When Paul Wahlbeck was named permanent CCAS dean in July, he faced an educational landscape transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s now focused on delivering a high-quality, engaged-learning experience.
For seniors Alison Pagalilauan (left) and Ujwal Kumar (right), the pandemic threatened planned summer research with CCAS faculty. But they and fellow student researchers found remote solutions to keep their science dreams alive.
How do you make art without a studio? For Corcoran’s Michele Carlson, the virtual learning environment is an opportunity for students to engage with printmaking like working artists—and to make the craft more democratic and accessible.
At a forum presented by Columbian College’s Institute of Data, Democracy and Politics, U.S. and international legislators demanded social media platforms do more to protect women from online attacks that may end their public service careers.
Columbian College welcomes 18 new faculty members this fall, bringing the total number of full-time academics to 534, and adding new skills and expertise to disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Chemistry’s Martín Zysmilich will introduce a new teaching aid to his fall classes: his dog Lola. The rescue pet’s virtual presence is among the techniques Zysmilich uses to help students feel comfortable in the online learning environment.
Junior Abi Cole learned about Liz Montague (above), the first Black female New Yorker cartoonist, through a newspaper article. With the help of alumni filmmakers, the CCAS student made a documentary about Montague’s life and art.
For more than 45 years, Dr. Bill Goldman, BA ’72, MD ’75, has brought care and kindness to his patients. After retiring from his pediatric practice, he found a new home for his passion: volunteering as a health care provider in Tanzania.
Michael Doering (Physics) received a $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a resonance studies project involving large amplitude vibrations that are caused by a relatively small stimulus.
Ioannis Eleftherianos (Biology) was awarded a $809,656 grant from NSF to study the role of certain molecules as regulators of immune and metabolic responses to parasitic roundworm infections.
Keryn Gedan (Biology) received a $524,436 grant from NSF for collaborative research on “Coastal Critical Zones,” processes that transform landscapes and fluxes between land and sea.