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GW Celebrates Its Global Outlook during International Education Week

November 15, 2021
The university hosts more than 4,000 students, faculty and staff from 130 countries, while sending 1,000 students abroad per academic year.
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Tapping the Healing Power of Art for 50 Years

November 10, 2021
The CCAS Art Therapy Program, one of the oldest and most influential of its kind, is celebrating a milestone half-century anniversary.
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Smartphone Society: Have Our Phones Changed Ourselves?

November 10, 2021

Millions of people have a love/hate relationship with their smartphones. They know the devices are an indispensable tool for connecting with work, friends and the rest of the world.

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Corcoran Students Capture College Photography Honors

November 10, 2021
Three Corcoran students won awards in the College Photographer of the Year competition, including a gold medal for recent graduate Hadley Chittum’s portrait of a D.C. couple released after a combined 50 years in prison.
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Loeb Institute Maps Religious Freedom

November 10, 2021
Columbian College’s Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom partnered with global nonprofits to launch a first-of-its-kind data framework ranking countries that protect and restrict religious rights.
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Study: Healthcare Bias Blocks Access to HIV Drug

November 10, 2021
A new study led by Psychology’s Sarah Calabrese suggests healthcare provider bias against people who inject drugs may prevent patients from accessing preventative HIV medication.
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Forecasting Our Economic Future

November 08, 2021
In a video discussion, CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck spoke with Professor of Economics and International Affairs Tara Sinclair about the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact and her forecast for what’s to come.
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GW Is Top Medium Enrollment Producer of National Study Abroad Scholarship

November 04, 2021
The university received the highest honor for institutions with 5,000 to 15,000 undergraduate students for the number of State Department Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awardees.
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Faculty-led Short-Term Abroad Programs Open for Student Application

November 01, 2021
Short-Term Abroad Programs present a fantastic way to enhance the academic experience for both students and faculty. While traveling abroad together, groups can find new layers of knowledge and culture that they can then bring back and share with the GW community. Apply today for the Spring 2022 Faculty-led Short-Term Abroad Programs!
Samuel Goldman, associate professor of political science and director of the John L. Loeb, Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom

Learning to Live with Nationalism?

October 13, 2021
In his new book, Political Science’s Samuel Goldman argues America works best not when we deny our nationalistic divide—but when we accept it.
Energy scientist Maggie Teliska, PhD ’04, (left) with her faculty mentor Professor of Chemistry David Ramaker, (right) who passe

Alumna Makes Chemistry Connections

October 13, 2021
Inspired by her faculty mentors, Maggie Teliska, PhD ’04, forged a career in sustainable energy. Now she’s helping other chemistry students make their mark in STEM industries.
A road in the Irkutsk region of Russia is built on thawing permafrost with logs used to stabilize frozen ground.

Arctic Researchers Partner with Indigenous Communities

October 13, 2021
Geography’s Vera Kuklina is leading a $3 million NSF-funded exploration of how the changing climate is altering the lives of Arctic indigenous communities.
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Fact Checks Curtail Misinformation Beliefs

September 08, 2021
A comparative, cross-country study led by SMPA’s Ethan Porter is among the first to examine how fact-checking can be an effective tool in combatting false claims.
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Good for the Heart: Study Links Housing, Heart Health

September 08, 2021
A new study by Sociology’s Antwan Jones and Gregory Squires ties inclusionary zoning policies to higher affordable housing availability and lower rates of heart disease.
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Breaking News: As Newspapers Fold, Will Civics Follow?

September 08, 2021
With newspapers disappearing, Americans are less engaged with local governments. In his new book, Political Science’s Danny Hayes argues the trends are linked—and dangerous to democracy.