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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.