February 2023 Noteworthy

February 8, 2023

Suse Anderson (Museum Studies) compiled “The State of Museum Digital Practice,” a collection of essays by CCAS Museum Studies graduate students.

Senior James Bishop IV (Sociology) was named “Toyota Athlete of the Week’’ and featured on WJLA-ABC7.

Christopher Cahill (Chemistry) is co-principal investigator on the Consortium for Nuclear Forensics, which received $25 million in support from the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Stephanie R. Cellini (Public Policy & Public Administration) was interviewed by Arnold Ventures on ways the federal government can help students get a better education for their investment.

Matt Eich (Photojournalism) contributed photos of cellist Yo-Yo Ma for the New York Times article “Yo-Yo Ma is Finding His Way Back to Nature Through Music.”

Adam Lee Goldstein, BA ’04, (Geology, Creative Writing) co-authored the paper “The National Israeli Field Hospital in Ukraine: Innovative adaptation to a unique scenario” in the Journal of Global Health describing his experiences establishing an Israeli field hospital in Ukraine.

Ling Hao (Chemistry) received a five-year, $780,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to develop mass spectrometry training tools and organize education and outreach activities.

Grant Hauschild, MPP ’15, (Public Policy) was sworn in to the Minnesota State Senate, representing the state’s 3rd district.

Neil Johnson (Physics) co-authored the first mathematical/empirical analysis of the emergence of polarization in co-evolving social networks in The American Physical Society Journal.

Kristin Levine, MS ’22, (Data Science) published the report “Virus exposure and neurodegenerative disease risk across national biobanks” in Neuron.

Aman Luthra (Geography) received a CCAS Impact Award, which provides up to $3,000 for research and scholarly expenses.

Melani McAlister (American Studies) was named to Modern American History's Editorial Board.

Arina Morozova, Kelsey Nyland and Vera Kuklina (Geography) published an article in Sustainability on combining indigenous knowledge and remote sensing data to track taiga landscape degradation.

Neharika Rao, BA ’25, (Political Science) was featured in the Washington Post article “GWU students add ‘morning-after’ pill vending machine to campus.”

The Regulatory Studies Center produced a podcast about ChatGPT and its implications for the regulatory rule-making process.

Nina Seavey (Media & Public Affairs) donated 150,000 pages of FBI documents from her podcast My Fugitive and her lawsuit Seavey v. Department of Justice et al to the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections at Washington University in St. Louis.

​​Thom Shanker (Media & Public Affairs) was named a “Volunteer of the Year” for 2022 by the McLean Volunteer Fire Department.

Heather Stebbins (Electric & Computer Music) released the album At the end of the sky.

Dmitry StreletskiyNikolay Shiklomanov and Sonia Clemens, MS ’22, (Geography) were co-authors of the article “The costs of Arctic infrastructure damages due to permafrost degradation” in Environmental Research Letters.

Cheryl W. Thompson (Media & Public Affairs) spoke at an Investigative Reporters and Editors workshop at CUNY in New York on “Building Your Beat: Tips on Sourcing.”

Allyson Vieira (Foundations and Studio Arts) judged the exhibit “Heart’s Desire” at The Art League at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, Va.