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Stacked Solar Cell

Scientists Design Solar Cell that Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

July 11, 2017

Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.

GW Extremism Tracker - June Update

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

July 06, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 125 to 128, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

Study Examines Jihadist Attacks in Europe, North America Related to Islamic State Group since 2014

June 14, 2017

A new report by the George Washington University's Program on Extremism examines all jihadist-motivated terrorist attacks carried out in Europe and North America since the declaration of the Caliphate by the Islamic State group in June 2014.

An excerpt from a leaf of the newly discovered manuscript of “Fath al-bari” at the Suleymaniye Library in Istanbul.

Early Drafts of a Classic Work of Islamic Thought Discovered

June 08, 2017

Two previously unknown versions of “Fath al-Bari,” a classic work that shaped the way Sunni Muslims understand Muhammad’s sayings and practices, were discovered by a researcher from GW.

Credit: GW Program on Extremism

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

June 01, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 122 to 125, according to updated research from GW’s Program on Extremism.

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Making History: The Campaign for GW Surpasses $1 Billion Goal

May 22, 2017

The George Washington University has surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal for the largest campaign in the university’s history, GW President Steven Knapp and Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell, B.S. ’85, announced Friday.

Board of Trustees Approves Fiscal 2018 University Budget

May 19, 2017

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A new found that the geometry of a can have an effect on whether or not it freezes.

New Study Describes How Surface Texture Can Help or Hinder Formation of Ice Crystals

May 17, 2017

A new study examining how ice forms from pure water found that the geometry of the surface that water is on can have an effect on whether or not it freezes, suggesting that surface geometry plays an important role in ice formation.

GW Establishes New Program to Bring More STEM Teachers to High-Need Schools

May 15, 2017

A new program at the George Washington University will offer science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors the opportunity to receive teacher training and scholarships for agreeing to teach in high-need school districts across the country after graduation from GW.

Bird’s-Eye View of Capitol Dome and the Mall by Ronald Thompson

New Exhibition ‘Foundations for a Nation’ Explores Evolution of Designs for U.S. Capitol and White House

May 04, 2017

“Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection,” a new exhibition at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, explores the story of the design and early development of the Capitol and White House that set the standard for Washington, D.C.

New Tool for Measuring Police and Law Enforcement Interactions Reflects Police-Based Discrimination Experiences of Black Men

May 03, 2017

Researchers have developed a new tool to catalog police and law enforcement interactions with black men, the Police and Law Enforcement (PLE) Scale, with the hope of documenting people’s experiences and perceptions of police-based discrimination.

Credit: GW Program on Extremism

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 122 People with Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group Since March 2014

May 01, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 117 to 122, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

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Study Finds Bonobos May Be Better Representation of the Last Common Ancestor with Humans than Common Chimpanzees

April 28, 2017

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees.

Study Finds Medical Providers Who Prescribe PrEP to Prevent HIV Don’t See Most Patients Increasing Risky Sexual Behavior

April 26, 2017

A new study examining medical provider attitudes toward prescribing PrEP to prevent HIV found that those who already prescribe it do not see widespread increases in risky sexual behavior among their patients as a result.

Protecting You from Landslides, Mosquito-borne Viruses and Nuclear Waste: Government Workers on the Forefront of Science and Leadership Win Arthur S. Flemming Awards

April 18, 2017

There are myriad threats in the world, and the winners of this year’s Arthur S. Flemming Awards are working on new and novel ways to protect the public.