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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Danny Hayes

Women on the Campaign Trail

What’s blocking a woman’s road to the White House? Political Science’s Danny Hayes reveals that perception of gender bias is as bad as bias itself. Read more.

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Human Brains Evolved to be More responsive to Environmental, Social and Cultural Influences

Human Brains Evolved to be More Responsive to Environmental, Social and Cultural Influences

November 16, 2015

Researchers at GW discovered that human brains exhibit more plasticity, propensity to be modeled by the environment, than chimpanzee brains and that this may have accounted for part of human evolution.

Kate Birmingham

Digging Up D.C. History

November 11, 2015

Don’t tell archaeologist Kate Birmingham, MA ’10, that discoveries are only made in far off deserts. With the National Park Service, the Museum Studies alumna is bringing history home, uncovering the District’s history of Native American settlements and shocking slave plantations.


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