Office Hours

Office Hours is a Columbia News series dedicated to the compelling research that faculty are engaged in both in and beyond the classroom.

Tian Zheng, the Statistics department chair, is developing innovative tools to confront climate change and the opioid epidemic.

The GSAPP professor’s outdoor sculptures advocate for the experimental preservation of U.S. embassies.

María José Contreras Lorenzini works at the intersection of research and art, in an urban context.

Matthew Engelke wants to, among many other things, help take forward a project on race and religion.

Laura Kaufman, the new chair of the chemistry department, first came to Columbia as an undergraduate.

The new chair of Latin American and Iberian Cultures plans to foster dialogues that engage Columbia, New York, and the world beyond.

School of the Arts Professor David Antonio Cruz has recently been teaching and exhibiting his work in multiple museum exhibitions.

In a new paper, Roy’s team outlines the unusual quantum behavior of a new material they created, cerium silicon iodide.

This fall she is teaching a course on writing in the presence of ancestors.

Putman, a professor of astronomy, recently won an award for “high risk, high reward” research on our galaxy.

The new Anthropology chair plans to nourish faculty and student growth in the department, and launch the Disappearance Lab.

Chia-Ying Lee is building models to improve our understanding of storm risk.