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Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

In Alexander Dent’s Dean’s Seminar on The Anthropology of the Cell Phone, first-year students take a deep dive into their own personal cellular connections.

Student Spotlight

The Robert C. Seamans, a 134-foot Brigantine ship on the South Pacific Ocean.

Science on the High Seas

Undergraduate Frank Wenninger embarked on a 12-week expedition to remote Pacific Islands as part of a study abroad program that combines oceanography with seamanship.

Learning & Discovery

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Meet the NSF Research Fellows

From biologists following fish to political scientists tracking dark money, six PhD students were named 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.

 


 

November
14
Thursday

INTER | SECTIONALITY: Diaspora in the Creole City

Open Nov. 14, 2019–March 20, 2020, Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., weekends 1–6 p.m.

November
14
Thursday

Corcoran Music Festival: Master Class With counter)induction

Check corcoran.gwu.edu/mainstage for updates on time

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    Alexandria Cannon

    “Most history classes, you are in a discussion room talking about it, but with George Washington and his World, we get to take the class on his estate and relive through what he did.”

    Alexandria Cannon 
    BA '20
    History

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    George Sangiolo

    "The student body comes from very different backgrounds , and you can always find someone studying something you know nothing about.“

    George Sangiolo 
    BS '18
    Biophysics

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    Sarah Wagner

    "As anthropologists, we go into communities and spend time trying to understand lived experiences. We tell people's stories. And we have an obligation to do it right"

    Sarah Wagner
    Associate Professor of Anthropology

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    Zachary Brown

    "I chose GW because of the amazing faculty members in the department. I chose American Studies because of the relative amount of freedom the discipline provides in research."

    Zachary Brown
    PhD '27
    American Studies 

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    Debbie Wheeler

    "That degree has helped me in my entire career and I am still working with the same people I went to college with many years ago. I recommend this college to anyone"

    Debbie Wheeler
    MS '84
    Telecommunications Operations

 

59 majors, 65 minors | 17 graduate certificates, 53 master's degrees, 24 doctoral degrees

 

523 full-time faculty. 5,456 undergraduate students. 2,361 graduate students

 

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