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Former Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.
Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom

A $2.5 million gift from former U.S. Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr., will establish a religious freedom institute within Columbian College.

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

Art Therapy mandalas
Color Me Cautious

Coloring books for adults may be a bestselling craze, but Donna Betts cautions the public to not mistake them for art therapy.

Student Spotlight

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Psychology and our Daily Lives

Freshmen in the Science in the District Dean’s Seminar discovered cognitive psychology can be applied to real-world situations every day.


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