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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.

For Author Waberi, Voices of Genocide Echo From Rwanda

May 10, 2017

French Professor Abdourahman Waberi traveled to Rwanda to speak to both the survivors of the nation's genocide and its perpetrators. The stories he heard still haunt his writing and his life.

Erika Di Palma, MFS ’07, is a forensic identification specialist with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

For Alumna, Forensics Meets Fashion

April 12, 2017

When real-life CSI sleuth Erika Di Palma, MFS ’07, isn't tracking criminals in Los Angeles, she spends her off-hours designing a breakout new fashion line: Clothes and apparel personalized with unique fingerprints.

The Nature of Visual Cognition

April 12, 2017

Why do some individuals outperform others? Psychology's Stephen Mitroff sits down with CCAS Dean Ben Vinson to discuss how visual memory, perception and attention can be applied to real-world situations.

Senior math major Isabelle Berger is a board member for the GW Association for Women in Mathematics

Making Women + Math = Opportunities

April 12, 2017

Despite advances in STEM fields, a gender gap still persists in mathematics. CCAS students and faculty are searching for formulas to solve the women and math equation.

A wild red-bellied lemur in Madagascar

Locating Lemurs: Facial Recognition Tech Tracks Endangered Species

March 08, 2017

The same facial recognition technology used to catch criminals can now track an endangered species—and possibly save it from extinction.

Chemistry Student Helps Unlock TB Clues

March 08, 2017

Once thought to be all but eradicated, tuberculosis has made a tragic come back. Luther Rice Fellow Abby Pepin is working with Chemistry's Cynthia Dowd in an important effort to turn back the TB tide.

The Art of the Election

March 08, 2017

How did the pundits their election predictions so wrong? In a conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Political Science's John Sides discusses Donald Trump's election and the impact of his rise to the presidency on political behavior.

2016 Cisneros Scholars

Vanguard, Cisneros Institute Partner to Diversify PR Workforce

March 08, 2017

Vanguard Communications and Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute are partnering for Comunicadores for the Future to promote diversity in PR.

The Geminga pulsar, 800 light years from earth

A ‘Tail’ of Two Pulsars

February 09, 2017

As pulsars rocket through space, some pulse only in radio waves, others in gamma rays and still others both. Using NASA images, researchers including Physics’ Noel Klingler are discovering why some stars shine with different lights.

Jennifer Curt (Photo: Logan Werlinger)

Student’s Recovery Story Steers Peers On Sober Track

February 09, 2017

Jennifer Curt battled alcoholism and depression on her way to a sober life. Now as an advocate with the peer-to-peer Students for Recovery, she’s helping others cope with their own struggles.

Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

February 09, 2017

At the GW Speech and Hearing Center, Adrienne Hancock and student clinicians guide transgender clients to a new voice that represents their true selves--and gives them a new outlook on life.

Assistant Professor of English Jung Yun

Novelist Jung Yun Finds ‘Shelter’ in Writing

January 12, 2017

English’s Jung Yun hit the bestseller list with her novel Shelter. It’s the latest step in her creative and cultural journey.

 Limusaurus inextricabilis

No Teeth? No Problem. Toothless Dinosaur Lost Baby Teeth as They Grew

January 12, 2017

A study co-authored by Biology’s James Clark found a new species of toothless adult dinosaurs that lost their baby teeth as they aged and never replaced them.