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CCAS Alumnus Launches Dating App with a Twist

CCAS Alumnus Launches Dating App with a Twist

What are the chances that two people who were meant to be together actually meet? Thanks to Perchance, a new app developed by Dave Gottesmann, CCAS BA ’03, the odds of such an occurrence have just gone up. “Perchance is a mobile app that offers users a second chance at reconnecting with someone they may

GW Alumna Brightens Lives—and Faces—of Cancer Patients

      Almost everyone has been—or will be—touched by cancer at some point in their lives. Kristin Ann Fahlbusch, CCAS BA ’05, lost both her grandmother and one of her dearest friends to the disease, inspiring her to join the staff at Lipstick Angels. Founded by celebrity make-up artist Renata Helfman, Lipstick Angels supports

Alumnus Coaches Wounded Warriors Across the Finish Line

At the Toronto opening ceremonies of the 2017 Invictus Games, with dignitaries like Britain’s Prince Harry and former president Barack Obama looking on, USA Head Coach and Columbian College alumnus Aaron Moffett, CCAS BA ’99,  took a moment to survey his team of athletes. They included a world record-holding Navy swimmer who lost both his eyes when

SEAS Alumnus a Leader in Biomedical Innovation

Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez, SEAS MS ’69, graduated from the University of Miami in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and just a few years later he found himself doing biomedical research after being drafted into a special Armed Forces program for engineers and scientists. When he left the service two years later, he

GW Alumnus Brings Light into Darkness

As a child growing up in Washington, D.C., Antwanye Ford, SEAS BS ’87, GWSB MS ’93, learned that a single individual could have a significant impact on the world around him. His parents owned a small upholstery shop in the U Street Corridor, where Antwanye worked after school. Living, working, and contributing to his community

Hear from the Eight Recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award

Annual event recognizes the accomplishments of some of the university’s most distinguished alumni. The university honored the accomplishments of eight of its alumni at the 81st annual Alumni Achievement Awards on Thursday, kicking off this year’s unified Colonials Weekend for alumni, students, family and friends. George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc said in opening remarks that although he has

Panel Celebrates Late Sociology Professor’s Seminal Work

On October 19, 2017, GW’s sociology department will host a panel discussion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Tally’s Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men. Authored by the late Elliot Liebow, CCAS BA ’49, a renowned anthropologist, this seminal publication was based on Liebow’s recounting of his time “hanging out” with unemployed

Milken Institute SPH Alumnus Works to Improve Water Safety

GW Alumnus, Robert Steiner, MPH ’00, is a water expert, entrepreneur, and investor. When asked to describe himself, he says, “I’m a mixture of Forest Gump, Walter Mitty, and Teddy Roosevelt. When you make good things happen, good things happen to you in return.” His career has been transformative in the fields of water and

ESIA Alumna Shares Experiences from the Negotiating Table

Winter in Moscow is relentlessly cold, as Wendy Cutler, ESIA BA ’79, learned when she spent her GW semester abroad in the capital of what was then the Soviet Union. Her time in Moscow also coincided with the Cold War. “It was a “rough semester, frankly,” Wendy says, with a hint of a smile. But

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