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.


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Elizabeth Chacko

Elizabeth Chacko: The Thrill of Discovery

As a geography professor and department chair, Elizabeth Chacko approached academia as a scientific adventure, replete with inquiry, discovery and excitement. Now she’s bringing her passion for education to her new role as associate dean for undergraduate studies. Read more.

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Page Turners: A Sampling of New Books by Columbian College Faculty

August 12, 2015

What do digital media, a pioneering African American TV show and the ecological history of stone have in common? There are all among the prolific and varied topics addressed in books by Columbian College faculty this year. From historical dramas to religious reconstruction, this scholarly library is stacked with thought-provoking titles.

Sanjit Sethi

GW Names Inaugural Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

August 12, 2015

Longtime arts advocate and educator Sanjit Sethi will head the GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Mr. Sethi brings extensive experience in the past decade as an artist and educator, having served for the last two years as director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. Mr. Sethi will begin his post on Oct. 1.

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