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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

SEAS Student Researches How Friction Can Prevent Earthquake Damage

July 19, 2019

Myrto Kampouris, a junior majoring in civil engineering at the George Washington University, has been spending her summer learning more about how buildings and other structures are equipped to with

First GenderPro Cohort Begins Summit

July 19, 2019

As the George Washington University Global Women’s Institute (GWI) launched  on Monday its inaugural GenderPro Summit, a week-long culmination o

Two GW Researchers Receive Prestigious Presidential Award

July 08, 2019

Chunlei Liang and Volker J. Sorger received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


Study: Many Parents Take Time to Adjust After Learning a Child is Gay, Bisexual or Lesbian

June 27, 2019

Two years after their child comes out as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), many parents still say it is “moderately” or “very hard” for them to adjust to the news, according to a new study from the M

Undergraduate Researcher Aims to Map Gentrification in D.C.

June 27, 2019

Gavin Derleth, a rising senior in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is spending his summer studying gentrification in Washington, D.C.

Pollinators Find a Home at GW

June 24, 2019

A trio of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences students are spending their summer huddled among Foggy Bottom’s flower beds, carefully documenting the kind

Report Details How Islamic State Supporters Use Telegram

June 20, 2019

Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) want to use social media to share propaganda and their extremist narrative, but they also want to coordinate operations without being detected by law enforcemen

What Can Policymakers Learn from California’s Childhood Vaccine Law?

June 10, 2019

A new analysis published by researchers at the Milken Institute School of Public Health found that a 2016 California vaccine law that banned nonmedical o

Chesapeake Bay Ghost Forests Highlight Wetland Transformation

June 06, 2019

As sea levels continue to rise along the Chesapeake Bay, more and more rural land neighboring the bay will be reclaimed as wetlands. Keryn Ge

Three GW Students Named Goldwater Scholars

May 14, 2019

Three George Washington University students—junior Logan Bartholomew, second-year Christianne Chua and junior Maggie Steiner—have been named 2019 

New Report Recommends Greater Transparency in Research

May 09, 2019

Lorena Barba, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, recently presented

GW Student Wins eMerge Americas Global Startup Competition

May 03, 2019

George Washington University student entrepreneur Danya Sherman outpitched more than 100 startup competitors from around the world to win the grand prize at the eMerge Americas annual conference in