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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Museum Specialist Kevin Strait, PhD ’10

Alumni Bring African American History to Life

As curators and historians in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Columbian College alumni have scoured the country to tell the story of black life in America.

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Mind Games: Can We Really Shape Our Brains?

November 07, 2016

The capacity for humans to get along holds society together. But how do we do it? Philosophy’s Tadeusz W. Zawidzki says we are “mindshapers,” able to mold our brains—and those around us.

Daniel H. Weiss

Alumnus Dan Weiss Honored for 'Towering' Achievements

November 07, 2016

Among the alumni honored at the 80th annual Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony was Daniel H. Weiss, BA ’79, president and COO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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