Paul Wahlbeck to Serve as Permanent CCAS Dean
The former chair of the Political Science Department and CCAS vice dean of programs and research has been interim dean of Columbian College since 2018, championing student opportunities, innovative programs and world-changing faculty research.
Teacher, Scientist, Leader: Chemistry’s King Retires
For nearly a half century, Chemistry’s Michael King made his mark at GW. The beloved professor, college marshal and long-time department chair was also instrumental in the creation of Science & Engineering Hall.
The Post-Pandemic Economy: Is There a Road to Recovery?
COVID-19 has decimated the global economy. Is there a blueprint for restoring fiscal sanity? Economics’ Tara Sinclair discussed where the economy goes from here—and how to prepare for a new normal.
LGBTQ+ Planned Gift Memorializes Fond Memories
Alumnus Michael Schmidt found a home at GW and met his future partner, who died in 2010. His $1 million planned gift to support the LGBTQ+ campus community honors the legacy of his GW experience.
Congratulations Class of 2020!
The Columbian College community celebrated the Class of 2020 during livestreamed ceremonies showcasing graduates of the doctoral, master’s and undergraduate programs. CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck congratulated graduates for their “resilience in the face of difficulty.”
Regulatory Studies Center Celebrates 10 Years
For a decade, the GW Regulatory Studies Center has provided expert insights for policy leaders and newsmakers while spearheading research and fostering student opportunities.
CCAS Team Takes New Venture Tech Prize
A team of innovators led by Columbian College students won first place in the tech venture track of the 12th annual GW New Venture Competition. They are developing a method to mass-produce a red blood cell product to improve the supply chain.
CCAS Students Lead Planet Forward Storyfest Winners
The grand-prize winners of the annual student storytelling contest included three from GW. From videos to photo essays, their projects offered hope, inspiration and humor on environmental topics.
Bouchet Society Welcomes CCAS PhD Students
Five CCAS PhD students were inducted into The Edward Alexander Bouchet Society, which honors diversity and excellence in doctoral education. Their research focus includes HIV-related healthcare, tobacco cessation and the search for life in space.


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