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William P. Barr (CC’71, GSAS’73) was confirmed as U.S. attorney general Thursday. He fills the vacancy created when Jeff Sessions resigned last November.

All you need is love, goes the song. A new book by Erik Gray, a professor of English and comparative literature, suggests that all you need is love poetry.

Years before Alex Halliday joined Columbia’s Earth Institute as its director, he was changing the field of geochemistry. During the early 1990s, he saw the potential of a new kind of mass spectrometer for studying small isotopic variations in elements that were difficult to ionize and measure.

The faculty practice of the School of Nursing is developing a coordinated care program for the mental and physical health of LGBT patients in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

A Columbia-led team has developed a new method to finely tune adjacent layers of graphene—lacy, honeycomb-like sheets of carbon atoms—to induce superconductivity.

On November 16, a current of participatory energy that has been growing for months pushed the University Senate beyond its routine agenda and down some unaccustomed procedural by-ways.

In-depth, long-form narrative nonfiction pieces and the stories behind those stories populate The Delacorte Review, Columbia Journalism School’s latest publishing venture.

Columbia University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard, have succeeded in developing a chemical process to absorb infrared light and re-emit it as visible energy, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the damage caused by high-intensity light exposure. 

Courtney Cogburn, an assistant professor at Columbia’s School of Social Work, created a 12-minute virtual reality film, 1000 Cut Journey, that allows others to experience the impact of racism on African Americans today.

Farah Jasmine Griffin, inaugural chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, traces its beginnings to the years Harlem Renaissance literary icon Zora Neale Hurston spent here studying with Franz Boas, a pioneer of modern anthropology.

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation has expanded its preservation program, which was founded in 1964, to offer a doctorate that blends scholarship with science and technology, the first in the nation.

Scientists have identified a group of genes that induces differences in the developing brains of male and female roundworms and triggers the initiation of puberty, a genetic pathway that may have the same function in controlling the timing of sexual maturation in humans.

Lee C. Bollinger's new book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the formative free-speech cases and warns of new threats to freedom of expression in the digital age.