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Graduate Students in Action

CCAS Showcase Celebrates Student Research

April 18, 2023

More than 125 undergraduate and graduate students across the disciplines displayed their scholarly work at the inaugural CCAS Research Showcase.

History Restored: The Untold Story of Black Civil War Soldiers

April 12, 2023

History PhD candidate and Marine vet A.J. Cade was inspired by a forgotten Civil War regiment of all-Black soldiers. Now, he’s bringing their legacy to life.

$1 Million Gift Opens Doors for Artists Who Heal

February 21, 2023

GW parents Ulvi and Reykhan Kasimov gave $1 million to endow a fund supporting graduate fellowships in GW’s Art Therapy Program.




"I chose to go to GW because of its experiential framework, structured internship opportunities for practicum hours, state of the art supervision and expert faculty. GW also extended financial support which was essential in my pursuit of higher education."

Bani Malhotra
MA '18, Art Therapy