Featured Stories

Aida Gomez-Robles

Nature and Nurture: Human Brain Evolved to Respond to Environment

December 09, 2015
What makes the human brain so different than the chimpanzee? Postdoctoral scientist Aida Gómez-Robles discovered that our brains exhibit more plasticity than our ape ancestors, and eased our evolution in response to environmental and other influences.
Alicia Bomba

A Dance of Their Own

December 09, 2015
For two dancers, the MFA dance program offered more than an opportunity to hone their skills and further their professional ambitions. It provided an artistic forum to explore their cultural identities through deeply personal performances.
Engstrom

Satellite Images Reach New Heights

December 09, 2015
Today’s satellite imagery is picture perfect—clear, accurate and readily available. But as Geography’s Ryan Engstrom devises new ways to map developing world slums, he's found that big data comes with big challenges.
Peace Sign

What Does Peace Mean?

December 09, 2015
Peace. Shalom. As-Salaam-Alaikum. In any language, peace is something we all want to attain. During this festive season, Columbian College faculty from a cross section of disciplines were asked to define what peace means to them.