Each year, 100,000 young women in the U.S. are ensnared by the sex trafficking trade. Sociology alumna Priya Dhanani, MA ’14, teaches teens and adults to overcome myths about human trafficking—and challenges them to take a hard look at their own biases.
The massive bones of mountain gorillas hold hints to human evolution and clues to conservation. That’s why anthropologist Shannon McFarlin and her students traveled to Dian Fossey’s Rwandan field site and exhumed the apes’ remains.
The restaurant business is tough, but Nicole Marie Capp, BS '09, has taken on the challenge and opened a sandwich shop called Matt and Marie's. The menu features Italian classics with a twist of non-traditional ingredients such as broccoli rabe on the Verdura Double sandwich.
"Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd and distinguished political scientist Stephen Haber, BA ’79, lead an impressive roster of new dean’s advisory board members. The luminaries and alumni joining the national councils are leaders in journalism, finance, PR and more.
Shakespeare's "Sonnets" are historic, revered and, to some, a bit long in the tooth. How do you rescue the classic poems from textbook obscurity? For his new book, PhD student D. Gilson asked friends, writers and his professors to remix the sonnets in a multimedia free-for-all.
For 500 million years, the nautilus has roamed the ocean depths. It has survived asteroids and earthquakes, and outlasted the dinosaur. So why is this ancient sea creature now on “the knife-edge” of extinction? Forensic Scientist Mehdi Moini is uncovering clues to discover what is killing this living fossil—before it's too late.
Leah Chang, associate professor of French, and co-author Katherine Kong study and translate various forms of documents from letters to diplomatic reports related to Catherine de Medicis.
Lilien Robinson, professor of art history, contributes to this work, which compiles fourteen empirical and comparative essays about modernism in the architecture, visual arts, and literature of interwar Serbia (1918-1941).
“Disease detective” Lauren Epstein, BS ’03, MD ’07, is playing a central role in combatting the Ebola crisis. An infectious disease specialist with the CDC, she’s applying her biology training to monitor U.S. health care workers exposed to the deadly virus. She traveled to Dallas to investigate the first case of Ebola in the U.S.
We note with regret the passing of Harden McConnell, BS ’47, a renowned chemistry professor at Stanford University and a beloved member of the GW family. An esteemed scientist, McConnell's accolades included a GW honorary degree and election to the National Academy of Science. His 1999 endowment to GW Chemistry epitomized his generosity and commitment.
Students from GW's Planet Forward Campus Consortium, a digital storytelling collaborative housed within theSchool of Media and Public Affairs, now have the opportunity to have their writing and videos published on National Geographic’s blog, "The Plate."
Biology major Reem Al Shabeeb spent her Iraqi childhood in the midst of bomb blasts and gunfire. Today, as a student research assistant in Mollie Manier’s biological sciences class, she’s working toward becoming a brain surgeon—and putting her dangerous past behind her.