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$3.2 Million Endowed Fund to Support Accountability in Journalism at GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs

Char Beales, BA ’73, and her husband Howard Beales have pledged a $3.2 million gift to the School of Media and Public Affairs. In recognition of the changing landscape of journalism, the funding...

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Columbian College Researcher Identifies Oldest Textile Dyed Indigo

If it weren’t for textile dying advancements made 6,200 years ago, people today might not be wearing blue jeans as a wardrobe staple. Associate Research Professor of Anthropology Jeffrey...

Preparing to Interview for Your Dream Job? Better Go in Person

Preparing to Interview for Your Dream Job? Better Go in Person

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It’s Not Just Climate Change: Study Finds Human Activity Is a Major Factor Driving Wildfires

A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate influences. The researchers systematically looked at human...

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Researchers Develop Technique to Convert Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide into Batteries

An interdisciplinary team of scientists, led by Professor of Chemistry Stuart Licht, has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that are not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative, capable...

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Columbian College Researcher Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Study Promising Treatment for Malaria and Tuberculosis

Cynthia Dowd, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is studying a promising possible treatment for malaria and tuberculosis with a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health...

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Institute for Religious Freedom Moving Education Programs to the Columbian College with $2.5 Million Gift

President George Washington’s legacy as a champion of religious freedom and the acceptance of all faiths will be sustained with a new institute in GW's Columbian College. The university announced...

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Triceratops Gets A Cousin: Researchers Identify Another Horned Dinosaur Species

The Ceratopsia family is growing again. A team of researchers led by, James Clark, Ronald Weintraub Associate Professor of Biology at the George Washington University and Xu Xing, professor at the...

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Human Brains Evolved to be More Responsive to Environmental, Social and Cultural Influences

Researchers at the GW Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology discovered that human brains exhibit more plasticity, propensity to be modeled by the

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The Corcoran School of Art & Design Building Offers Public Hours for Photography Exhibit on Lives of Migrants

The atrium of the historic Corcoran Building, home to Columbian College's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, will be open to the public three days a week beginning Oct. 29 for the “Push...