Climate Change: What Caterpillars Can Tell Us

John Lill

The evidence of climate change is seemingly all around us. But are we overlooking one of the smallest and most insightful signs? In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, John Lill explains how a shift in a tiny caterpillar’s life-cycle can impact an entire ecosystem. View video.

Discovered: Oldest Flying Reptile Remains

Discovered: Oldest Flying Reptile

An international team that included James Clark and his former graduate student Brian Andres discovered and named the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid—the largest winged creature ever. The discovery may transform our views of the prehistoric world. Read more.

Mentors Ease First-Generation Struggles

Mentoring Eases First-Generation Struggles

It isn’t easy being the first person in a family to go to college. For many, campus-life can be a lonely landscape. But a new Columbian College mentoring program, which pairs freshmen with senior first-generation students, is helping to ease the transition. Read more.

Graduate Speaker Connects the Dots

Maggie Unverzagt

What do American Studies, provocative clothing, and alien impersonations have in common? Ask Celebration graduate speaker Maggie Unverzagt Goddard. As she prepares for graduation, Goddard discusses art, culture, and building connections between disciplines and life. Read more.

Senior Reflections: Class of 2014 Looks Back—and Ahead

Senior Reflections

As graduating seniors say goodbye to friends and faculty and prepare to embark on the next chapter of their lives, a few of them recently paused to shared their favorite Columbian College moments and memories. Read more.

Columbian College Volunteers Lead the Way in Student Service

GW Volunteers Lead the Way in Student Service

Student volunteers are making a difference across the District and the country. Now, with the help of the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, they are discovering new ways to lend a helping hand. Read more.

Making Sense of Big Data

Making Sense of Big Data

The Human Genome Project opened a new world of genetic research—and released a vast reserve of data. How can science decipher all that information? The Computational Biology Institute is cracking the code on complex biological systems. Read more.

Planet Forward Leads New Consortium

Planet Forward

Planet Forward launched a multimedia digital story-telling collaborative to help universities around the world address environmental threats. The consortium will study sustainability and crises in food security, water, energy, and climate change. Read more.

In the Spotlight

Christopher Klemek was awarded the Spiro Kostof Book Award by the Society of Architectural Historians for his book Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal (University of Chicago Press).

Richard Ruth co-edited the book Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Therapeutic Interventions and Theoretical Considerations (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).

Nikki Usher authored the book, Making News at The New York Times (University of Michigan Press).

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