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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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National Geographic to Collaborate with Planet Forward for ‘Campus Voices’ on Food Blog

October 09, 2014
Students from GW's Planet Forward Campus Consortium, a digital storytelling collaborative housed within theSchool of Media and Public Affairs, now have the opportunity to have their writing and videos published on National Geographic’s blog, "The Plate."
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GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Presents Joseph Asher Hale’s Fathom

September 02, 2014
Gallery 31 at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GW’s Columbian College will open Joseph Asher Hale: "Fathom," a large sculptural installation of an imagined globe that represents the earth 250 million years into the future.

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