Featured Stories

Paul Shapiro, CCAS BA ’01, at the Humane Society of the United States, with Neil. (Photo: Jessica McConnell Burt)

Alumnus, Humane Society Official, Featured in GW Magazine

April 28, 2014
Paul Shapiro, CCAS BA ’01, stopped eating meat at age 13 and founded a nonprofit animal-advocacy organization while in high school. Now, he is vice president for farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States.
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Outstanding Federal Employees Recognized with Arthur S. Flemming Award

April 25, 2014
An Air Force major who developed a maritime global surveillance system, a doctor pursuing medical strategies too risky for industry investment and a litigator dedicated to protecting human health and the environment are among the 12 federal employees who will be honored at the 65th annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards.
Carlos Paz, Jr., CCAS BA ’08

Young Alum Recognized for Non-Profit Leadership

April 14, 2014
Carlos Paz, Jr., CCAS BA ’08 was recognized by the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) for his leadership in non-profit organizations.
Alumnus Luis Blandon and his wife during their stint in Rwanda

Field Notes from Rwanda: One Alum’s Journey

April 10, 2014
For Luis Blandon, CCAS BA ’85, ESIA MA ’92, storytelling is more than a passion—it’s a calling that has allowed him to work on a variety of projects from television shows to documentaries.
Students sign a “thank you” banner for alumni donors during Alumni & Philanthropy Day. (Photo: Dave Scavone)

Alumni & Philanthropy Day: Students Say “Thanks!”

April 09, 2014

On April 8, hundreds of GW students stopped by Kogan Plaza for Alumni & Philanthropy Day, an annual celebration that recognizes philanthropy and lifelong involvement at GW.

Slave ship

Silenced By the Sea

April 01, 2014
Professor Stephen Lubkemann is part of a historic collaboration between African and American cultural institutions, and a team of international maritime archaeologists trying to raise the stories of sunken slave ships from the deep.

Understanding the Price of Freedom

April 01, 2014
In his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization history seminar on the Normandy campaign, Tom Long transports students into the lives of D-Day’s fallen soldiers. The class culminates in an emotional pilgrimage to their French gravesites. Long's students are calling the experience ‘life-changing.’