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SEAS Professor Developing Medical Equipment Decontamination System to Battle COVID-19

March 27, 2020

As caregivers struggle with medical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, George Washington University Professor Michael Keidar is helping develop a “plasma brush” that could help them

CCAS Researcher Sheds Light on ‘Bizarre’ Turtle Ant Evolution

March 09, 2020

A new paper by Scott Powell, associate professor of biology in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, reveals that turtle ant evolu

Using Chemistry to Understand Ancient Asian Art

March 06, 2020

The black ink used in Asian art was chosen by each artist with particular care.

Powerful Sequencing Technology Sheds Light on D.C.’s HIV Epidemic

March 06, 2020

Despite significant progress against HIV/AIDS, the nation’s capital is still battling an HIV epidemic with rates that are five times higher than the national average.

Using Social Media to Understand the Vaccine Debate in China

February 26, 2020

Vaccine acceptance is a crucial public health issue that has been exacerbated by the use of social media to spread content expressing vaccine hesitancy, according to a 

Using Advanced Materials to Solve an Age-Old Problem

February 26, 2020

When resources like coal, natural gas and the sun’s rays are converted to energy, you can never transform 100% of that input into electricity.

Negative Encounters with Police Have Mental Health Consequences for Black Men

February 07, 2020

Adversarial encounters with police have a powerful negative effect on black men’s mental health, as do efforts to avoid such encounters, according to a study from a team at the George Washington Un

Collections Website Offers Research Opportunities

February 03, 2020

The George Washington University has launched its pilot collections website, a work in progress presenting high-resolution photographs of and information

Student Researcher Examines Genetics Variation and Personality

January 30, 2020

Cassandra White, a senior majoring in biology and public health, is researching what kind of impact genetic and environmental factors have on primates’ personality—a key question in the debate on h

George Hacks Hosts Third Annual Medical Solutions Hackathon

January 27, 2020

George Washington University student-innovators came together this weekend to cultivate innovation in medical technology and solutions as part of the third annual George Hacks Medical Solutions Hac

Race: The New Critical Idiom

January 24, 2020

Race is not just skin color but is actually a collection of other elements, such as language, access to resources and life experiences, that come together to form what people think of as race, said

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.

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