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The "Cellphone: Unseen Connections" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History is partly influenced by the research efforts of GW scholars and students. (Photos courtesy Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History)

Cellphone Central: Smithsonian Exhibit Dials into GW Collaboration

With input from GW scholars and students, a new exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History charts how cellphones have changed our lives and our planet.

GW Professors Gate

Introducing New CCAS Faculty!

Columbian College welcomes 26 new permanent full-time faculty this year, adding expertise to disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Ryan Patterson taking a photo of an airplane as it takes off

Flying High: Alumnus Soars with Airplane Pics

Organizational sciences alum Ryan Patterson, BA ’22, MS ’23, is a star aviation photographer. His unique views of planes have taken off around the world.

Alumnus John Sullivan (left) with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck (right).

Alumnus’ $1.5 Million Endowment to Support Math Department

A $1.5 million bequest commitment by alumnus John Dixon Sullivan, BS ’76, MS ’83, will aid faculty, research and scholarly work in the Mathematics Department.

Photographer Max Hirshfeld, BA ’73 (left) and journalist Andrew Desiderio, BA ’17.

Alumni in Focus: CCAS Community Share Art and Stories

Photographer Max Hirshfeld, BA ’73, channeled his vision into his parents’ story. Reporter Andrew Desiderio, BA ’17, uses his journalism degree on Capitol Hill.

Class of 2023 Share GW Memories

From fellowships and friendships to performances and protests, CCAS students recalled their fondest memories as they prepared to receive their 2023 degrees.

Conference panelists included (from left) former Washington Post correspondents Peter Osnos and Keith Richburg, Columbia University historian Lien-Hang Nguyen and former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Raymond Burghardt.

Lessons from Vietnam: Why the War Still Resonates Today

In a CCAS-sponsored event, historians, cultural experts and political and military leaders reflected on the Vietnam War’s global influence 50 years later.

History doctoral candidate and U.S. Marine veteran A.J. Cade. (Photo William Atkins)

History Restored: The Untold Story of Black Civil War Soldiers

History PhD candidate and Marine vet A.J. Cade was inspired by a forgotten Civil War regiment of all-Black soldiers. Now, he’s bringing their legacy to life.

Fall Goodman giving a TED talk

Fear of Failing: The Secrets Behind Social Anxiety

For the 40 million Americans with social anxiety disorder, even casual encounters can be paralyzing. Psychology’s Fallon Goodman helps them make connections.

Dmitry Streletskiy and Dean Paul Wahlbeck seated on a stage talking with a Columbian College of Arts and Sciences logo

Climate Change and the Thawing Permafrost

In a conversation with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck, Geography's Dmitry Streletskiy discusses the impact of climate change on the overall sustainability of the Arctic.