News Archive



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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New Faculty Bolster College Ranks

September 13, 2017

Columbian College welcomed 27 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total number of full-time scholars to 497.

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A Message From the Dean

September 13, 2017

As the academic year begins, Dean Ben Vinson celebrates the multicultural fabric of the CCAS community, the “remarkable breadth” and impact of the college and the value of a liberal arts degree.

Associate Professor of Physics Evangeline J. Downie (Photo: Long Nguyen)

Solving the Proton Puzzle

September 13, 2017

A riddle at the heart of the atom is confounding scientists and suggesting a new model of physics. Evangeline Downie and an international research team are searching for a subatomic solution.

Isaiah Pickens

Guiding Troubled Teens

August 09, 2017

In a career that has taken him from counseling inside prisons to appearing in front of TV cameras, clinical psychologist Isaiah Pickens, BA ’05, has learned how to listen to young people.

Stack of Books

Page Turners: A Sampling of New Books by Columbian College Faculty

August 09, 2017

What do the Ten Commandments, China’s economy and Native American firearms have in common? They’re among the topics of recent books by CCAS faculty.

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Columbian College Propels ‘Making History’ Over $1 Billion Goal

August 09, 2017

Among schools, Columbian College led “Making History,” the university’s largest-ever fundraising initiative, with more than $185 million raised.

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Research Grants Open Doors to Discoveries

July 12, 2017

From tracking fossil footprints through Kenya to preparing the next generation of math and science teachers, it’s been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.

The Impact of Islam in the Contemporary World

July 12, 2017

In a conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Anthropology's Attiya Ahmad discussed the socio-cultural interrelationship between gender, Islam and cross-border tourism.

An excerpt from a leaf of the newly discovered manuscript of “Fath al-bari” at the Suleymaniye Library in Istanbul

Ancient Muslim Manuscripts Unearthed

July 12, 2017

History’s Joel Blecher discovered drafts of important works on Islamic thought which date back to the 15th century.

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Scholarship Program to Boost STEM Teachers

June 14, 2017

Through a $1.5 million grant, students in STEM fields will receive two years of tuition in exchange for teaching in high-need schools.

SEA Semester students aboard the Robert C. Seamans, including GW’s Lily Anna Segalman (second from left) and Turi Abbott (second

Science on the High Seas

June 14, 2017

On a 12-week journey aboard a tall ship in the South Pacific, GW students combined oceanography research on environmental threats with the rigors of seamanship.

Kogan Plaza Fall GW CCAS Alumni Reflection

Alumni Memories

June 14, 2017

From life-long friendships to life-changing moments, Columbian College alumni shared a wealth of special experiences. Read their reflections on their favorite GW memories.

Victoria Skrivanos

A Place at the Table

May 10, 2017

Sophomore Victoria Skrivanos has an appetite for food and philanthropy. She's combined her passions and hit on a recipe for feeding the homeless, both in her Massachusetts hometown and in D.C.

Stephanie Travis’ (right) seminar introduces freshmen like Bailee Weisz (left) to architectural concepts. (Photos: Long Nguyen)

Architecture Seminar Draws Blueprint for Debate

May 10, 2017

In Stephanie Travis’ Dean Seminar on Modern Architecture and Design, the floor plan is open for dynamic debates. And you don't have to be a building buff to join in.