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Program Coordinator Nico MacDougall (second from right) with Harlan scholars (from left) Cole Christensen, Valerie Chen, Zoe Ilgenfritz, Martina Tsimba, Maggie Connolly and Margarita Kyza-Karavioti  at the Botanic Gardens. Not shown is Harlan scholar Kiana Kamrava.

Summer School: Bio Students Thrive in Harlan Fellowship

A cohort of biology students spent their summer in the lab and the field thanks to a CCAS program that supports undergraduate research opportunities.

A man and woman in a lab

CCAS Research Activity Hits New High

CCAS research expenditures—grant funding spent by faculty to conduct research—soared to $19.7 million during fiscal year 2023.

Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, spoke with students from the Caminos al Futuro on the terrace of the City View Room overlooking the Washington Monument.

Latino Students Shine in College Prep Program

Caminos al Futuro welcomed high-achieving high school students to campus this summer for a unique educational experience.

A view of Ivotuk, Alaska, along the Brooks Mountain Range

Cold Spell: Alumna Recalls Arctic Adventures

As an anthropologist in remote Alaska, alumna Georgeie Reynolds, BA ’73, MA ’76, braved bear attacks and hypothermia scares while unearthing ancient artifacts.

The "Cellphone: Unseen Connections" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History is partly influenced by the research efforts of GW scholars and students. (Photos courtesy Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History)

Cellphone Central: Smithsonian Exhibit Dials into GW Collaboration

With input from GW scholars and students, a new exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History charts how cellphones have changed our lives and our planet.

GW Professors Gate

Introducing New CCAS Faculty!

Columbian College welcomes 26 new permanent full-time faculty this year, adding expertise to disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Ryan Patterson taking a photo of an airplane as it takes off

Flying High: Alumnus Soars with Airplane Pics

Organizational sciences alum Ryan Patterson, BA ’22, MS ’23, is a star aviation photographer. His unique views of planes have taken off around the world.

Alumnus John Sullivan (left) with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck (right).

Alumnus’ $1.5 Million Endowment to Support Math Department

A $1.5 million bequest commitment by alumnus John Dixon Sullivan, BS ’76, MS ’83, will aid faculty, research and scholarly work in the Mathematics Department.

Photographer Max Hirshfeld, BA ’73 (left) and journalist Andrew Desiderio, BA ’17.

Alumni in Focus: CCAS Community Share Art and Stories

Photographer Max Hirshfeld, BA ’73, channeled his vision into his parents’ story. Reporter Andrew Desiderio, BA ’17, uses his journalism degree on Capitol Hill.

Class of 2023 Share GW Memories

From fellowships and friendships to performances and protests, CCAS students recalled their fondest memories as they prepared to receive their 2023 degrees.