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System-level picture of nearly 100 million individuals expressing vaccine views among Facebook's 3 billion users

New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online

May 13, 2020

Communities on Facebook that distrust establishment health guidance are more effective than government health agencies and other reliable health groups at reaching and engaging “undecided” individuals, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.

Decay experiment

Breaking Down Wood Decomposition by Fungi

May 11, 2020

Through a combination of lab and field experiments, researchers have developed a better understanding of the factors accounting for different wood decomposition rates among fungi. The new findings reveal how an understanding of fungal trait variation can improve the predictive ability of early and mid-stage wood decay, a critical driver of the global carbon cycle.

A researcher conducting interviews with women in Leon, Nicaragua

With Sharp Decrease of Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua, New Study Shows Violence Against Women and Girls Is Preventable

April 21, 2020

The percentage of women and girls in Nicaragua’s second-largest city who reported experiencing physical violence by their partners during their lifetimes decreased from 55% in 1995 to 28% in 2016, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Global Health.

Feds Who Track Influenza, Find Invisible Blood at Crime Scenes and Make the World’s Most Accurate Clock Are Among the Outstanding Midcareer Feds Honored with Arthur S. Flemming Awards

April 20, 2020

Midcareer federal workers have accomplished a variety of feats such as creating the most accurate clock in the world, developing ways to see crime scene evidence invisible to the human eye and finding new ways to track influenza around the world. The government employees behind these extraordinary efforts and other career-defining moments will be honored with this year’s Arthur S. Flemming Awards.

Sanders Projected to Win Super Tuesday Vote, GW Election Prediction Model Finds

March 03, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to earn the largest share of votes across 14 primaries and caucuses taking place today, according to the latest projection from the GW Graduate School of Political Management.

Misinformation Concern is Bipartisan, but Democrats Blame Foreign Powers and Republicans Blame the Media, New GW Survey Finds

February 28, 2020

There is a stark partisan divide over who’s to blame for misinformation circulating during the presidential election season, according to new research from GW.

Sanders Projected to Win South Carolina Primary, GW Election Prediction Model Finds

February 27, 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to emerge victorious in the 2020 South Carolina primary, according to the latest projection from the GW Graduate School of Political Management.

GW Program on Extremism Joins New DHS Center of Excellence

February 26, 2020

The GW Program on Extremism will be part of a new consortium of academic, industry, government and laboratory partners throughout the country to support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with research focused on extremism and counterterrorism.

Sanders Favored to Win Nevada Caucuses, GW Election Prediction Model Finds

February 21, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to run away with the 2020 Nevada caucuses, according to the latest projection from GSPM.

GSPM's election model predicts Bernie Sanders will win the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary.

Sanders Likely to Win New Hampshire, GW Prediction Model Finds

February 06, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders will win the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary by a considerable margin, according to a new prediction model from the GW Graduate School of Political Management.

GSPM's election model predicts Joe Biden will win the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucus.

New Model Blending Twitter Data with Funding and Endorsements Predicts Biden Win in Iowa

January 30, 2020

A new GW election prediction model, which incorporates Twitter data, campaign finance records and endorsement counts, predicts former Vice President Joe Biden will win the Iowa Democratic caucuses on Feb. 3.

U.S. Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey

Lowey Receives GW Award For Congressional Leadership In Public Diplomacy

January 15, 2020

U.S. Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, received the George Washington University’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication’s (IPDGC) annual Walter Roberts Award for Congressional Leadership in Public Diplomacy.

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

December 18, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 200, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.