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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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Dean Ben Vinson

Dean Ben Vinson: The Path Ahead

Ben Vinson, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, recently reflected on his vision for an “engaged liberal arts” and the overall educational enterprise. As the college marks the two-year anniversary of his deanship and the beginning of another academic year, the following are some of his thoughts on the path ahead. Read more.

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Rabbi Max Ticktin

GW to Bolster Israel Studies

September 22, 2015

A grant from The Morningstar Foundation, the family foundation of Susie and Michael Gelman, will help develop an Israel Studies component of GW’s Judaic Studies Program. The grant will establish and endow the Max Ticktin Professorship of Israel Studies in recognition of Rabbi Ticktin’s contributions to GW, his scholarship related to Israel and his commitment to teaching.

Human Paleobiology’s Mark Grabowski

For Human Ancestors, Bigger Wasn’t Better

September 09, 2015

Scientists have long believed that a body mass growth spurt kick started human development. But Human Paleobiology’s Mark Grabowski rocked the evolutionary studies world by revealing that, when it comes to the origins of our species, size didn’t really matter.

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