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GW-BNU Summer Statistics Research Forum

GW-BNU Summer Statistics Research Virtual Forum 2021

May 15, 2021
This June, the GW Department of Statistics and the School of Statistics at Beijing Normal University present a three-day virtual research forum.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ling Hao in her SEH lab in 2020.

Kitchen Chemistry: At-Home Experiments Enhance Remote Learning

May 12, 2021
When COVID limited students’ access to campus labs, chemistry professors designed a do-it-yourself solution to provide an “authentic research experience.”
Lynn Westwater, professor of Italian and director of the Italian Language and Literature Program.

Pandemic Lit: Can Classics Teach COVID Lessons?

May 12, 2021
For her Pandemics in Italian Literature class, Lynn Westwater scoured classic novels and centuries-old chronicles about disease outbreaks for stories that reflect today’s struggles.
From top left to bottom right: Kalyn Womack, Hannah Sturgis, Sydney Hamilton, Ujwal Kumar, Elizabeth Mintz, Claire Kalala

CCAS Graduates Reminisce on GW Experience

May 12, 2021
From bonding with classmates to collaborating with professors, Columbian College undergraduate and graduate students recalled their fondest memories as they prepared to receive their 2021 degrees.
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.