Graduate Student News

Sophomore Colloquium Delves Into Nature, Culture of Children

November 08, 2017

In the Sophomore Colloquium on the nature of children, Professor Jamie Cohen-Cole works side-by-side with a small group of students to explore the confluence of science and culture.

A Smithsonian expert helps decorative arts and design history students examine ceramic and earthenware objects

Corcoran, Smithsonian Put Art in Students’ Hands

October 11, 2017

Through the Corcoran's new master’s in decorative arts and design history, students have once-in-a-lifetime access to Smithsonian resources, including rare collections and historical artifacts.

History Student Reigns as Miss Black America

October 11, 2017

Brittany Lewis competed for the Miss Black America title to raise awareness for racial justice and further her doctoral research. She never expected to actually win.

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.

Student in a chemistry lab

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.