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.


Featured Headline

Lisa Benton-Short

The National Mall: Inside America’s Front Yard

Home to monuments, museums, marches and fireworks, the National Mall is our nation’s most important public space. In her new book, Geography’s Lisa Benton-Short traces the history of the Mall as a symbol of the American story—from L’Enfant’s original design to the new African American History and Culture Museum.

Latest News

Tara Scully and students Diana Kussainova and Hannah Finkel with oyster shells

Saving the Bay, One Oyster at a Time

October 13, 2016

From research on herbicide poisoning to shell conservation efforts for repopulating marine life, Columbian College students are on a mission to revive an ecosystem of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.


$157 Million in NIH Funding Targets Environmental Influences on Child Health

October 13, 2016

Funded by an NIH award, Psychology’s Jody Ganiban will lead GW’s researchers investigating how environmental factors affect children’s health.

What We're Tweeting