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Daniel E. Martínez

Daniel E. Martínez Named Director of the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute

July 08, 2015

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.

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New Grants Pave Way for Columbian College Research and Discoveries

July 08, 2015

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.

Akos Vertes holds a REDIchip

Detecting the Undetectable: Vertes Chip Identifies Invisible Chemicals Threats

July 08, 2015

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.

Professor Bernard Wood working with students

SEH: The Science of Teamwork

July 08, 2015

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.

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.

Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

May 06, 2015

Jeffrey Cohen, professor of English and human services, argues that stone’s endurance is also an invitation to apprehend the world in other than human terms. Stone maps the force, vivacity, and stories within our most mundane matter, stone.

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.