Plus, A Bicentennial Bash, Bridging the American Divide and More
Plus, A Bicentennial Bash, Bridging the American Divide and More
Columbian College

October 2021

Arctic Landscape
Geography’s Vera Kuklina is leading a $3 million NSF-funded exploration of how the changing climate is altering the lives of Arctic indigenous communities. 
Maggie Teliska and David Ramaker
Inspired by her faculty mentors, Maggie Teliska, PhD ’04, forged a career in sustainable energy. Now she’s helping other chemistry students make their mark in STEM industries.
Kogan Plaza during the Bicentennial Bash
Undersecretary of Defense Gil Cisneros, BA ’94, and CNN correspondent Dana Bash, BA ’93, were among the CCAS Monumental Alumni celebrated during GW’s Centuries Celebration Weekend.
Statue of George Washington
Why do we build statues to honor some historical people and events but not others? Paul Farber, the William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor, studies  how monuments reflect our past and present.
Samuel Goldman
In his new book After Nationalism, Political Science’s Samuel Goldman argues America works best not when we deny our nationalistic divide—but when we accept it.
Art Installation in front of Washington Monument
Anthropology’s Sarah Wagner—with a team of student researchers—led the effort to geolocate flags planted on the National Mall as part of the “In America: Remember” installation.
Elizabeth Warren at Commencement
In an impassioned call for civic engagement at the Commencement ceremony on the National Mall, the Massachusetts senator encouraged the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to affect transformative change.
Gregory Squires
In an event marking the retirement of Sociology’s Gregory Squires, a panel of experts discussed the impact of racial discrimination in housing and steps to combat it within America’s cities.


We note with regret the passing of Albert H. Small, a philanthropist and real estate developer who supported the university’s commitment to the arts, history and research.
Kyle Farmby, MPA ’94, PhD ’99, (TSPPPA) will be the new president of Guilford College, effective January 1, 2020.  
Rebekah Tromble (SMPA) received a $749,222 grant from the National Science Foundation to study building trust in communication systems by addressing misinformation-driven online abuse and harassment.

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