As an author and D.C. historian, alumna Jane Freundel Levey is embarking on a career full-circle: from an American civilization major at Columbian College to a chronicler of Washington’s artistic legacy to her new role as a curator for the Washingtoniana Collection at the GW Museum and The Textile Museum.
An encyclopedia of social media; a blueprint for international détente; a criminal justice guide to hot-button DNA controversies; the life stories of abstract artists. These are among the prolific topics addressed this year in books by Columbian College faculty.
From the Forbidden City to the Great Wall, a GW Confucius Institute-sponsored tour took seven Columbian College students to China’s most awe-inspiring landmarks—all while immersing them in the nation’s history, language and culture.
From his earliest labs, Akos Vertes has lit up the chemistry world with his lasers, microscopes and scientific curiosity. After 20 years of pushing the envelope of innovation at GW, he’s embarking on perhaps the greatest challenge of his career.