Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

The George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1821, is the The liberal arts are integral to a GW education.

At the Columbian College (CCAS), we integrate research and teaching in every act and see inquiry and dialogue as two sides of a single purpose. We encourage robust faculty–student collaboration through our Dean's Seminars, small freshman writing courses, capstone courses in research, and a variety of mentoring opportunities. In addition, an unparalleled learning environment for our students is ava

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The Playful, Elusive Legacy of a Great Provocateur 05/06/2024

In her art history course on the avant garde work of French painter and sculptor Marcel Duchamp, Lisa Lipinski challenges her students to appreciate art that speaks to both the eye and the mind.

The Playful, Elusive Legacy of a Great Provocateur GW art history students learn about Marcel Duchamp while curating an exhibit showing his influence.

CCAS Community Members Recognized for DEI Contributions 05/03/2024

Faculty, students and staffers were honored for an “unwavering commitment to DEI principles” through their research, community service, campus engagement and leadership roles.

CCAS Community Members Recognized for DEI Contributions Faculty, students and staffers were honored for their “unwavering commitment to DEI principles.”

SMPA Discussion Provides Insights on How Social Media Influencers Redefine Political Marketing 05/02/2024

Hosted by SMPA, the latest Campaigns & Elections discussion touched on topics including ensuring authenticity in political messaging on social media platforms and challenges in partnering with influencers for political ads.

SMPA Discussion Provides Insights on How Social Media Influencers Redefine Political Marketing The discussion touched on topics including ensuring authenticity in political messaging on social media platforms and challenges in partnering with influencers for political ads.

Student Research Shines at CCAS Showcase | GW Today | The George Washington University 04/30/2024

This month, undergraduate and graduate students across the sciences, social sciences and humanities displayed their scholarly work at the CCAS Research Showcase. See the highlights ⤵️

Student Research Shines at CCAS Showcase | GW Today | The George Washington University Undergraduate and graduate students across the sciences, social sciences and humanities displayed their scholarly work at the CCAS Research Showcase.

04/29/2024

Dean Paul Wahlbeck sends well wishes as we close out the 2023-2024 Academic Year 💛

04/25/2024

⚠️ Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to apply for the CCAS Dean’s Summer Scholarship!

Apply now and don't miss this chance to take advantage of summer session courses! Applicants must first register for a CCAS summer class before applying ☀️
https://columbian.gwu.edu/summer-scholarship

04/16/2024

Searching for a job can be stressful. However some stress, feelings of nervousness, overwhelm, and uncertainty are all natural parts of finding and securing employment. We invite you to join Career Services to learn from a panel of experienced faculty and staff about how to manage job search-related stress and anxiety so you can better navigate this process.

Register today! https://gwu-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocO2uqDotHNJVUw-LiJSZ-NTEnjdFsyEs

'Who Much Is Given, Much Is Required': The Story of GW Women's Basketball Player Nya Lok 04/12/2024

Born in an Ethiopian refugee camp to parents who fled civil war in Sudan, shooting guard, graduate student and sociology alumna Nya Lok, BA ’23, is a leader on and off the court. She shares her insights and life perspective with her GW women’s basketball teammates ⤵️

'Who Much Is Given, Much Is Required': The Story of GW Women's Basketball Player Nya Lok Born in an Ethiopian refugee camp to parents who fled civil war in Sudan, the Revolutionaries' shooting guard is paving a path for others.

04/08/2024

📆 Save the date! The CCAS Research Showcase is on April 16th. See you there.

04/05/2024

📅 Mark your calendars! The NEXT Festival will be from April 17 to May 16. An annual year-end showcase, NEXT celebrates graduating students’ projects across studio arts, dance, design, photography, music, and many other mediums.
https://connect.gwu.edu/site/Calendar?id=126451&view=Detail

Photos from Columbian College of Arts and Sciences's post 04/03/2024

We’re a few hours into , and the response from the Columbian College community has been overwhelming. Please join us and make your gift now 💙⤵️
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04/03/2024

Every dollar counts to support our students. Hear from Dean Paul Wahlbeck about the importance of alumni and donor support. Give now ➡️ https://www.givecampus.com/z1kmbf

04/03/2024

is here! Your donation supports students like Jennifer (Sophomore, Economics & Journalism).

Watch this video to learn more about how Giving Day contributions impact our community. Give here ➡️ https://www.givecampus.com/z1kmbf

04/01/2024

In a video conversation with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ling Hao discussed her research on the role of chemistry, bioinformatics and cell biology in the study of human neurodegenerative diseases.

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Photos from Columbian College of Arts and Sciences's post 03/27/2024

📅 Mark your calendar! runs from Noon to Noon, April 3 - 4. Support Columbian College students and help us reach our goal to expand experiential learning across CCAS. No matter how small or large, your gift counts!

Get involved ➡️ https://www.givecampus.com/z1kmbf

03/25/2024

📹 Calvin So, PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences, led the research team that discovered a 270-million-year-old fossil that sheds new light on amphibian evolution and has been named after Kermit the Frog 🐸

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#GWCCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck sends well wishes as we close out the 2023-2024 Academic Year 💛
#GWGivingDay is here! Your donation supports #GWCCAS students like Jennifer (Sophomore, Economics & Journalism). Watch t...
3Qs with Calvin So
📽️ Political Science Professor Andrew Thompson discussed how anxiety affects American democracy with CCAS Dean Paul Wahl...
CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck discusses the impact of immigration status on an individual’s education, health, and emotional a...
CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck Holiday Message
Unionized Nursing Homes 78% More Likely to Report Workplace Injury and Illness Data to OSHA
Welcome Back Message from CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck
The Life and Legacy of George Washington — A Conversation with History Professor Denver Brunsman
Communications students wave
Andrew Thompson. Trump’s Campaign Messaging
Sarah Binder. Midterms & 2024 Presidential Race

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