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Nobel Ambition

For new GW faculty member Ferid Murad, winning the biggest prize in science has meant dedicating himself to fostering future laureates.

By Danny Freedman

The spell of restless nights had fallen, like clockwork, upon Ferid Murad during the early days of October 1998.

It had been this way each October for a couple of years, ever since the murmurs began that his name was on the lips of his peers at such an auspicious point on the calendar. Read more >

On the cover: Illustration by Roy Scott; Photo by William Atkins

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Shooting for the Moon

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's cosmic call for action, the founder of the Elliott School's Space Policy Institute details the president's decision to land American astronauts on the moon.

By John Logsdon

In the middle of a July night in 1969, standing outside a faceless building along Florida's eastern coast, three men in bright white spacesuits strolled by, a few feet from me—on their way to the moon. Read more >

A Passion for History

Plans for a D.C. history museum on campus are underway, thanks to prominent real estate developer Albert H. Small and his prized collection of artifacts.

By Jamie L. Freedman

A museum that will include memorabilia documenting the rich history of the nation's capital will soon be erected on GW's Foggy Bottom Campus, thanks to the generosity of Albert H. Small, one of the nation's foremost collectors of historic documents. Read more >

Collector to Curator

David Silverman, MA '87, turns his collection of nearly 900 pinball machines into the National Pinball Museum.

By Caitlin Carroll

For more than 20 years, David Silverman, MA '87, had two 9-foot-long fiberglass pinball flippers on the front porch of his home in Silver Spring, Md. With no room for display, plants sat on top of them. Read more >