New Director at Interior Design
Energy Research a Top Priority
Art History Grads: A Love Story
Grant to Boost TB Research
Program for Filmmakers Expands
Alumni Honored for Achievement
Clinton/Gates Airs Worldwide
CSI: Forensic Sciences
World Connections at Global Forum
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President Obama nominated History Professor Adele Logan Alexander to the National Council on the Humanities.
Political Science Professors Sarah Binder and
Forrest Maltzman have written a new book,
Advice and Dissent: The Struggle to Shape the Federal Judiciary.
Katey Bruno, a senior Chemistry major, was one of 46 national winners of the National Consortium for Measurement and Signature Intelligence Research Scholars Program competition, which provides grants of up to $10,000 to undergraduates.
Theatre and Dance Chair Dana Tai Soon Burgess was honored for outstanding new choreography by the
Metro DC Dance Awards for his multi-media dance, “Hyphen.“
Professors Martha Finnemore, Marc Lynch and
Henry Nau served on the
American Political Science Association’s Task Force on “U.S. Standing in the World: Causes, Consequences, and the Future.”
Political Science graduate student Colm Fox received a Matsushita International Foundation grant for research on decentralization in Indonesia and a Fulbright language grant to study advanced Indonesian.
Clare Rowley, BS ’05, won a
Call to Service Medal
for federal public service.
Stephanie Schulte, MA ’02, PhD ’08, won the 2009 American Studies Association prize for best dissertation.
Theatre and Dance Professor Valerie St. Pierre Smith's
costume designs were seen on stage at the Kennedy Center presentation of “For the Love of Goldfish.”
History Professor Richard Stott has written a new book,
Jolly Fellows: Male Milieus in Nineteenth Century America.
Max Utzschneider, BA ’09, won the 2009 Gauss Prize for Excellence in Philosophy.
Interior Design student William Winebrenner was spotlighted in the article
“Hot Talent” in the September/October issue of
Home and Design magazine.
Yasmin Yaver, BA ’05, is building the University’s Latino Alumni Association.
Solo Dance Festival
Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Department of Theatre and Dance
St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Lewis Cotlow Student Research Conference
Oct. 16, 2 – 5 p.m.
Harry Harding Auditorium
New Plays Festival
Oct. 16, 17, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 18, 2 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Colonials Weekend: Dean’s Breakfast
Oct. 17, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in Korean Humanities
Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Harry Harding Auditorium, Room 213 Washington, D.C.
“Recovering the Lost Art of Political Conversation”
Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30
Funger and Duques halls
“From Political Revolutionaries to Cultural Missionaries”
Oct. 20, 2:30 –
Department of Theatre and Dance
2131 G St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Oct. 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
1957 E St. NW,
Interior Design Open House
Oct. 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon Campus,
Academic Building, Washington, D.C.
Reception and Conversation
with President Steven Knapp
Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
New York, N.Y.
“The Gas Chamber and the Metro: Space, Mobility and Disability”
Oct. 23, 5
Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom Washington, D.C.
Seminars on Economic Forecasting
Oct. 27, Oct. 29
2115 G St., NW, Room 321
Society for Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology: Lecture and Roundtable
Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Gelman Library, Room 301/302 Washington, D.C.
Fellows Program Information Session
Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Phillips Hall, Room 411
Theatre and Dance
Check out Columbian College’s New Web Site!
Don’t miss our redesigned and refurbished web site at
www.columbian.gwu.edu. The site
has many new features, including a “Happening Now at Columbian” window
where you can read our daily postings on Twitter, as well as an expanded News
Center, events calendar, "spotlight" section, and more. Check us out!
Interior Design: New Director Ushers in Fresh Ideas
Open House on Oct. 22
Students with both architectural and artistic passion will find inspiration from
Stephanie Travis, the director of Columbian College’s
Design program. In her new role, she is creating a dynamic learning
environment for not only undergraduates but also graduate students who hold
degrees in fields other than interior design and are now looking for a new
outlet to channel their creative talent.
“At all levels, we are providing students the tools necessary to create innovative, interior architectural spaces,” said Travis. For those interested in learning more about the program, an
open house will be held Oct. 22 at GW’s Mount Vernon Campus.
