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Jamestown colonists trade with Wampanoag Indians at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in this 1597 Theodor de Bry illustration.

Carving up the Thanksgiving Story

November 14, 2019
In his new book, History’s David J. Silverman takes a close look at the traditional Thanksgiving story and the distortion of facts surrounding its legacy for Native Americans.
Sally A. Nuamah, BA ’11, is an author, youth education advocate and professor.

Alumna’s Global Mission: Better Schools for Girls

November 14, 2019
From her efforts in Ghana to reforming American schools, Sally A. Nuamah, BA ’11, is a fierce advocate for helping girls obtain equal education around the world.
The summer 2019 Koobi Fora Field School class

NSF Grants Expand Koobi Fora's Reach

November 14, 2019
Grants totaling $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation will broaden the research and learning experiences for CCAS students participating in the Kenyan field school.
Alexander Dent sits at a table, lecturing students in his Dean's Seminar.

Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

October 10, 2019
In Alexander Dent’s Dean’s Seminar on The Anthropology of the Cell Phone, first-year students take a deep dive into their personal cellular connections and examine how smartphones have changed their world.
The Robert C. Seamans, a 134-foot Brigantine ship on the South Pacific Ocean.

Environmental Studies Student Sets Sail

October 10, 2019
Undergraduate Frank Wenninger embarked on a 12-week expedition to remote Pacific Islands as part of a study abroad program that combines oceanography with seamanship.
Graphic of a magnifying glass, graph, files, and web search bar with the words "Research, Search, Analysis, and Data"

Meet the NSF Student Research Fellows

October 10, 2019
From biologists following fish to political scientists tracking dark money, seven CCAS PhD students were named 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.
A magnifying glass zooms in on a thumbprint in the middle of a screen with binary "1"s and "0"s.

Can a Computer Code Catch Killers?

September 11, 2019
Statistics alumnus Thomas Hargrove created a computer algorithm to track serial killers. It's bringing criminals to justice—and giving peace of mind to families.
Stack of books with an open book on top.

Must Reads: Browse the CCAS Faculty Bookshelf

September 11, 2019
From profiles of Surrealist artists and Acropolis craftsmen to examinations of race and religion, CCAS faculty have authored a library of thought-provoking titles.
New York City’s Mulberry Street was a main thoroughfare for immigrant families, circa 1900.

‘Send Them Back’: An Anti-Immigrant Legacy

September 11, 2019
To History’s Tyler Anbinder, President Trump’s nativist rhetoric fits a troubling, century-old pattern in American politics: stigmatizing immigrants and minorities.
Professor Gate at GW's Kogan Plaza with GW logo on top of the gate

New Faculty Strengthen College Ranks

August 15, 2019
Columbian College welcomed 24 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total number to 523 and strengthening disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
students operating an SMPA studio control room

Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

August 15, 2019
A $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will support a new interdisciplinary research institute to fight the rise of distorted information online.
Professor of History Dan Schwartz

Ghetto: Chronicling a Word’s Tortured History

August 15, 2019
In his new book, Daniel Schwartz examines the centuries-old past of the word “ghetto” and how it has come to symbolize both pain and pride.
Eve Boyle is standing in front of two primate skeletons at the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology lab.

The Torso Connection

July 10, 2019
Research findings by Human Paleobiology doctoral student Eve Boyle challenge the widely accepted scientific theory connecting a primate's torso size to its diet.
A woman wearing goggles and a lab coat is looking into a microscope in a lab.

Pathways to Discovery

July 10, 2019
From combating climate change in the Arctic to finding life in the ocean depths, major research grants awarded to CCAS scholars this past year are opening new doors to knowledge.
Headshot of Philosophy Professor David DeGrazia

Inhumane or Unavoidable? Framing Animal Research Ethics

July 10, 2019
With scientists, activists and the public split over the value of animal testing, Philosophy's David DeGrazia hopes to guide them toward common ground.