In Brief

In Brief is a Columbia News series featuring faculty members' short op-ed pieces on current topics related to their academic research.

Postpartum Medicaid extension legislation should be applauded, while understanding its limitations and seeking more solutions.

How the 1970 solar eclipse set me on the path to becoming a Columbia astronomy professor.

In a new op-ed, Professor Shunichi Nakagawa argues for the importance of advance care planning. 

Rapidly intensifying hurricanes are hard to predict. Research suggests that climate change may be making them more frequent.

Puerto Rico's El Yunque National Forest provides important insight into the effect that lack of rainfall has on plant life.

The NSF’s decision to pilot new demographic data is a vital step toward mitigating disparities that LGBTQ+ scientists face.

The Senate finally approved the bipartisan debt limit bill, averting a debt default.

Columbia faculty reflect on the promises and perils of artificial intelligence and how it will shape the future.

Leading experts from SIPA weighed in on the ensuing war, what lies ahead, and the impact of the conflict on the two nations and the world.

How did the political situation in Peru escalate to violence? A political scientist unpacks why the country is in turmoil today.

To commemorate World AIDS Day, a School of Social Work professor reflects on her HIV/AIDS research with vulnerable groups in Central Asia.

Does it always come down to “the economy, stupid,” or will other factors be as important to voters in this midterm election?