News Archive



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.

Zach Borichevsky as Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata

A Night at the Opera: Alumnus Tenor Hits High Note

January 12, 2017

From arias to curtain calls, Zach Borichevsky, BA ’06, is a rising star in the opera world. But the road to international acclaim took more than just practice.

Associate Professor of Geography Michael Mann

Experiences, Temperatures Drive Belief in Climate Change

January 12, 2017

Local weather can determine whether Americans’ believe in climate change, according to Geography’s Michael Mann. People in regions with record lows are less likely to say the earth is warming.

Students from the Islamic Studies program. From left, Kelly El-Yacoubi , Ali Mohamed, Halim Khoiri and Yi Lei. (Photo: Logan Wer

In Islamic Studies, a World of Students Share Insights

December 15, 2016

The Religion Department’s Islamic Studies program is attracting a diversity of students from around the globe—including a host of young people from Muslim nations.

Professor of History Tyler Anbinder (Photo: Harrison Jones)

Immigrant Saga Spans Centuries of Dreams

December 15, 2016

In his critically acclaimed new book, History’s Tyler Anbinder reveals how—regardless of race, religion or nationality—generations of immigrants share a universal story.

Depressed Girl Sitting Next to Window

Holiday Depression is More Than the Blues

December 15, 2016

For some, the holidays are a time of good cheer. But others count the days until the season passes. From stress and anxiety to depressive disorders, seasonal sadness is hard to define and spot.

Donors Cindy and Bruce Terker with their daughter, Jennifer Terker, BA ‘13

Learning From Today’s Newsmakers

December 15, 2016

SMPA students can interact with media, political communication and public affairs professionals thanks to the Terker Distinguished Fellows in Media and Public Affairs.

Brain

Mind Games: Can We Really Shape Our Brains?

November 07, 2016

The capacity for humans to get along holds society together. But how do we do it? Philosophy’s Tadeusz W. Zawidzki says we are “mindshapers,” able to mold our brains—and those around us.

Daniel H. Weiss

Alumnus Dan Weiss Honored for 'Towering' Achievements

November 07, 2016

Among the alumni honored at the 80th annual Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony was Daniel H. Weiss, BA ’79, president and COO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As curators and historians in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, a handful of Columbia

Alumni Bring African American History to Life

November 07, 2016

As curators and historians in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Columbian College alumni have scoured the country to tell the story of black life in America.

For Interior Design Alumni, Homee Is Where the Heart Is

For Interior Design Alumni, Homee Is Where the Heart Is

November 01, 2016

For three Interior Architecture & Design alumni, a chance meeting in a GW drafting class led to an enduring friendship and a business venture. The trio make up the sharp minds behind Homee, an app that makes interior design easy and fun.