Recent Faculty News

This artist’s impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova.

Astrophysicists Identify ‘Monumental’ Kilonova Blast

November 08, 2017

Four CCAS astrophysicists are part of a global group of scientists who confirmed the first observation of a kilonova— two neutron stars merging in an explosive event 1,000 times brighter than a nova.

Greg Wallace, assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences (Photo: Long Nguyen)

Are Autism and Overeating Linked?

October 11, 2017

Autism is associated with eating irregularities like hyper-sensitivity to textures. Speech, Language and Hearing’s Greg Wallace may have discovered a connection with overeating.

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New Faculty Bolster College Ranks

September 13, 2017

Columbian College welcomed 27 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total number of full-time scholars to 497.

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Page Turners: A Sampling of New Books by Columbian College Faculty

August 09, 2017

What do the Ten Commandments, China’s economy and Native American firearms have in common? They’re among the topics of recent books by CCAS faculty.

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Research Grants Open Doors to Discoveries

July 12, 2017

From tracking fossil footprints through Kenya to preparing the next generation of math and science teachers, it’s been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.

The Impact of Islam in the Contemporary World

July 12, 2017

In a conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Anthropology's Attiya Ahmad discussed the socio-cultural interrelationship between gender, Islam and cross-border tourism.

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Scholarship Program to Boost STEM Teachers

June 14, 2017

Through a $1.5 million grant, students in STEM fields will receive two years of tuition in exchange for teaching in high-need schools.

Kogan Plaza Fall GW CCAS Alumni Reflection

Alumni Memories

June 14, 2017

From life-long friendships to life-changing moments, Columbian College alumni shared a wealth of special experiences. Read their reflections on their favorite GW memories.

For Author Waberi, Voices of Genocide Echo From Rwanda

May 10, 2017

French Professor Abdourahman Waberi traveled to Rwanda to speak to both the survivors of the nation's genocide and its perpetrators. The stories he heard still haunt his writing and his life.

Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

February 09, 2017

At the GW Speech and Hearing Center, Adrienne Hancock and student clinicians guide transgender clients to a new voice that represents their true selves--and gives them a new outlook on life.