Political Science: Celebrating a Century of Progress

As it marks its centennial, political science at GW is celebrating the achievements of the many students and faculty who came through its programs. Since its founding in 1913, the department has come to occupy a prominent national position, consistently ranked among the top programs in the country. Read more.

Uncovering the Human Impact of U.S. Border Policies

The United States is known as the land of opportunity … if you can get there. According to research co-led by Daniel E. Martínez, assistant professor of sociology, unauthorized immigrants often experience separation anxiety from family, imprisonment with violent criminals, injury, or even death. Read more.


Welcome, New Faculty!

Columbian College welcomed 43 full-time professors this year, a figure that includes 12 new positions spread equally across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The college now boasts 498 full-time faculty, compared to 471 last year. Read more.

Dean's Video Message

In his own words: Dean Ben Vinson discusses his vision and priorities for Columbian College, as well as his research interests, hobbies, and his favorite moment since becoming dean. To view, click here.


Mikhail Gorbachev to Speak at GW

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev will sit down with SMPA Director Frank Sesno on October 1 at Lisner Auditorium to discuss the past, present, and future of “Mother Russia”. Tickets for the special event are free and will be available beginning Sept. 17. Read more.

$1.3 Million for Type 2 Diabetes Study

More than 150 million people worldwide have type 2 diabetes. Aleksandar Jeremic, associate professor of biology, will receive $1.3 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to research how the disease develops. Read more.


Professor’s Film to Hit the Big Screen

The award-winning documentary Let the Fire Burn from School of Media and Public Affairs Assistant Professor Jason Osder will be released in theaters by Zeitgeist Films in October. The film sheds new light on the events leading up to the bombing of a Philadelphia neighborhood. Read more.

Alumni Weekend 2013: Register Now!

Graduates, there’s still time to register for Alumni Weekend 2013! The Sept. 26-29th festivities include a Kickoff Party and Cyndi Lauper concert, the popular Taste of GW Food Festival, undergraduate class reunions, Greek Reunion, and a special reception with Columbian College’s new dean. Read more.


In the Spotlight

Dana Tai Soon Burgess, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance and 2014 Incubator Studio Fellow, premiered his dance company’s performance at the National Gallery of Art for the Ballets Russes exhibit.

Alyx Mark, a political science PhD student, received $28,908 in research support from the National Science Foundation for her dissertation project, "Accessing Assistance and Citizen Engagement."

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