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As the nation faces shifting economic realities, how can we best prepare the next generation to enter the workforce? A research study co-led by Tara Behrend is taking a closer look at “Inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” high schools for possible solutions.» Read more
What guides the decisions we make? Past research indicates that our choices, both voluntary and involuntary, are separate processes in the brain. But, according to a study by Sarah Shomstein and recently published in Psychological Science, the processes are linked and decisions are ultimately made based on the perception of a reward.» Read more
When Columbian College senior Laura Kaye witnessed a bike crash on campus recently, she sprinted to action while others stood paralyzed. Kaye instinctively ran over to help injured GW postdoctoral scientist and program director Andrea Heckert, not only assisting her to the GW Hospital but also stayed with Heckert while she was treated for wrist and hand sprains.» Read more
This past year, raging wildfires have burned thousands of acres of land, ravaged homes, and claimed lives. The staggering toll of destruction underscores the importance of predicting when and how the next wildfire might occur—a feat Assistant Professor of Geography Michael Mann is helping to tackle.
Stroll through the new “Dancing the Dream” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and you’ll notice among the performance legends featured is Columbian College’s very own Dana Tai Soon Burgess. And, as the gallery’s first artists-in-residence, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company is playing a prominent role in the exhibit’s innovative public rehearsals and performances of Homage.
What can the world’s first democracy teach us about tackling today’s political polarization? In an essay written for Professor Diane Clines’ History of Ancient Greece class, undergraduate Magdalena Stuehrmann—a junior majoring in archaeology and English,—discusses the importance of moderation, compromise, and consensus.
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are just for fun, entertainment, and catching up with friends, right? Think again. Research by Lori Brainard demonstrates how social media sites are providing law enforcement new ways to inform and collaborate with community members as never before.
It isn’t every day that something scientifically extraordinary is sighted in the sky, which makes Physicist Oleg Kargaltsev’s recent discovery that much more significant. Using images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope camera, he detected a double pulsar binary system—the only one of its kind known to be in existence
If you browse the library of books authored by Columbian College faculty this year, you’d discover prolific scholarship on topics ranging from the Trojan War to the citizenship of women in the U.S. The following is a sampling of our recent books.
As it marks its centennial, political science at GW is celebrating the achievements of the many students and faculty who came through its programs. Since its founding in 1913, the department has come to occupy a prominent national position, consistently ranked among the top programs in the country.
The United States is known as the land of opportunity … if you can get there. According to research by Daniel E. Martinez, assistant professor of sociology, unauthorized immigrants often experience separation anxiety from family, imprisonment with violent criminals, injury, or even death.
The way young adults respond to the intense emotions that come with romance may say something about how they were brought up. Recent graduate Michelle Kuhn, BA ’13, looked at the factors that may foreshadow dysfunctional relationships for individuals aged 18-25.
Heidi Bardot, MA ’99, director, Art Therapy Program, recently welcomed a new addition to her family, baby Luca. As with any new arrival, it was a life-changing experience, but it was made all the more special because of the circumstances behind Luca’s birth.