Media Contacts

Office of Media Relations
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Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: 202-994-6460
Fax: 202-994-9025
E-mail: gwmedia@gwu.edu

 

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.

This artist’s impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova.

GW Researchers Contribute to Global Effort to Identify Extraordinary Astrophysical Event

October 16, 2017

Three astrophysicists from the George Washington University are part of a global group of scientists who collaborated on identification and study of the first confirmed observation of two merging neutron stars, a so-called kilonova.

No Tricks or Treats: Just Halloween Advice from GW Experts

October 11, 2017

The George Washington University has experts available to provide commentary about Halloween.

GW Extremism Tracker - September Update

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

October 03, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 133 to 136, according to updated research from GW’s Program on Extremism.

Dr. Arnaud Martin and a team of scientists have found a "painting gene" that influences the pattern and evolution of butterfly w

Scientists Find ‘Painting Gene’ Influences Pattern, Evolution of Butterfly Wings

September 18, 2017

An international team of scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how genetics and evolution work in concert to shape biodiversity by investigating the complex color patterns of butterfly wings.

GW Launches New Tip Sheet on Political Twitter Activity

September 08, 2017

Researchers at the GW launched a new weekly recap of political activity on Twitter.

Is American Democracy Really At Risk? New GW Project Quantifies Threats to System

September 05, 2017

Among a steady stream of political hyperbole from both the Trump administration and its detractors, a new GW faculty project seeks to measure and quantify whether the current political climate, including the presidency of Donald J. Trump, actually threatens American democratic institutions.

GW Extremism Tracker - August Update

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

September 01, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 131 to 133, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

Severe Weather Experts

August 31, 2017

The George Washington University has experts available to comment on various topics relating to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the effects of Hurricane Irma.