Media Contacts

Office of Media Relations
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Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006

Phone: 202-994-6460
Fax: 202-994-9025
E-mail: [email protected]


News Releases

Americans Confident in Future Despite Believing Country Is on Wrong Track, New Survey Finds

September 18, 2020

Most American voters have confidence in the future of the United States, even though a large majority believes the country is heading down the wrong track, according to a new survey from the GW Society of Presidential Pollsters.

GW Disinformation Institute Joins Project to Monitor Political Facebook Ads

September 17, 2020

The GW Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics (IDDP) helped launch a new media tool from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The NYU Ad Observatory allows reporters, researchers, thought leaders, policy makers and the general public to easily analyze political ads on Facebook ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections.

George Washington University Launches Novel COVID-19 Testing Protocol

September 17, 2020

Media Contacts:
Kathy Fackelmann, [email protected], 202-309-5291 

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Ancient Earthquake May Have Caused Destruction of Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri

September 11, 2020

A team of Israeli and American researchers funded by grants from the National Geographic Society and the Israel Science Foundation has uncovered new evidence that an earthquake may have caused the destruction and abandonment of a flourishing Canaanite palatial site about 3,700 years ago.

Unionized Nursing Homes Had Fewer COVID-19 Deaths, New Study Finds

September 10, 2020

Nursing homes where employees were unionized had a 30% lower COVID-19 mortality rate than those without organized staffs, according to a GW-led study.

Vaccine Proponents and Opponents are Vectors of Misinformation Online

September 09, 2020

Researchers from the George Washington University, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University assessed content from the most active vaccine-related accounts on Twitter and found that even accounts with pro-vaccination views and higher public health credibility can be vectors of misinformation in the highly uncertain and rapidly changing environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Surgical Tools with Smart Sensors Can Advance Cardiac Surgery and Therapy

September 07, 2020

Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system that could dramatically improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of cardiac diseases and conditions.

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Changing Landscapes, Changing Diets

August 25, 2020

A new study led by Enquye Negash, a postdoctoral researcher in the George Washington University Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents dietary shifts in herbivores that lived between 1-3 million years ago in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley.

GW Launches Presidential Prediction Project for 2020 Battleground States

August 11, 2020

A new election prediction model will use Twitter data, which measures the pulse of public conversations about campaign politics, to improve predictions of a model using polling and other fundamental data. Researchers at the GW Graduate School of Political Management will apply the novel technique to forecasts of 12 battleground states and publish projection updates every two weeks on Tuesdays until the election on Nov. 3.

Frodo, a chimpanzee from Gombe National Park

For Chimpanzees, Salt and Pepper Hair Not a Marker of Old Age

July 14, 2020

A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE by researchers at the George Washington University found graying hair is not indicative of a chimpanzee’s age.

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“Knock Codes” For Smartphone Security Are Easily Predicted, Researchers Say

July 14, 2020

Timothy Pierce (GW): [email protected], 202-994-5647

GW Launches Tech-Focused MBA Program with DHS

July 13, 2020

The GW School of Business will launch a new Master of Business Administration degree focused on security technology transition, under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The program is part of a new DHS Center of Excellence, which the GW School of Business will lead.

GW Announces Launch of ‘ISIS Files’ Public Digital Repository

June 30, 2020

GW launched its ISIS Files repository, a virtual public repository features a selection of the 15,000 digitized pages from the documents collected in Iraq by New York Times journalist Rukmini Callimachi and a team of Iraqi translators.

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Strainoptronics: A New Way to Control Photons

June 22, 2020

Timothy Pierce: [email protected], 202-994-5647

GW Experts Available to Discuss the Supreme Court Ruling on DACA

June 18, 2020

The George Washington University has faculty available to provide opinions, expertise and commentary on a variety of topics related to today’s SCOTUS ruling that the Trump administration may not proceed with its plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.