A grant from The Morningstar Foundation, the family foundation of Susie and Michael Gelman, will help develop an Israel Studies component of GW’s Judaic Studies Program. The grant will establish and endow the Max Ticktin Professorship of Israel Studies in recognition of Rabbi Ticktin’s contributions to GW, his scholarship related to Israel and his commitment to teaching.
Scientists have long believed that a body mass growth spurt kick started human development. But Human Paleobiology’s Mark Grabowski rocked the evolutionary studies world by revealing that, when it comes to the origins of our species, size didn’t really matter.
From Art Therapy to Physics, Columbian College welcomed 12 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total to 494—and strengthening disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Dean Ben Vinson recently reflected on his vision for an "engaged liberal arts" and the overall educational enterprise. As the college marks the two-year anniversary of his deanship and the beginning of another academic year, he shared his thoughts on where we’ve been—and where we are going.
What do digital media, a pioneering African American TV show and the ecological history of stone have in common? There are all among the prolific and varied topics addressed in books by Columbian College faculty this year.
Longtime arts advocate and educator Sanjit Sethi will head the GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Mr. Sethi brings extensive experience in the past decade as an artist and educator, having served for the last two years as director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. Mr. Sethi will begin his post on Oct. 1.
As a geography professor and department chair, Elizabeth Chacko approaches academia as a scientific adventure—replete with inquiry, discovery and excitement. Now she’s bringing her commitment to research and her passion for education to her new role as associate dean for undergraduate studies.
A new analysis of early hominin body size evolution led by Mark Grabowski, assistant research professor in the GW Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus may not have been larger than earlier hominin species.
Sociology’s Daniel E. Martínez has been named director of the new GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute. The Mexican American scholar will guide the institute through its inaugural year.
It has been a banner year for research grants at Columbian College. New awards are funding everything from scientific examinations of turtle ant colonies and orb-weaving spiders, to investigations delving deep into the cells of developing embryos and the brains of people with schizophrenia to research projects from Africa to outer space.
REDIchip, a palm-sized chip technology invented by chemistry’s Akos Vertes, can analyze previously undetectable minute traces of contaminants and diseases. Rapidly identifying these biological and chemical threats has widespread implications for drug development and early disease detection.
With so much brainpower under one roof, unique collaborations and new discoveries are just one experiment—and one elevator ride--away at the new Science and Engineering Hall. The state-of-the-art building represents a giant leap forward in core lab facilities, resource capacity and teaching space, and its impact is already being felt.
Stephanie Travis, director of the Interior Architecture and Design Program, authored and illustrated this practical guide for students in the increasingly computer-based fields of interior design and architecture who wish to develop the fundamental art of freehand sketching.
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.
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.