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Katarina AuBuchon and Samoni Nag

Meet the Columbian Distinguished Fellows

July 14, 2021
Across disciplines and research fields, these Columbian College PhD fellows are leading scholarly studies and making real-world impacts.
Chemistry Lab Group looking over a microscope

Grants Support Research Breakthroughs

July 14, 2021
Whether promoting HIV prevention or charting ecosystem changes from the Arctic to Africa, major research grants help CCAS scholars open doors to discoveries.
Andolyn Medina

Psychology Student Reigns as Miss D.C.

July 14, 2021
Clinical psychology doctoral candidate Andolyn Medina, MA ’17, MA ’20, excels in her studies and on pageant stages. Now the newly-crowned Miss D.C. is competing for the Miss America title.
Journalist Claritza Jiménez

Alumna Pictures Digital Diversity

June 09, 2021
Video journalist Claritza Jiménez, BA ’05, often struggled to find diverse online images. Her newest venture is trying to solve that problem—in front of the camera and behind it.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration Lang (Kate) Yang co-authored a first-of-its kind study of the imp

Study: School Shootings Shatter Communities

June 09, 2021
In a first-of-its-kind study, TSPPPA’s Lang (Kate) Yang uncovered the hidden toll of decades of school shootings as higher-income families move away from communities struggling with stigma.
Historian Christopher Brick records the Intervals podcast at an office desk

Failing Grade: Are Americans Flunking Historical Literacy?

June 09, 2021
Why do Americans believe historical myths? And are they a threat to democracy? History’s Christopher Brick has a lesson plan to raise our humanities IQ.
The leah brock mccartney project

Campus Mural to Honor First Black Alumna’s Legacy

June 09, 2021
Two recent alumni are leading an initiative to create a mural commemorating pioneering Missouri judge Leah Brock McCartney, GW’s first Black alumna.
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.
Assessing the Pandemic's Long-term Impact: Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Celebrating 200 Years: Assessing the Pandemic's Long-term Impact

April 24, 2021
The pandemic has led to concerns over the long-term socio-economic, psychological, behavioral and cognitive impact of COVID-19 within communities hit hardest by the virus. As a part of GW's Bicentennial Celebration, on Thursday, April 24, Paul Wahlbeck, Dean of the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, moderated a panel of faculty experts to discuss the emerging trends and the challenges ahead.
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.