Featured Stories

Jane Freundel

Historian's Trail Leads Back to GW

August 18, 2014
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.
Open book

A Sampling of New Books by Columbian College Faculty

August 13, 2014
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.
Jackie Biggs, MA ’13

Alumna Eases Veterans’ Pain through Art Therapy

August 13, 2014
At a Fort Belvoir hospital, Art Therapy alumna Jackie Biggs, MA ’13, uses paint and clay to help ease the emotional pain of veterans returning home from harrowing tours of duty.
Students practiced traditional Chinese painting techniques at Nanjing

Global Experience: Confucius Institute Transports Students to China

August 13, 2014
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.
Akos Vertes

Vertes Victories

August 13, 2014
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.