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.
From scientific investigations on the origins of diabetes and the consequences of melting Arctic ice, to historical perspectives on the Ottoman Empire and D.C.'s African-American cultural legacy, to research projects in Java and Uganda, it's been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.
As GW kicks off its $1 billion philanthropic campaign, Columbian College is leading the charge in enhancing academics, supporting students and breaking ground on bold new initiatives. Among the college's funding priorities are endowed professorships, faculty research, financial aid, the Science and Engineering Hall and support for strategic opportunities.
Alumnus Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki, donated $1 million of lottery winnings to aid GW students. Now he’s seeing how giving back helps young Latinos get ahead.
The landscape of East Asian studies at Columbian College has been transformed under the leadership of Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud, who steps down this month as chair of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department. But beyond her leadership role, Kim-Renaud has been a strong mentor and generous contributor to advancing the study of the humanities.
Columbian College is poised as a pivotal player in the historic partnership between GW, the National Gallery of Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
Illustrated with hundreds of drawings by Adjunct Professor of Interior Architecture and Design Michael Abrams, students and professionals of cityscapes and buildings around Europe, the United States and Puerto Rico, this book helps you develop your conceptual drawings skills so that you can communicate graphically to represent the built environment.