News and Announcements

"I want to understand why financial institutions are the way they are and try to figure out how to improve them." 


The University has instituted a hiring freeze effective March 24, 2020 for the remainder of FY2020.

In light of public health circumstances, libraries are closed until further notice. Colleagues are working diligently to support teaching, scholarship, and research throughout current interruptions. 

As the University responds to COVID-19 by working to reduce on-campus populations, it is imperative to rapidly ramp down most of our on-site, in-person research activities. 

In light of the transition to a virtual learning environment, this announcement to faculty offers guidance on teaching, class arrangements, and related issues. 

Students in countries designated as CDC COVID-19 Risk Levels 1, 2 or 3, should return to their permanent residence (or a safer location). Students on study abroad programs in countries with a rising number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases should seriously consider returning home.

Columbia affiliates are strongly urged to postpone non-essential international travel. For students, all upcoming international travel that is organized, led, or financed by Columbia is suspended until further notice. 

Undertaking evidence-informed procedures, the University has restricted travel to South Korea, in addition to China. However, it has not made changes to classes, activities, operations, and events on our New York campuses.

Columbia faculty are invited to apply for the Provost’s Teaching & Learning Grants.  These grants help integrate new technology and educational approaches into classrooms and develop interdisciplinary courses.  

As the situation related to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus continues to develop, the ability of some students to participate in academic activities may be affected.

Columbia continues to monitor information regarding the coronavirus outbreak. This message includes very important, time-sensitive information for members of the University community. 

Columbia is monitoring information and expert recommendations regarding the outbreak of a 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first detected in Wuhan, China.

At the start of a new semester, Interim Provost Ira Katznelson reflects on community issues, including unionization, the Fourth Purpose, and more.

"I've been interested in the interface between chemistry, biology and engineering: how can we use our understanding of chemical matter to change or alter or understand biological systems? I think there's a lot of power in that."

This newly-released guide an invaluable resource to help create a supportive, inclusive environment.