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Solar power has long held the potential to solve our fossil fuel dilemma. Is the technology ready to shine? In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, GW Solar Institute Director Amit Ronen discusses the past, present, and future of solar power as a clean energy alternative.» Read more
In his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization history seminar on the Normandy campaign, Tom Long transports students into the lives of D-Day’s fallen soldiers. The class culminates in an emotional pilgrimage to their French gravesites. Long's students are calling the experience ‘life-changing.’» Read more
For centuries, the legacy of sunken slave ships has been lost at the bottom of the ocean. Now, Stephen Lubkemann is part of an historic collaboration between African and American cultural institutions, and a team of international maritime archeologists trying to raise these stories from the deep.» Read more
Around the country, math major numbers are plummeting. But GW is bucking the national trend. With an almost 10-fold explosion in math majors over the last decade and a new NSF-funded initiative, Columbian College's Math Department is plugging the leaky STEM pipeline.
Time dubbed Faye Moskowitz a "teaching star" and her Jewish Literature Live as among "the hottest seats in class." With a cast of visiting writers that includes E.L. Doctorow, Erica Jong, and Pulitzer winners Tony Kushner and Michael Chabon, it’s easy to understand why.
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.
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.
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.