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New Grant Awards Support Discovery

July 18, 2018
Whether examining fossils in Africa or charting Gamma Rays through space, major research grants help Columbian College scholars open doors to discoveries.
Yahia Lababidi, BA ’96 (Photo: Logan Werlinger)

Alumnus Poet Turns Reluctant Activist

July 18, 2018

Writer Yahia Lababidi, BA ’96, is loath to mix politics and poetry. But in his latest collection, he points his pen at anti-immigrant hostility.

Sam Rosin, Danielle Heflin, George Sangiolo, Devan Cole, Caroline Elias, Morgan Bryant, Anna LaRocco Masi, Kyle Marcus Bryant

Class of 2018 Reflections: Moments and Memories

June 13, 2018

As graduating seniors said goodbye to friends and faculty, a few shared the moments and memories that shaped their CCAS experience.

Edward C. Green, BA ’67

Edward Green Establishes Postdoctoral Fellowship

June 13, 2018

The Department of Anthropology’s newly established Edward C. Green Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund will train professionals who plan to work outside academia.

Dean Ben Vinson

A Farewell Message From Ben Vinson III

June 13, 2018

In a farewell message to the CCAS community, Dean Ben Vinson reflects on his GW experience and honors “the greatness that is this place and… the greatness that is to come."

Eleanor Roosevelt speaking after receiving the 1956 Sidney Hillman public service award at the Commodore Hotel in New York City.

A Legacy Comes to Life

June 13, 2018

The words, wisdom and remarkable legacy of “The First Lady of the World” is being brought to life through the painstaking work of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project. 

Christina Hagemeier

Can Art Therapy Defuse Teacher Burnout?

May 09, 2018

With half a million teachers leaving the profession each year, Art Therapy graduate student Christina Hagemeier devised a research project to explain the ABCs of burnout—and to show beleaguered educators that they aren’t alone.

Ashleigh DeLuca, BA ’13, taught sixth grade English to students in The Gambia.

Alumna’s Mission: Making Global Educational Dreams a Reality

May 09, 2018

Ashleigh DeLuca, BA ’13, helped impoverished Gambian children graduate from high school. But she’s not stopping there. Her next goal is to bring them to the U.S. for college

The web of a Laminacauda rubens spider

Return to Spider Island

May 09, 2018

On a remote volcanic island in the South Pacific, Biology’s Gustavo Hormiga hikes forests and scales mountains to find rare spiders. On each return trip, he’s helped define an evolutionary legacy and preserve an ecological landscape. 

Paul Wahlbeck

Paul Wahlbeck Named CCAS Interim Dean

April 11, 2018
Paul Wahlbeck, CCAS vice dean for programs and research and professor of political science, will serve as interim dean of the college following the departure of Dean Ben Vinson in July.
A painting of a sea turtle by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Erik Rodriguez made entirely from bacteria-expressing fluorescent

Living Art: When a Chemistry Lab Doubles as an Art Studio

April 11, 2018

Chemistry’s Erik Rodriguez uses fluorescent proteins to unlock cellular secrets. But he’s also found another use for the multi-colored microbes: paint for creating his own protein portraits from living material.

BA Neuroscience (Stock Photo)

New Interdisciplinary BA and BS Programs in Neuroscience Launched

April 11, 2018

Neuroscience is uncovering new insights into the biological basis of behavior and thought. With the new BA in cognitive neuroscience and BS in neuroscience, CCAS students are on the forefront of an emerging field.

Luther Rice Fellow Eva Gustafson (far left) prepares student dancer Annie Mancuso (far right) for her upcoming production.

Art + Science = A Hybrid Project Combining Politics and Dance

April 11, 2018

Political science and dance major Eva Gustafson combined her fields of study into a Luther Rice Undergraduate Fellowship dance production that celebrates the journey of American women through the eyes of Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton.

Dean Ben Vinson

Dean Vinson Departing CCAS to Become Provost of Case Western Reserve University

March 14, 2018
Ben Vinson will be leaving his role as dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences to serve as the next provost and executive vice president of Case Western Reserve University. He will begin his new position on July 2.
: Sophomores Maggie Moss (left) and Margaret Perron in Geography Professor Elizabeth Chacko’s Migrants and the City class.

In Engaged Liberal Arts Classes, Students Combine Scholarship With Professional Development

March 14, 2018
A new series of "Engaged Liberal Arts" courses offer Columbian College students the opportunity to pursue their academic interests while honing their professional development skills, preparing them for success in the classroom and the workplace.

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