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Sperm Analysis

Crime Detection: Accelerating Sperm Analysis

April 01, 2013
Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences Daniele Podini has been awarded a two-year, $263,313 grant from the National Institute of Justice to test a faster, cost-effective, and automated method for the identification of spermatozoa - research that could help put an end to the backlogs of evidence related to sexual assault cases in forensic laboratories.
Turtle Ants

Turtle Ants: Shielded from Danger

April 01, 2013
Scott Powell has spent a lot of time sitting in trees in eastern Brazil. Among the branches and tropical wildlife, the assistant professor of biology has passed many summer hours watching a remarkable little creature distinguished by a dish-like head that acts as a shield against intruders—the turtle ant.
LGBT

First-of-its-Kind Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Launched

March 01, 2013
Columbian College has launched a new graduate certificate program in LGBT health to train current and future healthcare leaders and policy advocates on issues relating to the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Museum

Designing for the Future: GW Museum Summer Institute

March 01, 2013
What does it take to build a museum exhibit? A lot more effort than you might imagine. Registration is open for a summer institute in exhibition design that brings together graduate-level students and professionals to work as a team on the design, fabrication, and installation of a “Coming Soon” exhibition to promote the new GW Museum.
TSPPPA

GW Celebrates 50 Years of Public Service Education

March 01, 2013
More than 250 alumni, students and faculty gathered on campus last month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of public service education at GW and the achievements of those who graduated with a public policy or public administration degree from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Perinatal Depression

A Strategy for Hope: Preventing Perinatal Depression among Low-Income Latinas

March 01, 2013
The negative impact of perinatal depression—which may be experienced by some women during pregnancy or after their baby is born—is well known. For Associate Professor of Psychology Huynh-Nhu (Mimi) Le, even more troubling is that women from low-income minority groups are more prone to perinatal depression than other women.
Smithsonian

GW, Smithsonian Research Delves into Distinctive Areas of Science

February 01, 2013
Bee pollination of particular plants, fungal impact on mineral erosion and wood decay, and physical attributes of ray-finned fish all have something in common: They are being studied by Columbian College researchers in collaboration with experts from the Smithsonian.
Summer Abroad

Where Will You Go this Summer?

February 01, 2013
This summer, explore the world, enrich your mind, and earn credits through short-term study abroad courses that are open to both GW students and visitors. Journey through Kenya and discover how digital technology is used to address underdevelopment issues; travel to Shanghai to examine misconceptions about China’s economy and policies; or join an expedition into Guadalajara’s LGBT culture and community.
Inaugural Moments

Inaugural Moments

February 01, 2013
A presidential inauguration is a proud and historic moment, a time when we come together to celebrate our democracy. For Columbian College students, it is also a rite of passage. On January 21, many in our community had a front row seat to the big-ticket events. What was it like to be so close to the action? Here are their thoughts.
Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry

February 01, 2013
The unfortunate reality of chemistry is that chemists, in their quest to innovate and devise new products to meet societal demands, sometimes create chemicals that are toxic. Look no further than some of the chemicals found in paint, glue, and even cosmetics. Enter green chemistry advocate Adelina Voutchkova, who joined Columbian College last year as an assistant professor of chemistry.
Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute to Open at GW

January 01, 2013
Columbian College will soon be home to the GW Confucius Institute to promote the study of Chinese language and culture, support Chinese teaching through instructional training and certification, and enable prosperous growth of research on China Studies.
Apanosovich

What Triggers Alcoholism?

January 01, 2013
In an effort to uncover the connection between genetic influences and environmental factors that may cause alcoholism, Assistant Professor of Statistics Tatiyana Apanasovich is employing statistical methodology to explore the complex interplay between the an individual’s environment and their genetic predisposition to alcoholism.
Killoran

Shadows for Sale? Meet Visiting Artist Patrick Killoran

January 01, 2013
As we bask in the warmth of a sunny day, fair warning to those strolling through the Foggy Bottom campus: Watch your shadow. Buying people’s shadows is the current business/research of visiting artist Patrick Killoran, whose work represents commentary on consumerism.
Interior Architecture and Design

Interior Design and Architecture

December 01, 2012
What’s in a name? For the Interior Design Program—which is changing its name to include architecture—a new name reflects not just a change in programming, but a change in culture.
Linquiti

Service-Learning in Southeast DC

December 01, 2012
For “green” policy expert Peter Linquiti, who was recently named Director of Graduate Studies of the Environmental Resource Policy Program, the program’s multi-disciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability studies is critical to its success.

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