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Columbian College to Offer LGBT Health Graduate Program, Certificate in Applied Health

Columbian College to Offer LGBT Health Graduate Program, Certificate in Applied Health

March 04, 2013
George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences has launched a new graduate certificate program in LGBT health to train current and future healthcare leaders and policy advocates on issues relating to the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The George Washington University Signs Agreement to Establish the GW Confucius Institute

The George Washington University Signs Agreement to Establish the GW Confucius Institute

January 14, 2013
GW will soon be home to the GW Confucius Institute to promote the study of Chinese language and culture, support Chinese teaching through instructional training and certification and enable prosperous growth of research on China Studies. Named for the famed Chinese philosopher (551-479 BC), the institute will be one of 360 worldwide and the first to be established in Washington, D.C.
George Washington University Researchers Find Variation in Foot Strike Patterns in Predominantly Barefoot Runners

George Washington University Researchers Find Variation in Foot Strike Patterns in Predominantly Barefoot Runners

January 10, 2013
A recently published paper by two George Washington University researchers shows that the running foot strike patterns vary among habitually barefoot people in Kenya due to speed and other factors such as running habits and the hardness of the ground. Kevin Hatala, a Ph.D. student in the Hominid Paleobiology doctoral program at George Washington, is the lead author of the paper in the recent edition of the journal Public Library of Science, or PLOS ONE, along with Brian Richmond, associate professor of anthropology within GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
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The George Washington University Receives Funding for Healthy Growth Research

December 04, 2012
George Washington University will receive over $2 million in grant funding through the Achieving Healthy Growth program within the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This initiative was launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to overcome persistent bottlenecks preventing the creation of new and better health solutions for the developing world.
Increasing Drought Stress Predicted to Challenge Vulnerable Hydraulic System of Plants, George Washington University Professor F

Increasing Drought Stress Predicted to Challenge Vulnerable Hydraulic System of Plants, George Washington University Professor Finds

November 27, 2012
The hydraulic system of trees is so finely-tuned that predicted increases in drought due to climate change may lead to catastrophic failure in many species. A recent paper co-authored by George Washington University Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Amy Zanne finds that those systems in plants around the globe are operating at the top of their safety threshold, making forest ecosystems vulnerable to increasing environmental stress.

The George Washington University Signs Letter of Intent with the National Museums of Kenya to Operate the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya

November 12, 2012
George Washington University President Steven Knapp and the National Museums of Kenya this week signed a letter of intent to begin collaborations to operate the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya.

The George Washington University, University of Washington and SRI International Receive Grant to Evaluate College Board’s New Advanced Placement Science Courses

October 31, 2012
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded researchers at the George Washington University, University of Washington and SRI International a $2.6 million, four-year study of redesigned Advanced Placement (AP) science courses. Associate Professor Dylan Conger of George Washington’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration is a co-principal investigator for the study along with Associate Professor Mark Long of the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, principal investigator, and Raymond McGhee Jr. of SRI International, co-principal.
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Human Brains Develop Wiring Slowly, Differing from Chimpanzees, George Washington University Professor Finds

September 25, 2012
Research comparing brain development in humans and our closest nonhuman primate relatives, chimpanzees, reveals how quickly myelin in the cerebral cortex grows, shedding light on the evolution of human cognitive development and the vulnerability of humans to psychiatric disorders, a GW professor finds. Myelin is the fatty insulation surrounding axon connections of the brain.

The George Washington University Researcher Received $1.7 Million to Study Solar Cement

September 18, 2012
Stuart Licht, professor of chemistry at the George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, has been awarded $1.7 million to continue studying methods of producing cement and other fuels that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the environment.
George Washington University Computational Biology Director Solves 200-Year-Old Oceanic Mystery

George Washington University Computational Biology Director Solves 200-Year-Old Oceanic Mystery

August 27, 2012
The origin of Cerataspis monstrosa has been a mystery as deep as the ocean waters it hails from for more than 180 years. For nearly two centuries, researchers have tried to track down the larva that has shown up in the guts of other fish over time but found no adult counterpart. Until now.
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GW Researcher Finds One-Third of Escort Service Clients Want a Relationship With Their Provider

August 15, 2012
A recent study co-authored by a George Washington University professor discovered that an estimated one-third of clients of indoor sex workers wish to have a personal relationship with their provider.
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The GW Regulatory Center and the Mercatus Center Publish Primer on Federal Regulations

August 15, 2012
The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, in conjunction with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, today released an updated publication of Regulation: A Primer by RSC Director Susan Dudley and Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Jerry Brito.
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POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll Captures Baseline of Presidential Race as Paul Ryan was Picked

August 13, 2012
The POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll has captured voter beliefs only 36 hours before Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. The Battleground Poll establishes a timely baseline of data in the political news cycle.
Face the Facts USA

Face the Facts USA Launches Today

July 30, 2012
Face the Facts USA, a project of the George Washington School of Media and Public Affairs, is a nonpartisan, multiplatform content hub and civic engagement initiative that will help voters become more informed on today’s most important topics using pop culture-themed digital videos, lively infographics and extensive social media.
Professor Akos Vertes, third from right, and members of his lab worked on the LAESI technology that has won several awards.

GW Invention Ranked in Top 100 of Most Technologically Significant Products of the Year

June 25, 2012
Akos Vertes’ biochemistry invention allows quick analysis of biological samples. The LAESI-DP 1000 Direct Ionization System, a commercial product based on an invention made at GW by Professor Akos Vertes and his research group, has received a 2012 R&D 100 Award, ranking it as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. The yearly rankings are compiled by R&D Magazine.

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