Featured Stories

Karen E. Knudsen

On the Frontlines: Alumna Wages War Against Cancer

Karen E. Knudsen, BA ’90, has crossed the country to join scientists, lawmakers and caregivers in a fight against the nation’s second-leading killer.

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Cross-Disciplinary Partnership to Focus Structural Lens on HIV Interventions

The program teams the CCAS Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Milken Institute SPH Department of Prevention and Community Health.

Lily Reck and Nora Houseman

Summer Program Opens Doors for STEM Students

Through a new CCAS internship program, STEM students spent the summer in labs, working with faculty and preparing for science careers.

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Large Grants Fund Innovative Research

A significant number of research grants were awarded this year to CCAS scholars from top research organizations.

John P. Benison

For Alumnus, Welcoming Campus Brought New Perspectives

Blind from birth, John P. Benison, BA ’93, has triumphed over life challenges, thanks in part to his parents and GW, which he attended with scholarship support.

D. gvnigeusgwotli in life, from Straight Fork, Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina

Salamander Species Shed Evolutionary Light

Three new black-bellied salamanders once thought to be a single species were discovered in the southern Appalachian Mountains by a CCAS research team.

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Proof of Life: How Data Impacts the Real World

As an applied statistician, Professor of Statistics Qing Pan informs public health policy and testifies in courts.

Cars in a traffic jam on a highway

Study: Transportation Expenses Drive Urban Cost of Living

CCAS economists and alumni determined that longer commutes affect the cost of living in large cities more than zoning restrictions.

Justin Grady guarding a soccer goal

Eyes on the Prize: Student Stars in Soccer and Psychology

Whether in the lab or in the net, psychology major and soccer goalkeeper Justin Grady uses his study of visual cognition to see what others may miss.

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New Faculty Strengthen Columbian College Ranks

Columbian College will welcome 24 new permanent full-time faculty this fall, adding expertise to disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities