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Research Ecosystem Review Launches

September 14, 2018

Four groups of George Washington University faculty, staff and leadership convened Friday to begin a review of the university’s “research ecosystem”—the entirety of GW’s research efforts, including

Recent SEAS Graduate Looks to Nature for Problem Solving

July 31, 2018

Helena Salvi, B.S. ’18, spent her academic career at George Washington University trying to make the world a better, more sustainable place.

GW Researcher Receives $3.7 Million Grant to Study Effect of Stressors on Black Men

July 23, 2018

Lisa Bowleg, professor of applied psychology at George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, received a $3.7 million grant from the U.S.

GW Research: Simple Lubricants Transform from Liquid to a Solid-like Film Under Extreme Conditions

July 09, 2018

A School of Engineering and Applied Science research team recently published a paper on the structure of lubricants that they believe settles a long-debated fundamental science question: How do sim

Mortality Study in Puerto Rico Provides Opportunity to Save Lives

June 08, 2018

When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico last Sept. 20, the category four storm knocked out the power grid, damaged infrastructure and injured many people.

GW Researcher Finds Medical Care Providers Overprescribe Antibiotics

June 01, 2018

"Antibiotics can't hurt. They might even make me feel better. Why not take a risk?" You may have had similar thoughts when sick with the flu or common cold.

Return to Spider Island

May 25, 2018

For Gustavo Hormiga, the Ruth Weintraub Professor of Biology at George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Juan Fernandez Islands are a researcher’s dream.

Four GW Women Named Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

May 07, 2018

Four women in George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science were awarded funding as part of the Clare Boothe Luce Program to pursue innovative engineering research over t

Student Research Spotlights GW’s Segregated Past

April 30, 2018

Learning about the segregationist policies of George Washington University’s longest-serving president, Cloyd Heck Marvin, was a “little unsettling” for Kaitlin Buff, who just spent a semester rese

University Honors Outstanding Faculty

April 26, 2018

The George Washington University held its eighth annual Faculty Honors Ceremony Tuesday at the Jack Morton Auditorium, celebrating faculty members for their work in teaching, research and service t

The Next New Venture: Redefining the Restaurant Experience

April 23, 2018

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, whose founding contribution helped establish the New Venture Competition, discussed his entrepreneurship success during the keynote address.

Undergraduate Researcher Explores Brain Function

April 23, 2018

While humans have an ever-expanding understanding of how the human body works, the brain remains more mysterious to scientists.

Startup Showcase Highlights Companies with GW Roots

April 20, 2018

For those looking to launch the next revolutionary technology or business, there hasn’t been a better time in recent history to pursue funding, said Charles Andres, a Washington, D.C., patent exper

Faculty Senate Receives Update on Research

April 16, 2018

The George Washington University has made significant progress in research during the past several years and is in a strong position to continue to build on those efforts, Vice President for Resear

Office of the Vice President for Research to Report to the Provost

April 12, 2018

George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc announced Thursday a reporting change to align academics and research.

GW Undergraduate Review to Highlight Student Research

April 11, 2018

A new academic journal that highlights research completed by George Washington University undergraduate students will launch next week.

Student Researcher Dives into Passion for Marine Conservation

March 08, 2018

As an undergraduate researcher at George Washington University, junior Chloe King applied her passion for ocean conservation to understanding how advocacy organizations can best promote sustainable

Commercialization Brings Research with ‘Broad Benefits’ to Market

March 07, 2018

Patients dealing with hypotension, or dangerously low blood pressure, can now be treated with a drug initially developed by George Washington University researcher Lakhmir Chawla from the School of

Latino Parents Report Psychological Distress Due to U.S. Immigration Policies

March 06, 2018

Changes in the United States’ immigration policy have triggered serious psychological distress for many Latino parents, including those living in the country legally, according to a recent report b

GW Researchers to Develop Data Tools for Studying Glycoscience

March 06, 2018

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences studying glycoscience—the structure and function of carbohydrates—will use big data to reveal larger patterns

Human Brain Size Evolved Gradually Over 3 Million Years

February 22, 2018

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos.

GW Researchers Awarded More than $4 Million for Interdisciplinary Projects

February 22, 2018

Five teams of George Washington University researchers have received more than $4 million in grant funding to pursue innovative research projects in fields across academic disciplines.

Research Project to Study Hurricane Mortality in Puerto Rico

February 22, 2018

A research team at the Milken Institute School of Public Health will conduct a study to estimate the excess mortality tied to Hurricane Maria, the governor of Puerto Rico announced today in San Jua

Comparative Study on Italian Festival Has Hometown Roots

February 20, 2018

For as long as he can remember, Angelo DeLeo has looked forward to the excitement surrounding an annual festival in his hometown of Jessup, Pa., honoring an Italian saint.

GW Undergraduate Researchers Doing ‘Remarkable Work’

February 05, 2018

Research with faculty mentors has shaped the undergraduate experience and future career paths for many GW students.

SPH Researcher Awarded $4 Million To Study Anemia in India

January 05, 2018

The Milken Institute School of Public Health was recently awarded a $4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a project that aims

Retelling the Spice Trade Story

January 03, 2018

George Washington University historian Joel Blecher has received a 2018 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his second book, “Profit and Prophecy: Islam and the Spice Trad

Regional Start-up Teams Eligible to Receive $25K Grants from GW’s AccelerateDC Program

January 03, 2018

The George Washington University’s new AccelerateDC program is searching for non-university affiliated start-up research teams from the Mid-Atl

SMPA Announces 2017-18 Manheim-Sterling Prize Recipients

December 22, 2017

Koralie Barrau, a senior studying Journalism and Mass Communication, and Steven Kelly, a senior studying Political Communication, are the 2017-18 Manheim-Sterling Undergraduate Research Prize recip

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