Research Conversations

The Nature of Visual Cognition

Why do some individuals outperform others? Psychology's Stephen Mitroff sits down with CCAS Dean Ben Vinson to discuss how visual memory, perception and attention can be applied to real-world situations.

The Art of the Election

How did the pundits their election predictions so wrong? In a conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Political Science's John Sides discusses Donald Trump's election and the impact of his rise to the presidency on political behavior.

Art Therapy: Healing Through Imagery

In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Heidi Bardot explains how art therapy has shown promise in helping individuals cope with the repercussions of crises.

Family Ties: Chimps in the Wild Shine Light on Human Parenting Practices

In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Carson Murray discusses her observations of chimps in the jungles of Tanzania -- and how they are shedding new light on maternal moods, gender roles and even human parenting practices.

Human Face of Immigration with Daniel Martínez

Daniel Martinez reveals the often tragic personal stories behind the politics of immigration reform.

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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two tiny but very dense neutron stars merge and explode as a kilonova

Astrophysicists Identify ‘Monumental’ Kilonova Blast

Four CCAS astrophysicists are part of a group of scientists who confirmed the first observation of a kilonova— two neutron stars merging in an explosive event 1,000 times brighter than a nova.

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Sophomore Colloquium Delves Into Nature, Culture of Children

November 08, 2017

In the Sophomore Colloquium on the nature of children, Professor Jamie Cohen-Cole works side-by-side with a small group of students to explore the confluence of science and culture.

Aaron Moffett, BA ’99, head coach of the U.S. Invictus team, trains wounded, ill and injured veteran athletes.

Coaching Wounded Warriors Across the Finish Line

November 08, 2017

As head coach of Team USA at the Invictus Games, Aaron Moffett, BA ’99, combines his psychology training and his love of sports to help veterans overcome physical and emotional wounds.

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