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CD8 ‘Killer’ T-Cells defending the body against a cancer cell.

New Research Targets Immune System Vulnerabilities

July 13, 2016

T-cells are the body’s soldiers in the war against disease. A discovery by Physics’ Weiqun Peng may strengthen our immune systems’ army and help fight off the most virulent toxic invaders.

Elizabeth Vaquera and Louis Caldera

GW’s Cisneros Institute Appoints New Leadership

July 13, 2016

The GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute announced two new appointees. Elizabeth Vaquera was named the institute’s director and Louis Caldera will serve as the institute’s senior fellow.

Dane Kennedy

The Scars of Empires Past

July 13, 2016

In his new book, Dane Kennedy explains how ‘decolonization,’ the violent and tumultuous collapse of European empires, left behind conflicts that we still haven’t resolved today—from turmoil in the Middle East to Britain’s Brexit.

scanned fingerprint

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.

University of Macau students with professor

International Teaching Exchange Bridges Borders

June 08, 2016

From Portuguese slang in D.C. to Emily Dickinson in Asia, a teacher exchange between GW and the University of Macau is the latest step in a global partnership.

Graduates pose during a Columbian College Celebration Ceremony

#CCASOnward: Class of 2016 Celebrates ‘Onward’ Journey

June 08, 2016

The Class of 2016 received a celebratory sendoff as CCAS Dean Ben Vinson urged graduates to continue pressing “onward,” embracing both the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.

Lincoln Mondy

'Black Lives/Black Lungs' Matter

May 10, 2016

When political science major Lincoln Mondy learned of the tobacco industry’s decades-old strategy to target African American communities, he took action—and took up a camera.

Michael Mann

Humans Ignite Wildfire Forecasts

May 10, 2016

A new study by Geography’s Michael Mann found that human activity is as big a factor in driving deadly wildfires as climate change. His findings could predict where and when the next blaze will strike.

Cindy Dowd, Shelley Brundage and Denver Brunsman.

Pay it Forward: Faculty Mentors Share Research Expertise

May 10, 2016

Cindy Dowd, Denver Brunsman and Shelley Brundage won the inaugural Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM), recognizing faculty leaders who mentor junior colleagues.

The fungus Talaromyces flavus discovered by researchers in a Chinese mine

Fungus Finding Rocks Geology World

April 13, 2016

Chemistry’s Henry Teng led researchers into the mines of China—and emerged with a new understanding of fungi, minerals and the natural world.

Samuel Goldman

Samuel Goldman Named Loeb Institute Director

April 13, 2016

Assistant Professor of Political Science Samuel Goldman will lead the new Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom at GW as its inaugural director.

Jennifer Nichols

Finding the Perfect Internship Match

April 13, 2016

How do seemingly good internships go bad? In her award-winning survey, senior psychology major Jennifer Nichols revealed the secrets to a happy internship experience.

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.

Freshman Soyeon Park leads fourth graders in a science lesson at Maury Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

GWTeach Takes STEM Students Back to School

March 10, 2016

Pairing a STEM-focused curriculum with hands-on teaching experience in D.C. schools, the cross-disciplinary GWTeach Program is training tomorrow’s educators to step into classrooms today.

Sydney Goldstein and her mentor, Professor Melissa Keely (Photo: Zach Marin)

Student Research Scales Green Building

March 10, 2016

A passion for research lifted environmental studies major Sydney Goldstein to new heights of green building policy as part of a Luther Rice Fellowship-winning project.