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Researchers Shed Light on the Evolution of Extremist Groups

Neil Johnson, professor of physics, alongside a team of GW researchers compared the growth of the Boogaloos, a U.S.-based extremist group, to online support for ISIS, a militant, terrorist...

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New Director of the Project for Media and National Security Announced

Columbian College’s School of Media and Public Affairs announced that Thom Shanker, a longtime Pentagon correspondent and editor for The New York Times, has been selected as the next...

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The Cerebellum’s Role in Brain Evolution

Elaine Guevara, a former postdoctoral scientist in Columbian College’s Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, led a study on how the cerebellum underwent evolutionary changes that...

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Brood X Cicadas and their Impact on the Ecosystem!

John Lill, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and Zoe Getman-Pickering, a postdoctoral scientist at GW, are studying the impact of the cicadas on the ecosystem and environment. The GW...

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Arthur S. Flemming Awards Honor Outstanding Federal Employees

Twelve exceptional public servants representing a diverse array of federal agencies have been recognized with Arthur S. Flemming Awards for performing outstanding service in the fields of applied...

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Vaccine Hesitancy Poses Threat to Efforts to End Pandemic: New Commentary

David A. Broniatowski, associate director of GW’s Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics, co-authored an editorial about how vaccine hesitancy could pose a major threat to public health...

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George Washington University Helps Digitize Popular COVID-19 Memorial

With help from anthropology professor Sarah Wagner, a team from GW, UMD and Artist Suzanne Firstenberg created a digital exhibition that now gives others the chance to visit the “IN AMERICA How...

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Ancient Earthquake May Have Destroyed Ancient Canaanite Palace

Professor of Classics and Anthropology Eric Cline co-directed a team of Israeli and American researchers that uncovered evidence of an earthquake that may have destroyed a flourishing Canaanite...

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For Chimps, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age

Associate Professor of Anthropology Brenda Bradley and PhD candidate Elizabeth Tapanes uncovered significant variation in how chimpanzees, our closest ape relatives, experience pigment loss. While...

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Study: Rampant Online Distrust of Health Expertise

Professor of Physics Neil Johnson led a research team that developed a first-of-its-kind map to track COVID conversations among 100 million Facebook users. Along with Associate Professor of...