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.
"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.
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.
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.
Michelle Frankfurter, adjunct professor of new media and photojournalism, seeks to capture the experience of people who struggle to control their own destiny when faced with extreme circumstances. Her book is both a social commentary on one of the biggest global issues of our time and an epic adventure that conveys the experience of a generation of exiles, driven by poverty and the dysfunction of failed states.
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.
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.
Christine Clapp, lecturer of communication, created this how-to guide for all levels of results-oriented professionals. Her book provides potent and practical tools, methods, and insights to master any workplace presentation scenario.
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.
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.
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."
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.