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Breaking Down Wood Decomposition by Fungi

Associate Professor of Biology Amy Zanne was part of a research team that developed a better understanding of the factors accounting for different wood decomposition rates among fungi. Using a...

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Flemming Awards Midcareer Feds’ Achievements

The 71st annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards honored the accomplishments of 13 federal employees from agencies across the federal government. Among the achievements recognized were creating the most...

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Politics Poll: Misinformation Concern Bipartisan. But Democrats Blame Foreign Powers, Republicans Blame Media.

The GW Politics Poll revealed a stark partisan divide over who is to blame for misinformation circulating during the presidential election season. A nationwide survey led by Associate Professor of...

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Scientists Find ‘Painting Gene’ Influences Pattern, Evolution of Butterfly Wings

An international team of scientists including Arnaud Martin, assistant professor of biology, made a breakthrough in understanding how genetics and evolution work in concert to shape biodiversity...

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Early Drafts of a Classic Work of Islamic Thought Discovered

GW Assistant Professor of History Joel Blecher recently discovered the new manuscripts of two previously unknown versions of “Fath al-Bari,” a classic work that shaped the way Sunni Muslims...

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GW Establishes New Program to Bring More STEM Teachers to High-Need Schools

Research Professor of Physics Larry Medsker announced a new STEM initiative called GWNoyce. Named after the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, this initiative offers science, technology,...

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New Tool for Measuring Police and Law Enforcement Interactions Reflects Police-Based Discrimination Experiences of Black Men

Researchers led by Lisa Bowleg, Professor of Applied Social Psychology at the George Washington University, have developed a new tool to catalog police and law enforcement interactions with black...

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Study Finds Bonobos May Be Better Representation of the Last Common Ancestor with Humans than Common Chimpanzees

A new study by Bernard Wood, Professor of Human Origins at the GW Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, has provided firsthand evidence that bonobos may be more closely linked,...

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Study Finds Medical Providers Who Prescribe PrEP to Prevent HIV Don’t See Most Patients Increasing Risky Sexual Behavior

A new study led by Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Sarah Calabrese found that medical providers who prescribe PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis and is essential to to...

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Researchers Design Facial Recognition System as a Less Invasive Approach to Tracking Lemurs in the Wild

A team of researchers led by Rachel Jacobs, a biological anthropologist at GW’s Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, has developed a computer-assisted recognition system that can...