Press Announcements

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.
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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.

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.
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.
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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 the School of Media and Public Affairs, now have the opportunity to have their writing and videos published on National Geographic’s blog, "The Plate."
Joseph Asher Hale

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.
Tony Fratto and Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Former White House and NPR Staffers Join SMPA

August 28, 2014
Tony Fratto, former deputy White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, and Barbara Bradley Hagerty, former correspondent for National Public Radio, will join the GW School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) as fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Both will provide key insights for students and faculty about working in journalism and media.
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Update: Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Complete Agreements

August 21, 2014
The historic agreements between The Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, GW and the National Gallery of Art are now final. With the completion of final transactions, the new partnership to preserve the Corcoran legacy is officially underway.
Steven Knapp, Peggy Loar, Earl A. Powell III

Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Washington University and National Gallery of Art Receive Approval to Implement Agreements

August 18, 2014
Leaders of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design, GW and the National Gallery of Art today received approval from the D.C. Superior Court to implement their historic agreements that were first announced in February 2014.
Kyle Farmbry, BA ’92, MPA ’94 and PhD ’99; Sally Nuamah, BA ’11; Art B. Wong, MD ’67

George Washington University Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members

June 23, 2014
The GW Board of Trustees elected three new trustees at its leadership meeting, Kyle Farmbry, BA ’92, MPA ’94 and PhD ’99, associate professor at Rutgers University-Newark; Sally Nuamah, BA ’11, scholar, advocate and filmmaker; and physician Art B. Wong, MD ’67.
Naval Academy

Columbian College Partners with Naval Academy to Train Navy’s Future Leaders

June 03, 2014
GW was selected by the U.S. Naval Academy to create a graduate program for company officers in their first year of service.

 The 45-credit Master's in Leadership Education and Development blends courses from the Organizational Sciences Department and the School of Education and Human Development.
GW President Steven Knapp, Interim director and President of the Corcoran Peggy Loar, Director of the NGA Earl A. Powell III

The Corcoran, The National Gallery of Art and GW Sign Final Agreements for Historic Collaboration

May 15, 2014
Leaders of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design, the National Gallery of Art, and GW signed the final agreements that confirm and formalize the terms of their collaboration.