Featured Stories

Melani McAlister

Archival Project Tells GW’s COVID Story

April 14, 2021
American Studies’ Melani McAlister and a team of students are collecting interviews with the GW community to create a historical archive of pandemic experiences.

Geography Students Chart Next Generation of Mappers

April 14, 2021
GW’s YouthMappers are leading new national initiatives to train students in mapping technology and expand opportunities for women in the geospatial community.
Richard Grinker

In Mental Health, Is ‘Normal’ an Illusion?

March 10, 2021
Anthropology’s Roy Richard Grinker draws on his personal history—from his daughter’s autism to his grandfather’s analysis with Freud—to challenge mental illness stigma.
Pamela Conrad

Mission to Mars: Alumna Follows Perseverance into Space

March 10, 2021
A veteran of space explorations, scientist and multiple alumna Pamela Conrad launched her second Mars rover as part of the team that guided NASA’s Perseverance to the red planet.
Ahleah Miles and Semret Seyoum

GW Recognizes Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Nominees

March 10, 2021
Five CCAS PhD students will be inducted in the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, which recognizes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.
Two people sitting on a bench in a grassy lawn covered in white commemorative flags

COVID-19 Memorial Finds Digital Home

March 10, 2021
CCAS Anthropology researchers teamed with a Washington, D.C., artist to digitize a popular COVID-19 memorial that commemorated lives lost during the pandemic.
Julian Wamble

Magic Trick: Harry Potter Casts Spell on Poli Sci Seminar

March 10, 2021
Can Harry Potter’s wizarding world conjure modern lessons on politics and society? In his Political Science seminar, Julian Wamble takes students down a rabbit hole of sorcerers and scholars.
Alumni Jake Sherman

Press Pass: Alumnus Journalist is Eyewitness to Congress

February 10, 2021
Veteran Politico reporter Jake Sherman, BA ’08, has covered Capitol Hill scoops from budget battles to the recent riot. Now he is breaking news with the start-up Punchbowl News.
Children from Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, during the International Bridge Ceremony

At the Border, A Washington’s Birthday Bash

February 10, 2021
American Studies’ Elaine Peña returned to her Texas home to investigate why two towns along the U.S.-Mexico border have held a Washington’s birthday party for more than 100 years.
Antwan Jones

Uncovering COVID'S Hidden Tolls

February 10, 2021
In a pair of research initiatives, Sociology’s Antwan Jones is shining a spotlight on the pandemic’s impact on psychological health and housing inequalities.
A school of blue and gold snappers in the Galapagos

Shape of Fish Holds Key to Evolutionary Mystery

January 13, 2021
A research team including Biology’s Guillermo Orti and his former students charted how snapper fish transition and evolve their body shapes for environmental shifts.
 Alumnus author Loren Ghiglione at the former Mark Twain estate near the Mark Twain Library in Connecticut.

For Alumnus Author, A Journey into the American Identity

January 13, 2021
In his new book, Loren Ghiglione, PhD ’76, writes about his 14,000 mile-trip across 28 states in search of America’s identity, as well as his own.
Sample lab set with butterfly color grid and butterfly stamp

Digital Collections Keep Student Research Alive

January 13, 2021
Through a National Science Foundation-funded collaboration, Biology’s Carly Jordan is bringing digitized natural history collections into the classroom—from white cabbage butterflies to red swamp crayfish.
GW emblem on top of Professor's Gate

Continued Suspension of Study Abroad and Non-Essential Student Travel

January 13, 2021
The Office of the Provost announced that study abroad programs and other non-essential student travel will remain suspended for summer 2021. As the year progresses, we will continue to monitor vaccination trends in the United States as well as internationally, to ensure students will be welcome to travel to international destinations.
Photo of Professor Bethany Cobb Kung

CCAS Faculty Support AP Classes with Remote Lectures

January 13, 2021
Four Columbian College faculty members are contributing video lessons for a College Board effort to help AP high school students during the pandemic.