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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Professor Ioannis Eleftherianos works with student Nate Bachtel in lab

In Hunt for Zika Vaccine, Tiny Fruit Fly may be Missing Link

Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly—may be best known as the micro-speck pest who spoils summer picnics. But in a SEH biology laboratory, Ioannis Eleftherianos and a team of student researchers are putting the humble insect under the microscope in a global race against time to find a Zika virus vaccine.

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New Research Grants Propel Columbian College Discoveries

September 14, 2016

From a search for malaria and tuberculosis treatments to advances in nuclear physics, it has been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.

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Welcome, New Faculty!

September 14, 2016

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a Fulbright Fellow and a bestselling novelist are among the 23 new faculty members welcomed to Columbian College this year.

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