Plus, COVID's Hidden Tolls, A Cross-Cultural Washington's Birthday and more
Plus, COVID's Hidden Tolls, A Cross-Cultural Washington's Birthday and more
Columbian College

February 2021

Jake Sherman
Veteran Politico reporter Jake Sherman, BA ’08, has covered Capitol Hill scoops from budget battles to the recent riot. Now he is breaking news with the start-up Punchbowl News. 
Antwan Jones
In a pair of research initiatives, Sociology’s Antwan Jones is shining a spotlight on the pandemic’s overlooked impact on people’s lives, from psychological health to housing inequalities.
Eight professors together in a Zoom call on a laptop screen
A panel of CCAS professors hosted by the GW Humanities Center analyzed how the Capitol insurrection was seeded by factors such as white supremacy, truth distortion, anti-Semitism and antagonism to immigrants and people of color.
Pat Sheridan
Consulting firm founder Pat Sheridan, BFA ’99, donated $10,000 to the GW Cares Fund to help ease the financial burden Corcoran students face during the pandemic.
Children in traditional costumes from Mexico and 18th century America pose for a photo
American Studies’ Elaine Peña returned to her Texas home to investigate why two towns along the U.S.-Mexico border have held a Washington's birthday party for more than 100 years.
A galaxy with a red square highlighting something in the center
CCAS researchers joined NASA experts and an international scientific collaboration to identify a high-energy blast in a neighboring galaxy as a magnetar, a supermagnetized stellar remnant.
Headshot of Glauco Souza with graphic text behind him saying 'where are they now'
How did record-breaking water polo star Dr. Glauco Souza, BS ’94, MS ’97, PhD ’04, top his GW Athletic Hall of Fame career? By leading groundbreaking chemistry discoveries and founding a pioneering nanotechnology firm. 
Clint Smith on a laptop screen in front of a shelf of books
The annual MLK Jr. Day of Service used its virtual platform to present educators like author Clint Smith (above) who instructed students on Dr. King’s principles for creating a just society.

In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness that we note the recent passing of the following members of the CCAS community:

  • Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs Burton Malcolm Sapin, a noted political scientist and scholar in the field of international relations
  • Professor Emeritus of Geography Dorn C. McGrath, Jr., founder of the Center for Urban and Environmental Research at GW
  • Professor Emeritus of Religion Dewey D. Wallace, Jr., a scholar of Christianity who taught at GW for over 50 years
  • Research Professor Jerry Ellig, an evidence-based policy expert at the GW Regulatory Studies Center
  • Broadcast veteran Larry King, a generous benefactor of Columbian College’s School of Media and Public Affairs
  • Double alumnus Bob Coleman, BA ’81, MFA ’85, a former instructor in graphic design, illustration and computer graphics


Kavita Daiya (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) published the article "Entrepreneurship,and Transnational Dialogue: Reframing South Asian Textile Arts" in the journal Critical Asian.
Alex Donahue (Interior Architecture) received a 2020 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press for his PRIDE Watch.
Lisa Palmer (Media & Public Affairs) was featured among 2020’s "Notable Journalism Educators" by Crain NewsPro

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