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DC Landmarks and Civil War Era Music Explored in New Exhibitions at the George Washington University Museum

June 15, 2019

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will open two exhibitions on Saturday highlighting historical moments for the country and the Washington, D.C., area. “Best Laid Plans: Designs for Capital City” juxtaposes unrealized plans for D.C. landmarks with reality. “Songs of the Civil War” highlights some of the stories, heroes and tragedies of the Civil War through popular battlefield music of the day. The exhibitions—organized in collaboration with the museum’s Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies—are on view through December 22.

Protest of the cancellation of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, June 30, 1989, Washington, DC. ©Frank Herrera

Revisiting an ‘Imperfect Moment’ in Corcoran’s Past with ‘6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition’

June 13, 2019

Thirty years ago the D.C. arts community found itself in the midst of the culture wars when the Corcoran Gallery of Art was set to open an exhibition of works by controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Now, the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will look back at the mounting pressures the gallery faced with the new exhibit, “6.13.19: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition,” running through October 6.

Archaeologists study the sediments at the Bokol Dora site

Oldest Evidence of Stone Tool Production Discovered in Ethiopia

June 03, 2019

A new archaeological site discovered by an international team of researchers working in Ethiopia shows the origin of stone tool production dates back more than 2.58 million years. Previously, the oldest evidence for systematic stone tool production and use was 2.58 to 2.55 million years ago.

Sea-level rise, marked by ghost forests and abandoned farm fields

Study Highlights Vulnerability of Rural Coast to Sea-Level Rise

May 27, 2019

A new article by researchers at the George Washington University and William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science highlights the growing recognition that sea-level rise will mostly impact rural land—much of which is privately owned.

GW Extremism Tracker: Four New Individual Identified in April for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

May 13, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 182, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism. The research, released Monday, names four individual identified in April.

Clean-Water Enforcer, Swine Flu Researcher, SEAL Diving Physiologist Among Winners of Arthur S. Flemming Awards

May 09, 2019

Government employees in the beginning and middle stages of their federal careers lead research on semiconductors, protecting agriculture with satellites, simplifying government reports, cracking down on coal companies’ water pollution and finding new ways to research swine flu. These efforts were among those earning Arthur S. Flemming Awards this year.

GW’s Gelman Library Receives Papers of Public Diplomacy Pioneer Walter R. Roberts

May 03, 2019

The Special Collections Research Center at GW’s Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library received a collection of correspondence and other documents from the family and friends of Walter R. Roberts, a pioneer in the field of U.S. public diplomacy.

George Washington University Leaders to Discuss Education and Technology at eMerge Americas

April 26, 2019

George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc and other members of the GW community will talk about the future of higher education and its intersection with technology and other topics at the eMerge Americas Conference, the premier technology event that links Latin America to the rest of the world.

NEXT 2019

GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Celebrates the ‘NEXT’ Generation of Artists at Annual Exhibition

April 25, 2019

Burgeoning Corcoran artists will present projects focused on the cultures that define them, exploring current themes such as the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, harassment on the D.C. metro and family history. This year the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will celebrate “NEXT” with an opening reception on April 25; the exhibition will be on display today through May 20. Students at the Corcoran have exhibited their final thesis projects shortly before graduation for more than 30 years. In 2011, the exhibition came to be known as “NEXT” in a nod to the public to seeing “what’s next” in contemporary art from fresh perspectives.

GW Extremism Tracker: One New Individual Identified in March for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

April 09, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 178, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie Named George Washington University’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie Named George Washington University’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

March 27, 2019

Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY, will deliver the GW Commencement address May 19 on the National Mall.

Astrobatrachus kurichiyana, also known as the Starry Dwarf Frog

New Species of Frog Sheds Light on Major Biodiversity Hotspot in Southern India

March 12, 2019

An expedition to an isolated hill range located in Southern India along one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world led to the discovery of a new, ancient lineage of frog endemic to the area, according to a study published today in the journal PeerJ.

GW Extremism Tracker: Seven New Individuals Identified in January for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

February 13, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 177, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

Platelet decoys, unlike normal platelets, are not activated by collagen fibers, making them an attractive option

Researchers Develop Reversible, Drug-Free Antiplatelet Therapy to Fight Dangerous Blood Clots and Cancer Metastasis

February 13, 2019

A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the risk of blood clots and potentially prevent cancer metastasis, according to a study published today in Science Translational Medicine.

Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ Paintings on Display Blocks from the White House at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

February 13, 2019

Seventy-eight years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous State of the Union address inspired artist Norman Rockwell to create his iconic “Four Freedoms” series of paintings, the works of art will be on display in the nation’s capital as part of a seven-city international tour.