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National Geographic to Collaborate with Planet Forward for ‘Campus Voices’ on Food Blog

October 09, 2014

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."

The Digital Media Revolution: Global Political Impact

October 08, 2014

Digital media has transformed the way we communicate and share information. And now it's profoundly altering the global political spectrum. In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Catie Bailard explores how new media can spur ordinary citizens to reevaluate and even change their governments.

Biology major Reem Al Shabeeb

Growing Up in a War Zone

October 08, 2014

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.

Left: Crematogaster ampla, Right: Cephalotes specularis

Nature Collides with James Bond: Newly Discovered Ant Species Hides in Plain Sight

October 01, 2014

Researchers plan and plot every considerable aspect of their work, but sometimes it's something unexpected and seemingly insignificant that leads to the real discovery. That was the case for Scott Powell, assistant professor of biology at GW.

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Making Law and Courts Research Relevant

September 25, 2014

Brandon Bartels, associate professor of political science, argues that research can be more directly relevant to broader audiences outside of academia. A significant part of this issue, he states, goes back to a seeming disconnect between empirical and normative scholars of law and courts that has increased in recent years.

Corcoran alumna Katie Schuler

Corcoran Alumna Exposes Natural Beauty of the Philippines

September 17, 2014

Globe-trotting conservation filmmaker and Corcoran alumna Katie Schuler took her camera into the jungles of the Philippines for an environmental storytelling project, part of a fellowship secured through GW. She photographed exotic creatures in an extraordinary locale.

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Welcome, New Faculty!

September 10, 2014

Columbian College welcomed 12 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total number of full-time scholars to 496—and strengthening disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Graduate student Jordan Sender guides clients through voice training exercises at the GW Speech and Hearing Center.

At Speech & Hearing, Students are Clinic Caretakers

September 10, 2014

As they prepare to join the growing field of speech pathology, graduate students gain invaluable training at the GW Speech and Hearing Center. From treating clients with communicative impairments to managing insurance payments, the experience is "intense, demanding and endlessly rewarding."

Elisabeth Anker, assistant professor of American studies and political science

Lights, Camera, Action: The Politics of Melodrama

September 10, 2014

Think "Mission Accomplished." Why does our political discourse often sound like a movie script? Elisabeth Anker discusses how melodrama jumped from Hollywood potboilers to a powerful political force.

Joseph Asher Hale

GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Presents Joseph Asher Hale’s Fathom

September 02, 2014

Gallery 31 at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GW’s Columbian College will open Joseph Asher Hale: "Fathom," a large sculptural installation of an imagined globe that represents the earth 250 million years into the future.

Tony Fratto and Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Former White House and NPR Staffers Join SMPA

August 28, 2014

Tony Fratto, former deputy White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, and Barbara Bradley Hagerty, former correspondent for National Public Radio, will join the GW School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) as fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Both will provide key insights for students and faculty about working in journalism and media.

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Update: Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Complete Agreements

August 21, 2014

The historic agreements between The Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, GW and the National Gallery of Art are now final. With the completion of final transactions, the new partnership to preserve the Corcoran legacy is officially underway.

Steven Knapp, Peggy Loar, Earl A. Powell III

Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Receive Approval to Implement Agreements

August 18, 2014

Leaders of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, GW and the National Gallery of Art today received approval from the D.C. Superior Court to implement their historic agreements that were first announced in February 2014.

Open book

A Sampling of New Books by Columbian College Faculty

August 13, 2014

An encyclopedia of social media; a blueprint for international détente; a criminal justice guide to hot-button DNA controversies; the life stories of abstract artists. These are among the prolific topics addressed this year in books by Columbian College faculty.

Jackie Biggs, MA ’13

Alumna Eases Veterans’ Pain through Art Therapy

August 13, 2014

At a Fort Belvoir hospital, Art Therapy alumna Jackie Biggs, MA ’13, uses paint and clay to help ease the emotional pain of veterans returning home from harrowing tours of duty.