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Air Pollution Leads to Millions of ER Visits for Asthma Attacks Worldwide

October 30, 2018

Nine to 33 million visits to the emergency room for asthma worldwide may be triggered by breathing in air polluted by ozone or fine particulate matter—pollutants that can enter the lung’s deep airw

Museum Grant Will Make Textiles Available Globally via Digital Database

October 29, 2018

Tessa Lummis, registrar of the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, sometimes feels as if she’s sitting on buried treasure.

Study: Journalists Rarely Use Nurses as Expert Sources

October 23, 2018

A George Washington University School of Nursing replication of the 1997 “Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media” found nurses continue to be underrepresented as sources in heath news stories desp

GW Students Make List of Area’s Top Young Innovators

October 22, 2018

The D.C. area is full of coworking spaces and incubators for fast-growing tech companies and other innovative startups.

Researching George Washington's Life

October 22, 2018

The Mount Vernon Museum’s curious guests looked on as George Washington University students

SEAS Inducts Five into GW Engineering Hall of Fame

October 18, 2018

The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science inducted five honorees, including four alumni, into the 

Poor, Elderly Puerto Ricans Faced Risk of Dying in the Six Months after Hurricane Maria

October 12, 2018

A paper published by researchers at the Milken Institute School of Public Health on Thursday provides the data and methodology underlying an independent report that estimated there were 2,975 exces

New Gift and Textile Collections will Support Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarship

October 11, 2018

The George Washington University will receive an $18.4 million gift combining more than 4,000 textiles and an endowment and equipment to support the textile collections assembled by the late Lloyd

GWSB’s Vanessa Perry Discusses her Research on Faux Diversity and Consumption in Gentrifying Neighborhoods

October 11, 2018

The U Street Corridor in Northwest D.C. looks vastly different today from the way Vanessa Perry remembers it when she went to high school in the area.

SMHS Researcher Awarded $1.7 Million Grant to Study Bile Duct Cancer

October 10, 2018

A School of Medicine and Health Sciences professor was awarded more than $1.7 million to investigate the cellular and molecular links between liver fluke infection, a major public health problem in

GW Regulatory Studies Center Explores the Future of Regulation

September 28, 2018

The American regulatory system’s longstanding bipartisan consensus on the significance of cost-benefit analysis is in jeopardy under the Trump administration, according to Richard Revesz, director

GWSB Researcher Annamaria Lusardi Receives Ketchum Prize

September 24, 2018

After just nearly four years of payments, Charlinda Sims, M.Accy. ’15, made the final payment on her $80,000 student loan balance, in July.

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

GW Researchers: 2,975 Excess Deaths Linked to Hurricane Maria

August 29, 2018

Researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health published an 

Russian Trolls, Bots Influence Vaccine Discussion on Twitter

August 24, 2018

Social media bots and Russian trolls promoted discord and spread false information about vaccines on Twitter, according to new research led by a School of Engine

Rare Intermediate Fossils Give Insight into Evolution of Bird-Like Dinosaur

August 22, 2018

An international team of researchers discovered a new species of dinosaur, Xiyunykus pengi, during an expedition to Xinjiang, China.

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