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Dean Ben Vinson CCAS

A Message From the Dean

September 13, 2017
As the academic year begins, Dean Ben Vinson celebrates the multicultural fabric of the CCAS community, the “remarkable breadth” and impact of the college and the value of a liberal arts degree.
Associate Professor of Physics Evangeline J. Downie (Photo: Long Nguyen)

Solving the Proton Puzzle

September 13, 2017
A riddle at the heart of the atom is confounding scientists and suggesting a new model of physics. Evangeline Downie and an international research team are searching for a subatomic solution.
Isaiah Pickens

Guiding Troubled Teens

August 09, 2017
In a career that has taken him from counseling inside prisons to appearing in front of TV cameras, clinical psychologist Isaiah Pickens, BA ’05, has learned how to listen to young people.
Stack of Books

Page Turners: A Sampling of New Books by Columbian College Faculty

August 09, 2017
What do the Ten Commandments, China’s economy and Native American firearms have in common? They’re among the topics of recent books by CCAS faculty.
GW Making History Campaign Logo

Columbian College Propels ‘Making History’ Over $1 Billion Goal

August 09, 2017
Among schools, Columbian College led “Making History,” the university’s largest-ever fundraising initiative, with more than $185 million raised.
CCAS GWU chemistry classroom

Research Grants Open Doors to Discoveries

July 12, 2017
From tracking fossil footprints through Kenya to preparing the next generation of math and science teachers, it’s been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.
Dean's Conversation with Attiya Ahmad

The Impact of Islam in the Contemporary World

July 12, 2017
In a conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Anthropology's Attiya Ahmad discussed the socio-cultural interrelationship between gender, Islam and cross-border tourism.
An excerpt from a leaf of the newly discovered manuscript of “Fath al-bari” at the Suleymaniye Library in Istanbul

Ancient Muslim Manuscripts Unearthed

July 12, 2017
History’s Joel Blecher discovered drafts of important works on Islamic thought which date back to the 15th century.
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Scholarship Program to Boost STEM Teachers

June 14, 2017
Through a $1.5 million grant, students in STEM fields will receive two years of tuition in exchange for teaching in high-need schools.
SEA Semester students aboard the Robert C. Seamans, including GW’s Lily Anna Segalman (second from left) and Turi Abbott (second

Science on the High Seas

June 14, 2017
On a 12-week journey aboard a tall ship in the South Pacific, GW students combined oceanography research on environmental threats with the rigors of seamanship.
Kogan Plaza Fall GW CCAS Alumni Reflection

Alumni Memories

June 14, 2017

From life-long friendships to life-changing moments, Columbian College alumni shared a wealth of special experiences. Read their reflections on their favorite GW memories.

Victoria Skrivanos

A Place at the Table

May 10, 2017

Sophomore Victoria Skrivanos has an appetite for food and philanthropy. She's combined her passions and hit on a recipe for feeding the homeless, both in her Massachusetts hometown and in D.C.

Stephanie Travis’ (right) seminar introduces freshmen like Bailee Weisz (left) to architectural concepts. (Photos: Long Nguyen)

Architecture Seminar Draws Blueprint for Debate

May 10, 2017
In Stephanie Travis’ Dean Seminar on Modern Architecture and Design, the floor plan is open for dynamic debates. And you don't have to be a building buff to join in.
Abdourahman Waberi (Photo: Long Nguyen)

For Author Waberi, Voices of Genocide Echo From Rwanda

May 10, 2017
French Professor Abdourahman Waberi traveled to Rwanda to speak to both the survivors of the nation's genocide and its perpetrators. The stories he heard still haunt his writing and his life.
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.