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Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Making an Impact

Jamestown colonists trade with Wampanoag Indians at Martha’s Vineyard in this 1597 Theodor de Bry illustration. (Courtesy The Newberry)

Carving Up the Thanksgiving Story

History’s David J. Silverman takes a close look at the traditional Thanksgiving story and the distortion of facts surrounding its legacy for Native Americans.

Learning & Discovery

The summer 2019 Koobi Fora Field School class

Expanding Koobi Fora's Reach

Grants totaling $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation will broaden the learning experiences for CCAS students participating in the Kenyan field school.

Alumni Spotlight

Sally A. Nuamah, BA ’11, is an author, youth education advocate and professor.

On a Global Mission for Girls' Education

From her efforts in Ghana to her work reforming American schools, Sally A. Nuamah, BA ’11, is a fierce advocate for girls’ equal education around the world.

 


 

November
16
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Dance Concert Fall 2019

November 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm

November
17
Sunday

GW Bands: New Beginnings

1:30–3:30 p.m.

November
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