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The mudskipper fish (left) and tiger salamander have been used as models to study the movements of prehistoric tetrapods.

Fins and Limbs Tell Evolutionary Tale

January 16, 2020
How did our earliest ancestors take their first small steps from water to land? Biology’s Sandy Kawano follows the trail of “walking fish” on their giant leaps for humankind.
A coffee cup and a notepad with the text "New Year's Resolutions" written on it

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be Self-Acceptance

January 16, 2020
Kavita Daiya, director of Columbian College’s Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, urges people to reframe negative messages about eating and weight loss.
During World War II, Jews in France like Denise Bauman were required to carry identity cards. (Photos Courtesy Ashley Valanzola)

Commemorating History’s Dark Chapter

January 16, 2020
History PhD student Ashley Valanzola is researching the stories of six extraordinary Jewish women—Holocaust survivors who worked to honor the memory of lives lost.
GW debaters (from left) Shawky Darwish, Itiel Wainer and Sean O’Neil at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.

Students Debaters Lend Voice to International Peace Project

December 09, 2019
In collaboration with the Peace Studies Program, GW debaters traveled to Colombia, where they teamed up with students from a Bogotá university on an intercultural exchange.
Alumnus Michael Schmidt (center) with students from the LGBTQIA Resource Center

LGBTQ+ Planned Gift Memorializes Fond Memories

December 09, 2019
Alumnus Michael Schmidt found a home at GW and met his future partner. His $1 million gift to support the LGBTQ+ campus community honors the legacy of his GW experience.
The staff and faculty of the GW Regulatory Studies Center. Susan Dudley (center) is the founding director.

Regulatory Studies Center Celebrates 10 Years

December 09, 2019
For a decade, the GW Regulatory Studies Center has provided expert insights for policy leaders and newsmakers while spearheading research and fostering student opportunities.
Jamestown colonists trade with Wampanoag Indians at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in this 1597 Theodor de Bry illustration.

Carving up the Thanksgiving Story

November 14, 2019
In his new book, 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.
Sally A. Nuamah, BA ’11, is an author, youth education advocate and professor.

Alumna’s Global Mission: Better Schools for Girls

November 14, 2019
From her efforts in Ghana to reforming American schools, Sally A. Nuamah, BA ’11, is a fierce advocate for helping girls obtain equal education around the world.
The summer 2019 Koobi Fora Field School class

NSF Grants Expand Koobi Fora's Reach

November 14, 2019
Grants totaling $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation will broaden the research and learning experiences for CCAS students participating in the Kenyan field school.
Alexander Dent sits at a table, lecturing students in his Dean's Seminar.

Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

October 10, 2019
In Alexander Dent’s Dean’s Seminar on The Anthropology of the Cell Phone, first-year students take a deep dive into their personal cellular connections and examine how smartphones have changed their world.
The Robert C. Seamans, a 134-foot Brigantine ship on the South Pacific Ocean.

Environmental Studies Student Sets Sail

October 10, 2019
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.
Graphic of a magnifying glass, graph, files, and web search bar with the words "Research, Search, Analysis, and Data"

Meet the NSF Student Research Fellows

October 10, 2019
From biologists following fish to political scientists tracking dark money, seven CCAS PhD students were named 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.
A magnifying glass zooms in on a thumbprint in the middle of a screen with binary "1"s and "0"s.

Can a Computer Code Catch Killers?

September 11, 2019
Statistics alumnus Thomas Hargrove created a computer algorithm to track serial killers. It's bringing criminals to justice—and giving peace of mind to families.
Stack of books with an open book on top.

Must Reads: Browse the CCAS Faculty Bookshelf

September 11, 2019
From profiles of Surrealist artists and Acropolis craftsmen to examinations of race and religion, CCAS faculty have authored a library of thought-provoking titles.
New York City’s Mulberry Street was a main thoroughfare for immigrant families, circa 1900.

‘Send Them Back’: An Anti-Immigrant Legacy

September 11, 2019
To History’s Tyler Anbinder, President Trump’s nativist rhetoric fits a troubling, century-old pattern in American politics: stigmatizing immigrants and minorities.