Plus, Capitol Hill Alumni, New Corcoran Interim Director and More
Plus, Capitol Hill Alumni, New Corcoran Interim Director and More
Columbian College

July 2019

David DeGrazia Headshot
With scientists and activists often split over the value of animal testing, Philosophy’s David DeGrazia has created research standards he hopes will bridge the divide.
President LeBlanc and alumnus Gil Cisneros in a room of people
At GW’s annual Capitol Hill Alumni Reception, President Thomas LeBlanc (above left with Congressman Gil Cisneros, BA ’94) celebrated the more than 280 alumni working on the Hill. 
Gavin Derleth
Luther Rice Fellow Gavin Derleth is spending the summer analyzing gentrification in Washington, D.C., to shed light on potential ways to mitigate its negative impact on communities.
An image of Robert Mapplethorpe being projected on the Corcoran building
After canceling a 1989 show by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, the Corcoran is revisiting the 30-year-old controversy with a new exhibit.
Eve Boyle
Research findings by Human Paleobiology doctoral student Eve Boyle challenge the widely accepted scientific theory connecting a primate’s torso size to its diet.
Kym Rice
Kym Rice has been named interim director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. A former director of the Museum Studies Program, Rice has taught at GW since 1996.  
Two biology students examine flowers outside Tonic at Quigley's
Biology students are studying what kind of insects spend their days feeding off Foggy Bottom flowers to better understand how to support the local ecosystem.
Students in chemistry lab using miscroscopes
Major new research grants awarded to CCAS scholars this past year are forging new pathways of knowledge.


Gabrielle Bello, a human services and social justice major, and Zaniya Lewis, a political science major, were given The Diana Award for social action and humanitarian efforts for their YesSheCanCampaign, which empowers and inspires young women to continue their education through storytelling.
Gelaye Debebe (Organizational Sciences and Communications) authored the book Women's Leadership Development: Caring Environments and Paths to Transformation.
The LGBT Health Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program was awarded the 2019 GLMA Achievement Award, which recognizes contributions to improving the health and well-being of LGBTQ individuals, the climate for the LGBTQ health workforce or gains made by the LGBTQ civil rights movement
Sarah Yerkes (Corcoran) published her first book of poetry, Days of Blue and Flame, at 101-years-old.
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