In a message to the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) community, Dean Paul Wahlbeck recognizes the efforts of alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents during these challenging times. “It is important to remember,” he writes, “that we are all in this together.”
SMPA's Planet Forward announced the 2020 winners of Storyfest, an annual competition highlighting student-told environmental stories. GW students won three grand prizes.
Stephen Boyes (Chemistry) was awarded a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates program on advancing chemistry research by integrating green chemistry and science policy.
Dante Chinni (Media & Public Affairs) was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation for a project on understanding the geography of deaths of despair.
Gustavo Hormiga (Biology) co-authored an article in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History describing spider species he discovered in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. He named them after GW benefactors Wilbur B. (Bill) Harlan (Genus Harlanethis), Robert and Frances Weintraub (Harlanethis weintrauborum) and Emeritus Professor Diana Lipscomb (Harlanethis lipscombae).
Xiaofei Kang (Religion) was awarded a prestigious American Council of Learned Society Fellowship.