Elizabeth Hay

Study: Neanderthal diet only slightly different from human diet

A new study by a team of GW researchers found that Neanderthal diets incorporated cooked and raw vegetables and did not rely exclusively on meat-based food sources for sustenance. This find refutes theories that Neanderthals’ demise resulted from a primitive, meat-dependent lifestyle. Dr. Amanda Henry, the lead researcher involved in the discovery, said Neanderthals might […]

Alternative spring breaks bring 170 students to six cities

More than 170 GW students and staff members spent spring break traveling across the country and volunteering on alternative spring break trips. The participants traveled to six cities across the U.S., restoring and reconstructing cities, homes and schools in Greensburg, Kan. and New Orleans; volunteering at a juvenile detention center in Miami; and addressing poverty […]

Student business aims to bring bulk shopping to the masses

Web Exclusive Junior Konrad Kopczynski has been buying snack food and other products for his GW residence hall room from Costco since he got to campus in 2007 – but just recently turned his bulk shopping habits into a business. Last summer, when he realized there was no company on or near campus to provide […]

Murder, music and a flower shop

Death has a way of making people laugh, dance and sing – at least, that’s what will be happening in the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Music’s joint production of “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend. “[It] has a lot of fun elements, plants that eat people and murderers,” said Elizabeth […]

Gelman receives grant for digitization

The Gelman Library System was awarded a $400,000 grant to digitize its special collection of literature on the Middle East, a library administrator said last week. Gelman holds a joint collection of Middle Eastern works with Georgetown’s Lauinger Library. Both libraries will work together to digitize the collection, said Martha Whittaker, head of technical services […]

Students plant vegetable garden on H Street

Correction appended Most people know that George Washington was a revolutionary war hero, a founding father and America’s first president. Fewer know of his skills as a farmer. But just like the name behind the University, a group of GW students have put their gardening skills to work in hopes of teaching people about the […]