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GW and Community Partners Provide Free Flu Shots to Washington, D.C. Residents in Medically Underserved Neighborhoods

October 22, 2020

The George Washington University (GW), in partnership with several community organizations, is providing free flu shots to people living in Ward 7 and Ward 8 and other medically underserved parts of Washington, D.C.

Tackling Alarming Decline in Nature Requires ‘Safety Net’ of Multiple, Ambitious Goals, Researchers Say

October 22, 2020

A “safety net” made up of multiple ambitious and interlinked goals is needed to tackle nature’s alarming decline, according to an international team of researchers analyzing the new goals for biodiversity being drafted by the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Hospitals Leaned Toward Strict COVID-19 NICU Policies Despite Low Prevalence of Infection, New Study Finds

October 21, 2020

Two studies examining the impact of COVID-19 on neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) found the prevalence of COVID-19 in NICU infants is low, yet many hospitals at the start of the pandemic put in

John L. Loeb, Jr.

The George Washington University Announces Transformational $12.5 Million Gift Advancing Work on Religious Freedom

October 08, 2020

Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.’s $12.5 million commitment to the George Washington University is based on this unique and historic concept. This bequest builds upon the Ambassador’s initial $2.5 million gift in 2016 that established the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at GW.

GW Experts Available Throughout National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Beyond

October 06, 2020

The George Washington University has several experts available to discuss various cybersecurity topics throughout National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, including privacy and cybersecurity risks in a COVID-19 world, election information security, and cybersecurity as it relates to terrorism and homeland security.

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Vaccine Opposition Online Uniting Around ‘Civil Liberties’ Argument

October 01, 2020

Anti-vaccination discourse on Facebook increased in volume over the last decade, coalescing around the argument that refusing to vaccinate is a civil right, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.

Americans Confident in Future Despite Believing Country Is on Wrong Track, New Survey Finds

September 18, 2020

Most American voters have confidence in the future of the United States, even though a large majority believes the country is heading down the wrong track, according to a new survey from the GW Society of Presidential Pollsters.

GW Disinformation Institute Joins Project to Monitor Political Facebook Ads

September 17, 2020

The GW Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics (IDDP) helped launch a new media tool from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The NYU Ad Observatory allows reporters, researchers, thought leaders, policy makers and the general public to easily analyze political ads on Facebook ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections.

George Washington University Launches Novel COVID-19 Testing Protocol

September 17, 2020

Media Contacts:
Kathy Fackelmann, [email protected], 202-309-5291 

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Ancient Earthquake May Have Caused Destruction of Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri

September 11, 2020

A team of Israeli and American researchers funded by grants from the National Geographic Society and the Israel Science Foundation has uncovered new evidence that an earthquake may have caused the destruction and abandonment of a flourishing Canaanite palatial site about 3,700 years ago.

Unionized Nursing Homes Had Fewer COVID-19 Deaths, New Study Finds

September 10, 2020

Nursing homes where employees were unionized had a 30% lower COVID-19 mortality rate than those without organized staffs, according to a GW-led study.

Vaccine Proponents and Opponents are Vectors of Misinformation Online

September 09, 2020

Researchers from the George Washington University, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University assessed content from the most active vaccine-related accounts on Twitter and found that even accounts with pro-vaccination views and higher public health credibility can be vectors of misinformation in the highly uncertain and rapidly changing environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Surgical Tools with Smart Sensors Can Advance Cardiac Surgery and Therapy

September 07, 2020

Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system that could dramatically improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of cardiac diseases and conditions.

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Changing Landscapes, Changing Diets

August 25, 2020

A new study led by Enquye Negash, a postdoctoral researcher in the George Washington University Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents dietary shifts in herbivores that lived between 1-3 million years ago in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley.

GW Launches Presidential Prediction Project for 2020 Battleground States

August 11, 2020

A new election prediction model will use Twitter data, which measures the pulse of public conversations about campaign politics, to improve predictions of a model using polling and other fundamental data. Researchers at the GW Graduate School of Political Management will apply the novel technique to forecasts of 12 battleground states and publish projection updates every two weeks on Tuesdays until the election on Nov. 3.