GW Arts and Sciences Magazine — Fall/Winter 2012


Contents

Dean's Message

As many of you know, this is my sixth—and last—year as dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Following the end of this academic year, I will be stepping down to move on to the next chapter in my life. I’m excited about the prospects ahead but, at the same time, I will miss...» Read more

Cover Story: The Caterpillar Factor

You don’t have to be a scientist to see the effects of climate change this year. The District of Columbia’s famous cherry trees bloomed a month ahead of schedule. Mammals broke their hibernation patterns early. And, in John Lill’s backyard, caterpillars were spotted weeks before they were expected. » Read more

The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Most obesity-prevention programs for children and adolescents focus on diet, exercise, and behavior. Associate Professor of Psychology Jody Ganiban thinks there may be much more to consider. » Read more