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Erika Di Palma, MFS ’07, is a forensic identification specialist with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

For Alumna, Forensics Meets Fashion

April 12, 2017
When real-life CSI sleuth Erika Di Palma, MFS ’07, isn't tracking criminals in Los Angeles, she spends her off-hours designing a breakout new fashion line: Clothes and apparel personalized with unique fingerprints.
Senior math major Isabelle Berger is a board member for the GW Association for Women in Mathematics

Making Women + Math = Opportunities

April 12, 2017
Despite advances in STEM fields, a gender gap still persists in mathematics. CCAS students and faculty are searching for formulas to solve the women and math equation.
A wild red-bellied lemur in Madagascar

Locating Lemurs: Facial Recognition Tech Tracks Endangered Species

March 08, 2017
The same facial recognition technology used to catch criminals can now track an endangered species—and possibly save it from extinction.
Abby Pepin youtube video

Chemistry Student Helps Unlock TB Clues

March 08, 2017
Once thought to be all but eradicated, tuberculosis has made a tragic come back. Luther Rice Fellow Abby Pepin is working with Chemistry's Cynthia Dowd in an important effort to turn back the TB tide.
2016 Cisneros Scholars

Vanguard, Cisneros Institute Partner to Diversify PR Workforce

March 08, 2017
Vanguard Communications and Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute are partnering for Comunicadores for the Future to promote diversity in PR.
The Geminga pulsar, 800 light years from earth

A ‘Tail’ of Two Pulsars

February 09, 2017
As pulsars rocket through space, some pulse only in radio waves, others in gamma rays and still others both. Using NASA images, researchers including Physics’ Noel Klingler are discovering why some stars shine with different lights.
Adrienne B. Hancock, associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science

Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

February 09, 2017
At the GW Speech and Hearing Center, Adrienne Hancock and student clinicians guide transgender clients to a new voice that represents their true selves--and gives them a new outlook on life.
Assistant Professor of English Jung Yun

Novelist Jung Yun Finds ‘Shelter’ in Writing

January 12, 2017
English’s Jung Yun hit the bestseller list with her novel Shelter. It’s the latest step in her creative and cultural journey.
 Limusaurus inextricabilis

No Teeth? No Problem. Toothless Dinosaur Lost Baby Teeth as They Grew

January 12, 2017
A study co-authored by Biology’s James Clark found a new species of toothless adult dinosaurs that lost their baby teeth as they aged and never replaced them.
Zach Borichevsky as Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata

A Night at the Opera: Alumnus Tenor Hits High Note

January 12, 2017

From arias to curtain calls, Zach Borichevsky, BA ’06, is a rising star in the opera world. But for the political science and music major, the road to international acclaim took more than just practice.

Associate Professor of Geography Michael Mann

Experiences, Temperatures Drive Belief in Climate Change

January 12, 2017
Local weather can determine whether Americans’ believe in climate change, according to Geography’s Michael Mann. People in regions with record lows are less likely to say the earth is warming.
Students from the Islamic Studies program. From left, Kelly El-Yacoubi , Ali Mohamed, Halim Khoiri and Yi Lei. (Photo: Logan Wer

In Islamic Studies, a World of Students Share Insights

December 15, 2016
The Religion Department’s Islamic Studies program is attracting a diversity of students from around the globe—including a host of young people from Muslim nations.
Professor of History Tyler Anbinder (Photo: Harrison Jones)

Immigrant Saga Spans Centuries of Dreams

December 15, 2016
In his critically acclaimed new book, History’s Tyler Anbinder reveals how—regardless of race, religion or nationality—generations of immigrants share a universal story.
Depressed Girl Sitting Next to Window

Holiday Depression is More Than the Blues

December 15, 2016
For some, the holidays are a time of good cheer. But others count the days until the season passes. From stress and anxiety to depressive disorders, seasonal sadness is hard to define and spot.
Donors Cindy and Bruce Terker with their daughter, Jennifer Terker, BA ‘13

Learning From Today’s Newsmakers

December 15, 2016
SMPA students can interact with media, political communication and public affairs professionals thanks to the Terker Distinguished Fellows in Media and Public Affairs.