Sighting in the Sky

It isn’t every day that something scientifically extraordinary is sighted in the sky, which makes Physicist Oleg Kargaltsev’s recent discovery that much more significant. Using images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope camera, he detected a double pulsar binary system—the only one of its kind known to be in existence. Read more.

The New Language of Law Enforcement

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are just for entertainment and catching up with friends, right? Think again. Research by Public Policy’s Lori Brainard demonstrates how social media sites provide law enforcement new and innovative ways to collaborate with the community. Read more.

A Sampling of New Books

If you browse the library of books authored by Columbian College faculty this year, you’d discover prolific scholarship on topics ranging from the Trojan War to the citizenship of women in the U.S. Read more.

First of Its Kind Joint MA Launched

The Jim Joseph Foundation awarded a $1.47 million grant to launch an interdisciplinary MA in experiential education and Jewish cultural arts—the first of its kind in the nation. Read more.

Class Held at New Mount Vernon Library

On a recent Monday morning, 15 Columbian College students listened to Denver Brunsman discuss “Washington as an intellectual” while sitting in a classroom inside the new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at the Mount Vernon estate. Read more.

Writer-in-Residence Announced

Author Molly McCloskey is this year's Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence. The author of two short story collections, a novel, and a work of non-fiction, McCloskey will teach creative writing classes to students and a free community workshop for adults. Read more.

Fellows Bring “Insider’s” Perspective

White House correspondent Major Garrett and former Undersecretary of State Tara D. Sonenshine have joined the School of Media and Public Affairs as distinguished fellows. Read more.

Colonials Reunite

More than 2,100 Colonials returned to campus for Alumni Weekend 2013. Among the events were Political Science’s 100th anniversary celebration and a reception with Dean Ben Vinson III. Read more.

Faculty in the Spotlight

  • Jonathan Chaves authored the book Every Rock a Universe.
  • Mika Natif co-edited the book Eros and Sexuality in Islamic Art.
  • Faye Moskowitz and her Jewish Literature Live class were featured as one of “The Hottest Seats in Class” in Time.

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