Featured Stories

Christopher Cahill (left) in his Science and Engineering Hall lab with PhD chemistry student researcher August Ridenour

Exploring the Frontier of the Periodic Table

March 14, 2018
Chemistry’s Christopher Cahill has focused his research on some of the least-studied—and most dangerous—elements on the Periodic Table. It’s taken him from chemistry classrooms to nuclear science labs to the heart of government policy-making.
Detective Edward Gillespie, BA ’92, uses humanities lessons to train Baltimore police.

Plato and Policing: Alumnus’ Unique Class for Cops

February 14, 2018
Whether policing Baltimore’s streets or teaching cops in the classroom, Detective Edward Gillespie, BA ’92, emphasizes the lessons he’s learned from literature, history and philosophy. As a police instructor, his training seminar offers as much Dostoevsky as detective work.
Sara Wagner

MIA: Chronicling the Long Journey Home

February 14, 2018
Anthropology Professor and Guggenheim Fellow Sarah Wagner’s research on the recovery and identification of MIA service members has taken her from Vietnam battlefields to forensic science labs to the living rooms of reunited families.
From left: Hana Springer, I-Fen Tung and Marlee Grant after rehearsals.

From Taiwan, Dance Students Look to the Future

February 14, 2018
At an international dance festival in Taiwan, seniors Marlee Grant and Hana Springer became cultural arts ambassadors. Back in D.C., they are using the lessons learned abroad to vault their professional goals.
Professor of English Ayanna Thompson. (Photo: Laura McKenzie/Bryan-College Station Eagle)

Is Shakespeare Colorblind?

January 10, 2018
From Latino Othellos to African Macbeths, theaters around the world are presenting diversity-rich Shakespeare performances. As a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, English’s Ayanna Thompson is using the Bard to spark dialogues on race.
Associate Professor of Economics Joann Weiner with Dean Ben Vinson

Economics in the Real World

January 10, 2018
Economics' Joann Weiner shares her thoughts on tax policy, global markets, the ride-share economy and inspiring her students to think like economists in an insightful conversation with Dean Ben Vinson.
Flag of the United States meshed with flag of North Korea

Understanding North Korea

January 10, 2018
Benjamin R. Young, a Korean history PhD candidate and recent Fulbright scholar in Seoul, discusses the escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and averting a nuclear collision course.
Junior Japanese literature major Yi Zhao won first prize at the 2017 J.LIVE Talk competition.

Japanese Language Competition Sharpens Students’ Speech

December 12, 2017
Junior Yi Zhao won the third annual J.LIVE Talk Japanese speech contest, competing against 30 students from 13 universities across the country.
Art History Professor Lilien Robinson (Photos: William Atkins)

Turning a Career Into Art

December 12, 2017
After 50 years of teaching, Art History Professor and alumna Lilien Robinson approaches each lecture as an exciting blank canvas. Her passion continues to inspire generations of students.
Graduate student Jesse Greenblatt (center) confers with Clinical Fellows Veronica Slaght (left) and Laura Reid (right).

Hands-on Clinical Training Turns Students into Professional Psychologists

December 12, 2017
Professional Psychology graduate students gain invaluable hands-on experience treating patients at the program’s Center Clinic.
Aaron Moffett, BA ’99, head coach of the U.S. Invictus team, trains wounded, ill and injured veteran athletes.

Coaching Wounded Warriors Across the Finish Line

November 08, 2017
As head coach of Team USA at the Invictus Games, Aaron Moffett, BA ’99, combines his psychology training and his love of sports to help veterans overcome physical and emotional wounds.
This artist’s impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova.

Astrophysicists Identify ‘Monumental’ Kilonova Blast

November 08, 2017
Four CCAS astrophysicists are part of a global group of scientists who confirmed the first observation of a kilonova— two neutron stars merging in an explosive event 1,000 times brighter than a nova.
Greg Wallace, assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences (Photo: Long Nguyen)

Are Autism and Overeating Linked?

October 11, 2017
Autism is associated with eating irregularities like hyper-sensitivity to textures. Speech, Language and Hearing’s Greg Wallace may have discovered a connection with overeating.
A Smithsonian expert helps decorative arts and design history students examine ceramic and earthenware objects

Corcoran, Smithsonian Put Art in Students’ Hands

October 11, 2017
Through the Corcoran's new master’s in decorative arts and design history, students have once-in-a-lifetime access to Smithsonian resources, including rare collections and historical artifacts.
Miss Black America 2017 Brittney Lewis

History Student Reigns as Miss Black America

October 11, 2017
Brittany Lewis competed for the Miss Black America title to raise awareness for racial justice and further her doctoral research. She never expected to actually win.

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