Featured Stories

Students from the Islamic Studies program. From left, Kelly El-Yacoubi , Ali Mohamed, Halim Khoiri and Yi Lei. (Photo: Logan Wer

In Islamic Studies, a World of Students Share Insights

December 15, 2016
The Religion Department’s Islamic Studies program is attracting a diversity of students from around the globe—including a host of young people from Muslim nations.
Depressed Girl Sitting Next to Window

Holiday Depression is More Than the Blues

December 15, 2016
For some, the holidays are a time of good cheer. But others count the days until the season passes. From stress and anxiety to depressive disorders, seasonal sadness is hard to define and spot.
Professor of History Tyler Anbinder (Photo: Harrison Jones)

Immigrant Saga Spans Centuries of Dreams

December 15, 2016
In his critically acclaimed new book, History’s Tyler Anbinder reveals how—regardless of race, religion or nationality—generations of immigrants share a universal story.
Donors Cindy and Bruce Terker with their daughter, Jennifer Terker, BA ‘13

Learning From Today’s Newsmakers

December 15, 2016
SMPA students can interact with media, political communication and public affairs professionals thanks to the Terker Distinguished Fellows in Media and Public Affairs.

Mind Games: Can We Really Shape Our Brains?

November 07, 2016
The capacity for humans to get along holds society together. But how do we do it? Philosophy’s Tadeusz W. Zawidzki says we are “mindshapers,” able to mold our brains—and those around us.
Daniel H. Weiss

Alumnus Dan Weiss Honored for 'Towering' Achievements

November 07, 2016
Among the alumni honored at the 80th annual Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony was Daniel H. Weiss, BA ’79, president and COO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As curators and historians in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, a handful of Columbia

Alumni Bring African American History to Life

November 07, 2016
As curators and historians in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Columbian College alumni have scoured the country to tell the story of black life in America.
For Interior Design Alumni, Homee Is Where the Heart Is

For Interior Design Alumni, Homee Is Where the Heart Is

November 01, 2016
For three Interior Architecture & Design alumni, a chance meeting in a GW drafting class led to an enduring friendship and a business venture. The trio make up the sharp minds behind Homee, an app that makes interior design easy and fun.
Tara Scully and students Diana Kussainova and Hannah Finkel with oyster shells

Saving the Bay, One Oyster at a Time

October 13, 2016
From research on herbicide poisoning to shell conservation efforts for repopulating marine life, Columbian College students are on a mission to revive an ecosystem of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

$157 Million in NIH Funding Targets Environmental Influences on Child Health

October 13, 2016
Funded by an NIH award, Psychology’s Jody Ganiban will lead GW’s researchers investigating how environmental factors affect children’s health.
Lisa Benton-Short

The National Mall: Inside America’s Front Yard

October 13, 2016
Home to monuments, memorials and marches, the National Mall is our most important public space. In her new book, Lisa Benton-Short looks at the Mall as a symbol of the American story.
Char Beales and Howard Beales

$3.2 Million Bequest Represents Largest-Ever Gift to SMPA

October 03, 2016
Cable television pioneer Char Beales, BA ’73, and her husband, GW School of Business Professor Howard Beales, pledged $3.2 million to fund an endowed professorship of accountability and journalism at SMPA. The bequest represents the largest single gift in the school’s history.
Lisa Sugar

Sugar & Spice: Alumna’s Pop Culture Lifestyle Brand Soars

September 22, 2016
With a passion for celebrity, fashion and beauty, psychology major Lisa Sugar, BA ’98, grew her pop culture blog from a handful of online followers to an enthusiastic fan base of one million readers. Now she has launched POPSUGAR, a well-known lifestyle media brand for women, and published a new book on the secrets of her success.
Researcher in laboratory

New Research Grants Propel Columbian College Discoveries

September 14, 2016
From a search for malaria and tuberculosis treatments to advances in nuclear physics, it has been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.
Professors Gate in the sun

Welcome, New Faculty!

September 14, 2016
A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a Fulbright Fellow and a bestselling novelist are among the 23 new faculty members welcomed to Columbian College this year.