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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.

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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.

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After 17 Years Underground, the Brood X Cicadas are Coming!

May 04, 2021

Researchers at the George Washington University are studying the Brood X cicadas, which are part of a large order of insects known as hemipterans. John Lill, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at GW and Zoe Getman-Pickering, a postdoctoral scientist at GW, plan to look at the impact the cicadas will have on the local ecosystem.

Large Number of Americans Reported Financial Anxiety and Stress Even Before the Pandemic

April 28, 2021

A substantial number of adults in the United States between the ages of 21 and 62 felt anxiety and stress about their personal finances well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published today by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University.

George Washington University Experts Available for Interviews on President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

April 23, 2021

The George Washington University has experts who can talk about various topics related to the president’s speech.

Survey Launched to Learn More about Deaths Tied to Hurricane Maria

April 22, 2021

Researchers at the George Washington University and the University of Puerto Rico will launch a first-of-its-kind survey to investigate the causes of deaths that occurred during the first two weeks after Hurricane Maria.

George Washington University Experts Available for Interviews on Climate Change, Air Pollution and Sustainability

April 16, 2021

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2021) — For Earth Day 2021, President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leade

Arthur S. Flemming Awards Honor Outstanding Federal Employees

April 15, 2021

Twelve exceptional public servants representing a diverse array of federal agencies will be honored at the 72nd annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards. The winners are recognized for performing outstanding service in the fields of applied science and engineering, basic science, leadership and management, legal achievement, and social science.

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Norovirus Clusters are Resistant to Environmental Stresses and UV Disinfection, New Study Finds

April 15, 2021

Clusters of a virus known to cause stomach flu are resistant to detergent and ultraviolet disinfection, according to new research co-led by Danmeng Shuai, Ph.D., an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the George Washington University and Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D., a senior investigator and the head of the Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Puerto Rico, Coronavirus Among Top Latino Twitter Topics During 2020 Election

April 13, 2021

Latinos discussed Puerto Rico and the COVID-19 pandemic more than any other subject on Twitter in the run-up to the 2020 election, according to researchers at the George Washington University.

New Research Shows How Courts Often Resist Abuse Allegations

April 08, 2021

GW Law professor Joan S. Meier, who lends her expertise to HBO's "Allen v. Farrow," is available to discuss child custody cases involving abuse, domestic violence, and alienation.

Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans Severely Underrepresented in Health Workforce, New Study Says

March 31, 2021

In 2019, Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans were severely underrepresented in the health care workforce, a trend that shows limited signs of improvement, according to a study published today by George Washington University researchers.

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New Study Reveals Large and Unequal Health Burden From Air Pollution in California’s Bay Area

March 31, 2021

New research published today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives from Environmental Defense Fund and the George Washington University shows air pollution takes an enormous toll on health in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the impacts vary dramatically within neighborhoods.

D.C. Entrepreneur Instruction and Mentorship Network helps Jamaican native catapult her tech-forward beauty brand

March 29, 2021

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded the George Washington University a $75,000 grant to launch the Entrepreneur Development Network DC.