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No matter what subjects we pursue, we’ve all come here to
change the course of history.
MAKE AN IMPACT
Cassandra White, a senior majoring in biology and public health, is researching what kind of impact genetic and environmental factors have on primates’ personality—a key question in the debate on how behavior is influenced by nature and nurture.
Ms. White is looking at the DNA of chimpanzees and comparing that with validated personality data available to the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology. In her preliminary work, she honed in on the DRD2 gene, the methylation of which was found to be associated with the personality dimensions of openness and extraversion.
NEWS AND EVENTS
GW’s Strategic Plan: Path to Preeminence
The university is undertaking a strategic planning process to develop a plan that will provide the detailed direction for GW’s transformation over the next five years, focusing on quality within four pillars that drive excellence in higher education:
• World-Class Faculty
• High-Quality Undergraduate Education
• Distinguished and Distinctive Graduate Education
• High-Impact Research
All members of the university community are encouraged to participate in the process and share their ideas for moving GW forward.
The continued progress of the university’s five strategic initiatives provides the strong foundation from which GW is building its new strategic plan.
STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY
“Thomas Buergenthal visited my Holocaust class @GWtweets today and I’ll never forget it. It was the first time in my life hearing from a Holocaust survivor directly. Research through text is one thing. Hearing directly from the person is another.”
BA Political Science ’19
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