News Archive



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.

Aaron Moffett, BA ’99, head coach of the U.S. Invictus team, trains wounded, ill and injured veteran athletes.

Coaching Wounded Warriors Across the Finish Line

November 08, 2017

As head coach of Team USA at the Invictus Games, Aaron Moffett, BA ’99, combines his psychology training and his love of sports to help veterans overcome physical and emotional wounds.

This artist’s impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova.

Astrophysicists Identify ‘Monumental’ Kilonova Blast

November 08, 2017

Four CCAS astrophysicists are part of a global group of scientists who confirmed the first observation of a kilonova— two neutron stars merging in an explosive event 1,000 times brighter than a nova.

Greg Wallace, assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences (Photo: Long Nguyen)

Are Autism and Overeating Linked?

October 11, 2017

Autism is associated with eating irregularities like hyper-sensitivity to textures. Speech, Language and Hearing’s Greg Wallace may have discovered a connection with overeating.

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.

CCAS New Faculty

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.

Dean Ben Vinson CCAS

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.

CCAS GWU chemistry classroom

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.