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Lunar New Year Celebrates "Year of the Horse"

February 01, 2014
An enthusiastic and diverse crowd of faculty and students rang in the Lunar New Year to celebrate the "Year of the Horse" and GW’s commitment to global outreach and cultural exchange.

Sex, Lies & Videotape: ‘Pornoscholar’ Explodes Myths of Black Women and Adult Films

February 01, 2014
In her new book, The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography, self-proclaimed ‘Pornoscholar’ Jennifer Nash explodes myths about black women and adult films.

Do the Math: A Hot Subject Adds Majors

January 01, 2014
Around the country, math major numbers are plummeting. But GW is bucking the national trend. With an almost 10-fold explosion in math majors over the last decade and a new NSF-funded initiative, Columbian College's Math Department is plugging the leaky STEM pipeline.
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Into Africa

January 01, 2014
So you want to be an archaeologist? At the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya, Columbian College students get their hands dirty. They battle soaring heat and snapping scorpions as they dig through a fossil field of dreams.
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'Teaching Star' Brings Jewish Lit to Life

January 01, 2014
Time dubbed Faye Moskowitz a "teaching star" and her Jewish Literature Live as among "the hottest seats in class." With a cast of visiting writers that includes E.L. Doctorow, Erica Jong, and Pulitzer winners Tony Kushner and Michael Chabon, it’s easy to understand why.

A Map of the World: GIS Certificate Offers Cutting-Edge Skills

January 01, 2014
Geographic Information Systems have transformed the way we look at data and solve complex problems. Now, a new geography graduate certificate prepares students for the growing GIS job market.

Decision-making Debunked

December 01, 2013
What guides the decisions we make? Past research indicates that our choices, both voluntary and involuntary, are separate processes in the brain. But, according to Sarah Shomstein, the processes may be linked.

Service with a Smile

December 01, 2013
When senior Laura Kaye witnessed a bike crash on campus recently, she sprinted to action while others stood paralyzed. Kaye assisted GW postdoctoral scientist Andrea Heckert to the hospital and waited with her until she was treated for sprains.

Understanding and Cultivating STEM-Focused Education

December 01, 2013
As the nation faces shifting economic realities, how can we prepare the next generation to enter the workforce? A research study co-led by Tara Behrend is taking a look at "Inclusive STEM" high schools for solutions.
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Africa's Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security

November 01, 2013
Steven Livingston, professor of media and public affairs, presents a research paper on violent crimes and homicides in Africa. It states that crime in Africa poses significant challenges to development, stability, and security of the nation. It is stated that homicide rate in Africa is more than double than the global average.

Dancing the Dream with Burgess

November 01, 2013
Stroll through the new “Dancing the Dream” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and you’ll notice among the performance legends featured is Columbian College’s very own Dana Tai Soon Burgess.

Forecasting Wildfires: The Science behind the Destruction

November 01, 2013
This past year, raging wildfires have burned thousands of acres of land, ravaged homes, and claimed lives. The staggering toll of destruction underscores the importance of predicting when and how the next wildfire might occur—a feat Assistant Professor of Geography Michael Mann is helping to tackle.
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Learning from the Ancient Greeks

November 01, 2013
What can the world’s first democracy teach us about tackling today’s political polarization? In an essay written for Diane Cline’s History of Ancient Greece class, undergraduate Magdalena Stuehrmann discusses the importance of moderation, compromise, and consensus.
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‘I Am Malala’ Book Curriculum Tools to Be Developed by the George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute

October 21, 2013
The GW Global Women's Institute (GWI) is the educational partner of the Malala Fund, a nonprofit, named for Malala Yousafzai, working to ensure that girls around the world have access to education. GWI-affiliated faculty will work with the publisher Little, Brown and Company to develop curriculum tools to accompany Malala's recently released memoir, "I Am Malala."
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GW Researchers Release First Case Studies to Analyze Inclusive STEM-Focused U.S. High Schools

October 18, 2013
New studies out of GW are taking a closer look at a type of high school that is rapidly emerging across the United States: Inclusive, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-focused high schools (ISHSs).