Plus, Art Therapy Celebrates 50 Years, Smartphone Society and More
Plus, Art Therapy Celebrates 50 Years, Smartphone Society and More
Columbian College

November 2021

Paul Wahlbeck and Tara Sinclair in conversation
In a video discussion, CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck spoke with Economics Professor Tara Sinclair about the pandemic’s economic impact and her analysis on what’s to come. 
Hands holding a phone
A panel of GW and Smithsonian anthropologists debated the cultural and ecological impact of smartphones on our daily lives as part of a CCAS Dean’s Seminar event series.
Scattered blue pills
A new study led by Psychology’s Sarah Calabrese suggests healthcare provider bias against people who inject drugs may prevent patients from accessing preventative HIV medication. 
A hand holding a microphone next to newspapers and the twitter bird icon
As part of GW’s Latinx Heritage Celebration, Columbian College’s Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and School of Media and Public Affairs hosted a discussion on breaking stereotypes of Latino identity in journalism.
Art Therapy written in colorful sidewalk chalk
The CCAS Art Therapy Program, one of the oldest and most influential of its kind, is celebrating a milestone half-century of using art concepts to aid in healing the mind and body. 
The Global Religious Freedom Data Spectrum Logo
Columbian College’s Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom partnered with global nonprofits to launch a first-of-its-kind data framework ranking countries that protect and restrict religious rights.  
Cornel West, Xolela Mangcu, and Vanessa Wills on Zoom
In a wide-ranging conversation with Sociology’s Xolela Mangcu and Philosophy’s Vanessa Wills, celebrated public intellectual Cornel West discussed governments, philosophers and the blues.
Hadley Chittum’s portrait of a D.C. couple released after a combined 50 years in prison
Three Corcoran students won awards in the College Photographer of the Year competition, including a gold medal for senior Hadley Chittum’s portrait (above) of a D.C. couple released after a combined 50 years in prison. 

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The Entomological Society of America awarded third-year biology major Sarah Shamash first place for Best Undergraduate Poster for her research poster on the cascading effects of the Brood X cicada emergence. The society also awarded biology graduate student Vince Ficarrotta second place for his presentation on evolution, genetics and morphology.
Marya Sergeyevna Rozanova-Smith (Geography) received a $660,422 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the Arctic.
Jung Yun (English) authored the novel O Beautiful.
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