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Flag of the United States meshed with flag of North Korea

Understanding North Korea

With tensions between the U.S. and North Korea escalating, the prospect of a nuclear conflict has the world on edge. But Korean history PhD candidate Benjamin R. Young suggests that understanding the region’s past can help save its future.


Professor of English Ayanna Thompson. (Photo: Laura McKenzie/Bryan-College Station Eagle)

Is Shakespeare Colorblind?

From Latino Othellos to African Macbeths, theaters around the world are presenting diversity-rich Shakespeare performances. As a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, English’s Ayanna Thompson is using the Bard to spark dialogues on race.
Associate Professor of Economics Joann Weiner with Dean Ben Vinson

Economics in the Real World

Economics' Joann Weiner shares her thoughts on tax policy, global markets, the ride-share economy and inspiring her students to think like economists in an insightful conversation with Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson.


Evie Downie

Solving the Proton Puzzle

A riddle at the heart of the atom is confounding scientists and suggesting a new model of physics. Evangeline Downie and an international research team are searching for a subatomic solution.

Isaiah Pickens

Guiding Troubled Teens

In a career that has taken him from counseling inside prisons to appearing in front of TV cameras, clinical psychologist Isaiah Pickens, BA ’05, has learned how to listen to young people.


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