News Archive


Aruna D'Souza

GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Welcomes New Faculty

September 27, 2022
Beginning the 2022-2023 academic year, the Corcoran added several new professors to its roster–including award-winning writer Aruna D’Souza.
Matt Eich

Matt Eich—Preservator of the Past, Shaper of the Present

September 19, 2022
Eich, a photographic essayist, teaches photojournalism at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University.
Aruna D'Souza

A Communal Search for Answers in a Challenging World

September 02, 2022
Corcoran Visiting Professor Aruna D’Souza plans to learn about art and life along with GW students.
Loren Kajikawa

Finding Identity on the Disco Dance Floor

August 23, 2022
GW professor Loren Kajikawa explores the connection between disco and gay liberation.
Sam Gilliam

Remembering Sam Gilliam

June 30, 2022
Renowned artist and DC native Sam Gilliam passed away on June 25, 2022 at the age of 88.
Pulitzer winners

GW Alumni Filled Many Roles on Pulitzer-Winning Washington Post Team

June 29, 2022
The alumni shared their thoughts about their work covering the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and winning one of journalism’s most prestigious awards.
Jamel Shabazz

Press Coverage: Framing Fatherhood

June 21, 2022
Curated by SMPA’s Imani M. Cheers and opening to public view June 19, “Framing Fatherhood” at the Corcoran centers holistic representations of Black masculinity.
Framing Fatherhood

In Photos: Black Photographers on Black Fatherhood

June 16, 2022
Curated by SMPA’s Imani M. Cheers and opening to public view June 19, “Framing Fatherhood” at the Corcoran centers holistic representations of Black masculinity.
NEXT 2022

Corcoran Students Continue to Inspire With Their Creativity and Passion

June 01, 2022
GW Today features juniors Amanda Bohn and Alexandra Tan of the Corcoran’s Design Lab, who handled every element of the exhibition’s branding.
Kerry Washington

Corcoran Alumni In Action

June 01, 2022
GW alumna and actress Kerry Washington (BA ‘98, HON ‘13) was named one of Time’s Women of the Year! Kerry, best known for her work in the political drama Scandal, serves as a political activist and works with candidates on their campaigns.
Lauren Onkey

Corcoran Faculty Share Their Work With the Community

June 01, 2022
Corcoran’s Director, Dr. Lauren Onkey, was featured in GW Today for speaking at a symposium for GW’s Women’s Leadership Program. She discussed her experience as an English professor before working for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NPR, and establishing her current position at the Corcoran.
Jaida Rogers

Building Community Engagement through the Arts

May 18, 2022
Sophomore Jaida Rogers has been selected as a CCMA civic fellow.
Kiki Somerville

The Fearless Artist

May 15, 2022

GW grad student Kiki Somerville, part of the inaugural Social Practice M.F.A. cohort, continues her quest to make the art market more accessible.



Nine Members of the GW Community Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

May 12, 2022
The deputy director of the Program on Extremism, a Corcoran faculty member and seven alumni from CCAS, Corcoran and SMPA were recognized for their excellence in journalism.
Pat Sheridan (Corcoran ’99)

Corcoran Alumnus at the intersection of design, technology and business establishes the Patrick Q. Sheridan ‘99 Endowed Scholarship

May 04, 2022
Pat Sheridan’s world of work is changing fast -- its evolution accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Modus Create, the company he started, and its team of global consultants positioned him to take advantage of those changes and aid companies transitioning to digital technology.