Press Announcements

Dr. Stuart Licht

Researchers Develop Technique to Convert Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide into Batteries

March 02, 2016
An interdisciplinary team of scientists, led by Professor of Chemistry Stuart Licht, has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that are not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative, capable of actually reducing the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide as they operate. This development is the result of a collaboration between Licht and the laboratory of Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor Cary Pint.
Cynthia Dowd

Columbian College Researcher Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Study Promising Treatment for Malaria and Tuberculosis

February 29, 2016
Cynthia Dowd, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is studying a promising possible treatment for malaria and tuberculosis with a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She will lead a team of researchers at five institutions.
Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.

Institute for Religious Freedom Moving Education Programs to the Columbian College with $2.5 Million Gift

January 27, 2016
President George Washington’s legacy as a champion of religious freedom and the acceptance of all faiths will be sustained with a new institute in GW's Columbian College. The university announced that the John L. Loeb Jr. Foundation and the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom have donated $2.5 million to establish the institute at GW.

Triceratops Gets A Cousin: Researchers Identify Another Horned Dinosaur Species

December 09, 2015
The Ceratopsia family is growing again. A team of researchers led by, James Clark, Ronald Weintraub Associate Professor of Biology at the George Washington University and Xu Xing, professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet and was about the size of a spaniel. It is similar in age to the oldest-known member of the “horned dinosaurs,” Yinlong downsi, although both are hornless.
Human Brains Evolved to be More responsive to Environmental, Social and Cultural Influences

Human Brains Evolved to be More Responsive to Environmental, Social and Cultural Influences

November 16, 2015
Researchers at the GW Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology discovered that human brains exhibit more plasticity, propensity to be modeled by the environment, than chimpanzee brains and that this may have accounted for part of human evolution.
The George Washington University's Corcoran Building Offers Public Hours for Photography Exhibit on Lives of Migrants

The Corcoran School of Art & Design Building Offers Public Hours for Photography Exhibit on Lives of Migrants

November 02, 2015
The atrium of the historic Corcoran Building, home to Columbian College's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, will be open to the public three days a week beginning Oct. 29 for the “Push Factors: Perspectives on Guatemalan Migration” exhibition.
Hunters, Architects, and Super Sleuths: 13 Surprising Facts About Spiders

Hunters, Architects, and Super Sleuths: 13 Surprising Facts About Spiders

October 29, 2015
With more than 45,000 known species and a scientific term for the fear they induce (arachnophobia), there is a lot more to the invertebrates. Gustavo Hormiga, the Ruth Weintraub Professor of Biology at GW, shares 13 surprising facts about spiders.
Extinct Ape Species Reset the Scale on Humans' Ancestors

Extinct Ape Species Reset the Scale on Humans' Ancestors

October 29, 2015
A team of researchers, led by Sergio Almécija, assistant professor of anthropology in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Science, identified a new genus and species of small ape that existed before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (the ‘lesser apes’ or hylobatids).
Akos Vertes holds a silicon wafer containing multiple REDIchip devices.

Detecting the Undetectable: New Chip Identifies Chemicals in Ultratrace Amounts

June 17, 2015
A GW professor has designed new technology that can identify traces of chemicals at 10-19 moles, a previously undetectable amount. Akos Vertes, Professor of Chemistry, invented the technology behind the REDIchip as part of a project aimed at reducing the amount of time needed to identify biological and chemical matter.
Making History: The Campaign for GW

Alumnus’ $7 Million Gift to GW Opens the Door for High-Achieving Students Committed to Leadership and Service Within the Hispanic Community

June 09, 2015
GW alumnus Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki, have donated $7 million to create the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Corcoran 17th Street building

LEO A DALY to Design Phased Renovation of Corcoran

May 11, 2015
LEO A DALY, an internationally renowned architecture, engineering and planning firm with expertise in arts and education spaces, will lead the phased renovation of the Corcoran’s 17th Street building.
WHCA Scholarship

GW Announces Scholarship with White House Correspondents' Association

April 14, 2015
GW announced a new scholarship 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.
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.
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.
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.