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Here Are All the Olympics-Bound Columbia Athletes That We Know So Far

The Olympics are right around the corner and there are a lot of Columbia Lions in the ranks of those headed to Tokyo to compete. Here's who to watch out for.

How engineers are working with biologists and oncologists to model the progression of cancer and uncover new treatments.

Whether it's AIDS or COVID or rampant injustice, political necessity brings LGBTQ people “together in an expression of community.”

Columbia research finds that some cases of OCD are caused by damaging gene variants that, while rare, provide a needed starting point for the development of better therapeutics.

Climate change may be loading the dice for a difficult summer, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Professor Claudio Lomnitz recounts his family’s history across continents and the 20th century.

Katznelson began his tenure as Interim Provost in 2019 and helped Columbia navigate through the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Columbia Engineering researchers develop computer vision algorithm for predicting human interactions and body language in video, a capability that could have applications for assistive technology, autonomous vehicles, and collaborative robots.

Columbia scientists have found a way to encode digital information straight into the genomes of living E. coli bacteria cells, which, they say, preserves the data in a surprisingly stable, robust manner. 

Columbia Law School professors explain this method of research for legal scholars and how it’s being misunderstood.

Here are 10 essential books for those who are interested in critical race theory.

Catch up on what Columbia's Kimberlé Crenshaw and Kendall Thomas have been saying in the press on encouraging Americans to engage in open discussions about racial justice.

Andrew Gelman, a statistics professor at Columbia, and Aki Vehtari, a computer science professor at Finland’s Aalto University, recently published a list of the most important statistical ideas in the last 50 years. Here, they break it down in easy-to-understand terms.

From a gripping young adult fantasy to a deeper look at critical race theory, here are the books Columbians have at the beach, on the subway, and in the air conditioning this summer.

Columbia remains committed to helping our graduates achieve their professional and academic goals without a difficult financial burden.

Zachariah Brown (BUS’13, ’21) used Cameo to invite his professors to his doctoral research presentation on, you guessed it, "peacocking."  

More and more workers are returning to the physical office, opening a slough of new questions about office politics and policies. Columbia experts weigh in.

Eighteen Columbians have won 31 Olympic medals, stretching from 1896 to 2016. Here's a look back at our Lion winners. 

After translating the works of Swiss-German author Robert Walser for decades, Professor Susan Bernofsky has written the first English-language biography of him.

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy’s research has helped to ensure that the poorest third of children in the United States receive the full benefits of the Child Tax Credit.

Numerous projects helmed by Columbia University faculty and alumni have been nominated for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. 

A new book explores the intersection of professional sports with the civil rights and second-wave feminist movements.

The triple jump champ will be flag bearer for her home country of Ghana at the 2020 Olympics.

People Come First, an exhibition of the 'first feminist, multicultural artist, populist painter for the ages' works are currently on display at The Met until Aug. 1. 

A pair of studies in Nature show that a quasiparticle, known as a plasmon polariton, can be pulled with and against a flow of electrons, a finding that could lead to more efficient ways of manipulating light at the nanoscale.

Columbia Journalism School announced the latest winners of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for journalists over their careers for outstanding reporting on the Americas.

The jury of the Festival de Cannes gathered to announce the 74th annual winners of this most prestigious film festival and three Columbia alumni were honored.

Organizations—including business schools—are increasingly focused on expanding their DEI capabilities. Here we discuss best practices for having productive conversations around DEI.

Katherine Boo, Gail Collinsm and John Daniszewski have been elected co-chairs of Pulitzer Prize Board.

The Olympics are right around the corner and there are a lot of Columbia Lions in the ranks of those headed to Tokyo to compete. Here's who to watch out for.

Researchers from Columbia's Climate School are using data collection, community collaboration, and startups to reduce the negative health effects of pollution in India, Indonesia, and the continent of Africa.

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