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Dean Ben Vinson III
Dean Ben Vinson: The Path Ahead

Dean Ben Vinson recently reflected on his vision for an "engaged liberal arts" and shared his thoughts on where we've been—and where we are going.

Research Conversations

Art Therapy: Healing Through Imagery with Heidi Bardot

Heidi Bardot explains how art therapy has shown promise in helping people cope with the repercussions of trauma.

Human Face of Immigration with Daniel Martínez

Daniel Martinez reveals the often tragic personal stories behind the politics of immigration reform.

Chimps Shine Light on Human Parenting with Carson Murray

Carson Murray discusses her observations of wild chimps and how they shed new light on behavior.

Power of Creative Expression with Dana Tai Soon Burgess

Dana Tai Soon Burgess shares his vision of art-as-diplomacy and thoughts on the arts at Columbian College.

East Meets West in Art with Mika Natif

Mika Natif reveals how elements and images from Renaissance Europe found their way into 17th century Islamic art.

On the Cutting Edge of Innovation with Akos Vertes

Akos Vertes discusses his research and his biggest challenge to date: combating biological and chemical threats.

Learning & Discovery

Mark Grabowski examines bones
Bigger Not Better for Early Humans

A groundbreaking new study by Human Paleobiology's Mark Grabowski reveals that, when it comes to the origins of our species, size didn't matter.

Faculty Spotlight

GW Professors Gate
Welcome, New Faculty!

Columbian College welcomed 12 new
full-time faculty members this year,
enhancing disciplines in the sciences,
social sciences and humanities.




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