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WHCA Scholarship

GW Announces Scholarship with White House Correspondents' Association

April 14, 2015

The George Washington University announced a new scholarship today in partnership with the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA). The scholarship will provide one journalism student each year with a financial award and a seat at the annual WHCA Dinner.

David Mitchell and students from his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization course on Disabled People and the Holocaust at the site of

The Holocaust Killing Centers: An Historical Nightmare for the Disabled

April 08, 2015

In his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization English seminar, David Mitchell leads his students on a pilgrimage to Germany to memorialize a little known tragedy: the twisted Nazi euthanasia program that resulted in the medical murders of 300,000 disabled people.

NEXT at Corcoran

GW-Corcoran 'NEXT' Exhibition Showcases New Generation of Contemporary Artists

April 08, 2015

NEXT at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will showcase students' exploration of gentrification, poverty, gender, and relationships. The exhibition introduces the art community the work from the Corcoran’s graduating seniors.

Museum Studies graduate student Lauren Shenfeld, BA ’13, wears many hats at the new museum, from community liaison to tour guide

Behind the Scenes of New Museum, Students Brings Art to Life

April 08, 2015

From exhibition designers to tour guides, Columbian College students are making their mark on the new George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, connecting world-renowned collections with the GW and D.C. community.

Family Ties: Chimps in the Wild Shine Light on Human Parenting Practices

April 08, 2015

In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson, Carson Murray discusses her observations of chimps in the jungles of Tanzania -- and how they are shedding new light on maternal moods, gender roles and even human parenting practices.

Textile Museum Opening

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Opens to the Public

March 21, 2015

D.C.'s newest cultural destination explores more than 5,000 years of human art, history, and culture. In 2011, GW announced the affiliation with The Textile Museum and Albert Small donated his collection to the university.

Laura Papish, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dean's Seminar Takes 'Wild' Ride Through Love, Sex and Friendship

March 11, 2015

Don’t expect to sit quietly in Laura Papish’s Dean’s Seminar on Love, Sex and Friendship. Her philosophy class includes raucous free-flowing debates on topics from Aristotle to sexual politics to The Bachelor.

Brain image

Recovering After a Stroke: Unlocking the Brain’s Secret Strategy

March 11, 2015

A new study by Summer Sheremata, from Columbian College’s Attention and Cognition Laboratory, deciphers the brain’s strategy for recovering from strokes, and could lead to therapies for restoring visual perception.

Cassandra Good, BA ’04, MA ’05

Alumna Uncovers Private Lives of Founding Fathers—and Mothers

March 11, 2015

From Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, men and women in the early American republic risked scandal when they forged friendships. American Studies alumna Cassandra Good, BA ’04, MA ’05, divulges the significance of their relationships.

The Human Face of Immigration

March 11, 2015

In a video conversation with Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology Daniel E. Martínez reveals the often tragic personal stories behind the politics of immigration reform.

GW Textile Museum

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.

GW SEH

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.

GW Teach

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.

GWU Commencement Speakers

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.

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.