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Forecasting Our Economic Future

In a video discussion, CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck spoke with Economics’ Tara Sinclair about the pandemic’s economic impact and her analysis on what’s to come.

Learning & Discovery

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Art Therapy Program Turns 50

The Columbian College Art Therapy Program is celebrating a milestone half-century of using art concepts to aid in healing the mind and body.

Faculty Spotlight

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Smartphone Society

CCAS and Smithsonian anthropologists debated the cultural and ecological impact of smartphones on our daily lives as part of a Dean’s Seminar event series.

COVID-19 Updates

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Learn more about the steps GW and Columbian College are taking to ensure the health and safety of our community, including protocols for vaccinations, masking and building and classroom access.

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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

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    George Sangiolo

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    BS '18

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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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    MS '84
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