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Lazy Bears and Confused Birds: What a Warming Planet Means for Wildlife

Climate change is upsetting the migratory rhythms of many species, disrupting pollinators, and spelling trouble for ecosystems around the world.

Here’s what inspired Alejandra Paniagua-Avila and Joanne Michelle F. Ocampo to return to Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health and surface the roots of social and racial biases in global public health.

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed an algorithm that generates a soft whisper to block smart devices from listening in on conversations.

In much of the global ocean, there’s evidence that iron-rich dust blowing from land has fertilized algae during cold periods, increasing uptake of carbon from the air, and keeping the climate frigid. Not at the South Pole, says a new study.

Minority neighborhoods where residents were long denied home loans have twice as many oil and gas wells as mostly white neighborhoods, says a new study by researchers at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

From science to engineering, writing to social sciences, here are the Columbians who received awards recently.

Students learn about the rapidly advancing research field and work with real quantum computing hardware and software. 

And an update from the nest: two eyasses hatched, one more to go!

On April 18, construction began on the Morningside campus for Commencement 2022. Take a look at how it is shaping up.

Although their Commencements were virtual, these graduates are delighted to join the celebration this year with the Class of 2022, and they have a lot of good advice to offer about the future both on and off campus. 

For Earth Day, learn about how science at its smallest scale is applied to the depths of our planet.

Columbia News is proud to highlight a few of the many students graduating this year who are passionate about social justice and for whom this passion informs both their work at the university and their future hopes and dreams. 

Learn more about the research of A'Lelia Bundles Community Scholar Deidre Flowers (TC'06, GSAS PhD'17).

With global warming no longer just a threat but a full-blown crisis, Columbia experts are on the frontlines, documenting the dangers and developing solutions.

What neuroscience and psychology can tell us about baseball – and ourselves.

The Campbell Award is presented to a graduating student at each School who shows exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit as exemplified by the late Bill Campbell (CC'62, TC'64), Chair Emeritus, University Trustee, and CAA co-founder.

Professor and co-author W. Warner Burke says, in his new book, that the answer to that question requires understanding how some of the fundamentals of psychology are relevant to organizational development.

Professors Zhezhen Jin, Bodhi Sen, and Tian Zheng are recognized for their contributions to statistics, and related applications in computing and medicine.

With commencement, class days, and general graduation festivities around the corner, here's who we expect to speak to our graduates in celebration of their accomplishments.

Additional enhancements to financial aid will support students attending Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, and Columbia School of General Studies.

Safwan Masri, after leading the Columbia Global Centers for the last decade, will step down as Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development on June 30, 2022. 

A group of diverse Columbians join other scholars, artists, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have built a human tissue-chip system that physically and genetically links heart, liver, bone, and skin tissue modules.

When motivated to seek specific information, say, about a newly arrived infectious virus, people tend to also become receptive to a much wider range of information types, a new Zuckerman Institute study suggests.

Professor Avinoam Shalem will co-direct Black Mediterranean, which reconsiders the history of the relationship between Africa and Europe.

Columbia committed to defending intellectual property rights. Unanimous verdict ensures professors and researchers recognized for innovative work.

Celebrating the life and mourning the loss of Columbia Center for Justice co-founder and co-director Kathy Boudin.

 As dean, he will promote efforts that grow the university's capacities for innovative research and continue to elevate the educational experience at the school to attract the most talented engineering students and faculty.

History Professor Michael Witgen brings the success of the Anishinaabeg to life in his new book, “Seeing Red.”

Read what Columbia students have written about the professors and graduate students who received this well-deserved distinction in 2022.

School of Social Work’s Vincent Schiraldi recounts his experience working on Rikers Island and his hopes for a more humane jail and prison system.

Columbia dermatologist Dr. Dawn Queen runs through the facts on skin color, skin cancer, and other effects of ultraviolet rays.

From science to engineering, writing to social sciences, here are the Columbians who received awards recently.

Computer scientists Alfred Aho and Toniann Pitassi, mathematician Michael Harris, and sociologist Mario Small join this year’s class of new members.

Five Columbia faculty members from English and comparative literature, global studies, sociology, creative writing, and history explain why it is important that their disciplines concentrate on Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.

The previously unmapped reservoirs, reported in the journal Science, could speed the flow of glaciers to the sea and release carbon into the atmosphere.

A new metric devised by Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health shows that health is more important than age for determining dependency ratios and a more accurate assessment of the aging burden across countries.

Climatologist and agronomist Cynthia Rosenzweig has been named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.

In an online GSAPP event, Olalekan Jeyifous discussed how his visionary works of Crown Heights and Lagos offer hope for the future.

Local governments and policymakers are anxious about the U.S. grid’s ability to withstand ever-increasing demand. Consumers could hold the key to an untapped resource.

A business major turned biologist, Columbia postdoc Robert Fernandez studies the nervous system of roundworms while helping college students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds pursue PhD programs in science.

Columbia University today announced the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

The report proposes a definition of bullying and other abusive behavior, a remedial framework, and changes in culture and climate to help prevent such behavior.

Columbia researchers have discovered a way of sizing up the ‘shadows’ of two supermassive black holes in the process of colliding, giving astronomers a potentially new tool to measure black holes in distant galaxies and test alternative theories of gravity.

Partnership with Columbia University and CUNY will help New York City learn from COVID-19 and tackle urgent public health emergencies.

In “Antagonistic Cooperation,” Professor Robert O’Meally explores everyone from Bearden and Basquiat to Ellison, Morrison, and Ellington.

The night of May 18, the Empire State Building will glow blue and white for Commencement. Here’s where to capture the best photos with it.

The war in Ukraine has affected every aspect of work at the institute, she says, including her plans for the Harriman's future.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to recognize faculty whose work embodies Columbia’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

This year, seven formerly incarcerated students affiliated with Columbia's Center for Justice will graduate from the university.

As graduation week is upon us, loved ones reflect on their favorite Columbian’s time at the university.

Kyle Pope interviews Jelani Cobb about the role of journalism at a politically fraught time, diversity efforts at the Columbia Journalism School, and the cost of degrees from institutions like Columbia. Today, he was appointed dean of the school.

President Lee C. Bollinger announces the next dean of Columbia Journalism School.

It has been a trying few years, but we couldn't be happier to celebrate Columbia's Class of 2022, who have triumphed through it all.

Rafael Yuste, professor of biological sciences and director of Columbia's NeuroTechnology Center, has coauthored a report commissioned by the U.N. secretary general.

Having three or more children has a negative effect on late-life cognition, says new research by Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Climate change is upsetting the migratory rhythms of many species, disrupting pollinators, and spelling trouble for ecosystems around the world.

Fungus-based construction materials could be useful in remote settings or at the scenes of natural disasters.

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