News Archive



Akos Vertes holds a silicon wafer containing multiple REDIchip devices.

Detecting the Undetectable: New Chip Identifies Chemicals in Ultratrace Amounts

June 17, 2015

Akos Vertes, GW professor of chemistry, has designed new technology that can identify traces of chemicals at 10-19 moles, a previously undetectable amount. The technology behind the REDIchip was invented as part of a project aimed at reducing the amount of time needed to identify biological and chemical matter.

The choir performs at Church of St. Casimir in Vilnius, Lithuania.

On Baltic Tour, Choir Hits all the Right Notes

June 10, 2015

From churches and castles in Lithuania to villages, town squares and an orphanage in Estonia, the GW Music Department’s Tour Choir brought their mix of spirituals, standards and sing-alongs to the Baltics.

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Student Reflections

June 10, 2015

Columbian College students share a wealth of special experiences on campus, in the classroom and throughout the community. As the academic year drew to a close, they paused to share what they like best about GW.

Making History: The Campaign for GW

Alumnus’ $7 Million Gift to GW Opens the Door for High-Achieving Students Committed to Leadership and Service Within the Hispanic Community

June 10, 2015

Alumnus Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki, have donated $7 million to create the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, which will offer a pre-college program to high school juniors, with plus-factor consideration for students of Hispanic heritage who are committed to service and leadership in the Hispanic community.

Rape Crisis - Cape Town Trust

Working in South Africa, Students Take Stand Against Rape

May 19, 2015

In the wake of apartheid, South African women have endured high sexual violence rates. Students in Dan Moshenberg's Women's Studies class traveled to Cape Town to work with rape crisis advocates and transform a nation's ideas of gender-equality and women's rights.

Adrienne Borges, MS '06

Alumnus Solves Forensics Mysteries, Touches Lives

May 19, 2015

Adrienne Borges, MS '06, is a real-life forensic science sleuth. She’s helped identify missing soldiers, catch serial killers and bring peace of mind to families searching for lost loved ones.

Art Therapy: Healing Through Imagery

May 19, 2015

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.

Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson snaps a selfie with 2015 graduates

Festive Graduation Weekend Celebrates Class of 2015

May 19, 2015

During the Columbian College Celebration, Dean Ben Vinson posed for a selfie after urging the Class of 2015 to "make history and allow passion to guide you to a meaningful life." Apple CEO Tim Cook also closed his commencement address by capturing the moment on his iPhone.

Corcoran 17th Street building

LEO A DALY to Design Phased Renovation of Corcoran

May 11, 2015

LEO A DALY, an internationally renowned architecture, engineering and planning firm with expertise in arts and education spaces, will lead the phased renovation of the Corcoran’s 17th Street building.

Cover of The Public Sector R&D Enterprise by Peter Linquiti

The Public Sector R&D Enterprise

April 24, 2015

Peter Linquiti, associate professor of Environmental Resource Policy, provides students and practitioners alike with a primer on how government R&D programs actually work and a sophisticated methodology for valuing R&D investments before they are made.

WHCA Scholarship

GW Announces Scholarship with White House Correspondents' Association

April 14, 2015

GW announced a new scholarship in partnership with the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA). The scholarship will provide one journalism student each year with a financial award and a seat at the annual WHCA Dinner.

David Mitchell and students from his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization course on Disabled People and the Holocaust at the site of

The Holocaust Killing Centers: An Historical Nightmare for the Disabled

April 08, 2015

In his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization English seminar, David Mitchell leads his students on a pilgrimage to Germany to memorialize a little known tragedy: the twisted Nazi euthanasia program that resulted in the medical murders of 300,000 disabled people.

NEXT at Corcoran

GW-Corcoran 'NEXT' Exhibition Showcases New Generation of Contemporary Artists

April 08, 2015

NEXT at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will showcase students' exploration of gentrification, poverty, gender, and relationships. The exhibition introduces the art community the work from the Corcoran’s graduating seniors.

Museum Studies graduate student Lauren Shenfeld, BA ’13, wears many hats at the new museum, from community liaison to tour guide

Behind the Scenes of New Museum, Students Brings Art to Life

April 08, 2015

From exhibition designers to tour guides, Columbian College students are making their mark on the new George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, connecting world-renowned collections with the GW and D.C. community.

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

April 08, 2015

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.