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The George Washington University Opens Science and Engineering Hall, Largest Building of Its Kind in D.C.

March 04, 2015

The GW Science and Engineering Hall formally opened March 4. The $275 million, 500,000-square-foot building has state-of-the-art research facilities and will educate the next generation of innovators.

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George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Debuts with Three Exhibitions

March 04, 2015

Doors will open on March 21 and the public will be greeted with three exhibitions, one of which includes the largest number of artworks from the The Textile Museum's collections ever displayed.

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GW-UTeach Partnership to Prepare STEM Majors to Become Teachers

March 03, 2015

George Washington University has received $1.45 million from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to join a national network of universities in the UTeach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation program.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver George Washington University Commencement Address

February 25, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the George Washington University's Commencement address before graduates on May 17. He will also be awarded an honorary doctorate of public service from the university.

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Recovering Attention After a Stroke: Brain's Right Hemisphere May Be More Valuable

February 17, 2015

A new study conducted by a GW researcher suggests that the right hemisphere of the brain may be able to assist a damaged left hemisphere in protecting visual attention after a stroke.

Psychology Professor George Howe

Unemployment and Depression: Inside an Unsettling Partnership

February 11, 2015

Why does unemployment cause some to sink into despair while others shrug it off? Psychology Professor George Howe isolated personality traits to target job-loss stressors.

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Alumna Brings Compassion, Pragmatism to Morocco

February 11, 2015

As a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, Caroline Ayes, BA ’13, goes the extra mile to connect teens to the nation’s environmental beauty.


The Plight of the Honeybee

February 11, 2015

Nearly half the U.S. bee population has mysteriously vanished in the last decade—and no one’s sure why. Biology Professor Hartmut Doebel and a team of undergraduates are on the case.

Luther Rice fellow Connor Delaney and Economics Professor Irene Foster

Economics for Dummies

January 14, 2015

Basic economic concepts can baffle even the most seasoned-scholars. But with the aid of easy-to-understand concept maps, a Luther Rice fellow may have cracked the comprehension conundrum.

Victoria Gonçalves

Political Science Sophomore Earns MSNBC's College ‘Women-in-Politics’ Honor

January 14, 2015

Victoria Gonçalves is a campus crusader, student government leader and proud advocate for Latino Americans. Now she’s among MSNBC’s top women in college politics. Is her next stop Capitol Hill?

J. Houston Miller and graduate student Michelle Bailey

A Race to the North

January 14, 2015

Alaska may be ground zero for global warming. As the region’s permafrost rapidly melts, Chemistry Professor J. Houston Miller and his students are racing to help defuse a climate time bomb.

Liberty, Equality, and Power: A History of the American People

Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People

January 01, 2015

Associate Professor History Denver Brunsman co-authored this text which explores how pop-culture reflects the transformation of the United States into the most powerful industrial nation on earth.

Sociology alumna Priya Dhanani, MA ’14

Alumna Shines Light on Dark Truths of Human Trafficking

December 10, 2014

Each year, 100,000 young women in the U.S. are ensnared by the sex trafficking trade. Sociology alumna Priya Dhanani, MA ’14, teaches teens and adults to overcome myths about human trafficking.

On the Cutting Edge of Innovation

December 10, 2014

In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Akos Vertes discusses his pioneering research and his most ambitious challenge to date: developing a way to combat biological and chemical threats.

Shannon McFarlin and doctoral student Kate McGrath

Gorilla Graveyard Yields Science Secrets

December 10, 2014

Anthropologist Shannon McFarlin and her students exhumed the massive bones of mountain gorillas from Dian Fossey’s Rwandan field site. Their goal: To unlock secrets of human evolution.