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Can a Computer Code Catch Killers?

September 11, 2019
Statistics alumnus Thomas Hargrove created a computer algorithm to track serial killers. It's bringing criminals to justice—and giving peace of mind to families.
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Must Reads: Browse the CCAS Faculty Bookshelf

September 11, 2019
From profiles of Surrealist artists and Acropolis craftsmen to examinations of race and religion, CCAS faculty have authored a library of thought-provoking titles.
New York City’s Mulberry Street was a main thoroughfare for immigrant families, circa 1900.

‘Send Them Back’: An Anti-Immigrant Legacy

September 11, 2019
To History’s Tyler Anbinder, President Trump’s nativist rhetoric fits a troubling, century-old pattern in American politics: stigmatizing immigrants and minorities.
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New Faculty Strengthen College Ranks

August 15, 2019
Columbian College welcomed 24 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total number to 523 and strengthening disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
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Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

August 15, 2019
A $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will support a new interdisciplinary research institute to fight the rise of distorted information online.
Professor of History Dan Schwartz

Ghetto: Chronicling a Word’s Tortured History

August 15, 2019
In his new book, Daniel Schwartz examines the centuries-old past of the word “ghetto” and how it has come to symbolize both pain and pride.
Eve Boyle is standing in front of two primate skeletons at the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology lab.

The Torso Connection

July 10, 2019
Research findings by Human Paleobiology doctoral student Eve Boyle challenge the widely accepted scientific theory connecting a primate's torso size to its diet.
A woman wearing goggles and a lab coat is looking into a microscope in a lab.

Pathways to Discovery

July 10, 2019
From combating climate change in the Arctic to finding life in the ocean depths, major research grants awarded to CCAS scholars this past year are opening new doors to knowledge.
Headshot of Philosophy Professor David DeGrazia

Inhumane or Unavoidable? Framing Animal Research Ethics

July 10, 2019
With scientists, activists and the public split over the value of animal testing, Philosophy's David DeGrazia hopes to guide them toward common ground.
Xolela Mangcu Headshot

Shadows of Apartheid

June 12, 2019
Twenty-five years after apartheid, Xolela Mangcu is writing the first African-authored biography of Nelson Mandela—and urging young people to continue fighting injustice.
Mary Tschirhart sitting on a bench outside of Phillips Hall that says "George Washington University."

CCAS Dean Names New Trachtenberg School Director

June 12, 2019
Mary Tschirhart, an expert on nonprofit management and governance, will take over as the school’s newly-appointed director in August.
Archaeologists study the sediments at the Bokol Dora site.

Oldest Evidence of Stone Tool Production Discovered in Ethiopia

June 12, 2019
Anthropology’s David Braun joined an archaeological team in Ethiopia that discovered the oldest evidence of stone tool production, dating back more than 2.58 million years.
A ghost forest of trees stripped of their bark by salt and the sun, at the Chesapeake Bay.

Study Highlights Vulnerability of Rural Coast to Sea-Level Rise

June 12, 2019
A new study by Biology's Keryn Gedan highlights the threat that climate change poses to rural land, including the potential loss of farm acreage as water rises.
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Chase Your Dreams!

May 08, 2019
Columbian College alumni from media, entertainment, politics and other industries, offer advice to the Class of 2019 for achieving professional and personal success.
Senior Mackenzie White showcased her study of Medieval meteorology at GW Research Days.

Medieval Astrologists as Weather Forecasters?

May 08, 2019
Senior Mackenzie White’s undergraduate thesis on Medieval meteorology unearthed ancient almanacs that revealed which way the wind blew.