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Making History: The Campaign for GW

Alumnus’ $7 Million Gift to GW Opens the Door for High-Achieving Students Committed to Leadership and Service Within the Hispanic Community

June 10, 2015
Alumnus Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki, have donated $7 million to create the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, which will offer a pre-college program to high school juniors, with plus-factor consideration for students of Hispanic heritage who are committed to service and leadership in the Hispanic community.
The Biopolitics of Disability

The Biopolitics of Disability

June 02, 2015
David Mitchell, professor of English, co-authored this book which explores how disability subjectivities create new forms of embodied knowledge and collective consciousness. The Biopolitics of Disability discusses the labor of living in "non-productive" bodies within late capitalism.
Rape Crisis - Cape Town Trust

Working in South Africa, Students Take Stand Against Rape

May 19, 2015
In the wake of apartheid, South African women have endured high sexual violence rates. Students in Dan Moshenberg's Women's Studies class traveled to Cape Town to work with rape crisis advocates and transform a nation's ideas of gender-equality and women's rights.
Adrienne Borges, MS '06

Alumnus Solves Forensics Mysteries, Touches Lives

May 19, 2015
Adrienne Borges, MS '06, is a real-life forensic science sleuth. She’s helped identify missing soldiers, catch serial killers and bring peace of mind to families searching for lost loved ones.
Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson snaps a selfie with 2015 graduates

Festive Graduation Weekend Celebrates Class of 2015

May 19, 2015
During the Columbian College Celebration, Dean Ben Vinson posed for a selfie after urging the Class of 2015 to "make history and allow passion to guide you to a meaningful life." Apple CEO Tim Cook also closed his commencement address by capturing the moment on his iPhone.
Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

May 06, 2015
Jeffrey Cohen, professor of English and human services, argues that stone’s endurance is also an invitation to apprehend the world in other than human terms. Stone maps the force, vivacity, and stories within our most mundane matter, stone.
Cover of The Public Sector R&D Enterprise by Peter Linquiti

The Public Sector R&D Enterprise

April 24, 2015
Peter Linquiti, associate professor of Environmental Resource Policy, provides students and practitioners alike with a primer on how government R&D programs actually work and a sophisticated methodology for valuing R&D investments before they are made.
David Mitchell and students from his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization course on Disabled People and the Holocaust at the site of

The Holocaust Killing Centers: An Historical Nightmare for the Disabled

April 08, 2015
In his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization English seminar, David Mitchell leads his students on a pilgrimage to Germany to memorialize a little known tragedy: the twisted Nazi euthanasia program that resulted in the medical murders of 300,000 disabled people.
Museum Studies graduate student Lauren Shenfeld, BA ’13, wears many hats at the new museum, from community liaison to tour guide

Behind the Scenes of New Museum, Students Brings Art to Life

April 08, 2015
From exhibition designers to tour guides, Columbian College students are making their mark on the new George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, connecting world-renowned collections with the GW and D.C. community.
Ben Vinson and Carson Murray

Family Ties: Chimps in the Wild Shine Light on Human Parenting Practices

April 08, 2015
In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Carson Murray discusses her observations of chimps in the jungles of Tanzania -- and how they are shedding new light on maternal moods, gender roles and even human parenting practices.
Laura Papish, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dean's Seminar Takes 'Wild' Ride Through Love, Sex and Friendship

March 11, 2015
Don’t expect to sit quietly in Laura Papish’s Dean’s Seminar on Love, Sex and Friendship. Her philosophy class includes raucous free-flowing debates on topics from Aristotle to sexual politics to The Bachelor.
Brain image

Recovering After a Stroke: Unlocking the Brain’s Secret Strategy

March 11, 2015
A new study by Summer Sheremata, from Columbian College’s Attention and Cognition Laboratory, deciphers the brain’s strategy for recovering from strokes, and could lead to therapies for restoring visual perception.
Cassandra Good, BA ’04, MA ’05

Alumna Uncovers Private Lives of Founding Fathers—and Mothers

March 11, 2015
From Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, men and women in the early American republic risked scandal when they forged friendships. American Studies alumna Cassandra Good, BA ’04, MA ’05, divulges the significance of their relationships.
Dean Ben Vinson and Daniel E. Martínez

The Human Face of Immigration

March 11, 2015
In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology Daniel E. Martínez reveals the often tragic personal stories behind the politics of immigration reform.
A Poverty of Words book cover

A Poverty of Words

March 06, 2015
Frederick Pollack, adjunct professor of creative writing, authored this collection of poems that were hand-selected from his manuscripts. Representing years of dedicated writing, this book contains poems that highlight opinions and observations on a variety of topics.

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