT spent the past year developing a new University homepage that meets modern web standards and more efficiently represents the Columbia brand online.
american flag memorial on lawn

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Experts on grief at the Columbia School of Social Work are collaborating with the Defense Department’s Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences on a mobile and web-based way to help those families cope.