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The Corcoran Comes to GW: Columbian College’s Key Role

June 17, 2014

Columbian College is poised as a pivotal player in the historic partnership between GW, the National Gallery of Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

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Gli Spinelli Di Firenze

June 11, 2014
Written by Philip Jacks, Associate Professor of Art History, and William Caferro, Gli Spinelli Di Firenze is a beautiful book depicting Italian artwork. The images consist of landscapes, sculptures and paintings.
GW Alumni Association Selects New President-Elect

GW Alumni Association Selects New President-Elect

June 09, 2014
Jeremy Gosbee, B.A. '98, M.B.A. '02, was selected president-elect of the GW Alumni Association Board of Directors, and will succeed Steve Frenkil, B.A. ’74, as president in June 2015.
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When Zombies Attack: The Undead Teach Students About Capitalism

May 22, 2014
A Dean's Seminar taught by American Studies professor Dara Orenstein uses the zombie apocalypse as a lens on political economy.
Michael Komo, CCAS BA ’11, GSPM MS ’12

‘I Want to Change the Culture’: Alum Supports LGBT Community

May 12, 2014
Few people find their passion at the age of 10. But for Michael Komo, CCAS BA ’11, GSPM MS ’12, a life devoted to advocacy was the clear choice.
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Planet Forward Launches New Initiatives to Increase Focus on Sustainability

May 02, 2014
Planet Forward, housed within the School of Media and Public Affairs, announced the launch of the Planet Forward University Consortium, a partnership with colleges and universities engaged with sustainability.
Discovered: Oldest Flying Reptile

Discovered: Oldest Flying Reptile

May 01, 2014
An international team including Professor James Clark and his former graduate student Brian Andres, MS ’03, has discovered and named the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid.
Mentoring Program Eases Way for First-Generation Students

Mentoring Program Eases Way for First-Generation Students

May 01, 2014
When Samantha Yakas first met with an advisor during her freshman year at GW, the counselor gave her what, in many cases, would be good advice: Take time to explore your passions, he told her.
Senior Reflections: Class of 2014 Looks Back—and Ahead

Senior Reflections: Class of 2014 Looks Back—and Ahead

May 01, 2014
As graduating seniors say goodbye to friends and faculty and prepare to embark on the next chapter of their lives, a few of them recently paused to shared their favorite Columbian College moments.
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In Memoriam: Clarence (Pete) Mondale

May 01, 2014
Clarence (Pete) Mondale, an emeritus professor of American Studies at GW, died at his home in Washington on May 2. He was 87. Pete taught at GW from 1965 until his retirement in 1992.
Maggie Unverzagt Goddard

Celebration Graduate Speaker Connects the Dots

May 01, 2014
What do American Studies, provocative clothing, and alien impersonations have in common? Ask Celebration graduate speaker Maggie Unverzagt Goddard.
Paul Shapiro, CCAS BA ’01, at the Humane Society of the United States, with Neil. (Photo: Jessica McConnell Burt)

Alumnus, Humane Society Official, Featured in GW Magazine

April 28, 2014
Paul Shapiro, CCAS BA ’01, stopped eating meat at age 13 and founded a nonprofit animal-advocacy organization while in high school. Now, he is vice president for farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States.
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Outstanding Federal Employees Recognized with Arthur S. Flemming Award

April 25, 2014
An Air Force major who developed a maritime global surveillance system, a doctor pursuing medical strategies too risky for industry investment and a litigator dedicated to protecting human health and the environment are among the 12 federal employees who will be honored at the 65th annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards.
Carlos Paz, Jr., CCAS BA ’08

Young Alum Recognized for Non-Profit Leadership

April 14, 2014
Carlos Paz, Jr., CCAS BA ’08 was recognized by the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) for his leadership in non-profit organizations.
Alumnus Luis Blandon and his wife during their stint in Rwanda

Field Notes from Rwanda: One Alum’s Journey

April 10, 2014
For Luis Blandon, CCAS BA ’85, ESIA MA ’92, storytelling is more than a passion—it’s a calling that has allowed him to work on a variety of projects from television shows to documentaries.