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Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences

George Washington University Graduates 6,000 Students in Only Commencement Held on the National Mall

May 20, 2018

The president of the National Academy of Sciences Marcia McNutt delivered a keynote speech and 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees Sunday at the George Washington University Commencement on the National Mall.

Jennifer Steinkamp’s “Loop.”

GW Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Acquires Works of Art from Former Corcoran Gallery Collection

May 14, 2018

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University acquired hundreds of pieces from the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s permanent collection, laying the foundation for a research collection that will have significant pedagogical value to Corcoran students and also be accessible to the GW community as well as the public.

Fighting Black Lung and Hidden Shipborne Viruses, Protecting Civilians and Vulnerable Children: Federal Leaders, Researchers and Legal Enforcers Win Arthur S. Flemming Awards

April 30, 2018

Winners of this year’s Arthur S. Flemming Awards saved the federal government billions of dollars in waste and inefficiency, and saved hundred of lives through better policies and practices. Winners included early-career federal officials who enforce laws to protect miners from black lung, develop new ways of prosecuting child predators, fight corporations that commit environmental offenses, and promote American manufacturing abroad.

Microscopic view of carbon nanotubes created from carbon dioxide using the C2CNT process

Research Team from George Washington University Advances to Final Round of NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

April 09, 2018

Stuart Licht, a chemistry professor at the George Washington University, and his team of researchers are among the finalists announced today in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition.

GW Extremism Tracker - March 2018

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

April 06, 2018

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 159 to 160, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

GW Experts Available During Autism Awareness Month

April 04, 2018

About one in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to estimates from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts from the George Washington University are available for comment throughout April’s National Autism Awareness Month.

Mark Plotkin Donates Papers to the George Washington University’s Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library

March 30, 2018

Washington politics commentator and political history expert Mark Plotkin donated his personal collection of commentaries, essays and other works from his more than three-decade career to the Special Collections Research Center of the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library at the George Washington University.

Alexander Hamilton and Vintage Washington Postcards Explored in New Exhibitions at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

March 29, 2018

Two exhibitions opening Saturday at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will showcase historical ephemera from the late 18th century through today.

Adults with autism demonstrate enhanced social skills and brain change after participating in an intervention.

Social awareness increases prove brain changing in adults with autism

March 28, 2018

Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with co-leading authors at George Washington University and Yale, have demonstrated in a pilot study that a clinician-driven virtual learning platform, tailored to young adults on the autism spectrum, shows improved social competency.

Guido Goldman Honored with George Hewitt Myers Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Textile Arts

March 26, 2018

Art collector and textile enthusiast Guido Goldman received the George Hewitt Myers Award for lifetime achievement in furthering the field of textile arts through his efforts to preserve, educate and raise international appreciation of the art of Central Asian ikat.

Alison Brooks and Rick Scott looking over an excavation site

Researchers Discover Evidence of the Technology and Behaviors Linked to the Emergence of Human Species

March 15, 2018

An anthropology professor from the George Washington University and a team of international collaborators, including scientists from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, have discovered that early humans in East Africa used coloring materials and obtained a range of raw materials from distant sources— activities which imply the existence of social networks—about 320,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought.

Voters Closely Watching Issues Where They Disapprove of Trump, According to New GW Battleground Poll

March 12, 2018

Voters are paying close attention to several policy areas where they disapprove of President Donald Trump's approach, according to the latest GW Battleground Poll.

'Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat' Celebrates the Artistic Innovation of 19th-Century Uzbekistan

March 08, 2018

"Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat," at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, will explore the art of dyeing known in Central Asia as abrband, or binding the clouds. The exhibition, which features artworks recently donated to the museum, opens Saturday, March 10, and will be on view through July 9.

A 2018 SJT Scholarship recipient

10 District High School Students Earn a Full-Ride College Scholarship to the George Washington University

March 07, 2018

Hard work and determination paid off for ten academically talented District of Columbia high school students today when GW President Thomas LeBlanc hand-delivered acceptance letters and full-ride scholarships to students across the city.

GW Extremism Tracker - February Update

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

March 06, 2018

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 157 to 159, according to updated research from GW’s Program on Extremism.