Environmental History Dissertation Earns National Prize

Leif Fredrickson's study of lead poisoning in Baltimore combines geographic information system mapping, demographic data and public health records to examine the relationship between social inequalities and environmental exposure.


History Hits Broadway

One PhD Alum’s Contribution to the Hamilton Craze

Big data

Big Problems Need Bigger Data

Doctoral students in English, Music, Psychology and Statistics partner with peers in Engineering to identify data-driven solutions to real-world problems.


Applied Storytelling

After completing his master’s in English literature, James Perla launched a podcast series that explores environmental and cultural conservation in the Amazon and is now working on a digital archive of the Civil Rights Movement.

Two books

Two Creative Writing MFAs Honored by the National Book Foundation

Greg Jackson and Thomas Pearce were each named among this year’s acclaimed “Five Under Thirty-Five” for their debut collections of short stories.

New African American Museum

A "Musical Crossroads" of Community and Creativity

Music PhD candidate Steven Lewis assisted in curating a 400-year timeline of African-American musical expression, achievement and influence as a research assistant at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.