Featured Stories

Lauren Epstein

Alumna on the Front Line of Ebola Fight

October 22, 2014
“Disease detective” Lauren Epstein, BS ’03, MD ’07, an infectious disease specialist with the CDC, is playing a central role in investigating Ebola in the U.S.
Harden McConnell

Distinguished Chemistry Alum Leaves Legacy of Leadership, Generosity

October 15, 2014
We note with regret the passing of Harden McConnell, BS ’47, a renowned chemistry professor at Stanford University and a beloved member of the GW family.
Biology major Reem Al Shabeeb

Growing Up in a War Zone

October 08, 2014
Biology major Reem Al Shabeeb spent her Iraqi childhood amid bomb blasts and gunfire. Today, as a research assistant in Mollie Manier’s class, she’s putting her dangerous past behind her.
Left: Crematogaster ampla, Right: Cephalotes specularis

Nature Collides with James Bond: Newly Discovered Ant Species Hides in Plain Sight

October 01, 2014
The unexpected and seemingly insignificant can lead to a great discovery. That’s how Assistant Professor of Biology Scott Powell found a new ant species.