Plus, Stats in the Real World, Welcome New CCAS Faculty and more
Plus, Stats in the Real World, Welcome New CCAS Faculty and more
Columbian College

July 2022

Goalkeeper, Justin Grady, standing in front of a soccer net
Whether in the lab or in the net, Justin Gradya  psychology major and the starting goalkeeper for the GW men’s soccer team, uses his study of visual cognition to see what others may miss.
Qing Pan
As an applied statistician, Qing Pan informs public health policy and testifies in courts—and encourages students to make numbers add up to life-changing experiences.
Allison Cameron checking supplies in an ambulance
Former biology major and scholarship recipient Allison Cameron, BS ’22, turned her experience as a campus EMT into a job at GW Hospital. Next stop: med school!
Norma Lee Funger at a podium receiving the President's medal
The GW community notes with regret the passing of Norma Lee Funger, a generous philanthropist, former member of the GW Board of Trustees and recipient of the university’s President’s Medal.
GW Professors Gate
Columbian College will welcome 24 new permanent full-time faculty this fall, adding expertise to disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. 
Cars stuck in traffic
In a new study, Columbian College economists and alumni determined that longer commutes affect the cost of living in large cities more than zoning restrictions.
Black father and son in an American diner
Media and Public Affairs’ Imani M. Cheers curated “Framing Fatherhood,” a Corcoran photojournalism exhibition that celebrates Black masculinity through the lens of 14 Black male artists. 
Air pollution with orange skies
Factual information may briefly persuade people to believe in climate change, but they quickly revert to misperceptions after viewing skeptical content, notes a new study by SMPA’s Ethan Porter.


Jakub Kostal (Chemistry) was a panelist for a White House webinar on the best data and tools to inform sustainable chemistry decisions.
PhD candidate Sharanya Rao (Clinical Psychology) won the APA Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity Malyon Smith Scholarship Award for her dissertation research on the healthcare experiences of sexual minority women of color.
Eiko Strader (WGSS) was awarded a RAND Faculty Leaders Program Fellowship to participate in a policy analysis summer program organized by the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
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