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News Releases

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GW Wins Contract to Develop Antidote-Bearing Organisms to Protect Against Biological, Chemical Threats

September 10, 2021

The George Washington University has been awarded a $3.6 million contract to genetically modify commensal organisms to produce antidotes for harmful biological and chemical agents, such as anthrax, Ebola, and even COVID-19.

Zoning Policies That Boost Affordable Housing: Good for the Heart?

Zoning Policies That Boost Affordable Housing: Good for the Heart?

September 08, 2021

Inclusionary zoning policies that increase the supply of affordable housing may be good for the heart. So says a first-of-a-kind study published today by researchers at the George Washington University. The study notes that such zoning programs were associated with lower rates of heart disease.

New Study Shows How Engineered Nanomaterials Degrade, Persist in Environment

September 01, 2021

A new study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology finds that exposing certain nanomaterials to light can influence their environmental transformation, fate and, ultimately, their toxicity.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver George Washington University October Commencement Address

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver George Washington University October Commencement Address

August 12, 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), an attorney and former George Washington University student, will deliver the keynote address at the Commencement celebration of the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Oct. 2.

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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.

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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.

Extremist equation

Researchers Shed Light on the Evolution of Extremist Groups

May 19, 2021

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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.