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Fins and Limbs Tell Evolutionary Tale

January 16, 2020

About 400 million years ago, our early ancestors took their first hesitant steps out of the primordial seas on to land.

But did they really step? Or did they crawl? Or wiggle?

High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee Holds Third Public Forum

December 18, 2019

The third High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee public forum was held on Tuesday, giving the George Washington Univ

Battery-Free Pacemakers Could Transform Cardiac Care

December 17, 2019

Researchers have developed and tested for the first time in vivo a miniaturized, battery-free pacemaker that supports optical and

GW Undergraduate Review Provides Support System for Student Researchers

December 05, 2019

The GW Undergraduate Review (GWUR), a student organization that promotes research done by George Washington University undergraduates, is focused on building a st

New Film Highlights Environmental, Social Costs of Belo Monte Dam

December 03, 2019

A new film produced by a faculty member in the Milken Institute School of Public Health sheds light on the steep environmental and social costs of Brazil’s Belo Monte dam.

Mobile Device Security Is Key to Digital Future

December 02, 2019

Most savvy tech users know they should be using strong passwords to protect their online accounts and update them if they become compromised—but have you ever changed the PIN to unlock your phone?

New Program Accelerates Women-led Student Businesses

December 02, 2019

Evelyn Ramirez, a senior majoring in American studies, conceptualized an app last spring  in her entrepreneurship course that would help women who experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

University Launches Innovation Lab to Create Interdisciplinary Solutions

December 02, 2019

The George Washington University launched its Physics Department-led Innovation Lab initiative last Monday, opening a new laboratory space in Corcoran Hall to faculty, students and staff across the

New Study Highlights Disparity in Black Financial Literacy

November 26, 2019

Even though African Americans make a significant economic contribution in the United States, their financial wellness lags behind that of the rest of the country, particularly that of whites, accor

Study of Vaccine-Related Facebook Ads Reveals Challenges for Public Health

November 21, 2019

The social media platform’s efforts to improve transparency have led to the removal of ads promoting vaccinations, a new paper finds.

Researchers Discover Highest-Energy Light from a Gamma-ray Burst

November 20, 2019

Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the cosmos.

Elliott School Student Researches Childhood Vulnerabilities in Myanmar

November 19, 2019

Sarala Duckworth, a GW Undergraduate Research Award recipient, hopes to improve climate and conflict-based programming for at-risk youth in the Southeast Asian country.

High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee Holds Second Public Forum

November 18, 2019

The committee’s charge is to propose innovative, large scale “big ideas” to increase high-impact research and improve research productivity across the university.

‘ISIS Files’ Offer a New View into the Terrorist Organization

November 15, 2019

Program on Extremism experts discussed how internal documents left behind by the Islamic State in Iraq shape our understanding of ISIS ahead of March public release.

Commentary: Collaboration with China Is Critical to Achieving Climate Goals

November 15, 2019

SEAS Assistant Professor John Helveston published a commentary urging international cooperation on the development of low carbon energy technologies.

New Study Dispels Myths about What Makes Youth Sports Fun

November 14, 2019

Girls and boys alike say trying your best and working hard—as opposed to winning—are key to having fun.

SEAS Showcase Displays Student Research

October 28, 2019

The 13th annual Research and Development Showcase exhibits projects aimed to cut emergency room waiting times, develop off-grid refrigerators and more.

African Americans and Africa: A New History

October 24, 2019

CCAS and Elliott School professor Nemata Blyden’s new book explores the complex relationship between African Americans and the African continent from the era of slavery to the present.

For Fruit Flies, Longer Sperm Means Longevity for Future Generations

October 24, 2019

New research from the Department of Biological Sciences finds that female fruit flies gain a genetic benefit from selective mating.

Elliott School Student Researcher Explores Historic Media Misinformation

October 14, 2019

While the Indonesian government acknowledges that riots occurred there in May 1998, a key aspect of the events—widespread sexual violence directed against ethnic Chinese women—has been “until today

High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee Holds First Public Forum

October 14, 2019

The first High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee public forum was held on Thursday, giving the George Washington Uni

Research Finds Extreme Elitism, Social Hierarchy among Gab Users

September 03, 2019

Despite its portrayal as a network that champions free speech, users of the social media platform Gab display more extreme social hierarchy and elitism when compared

Novel Mapping Model Tracks How Hate Spreads and Adapts Online

August 21, 2019

Online hate thrives globally through self-organized, scalable clusters that interconnect to form resilient networks spread across multiple social media platforms, countries and languages, according

Proceeds from GW-Developed Drug to Fund Academic Priorities

August 16, 2019

The George Washington University has sold a portion of its royalty rights to sales of a drug originally developed at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, officials announced Friday, allowing

GW Experts Train Korean Researchers in Entrepreneurship

August 15, 2019

After traveling more than 7,000 miles from Korea to Washington, D.C., research professor Yoonjoo Choi, and his student, Donggun Kim, found themselves on a long journey up the East Coast.

New Nursing Program Seeks to Improve Care for Underserved Patients

August 13, 2019

A collaborative team of George Washington University faculty was recently awarded $2.8 million to develop a curriculum that will prepare primary care nurse practitioner students to better care for

Changes in Human Diet Shed Light on Human Evolution

July 23, 2019

A shift in diet has long been seen as one of the critical adaptations that distinguishes our own genus Homo from earlier human ancestors.

Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

July 22, 2019

A new research institute at the George Washington University will fight the rise of distorted and misleading information online, working to educate national policymakers and journalists on strategi

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