Energy Research a Top Priority
Energy is among the hot-button topics of our national dialogue. It is also the research focus for
a number of faculty members, whose research ranges from batteries and fuel cells to nuclear storage and solar energy conversion. Faculty members and graduate students spend hours in labs testing and recording results, supported by grants that enable year-round research both on campus and at top facilities around the world. Click on each of the following bullets to read more about the exciting work they do.
They Met in Art History; The Rest is History
met as art history classmates in Columbian College’s master’s program, but their
GW friendship grew into something more special. Kelly and Paul Kuglitsch, now
married and living in Milwaukee with their two children, credit the University
with shaping their lives and their careers—as lawyers!
Grant Boosts TB Drug Research
drug research by Chemistry Professor Cynthia Dowd to treat tuberculosis
will be accelerated and expanded thanks to an NIH Challenge Grant in Health and
Science Research, funded through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009. From the more than 20,000 applicants, NIH selected only 1 percent of the
proposals, including the one by Dowd.
Program Brings Emerging Filmmakers to World Stage
fellowship program at Columbian College’s
that brings the work of emerging international documentary filmmakers to the
world stage has been expanded thanks to a second consecutive $400,000 grant
from the Department of State. Last year, 10 individuals participated in
the six-week intensive fellowship, and 20 will be invited this year.
“This unique fellowship opens the door for filmmakers to engage on a global
scale,” said Nina Gilden Seavey, the founder and director of The
Documentary Center. “It provides opportunities for these talented emerging
directors to bring their work to worldwide attention and encourages them to
develop new documentary films that cross cultural bridges and transcend national
Columbian College Alumni Honored for Achievement
BA ’64, and
Andrew Brown, MPA ’08, were among five graduates honored with
achievement awards by GW President Steven Knapp and the Alumni Association.
Gray, the president of the D.C. City Council and an advocate for social
services, children and families, received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement
Award. Brown was honored with the Recent Alumni Achievement Award for developing
the nonprofit Global Languages Network while a student at GW.
“I am grateful for your confidence in my academic abilities and your willingness to empower my pursuits. After I graduate from GW, I plan on going to medical school where I will pursue a medical doctorate and actualize my dream of being a physician. Because of the help of this scholarship, I feel all the closer to [realizing] this dream.”
—Willard Applefield, CCAS '11
Scottish Rite Freemason Scholarship recipient
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a difference in the lives of students like Willard.
Clinton, Gates: SMPA Event Airs Around the World
Lisner Auditorium was host to a remarkable and historic public forum featuring
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
Moderated by School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno and CNN’s
Christiane Amanpour, the news-making event was part of SMPA's Public Affairs
Project Conversation Series. The program aired on CNN and CNN International,
with Pakistan and Afghanistan domestic networks translating and broadcasting the
CNN feed. In addition, a one-hour radio special was produced and distributed by
America Abroad Media internationally and to 240 public radio stations in the
Meet the Dean at J Street
Join Columbian College Dean
Peg Barratt in an
informal setting during “Meet the Dean at J Street” at noon Oct. 20 in the food
court of the Marvin Center. No RSVP necessary—just show up!
Join New Student Advisory Group
Columbian College invites freshmen to be part of a new advisory group
to meet regularly with Dean
Peg Barratt on issues relating to the College. If interested, send an e-mail
Anna Regan at email@example.com by Oct. 23.
Hop the Fast-track to Success
Columbian College offers 26 combined bachelor’s and master’s degree options for juniors seeking to accelerate their education. Students can choose from a variety of fields in the arts and sciences and complete both degrees in just five years.
CSI: Forensic Sciences Students Show How It’s Done
Forensic Sciences graduate students demonstrate their investigative skills at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, D.C. The students conduct workshops for visitors, who learn how technicians recover latent fingerprints, make 3D casts of shoe prints, analyze blood spatter patterns and conduct other analyses at crime scenes.
Global Forum Connects GW’s Worldwide Community
GW’s worldwide community will convene Nov. 13 - 14 in Hong Kong for the first-ever
Forum. Participants will gain insight on U.S. relations with Asia, learn
from presentations and attend panel discussions led by international experts on
foreign policy, economics, business and security. Speakers will include GW
President Steven Knapp and Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, PhD ’93,
who served as U.S. Trade Representative under President George W. Bush.