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News Releases


D.C. History Matters: Washington Artifacts and Art on Display at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

November 21, 2015

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum opened its new Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection exhibitions on Nov. 21.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday: GW Experts Available

November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are only weeks away. Experts from GW are available to comment.

Aida Gómez-Robles studied human and chimpanzee brains to compare brain size and organization. Photo credit: William Atkins/Georg

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

November 16, 2015

The research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Nov. 16.

Wall hanging, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, mid-19th century. The Textile Museum 2015.11.4. Gift of Guido Goldman.

Gifts Representing China’s Ethnic Diversity and Silk Road Fabrics Elevate D.C. Museum to Top Collector of Central Asian and Chinese Minority Textiles

November 16, 2015

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum have acquired two major textile collections.

Corcoran Building

The George Washington University’s Corcoran Building Offers Public Hours for Photography Exhibit on Lives of Migrants

November 02, 2015

GW announced that the atrium of the historic Corcoran Building, home to the GW 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.

GW Launches First Master of Engineering Degree Focused on Bringing New Biomedical Inventions to Marketplace

November 02, 2015

The first-of-its-kind master of engineering degree program in regulatory biomedical engineering will launch at GW in 2016.

Pliobates cataloniae roamed the Earth 11.6 million years ago

Extinct Ape Species Resets the Scale on Humans’ Ancestors

October 29, 2015

The research, published in Science, provides details on the beginning of ape and human history.

Fun fact: Some tarantulas can live up to 25 years in captivity

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

October 29, 2015

Spiders are easily associated with creepy crawlers and witches’ brew, especially at Halloween. But 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.

GW School of Engineering and Applied Science Inducts Seven New Members Into Hall of Fame

October 23, 2015

The annual ceremony took place at GW's Science and Engineering Hall, Oct. 22.

GW and Telos Announce Partnership to Create Center for Data Analytics

October 19, 2015

The partnership combines the educational and research objectives of GW with the cybersecurity, secure mobility and identity management capabilities of Telos Corporation.

Posse Foundation scholars from the class of 2014.

GW Partners with Posse Foundation to Increase Access for Diverse Students at Top-Tier Colleges and Universities

October 14, 2015

GW is taking another step toward improving access to a college education for students from all backgrounds. The university is partnering with The Posse Foundation to offer full-tuition leadership scholarships to select Atlanta-area public high school graduates.

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

From Fado to Flamenco: Iberian Music and Dance From Around Globe Make Way to GW’s Lisner Auditorium’s Stage

October 08, 2015

Fado, jazz, Flamenco and contemporary world music will take center stage with a series of Iberian music and dance performances at the George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium.

A GW researcher will use ancient DNA to understand the mystery of Machu Picchu

Using Ancient DNA, Researchers Unravel the Mystery of Machu Picchu

September 30, 2015

A collaborative project examines the 400-year-old skeletons of those who worked at the iconic Inca citadel.

George Washington University School of Business to Host “Master Class” With Leaders of McKinsey & Co. and FORTUNE

September 28, 2015

The GW School of Business will host a pre-conference “master class” Nov. 2 in San Francisco to kick off the 2015 Fortune Global Forum, Fortune magazine’s bi-annual, invitation-only convening of CEOs and leaders in business, technology and emerging markets.

A Professorship in Israel Studies, funded by a grant from The Morningstar Foundation, will be named after Rabbi Max Ticktin. (Ju

The George Washington University to Bolster Israel Studies

September 22, 2015

A grant from The Morningstar Foundation, the family foundation of Susie and Michael Gelman, will help develop an Israel Studies component of the George Washington University’s Judaic Studies Program.