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Alumni Unicorns Spell Business Magic

April 10, 2019
For four Columbian College alumni "Unicorn" entrepreneurs, bright business ideas led to startups that topped $1 billion in valuation.
Students in Columbian College’s Environmental and Green Chemistry Program learn environmentally-friendly scientific methods. (Ph

For Environmental Chemists, It’s Easy Being Green

April 10, 2019
How do you safely design chemicals that won’t harm the environment? In her classroom and her lab, Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal promotes green chemistry.
Jacob Holl, an English graduate student and U.S. Army captain, speaks to Marshal Alcorn’s Dean’s Seminar on Violence and Trauma.

Trauma Under Fire

April 10, 2019
English graduate student Jacob Holl has traveled from the battlefield to the classroom. The combat veteran shared his insights with first-year students.
2019 GW 3MT Presentation - Elizabeth Pertner

Speed Thesis: 3MT Comes to Columbian College

April 10, 2019
Columbian College PhD students stepped up to a speed-challenge in the college’s first Three Minute Thesis Competition. Political Science’s Elizabeth Pertner won first prize.
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Forecasting the Economy’s Ups and Downs

March 13, 2019

How do we make sense of America’s wild economic ride? Economist Fred Joutz explains the good, the bad and the unpredictable in economic forecasting.

Senior biological anthropology major Thea Anderson uses imaging software to examine the distinctive eyepatches of the red-bellie

Lemur Lessons Lead Luther Rice Fellows

March 13, 2019

In Brenda Bradley’s anthropology lab, two Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellows are examining Madagascar’s lemurs for lessons in evolution.

An artist representation of the hypernova. (Photo: Anna Serena Esposito)

Supernovae Shine Light on Gamma-ray Bursts

February 13, 2019

Deep space observations by Physics’ Chryssa Kouveliotou and a team of scientists provided insights into Gamma-ray bursts and their relations to supernovae.

Forensic sciences alumni are clearing a massive backlog in untested sexual assault kits. Their findings can bring peace of mind

Closing Cold Cases

February 13, 2019

Forensic sciences alumni are clearing a backlog in untested sexual assault kits, bringing peace of mind to victims and putting criminals behind bars.

Director and producer Michael Lange, BA ’71, (second from right) on the set of the TV show Eddie’s. (Photos courtesy Michael Lan

Action! Alumnus Calls Shots From Director’s Chair

February 13, 2019

In his 40 year show business career, television director Michael Lange, BA ’71, has found big success on the small screen.

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In Memoriam: Joe Dymond

February 13, 2019

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Joe Dymond, a geography professor in GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

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Human Brain Allocates Attention Based on Known Size of Objects

January 17, 2019

Knowledge about the real-world size of an object, not its visual size, guides one’s attention, according to a new GW study.

BuzzFeed Founding Book Editor Isaac Fitzgerald, BA ’05.

By the Book: Alumnus’ 2019 Must-Reads

January 17, 2019

Whether you’re keeping up with politics or longing to escape with a page-turner, BuzzFeed Book Editor Isaac Fitzgerald, BA ’05, has your next great read.

Turtle ants, like these observed by Scott Powell's research team in Serra do Cipó, Brazil

Adventures in Ant Land

January 17, 2019

Biology’s Scott Powell has traveled the world to capture nature’s most amazing ants in action. Can they teach us a better way to transport people and resources?

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Sleep and Depression: Double Threats for Moms

December 12, 2018

A clinical psychology doctoral student reveals that the combined risks of sleep deprivation and depression follow women through pregnancy and into the postpartum period.

Eiko Stader (Photo: John DiConsiglio)

Research on Immigrants Earns Nation’s Top Dissertation Award

December 12, 2018

Eiko Strader’s socioeconomic study on earning inequality challenges the way we look at immigrants’ impact on the economy.

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