Graduate Student News

Into the Arctic

September 13, 2017

A team of GW students and scientists ventured into the Siberian tundra on a mission to see first hand how climate change has ravaged a polar environment and changed people’s lives.

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Fingerprint Analysis: Fact v. Fiction

June 08, 2016

Are no two sets of fingerprints exactly the same? Can fingerprints be erased? In Forensic Sciences’ classrooms, students uncover the myths of fingerprints—and prepare for a high-demand job market.

GW Data Science students

Big Data, Big Opportunities

April 13, 2016

The rise of digital information has made data science a fast-growing career. In Columbian College’s Data Science Program, students are mastering tomorrow’s technology and stepping into today’s workplace.

Art Therapy Mandalas

Color Me Cautious: Don’t Mistake Adult Coloring Books for Art Therapy

February 10, 2016

Coloring books for adults may be a bestselling craze, but Donna Betts cautions the public to look between the lines and not mistake them for art therapy.

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New Graduate Degrees Match Marketplace Demand

January 13, 2016

To keep pace with the global marketplace, new graduate programs are preparing students for in-demand expertise in green chemistry and communication management.

Alicia Bomba

A Dance of Their Own

December 09, 2015

For two dancers, the MFA dance program offered more than an opportunity to hone their skills and further their professional ambitions. It provided an artistic forum to explore their cultural identities through deeply personal performances.

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New Grants Pave Way for Columbian College Research and Discoveries

July 08, 2015

It has been a banner year for research grants at Columbian College. New awards are funding everything from scientific examinations of turtle ant colonies and orb-weaving spiders, to investigations delving deep into the cells of developing embryos and the brains of people with schizophrenia to research projects from Africa to outer space.

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Student Reflections

June 10, 2015

Columbian College students share a wealth of special experiences on campus, in the classroom and throughout the community. As the academic year drew to a close, they paused to share what they like best about GW.

Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson snaps a selfie with 2015 graduates

Festive Graduation Weekend Celebrates Class of 2015

May 19, 2015

During the Columbian College Celebration, Dean Ben Vinson posed for a selfie after urging the Class of 2015 to "make history and allow passion to guide you to a meaningful life." Apple CEO Tim Cook also closed his commencement address by capturing the moment on his iPhone.

Museum Studies graduate student Lauren Shenfeld, BA ’13, wears many hats at the new museum, from community liaison to tour guide

Behind the Scenes of New Museum, Students Brings Art to Life

April 08, 2015

From exhibition designers to tour guides, Columbian College students are making their mark on the new George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, connecting world-renowned collections with the GW and D.C. community.