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Triceratops Gets A Cousin: Researchers Identify Another Horned Dinosaur Species

December 09, 2015
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 Chinese Academy of Sciences have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet and was about the size of a spaniel. It is similar in age to the oldest-known member of the “horned dinosaurs,” Yinlong downsi, although both are hornless.
Human Brains Evolved to be More responsive to Environmental, Social and Cultural Influences

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

November 16, 2015
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 environment, than chimpanzee brains and that this may have accounted for part of human evolution.
The George Washington University's Corcoran Building Offers Public Hours for Photography Exhibit on Lives of Migrants

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

November 02, 2015
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 Factors: Perspectives on Guatemalan Migration” exhibition.
Hunters, Architects, and Super Sleuths: 13 Surprising Facts About Spiders

Hunters, Architects, and Super Sleuths: 13 Surprising Facts About Spiders

October 29, 2015
With more than 45,000 known species and a scientific term for the fear they induce (arachnophobia), there is a lot more to the invertebrates. Gustavo Hormiga, the Ruth Weintraub Professor of Biology at GW, shares 13 surprising facts about spiders.
Extinct Ape Species Reset the Scale on Humans' Ancestors

Extinct Ape Species Reset the Scale on Humans' Ancestors

October 29, 2015
A team of researchers, led by Sergio Almécija, assistant professor of anthropology in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Science, identified a new genus and species of small ape that existed before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (the ‘lesser apes’ or hylobatids).
Akos Vertes holds a silicon wafer containing multiple REDIchip devices.

Detecting the Undetectable: New Chip Identifies Chemicals in Ultratrace Amounts

June 17, 2015
A GW professor has designed new technology that can identify traces of chemicals at 10-19 moles, a previously undetectable amount. Akos Vertes, Professor of Chemistry, invented the technology behind the REDIchip as part of a project aimed at reducing the amount of time needed to identify biological and chemical matter.
Making History: The Campaign for GW

Alumnus’ $7 Million Gift to GW Opens the Door for High-Achieving Students Committed to Leadership and Service Within the Hispanic Community

June 09, 2015
GW alumnus Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki, have donated $7 million to create the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Corcoran 17th Street building

LEO A DALY to Design Phased Renovation of Corcoran

May 11, 2015
LEO A DALY, an internationally renowned architecture, engineering and planning firm with expertise in arts and education spaces, will lead the phased renovation of the Corcoran’s 17th Street building.
WHCA Scholarship

GW Announces Scholarship with White House Correspondents' Association

April 14, 2015
GW announced a new scholarship in partnership with the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA). The scholarship will provide one journalism student each year with a financial award and a seat at the annual WHCA Dinner.
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.
GW SEH

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.
GW Textile Museum

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.
GW Teach

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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