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The George Washington University Partners with Student Defense, Columbia University to Launch Higher Education Research Initiativ

August 03, 2021

Today the George Washington University, along with Student Defense and Columbia University, launched the Postsecondary Equity & Economics Research (PEER) Project.

Iowa School Districts with Strong Teachers Unions More Likely to Adopt Mask Mandates

August 02, 2021

School districts in Iowa were more likely to adopt COVID-19 mask mandates if they had a strong teachers union, according to a study in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs.

GW Politics Poll Finds Varying Confidence in State and Local Elections

July 26, 2021

Democratic voters continue to have more faith in state and local elections than Republicans, according to new data from the George Washington University Politics Poll.

Air pollution

COVID-19 Shutdowns Reveal Racial Disparities in Exposure to Air Pollution

July 20, 2021

A new study of COVID-19 shutdowns in the United States reveals pronounced disparities in air pollution — with disenfranchised, minority neighborhoods still experiencing more exposure to a harmful air pollutant compared to wealthier, white communities.

GW Experts Available to Discuss Returning to the Office This Fall

June 30, 2021

The George Washington University has leading experts available to discuss various aspects of returning to work after more than a year of working from home.

Anti-Gay Statements Trigger Elevated Stress Response in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Study Participants

Anti-Gay Statements Trigger Elevated Stress Response in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Study Participants

June 21, 2021

Previous research has suggested that the stress of discrimination may play a role in the development of health problems that disproportionately affect lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals. A study published today finds that when lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are exposed to even mild anti-gay prejudice, it triggers bodily changes such as increases in blood pressure that can contribute to heart disease.

Pathways between platforms

Malicious Content Exploits Pathways Between Platforms To Thrive Online, Subvert Moderation

June 15, 2021

Malicious COVID-19 online content — including racist content, disinformation and misinformation — thrives and spreads online by bypassing the moderation efforts of individual social media platforms, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the George Washington University.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: GW Experts Available

May 25, 2021

The George Washington University has experts available to discuss various aspects of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

National Survey of Frontline Health Care Workers Finds Many Concerned About Unsafe Working Conditions

May 25, 2021

A new report summarizes the findings from a national survey of frontline health care workers during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding that many reported unsafe working conditions and retaliation for voicing their concerns to employers.

New Research Highlights Socioeconomic Impact of School Shootings on Communities

May 24, 2021

School shootings are followed by a decline in enrollment as higher income families move out, leaving the schools and the community surrounding it poorer and more segregated, according to a new study.

Extremist equation

Researchers Shed Light on the Evolution of Extremist Groups

May 19, 2021

Media Contacts:
Timothy Pierce: [email protected], 202-994-5647

The George Washington University Announces New Director of the Project for Media and National Security

May 12, 2021

The GW School of Media and Public Affairs has selected longtime Pentagon correspondent and editor for The New York Times Thom Shanker as new director of the Project for Media and National Security beginning June 7, 2021.

RCHN Community Health Foundation Awards $7 Million to George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy

May 11, 2021

The RCHN Community Health Foundation (RCHN CHF) has awarded $7 million – one of its three final major gifts as a private foundation – to the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the nation’s leading academic program focusing on community health centers and the communities and populations they serve.

A posterior view of the human brain

The cerebellum may have played an important role in the evolution of the human brain

May 06, 2021

The cerebellum — a part of the brain once recognized mainly for its role in coordinating movement — underwent evolutionary changes that may have contributed to human culture, language and tool use. This new finding appears in a study led by Elaine Guevara, a former postdoctoral scientist in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at the George Washington University and current assistant research professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University.