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Festival jacket, China, Guizhou Province, Taijiang County, Miao people, 20th century

New Exhibition at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Celebrates Minority Cultures in Southwest China

February 22, 2018

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will highlight the diverse cultures of minority peoples in China’s Guizhou province with the new exhibition “Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China.”

Modern humans (left) have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees (right)

Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years

February 22, 2018

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don’t agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.

Multiyear Investigation Uncovers 64 American Jihadists in Syria and Iraq

February 06, 2018

GW’s Program on Extremism released a study today identifying 64 Americans who traveled to Syria and Iraq to join jihadist groups. The report, “The Travelers: American Jihadists in Syria and Iraq,” represents the most comprehensive, publicly available accounting of this phenomenon to date.

GW Experts Available to Comment on Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Chase Health Care Company

February 05, 2018

The George Washington University has experts available to discuss various aspects of the announcement that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase will join forces to create a new health care company.

GW Extremism Tracker - January 2018

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

February 02, 2018

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 153 to 157, according to updated research from GW's Program on Extremism.

GW Extremism Tracker - December Update

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

January 08, 2018

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 147 to 153, according to updated research from GW’s Program on Extremism.

Regional Tech Start-up Teams Eligible to Receive $25K Grants from GW’s AccelerateDC Program

January 03, 2018

GW's new AccelerateDC program is searching for non-university affiliated start-up research teams from the Mid-Atlantic region who are seeking support and funding for their commercialization efforts.

GW Extremism Tracker - November Update

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

December 04, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 144 to 147, according to updated research from GW’s Program on Extremism.

Dr. Thomas LeBlanc

Thomas J. LeBlanc Inaugurated as GW’s 17th President

November 13, 2017

For the 17th time in its 196-year history, the George Washington University inaugurated a new president, formally installing Thomas J. LeBlanc in a celebration that honored GW's rich history, academic accomplishments and aspirations.

Lindsay Hamilton Joins GW to Lead Press Office

November 13, 2017

Lindsay Hamilton joined GW as its chief spokesperson and executive director of media relations.

GW Extremism Tracker

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

November 07, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 136 to 144, according to updated research from GW’s Program on Extremism.

Acclaimed Exhibit For the Record Opens at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

November 03, 2017

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried exhibit For the Record (Nov. 9, 2017 to March 2018) documents D.C.’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists. The exhibit will be presented at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Foggy Bottom while the Historical Society awaits the restoration of its headquarters at the Historic Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Square. Now in its third year, For the Record encourages artistic documentation of D.C.’s built environment. The exhibit provides exposure and recognition to local photographers and fine artists while raising funds to support the work of the Historical Society.

Kevin Pelphrey (right) and Chynna Golding (left)

New NIH Grant to Help Researchers Follow Children with Autism Transition to Adulthood

November 01, 2017

A George Washington University-led national collaborative network aimed at improving outcomes for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder will receive more than $11.7 million from the National Institutes of Health over the next five years to help propel innovative research in the field.

Twitter Succeeds In Pushing Out Islamic State Supporters But Shift May Hinder Counterterrorism Effort, New GW Study Finds

October 26, 2017

Although Twitter was once the preferred platform of the Islamic State group, the social network’s counter-extremism policies – including content removal – contributed to a decline in activity by IS supporters. New research from GW’s Program on Extremism indicates the company’s efforts may have been effective, but further analysis suggests IS’s fight on Twitter is far from over.