Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law was established in 2009 to develop legal techniques to address climate change. Since January 20th 2017, it has been busier than ever.
Brian Metzger, an associate professor of astrophysics, has won a 2019 Breakthrough New Horizons in Physics Prize for pioneering predictions of the electromagnetic signal from a neutron star merger, and for leadership in the emerging field of multi-messenger astronomy.
A two-year study by the University on the status of women and underrepresented minority faculty at Columbia has resulted in a set of proposals on ways to close salary gaps, spur academic advancement and improve the overall work environment.
Rafael Yuste, a professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, has been awarded the Eliasson Global Leadership Prize by the Tällberg Foundation for his seminal contributions in inspiring the US and International BRAIN initiatives and for his efforts toward building ethical guidelines for neurotechnology and artificial intelligence.
With Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today—the latest exhibition at Columbia’s Wallach Art Gallery—curator Denise Murrell proposes that the changing representation of the black female figure has been central to the development of modernism.
Author and journalist John Judis surveys the aftermath of the election, as well as Brexit and the ascendancy of authoritarian leaders around the world in his new book, The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration and the Revolt Against Globalization.
“I think all the big ethical questions that preoccupied me were condensed in the issue of slavery and democracy in the United States,” said Stephanie McCurry. “It was just enough distance from the things that roiled me that I was able to be scholarly about it.”
Human remains are at the heart of Zoë Crossland’s work. In one of the most popular classes that she teaches, Corpse Life, students learn about the history of death and the treatment of remains.
Linda Amrou works to strengthen the ties between the University’s nine Global Centers and Columbia students, faculty and alumni.
Raju Tomer has won a NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, for his pioneering work in developing new technologies for high-resolution mapping of brain structure and function.
Alex Teachey and David Kipping report that the detection of a candidate exomoon – that is, moons orbiting planets in other star systems – is unusual because of its large size, comparable to the diameter of Neptune. Such gargantuan moons do not exist in our own solar system, where nearly 200 natural satellites have been cataloged.
Ben Marcus’s new book, Notes from the Fog, is a collection of 13 short stories in which, among other things, a young Jewish boy rejects his parents’ love and turns into an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today joined Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, founder and principal of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, to inaugurate The Forum: a new 56,000-square-foot, three-story facility that completes the first ensemble of new buildings on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus in West Harlem.