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Reem Bahr, Isabella Rosa Guastaferro, Sofia Wahba and Ellie Flory

Student Writers Explore ‘New World’

April 24, 2020
How has the COVID crisis changed the world for students and their families? First-year students in Assistant Professor of Writing Christy J. Zink’s seminar shared their journal reflections on the challenges of living in “Our New World,” from confronting fears to finding new inspirations.
Senior Leisha Mahajan has recruited friends, family and fellow students to help make masks for Maryland hospitals.

Students Step Up During COVID Crisis

April 17, 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, meet two Columbian College students who are making a difference in their communities through mask-making and volunteer work at a foodbank.
Sarah Hine (Photo: Long Nguyen)

Untangling the Trauma-Speech Connection

April 10, 2020
How does trauma link to speech and language disorders? Sarah Hine and a team of graduate researchers are using their experiences with vulnerable populations to guide speech pathology protocols.
Laboratory scientist Sathya Prakash Harihar, MFS ’19, takes a break during his 16-hour shift examining COVID test samples

Making a Difference: Alumni Lend Helping Hands

April 10, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, alumni are coming to the aid of their communities—in their hometowns, across the country and around the world.
a jogger on the sidewalk of the Arlington Memorial Bridge

Baking, Gardening, Memes and More: Students Share Their Self-Care Tips

April 10, 2020
From exercise to poetry to sleeping in, CCAS students shared their secrets to managing stress and bringing joy to their daily routines while practicing social distancing.
a microphone on a stand

Media Taps CCAS Faculty on COVID-19

April 10, 2020
Columbian College economists, psychologists, political scientists and policy analysts are being tapped by media outlets for their expertise on how COVID-19 is impacting our daily lives.
Paul Wahlbeck, Dean, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

April 10, 2020: Message From the Dean Regarding COVID-19

April 10, 2020
In a message to the CCAS community, Dean Paul Wahlbeck recognizes the efforts of alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents during these challenging times.
Suffragettes at the U.S. Capitol, 1914 (Photo Courtesy Library of Congress)

A Century of Suffrage

March 12, 2020
One its 100th anniversary, Corrine McConnaughy examines the 19th Amendment and the women’s voting rights revolution.
A Dean’s Seminar called The Austen Phenomenon explores how the 19th century author has transcended the academic world and become

Inside the Jane Austen Phenomenon

March 12, 2020
How did a 19th century author who wrote just six novels become a pop icon? In her Dean’s Seminar, Tara Wallace's first-year students enter the world of Jane Austen-mania.
Philanthropist and U.S. Congressman Gil Cisneros, BA ’94, speaking at a recent event celebrating the GW Cisneros scholars.

For Alumnus Cisneros, A Mission to Make a Difference

March 12, 2020

Philanthropist and U.S. Congressman Gil Cisneros, BA ’94, is helping young people write their education success stories.

Bouchet Society nominees, from left, Dana Burton, Eden A. Dejene, Cheriko (Riko) Boone, Drishti Pillai and Diana Ainembabazi.

CCAS Recognizes Newest Bouchet Society Inductees

March 12, 2020
Five CCAS PhD students have been nominated for induction in prestigious the Edward Alexander Bouchet Society.
In Muscat, GW students challenged local teenagers to a soccer game.

On Trip to Oman, Students Mix Business and Culture

February 13, 2020
A study abroad program tied to Mohssen Esseesy’s Arabic business and language course allowed students to travel to Oman for a lesson in economics, linguistics and cultural connections.
Professional matchmaker Michelle Jacoby, BA ’87

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: An Alumna’s Labor of Love

February 13, 2020
As a professional matchmaker, psychology major Michelle Jacoby, BA ’87, uses her people skills to help D.C singles look for love in all the right places.
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.