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.
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.
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, 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.
Update: Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Complete Agreements
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.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Receive Approval to Implement Agreements
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.
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.
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.
From the Forbidden City to the Great Wall, a GW Confucius Institute-sponsored tour took seven Columbian College students to China’s most awe-inspiring landmarks—all while immersing them in the nation’s history, language and culture.
From his earliest labs, Akos Vertes has lit up the chemistry world with his lasers, microscopes and scientific curiosity. After 20 years of pushing the envelope of innovation at GW, he’s embarking on perhaps the greatest challenge of his career.
Elisabeth Anker, assistant professor of American studies and political science, argues that American politics is often influenced by melodrama narratives from cinema and literature. This book focuses on the role of melodrama in the news media and presidential speeches after 9/11.
Eric Grynaviski, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, argues that when nations mistakenly believe they share a mutual understanding, international cooperation is more likely and more productive than if they had a genuine understanding of each other's position. Grynaviski shows how such constructive misunderstandings allowed for cooperation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union between 1972 and 1979.
When archaeologists puzzle over an ancient inscription and experts are stumped by an artifact’s engravings, there’s one name they call: Christopher Rollston, a leading Near East epigrapher, biblical scholar and master of a dozen "dead" languages. Now Rollston is returning to his roots on the GW campus—and raising the Classic Department’s star power.