News Archive

Tara Scully and students Diana Kussainova and Hannah Finkel with oyster shells

Saving the Bay, One Oyster at a Time

October 13, 2016

From research on herbicide poisoning to shell conservation efforts for repopulating marine life, Columbian College students are on a mission to revive an ecosystem of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.


$157 Million in NIH Funding Targets Environmental Influences on Child Health

October 13, 2016

Funded by an NIH award, Psychology’s Jody Ganiban will lead GW’s researchers investigating how environmental factors affect children’s health.

Lisa Benton-Short

The National Mall: Inside America’s Front Yard

October 13, 2016

Home to monuments, memorials and marches, the National Mall is our most important public space. In her new book, Lisa Benton-Short looks at the Mall as a symbol of the American story.

Researcher in laboratory

New Research Grants Propel Columbian College Discoveries

September 14, 2016

From a search for malaria and tuberculosis treatments to advances in nuclear physics, it has been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.

Professors Gate in the sun

Welcome, New Faculty!

September 14, 2016

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a Fulbright Fellow and a bestselling novelist are among the 23 new faculty members welcomed to Columbian College this year.

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology Ioannis Eleftherianos works with senior chemistry major Nate Bachtel to study the Zika

In Hunt for Zika Vaccine, Tiny Fruit Fly may be Missing Link

September 14, 2016

In an SEH biology laboratory, Ioannis Eleftherianos and a team of student researchers are putting the common fruit fly under the microscope in a global race against time to find a Zika virus vaccine.

Stack of books

Good Reads: A Sampling of New Books by Columbian College Faculty

August 10, 2016

From an insider look at Communist China to an exploration of Islamic beliefs, this library of faculty books is stacked with thought-provoking titles.

Students and alumni meet at GW Career Center networking events such as the New York City Career Quest Spring 2016 Alumni Breakfa

Making Career Connections

August 10, 2016

From White House internships to dream jobs in the private sector, Columbian College students and recent graduates are taking advantage of their GW connections to advance their career aspirations.

Illustration of two people sitting at a table for an interview

In-Person Interviews Yield Best Outcomes

August 10, 2016

A new Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication study revealed that both employers and job candidates favor face-to-face interviews over phone calls, videos or Skype.

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.