Columbia Scientists Aid in Landmark Lead Paint Ruling

In a Tuesday ruling, a California Court of Appeal found three paint manufacturers responsible for health hazards relating to lead paint, and upheld an earlier edict for the companies to pay to stop the harm. Two Columbia scientists and Mailman … Continue reading


Launch of Online Publication, “Medical and Health Humanities”

Medical and Health Humanities has officially launched its online publication, which features 22 regular writers and guest contributors from across the country and around the world. Medical and Health Humanities was founded in 2017 by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi … Continue reading


Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience End of Year Newsletter

The Center for Science and Society and the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program are pleased to present its End of Year Newsletter which includes information on program activities in the 2016-2017 academic year and welcomes our newest PSSN scholars. … Continue reading


Center for Science and Society End of Year Newsletter

The Center for Science and Society is pleased to present its End of Year Newsletter which includes information and reviews about Center activities in the 2016-2017 academic year and offers a preview of upcoming events in Fall 2017. To read our newsletter, please … Continue reading


Center for Science and Society Welcomes Four New Postdoctoral Scholars

The Center for Science and Society welcomes four new postdoctoral scholars in two of its programs: The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program welcomes 2017 Scholars Federica Coppola and Noam Zerubavel. The two incoming postdoctoral scholars were selected from a highly competitive pool … Continue reading


Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library Acquires Seminal Astronomical Texts

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University recently acquired two astronomical texts by Caroline Lucretia Herschel and Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora. Continue reading


Summary Report for “Weaving: Cognition, Technology, Culture,” April 5 – 8, 2017

Over the course of five days, the WEAVING: COGNITION, TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE (April 5 – 8) conference at Columbia’s Center for Science and Society brought together artisans, researchers, scholars and curious visitors to explore the art and science of weaving. Continue reading


Summary Report for “Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Knowing and Certainty,” April 21 – 22, 2017

Spanning two days in April 2017, academic scholars, public policy makers, non-governmental advocates, and media experts gathered to attend Evidence: An Interdisciplinary Conversation About Knowing And Certainty, sponsored by the Center for Science and Society (CSS) and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University. Continue reading


2017 Interdisciplinary Seed Grants Awarded

The Center for Science and Society awards Seed Grants to five interdisciplinary projects led by faculty from a diverse range of departments at Columbia University, including psychology, journalism, political science, sociology, and history. Continue reading


Nature Inspires Fashion at the “Force of Nature” Exhibit at The Museum at FIT, May 30 – Nov 18

Nature has inspired both art and fashion for hundreds of years. In Force of Nature, more than 95 objects from MFIT’s permanent collection are placed within a context of period philosophies and scientific literature in order to demonstrate this deep interconnectedness. Until November 18 at the Museum at FIT. Continue reading