The Geography Department partners with USAID’s YouthMappers and agencies like the Red Cross to support disaster relief, disease prevention and other aid efforts by remotely mapping vulnerable communities around the world.
We note with regret the passing of Leo Ribuffo, a beloved professor of history. In his four decades at GW, Ribuffo was admired as an exceptional scholar, a prolific author and an active and engaged mentor to his students.
From political asylum, Nasser Diallo, BA ’18, arrived in the U.S. speaking only French. Now the political communication major is an Oxford scholar with dreams of returning to his native Guinea and running for public office.
More than 160 students from 35 countries participate in Columbian College’s new International Buddy Program, which pairs international graduate students with mentors to familiarize them with D.C. and the university.
Sleepless nights are a fact of pregnancy. But a study by a clinical psychology doctoral student suggests that the combined risks of sleep deprivation and depression follow women through pregnancy and into the postpartum period.
In a 45-year career in TV news, Naomi Spinrad, BA ’68, MA ’86, has jumped from helicopters, steered battleships and covered global hot spots. Now the Emmy-winning alumna is helping a GW student launch an international career.
Two CCAS alumna were named to the Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 list: Tara Dorfman, BA ’11, (Journalism & Mass Communication) for championing new voices in comedy as a talent agent at Creative Artists Agency; and Sally Nuamah, BA ’11, (Political Science) for founding an organization that provides funding for low-income girls to become the first in their family to attend college.
Susan E. Dudley (Regulatory Studies) was awarded a $150,000 cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to analyze public comments for informing regulatory reform efforts.
George Howe (Psychology) received a $200,175 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study to prevent suicide risks in sexual and gender minorities.
Weiqun Peng (Physics) received a $598,125 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/National Institutes of Health for research on enzymes that regulate follicular helper T-cells for the human body’s immune systems.